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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 314 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 192 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 108 12 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 68 16 Browse Search
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 46 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 42 0 Browse Search
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. 37 1 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 36 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 27 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 24 0 Browse Search
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tants, had agreed to build a town fortified upon the neck, between Roxbury and Boston, Dec. 6, 1630; but, for several reasons, they abandonedn we should retire thereinto. So after divers meetings at Boston, Roxbury, and Watertown, on the twenty-eighth of December, we grew to this , and did not return. Nowell remained at Charlestown; Pynchon, at Roxbury; Ludlow, at Dorchester; and Coddington, at Boston. Endicott and Sppointed for the court at New Town. Soon afterwards he removed to Roxbury, were he died July 31, 1653. Simon Bradstreet was an Assistant fruel Dudley was doubtless here also. Daniel Denison came here from Roxbury. Anthony Colby, Garrad Haddon, and Joseph Reading, were of Bostonr, however, a highway was early established, called the highway to Roxbury, from a point opposite to the College Wharf, in the general directasterly portion of Brighton to Brookline. Frequent reference is also made, in the early records, to the highway from Watertown to Roxbury.
ns in New England, having many fair structures, with many handsome contrived streets. The inhabitants, most of them, are very rich, and well stored with cattle of all sorts, having many hundred acres of land paled in with general fence, which is about a mile and a half long, which secures all their weaker cattle from the wild beasts. Boston edition, p. 45. The prosperity of the inhabitants seems not to have been overstated. Of the general tax imposed by the Court, Oct. 1, 1633, Boston, Roxbury, Charlestown, Watertown, and New Town were assessed alike,—forty-eight pounds; Dorchester was the only town in the colony which was required to pay a larger sum,—eighty pounds. In March, 1636, the share of New Town, in a tax of three hundred pounds, was forty-two pounds, when no other town was assessed more than thirty-seven pounds ten shillings. After this meeting on the seventh of January, no other is recorded until Aug. 5, 1633; from which date there is a consecutive record of the mo
ussion, intimates what that pressure was: The impulsive cause, as wise men deemed and themselves did not altogether conceal, was the strong 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; which was not a little advanced by the fame and interest of Mr. Hooker, whose worth and abilities had no small influence upon the people of the towns forementioned. Ibid., XVI. 305, 306. The opinion thus expressed by Hubbard, was adopted by Hutchinson, nearly a hundred years later: Mr. Hooker and Mr. Cotton were deservedly in high esteem; some of the principal
o town, especially on Lecture-days. Winthrop tells us, in 1634,— It being found that the four Lectures did spend too much time, and proved overburden — some to the ministers and people, the ministers, with the advice of the magistrates, and with the consent of their congregations, did agree to reduce them to two days, viz.: Mr. Cotton one Thursday, or the 5th day of the week, and Mr. Hooker at New Town the next 5th day; and Mr. Warham at Dorchester one 4th day of the week, and Mr. Welde at Roxbury, the next 4th day. This arrangement was not effectual; for Winthrop adds five years later, in 1639, there were so many Lectures now in the country, and many poor persons would usually resort to two or three in the week, to the great neglect of their affairs, and the damage of the public, etc. The General Court attempted to correct the evil; but the Elders, or Pastors of Churches, manifested such a keen jealousy of their rights, that the attempt was abandoned, and all evidence of it was sup
fied and declared their good content and satisfaction they took and had in the present government in church and commonwealth, with their resolution to be assisting to and encouraging the same, and humbly desiring all means might be used for the continuance and preservation thereof: and at the same time and the next day several petitions of like nature from Wooborne, Dorchester, Redding, Chelmsford, Concord, Billirrikey, Boston, Dedham, and Meadfield, and also one from several inhabitants of Roxbury, all which are on file. Mass. Col. Rec., IV. (ii.) 136, 137. The Cambridge petition, for some reason, has been removed from the Massachusetts Archives to the Judicial Court Files for Suffolk County, in the Court House, Boston. The Cambridge petition is here inserted, partly on account of its patriotic spirit, and partly to preserve the list of names appended to it:— To the honoured Generall Court of Massachusetts Colonie. The humble representation of the inhabitants of the towne
vernor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, arrived in Boston, Oct. 4, 1716, and on the 15th day of the same month commenced a journey to New Hampshire. Instead of crossing the ferry to Charlestown, he passed out of Boston over the neck, through Roxbury and Brookline, to Cambridge Great Bridge. The commencement of his journey, and the manner of his reception in Cambridge, are described in the Boston News Letter, October 22, 1716: On Monday last, the 15th current, his Excellency, our Governor, Representative for the town of Billerica, being taken sick of the small-pox, while the General Assembly was sitting there, is since dead, and was interred on Monday last, the 5th instant. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Court was adjourned to meet at Roxbury on the next Wednesday. Again, in 1752, the small-pox caused the cessation of study in College from April 22 until Sept. 2; and the corporation voted, May 4, that there be no public Commencement this year, and in October voted to have no winte
ees to send it back to Europe. Whether any Cambridge men participated in this final act, or not, it is reasonably certain that they assisted in the preliminary measures. Hutchinson says, the Committees of Correspondence of the towns of Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Brookline, and Cambridge, united, and held their meetings daily, or by short adjournments, in Faneuil Hall, or one of the rooms belonging to it, and gave such directions as they thought proper. Two of the other vessels with tea arrentlemen dismounted their horses and returned to the body. But Mr. Hallowell did not entirely escape, as one gentleman of a small stature pushed on before the general body, and followed Hallowell, who made the best of his way till he got into Roxbury, where Mr.——overtook and stopped him in his chaise. Hallowell snapped his pistols at him, but could not disengage himself from him till he quitted the chaise and mounted his servant's horse, on which he drove into Boston with all the speed he c
l (or Craigie's) Bridge. Prison Point Bridge. River Street Bridge. Western Avenue Bridge. Brookline Bridge. all the Bridges become free. public avenues. Sharp contest in regard to Mount Auburn and Cambridge streets. important legal principle first established in the trial and decision of this contest It has already been stated in chapter v., that a ferry was established in 1635 across Charles River (at the foot of Dunster Street), from which there was a road through Brookline and Roxbury to Boston. The only other feasible route to Boston was through Charlestown, and across a ferry near Copp's Hill. Desiring to avoid the inconvenience and peril of a ferry, the inhabitants of Cambridge consented, Nov. 10, 1656, to pay each one their proportion of a rate to the sum of 2001. towards the building a bridge over Charles River, upon condition the same may be effected without further charge to the town. A place for the bridge was selected, at the foot of Brighton Street; but the
ied very penitent. After execution, the body of Mark was brought down to Charlestown Common, and hanged in chains on a gibbet erected there for that purpose. Dr. Increase Mather, in his diary, printed in the first volume of the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, page 320, says that on the 22d of September, 1681, there were three persons executed in Boston,—an Englishman for a rape; a negro man for burning a house at Northampton; and a negro woman who burnt two houses at Roxbury, July 12, in one of which a child was burnt to death. The negro woman was burnt to death, —the first that has suffered such a death in New England. It is devoutly to be hoped that the woman who thus expiated her crime at Cambridge, in 1755, was the last that has suffered such a death in New England. Ye have the poor with you always; and the judicious relief of their wants is an important but often a very perplexing duty. For several years, as will be related in chapter XV., the church
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
print. On Monday I assay'd again for Newton; but 'twas now also in vain. Nobody had been from Cambr. & there was lodg'd there Mr. Gerrish, Rogers, Fitch, Blowers, Prescot, Whiting, Chevers, & some others. Mr. Gerrish preach'd 23 Numb. 10, Mr. Rgs beg. with prayer. Mr. Fitch beg. in ye aft'n. Mr. Blow. preach'd 2 Ez. 5 ult. clause. At Boston wr lodg'd as prisoners Mr. Sheph. Loring, Barnard, Holyoke, Porter, &c. I ordered my horse over ye ferry to Bostn yesterday, designing to try Roxbury way—but was so discorag'd by gentlemen in town, especially by ye Govr. wt whom I din'd yt I was going to put up my horse and tarry till Thursd. & as I was going to do it I met Cap. Prentice, Sam. Jacks. [Samuel Jackson] Stowell, &c. come down on purpose to break ye way & conduct me home—wc yy kindly did & thro favor safely, last night; but wt such difficulty yt I design not down tomorrow. Thoa ye Dr's mind, he told me yesterday run much on a thaw—his text tomorrow ∧ 47, 18. They were af
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