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bring them into town every evening. If the main had been an uncouth wilderness, like the country farther back, or even an unbroken forest, the poor cows and goats would have suffered as much from the lack of proper food as did their owners in the first hard year after their arrival. But we have abundant testimony in the early records that the cattle did thrive marvelously well. Still more conclusive is the fact that in 1637 a large tract of land lying between the Winter Hill road, now Broadway, and Cambridge was divided into rights of pasturage, and after this the main was called the common. But the destruction of the forest was so great that it was early necessary to take steps to prevent the needless waste of trees, and in 1636 it was voted in town meeting that a fine of 5 shillings be imposed for every tree felled and not cut up. But several years later, when one Willoughby was building a ship, the town, to encourage the enterprise, gave him liberty to take timber from the
itful zones of the equator. To-day the descendants of the English are building the canal, for the commerce of the world and the blessing of mankind, through the territory the others have held in possession four centuries. During the closing quarter of the first century of Charlestown's history, that portion of her territory now Somerville had sparsely settled on its two highways, the road to Cambridge and Boston, now Washington street in our city, and the road to Medford and Woburn, now Broadway. A few farmers dwelt on the road to Cambridge, while quite a cluster of dwellings stood on the higher ground, through which the Medford road ran. Among these was the residence of Samuel Phipps, town clerk of Charlestown, who died suddenly in February, 1731. He was a grandson of Solomon Phipps, the carpenter, and a nephew of Samuel Phipps, the recorder. His father was a son of the carpenter, Joseph Phipps, and his mother, Mary Kettell. Samuel was born 1696, town clerk 1726, and died 173
, 26, 38, 77, 79, 80, 81, 83, 86, 87. Boston Branch Library, 65. Boston Club, The, 2. Boston & Maine R. R., 78. Bowers, Hannah, 87. Bowers, Jerathmeel, 87. Boylston, Sarah, 89. Brackenbury, Annie (Anderson), 80. Brackenbury, John, 80. Brackenbury, Katherine, 80. Bradley, Mary, 80. Breed, Eben, 21. Breed, Captain, Eben, 82, 84. Breed, Ebenezer, 85. Breed's Island, 84. Breed, John, 84, 85. Brenton's Farms, 86. Bridge, Matthew, 44, 63. Brigden, Michael, 82, 84. Broadway, Somerville, 6, 18, 80, 81. Bromfield, John, 40. Brookline, Mass.. 1. Brooklyn, The, 51. Brown, Miss, Ann, 93. Bryant, William Cullen, 11. Buchanan, J., Esq., 72. Buchtel College, 2. Buck, Lieutenant-Colonel, 55. Bunch of Grapes Tavern, 86. Bunker, 79. Bunker, Abigail, 89. Bunker, Captain, Benjamin, 89. Bunker Hill, 17, 84. 89. Burlington, Mass., 77. Butler. General, 27, 31, 32, 49, 51, 52, 53, 55. Call, Caleb, 21, 89. Call, Elizabeth (Croswell), 89. Call, Jonathan