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fields the name of the land on the south side of Mystic River from Winter Hill to Medford Pond. April 13, 1two to six inches, by the inflowing tide through Mystic River; said river finding its source in the bosom of te N. W. of the northerly border of Spot Pond. Mystic River. This river is felt to belong to Medford; forms. The building of small barks on the banks of Mystic River, as early as 1631, shows its superior claims to number of adult persons who have been drowned in Mystic River is not small. In the early records, deaths in t had a hard journey; could go but a foot-pace on Mystic River, the snow was so deep. The absence of epidemisidence on his farm at Ten Hills, on the bank of Mystic River, he one day penetrated the forest near Winter Hiesh water and salt, also the mingling of them in Mystic River, produce a rich variety of herbaceous plants; an employ his Indian to shoot at fowl (probably in Mystic River). The fish most common in our waters are the
a place for our sitting down. We went up Mystick River about six miles. This was the first exploother buildings. This track was bounded by Mystic River on the south, by Charlestown line on the noeant the place where travellers crossed the Mystic River. At first it was little used, but afterwars$323.75 Bridges. The bridge across Mystic River, in the centre of Medford, is the first tha much land in Medford, on the north side of Mystic River, to Mr. Mathew Cradock, merchant in London.ible, the erection of another bridge across Mystic River. Nevertheless, Chelsea Bridge was built in the General Court to have the bridges over Mystic River widened; and that no one should be less thad from Lynn, 1615, and took up his abode on Mystic River, where he was killed in 1619. During his sree. Thus we learn that the region round Mystic River was almost wholly deserted. It became a drsettled as to build a ship on the bank of the Mystick. The place probably was where Mr. Calvin Tur[6 more...]
nnexing certain districts. The petitioners ask for some part of Charlestown adjoining to Medford on the north side of Mystic River. May 6th of that year, they chose another Committee to examine the Province Records, and see if Medford has any right 1726: The town presented a petition to the inhabitants of Charlestown, praying that the lands on the north side of Mystic River might be set off to Medford. This was emphatically refused. 1738: Another petition, of the same import as that aboere the ferry now is. June 12, 1786: Voted to petition the General Court to prevent the building of a bridge across Mystic River at Penny Ferry. It was thought that this bridge from Malden to Charlestown would almost ruin the navigation of MysticMystic River. For the same reason, the town voted, May 9, 1796, to oppose the building of Chelsea Bridge. 1795: A revision of the Constitution is proposed to the people. Medford gives fifty-three votes against it, and one for it. 1795: Voted £ 500
ber 1, about half-past 4, two hundred and sixty troops, under the command of Lieut.-Col. Maddison, embarked at Long Wharf, Boston, in thirteen boats, sailed up Mystic River, landed at Temple's farm (Ten Hills), marched to the powder-house, and removed all the powder in it, two hundred and fifty half-barrels, to Castle William. Thproduced. Five boats had been built, and the Selectmen of Medford were ordered to take a party of men to Charlestown Neck, to launch them, and carry them up Mystic River. And this was done. We find the inhabitants of Medford again assembled; and, Feb. 1, 1775, two Representatives, Benjamin Hall, and Stephen Hall, 3d, are seeir appurtenances, unto and to the use of the said Robert Fletcher, his heirs and assigns. The deed was for five hundred acres of land, on the west side of Mystic River, with the mansion-house; for all which Mr. Fletcher agreed to pay £ 16,000. These legislative acts and public documents show that Colonel Royal's property i
vessel built by Mr. Cradock on the bank of the Mystic, whose register was a hundred tons. In 1633, elves as may conduce to the public good. Mystic River, having no fatal shoals or rocks within it,rn, for a rampart, he took a calm survey of Mystic River as the tide gave its full outline. At thisthe first vessel that passed the bridges on Mystic River, after the draws had been widened accordingintroduction of the drag-net, in 1631, when Mystic River was full of fish, was an example that wouldfor that purpose. Whereas the fishery in Mystic River, in the county of Middle-sex, if properly rtown to let out the right of taking fish in Mystic River, within the limits of the town. The Legislumber of alewives taken by one draught from Mystic River was in 1844; and they counted some few morensfer before Charlestown Bridge was built. Mystic River, to our fathers, was bridge, turnpike, and ssary in Medford,--one on the north bank of Mystic River, almost contiguous to the Lowell Railroad t[11 more...]
at a family thus conditioned. They have chosen a spot near the Mystic River, where the highest tides cannot annoy them; and their house seemtreasure. And was there ennui in the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic? If so, the birds alone could have dissipated it. The oriole, the ans and movements of that family in the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic. We will take Saturday and Sunday. Let us look closely. The fathghters get through that Saturday in the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic. Their house — which had two covered rooms below, a kitchen that wve seen how the farmer's family, in the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic, passed their Saturday: let us now see what they do on the followinn were concluded at half-past 2; and our family on the banks of the Mystic have reached home in one hour afterwards. The pillion, for safe kethey have been singing at Mr. B.'s, the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic has not been without its music. The parents have led, and the chil
oration. June 21, 1803: On this day, an act of incorporation was passed by the General Court, by which the proprietors of a tract of salt marsh, in Medford, were authorized to make and maintain a dike and fence for the better security and improvement of said marsh. Its bounds are thus described:-- Situate in the easterly part of said Medford, beginning at Malden line, and running westerly by the land of Andrew Hall, Joseph Wheelwright, and Simeon Holt, to the brick landing-place on Mystic River, and otherways bounded by said river, comprising all the marsh within said bounds. And the said corporation shall have power to erect and make a dike, of sufficient height and width, on the north bounds of said marsh, beginning at Malden line, and running westward by the land of said Andrew Hall and others, so far as a dike may be found necessary. The act contains the usual provisions for choosing officers, assessing taxes, and regulating payments. The company was organized, and a f
dination of ministers. 1700.--Charlestown voted that all the waste land belonging to the town, on the north side of Mystic River, should be divided, and laid out equally, to every person an equal share that hath been an inhabitant of this town sixoad away from a house while the smallpox was in that house. Aug. 14, 1721.--Sundry inhabitants on the north side of Mystic River, who desired to be set off from Charlestown to Malden, were refused their petition by Charlestown. From the earliest ust, and sleep he would. Medford had petitioned the Legislature for a grant of certain rights touching the fishery in Mystic River. This gentleman had presented the petition; and the day was fixed for its consideration by the house. That day had auld be restored, the speaker said to him, Do you know what the question before the house is? Why, yes: t's fishing in Mystic River, ain't it? Another peal of laughter convulsed the assembly. March 5, 1792.--Isaac Floyd chosen sexton. This is th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pequod War, the (search)
water to the Narraganset country, whence the Pequods would least expect attack, and marched upon their rear. The Indians, seeing them sail eastward, concluded the English had abandoned the expedition and the Connecticut Valley. It was a fatal mistake. The white people were joined by many Narragansets and Niantics, and while Sassacus was dreaming of the flight of the Europeans more than fifty warriors, pale and dusky, were marching swiftly to attack his stronghold near the waters of the Mystic River. Mason was accompanied by Captain Underhill, another brave soldier. When the invaders reached the foot of the hill on which the fort of Sassacus stood—a circular structure strongly palisaded, embracing seventy wigwams covered with matting and thatch—they were yet undiscovered. The sentinels could hear the sounds of revelry among the savages within the fortress. At midnight all was still. Two hours before the dawn (May 26) the invaders marched upon the fort in two columns. The In
preached several times under a large elm-tree at the northwesterly corner of the Common, to audiences estimated at thousands, and ever after the elm was known as the Whitefield tree. It remained standing until 1855, when it was removed by the city. This Common was famous also as the place selected by the yeomanry of Middlesex on which to assemble on every occasion of public emergency. On Thursday, September 1, 1774, Governor Gage sent four companies of troops in thirteen boats up the Mystic River, and seized two hundred and fifty half-barrels of powder, being the whole stock belonging to the colony, in the old powder-house, still standing, at Medford, and removed it to Castle William, now Fort Independence, in Boston Harbor. A detachment also went to Old Cambridge and carried off two fieldpieces. These proceedings caused great indignation, and on the following day more than two thousand men of Middlesex assembled here to consult in regard to this insult to the people. From the
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