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nd led to lingering lawsuits. It being the only bridge over Mystic River, it must be used by many travellers from Salem, Saugus, Andover, Reading, &c. Woburn was obliged by law to help support it, and they of that town constantly complained and obje by night, and wounded them and killed seven men. The renowned Sachem of the Pawtuckets was Nanepashemit, who removed from Lynn, 1615, and took up his abode on Mystic River, where he was killed in 1619. During his short and eventful residence in Mede pond, and on the tops of hills. This eminent Grand Sachem was the father of Sagamore John of Mystick, Sagamore James of Lynn, and Sagamore George of Salem. George finally became Sachem of the Pawtucketts. After the death of Nanepashemit, his wh having its own head. The land on which we live belonged to Sagamore John. He had a brother James, who was Sagamore at Saugus. Their father bequeathed his sovereignty in equal proportions to his two sons, as was the common rule. The Sagamores we
s. In this manner, forty-four towns were constituted and established within the Plymouth and Massachusetts Colonies before the year 1655, without any more formal act of incorporation. Among the oldest are the following: Plymouth, 1620; Salem, 1629 ; Charlestown, 1629; Boston, 1630; Medford or Mystic, 1630; Watertown, 1630; Roxbury, 1630; Dorchester, 1630 ; Cambridge or Newton, 1633; Ipswich, 1634; Concord, 1635; Hingham, 1635; Newbury, 1635; Scituate, 1636; Springfield, 1636; Duxbury, 1637; Lynn, 1637; Barnstable, 1639; Taunton, 1639; Woburn, 1642; Malden, 1649. London, May 22, 1629: On this day the orders for establishing a government and officers in Massachusetts Bay passed, and said orders were sent to New England(. Although, in the first settlement of New England, different sections of country were owned and controlled by Companies in England, yet the people here claimed and exercised a corporate power in the elections of their rulers and magistrates. This was the case wit
sons were appointed in Medford as watchers of the Indians and wild beasts. March 9, 1637 :-- All watchers shall come to the public assemblies with their muskets fit for service. Same date:-- No person shall travel above one mile from his dwelling-house without some arms, upon pain of 12d. for every default. In 1637, two hundred men, as warriors, were to be raised in Massachusetts. The following towns furnished numbers in proportion to their population: Boston, 26; Salem, 18; Saugus, 16; Ipswich, 17; Newbury, 8; Roxbury, 10; Hingham, 6; Meadford, 3. May 14: Ordered that there shall be a watch of two a night kept in every plantation till the next General Court. June 2, 1641: Ordered that all the out-towns shall each of them have a barrel of gunpowder. Sept. 15, 1641: On this day began a muster, which lasted two days: twelve hundred soldiers. And though there was plenty of wine and strong beer, yet no man drunk, no oath sworn, no quarrel, no hurt done. Can so
gh a long life he had no competitor, and witnessed only an increase of business and popularity. It was common for him to ride, in his practice, as far as Andover, Lynn, Watertown, and Boston. He received the honorary degree of master of arts, in 1787, from Harvard and Yale Colleges. From Harvard he received the degree of doctorneral Washington1799 Dudlean Lecture; Validity of Presbyterian Ordination,--delivered in the Chapel of Harvard College1802 At the Funeral of Rev. Joseph Roby, at Lynn1803 The Validity of Baptism by Sprinkling, and the Right of Infants to that Ordinance1804 On Family Religion1808 At the Annual Election1809 At the University ix, Newburyport1831 Charge at the Installation of Rev. Edward B. Hall, Providence, R. I.1832 Address to the Society at the Ordination of Rev. John Pierpont, jun., Lynn1843 Obituary Notice of Rev. Samuel Ripley1847 Address to the Society at the Ordination of Rev. Horatio Stebbins, in Fitchburg1851 Obituary Notice of Miss Eliza
feet posts. This report was accepted, and the same committee empowered to build the house. Every thing now went on harmoniously; and we can easily imagine the appearance of the new house,--more than twice as high as its predecessor, and about twice as large. The steeple, rising from the centre of the four-faced roof, gave to the structure an appearance like that of the old meeting-house now standing in Hingham, Mass., which was built in 1680. Some of us remember the old meeting-house in Lynn, built about the same time, after the same model. Aug. 24, 1727 : Voted to meet in the new meeting-house sabbath-day after next. Accordingly, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 1727, the inhabitants of Medford met for the first time in their new house; and Rev. Mr. Turell preached an appropriate sermon from Psalm LXXXIV. 1: How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Any special dedicatory services would have been distasteful to a people who had not forgotten the superstitions of Popery, or the p
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about these proportions, Medford paid its share as follows: In 1635, £ 19. 15s.; in 1636, £ 15; in 1637, £ 49. 12s.; in 1638, £ 59. 5s. 8d.; in 1639, '40, and '41, no record of tax; in 1642, £ 10; in 1643, £ 7. Winthrop tells us, that,-- Of a tax of £ 1,500, levied by the General Court in 1637, the proportion paid by Medford was £ 52. 10s.; by Boston, £ 233. 10s.; Ipswich, £ 180; Salem, £ 170. 10s.; Dorchester, £ 140; Charles-town, £ 138; Roxbury, £ 115; Watertown, £ 110; Newton, £ 106; Lynn, £ 105. Mr. Savage says of this time (1637), Property and numbers, in a very short period, appear to have been very unequally distributed between Medford and Marblehead. The diversity in the several years was owing to accidental occurrences, such as supporting the expedition against the Pequods; also for service-money, to prevent the effort in England to withdraw the charter of Massachusetts, and to liquidate charges in London. The rates and prices were distinguished as fo
 8Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1831; m. Henry Jones.  1SAVEL, Thomas, m. Miriam Royall, Dec. 23, 1773, and had--  1-2Thomas.  3Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1784.  4Miriam, b. Apr. 19, 1787.   Thomas Savel, Jr., m. Mary Francis, Dec. 22, 1799.   Margaret Savel, Jr., m. James Buckman, Feb. 12, 1778.   Martha, Savel, Jr., m. Benjamin Floyd, Jan. 7, 1779.   Joseph, Savel, Jr., d. June 2, 1776.   Widow Martha, Savel, Jr., d. Dec. 10, 1786.  1Seccomb, Richard, came from the west of England; settled at Lynn as early as 1660; and d. 1694. He had--  1-2Noah.  3Richard.  4Susanna.  5Peter, b. 1678. 1-3Richard Seccomb m. Anne----, and had--  3-6Jonathan, b. Sept. 17, 1710.  7Anne, b. Sept. 17, 1712.  8Dorothy, b. Jan. 24, 1715; m. Henry Fowle, Mar. 6, 1738. 1-5Peter Seccomb m. Hannah Willis, Feb. 25, 1702, who d. at Harvard, Dec. 15, 1760. She was b. Jan. 1, 1672; and d. Dec. 15, 1760, aged 89. He d. Sept. 8, 1756, aged 78. Children:--  5-9John, b. July 30, 1706; d. Ma