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In this year the wall was directed to be moved back at the East corner of the Burying Ground, and a hearse procured for the benefit of the parish.

Fifty dollars were appropriated this year for the encouragement of singing.

The officers of the Northwest Parish of Cambridge Singing Society, on June 7, 1805, were Artemas Kennedy president, David Hill secretary, A. Kennedy chorister, Walter Russell and John Perry bass assistants, Isaac Locke tenor assistant, Jason Kennedy treble assistant, Ichabod Fessenden treasurer. At the meeting of the society in Dec. 1805, Artemas Kennedy was chosen president, Jason Kennedy secretary, A. Kennedy chorister, Walter Russell, John Perry Isaac Locke and Jason Kennedy were re-chosen assistants, and Ichabod Fessenden treasurer.


The Precinct voted that Messrs. J. Wellington, George Prentiss, Samuel Butterfield, Samuel Locke, Esq., and William Whittemore, Jr., be a committee to confer with the committee chosen from the town of Cambridge at their March meeting, 1806, for the purpose of apportioning the privileges belonging in said town between them and the Northwest Precinct, and make report of their doings at a Precinct meeting, and also to take charge of the petition now pending in the General Court, relative to the Second Parish being incorporated into a separate town.
The officers of the Northwest Parish of Cambridge Singing Society on June 2, 1806, were Artemas Kennedy, president; Isaac Locke, secretary; Artemas Kennedy, chorister; Isaac Locke, tenor assistant, John Perry, first bass assistant; Walter Russell, second bass assistant; Amos Davis, treble assistant; Ichabod Fessenden, treasurer; Messrs. James and William Hill, bass assistants pro tem .

In 1806 the inhabitants of this Precinct voted that they would build a house for a ‘deposit of the hearse.’ That the said building be erected on the south side of the ‘Gutter,’ so. called, running through the Burying Ground; the building to stand within the same, and bounding on the Watertown Road, so called. It was also voted to paint the outside of the new meeting-house; but a motion to procure blinds for the windows of the meeting-house was rejected.

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