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7. These statistics would seem to show that residence in Waltham is conducive to longevity, while to be born there, especially of one of the original families, is to secure a better than an average chance for a long life. In the war of 1812 Waltham was equally as ready as in the Revolution, and as prompt to meet every requisition for men and money for the national defence, and, in addition to the compensation paid by the government, the town generously rewarded its own soldiers. Historical Address, July 4, 1876, by Josiah Rutter. So loyal were the people to the government that fifty-five As appears from two certificates among the town records, one bearing date October 12, 1813, containing 49 names, and another dated two days later containing 6 names, both signed by John Bright, Uriah Hagar, and Thomas Miller, committee, and addressed to the town clerk as the law required. members of Mr. Ripley's church (The Frst Church) seceded and organized themselves into the Second Rel