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mely Cambridge, Watertown, Charlestown, Boston, Roxbury and Dorchester, by act of 1642, were to constitute a part of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College.
The inhabitants were vested with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties other corporate towns were subject to in this commonwealth.
They were to hold a proportion of property owned in common—to pay arrears of taxes, to support their proportion of poor, to support their proportion of the old bridge over Charles River between the First and Third Parishes of Cambridge,
The Third Parish of Cambridge, now Brighton District. to pay state and county taxes.
The act had force June 1, 1807.
A justice was to issue a warrant directed to some freeholder of said town of West Cambridge, notifying and warning the inhabitants thereof to meet at such time and place as appointed in said warrant, for choice of town officers.—Mass.
Special Laws, IV. 88.
Part of Charlestown was annexed to West Cambridge, Feb.