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desired to secede from the United States, Dec. 20, 1785

Has become a great summer resort, 1880

Navy Yard

ground ceded to the United States, 1800

Neck lands

by the great highway next Roxburie, 1634

Had a gate and a stile (near Dover street), Nov. 12, 1634

Road fenced on each side, Feb., 1722

Road thoroughly repaired, Oct., 1767

A man and a team frozen to death there, Dec. 27, 1778

Great improvements made, 1830

Good sleighing and horse racing there, Jan., 1844

Nearly covered with dwellings, 1855

Has become a compact part of the City, 1880

Negroes and Indians

sold as slaves in Boston, 1650

Sold as slaves at auction, in Boston, 1711

1,514 living in town, 1742

Advertised for sale, 1772

Made street scavengers, by General Howe, 1775

Advertised for sale in Boston, 1776

Made freemen by Massachusetts Bill of Rights, 1780

Negro Hill

at West Boston, became a nuisance, 1808

A rival with Ann street in rowdyism, 1822

Renovated by Mayor Quincy, 1826


Boston, land lying west of Beacon Hill, 1800

Comers, to be looked after once a month, 1690

Style of reckoning time; the year begins Jan. 1, 1752

The time set back 14 days, 1752


first licensed to sell newspapers, June 30, 1846

Reading-room for the boys, Bromfield street, Dec. 25, 1879


The News letter, published in Boston, Apr. 24, 1704

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