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V.


Valuation

of the town, £23,788, 1679

Of the City, $44,896,800, 1823

Of the City, 52,442,600, 1825

Of the City, 59,586,000, 1830

Of the City, 94,581,600, 1840

Said to be assessed at one-half value, to 1842

Of the City, $180,000,500, 1850

Of the City, 276,861,000, 1860

Of the City, 584,890,400, 1870

Of the City, 630,446,866, 1879


Ventriloquism

by Rannie, at Concert Hall, July 14, 1804

By Harrington, at Concert Hall, Nov. 31, 1831


Vicksburg captured

news received; great sensation, July, 1863


Velocipedes

became a travelling arrangement, 1869


W.


Wages

regulated by law for a time, Nov., 1630

An attempt to again regulate by law, failed, 1662

For labor, regulated by demand and supply, 1880


Walking Matches

becoming popular; women engaged, 1878

One under a big tent, Back Bay, May 16, 1879

One at Music Hall, 1,000 spectators, Sep. 3, 1879


War

A French fleet frighten the town, June 12, 1643

Threatened by the Indians, April, 1670

Declared against the Dutch, May 28, 1672

Indian began; eight companies leave Boston, June 26, 1675

Indian, seven companies leave Boston, Dec. 10, 1675

King Philip's, one-eleventh of the soldiers killed, 1676

A frigate arrived from England, Oct. 20, 1683

French and Indian raging, May, 1696


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