ally concluded not to accept their call.
Captain Jonathan Brown, of Watertown, commanded a company of troops in what is called The Old French War, on the Canadian frontier.
A writer who carefully examined some of the Brown Papers, dated at Lake George in 1758, gives a list of 51 names of soldiers who served in his command, and judges from the names that a majority of them were from Watertown, Waltham, and contiguous towns.
Probably all of these, with the exception of one named Cuffe Peacock, who signed his name by a mark, and was doubtless a negro, were Native Americans, and all live Yankees.
In 1759 a body of English troops under Lord Amherst arrived to take part in this war; previous to their departure for Lake George, they were encamped in Watertown, at Dirty Green, below the Aetna Mills, on the Charles River, near Pleasant Street.
An Act passed May 28, 1760, by the General Court, for assessing the sum of £ 97,345 13s. 0d., levied upon Waltham £ 339 16s. 3d., Weston