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Balloon

sent up from the Green Dragon Tavern, Union street, Nov. 1, 1790

Ascension from the Common by Durant, July 31, 1834

Ascension from the Common by Lauriatt, July 4, 1835

Ascensions became common on Independence days, July 4, 1854


Banished

from the town, several knaves and harlots, Mar. 4, 1630

Roger Williams, for what was called heresy, Oct. 13, 1635

Rev. Mr. Wheelwright, for heresy, Oct. 3, 1637

Capt. Underhill, for defamation, Sep. 17, 1638

Hugh-Bewett, because he thought he did not sin, Dec. 9, 1640

Mrs. Hutchinson, for sedition, Oct. 3, 1737

200 Scotchmen just arrived from Nova Scotia, Nov. 10, 1755

Rev. Matthew Byles, and many other Tories, 1778


Banks

Massachusetts, First New England Bank, established Mar. 18, 1784

Union went into operation, Aug. 1, 1792

U. S. Branch Building, State street, corner-stone laid, July 5, 1824

Suspension throughout the country, hard times, May 11, 1837

Resume specie payments, Aug. 18, 1838

Suspension temporary in New England, Oct. 14, 1857

Suspension throughout the U. S., for Rebellion, Dec. 30, 1861

General redemption in specie payments, Jan. 1, 1879

Merchants', in State street, granite pillars in front removed, June 5, 1856

Pawners', in Union street, opened for business, Jan. 23, 1860


Barracks

on the Common, at Lynde street Church and Old South (British), 1775


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