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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 314 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 192 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 108 12 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 68 16 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 46 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 42 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 37 1 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) 36 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 27 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 24 0 Browse Search
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highest. It was covered with as dense a forest as its thin soil on the rock could sustain. In early time the wood was burned. When the army was stationed neear us, in 1775-6, the wood was cut off, in part, for its supply. After then it grew and within twenty years has been a thick wood again. Recently the whole hill has been denuded, and much of its poetry lost. The earth looks best with its beard. The eminence — which commands a view of Chelsea and Boston Harbor on the east; Boston, Roxbury, and Cambridge, on the south; Brighton, Watertown, and West Cambridge track of woodland on the north — has on its summit a flat rock, called Lover's Rock; on of those register-surfaces where a young gentleman, with a hammer and nail, could engrave the initials of two namess provokingly near each together. The view from this hill, so diversified and grand, fills the eye with pleasure, and the mind with thought. Pasture Hill, on which Dr. Swan's summer-house, in his garden, now stands, is
e done the place we first resolved on); some of us upon Mistick, which we named Meadford; some of us westward on Charles River, four miles from Charlestown, which place we named Watertown; others of us two miles from Boston, in a place we called Roxbury; others upon the river Sangus between Salem and Charlestown; and the Western-men four miles south from Boston, in a place we named Dorchester. They who had health to labor fell to building, wherein many were interrupted with sickness, and many r , 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 indispensable. In 1630 they would not settle in Roxbury because there was no running water. In Charlestown (1630) the people grew discontented for want of water; who generally notioned no water good for a town but running springs. Medford, at the earliest period, became that anomolous body politic
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, 163y visited several places: they named one Boston, another Charlestown, another Meadford, another Roxbury, another Watertown, and another Dorchester. On Wood's map of 1635, Medford is designated by thradock. There is, therefore, no just warrant for considering Medford as a manor, any more than Roxbury or Watertown. The early owners in these towns were few. Medford was never called a manor till t a town now; for it has never been incorporated since. And if it was not a town then, Boston, Roxbury, Charlestown, Dorchester, and Watertown are not towns now; for they have never been incorporateown, a regularly incorporated town, by the same act as that for Boston, Charlestown, Watertown, Roxbury, and Dorchester. Thus Medford had been, from 1630, an incorporated town, possessing all the ci
hers 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 much be said now? Sept. 7, 1643:
rom 1826 to 1834 The Girl's Own Book1831 The Mother's Book1831 The Oasis, an Antislavery Annual1833 Appeal in behalf of the Africans1833 History of Women, 2 vols.1835 Philothea, a Grecian Romance1836 Letters from New York, 2 vols.1843-4 Fact and Fiction1845 Flowers for Children, 3 vols.1845-6 Life of Isaac T. Hopper1853 The Progress of Religious Ideas through successive Ages, 3 vols.1855 Rev. Hosea Ballou. Contributions to the Universalist Magazine1819-28 A Sermon delivered at Roxbury, January1822 A Sermon delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Thomas G. Farnsworth, in Haverhill, Mass., April 121826 The Ancient History of Universalism, from the time of the Apostles to its Condemnation in the Fifth General Council, A. D. 553; with an Appendix, tracing the Doctrine down to the Era of the Reformation1829 Articles in the Universalist Expositor 1830-40 Reply to Tract No. 224 of the American Tract Society1833 Introduction to an American edition of the History of the Cr
dford paid £ 10, and Charlestown £ 16. Keeping 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
t was deemed expedient and Christian, by the Puritans, not to imitate such examples; and, accordingly, they buried their dead without funeral prayers. Neither did they read the Scriptures! What they could have substituted for these simple, rational, and impressive rites, we do not know, but presume it must have been a sermon and a hymn. The first prayer made by a clergyman at a funeral, which we have heard of, was made by Rev. Mr. Wilson, of Medfield, at the funeral of Rev. Mr. Adams, of Roxbury, Aug. 19, 1685. The first one made at a funeral in Boston was at the interment of Dr. Mayhew, 1766. The pomp and circumstance of grief were certainly not forgotten on this side of the Atlantic. At the burial of a rich man, a magistrate, or a minister, there was great parade and much expense. Mourning-scarfs, black crapes, pendulous hatbands, common gloves, and gold rings, were gratuities to the chief mourners. The officers accompanying the funeral procession bore staffs or halberts, ro
e:--Cambridge is a famous town, Both for wit and knowledge: Some they whip, and some they hang, And some they send to college. Sept. 3, 1752.--The Protestants in England adopted the 1st of January as the beginning of the year, instead of the 25th of March; and Sept. 3 was changed to Sept. 14. Jan. 29, 1753.--Dr. Simon Tufts, and Lucy Tufts, his wife, of Medford, gave a quitclaim deed to Thomas Dudley of all their right to the property of their honored father, William Dudley, Esq., of Roxbury. In 1755, Massachusetts raised a large part of the two thousand troops who were to dislodge the French Neutrals in Nova Scotia. Medford furnished its share. These Acadians were conquered, and they and their effects scattered through the colonies. One thousand of the wretched and proscribed sufferers were distributed in Massachusetts. Eight of them were cared for in Medford. They staid a long time; and the kindness of our people reconciled them to their lot. The family of Le Bosquet w
  Susanna Bradshaw m. Timothy Newhall, Nov. 1, 1764.   Elizabeth Bradshaw m. Andrew Floyd, of Roxbury, Oct. 31, 1765.   Simon Bradshaw m. Hannah Johnson, July 12, 1770.   Thomas Bradshaw m. Marthd.Thomas, b. 1741; d., Feb. 12, 1755. 6-13Jacob Reeves m. Abigail Ferguson; lived some time at Roxbury, and moved thence to Wayland. He had--  13-17Nathaniel, b. Mar. 6, 1749.  18Elizabeth, b. De Ezra Skinner, Jan. 8, 1724.   Ruth, wife of William Swan, d. Jan. 6, 1716.   Thomas Swan, of Roxbury, m. Prudence Wade, Sept, 27, 1692.  1Symmes, Zechariah, was the son of Rev. William Symmes, b. 1750.  23Elizabeth, b. 1755; m.----Noyes.  24Samuel, b. 1757.   He m., 2d, Mary Morey, of Roxbury, and had--  25A dau., m. Ed. Gray; ch. were Mrs. Fales, Edward Gray, John Gray, and the late Fife, who departed this life August 19, 1721, aged 34 years.   Prudence Wade m. Thomas Swan, of Roxbury, Sept. 27, 1692.   Abigail Wade m. Rev. Thomas Goss, of Boston, Dec. 3, 1741.