The Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Morrill Wyman.
Cambridge has not been wanting in its charities even in its earliest times.
The Church, which was then the State, charged itself with the care of the sick poor.
Some were aided, in a small way to be sure, in their own houses.
Dr. Paige in his history gives us a list of charges, quaintly expressed, from which it appears that Brother Towne has £ 1 toward his expenses in sickness; Sister Banbrick, being sick, had a breast of mutton; Sister Albone 7lbs.
of venison, some physic, and a bottle of sack, and brother Sill four quarts of sack for his refreshment in times of fayntness.
Others were aided in supply of their manifold necessyties.
About 1663 the care of the poor passed into the hands of the town, and for a hundred years after the poor were cared for by the selectmen in private families.
In 1779 the first workhouse and almshouse was opened on the corner of Boylston and South streets.
This proving unsatisfactory, soon another was
orge, preaches on the Common, 13, 48; a friend to the college, 236.
Whitefield tree, 48.
Willard, Emery, the village strong man, 40.
William H. Smart Post 30, 288.
Williams, Rev. Mr., 73.
Willson, Forceythe, 68.
Wilson, John, Sr., 334.
Wilson, Rev. John, election speech of, 7, 48.
Windmill Hill, 3.
Windsor, Conn., founded, 6.
Winlock, Professor, 75.
Winship, Mrs. Joanna, tomb of, 189.
Winthrop, John, 1, 2, 7, 47.
Winthrop, Prof. John, 72, 73.
Winthrop Square, 5.
Wires, Inspectors of, and Superintendent of Lamps, 404.
Witchcraft, 11, 12.
Wollaston, Mount, Thomas Hooker's company settle at, 6, 233.
Wolves, bounties for, 9.
Worcester becomes a city, 54.
Worcester, Joseph E., lexicographer, 68.
Worthington Street, 116.
Wright, Elizur, description of London parks, 119.
Wyman, Prof. Jeffries, 73, 75.
Young Men's Christian Association, 242; property exempt from taxation, 320.
Young Women's Christian Association, 242.