e recorder, whose specialty was the church records, and the Precinct births, baptisms, marriages and deaths.
The records by Rev. Dr. Fiske cover forty years (1788-1828). Care has been taken to make proper reference in the text to two valuable recent publications—those of Rev. Dr. Paige and Thomas B. Wyman—from which important facts have been derived.
Reference is also made to these works when further information on the subject may there be obtained.
The author is greatly indebted to John B. Russell, Esq., a native of the town, now of New Jersey, for many important and interesting statements and reminiscences.
He is also under obligations to Mr. B. D. Locke, the present Town Clerk of Arlington, for favors granted in the examination of Records in his possession.
The genealogical portion of the work is mainly confined to the families who had a residence here in the times of the Precinct, and is as complete and accurate as the greatest labor and care could make it.
eamble and recommendations at town meeting April 29, 1861, 166
Precinct expenses, 32, 33, 101, 103, 110
Preservers of fish first chosen, 122
Primary School Districts, 164
Prudential Committee reduced from five to three, 32; School Committee, 140
Public meeting, in 1861, on account of the war impending, 166, 156; Feb. 22, 1862, 167
Randolph's attempt to get possession of land near Spy Pond, 9
Reading and Writing School, 22
Reminiscences of military affairs, &c., by J. B. Russell, 122, 128-130, 133, 134, 136
Resignation of Rev. Dr. Fiske, 117, 118; of Rev. Mr. Hedge, 117, 118
Resolution not to invite the Rev. George Whitefield to preach in the pulpit here and in other pulpits, 33
Resolutions of sympathy and greeting to Major A. S. Ingalls, and others, July 22, 1862, 157; on Washington J. Lane, April 4, 1864, 158, 169; relative to the alarming crisis in public affairs in 1809, 128
Revolutionary tea, 48, 49
Road from Watertown line to Cooke's mills (