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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 0 Browse Search
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was termed, completed October 6, 1738, gives the tax £ 3,521 11s. 0d., and 144 polls at 3s 3d., £ 16 18s. 0d. new tenor. Thomas Hammond and John Cutting were each taxed for a slave. On the Province Rates of the same year there are 151 names, 119 residents and 32 non-residents; 87 residents being taxed on real estate. On the back of this list it mentions:—Trapilow pays £ 60 0s. 6d.; out of £ 323 9s. 1d. Samuel Parkhurst paid the highest tax, next David Mead, Lieutenant Thomas Biglow, David Benjamin, and Deacon Thomas Livermore. March 6, 1734, the second article in the warrant for the precinct meeting was considering the Difficultys of the Reverand Mr. Williams for want of a Servant, to know their minds whether they will Grant him a sum of money to Purchus him a Negro Boy, but it was not passed, from motives of economy probably. In 1742, the Selectmen agreed to have a pair of Curtains at 2 of the Meeting-house windows to prevent the sun shining in Mr. Williams's Eye and hurting <