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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.,
January 15, 1738
January 15, 1738. ON December 14, 1737, William Browne, Deacon William Brown was much respected, and intrusted very often with Municipal and Church affairs of Watertown and Waltham.—Bond. Daniel Benjamin, Daniel Benjamin, Jr., trader, was a Selectman of Watertown 1735, '36, and '37; Selectman of Waltham, 1748, '39, '40, '42; Assessor many times from 1738 to 1752.—Bond. and Samuel Livermore, in the Behalf of themselves, and other Inhabitants of the West Precinct in Watertown, presente
tham. His Excellency the Governour, J. Belcher, was pleased to give His Confent to the Enacting the Bill, and in the record the name Waltham of the new town is printed for the first time on this date.
On January 3rd, it was Ordered, That Mr. William Browne, one of the principal Inhabitants of the new Town taken out of Watertown by this Court in their prefent fitting, be and hereby is fully authorized and impowred to assemble and convene the qualified Voters there in some suitable Place to ele