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Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Ten Hills Farm, with Anecdotes and Reminiscences (search)
ou may rest assured they were not slow in accepting. On the death of Sir Robert Temple, the property came into the possession of Robert Temple, Jr., who retained it until after the Revolutionary war. The wile of Robert Temple, Jr., was the daughter of Governor Shirley. Ten Hills was the landing place of Gage's night expedition to seize the powder in the Province Magazine (Old Powder House) in September, 1774. The vicinity of Ten Hills was that chosen by Mike Martin for the robbery of Major Bray. It was near the Temple manor, on what is now known as Temple street, that the robbery took place. At the battle of Bunker Hill the Americans drove the English from the house (Sir Robert Temple was a Royalist), and when the Continentals fell back from Breed's hill, they made a stand at Ten Hills, but were obliged to retreat, and the British established themselves in the house, using the large east parlor as a stable for their horses, while the men and officers occupied the rest of the
rs, I.—33. Boston Light Infantry, I.—33. Boston, Siege of. I.—8, 23. Boston Street, III.—15, 17. Boston Tea Party, II.—28, 29. Bow Street, I.—24; III.—12, 13; IV.—30. Bowen, Sergeant, Nathan, II.—29. Bowman, Mrs. S. Z., II.—24. Brackenbury. William, III.—7. Brackett, Edward, I.—34, 35, 36; III.—23 to 25; IV.—28. Bradbury, Charles. III.—19. Bradbury House, III.—19. Brastow, Captain George O., I.—33, 34; III.—20, 23; IV.—22. Brastow School. III.—17. Bray, Major, robbery of, IV.—12. Breed's Hill, IV.—13. Brick Bottom, III.—18. Brickmakers on Medford Turnpike, 1842, II.—16. 17. Brickmakers. the last of the, II.—20. Brickmaking, II.—16. 17. Brickmaking, materials for, II.—17. Brighton Street, III.—15. Bridge, Cambridge, II.—10. Bridge, Charlestown, II.—8, 10. Bridge, Essex, II.—8. Bridge, Maiden, II.—8, 16. Bridge, London, II.—8. Bridges, Ferryman, I.