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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 0 Browse Search
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d to take any steps to defend Lieutenant Eliphalet Hastings and others against an indictment found against them for a riot, in their endeavors to arrest Felix Cuff, a negro slave who was enlisted by the committee in 1780. Felix Cuff This same Felix Cuff received for his services in the war £ 1,500, and 60 bushels of corn. and other negro slaves concealed themselves in the summer of 1780 in a cave on Stony Brook, called the Devil's Den. Opposite the Stony Brook depot is a hill, called Snake Rock, from the rattlesnakes which used to abound at the foot of its precipitous western side. In the face of this high rock is this cave, some twenty feet in depth. Lieutenant Hastings, having discovered the whereabouts of the fugitives, went up with a party of young men to capture them; but they met with a warm reception and came back empty handed. The negroes afterwards prosecuted Hastings for riot; hence the indictment referred to. Colby's Mss Notes. The following documents, though