Ebenezer Burrill, Esq., for the committee of both houses on the petition above, reported that said committee, appointed to take under consideration said petition, having repaired to the lands petitioned for by, and notified the petitioners and the agents for the town of Cambridge,1 with other petitioners, and having carefully viewed the place and heard the parties, are humbly of opinion that the lands in the Northwest Part of said town petitioned for, be set off a distinct precinct by the following boundaries: On Menotomy River from Charlestown till it comes to Spy Pond Brook, then on said brook till it comes to a watercourse or ditch in Whiting's meadow, so called; the ditch to be the boundary till it comes to Hamblet's Brook, following the course of said brook to the Bridge, thence on a straight line to the northwest corner of Mr. Isaac Holden's orchard, and continuing the same course to Watertown line. And that the inhabitants of the said precinct be vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities that other precincts within this Province do, or by law ought to enjoy.The above report was accepted, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1732, and the order of the General Court for a new precinct in Cambridge was that the lands above-mentioned be set off a distinct precinct accordingly.—Mass. Prov. Records, vol. XV. On June 9, 1762, the inhabitants of the said Second Parish
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