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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 98 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 24 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 20 0 Browse Search
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. 16 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 8 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 8 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 8 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 8 0 Browse Search
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we know not. It presented the decisive reason to our ancestors for settling on this spot. We apprehend it is very much to-day what it was two hundred years ago. The tide rises about twelve feet at the bridge, and about eight at Rock Hill; but it rises and falls so gently as not to wear away the banks, even when ice floats up and down in its currents. The first record we have concerning it is Sept. 21, 1621. On that day, a band of pilgrim adventurers from Plymouth came by water to Massachusetts Bay; and they coasted by the opening of our river. In their report they remark: Within this bay the salvages say there are two rivers; the one whereof we saw (Mystic) having a fair entrance, but we had no time to discover it. Johnson says: The form of Charlestown, in the frontispiece thereof, is like the head, neck, and shoulders of a man; only the pleasant and navigable river of Mistick runs through the right shoulder thereof. Rivers were the first highways; and, as it was easier t
ntation thrive, that, on the 28th of September (only four months afterwards), Medford was taxed £ 3 for the support of military teachers. Nov. 30, 1630, another tax of £ 3 was levied. Thus Medford became a part of London's plantation in Massachusetts Bay. Twelve ships had brought, within a year , fifteen hundred persons; and Medford had a large numerical share. The running streams of fresh water in our locality were a great inducement to English settlers; for they thought such streams inde thousand five hundred acres. In proof of this gentleman's profound attachment to the Puritan enterprise, we will here quote a few sentences from the First Letter of the Governor and Deputy of the New England Company for a Plantation in Massachusetts Bay, to the Governor and Council for London's Plantation in the Massachusetts Bay, in New England. April 17, 1629: Many men and various articles for trade and use having been sent from London, the letter says:-- We pray you give all good ac
The Council also sold all the lands being within the space of three English miles on the south of Charles River and Massachusetts Bay, and within the same space on the north of the river Monomack, and of all parts of said rivers and bay, and from th, 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 s record of the reply is as follows:-- At a Great and General Court or Assembly for his Majesty's Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, begun and held at Boston, upon Wednesday, the 28th of May, 1735, and continued by several adjournmich dropped royalty as a power among us. The form soon substituted was, In the name of the government and people of Massachusetts Bay. By comparing the officers in Medford, as seen in the years 1748 and 1782, it will appear that the separation fr
s of Medford express their opinion. The record runs thus:-- The Constitution and form of government being read, it was put to vote; and there appeared to be thirteen in favor of it, and twenty-three against it. The Constitution for Massachusetts Bay was rejected. The question, whether the State desired a Constitution, was put; and our records, May 17, 1779, have the following:-- Put to vote,--Whether the town choose at this time to have a new Constitution or form of government mained the enemies thereof. The second was passed April 30, 1779, and was entitled An act to confiscate the estates of certain notorious conspirators against the government and liberties of the inhabitants of the late Province, now State, of Massachusetts Bay. The third was passed Sept. 30, 1779, and is entitled An act for confiscating the estates of certain persons commonly called absentees. It is worthy of note, that Colonel Royal's name does not appear in either of the three lists of pros
ood HopeJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisF. Burritt & Co. 1200 510 ShipNor'westerS. Lapham'sS. LaphamJ. S. Coolidge & Co.Boston1300 511 ShipEmmaJ. T. Foster'sJ. T. FosterJ. WellsmanCharleston, S. C.875 512 ShipAsterionJ. T. Foster'sJ. T. FosterDavid SnowBoston1170 513 Ship J. T. Foster'sJ. T. Foster(Not sold) 1300 Correct Grand Total, at $5 per ton: 232,206 tons, $10,449,270. Fisheries. To Medford belongs the honor of establishing the first fisheries in London's plantation of Massachusetts Bay. Careful and costly preparations for this business were made in England, in 1629, by Mr. Cradock, who believed it the most promising investment then offered from the New World. In the company's first general letter, under date of April 17, 1629, is indicated a course of trade which was to be pursued by the Medford fishermen. It is thus:-- We have sent five weigh of salt in the Whelpe, and ten weigh in the Talbot. If there be scallops to be had to fish withal, and the season of t