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nd bread, for entertainment of strangers and the good of the town. The wife of this Andrew Belcher was sister of Thomas Danforth, the deputy-governor; their son, who also became mine host, was a member of the Council, and their grandson was Jonathan Belcher, royal governor of Massachusetts and of New Jersey. In 1671, at the northeast corner of Mount Auburn and Boylston streets, the first Belcher opened the famous Blue Anchor Tavern, which remained on that spot until 1737, when its sign was traBelcher opened the famous Blue Anchor Tavern, which remained on that spot until 1737, when its sign was transferred to a more commodious house on the west side of Boylston Street, nearly opposite the recent site of the post-office. In a parlor of the Blue Anchor, the selectmen of Cambridge used to hold their meetings, in which the carking cares of public business were pleasantly assuaged with cool punch in the summer months and fragrant flip in winter. The site of the worthy Belcher's first ordinary, before the Blue Anchor days, seems not to be known; and the more is the pity, for there we may b