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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 148 0 Browse Search
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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 6 0 Browse Search
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. 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 2 0 Browse Search
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nts, Feb. 3, 1631-2, that there should be three scoore pounds levyed out of the several plantations within the lymitts of this pattent towards the makeing of a pallysadoe aboute the newe towne. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 93. Dr. Holmes, writing in 1800 (Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 9), says: This fortification was actually made; and the fosse which was then dug around the town is, in some places, visible to this day. It commenced at Brick Wharf (originally called Windmill Hill) and ran along the nort within itselfe, till of late yeares some few stragling houses have been built: the Liberties of this Town have been inlarged of late in length, reaching from the most Northerly part of Charles River to the most Southerly part of Merrimack River. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XIII. 137. This description, however, does not comprehend the whole territory then belonging to Cambridge; for both Brighton and Newton are wholly on the southerly side of Charles River. The portion of Dedham, which now consti
e, being in form like a list cut off from the broad-cloth of the two forenamed towns, where this wandering race of Jacobites gathered the eighth church of Christ. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XIII. 136. Notwithstanding it was agreed that all the assistants should build at the New Town in the spring of 1631, it does not appear that Dr. Holmes says, the Deputy Governor (Dudley), Secretary Bradstreet, and other principal gentlemen, in the spring of 1631, commenced the execution of the plan. Coll. Mass. Hist Soc., VII. 7. No list of inhabitants is found until after the Braintree company arrived in the summer of 1632, except this memorandum on the title-page enough able-bodied men to be specially included in an order of court passed July 26, 1631, requiring a general training of soldiers in all the plantations. Mass. Coll. Rec., i. 90. Although the Governor and Assistants generally did not perform their agreement to make the New Town the place of their permanent residence, they
inserted in brackets:— An agreement made by a general consent, for a monthly meeting. Imprimis, That every person undersubscribed shall [meet] every first Monday in every month, within [the] meeting house, in the afternoon, within half [an hour] after the ringing of the bell; It is observable that the hour of meeting was thus early announced by the ringing of the bell. Johnson represents that, in 1636, a drum was used, because the town had as yet no bell to call men to meeting. —Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XIV. 18. It seems unlikely that Mr. Hooker's company transported their bell, across the wilderness, to Connecticut, and the story perhaps was inaccurately reported to Johnson. The day of meeting was changed to the second Monday in the month, Oct. 1, 1639, because it was ordered by the General Court, to prevent the hindrance of the military company upon the first Monday in the month, that no other meetings should be appointed upon that day. and that every [one] that makes
was holden in this town. The people, on these occasions, assembled under an oak tree, which stood on the northerly side of the Common in Cambridge, a little west of the road leading to Lexington. The stump of it was dug up not many years since. —Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 9. This was probably the tree mentioned in a note to Hutchinson's Hist. Mass., i. 61: At the election in 1637, the party of Mr. Vane, fearing defeat, refused to proceed, until a certain petition had been read. Mr. Winthstrong bent of their spirits to remove out of the place where they were. Two such eminent stars, such as were Mr. Cotton and Mr. Hooker, both of the first magnitude, though of different influence, could not well continue in one and the same orb. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XV. 173. Again he says: A great number of the planters of the old towns, viz., Dorchester, Roxbury, Watertown, and Cambridge, were easily induced to attempt a removal of themselves and families upon the first opportunity offered
Court to appoint where and what building. Mass. Col. Rec., i. 183. President Quincy (Hist. Harv. Coll., i. 1), states that this foundation of the College was laid Sept. 8, 1636, overlooking the fact junior, leiftenant colonel: And the Governor for the time being shall be chief general. Mass. Coll. Rec., i. 186, 187. March 9, 1636-7. For Newetowne, Mr. George Cooke chosen captain; Mr. Wiay be said, without any wrong to others, the Lord by his ministry hath saved many hundred souls. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XVII. 27, 28. Nov. 20, 1637. For the College, the Governor, Mr. Winthrop638, Hugh Peter says: We have a printery here, and think to go to work with some special things. —Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXXVI. 99. The business of printing was conducted exclusively at Cambridgey Samuel Hall in 1775-76), until 1800, when a printing press was established by William Hilliard.—Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., VII. 19. During the present century, the printers of Cambridge have consta
amilies there settled within three years; otherwise the Court to dispose of it. About a year later this grant was renewed, with slight change of condition; and a final disposition was made of the affair, March 7, 1643-4: Shawshin is granted to Cambridge, without any condition of making a village there; and the land between them and Concord is granted them, all save what is formerly granted to the military company or others, provided the church and present elders continue at Cambridge. Mass. Coll. Rec., i. 306, 330; II. 62. The church and elders did remain; lands at Shawshine were soon afterwards assigned to individuals, thus relieving the supposed deficiency of accommodations; a competent number became resident proprietors and cultivators; and in 1655, Shawshine was incorporated as a separate town, called Billerica, which has since been shorn of its original dimensions by the incorporation of other towns. The grant of the Shawshine lands removed all reasonable doubt of sufficient
g us to that end. We humbly desire your honor will be pleased to assure his Majesty of the loyalty and good affection of his subjects here, they resting secure in their charter and his Majesty's gracious aspect towards them. Danforth Papers, in Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XVIII. 47, 48. This letter, manifesting the same spirit which was exhibited a hundred years afterwards,—personal loyalty to the King, but an unwillingness to submit to the arbitrary government of a Council or Parliament in isobedience by a vote of the Court not to appear, upon some reasons best known to themselves. These, with some few others of the same faction, keep the country in subjection and slavery, backed with the authority of a pretended charter. Hutch. Coll., p 499. To the Bishop of London he writes, May 29, 1682, I think I have so clearly layd downe the matter of fact, sent over their lawes and orders to confirme what I have wrote, that they cannot deny them: however, if commanded, I will readil
nty-eight tons. Among the papers in this case, remaining on file, is a deposition, to wit: John Jackson, aged about 25 years, testifieth that, being hired to work upon the two vessels (whereof William Carr was master-builder) in Cambridge, I wrought upon the said vessels about four months in the winter 1670, etc. Sworn April 2, 1672. These were probably the vessels mentioned in the Town Order, Nov. 14, 1670. They were small in size; but it appears from Randolph's narrative, Hutchinson's Coll. Papers, 496. written in 1676, that more than two thirds of all the vessels then owned in Massachusetts ranged from six tons to fifty tons. Feb. 18, 1658. The Town voted, That the Great Swamp lying within the bounds of this town, on the east side of Fresh Pond meadow and Winottomie Brook, shall be divided into particular allotments and propriety. March 23, 1662-3. Ordered, that if any man be convicted that his dog is used to pull off the tails of any beasts, and do not effectually re
en our address to those that are now supreme in England for pardon of so great an irruption, and for a favorable settlement under the sanction of royal authority. —Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXXV. 192. Three months later, writing to Rev. Increase Mather, then in London, he says:— I am deeply sensible that we have a wolf by the ea you can in this matter, that, if possible, the good intents of the people and their loyalty to the Crown of England may not turn to their prejudice. —Hutchinson's Coll. Papers, 568, 569. Yet he took the prominent position assigned to him, and manfully performed its duties for the space of three years, until Sir William Phips becow up their commissions than be active in disturbing the liberty of their majesties' subjects, merely on the accusations of these afflicted, possessed children. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., v. 74, 75. That Danforth, in common with almost all his contemporaries, believed in witchcraft, and considered witches justly obnoxious to puni<
ge. This day we dined in the woods. Pleasant descants were made upon the dining room: it was said that it was large, high, curiously hung with green; our dining place was also accommodated with the pleasancy of a murmuring rivulet. This day, some of our company saw a bear; but being near a thick swamp, he escaped our pursuit. Towards night we heard (I think) three guns; but we knew not who shot them. Our whole company come this day to Quaboag, about sundown, not long before nor after. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXXI. 102. The easterly section of this road is mentioned by Pemberton, under date of Sept. 30, 1783, in his manuscript Chronology, preserved in the library of the Mass. Hist. Society: A gentleman of this State remarks, that soon after the settlement of our Fathers at Boston, the persons appointed to explore the country, and lay out public roads did it as far as the bank by Mrs. Biglow in Weston, and reported that they had done it as far as they believed would ever be nec
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