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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 190 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 118 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 85 5 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) 68 4 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. 56 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 50 4 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) 42 2 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 38 0 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 30 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. 30 0 Browse Search
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back again to find the spot whence it started on its search? If the new mode I have adopted should prove inconvenient to readers, they must so declare against it that no writer will follow the example. I have received great help front the Massachusetts Colony Records; and Dr. N. B. Shurtleff's beautiful edition of them is a noble monument to a faithful student and public benefactor. I have also gathered much from the Historical Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society,--from Winthrop, Hutchinson, Wood, and other early writers; and especially from the registries of Deeds and Probate. Mr. Frothingham's History of Charlestown is invaluable. I have obtained less information from old manuscripts in Medford than I expected. Many such important papers, long since collected here, have been irrecoverably scattered. I have received aid from Caleb Swan, Esq., of New York; from Mr. Joseph P. Hall, the accurate town-clerk; from Rev. Samuel Sewall, Mr. W. B. Shedd, and several ot
fterwards the intention of some to unite Mr. Cradock's, Mr. Winthrop's, Mr. Wilson's, and Mr. Nowell's lands in one township intercept, reserving the propriety of farms granted to John Winthrop, Esq., Mr. Nowell, Mr. Cradock, and Mr. Wilson, to the limate. A short record only of this is necessary. Governor Winthrop writes, July 23, 1630: For the country itself, I can dense forest in 1629. This confirms the story told of Gov. Winthrop; that when he took up his residence on his farm at Ten go in; no place barren, but on the tops of hills. Governor Winthrop, writing to his son, runs a parallel between the soilars. The grants of land made by the General Court to Governor Winthrop, Mr. Cradock, Rev. Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Nowell, show c and, as lovers of science, they asked permission of Professor Winthrop to attend his course of lectures in natural philosop: There is leave granted (by the General Court) to Mr. John Winthrop, jun., to employ his Indian to shoot at fowl (probably i
reof; invited us so strongly to go on, that Mr. Winthrop, of Suffolk (who was well known in his own sistants of lands in Mistick was made to Governor Winthrop in 1631. The record says: Six hundred a The Hon. James Savage, in his edition of Winthrop's Journal, vol. II. p. 195, has the followinweight, yet they did not faint in spirit. Gov. Winthrop, Sept. 9, 1630, says : It is enough that w we pass through hell to it. As soon as Gov. Winthrop had settled himself on the Ten-Hill Farm, p. The fall of prices was remarkable; and Gov. Winthrop says: This evil was very notorious, that mn, for aught I can learn. We have it from Gov. Winthrop, that in 1633 Sagamores John and James, anand executive powers afterwards granted to Gov. Winthrop; for he did not need them. July 28, 162overnor, and owner of the two last ships. Gov. Winthrop says: Mr. Cradock was aboard the Arbella. as made: The Wear at Mistick is granted to John Winthrop, Esq., present Governor, and to Mr. Mathew[7 more...]
the support of the minister should be continued, and that the board of the minister should be five shillings per week; and, if any one refused to pay his share of this, then the Selectmen should rate him according to his effects. The town's rate was one penny in the pound, and twelve pence per head. Supporting the ministry by an equal tax on all property was the settled policy of our fathers, though there had been objectors to the plan. So early as 1643, one Briscoe, of Watertown, says Winthrop, wrote a book against it, wherein, besides his arguments, which were naught, he cast reproach on the elders and officers. He was fined ten pounds, and one of the publishers forty shillings. Not successful in settling a minister, the town hired Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge, of Charlestown, to preach for six months; and, as his engagements in Charlestown did not allow him to reside in Medford, the town passed the following vote, Dec. 5, 1698:-- Voted that Cotton Tufts be chosen and appointe
s of fracture. The high price of labor, of wood, and of cartage, rendered competition unwise; and the manufacture of bricks has ceased. Ship-building. Governor Winthrop sailed from Cowes, in England, on Thursday, April 8, 1630. On Saturday, June 12, he reached Boston Bay; and, on the 17th of that month, he makes the followimodel of this year has never been surpassed. The speed and safety of our ships are proofs of our remark. The Arbella, of four hundred tons, which brought Governor Winthrop, was sixty-five days on its passage,--a period in which a Medford sailing ship now can cross the Atlantic four times. Oct. 7, 1641: General Court.--Whereaor fishing and other purposes, was large. Mr. Savage says, He maintained a small plantation for fishing at Mistick, in the present bounds of Malden, opposite to Winthrop's farm, at Ten Hills. Complaint was made by our fishermen of a law, passed by Plymouth Colony, which laid a tax of five shillings on every share of fish caught
were the champions in this gladiatorial encounter we do not know, nor where victory perched; but we have proof of blind, unchristian persecution, which stands a blot on the page of history. At the Ten Hills, in Mistick, lived a servant of John Winthrop, jun., who professed the Baptist faith. Mary Gould, his wife, who was with him in his creed, writes to John Winthrop, jun., March 23, 1669, concerning her husband's imprisonment in Boston on account of his peculiar faith. Whether what was doneJohn Winthrop, jun., March 23, 1669, concerning her husband's imprisonment in Boston on account of his peculiar faith. Whether what was done at Ten Hills was approved at Medford we do not know; but these facts tell volumes concerning the ideas, principles, and practices of some of the Puritan Pilgrims of New England. Indians convicted of crime, or taken prisoners in war, were sold by our fathers as slaves! June 14, 1642: If parents or masters neglect training up their children in learning, and labor, and other employments which may be profitable to the Commonwealth, they shall be sufficiently punished by fines for the neglec
y 28, 1629.--Mr. Joseph Bradshaw was present this day, as one of the assistants, at the sitting of the court in London. 1630.--The fleet that brought over Governor Winthrop and the first settlers of Medford was nautically organized. The history says, Articles of consortship were drawn between the captain and mariners: The Arbelred, if they have their wood felled and squared for them; and not above 5s. 6d. if they fell and square their wood themselves. Feb. 7, 1632.--On this day, Governor Winthrop, Mr. Nowell, and others, crossed our ford in Medford, and traveller on an exploring expedition towards the north-east, and came to a very great pond, having wise, was built on the bank of Malden River, opposite the Wellington Farm; and a cartway led from it to the first house built in Medford. March 28, 1636.--Governor Winthrop, writing to his son, says, This morning, I went to Ten Hills with your mother and your wife, to have seen Goodman Bushnell. We are all in good health; and I
, 319. Universalist Church, 269. Usher family, 556. Usher, 36, 168, 169, 170, 178, 188, 193, 345, 419, 538, 570. Wade family, 558. Wade, 8, 28, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 97, 100, 327, 425. Waite, 36, 51, 439, 560. Warren family, 560. Warren, 225. Washington, 69, 161. Waterman, 87. Watson, 36. Weber family, 560. Wellington, 37, 55. Wheeler, 34, 43. Whitefield, 226, 233. Whitmore family, 561. Whitmore, 9, 36, 68, 69, 97, 103, 106, 109, 126, 209, 216, 217, 265, 331, 332, 334, 353, 411, 412, 414, 415, 438, 507, 511, 513, 553, 560, 570. Wier, 49, 565. Wigglesworth, 8. wild family, 566. Willard, 105. Willis family, 566. Willis, 28, 36, 42, 96, 99, 101, 102, 103, 106, 218, 241, 265, 328. Wilson, 2, 3, 14. Winthrop, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, 20, 25, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 45, 74. Winslow, 268. Woodbridge, 203, 313. Woodward, 36. Wolcott, 15. Wyman family, 569. Wyman, 112. Sicut Patribus, sit Deus Nobis.