Within this bay the salvages say there are two rivers: one whereof we saw having a fair entrance but we had no time to discover it.
Later comes Johnson, who in his Wonder-Working Providence in describing Charlestown, tells of the pleasant and navigable river of Mistick, using the name that Governor Winthrop wrotevel plains.
He knew nothing of its tributary streams, nor yet of the territory through which they flowed, but his contemporaries soon learned something of it.
Johnson, whom we have already quoted, describes Woburn (Charlestown village) thus, as
the highest of the yet peopled land neere upon the head springs of many confider
Since the preparation of this article there came to us in an exchange an interesting article concerning the name of the upper river that the earliest historian, Johnson, called the first rise of the Mistick, which we reproduce as pertinent to this subject.
We do not, however, think that the Indians of this valley or locality, th