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Preface. THIS sketch of Waltham has reached nearly double the number of pages originally intended, and yet many matters of interest have not even been mentioned. So rich is the supply of material that a volume four times as large could easily have been filled with the valuable historical records that have been preserved since its incorporation, while further diligent and careful research would doubtless throw much light upon its settlement and growth during the hundred years preceding. The Puritan visitors, who made their simple exchange of a bisket-cake for a bass with the native fishermen of the Mishaum on that balmy summer's morning two and a half centuries ago, little dreamed that before that period should elapse upon either bank of the same river would arise industries that should revolutionize the trade of the world, or they would have remained and identified themselves with a spot destined to become so famous. The chief aim in making this compilation has been t
t his majority; so our account of the town of Waltham must be prefaced by some statements concernints of the present town of that name, but also Waltham, Weston, and parts of Cambridge, Concord, andsays Palfrey, would correspond to what is now Waltham or Weston, and I think it very likely to haveand 50 acres in the second Great Dividend, in Waltham. in the town, and was in later years frequentough a corner of Belmont, and divides it from Waltham nearly to the Watertown line, then flows soutabout half a mile west of the site of the old Waltham Meeting house, it flows through a pond Desfalls of Charles River, opposite Watertown or Waltham, October 28, 1646. among the natives who surrorporation of Weston the old Middle Precinct (Waltham) became the Western Precinct. May 13, 1715, officers chosen at the first town meeting in Waltham. who removed from Watertown to Lancaster in 1 John Barnard. Many of whom owned land in Waltham limits. January 22, 1677, the Government [12 more...]
first wife of Henry I., gave to the clerks of Waltham the mill of that place, then a valuable benefnclusion that of all the roads and streets in Waltham, the following only were in existence when the subject of a law-suit between Watertown and Waltham for the recovery of taxes which had been paidiams and Spring, inoculating any more in said Waltham for the Small Pox. Their hospital was an ancing the sum of £ 97,345 13s. 0d., levied upon Waltham £ 339 16s. 3d., Weston £ 302 4s. 0d., Watertoed £ 152 for twenty-four men that engaged for Waltham in the Continental Army in the year 1776, whisaluted his Excellency, who passed on through Waltham, and arrived in New York at noon on the 20th.at, The Independent Congregational Society in Waltham shall be called and known by the name of the of his death the oldest settled clergyman in Waltham, having officiated here and in Watertown nearton and the taxes for the year to the town of Waltham. The erection of the American Watch Company'[103 more...]<
10, 12, 15, 31, 48, 66 n. 1. Longevity in Waltham, 108-9. Long Island visited by the BlessinEnd, 27, 97. Poor-Farm, 93. Population of Waltham and Watertown compared, 138. Potatoes, whever, 35. Qunnubbagge, 13 n. 4. Rebellion, Waltham's record in, 110 Regiments at Waltham and 8; on Main St., in 1798, 86-7. Revolution, Waltham in the, 100-108. Revolutionary documents, Mills fund, 117-118; author of Description of Waltham, 128 n. 1. River Street laid out, 132. -meeting, fine for absence from, 52; first in Waltham, 70. Town Plot, 52. Townsend, Col., Davthat came over before 1630, 12. Village of Waltham in 1798, 86. Virginia, appeal from for minof, 128 n. 1; in war of 1812, 109; named from Waltham-Abbey, 66; originally part of Watertown, 9; pes River, 15 n. 2; valuation of, 139; 108. Waltham-Abbey, 66-69. Waltham Agricultural LibraryCharles River and names several localities in Waltham, 26; removes liquors from his table, 33; visi[18 more...]