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the old powder-house, still standing, at Medford, and removed it to Castle William, now Fort Independence, in Boston Harbor. A detachment also went to Old Cambridge and carried off two fieldpieces. These proceedings caused great indignation, and on the following day more than two thousand men of Middlesex assembled here to consult in regard to this insult to the people. From the Common they marched to the court-house in Harvard Square, and compelled three councilors, Oliver, Danforth, and Lee, and the high sheriff of the county, to resign their offices. On June 16, 1775, orders were given for one thousand men to parade at six o'clock in the evening on the Common, with packs and blankets, and provisions for twenty-four hours, together with all the intrenching tools in the Cambridge camp. That night, Colonel William Prescott, clad in a simple uniform, with a blue coat and three-cornered hat, took command. The men were drawn up in line and marched to the small common on Holmes P
id it, so must you. Another has a similar inscription to John Stearns, died August 22, 1775, aged 23 years. The mound, on the Garden Street side, incloses tombs of once prominent families, that of Deacon Gideon Frost, Deacon Josiah Moore, Major Jonas Wyeth, and probably of Israel Porter, of the Blue Anchor Hostelry. Opposite, in the centre of the grounds, is the most prominent tomb, with this inscription, and many more lines of obituary:— In this tomb are deposited the remains of Thomas Lee, Esquire, a native of Great Britain, but for many years a citizen of America. death released him from his sufferings May 26th, 1797, in the 60th year of his age. Near the front boundary is a brick monument, covered with a massive stone block, on which is cut:— Here lyeth interred ye body of Major-General Gookin, aged 75 years, who departed this life ye 19th of March, 1686-7. The tomb probably contains the remains of his family, including his son, the Rev. Nathaniel Gookin. General Gookin
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land procured for the Botanic Garden in 1818, nearly all still remains in the possession of the college, the missing area having been taken for widening streets. Across Garden Street from the Botanic Garden more than 600,000 feet of land were bought between 1841 and 1886 for the purposes of the Observatory; but nearly one half of that area was subsequently sold. The land on which College House now stands was acquired in six parcels between 1772 and 1806, one parcel having been devised by Judge Lee, and the others having been bought. The acquisition of land by the President and Fellows has been going on gradually all through the existence of the institution, but with different degrees of activity. The first lands acquired were the western part of the College Yard and the lots near Holyoke and Dunster streets. The enlargement of the College Yard to the eastward was the next object; and then came the extensions to the north, namely, the Memorial Hall delta, the Old Gymnasium delta,
repeat, but to which they respectfully solicit the attention of the inhabitants in general. They indulge the hope that by the cooperation and liberality of their fellow townsmen the institution may be so matured as to embrace such further improvements as experience may suggest. Besides the names already mentioned, we find among the early members, as we run down the list for the first thirty years: J. Mellen, Esq., A. Craigie, Esq., James Munroe, Sidney Willard, William Hilliard, Esq., Thomas Lee, Esq., Samuel Child, Jr., Charles Folsom, Esq., Hon. Joseph Story, Stephen Higginson, Esq., Dr. F. J. Higginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richards
ys, 211, 212. Kindergartens, 206, 217. Kingsley, Chester W., 118 n., 120. Knights of Pythias: St. Omer Lodge, 292; American Lodge, 292; Uniform Rank Garnett Division, 292; Henry Highland Garnett Lodge, 292. Knox, General, 51. Labor-market, 315. Lake View Avenue, 116. Langdon, President, prayer of, 49. Law Enforcement Association, 92. Lawrence becomes a city, 54. Lechmere Bank, 303. Lechmere Point Corporation, 30; erects county buildings at East Cambridge, 30. Lee, Joseph, appointed mandamus councilor, 23; determines not to serve, 28. Lexington, formerly Cambridge Farms, 9; church formed at, 23. Library. See Public Library. Life in Cambridge Town, 35-42. Literary Life in Cambridge, 67-71. Little Cambridge, 9. See Third Parish and Brighton. Longfellow, H. W., 69, 70. Longfellow Garden, the, 69. Longfellow Memorial Association, property exempt from taxation, 320. Lovering, Professor, 76. Lowell, J. R., 35, 37; his playful p