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ted, Feb. 27, 1807, under the name of West Cambridge,
Mass. Spec. Laws, IV. 88. which name was changed to Arlington, April 20, 1867.
Ibid., XII. 244.
The inhabitants of the territory left on the south side of Charles River petitioned to be made a separate precinct, as early as 1748, and renewed their petition, from time to time, until April 2, 1779, when they were authorized to bring in a bill to incorporate them as an ecclesiastical parish, excepting Samuel Sparhawk, John Gardner, Joanna Gardner, and Moses Griggs, and their estates.
Mass. Prov. Rec., XXXIX. 213. This was styled the Third Parish, or Little Cambridge.
The whole territory south of Charles River was incorporated, under the name of Brighton, Feb. 24, 1837.
Mass. Spec. Laws, IV. 70.
By an act approved May 21, 1873, Brighton was annexed to Boston,—the annexation to take full effect on the first Monday in January, 1874.
By the incorporation of West Cambridge and Brighton, which was the result of an amicable agre