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rods upon their steeple, which had just before been much shattered and set on fire by lightning. This meeting-house stood until 1841, when it was taken down. The old rooster, that surmounted the steeple for three-quarters of a century, was the favorite resort of the martins, a bird once very numerous here. The steeple is visible in the picture of Eden Vale in Waltham. The Rev. Jacob Cushing graduated at Harvard College in 1748. His ordination sermon was preached by his father, Rev. Job Cushing. The town appropriated £ 146 13s. 4d. lawful money, as a gift for his settlement, £ 80 for his yearly salary, and £ 13 6s. 8d. to defray the expense of his ordination. His salary from the time of his settlement until 1796 varied from £ 80 to £ 100, lawful money, except during one period when he was paid in the depreciated Continental paper currency, and then he received £ 5,600 for one year's salary; the town the next year voted him £ 116 4s. 10d. in specie, to make up for the depreci