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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 0 Browse Search
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eet and a line extended in the same direction northerly to Charlestown (now Somerville), and southerly to the river, were incorporated as the Cambridgeport Parish; and Feb. 2, 1809, the proprietors (reserving private ownership of pews) conveyed to the Parish the meeting-house and lot, containing two acres, together with a parsonage lot at the northeasterly corner of Harvard and Prospect streets. By an Act passed March 4, 1809, Rufus Davenport, Henry Hill, Samuel May, Elijah Davenport, Pliny Cutler, and their associates, were incorporated as the Cambridgeport manufactory, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and sea-salt; and they were further authorized, Feb. 27, 1813, to manufacture printing-types and other articles usually manufactured in chemical laboratories. I find no trace, however, of the establishment of such a manufactory. While the measures adopted for the improvement of Cambridgeport were in the full tide of successful experiment, a similar enterprise was undertak