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City. Boundaries again altered, June 20, 1850

A new division again made, Oct. 20, 1865

Roxbury annexed, making fifteen, Jan. 6, 1868

Divided into sixteen, with Dorchester, 1870

Charlestown, Brighton, West Roxbury, annexed, 22 wards, Jan. 5, 1874

Twenty-five established, 1877

Washington, George

born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Feb. 11, 1732

Appointed General of the Army, June 17, 1775

His army arrived at Dorchester Heights, Mar. 16, 1776

Took possession of Boston, Mar. 17, 1776

Birth-day celebrated in Boston, Feb. 11, 1786

Visited Boston, Oct. 24, 1789

Birth-day again celebrated in Boston, Feb. 11, 1791

Birth-day celebrated this year, in Boston, Feb. 22, 1792

Appointed Lieutenant General, July 12, 1798

Inaugurated President of United States (see Presidents), Apr. 30, 1789

News of death received; bells toll all day, Dec. 24, 1799

Likeness by Stuart, placed in Faneuil Hall, Mar. 7, 1806

Marble statue, placed in the State House, Oct. 31, 1827

Equestrian statue, placed on Public Garden, July 3, 1869


Six men and an officer appointed, July 26, 1631

Citizens to take their turns by night, Feb. 17, 1635

Department, permanently established in town, Feb. 27, 1636

To be on duty from sunset to sunrise, July, 9, 1643

To order house-lights extinguished, May 10, 1701

To carry a “Hook with a bill,” May 10, 1701

Pay thirty-five shillings per month, 1703

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