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n the westward trek. Pynchon's Roxbury party began the journey about April 26th, the Blessing of the Bay sailing from Boston with their goods about the same time. At least twelve families went in this party, and on May 14th the men of the party signed a declaration and agreement for a town government. I have not read this document, but apparently we had here another Mayflower compact. They obtained a deed of their lands from the Indians on July 15, 1636. On May 31, 1636, according to Winthrop's history, The Rev. Thomas Hooker, pastor of the Church of Newtowne, and most of his congregation, went to Connecticut. His wife was carried in a horse litter; and they drove one hundred and sixty cattle, and fed of their milk by the way. This party went, as we all remember, to Hartford, which, however, had been settled in part from New Amsterdam in 1633. The Bay path left the Roxbury-Dedham road at the north end of Jamaica pond, whence it led nearly westward into Newtowne, and crossed
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30., The Mayflower of the Pilgrims. (search)
ory. In the fight off Gravelines. when the Armada made a last desperate attempt to save itself from utter rout, the Mayflower's part was a prominent one. According to a recent writer in the London Graphic, the ship was one of the chief ones contributed to Queen Elizabeth's fleet by the merchants of the city of London, but Goodwin's Pilgrim Republic states that the officials of Lynnes offered the Mayflower (150 tons) to join the fleet against the dreaded Armada. The Graphic erroneously implies that the Mayflower ended her days ingloriously in the slave trade between Guinea and America. Goodwin, in refrence to this rumor, says that the slaver Mayflower was a ship of 350 tons, while the Pilgrim vessel was only 150. The latter came to Salem in 1629, and the last known of her was when she was one of a fleet that landed John Winthrop and his colonists in Charlestown in 1630.—Boston Herald. The most authentic information fixes the tonnage of the Mayflower of the Pilgrims at 120 ton
ton. by Abner H. Barker. Read before the Historical Society, October. 1927, by Joseph C. Smith. IN May, 1630, Gov. John Winthrop and his associates arrived in Salem from England, and not being satisfied, proceeded to find land which suited themtic lakes and one mile inland from the Mystic river. This grant of land was made to Mr. Cradock, March 4, 1634. Governor Winthrop owned the land on the south side of the Mystic, in what is now Somerville, extending from Charlestown Neck to Colle whose keel was laid on the Mystic. She was a bark of thirty tons called The Blessing of the Bay, and was built by Governor Winthrop and launched July 4, 1631, costing, £ 145. Five years later Governor Winthrop said he would sell her for £ 160. Governor Winthrop said he would sell her for £ 160. The Osgood school (now the home of the Wellington Improvement Association) was built on Salem street near the Malden line in 1851 by Beaty and Bradlee at a cost of $3,375. It was moved to Wellington in 1883, and was used until the new Osgood scho
H. Bullwinkle, Estate J. D. Habernicht, Estate Wm. C. Gatewood, B. Gerrety, P. Sheehan, Mrs. M. Perronean, H. Missroon, D. Schnaars, Mrs. Schwing, J. J. Pettigrew, H. Lovegreen, J. P. Merkhardt, Geo. Logerman. Franklin Street.--Rev. J. B. Campbell, D. Lopez. Limehouse Street.--A. F. Browning, Colonel E. B. White, W. P. Ravenel, Jas. R. Addison, Carnage House, kitchen, &c., East of Mrs. Enslow. Mazyck Street.--Major James Munrrell, D. D. Bunch, Miss S. Cobia, Thos. Arnold, John Winthrop, B. O'Brien. Mr. Bullwinkle, Miss Mary McCall. Col. De Treville, of the Seventeenth regiment, rendered the most efficient aid in the admirable arrangements of his forces. We learn that a subscription list for the relief of the poor, who are sufferers by the terrible conflagration of Wednesday night, has been opened at the Bank of Charleston, and the following liberal donations already made: Gourdin, Matthiessen & Co.$1000 T. D. Wagner500 George W. Williams & Co.500
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