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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 0 Browse Search
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rest of which was to be annually distributed to the Poor of the Parish by the Ministers and Deacons. The First Church appointed trustees of the fund, which in 1732 was £ 282 6s. 4d., and in 1747 was increased to £ 300, and the income was regularly given to the poor of the parish, until about 1832, when the Rev. Samuel Ripley ... took or borrowed the Fund and gave his note for the same, as follows:— Waltham, Oct. 1, 1832. For value recd. I promise to pay Mess. Jonas Viles, Nathan Sanderson, junr., and Jacob Lawrence, or their successors in office, or order, the sum of Three hundred and forty dollars, being the money left to the church by the Will of Ann Mills for the use of the Poor of the church with interest on demand. Samuel Ripley. Attest, Leonard Lawrence. When the First Church dissolved in 1840, Mr. Ripley became anxious to rid himself of the Ann Mills Fund, and, after repeated consultations upon the subject with his friends, consulted the late Hon. Samuel