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Roxbury, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
ead, who was a Selectman in 1745 and 1746. Here, extending on Trapelo Street about three-eighths of a mile, rises Mackerel Hill, from the sides and summit of which to the south and east fine views may be had of Newton and Brighton, Boston and Roxbury, with the Blue Hills of Milton in the distance, and portions of Needham, Dedham, Natick, Weston, and other towns. On its western slope is a dense pine grove, through which the sun but faintly penetrates, whose soft carpet invites repose, and thof N. P. Banks, a member of the Institute, then Governor of the Commonwealth. The manufacture of watches by machinery was first undertaken by Messrs. A. L. Dennison, Edward Howard, and Samuel Curtis, of Boston, who established a factory at Roxbury, Mass., in 1850, under the name of the Boston Watch Company. Finding their expenses very large they moved to Waltham in 1854, but meeting with unexpected obstacles they became bankrupt in 1856. Their property was sold by an assignee, and was purc
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 3
Edmund Lock, who probably formed the company which went to Bunker Hill a month later. They likewise delivered to Eliphalet Hastings, Abraham Parkhurst, and Daniel Warren the guns of Jonas Dix, Esq., William Wellington, and Josiah Brown respectively, the owners being willing to lend the same. Two weeks later, May 27th, a vote was passed advising their Representative that if the Honorable Congress should, for the safety of the United Colonies, declare them independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, they, the said inhabitants, will solemnly engage with their lives and fortunes to support them in the measure. June 11, 1776, the Selectmen ordered the Treasurer to pay Josiah Wyer for a bayonet lost by Eliphalet Hastings at the Battle of Bunker Hill. June 25th, the town voted the sum of £ 6 6s. 8d., as a bounty to each non-commissioned officer and soldier that shall engage in the expedition to Canada, and appointed Matthew Collins and Isaac Gleason a committee to raise the money
Brown's lane (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 3
est and Winter Streets. Above Moody Street, on the south side of Main Street, was a house once occupied by a Captain Thayer, a carpenter and wheelwright, and then by Leonard Williams Cushing, a son of the clergyman, who sold it to Nathan Upham. It was afterwards the property of Jonas Clark, hatter, who removed to a farm east of Lexington Street, where he died at the age of 85, and this house came into the hands of Joseph Hoar. At the east corner of Harvard-Street, formerly known as Brown's Lane, stands the house of Mr. Daniel French, where formerly stood two houses, one in the rear of the other. The one in the rear was known as the William Hagar house. In 1798 Amos Brown, Jr., was taxed as owner and occupant of the other, which was or had been a tavern and store. The next house was built by Captain Zachary Wesson, son-in-law of Captain Abijah Fiske (a soldier in the Revolution), who kept a tavern on the opposite side of the road. This was known from its color as the Green
Medway, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
be felt of additional accommodation for public worship, resulting from the growth of the town, especially of the Factory population. The Manufacturing Company and some of their employes, with other of the townspeople, having decided to build another church, a paper was circulated for the signatures of those favoring the project, the agreement being to settle a minister according to the wishes of the majority of the signers. The Congregationalists prevailed, and Rev. Sewall Harding, from Medway, who had been preaching to them in the school-house on Elm Street, was ordained January 17, 1821, the same day the new house of worship was dedicated on Church Street, on the spot now occupied by the Catholic burial ground. The views of Rev. Mr. Harding not according with those of a majority of the parish, he was dismissed by a vote of the society, April 4, 1825-62 affirmative, 15 negative. The church-members, with the exception of one or two only, adhered to their pastor and left in a b
Rutland, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
ovember, 1777, to guard the troops of the Convention at Watertown, and remained until the following April. Twenty others went in January, and six for 15 days in July. The Committee also give a long list of persons who gave from £ 2 to £ 30 each to procure men for the Continental Army. Fourteen men went to the Boston and Roxbury lines in the spring of 1778, and fourteen others advanced money to procure men to go to Rhode Island in the summer following. Five went to escort prisoners to Rutland. Fifteen, who went to the lines in August of the same year, were allowed £ 2 each. The total sum of the allowances reported by the Committee was £ 3,308 6s. 4d. The report was accepted by the town and the money granted. At the same meeting Captain Abraham Peirce and John Bright were appointed a Committee to procure men for the war whenever there should be a call for more troops. Nathan Lock, the last survivor of these patriots of a century ago, who pledged their lives, their fortune
Billerica (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
sion of Rev. Sewall Harding (Congregationalist) by the majority of the parish of the Second Religious Society, and the withdrawal with him of his church, a new church was formed under Rev. Bernard Whitman (Unitarian), as appears from the following from a book of records of the society. The second church was gathered on the 8th day of January, 1826, in presence of the Rev. Dr. Lowell of the West Church, Boston. A covenant was read and signed by Bernard Whitman from the Church of Christ in Billerica, Ebenezer Hobbs and Mary Hobbs from the First Church in Waltham, Jonathan Weeks and Sarah Weeks from First Church in Marlboroa, Henry Moore and Mary Moore from First Church of Christ in Bolton, and Cyrus Jones from First Church in Weston. Dr. Lowell then pronounced these persons members of the Second Congregational Church in Waltham, gathered according to gospel order. Recorded by me, Bernard Whitman, pastor elect of the Second Religious Society in Waltham, Jan. 9, 1826. Then follows a
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 3
pril, 1634, and is supposed to be the ancestor of all the Livermores in the United States. He gave this property to his son Nathaniel, who died in 1730, and bequeatrds, who are able bodied, effective men, and not in the service of the United States of America. [28 names]. May 19, 1777, the town voted to instruct Jonas Dix, ry 1778, the Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the United States of America were read to the town, and maturely considered by them; the town unanited for the securing the Freedom, Sovereignty, and Independence of the United States of America, and instructed their Representative to give his vote in favor of authin the negative. April 13, 1789, John Adams, Vice-President elect of the United States, set out on his journey to New York from Braintree, via Dorchester, Charleshis is believed to have been the first successful attempt to use gas in the United States. In 1798 a part of the celebrated manufactory of Boulton and Watt, at Soho
Shrewsbury, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
e probably old tenor, as October 5, 1747, the salary granted was £ 100 new tenor, and £ 10 for wood. In 1749 £ 125, and in 1750 £ 66 13s. 4d. lawful money, were the grants. May 3, 1751, £ 20 was voted to pay for preaching during Mr. Williams's illness. He died June 22d, aged 52 years. The town voted £ 300 old tenor for the funeral expenses, and afterwards added £ 2 for grave stones to 8s. 6d. given by Mr. Bridge. Mr. Williams was succeeded by his son-in-law, the Rev. Jacob Cushing of Shrewsbury, who was ordained November 22, 1752. In 1765 the Waltham meeting-house was re-seated by a committee who didn't leave the choir together. Thereupon those persons that had been at Cost and Pains to learn themselves to sing, petitioned the town-meeting for seats together, and the town voted them the three hind seats in front on the men's side, if any one knows where those were. This arrangement displeased the friends of congregational singing, who to the number of eighteen petitioned the
Trayning (Western Australia, Australia) (search for this): chapter 3
d the expenses of a court Henry III. frequently took up his residence at Waltham Abbey, and to reward the hospitality of his entertainers, he granted them the right to hold a fair annually for seven days. Subsequently two fairs Perhaps it was to perpetuate the old home custom that the Freemen of Watertown, March 30, 1639, Ordered yt two Faires at Watertowne, ye one upon the first Friday of ye 4 month [June], ye other upon the first Friday of the 7 month [September], shalbe kept upon the Trayning place. were held, each continuing one day, the first on the third of May, O. S., the Invention of the Cross; and the other on the fourteenth of September, O. S., the Exaltation of the Cross. He also bestowed on it many rich gifts. From his time it became so distinguished by royal and noble benefactors, as to rank with the most opulent establishments in the kingdom. In 1242, it was again solemnly dedicated, probably in consequence of additions being then made to the original buildings, of
Main (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 3
Above Stowe Street stands the house of N. L. Sibley, formerly the residence of Nathan Locke, and owned and occupied by Bradshaw Smith before him. Just above this was the dwelling in 1798 of Zebedee Macomber, built by his father-in-law David Smith, owner of the Brick Tavern which stood opposite. In building it he made near the fire-place a secret cupboard to keep his money in, which no one knew of until he pointed it out to his daughter several years after. The last house in Waltham on the Main road was the Bemis Tavern, owned and occupied by Isaac Bemis as a tavern in 1798, and kept by him for a long time. John Ball is supposed to have occupied the stand previous to him, and a Mr. Stratton followed him. It is still standing, the only one of the ancient taverns left, but no longer a public house. It is among the oldest houses of Waltham, and doubtless a fair specimen of the ancient inn. The first retailer of strong liquors in the town was Jonathan Hammond in 1739, and next Rebe
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