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see the progress of vegetation in this locality. It is as follows:-- 1646, Aug. 1.The great pears ripe. Aug. 3.The long apples ripe. Aug. 12.Blackstone's apples gathered. Aug. 15.Tankerd apples gathered. Aug. 18.Kreton pippins and long red apples gathered. 1647, July 5.We began to cut the peas in the field. July 14.We began to shear rye. Aug. 2.We mowed barley. Aug.Same week we shear summer wheat. Aug. 7.The great pears gathered. Sept. 15.The russetins gathered, and pearmaines. 1648, May 26.Sown one peck of peas, the moon in the full. Observe how they prove. July 28.Summer apples gathered. 1649, July 20.Apricoks ripe. Oct. 2, 1689.--A tax was to be paid; and the valuations were as follow: Each ox, £ 2. 10s.; each cow, £ 1. 10s.; each horse, £ 2; each swine, 6s.; each acre of tillage land, 5s.; each acre of meadow and English pasture, 5s. The tax on land bounded out in propriety was 2s. on each hundred acres. Our fathers were farmers after the English modes, a
ented as at Medford:-- George Felt1633. James Noyes1634. Richard Berry1636. Thomas Mayhew1636. Benjamin Crisp1636. James Garrett1637. John Smith1638. Richard Cooke1640. Josiah Dawstin1641. ----Dix1641. Ri. Dexter1644. William Sargent1648. James Goodnow1650. John Martin1650. Edward Convers1650. Goulden Moore1654. Robert Burden1655. Richard Russell1656. Thos. Shephard1657. Thos. Danforth1658. Thomas Greene1659. James Pemberton1659. Joseph Hills1662. Jonathan Wade1668. Ehung for it. Sagamore John complains (March 8, 1631) that two of his wigwams had been burnt by the English. He was immediately paid for them, and went away perfectly satisfied. Eliot's translation of the Sacred Scriptures into the Indian tongue (1648) was circulated by our fathers among the tribes of this region. This godlike man speaks of the Mistick Indians with affection and respect in a letter, Nov. 13, 1649, and says they were ingenious and good and prayerful, and came often to the pla
The ordination was voted to take place on the 11th of February, 1713; and the town provided a place for entertaining the reverend elders, messengers, ministers, and scholars who should be present on the occasion. The whole cost of the ordination was about sixteen pounds. The law authorizing taxes on ratable inhabitants for the support of public worship bears date 1677. The early Independent or Congregational churches distinguished between pastor and teacher. The Cambridge platform of 1648 confines the pastor to exhortation, and the teacher to doctrine. Mr. Wilson, who owned land in Mistick, was pastor of the first church in Boston, while Mr. Cotton was its teacher. Ruling elder was an officer different from a pastor or teacher or deacon. His duty was to attend to the admission of members, to ordain officers chosen by the church, to excommunicate obstinate offenders renounced by the church, and to restore penitents forgiven by the church, &c. The deacon's duty was limited to
as an alowance for the town school for ever. 1647.--The General Court invite the Synod to draw up a confession of faith. Nov. 11, 1647.--Medford was under the following law: Ordered that no lover shall seek the hand of his chosen one till he has asked permission of her parents. Penalty for the first offence, £ 5; for the second, £ 10; and for the third, imprisonment. According to this, courting, in those days, must have been a very dangerous business. The Cambridge platform adopted 1648; and the church at Malden gathered the same year. Oct. 18, 1648.--The coopers united in a company, and received from the General Court an act of incorporation. May 2, 1649.--The General Court say, Upon the petition of Mistick-side men, they are granted to be a distinct town, and the name thereof to be called Mauldon. 1649.--The Middlesex County Records before this date are lost. 1649.--Horses must be registered in a book kept in each town. In a neighboring town, church troubles
19, 1717.   Curtis, Thomas (1), came from York with his three brothers, Richard, John, and William, to Scituate, before 1648. (Vide Deane's History of Scituate. ) He had a son, Samuel, b. 1659, who had a son, Benjamin (2), b. 1699, who m. Rebeccalived at Portsmouth, 1631. Of these, Richard was freeman, 1634: John d. Jan. 18, 1703, aged 87; and William was of Salem, 1648, afterwards of Beverly, where he was representative, 1685 and 1686. He was a captain of Beverly troops, and had, for his 5. He d. May 13, 1700, aged 83, and lies buried, with his wife, in Malden churchyard. His children were--  1-2Peter, b. 1648.  3Jonathan, b. 1657.  4John, b. 1665.  5Mary, m. John Edes.  6Elizabeth, m. Joseph Lynde, bro.-in-law of Pet. Tufts, Whitmore I have yet met with is John of Stamford, who was living in Wethersfield in 1639. He was killed by the Indians in 1648, leaving a son, John. I have some reason to suspect that he was the father of all of the name here, and that the follow