XIII., ‘acts and Resolves of Massachusetts Bay,’ Chap.
36, p. 606.]
In the House of Representatives, voted that a suitable Magazine for Powder be built on Charlestown Common between a place called the Neck of Land and Cambridge
, near a large gravel pit, and that Andrew Boardman
, & Mr. James Russell
, with such as the Honble Board shall join, be a Committee to see that the same be effected as soon as may be. In Council read & concurred, and Ezekiel Cheever
, is joined in the Affair.
Passed June 13, 1746.
[‘House Journal,’ 1746, p. 110.]
Voted a sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds out of the Public Treasury
to the Committee
appointed to Erect a Magazine for Powder on Charlestown Common, to enable them instead thereof to purchase the Stone Building
(with as much land adjoining as shall be necessary), which was formerly used for a Wind-Mill in Said Toun, on the best Terms they can, and agree with Workmen to repair & fitt the sd Building for the Reception of the Province Powder
, in the Cheapest Manner
and as soon as possible.
The Committee to be accountable: and that Mr. Andrew Hall
, with such as the Honble Board shall join, be added to the Committee
Aug. 12, 1746.
[‘House Journal,’ 1746, p. 238.]
having acquainted the two Houses that part of the Province Powder
had been removed to a wooden Building in Charlestown
which the House
are of Opinion is very unsafe and inconvenient, and the guarding of it attended with great & unnecessary Charge, and the House
having by their Vote of 12 Aug. last ordered the purchase of a Stone Building in Charlestown
, & repairing the same, but which was non concurred