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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 2 0 Browse Search
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ially if Danford, Goggin, and Newell, magistrates, and Cooke, Hutchinson and Fisher, members of their late General Court and great opposers of the honest Governor and majestrates, be sent for to appeare before his Majesty; till which time this country will always be a shame as well as inconveniency to the government at home. Ibid., 532. Soon afterwards, June 14, 1682, he writes to the Earl of Clarendon, His Majesties quo warranto against their charter, and sending for Thomas Danforth, Samuel Nowell, a late factious preacher and now a magistrate, and Daniel Fisher and Elisha Cooke, deputies, to attend and answer the articles of high misdemeanures I have now exhibited against them in my papers sent Mr. Blaithwait per Capt. Foy, will make the whole faction tremble. Ibid., 535. During these distresses of the colony, says Hutchinson in 1681, there were two parties subsisting in the government, both of them agreed in the importance of the charter privileges, but differing in opini
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown Schools in the 18th century. (search)
of the poor had some slight attention, but the ‘youth,’ the sons of the better class, whether they knew it or not, formed a privileged order in the community. As yet there was no real democratic equality in educational matters, and no free schools in the modern acceptation of the term. A list of those accredited to Charlestown, who graduated from Harvard College previous to 1701, may prove interesting. (From Bartlett's Address, 1813.) Comfort Starr, 1647,Nathaniel Cutler, 1663, Samuel Nowell, 1653,Alexander Nowell, 1664, Joshua Long, 1653 (?),Daniel Russell, 1669, Thomas Greaves, 1656,Isaac Foster, 1671, Zechariah Symmes, 1657,Samuel Phipps, 1671, Zechariah Brigden, 1657,Nicholas Morton, 1686, Benjamin Bunker, 1658,Nicholas Lynde, 1690, Joseph Lord, 1691. A personal examination of the town records shows that from the opening of this century, almost without exception thereafter, the inhabitants of Charlestown, in town meeting assembled, discussed the welfare of the