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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
estate. We knew the place where two negroes were legally put to death in 1755 for the crime of petty treason in murdering their master, the one being hanged, the other burned to death. We knew that two of the regicides took refuge in Cambridge after the death of Charles I., and it was preserved in our memories through a curious oath By Goffe-Whalley then extant among Cambridge boys, but now vanished. We knew the spot where stood the oak tree, on the north side of the common, where the Rev. John Wilson, first minister of Boston and a portly man, climbed the tree on Election Day, in 1637, and exhorted the people to vote for Governor Winthrop and not for Harry Vane. We read in a book by a Cambridge woman, Mrs. Hannah Winthrop, the horrors of that midnight cry, as she calls it, when all the women and children of Cambridge were awakened by drums and bells on the night before the battle of Lexington; when they were bidden to take refuge at Fresh Pond, away from the redcoats' line of ma
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
5. Tuckerman, H. T., 172. Tudor, William, 44. Tufts, Henry, 30. Underwood, F. H., 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 87. Vane, Harry, 19. Vassall family, 22, 79, 148. Vassall, Mrs., John, 151. Vassall, Col., Henry, 150. Vassall, Col., John, 150, 151. Vassall, Mrs., Penelope, 150, 151. Voltaire, F. M. A. de, 124. Walker, S. C., 113. Ware family, 15. Ware, Rev., Henry, 157. Ware, John, 157. Ware, William, 50. Washington, George, 56. Wasson, Rev. D. A., 104. Weiss, Rev., John, 104. Welde, Rev., Thomas, 7. Wells, William, 150. Wendell, Miss, Sally, 75. Wheeler, C. S., 140. Whipple, E. P., 35. Whittier, J. G., 67, 70, 107, 136. Wigglesworth, Rev., Edward, 8. Wild, Jonathan, 165. Wilkinson, Prof. W. C., 189. Willis, N. P., 33, 173. Wilson, Rev., John, 19. Winthrop, Hannah, 19. Winthrop, Gov., John, 3, 4, 19. Winthrop, Prof., John, 13. Woodberry, Prof. G. E., 70. Worcester, Dr. J. E., 51. Young, Edward, (Latin translaion of Night thoughts ), 12. Zola, Emile, 95.