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The warrant for the first meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of West Cambridge, in 1807, was directed to George Prentiss, a freeholder of said town from the Hon. Aaron Hill, Esq., Justice of the Peace for the county; and at this meeting, held at the new Meeting House in said town, on Thursday, June 11, 1807, at two o'clock, afternoon, Samuel Locke, Esq., was chosen moderator; Thomas Russell, Jr., town clerk; Jonathan Whittemore, Daniel Adams, John Tufts, Samuel Locke, Esq., and William Whittemore, Jr., selectmen; Samuel Butterfield, George Prentiss, and Noah Russell, overseers of the poor; John Adams, town treasurer; George Prentiss and Charles Cutter, constables; Benjamin Locke, Amos Frost and Noah Russell, surveyors of highways; Caleb Cole and Jonathan Butterfield, surveyors of lumber; James Hill and John Tufts, fence-viewers; William Whittemore, Jr., Nathaniel Hill, George Prentiss, Jr., Miles Gardner, firewards; Samuel Butterfield, Jr., Ephraim Cooke, 3d, James Cutter, John Frost, Jr., and
1 Rev. William Ware died at Cambridge, 19 Feb. 1852, a. 54. He was son of Rev. Henry Ware, D. D., and was b. at Hingham 3 Aug. 1797; was ordained pastor of the Unitarian Church in New York 18 Dec. 1821, dismissed 19 Sept. 1836. Invited to West Cambridge Dec. 1843, dismissed 1845.—Palmer.
2 For continuation of sketch, see chapter on Religious Societies.
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