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Medfield (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
ut 15 miles from the Narraganset fort......Dec. 18, 1675 The fort was carried and the Indians routed and the whole place burned; over 1,000 Indians were killed and captured; the English lost about 200 killed and wounded and six captains killed; this swamp fight occurred Sunday......Dec. 19, 1675 Indians attack Lancaster, and after killing all the men carry the women and children into captivity......Feb. 5, 1676 Six hundred additional troops ordered to be levied......Feb. 8, 1676 Medfield surprised and laid in ashes......Feb. 21, 1676 Weymouth, within 18 miles of Boston, attacked and seven buildings burned......Feb. 24 1676 Groton attacked......March 3, 9, 13, 1676 Town of Plymouth assaulted and twelve persons killed......March, 1676 Warwick burned and Providence partially destroyed......March 17, 1676 [The aged Roger Williams accepts a commission as captain for the defence of the town he had founded.] Captain Pierce, of Scituate, with about fifty men and t
Roxbury, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
time in the colony, gathered at Charlestown......July, 1630 Watertown settled by Sir Richard Saltonstall......1630 Roxbury settled by William Pynchon......1630 Newtown (now Cambridge) settled by Mr. Dudley, Mr. Bradstreet, and others......1erwards distinguished as Apostle to the Indians, arrives at Massachusetts Bay and becomes first teacher of the church at Roxbury......Nov. 2, 1631 Governor Bradford, of the Plymouth colony, resigning, Edward Winslow is chosen governor......1632 hire and founds Exeter......1637 Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, under sentence of banishment, is committed to Joseph Welde, of Roxbury, for safe-keeping, until the court shall dispose of her......Nov. 2, 1637 She is excommunicated, sent out of the jurid most suitable......September, 1644 Anabaptists banished from Massachusetts......1644 Free schools established at Roxbury and other towns, to be supported by voluntary allowance or by tax upon such as refuse......1645 Law passed against s
t, and a lesser one at the northeast, that increases the breadth to about 110 miles. Area, 8,315 square miles, in fourteen counties. Population, 1890, 2,238,943; 1900, 2,805,346. Capital, Boston. Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, sailing from Falmouth, England, after a passage of forty-nine days, discovers land in lat. 43° 30′ N......May 14, 1602 He discovers a mighty headland, which, from the quantity of codfish caught in the vicinity, is called Cape Cod; the voyagers land; this is the first and for her outlay in the expedition against Louisburg; this came over in solid coin......September, 1749 Sir William Pepperell, Thomas Hutchinson, James Otis, and two others, as commissioners, meet delegates from the Eastern Indian tribes at Falmouth (now Portland. Me.), and renew the treaty made a quarter of a century before......Oct. 16, 1749 Small-pox again visits Boston......1752 [Of 2,100 persons inoculated with it, only thirty-one died: of the 5,550 taken without inoculation, 51
New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
the history of the province, which he had been thirty years in collecting, and which could not be replaced, are lost......Aug. 26. 1765 Vessel arrives at Boston with the stamps......Sept. 25, 1765 [These stamps were deposited at Castle William and remained there.] Delegates from nine Anglo-American colonies meet at New York......Oct. 7, 1765 [This congress was composed of twenty-six members. From New York, four; Rhode Island and Delaware, each two; Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, each three. Thomas Ruggles, of Massachusetts, was chosen president of the congress. The manifestoes brought out at this congress were: A Declaration of the Rights and Grievances of the Colonists of America ; an address to the King; a memorial to the House of Lords; and a petition to the House of Commons. The tone of all these was loyal.] Stamp Act goes into effect......Nov. 1, 1765 Andrew Oliver is compelled to resign his office......Dec.
Lynn (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
by Mr. Dudley, Mr. Bradstreet, and others......1630 Dorchester and Boston settled......1630 Lynn settled......1630 Famine in the Massachusetts Bay colony December, 1630, and January, 1631 te of it, is named Harvard, after its founder......March 13, 1639 Inhabitants from the town of Lynn settle on Long Island......1640 First original publication from Massachusetts, a volume of poeJohn Clarke, a minister from the Baptist church at Newport, R. I., and two others are arrested at Lynn as Baptists and sent to Boston, where Clarke is sentenced to pay a fine of £ 20 or be whipped; thn, born 1831, dies at Nonquit......Aug. 5, 1888 Maria Mitchell, astronomer, born 1818, dies at Lynn......June 28, 1889 Maritime exhibition opens at Boston......Nov. 4, 1889 Great fire at LynnLynn; 296 buildings destroyed; 80 acres burned over; loss, $5,000,000......Nov. 26, 1889 Haverhill celebrates its 250th anniversary......July 2, 1890 Cyclone visits the suburbs of South Lawrence, th
to Boston, where Clarke is sentenced to pay a fine of £ 20 or be whipped; the fine is paid and he is released with the injunction to leave the colony......1651 Obadiah Holmes, one of Clarke's companions, is fined £ 30; not paying it, he gets thirty strokes with a three-corded whip and is sent out of the colony......1651 Hugh Parsons and his wife Mary tried for witchcraft; Mrs. Parsons dies in prison, Parsons is acquitted......1651 Oliver Cromwell invites people of Massachusetts to Ireland......1651 French of Canada appeal to the people of New England for aid against the Iroquois without success......1651 Mint set up at Boston (by the General Court) which coins shillings, sixpences, and a few smaller coin......1652 [The date (1652) was not changed for thirty years. John Hull was first mintmaster, and, being allowed fifteen pence out of every twenty shillings coined, he amassed a large fortune.] President Dunster, of Harvard College, is indicted for disturbing infa
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
2° 45′ N. lat., and 70° 30′ and 73° 30′ W. long. The States of Vermont and New Hampshire lie immediately on the north; on the east lies the Atlantic Ocean, giving icut. Immediately on its western boundaries lie Rhode Island, New York, and New Hampshire. It extends east and west 190 miles, and 50 miles north and south, with a nchised and banished for supporting her......Nov. 2, 1637 He journeys to New Hampshire and founds Exeter......1637 Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, under sentence of bani.....August, 1730 Worcester county formed......1731 Massachusetts and New Hampshire boundary fixed......1731 England forbids the colonies to export hats....nor Belcher was the last governor of the two provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.] Governor Shirley renews the claim for a fixed salary, which is finally1745 Troops—of which Massachusetts furnished 3,250, Connecticut 500, and New Hampshire 300—rendezvous at Canseau......April 1, 1745 Commodore Warren join
use......1742 Peter Faneuil builds Faneuil Hall and presents it to the town of Boston......1742 England at war with France, commenced......March 31, 1744 Expedition against Louisburg, organized by Governor Shirley, under command of William PLouisburg, come into the American waters......September, 1746 [This expedition is a disastrous failure, and returns to France.] Riot in Boston owing to impressment of citizens by Commodore Knowles, of the British navy; the rioters seize severa.Nov. 17, 1747 [The officers were finally released, and most of the impressed men sent back.] Louisburg restored to France by the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle......Oct. 7, 1748 Governor Shirley goes to England on leave for one year......Septembple, declare themselves unable to find any satisfactory solution of it, but in an habitual and impolitic predilection for France ......March 2, 1809 Massachusetts agrees to a remonstrance, in which she denounces the perseverance in the war after t
Charlestown, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
e, with others conmmence a settlement at Mishawums, now Charlestown......June 24, 1629 A church established at Salem withoston, third in order of time in the colony, gathered at Charlestown......July, 1630 Watertown settled by Sir Richard Salt at Salem......1635 First appointment of selectmen at Charlestown......Feb. 10, 1635 General court orders the fortificaBoston......February, 1638 Rev. John Harvard dies at Charlestown......Sept. 14, 1638 Three thousand emigrants arrive fck, who had assisted him......1648 Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, indicted for a witch, found guilty, and executed......Jbert Treat Paine.] Powder seized by British troops at Charlestown; about thirteen tons......Sept. 1, 1774 Governor Gageaptured; British loss was 226 killed and 828 wounded. Charlestown burned by the British the same day; estimated loss £ 118s Normal Art School at Boston opened......May 8, 1873 Charlestown. Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed to Boston by vote at
Dorchester Heights (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-massachusetts
general), 305 wounded, and thirty captured; British loss was 226 killed and 828 wounded. Charlestown burned by the British the same day; estimated loss £ 118,000. General Washington reaches the army at Cambridge......July 2, 1775 General Gage recalled; he sails for England......Oct. 10, 1775 [General Howe in command of the British forces in Boston.] A heavy cannonade is opened upon Boston from all the American batteries, evening of......March 2, 1776 Americans occupy Dorchester Heights and throw up strong intrenchments, night of......March 4, 1776 British evacuate Boston......March 17, 1776 Seven thousand soldiers, 4,000 seamen, and 1,500 families of loyalists sail for Halifax......March 17, 1776 Americans enter Boston......March 20, 1776 Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Boston from the balcony of the State-house......July 18, 1776 [At the same time the King's arms are removed.] Massachusetts quota of troops to serve for three years or
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