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is now located, at first sometimes called Sir Richard Saltonstall's plantation, but named Waterton It is ordered that Trimountaine shall be called Boston; Mattapan, Dorchester; and the towne upon Charles Ryuer, Waterton. [Margin] Water Toune.—Mass. Rec., 1.75. The Indian name of Watertown was Pequusset, retained for a long time in the names Pequusset Common and Pequusset Meadow. It was sometimes corruptly written Pigsgusset and even Pigs go suck. by the Court of Assistants, on the 7th of September, the second meeting held after their arrival in the colony, which is considered the date of the incorporation of the Town. The name was doubtless given from the fact, stated by many of the early writers, that it was well watered. Johnson Wand Work. Prov., 1653, chap. 28. calls it a fruitful plot of large extent, watered with many pleasant springs, and rivulets, running like rivers throughout her body. Josselyn in his Two Voyages, 1663, and Dunton in his Letters from New England, 1