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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. 3 1 Browse Search
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s, exchanging a bass for a bisket-cake, and were very friendly unto us. ... I think we were not above ten in number. We had not been there many days, (although by our diligence we had got up a kind of shelter to save our goods in), but we had orders to come away from that place, (which was about Watertown), unto a place called Mattapan (now Dorchester So named because several of the settlers came from a town of that name in England, and also in honour of the minister of that place, the Rev. Mr. White.), because there was a neck of land fit to keep our cattle on. Clap's Memoirs, p. 21. Tradition says that the steep bank where they landed was near the place where the U. S. arsenal now stands. The name of Dorchester was transferred to the land which they occupied during their brief stay, and a writer as late as 1827 says a pasture in the vicinity was called Dorchester fields. A fortnight later, less than a week after his arrival, Winthrop, with a small party, went to Mattachu
wned by Samuel Garfield, located at what was called Hell's Mouth, up among the hills between Stony Brook Mills, at the end of Weston Street, and Mr. Amasa Harrington's on South Street. It was taken down and removed to the land of Jacob Gale (now Banks's), opposite the junction of South and Weston Streets. Jacob Garfield afterwards bought it and used it as a carpenter's shop for a while, and then converted it into a residence. Newton Street was voted March 3, 1755, upon the petition of Steven White and others, to run from the Main Road to the river, crossing Beaver Brook near the river by a bridge. In 1759 some alteration was made in the road near the river, on land of Jonas Dix and Richard Cutting, His grandson, Uriah Cutting. Jr., was a noted man in Boston, extensively engaged in real estate transactions, and distinguished for projecting and carrying out very important public improvements. He was the chief mover in opening Broad, Cornhlil, Brattle, and other Streets in Bost