Skip to main content

Full text of "Boston events. A brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1620 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order"

See other formats


5,ooo 

Boston Events 

163O TO 1880 



rb 



^ 



jv? ..i^fi.,.1 ... .Si. ..%.!». 



* 



topv $ 




$ 



DUDLEY TLEY, 



CC: 



rrt 







t^.ff, I ^ 



BOSTON EVENTS. 

A BRIEF MENTION AND THE DATE 

OF 

MORE THAN 5,000 EVENTS 

THAT TRANSPIRED IN BOSTON FROM 

_ 1630 to 1880, 

COVERING A PERIOD OF 250 YEARS, 



Together with other Occurrences of Interest, arranged in 

Alphabetical Order. 

COMPILED BY 

EDWARD H, SAVAGE, 

Author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight 

and Gas-Light. 



■> ->',„' 



_^ . • ■■; ■■ l : / , , : 11 v ! 

> ;. »*v .*.,' r T TTTTr»..S >« •»•■ 

Published and Sold by the Compiler. 

, . , , . I)!,) » 

■ ^-i : — , -_, .. , lj. 



BOSTON : 

TOLMAN & WHITE, PRINTERS, 383 WASHINGTON STREET. 

1884. 




H'/fcRA^ 



SJL4JL- 



\r 






.5 




Entered according to A-ot of Congress, in the year 1884, by Edward H. Savage, 
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 



XI , IH^I 



Dc^ XI 



ERRATA. 

On page 10, 12th line from bottom, for "1686," read "1866." 

On page 32, 6th line from bottom, for "Union place," read "Union 

park." 
On page 169, 9th line from bottom, for "Funeral at Mansfield," read 



funeral at Majshfold/'- • .'. 

••: : ; •• ■ « •:« «. «. : : ; \ 

' ' ' « < < < t . , , 



•« it 



t c 



•'.■<' ... 

1 * 1 • . . • > 
> . . 
• ' • I « > 



«■ » L * I 



S 2-C3 



TO THE READER 



The past History of Boston has been so often and so ably written, that it 
seems little can be added ; but to ascertain where the record of any particular 
event can be found, is often no easy task. 

Boston Events, — Where and When, is designed as a ready reference 
to occurrences that have transpired, not only within the limits of the Town, 
but also to many other happenings, of more or less interest, in its history. 
For this purpose, a brief mention is made of the passing event, which, to- 
gether with the date of its occurrence, is sufficient to make one line across 
the page ; from this line is taken the leading word, and from that word the 
index letter ; the whole being arranged in alphabetical order. 

In compiling this work, reference has been had to the Records of the 
Town and City, of Churches, Societies, Newspapers and Periodicals of the 
day, and many other sources. The writer has been a resident of Boston for 
nearly fifty years, and most of the events recorded during that period have 
been taken from memoranda made by him at the time. 

The thought of a production so meagre, and the great liability to error 
in a work of this kind, has long delayed its publication ; but at the earnest 
request of many persons, and in the hope that it may prompt an interest in 
some abler hand to improve and enlarge, this little volume is now offered to 
the public, deeply regretting the want of time and opportunity to prepare a 
work more accurate and complete. 

EDWARD H. SAVAGE. 

Boston, 1884. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Academy of the Arts and Sciences established in 

Boston, . . . . - . . . May 4, 1780 

Accidents. — Ship Mary Rose blew up in the har- 
bor ; 14 men killed, . . . . . Aug. 27, 1640 

The miller at Copp's Hill killed by lightning, . June 22, 1642 
Capt. Davenport at the Castle killed by lightning, July 16, 1664 
At Whitefield's meeting, Checkley's Church, sev- 
eral injured, . . . . . Sep. 27, 1740 

At Columbian Museum fire, 5 men killed, . . May 17, 1807 

At Green street Church, 2 men killed, . . June 13, 1826 
North Bennet Church, laying corner-stone, many 

injured, ....... Apr. 30, 1828 

At Montgomery Hall, Bath street, many injured, Mar. 1, 1842 

Dearborn's Block, Pearl street, fell, . . • . June 25, 1848 

Chickering Build'g fell, Watchman Foster killed, Dec. 2, 1852 
Pemberton House (Howard street) wall fell, 5 

men injured, ...... Oct. 25, 1853 

Shell explosion on the Common, 5 men killed, . July 4, 1854 

Block of stores on Broad street fell, . * . . Aug. 23, 1854 
Pemberton Mill, at Lawrence, fell, 88 persons 

killed, ....... Jan. 11, 1860 

Cars ran off Eastern R. R. bridge, 4 men killed, Nov. 21, 1862 

Otis place wall fell, 6 men badly injured, . . Feb. 4, 1866 

Wall fell in Orange lane, 3 children killed, . Apr. 21, 1866 



6 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Accidents. — Three men suffocated in a cess-pool, 

Pembroke street, ..... June 23, 1866 

Wall fell in Summer street, 5 men badly injured, Feb. 1, 1867 

Broad street Sugar Refinery fell, 3 men killed, . July 24, 1868 

Three men killed on Atlantic avenue, . . May 23, 1870 

At Revere, on Eastern R. R., 32 persons killed, Aug. 26, 1871 

At City Hall elevator, Engineer Whorf killed, . Nov. 7, 1876 
Runaway team killed Mr. Hill, corner Beacon 

and Tremont streets, ..... Jan. 14, 1877 

Boiler explosion at East Boston, 2 men killed, . Mar. 23, 1877 
Staging in Blackstoiie square fell, many persons 

injured, Sep. 17, 1877 

At Wollaston, Old Colony R. R., 5 killed, many 

injured, Oct. 8, 1878 

Sloop capsized in the harbor, 5 persons drowned, June 8, 1879 

Several lives lost in the harbor in a tempest, . July 16, 1879 

Torpedo explosion in harbor, 2 men killed, . Oct. 13, 1879 
Helen J. Ward shooting mystery, Mrs. Ward 

killed, ....... Dec. 30, 1879 

Adams, Samuel, lived in Brattle square, . . 1769 

Chosen Councillor for Boston, . . . . 1775 

Likeness placed in Faneuil Hall, . . . Sep. 28, 1841 
Allen's Farm. House stood at north end of 

Green street, 1728 

Allerton Point. Northerly terminus of Nantas- 

ket Beach, 1630 

Almanacs. First published by John Foster, . 1679 

Almshouse. Built at the head of the Common, . 1682 

Burned at the head of the Common, and rebuilt, 1682 

Repaired by Mr. Thrasher, .... April, 1704 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Almshouse, Children dined by Gov.' Hancock, . July 4,1790 

Keeper Samuel Whitwell resigned, . . . July 4, 1795 

Near the Granary, sold at auction, . . . Nov. 9, 1795 

At Barton's Point, built and completed, . . May 18, 1802 

Lands at Barton's Point sold in part, . . Mar. 7, 1825 

Occupants removed to South Boston, . . Mar., 1825 

Occupants removed to Deer Island, . . . Jan., 1854 

State paupers removed to Tewksbury, . . May, 1854 

Occupants at Roxbury sent to Deer Island, . April, 1868 

Austin Farm prepared for women, . . . 1877 

Marcellus street prepared for truant boys, . 1878 

Amee, J. L. C, Ex-Chief of Police, died in 

Boston, aged 67, Feb. 4, 1867 

American Flag, adopted by the American States, June 14, 1777 
" Old Glory," Anniversary Centennial Celebra- 
tion, ....... June 14, 1877 

Amnesty to Rebeldom ; President Lincoln's Proc- 
lamation, ....... Nov. 8, 1863 

Anderson, Maj. Robert, of Fort Sumpter mem- 
ory, visits Boston, ..... July 6, 1865 

Andrew, John A., Massachusetts' great War 

Governor, died, aged 49, . . . . Oct. 30, 1867 

Angel. A printer's sign in Cornhill street, . 1654 

Angel Gabriel, with his horn, a political humbug 

in Boston, ...... May, 1854 

Annexation. Brookline dis-annexed from Boston, Nov. 13, 1705 

Brookline to Boston, attempt defeated, . . Oct. 7, 1873 

Dorchester Neck, South Boston, to Boston, ■ . Jan. 18, 1804 

Washington Village to Boston, . . . . June 10, 1855 

Charlestown to Boston, attempt defeated, . . Feb. 17, 1834 



8 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Annexation. Cbarlestown to Boston, aga 
feated, ..... 

Charlestown to Boston, consummated, 

Chelsea set off from Boston, 

Chelsea to Boston, attempt defeated, 

Roxbury to Boston, attempt defeated, 

Roxbuiy to Boston, consummated, . 

Dorchester to Boston, consummated, 

Roxbury Neck to Boston line run, 

West Roxbury to Boston, consummated, 

Brighton to Boston, consummated, . 

Texas to the United States, creates a sensation, Jan. 7, 1838 
Antimonians make the rulers in Boston much 
trouble, ...... 

Apprentices. Poor children bound out by Over 
seers of the Poor, .... 

Allowed to set up for themselves, 
Apple Island sold by the town to private individu 

«.L 1 o « • • • • • • • 

Occupied as a residence, by William Marsh, 



in de- 




. Oct. 


4, 1854 


. Jan. 


5, 1874 


. Apr. 


4, 1738 


. Mar. 


14, 1850 


. Feb. 


8, 1859 


. Jan. 


6, 1868 


. Jan. 


3, 1870 


• • 


1836 


. Jan. 


5, 1874 


. Jan. 


5, 1874 



1632 

1656 
1657 

1723 

1814 



>9 Marsh's house destroyed by fire.. 



Nov. 11, 1835 



!■■. 



Aqueduct. Jamaica Pond incorporated, 



«j /try of****** tf'*' 



June, 1790 



Superseded by introduction of Cochituate water, Oct. 25, 1848 
Aquitamong, an Indian, aged 112 years, visited 

Boston, Aug. 25, 1723 

Arabella, the emigrants' favorite, died at Salem, . 1630 

Arch, a mysterious cave found head Lewis wharf, June 23, 1804 
A similar cave found on Pemberton Hill, . . 1836 

Arminianism causing the Boston authorities much 

trouble, . . . . . . 1692 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Arminiailism, a Church of the Order formed in 

Boston, Oct. 3, 1742 

Arnold, Benedict, the traitor, exposed ; great 

sensation in town, ..... Nov. 23, 1780 

Artillery. Ancient and Honorable Company 

organized, ...... June 1, 1638 

British have six guns mounted on Copp's hill, . June 17, 1775 

Park, near Park square. Name suggested, . 1812 
Of the South End, Capt. Lobdell, at Mill Dam 

opening, ....... 1821 

Band concert in the morning on the Common, . July 4, 1859 

Of Montreal, drill on Boston Common, . . Aug. 15, 1859 

Firing by electricity on the Common, . . Ma} 7 26, 1869 

Providence, drill on Boston Common, . . Oct. 2, 1873 
Ashbel, Kate, assaulted Judge Rodgers in Police 

Court, . . . . . . . July 6, 1849 

Assessors of taxes first appointed by the Court, . Aug. 9, 1632 
Asylum for indigent boys, established in Phipps 

place, Mar. 23, 1814 

For the blind ; estate donated by Mr. Perkins, . Apr. 19, 1833 

Corner Salem and Charter streets removed, . Apr. 18, 1835 

For the blind, Mount Washington house opened, May, 1839 

Lying-in, cor. Washington and Asylum sts. built, 1844 

On West Springfield street built, . . . 1857 

On West Springfield St., made a Soldiers' Home, 1861 
On West Springfield street, made the Old Men's 

Home, ....... 1862 

Athenaeum Building, on Beacon street, corner-' 

stone laid, Apr. 28, 1847 

Property removed from Pearl to Beacon street, May 19, 1849 



10 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Atkilis' Pasture, where Atkinson street is since, 1732 
Attucks, Crispus, leader in the defence in the 

massacre, King street, .... Mar. 5, 1770 
Augustus, John, bailed out 799 prisoners the last 

nine years, ...... Dec. 26, 1848 

Aurora Borealis, first seen in Boston, causing 

great alarm, ...... May 15, 1719 

Baby Show. Two running opposition in Boston, Sep. 11, 1855 

Back Bay. Commencement of filling up began, June 15, 1855 
Workmen commence filling for a four hundred 

Ball, Blue, Josiah Franklin's sign, Corner Union 

and Hanover streets, .... 1700 

Removed in widening Union street, . . . April, 1858 
Cannon, lodged in Brattle street Church, . . March, 1776 
Removed, building gave place to stores, . 1872 
State, Grand Military, at Faneuil Hall, . . Jan. 24, 1866 
United States Grand Military, at Boston The- 
atre, ...... Mar. 5, 1686 

j Masquera.de, by the Germans, at Music Hall, . Feb. 25, 1868 

Grand, at the Coliseum on Boylston street, . June 17, 1869 
Jubilee, at Coliseum, Huntington avenue, 50,000 

people, ....... June 26, 1872 

Police, the first annual, at Faneuil Hall, . . Feb. 9, 1870 

Duke Alexis' reception at Boston Theatre, . Dec. 8, 1871 

Grand Dress Centennial, held at Music Hall, . Feb. 24, 1876 
Old South, at Music Hall, to raise preservation 

funds, Apr. 9. 1877 

Base, at South End grounds, 5,000 persons 

present, June 17, 1877 



BOSTON EVENTS. 11 

Balloon sent np from the- Green Dragon Tavern, 

Union street, ...... Nov. 1, 1790 

Ascension from the Common by Dnrant, . . July 31, 1834 

Ascension from the Common by Lauriatt, . . July 4, 1835 
Ascensions became common on Independence 

days, ....... July 4, 1854 

Banished from the town, several knaves and 

harlots, ....... Mar. 4, 1630 

Roger Williams, for what was called heresy, . Oct. 13, 1635 

Kjev. Mr. Wheelwright, for heresy, . . . Oct. 3, 1637 

Capt. Underbill, for defamation, . . . Sep. 17, 1638 

Hugh Be wett, because he thought he did not sin, Dec. 9, 1640 

Mrs. Hutchinson, for sedition, .... Oct. 3, 1737 

200 Scotchmen just arrived from Nova Scotia, . Nov. 10, 1755 

Rev. Matthew Byles, and many other Tories, . 1778 
Banks. Massachusetts, First New England Bank, 

established ...... Mar. 18, 1784 

Union went into operation, .... Aug. 1, 1792 

U. S. Branch Building, State street, corner-stone 

laid, ... . . . . . . Juty 5, 1824 

Suspension throughout the country, hard times, May 11, 1837 

Resume specie payments, ..... Aug. 18, 1838 

Suspension temporary in New England, . . Oct. 14, 1857 

Suspension throughout the U. S., for Rebellion, Dec. 30, 1861 

General redemption in specie payments, . . Jan. 1, 1879 
Merchants', in State street, granite pillars in 

front removed, ...... June* 5, 1856 

Pawners', in Union street, opened for business, Jan. 23, 1860 
Barracks on the Common, at Lynde street Church 

and Old South (British) , .... 1775 



12 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Barton's Point, at the foot of Leverett street, . 1732 

Barnicoat, William, veteran fireman, Ex-Chief 

Engineer, died, ...... Jan. 21, 1867 

Battles, at Lexington and Concord, first of the 

Revolution, Apr. 19, 1775 

Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) , Charlestown, . . June 17, 1775 

Saratoga, Gen. Burgoyne's defeat, . . . Oct. 17, 1777 

Yorktown, Cornwallis' defeat; great sensation, Oct. 19, 1781 

Big Bethel, great sensation in Boston, 

Bull Run, first reverse, sensation in Boston, 

Ball's Bluff reverse, "' " 

Hampton Roads, Monitor engagement, 

Bull Run, second reverse, great excitement, 

Lee's surrender to Grant, great excitement, 
Beacon first set up on Century Hill, . 

Colors set up, a warning of clanger, . 

Tar barrels placed on a skillet, ready to set fire, Sep. 10, 1768 

Taken down by British officers, 

A pole raised in its place, .... 

Pole blown down during a storm, 

A stone and brick monument completed, . 

Monument removed and hill dug down, 

Stone tablets removed to the State House, 

Tablets placed in the walls of Doric Hall, . 
Beacon Hill, the highest land in Trimountain, 

Called Century Hill for a time, 

Was in its primitive state in 

Had a Seminary near its side, . 

Thomas Hudson digs to undermine it, 

State House built thereon, completed, 



June 11, 


1861 


July 21, 


1861 


Oct. 23, 


1861 


Mar. 8, 


1862 


Aug. 31, 


1862 


Apr. 10, 


1'865 


Jan., 


1635 


Apr. 18, 


1689 


Sep. 10, 


1768 


April, 


1775 


Sep., 


1776 


Nov. 26, 


1789 


June 18, 


1791 


Aug., 


1811 


Aug. 25, 


1811 


Feb. 21, 


1861 




1630 




1640 




1720 




1744 


May, 


1764 




1797 



BOSTON EVENTS. 13 

Beacon Hill. Highest part dug down thirty feet 

for dwellings, ...... 1811 

Beacon Park. A race course, at Brighton (River- 
side), opened, ...... 1864 

Mustang race, 110 miles in five hours, . . June 17, 1876 

A Mexican polo race, great sport, . . . Sep. 11, 1876 

An organized company established a race course, 1879 
Bears and Wolves, and ratttlesnakes cause much 

trouble, ....... 1725 



Feb. 28, 1734 
July 4, 1806 
1649 
1690 
1734 
1852 



Folar, on exhibition in town, a great curioshty, 
Show. Man and bear fight on the Common, 
Bells rang b} T Richard Taj'lor, for £4 a year, 
Rung at 5 and 11 a. m., and at 9 p. m., 
Ordered to be rung at sunrise, . 
Ceased to be rung by hand at fires, . 
On the Old South rung the last time by workmen, May 17, 1876 
Men watchmen, with bells, patrol the streets at 

night, 1652 

Bigelow, Jacob, Dr., died at Boston, aged 91 

years, Aug. 10, 1879 

Big Dick (Richard Cephas) , taught fencing and 

dancing in Boston, ..... 1829 

Skeleton preserved in a medical college, . . 1880 

Bills of Credit. First'New England paper money 

issued, 1690 

Bilboes prepared to punish rogues and thieving 

Indians, 1632 

Births in town, of children, to be recorded by 

town clerk, ...... 1641 

In the City, 8,076 during the year, . . . 1860 



14 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Births in the 


City, 7,960 during 


the year 


(< 


(i 


7,293 


(C 


44 


u 


u 


7,100 


,4t 


44 


l( 


u 


7,284 


(I 


44 


44 


u 


7,279 


a 


44 


a 


44 


7,580 


44 


44 


u 


44 


8,132 


44 


44 


a 


u 


8,744 


44 


44 


u 


u 


8,749 


44 


44 


ct 


44 


9,285 


44 


44 


u 


(( 


9,764 


44 


44 


'.' 


u 


10,601 


44 


44 


a 


u 


11,062 


44 


44 


a 


u 


11,717 


44 


44 


44 


(< 


11,020 


44 


(4 


u 


(4 


10,773 


44 


44 


44 


-u 


10,520 


44 


44 


(C 


u 


10,185 


44 


44 


u 


u 


10,350 


44 


44 


u 


(< 


10 £Q* 


44 


44 



Blackstone, William, had settled in Shawmut 
previous to ..... 

Invited Governor Winthrop to Shawmut, 
Sold his rights in Boston, except six acres, 
Sold out and removed to Blackstone, 
Point, near the foot of Chestnut street, 
Garden, on the west side of Beacon Hill, . 
Blaine, Hon. James G., gives political iecture at 

Faneuil Hall, ..... 
Black Maria. A prison carriage from police sta 
tions to the tonibs> .... 



1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 

1630 
Aug., 1630 

1634 
Oct., 1635 

1634 

1634 

Sep. 24, 1878 
Sep. 24, 1854 



BOSTON EVENTS. 15 



Blockade of Boston Harbor by British men-of-war, May 10, 1774 
Embargo closed the harbor to shipping, . . Jan. 23, 1809 

Of the harbor to secure the arrest of John Wilkes 

Booth, Apr. 23', 1865 

Booth, Junius Brutus, plays at the Tremont 

Theatre, July 28, 1828 

Booth, John Wilkes, plays at the Boston Mu- 
seum, ...... . May 2, 1862 

Plays at the Howard Theatre, .... Sep. 28, 1863 

Murdered President Lincoln at Washington, . Apr. 14, 1865 
Captured and killed in Virginia, . . Apr. 27, 1865 

Boston first visited from the Plymouth Colon}', . Sep. 19, 1621 
Indian Sachem, Obatinewat, made treat} 7 with 

visitors, . . . . . . Sep. 19, 1821 

Settled by Winthrop's party, and named for 

Boston, England, ..... Sep. 7, 1630 

England began to be jealous of the Colony, . 1634 

The Governor of the Colony required to reside 

there, ....... 1655 

Purchased over from the Indians to secure a 

The largest English town in America, 
Effort made to be a countv alone, 
Is smaller than thirteen years ago, 
Taken possession of by British troops, 
Massacre in State street, five men killed, one 
fatally injured, ..... 

Full of dead and dying British soldiers, 
Mr. Monks, the sixth massacre victim died, 
Directory first published for Boston, . 



Mar. 


19, 


1685 
1717 


Aug. 


5, 


1735 


Dec. 


"i 


1765 


Oct. 


2, 


1768 


Mar. 


5, 


1770 


June 


18, 


1775 


Mar. 


0, 


1780 
1781 



16 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Boston. Full of Yankee troops ; attack from 

English expected, ..... Sep* 10, 1814 
Inaugurated a City, Mayor, Aldermen, and 

Council, May 1, 1822 

In darkness for want of gas, .... Nov. 11, 1860 

The fifth city in the United States, . . . 1875 
Population, 375,000 ; taxable polls, 89,452 ; val- 
uation, $630,446,866, .... 1879 

Board Of Trade organized in Boston, . . . Apr. 28, 1854 
Bonaparte, Jerome, had a public reception in 

Boston, ....... Sep. 24, 1861 

Boston Stone. A paint mill, corner Middle street 

and Marshall's lane, . . . , . 1723 
Placed in wall of building on Marshall street, . Apr. 13, 1836 
Boylston, Zebdiel, introduced kine-pox inocula- 
tion, . May 21, 1721 

Boylston, John, made a present to the town ; will 

proved, ....... June 12, 1795 

Branded, a man for selling a gun to an Indian, . Sep. 4, 1634 

Two soldiers engaged in the Boston Massacre, . Dec. 14, 1770 

John Dailey, for manslaughter, . . . Mar. 12, 1778 

Two men with letter M for murder, . . . Mar. 3, 1780 

Thomas Joyce with the letter B for burglar} 7 , . Sep. 14, 1784 
Bread. The town purchased 10,000 loaves for 

the poor, ....... Dec. 29, 1718 

The weight regulated by law, .... Mar. 11, 1734 

Bakers' initials to be stamped on loaves, . . Feb. 3, 1797 
An effort made for the better enforcement of the 

Bread Law, ...... April, 1878 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



17 



Made a free bridge, .... 
Dover St., South Boston, completed and opened 

Sold to the City of Boston, . 

Named Dover street bridge, . 

Rebuilt by the City, .... 

Again rebuilt by the City, 
Draw, at Fish street, over the creek, built, 

Fell with a passing crowd, 

Rebuilt and remodeled, 



August, 1849 
August, 1858 

May 14, 1877 



July 3, 



Bristol Bill, noted burglar, arrested and im- 
prisoned, ....... 

(William Waburton) again arrested for burglary, 
Brigham, Peter Bent, Concert Hall memory, died 
aged 70 years, ..... 

Bridges — Canal, over the Canal, Hay market sq. 
discontinued, ..... 

Canal, over Travers and Causeway sts., removed 
Charles River, an effort to build failed, 
Leave granted Harvard College to build, 
Completed and open for travel, 
Closed, draw left open five years, . 
Again opened for travel, 
A vessel drove through in a storm, 
Tolls taken off aud becomes free, . 
Chelsea Point, completed and open for travel, 

Tolls taken off, free bridge, . 
Chelsea street, completed and open for travel, 
Rebuilt by the City, .... 

Tolls taken off, ..... 

Cragie's completed and open for travel, 



Feb. 10, 
June 17, 
Mar. 7, 

Dec. 22, 

Apr. 30, 
Oct., 
July 1, 
Oct., 

May 6, 
Aug. 3, 
Feb. 1, 
Aug. 6, 
Apr. 9, 
Dec. 23, 



Oct. 20. 



1832 
1845 
1720 
1785 
1786 
1836 
1841 
1839 
1858 
1839 
1850 
1834 
1848 
1850 
1809 
1858 
1805 
1832 
1857 
1857 
1877 
1656 
1659 
1698 



18 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Sep. 26, 



Dec. 

Apr. 3, 

Dec., 

Mar., 

Nov., 

Aug. 28, 



Bridges. — Draw, at Fish street, rebuilt as a foot 
bridge, ...... 

Ground raised, bridge discontinued, 
Federal st., incorporated \>y a private Company 

Built by the City, and opened for travel, 

Rebuilt by the City, .... 

Again rebuilt by the City, 
Meridian st., completed and opened for travel 

Rebuilt by the City, . 
Mill, over the creek at Middle street, repaired, 

Made for vessels to pass through, . 

New railing built, 

Over the creek again repaired, 

Over the creek indicted as a nuisance, . 

Over the creek rebuilt with stone arches, 

Discontinued, creek filled ; Blackstone st. built, 
Mt. Washington, built and opened for travel, 
Public Garden, over the pond, completed, 
Swing, was near the Roebuck passage, 
Warren, completed and open for travel, . 

Tolls taken off for a time, 

Tolls again collected, .... 

Made a free bridge, .... 
West Boston, subscriptions to build raised in 
three hours, . . . 

Completed and opened for travel, . 

Bought by Hancock Bridge Company, . 

Made a free bridge by the City, 
Eastern R. R., over Charles river, built, . 
Fitchburg R. R., over Charles river, built, 



Mar., 
June 1, 

Dec. 25, 
Nov. 7, 

Apr. 30, 

Jan. 7, 
Nov. 23, 
July 1, 
Feb. 1, 



1711 

1790 
1826 
1828 
1859 
1873 
1856 
1867 
1652 
1653 
1656 
1698 
1792 
1818 
1833 
1858 
1867 
1761 
1828 
1836 
1841 
1858 

1792 
1793 
1846 
1858 
1854 
1848 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



19 



Bridges. — Maine R. R., over Charles river, built, 
Lowell R. R., over Charles river, built, 
Old Colony R. R., at Broadway, built, 

At Broadway, rebuilt, .... 
Providence R. R., at Berkeley street, built, 

At Dartmouth street, built, . 

At Newton street, built, 

At West Chester park, built, 
Worcester R. R., at Albany street, built, . 
-^A.t Harrison avenue, built, 

At Shawmut avenue, built, 

At Washington street, built, . 

At Tremont street, built, 

At Tremont street, raised, rebuilt, 

At Ferdinand street, built, 

At Berkeley street, built, 

At Berkeley street (iron) fell, rebuilt, . 

At Columbus avenue, built, . 

At Columbus. avenue, rebuilt, 

At Dartmouth street, built, . 

At Dartmouth street, rebuilt, 

At Huntington avenue, built, 

At Huntington avenue, rebuilt, 

At AVest Chester park, built, 
British Soldiers stationed about the streets in 
town, ...... 

Accused of insulting females, . ... 

Removed from town to ships in harbor, 
Again take possession of Boston, 
Thirteen thousand in town and harbor, 



Sep., 
Dec, 
Apr. 1, 
Sep. 1, 
Mar. 17, 



1845 
1835 
1870 
1879 
1861 
1869 
1872 
1877 
1861 
1841 
1870 
1835 
1848 
1866 
1864 
1861 
1862 
1873 
1878 
1869 
1879 
1872 
1878 
1877 

1768 
1768 
1870 
1774 
1775 



20 BOSTON EVENTS. 

British Soldiers. Leave the Common for Con- 
cord and Lexington, . . . . • . 

Glad to return to Boston, .... 

Make a play-house of Faneuil Hall, . 
Evacuate the town to ships in harbor, 
Driven from the harbor \)y Washington, 
Brown, John, entraps a sheriff and posse in manu- 
factory house, ...... 

The abolitionist, hanged in Virginia, . 
Meeting, disturbance at Tremont Temple, 
BrOTVttlow, Gov., given a public reception, 
Bruce, Sir Rofot., died at the Tremont House, . 
Bulfilich, Charles, was Selectman in Boston the 
last 22 years, ...... 

Bunker Hill Monument. Corner-stone laid, . 
Procession numbering 25,000, .... 

Cap-stone laid, ....... 

Completed, great celebration, .... 

Burnside, Gen., given a public reception in Bos- 
ton, ........ Jan. 22, 1864 

Burrill, Charles, claims $300,000 for filling mili- 
tary quota, ...... Apr. 4, 1866 

Burroughs, Stephen, a noted character in Boston, June 5, 1838 
Burgoyne, John, and army, prisoners of war at 

Winter Hill, Nov. 5, 1777 

Leave Charlestown for Canada, prisoners ex- 
changed, ....... July 9, 1778 

Burns, Nellie, a kidnapped child sensation, . Apr. 8, 1870 

Burial Grounds. King's Chapel, first interments, June 5, 1630 

Several tombs built there, .... 1738 



Apr. 18. 


1775 


Apr. 19 


1775 


Jan. 11. 


1776 


Mar. 17. 


, 1776 


June 14. 


1776 


Oct. 16 


1768 


Dec. 2. 


1859 


Dec. 3. 


1860 


Mavl2. 


1862 


Sep. 19. 


1867 


Mar. 8 


1818 


June 17 


, 1825 


Sep. 10. 


1840 


July 23 


, 1842 


June 1 7 


, 1843 



BOSTON EVENTS. 21 



Burial Grounds. King's Chapel. It was said 

burials were four deep, .... 1739 

Walls built next Tremont street, . . . Oct., 1829 

Copp's Hill, laud purchased by the town, . . 1659 

Enlarged upon the south side, . . . 1706 

Tablets destroyed by British soldiers, . . 1775 

Trees planted on the north part, . . . 1843 

Enclosed by an iron fence, .... 1848 

Granary, opened at the head of the Common, . 1660 

-«Tombs allowed to be built there, . . . 1717 

. Many trees planted there, .... May, • 1830 

Iron fence ne*xt Tremont street built, . . 1840 

Common, laid out by the town, . . . Sep. 1, 1756 

Iron fence enclosure completed, . .. . Nov. 19, 1839 

Neck, the town vote to open the lot, . . . Aug. 3, 1810 

Many graves robbed, great excitement, . . March, 1822 

Grave robbery excitement renewed, . . Dec, 1829 

Many trees planted by Supt. Hughes, . . May, 1834 

Bodies removed from north side for a hotel site, June, 1856 

Quaker, in Milton place, bodies removed to Lynn, July, 1826 

North Hudson st., fences down, tombs broken in, 1860 

Bodies removed and land sold, . . . May, 1862 

Butler, Gen. B. F., appointed to command of the 

Mass. Brigade first ordered to Washington, Apr. 17, 1861 
Reviewed his New England regiment in Boston, Jan. 3, 1862 
Landed at New Orleans as Military Governor, . May 1, 1862 
Grand reception at Faneuil Hall, . . . Jan. 13, 1863 
Received 110,000 votes for Governor of Massa- 
chusetts ; defeated, Nov. 5, 1878 

Elected Gcverncr of Massachusetts, •• .' - ' Tfovv 7 , 1882 






> ' > 



22 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Cages built to imprison Sabbath breakers, . . 1677 

Callill, Thomas, arrested in Ireland by the State 

police ; charge, Landergan murder, . . Aug. 2, 1874 
California. The gold fever reached Boston ; a 

sensation, . . . . . . Sep. 18, 1848 

A mining company of 100 men formed, . . Dec. 7, 1848 
Ship Saltillo sailed from Boston, . . . Dec. 27, 1848 

Bark Elvira, 12 men, sailed from Boston, . . Jan. 1, 1849 

Ship Edward Everett, 150 men sailed, . . Jan. 9, 1849 
First gold brought to Boston by Adams Express, Ma}' 10, 1849 
A lump of gold, said to weigh 15 lbs., in a Wash- 
ington street window, .... Oct. 15, 1850 

Canadian rebellion, great sensation began, . . Jan., 1837 

Canal, Boston and Roxbuiy, opened, . . . 1796 

Being filled up because a nuisance, . . . 1880 

Mill Creek, near Haymarket square, filled up, . 1835 

Between Canal and Haverhill streets filled up, 1845 

Can-Can, a questionable play, on exhibition, . March,- 1877 

Carriages, Supt. of Hackney, Jotham B. Monroe 

appointed, ...... July 10, 1847 

1848 
1852 
1854 
1849 
1851 
1852 
1854 
1863 



Supt. Charles P. Philbrick appointed, . . May 15 

" Robert Taylor u . . May 24 

" Ruf us C. Marsh " . . May 26 

Supt. of Wagons. James Arnold appointed, . May 4 

Supt. Charles B. Rice " . May 26 

" Luther A. Ham " . May 24 

George W. Oliver " . May 26 

Timothy R. Page " . Apr. 27 

Cards and Dice playing prohibited by law, . 1630 
Cards; 4 Itand^for #<tol^iio|Su&ire/ ma\Je in town, 1 789 



u 



l ' l l c, < 



t « c c < I 






BOSTON EVENTS. 23 



Carr, Sir Robert, and other King's Commissioners 

arrive, July 23, 1664 

Had a fight with constables in Ship street, . Jan., 1665 
Carnival of Authors at Music Hall, . . . Jan. 22, 1879 

Carson, Kit, and Ute Indians, visit Boston, . Mar. 20, 1868 
Cass, Lewis, Gen. News of his death received, June 17, 1866 
Cathedral, Catholic, Washington street, corner- 
stone laid, ...... 

Cavalry. A new corupan}', Capt. Amory, first 
parade, ....... 

National Lancers, first parade, .... 

Light Dragoons organized, . . . 

Reception of a company from California, . 

First Massachussetts at Faneuil Hall, 
Cemeteries, under Christ Church, Salem st., built, 

Under St. Paul's Church, Tremont street, built, 

Under Park street Church, Park street, built, 

Interments under Churches discontinued, . 

At Mount Auburn, Cambridge, consecrated, 

At Forest Hills, Roxbury, consecrated, 

At Woodlawn, Chelsea, consecrated, 

At Mount Hope, Roxbury, consecrated, 

See Burial Grounds. 
Century, the nineteenth said to end to-day, 

Hill, afterwards called Beacon Hill, 
Celebration, for ascendency of French liberals in 

France. Ox roasted, .... Jan. 24, 1793 

Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, . . June 17, 1843 

Declaration of Independence Anniversary ; great 

time, ........ July 4, 1822 



Sep. 15, 


1867 


Julv 4, 


1797 


June 14, 


1837 


Mar. 23, 


1853 


Jan. 14, 


1863 


Dec. 19, 


1861 




1723 




1820 




1823 




1862 


Aug. 16, 


1831 


June 28, 


1848 


July 2, 


1851 


June 24, 


1852 


Aug. 31, 


1867 




1634 



24 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Celebration. Independence Day, " no grog, no 

booths, no interest," ..... July 4, 1829 

Introduction Cocbituate water, many thousands 

present, . . . . . . Oct. 25, 1848 

Three days' Railroad Jubilee ; great crowds on 

Common, ....... Sep. 17, 1851 

Inauguration of the Franklin Statue, . . Sep. 17, 1856 

Inauguration of the Arm} 7 and Navy Monument, June 17, 1877 
Centennial Anniversary of settlement of Boston 

not held, Sep. 7, 1730 

. Of settlement held with great spirit, . . . Sep. 17, 1830 

Boston tea party held at Faneuil Hall, . . Dec. 16, 1873 

Signal light at Christ Church, .... Apr. 17, 1875 

Battles at Concord and Lexington, . . . Apr. 19, 1875 

Battle at Bunker Hill, procession six miles long, June 17, 1875 

Adoption of the American Flag (old glory), . June 10, 1877 

Charter, Colonial, granted to the Mass. Company, Mar. 4, 1629 

The return demanded by British Government, 1634 

Hidden hy the Court officials, . . . 1664 

Annulled by the Home Government, . . . Oct. 22, 1683 

Condemnation read in the Town House, . May 25, 1686 

New one brought over by Governor Phipps, . May 14, 1692 

ChVy. The town voted against apptying for one, Mar. 14, 1708 

The town again voted against an application, Mar. 11, 1794 

The town again vote against applying, . . Jan. 26, 1792 

The town- again vote not to apply, . . Nov. 15, 1815 

The town vote to petition for one, . . Jan. 7, 1822 

Granted by the Legislature, .... Feb. 23, 1822 

Adopted by vote: j^eas, 2,797 ; nays, 1,881, Mar. 4, 1822 

Went into operation by inauguration, . . May 1, 1822 



BOSTON EVENTS. 25 

Charter, City. Revision adopted by vote, . Nov. 13, 1854 

Qieever, Ezekiel, school-master 70 years, died, 

aged 93, Aug. 21, 1708 

Chemical Chimney, at Roxbury ; top blown off 

with powder, ...... Sep. 19, 1873 

Children's Mission, Tremont st., corner-stone laid, July 12, 1866 

Chinese Jlink, moored at Charles River Bridge, . Nov. 18, 1847 
Towed down the harbor, Feb. 16, 1848 

Chinese Embassy. Burlingame and suite visit 

— . Boston, Aug. 20, 1868 

Chimneys in Boston first made of sticks and mud, Sep., 1630 
The owners fined if found on fire, . . . Nov. 4, 1651 
Sweeps appointed by the town, . . . Nov. 27, 1655 

Christmas, Laws passed to prevent the observance, 1660 

Laws against the observance repealed, . . 1682 

Cholera, Asiatic, made its appearance in Boston, July 20, 1832 
Fast Day held in the City, to prevent, . . Aug. 9, 1832 
Again breaks out in Boston, .... 1849 

Deaths in Boston in two days, 32, . . . Aug. 9, 1849 
Again appears in Boston, great alarm, . . June 11, 1854 
Hospital built on Fort Hill square, . . . July, 1854 
A few cases in the City, ..... July, 1866 

Churches, Ashburton Place, Congregational, com- 
pleted, July 4, 1844 

Arlington Street, Congregational, completed and 

dedicated, . . . . . . Dec. 12, 1861 

Baptist, formed under great opposition, . . 1665 

House on Stillman street completed, . . Feb. 15, 1679 

New House on Stillman street completed, . Dec. 22, 1771 

In Stillman street, last service, . . . June 14, 1829 



26 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Churches. In Union street, first service, . . June 18, 1829 

In Union street, last service, .... 1854 

In Somerset street, corner-stone laid, . . Sep. 12, 1853 

Baldwin Place, wooden house dedicated, . Mar. 15, 1746 

New brick house dedicated, . . . . Jan. 11, 1811 

Baldwin Place, last religious service held, . . Feb. 12, 1865 

Made a "Home for Little Wanderers," . May, 1865 

Beach st. and Harrison ave., Presbyterian, built, 1846 

Bedford and Sea street, new house dedicated, . Apr. 19, 1846 

Bedford street, of the Saviour, dedicated, . . Nov. 12, 1852 

Congregational, corner-stone laid, . . . Oct. 17, 1822 
Bennet street, N., Methodist, completed and 

dedicated^ ...... Sep. 18, 1828 

Removed to build school-house, . . . 1871 

Belknap street, African, completed and dedicated Dec. 4, 1806 

Bowdoin st., Episcopal, " " June 16, 1831 

Bowdoin square, Baptist, corner-stone laid, . Apr. 1, 1840 



New Jerusalem, dedicated, 
Brattle street, built of wood, iron window-frames 

Rebuilt on Brattle street, brick, 

Given a bell by John Hancock, 

Struck by a cannon ball from the Americans 

Robbed of silver communion service, 

Removed for building stores, 

On Commonwealth ave., built of stone, . 
Broadway, St. Matthew's Episcopal, consecrated June 24, 1818 

St. Peter's and St. Paul's dedicated, . . Nov. 24, 1855 
Bromfield square, Methodist, corner-stone laid, Apr. 15, 1806 
Bromfield st., a love feast broken up b}- rowdies, Dec. 31, 1832 
Brookline st. and Warren av., corner-stone laid, Feb. 28, 1869 



June 11, 1845 

1699 

1772 

Sep. 17, 1774 

March, 1776 

May 10, 1781 

1872 

1871 



BOSTON EVENTS. 27 

Churches. Bnlfinch St., Congregational, corner- 
stone laid, Oct. 17, 1822 

Canton street, W., and Warren ave., completed, Oct. 21, 1866 

Little Mabel Young murdered there, . . May 23, 1875 
Castle street and Washington, corner-stone laid, Oct. 7, 1827 

Sold to a Catholic Society, . • - . . Oct. 16, 1862 
Cathedral, Washington st., Catholic, dedicated, May 2, 1875 
Charles street, Baptist, built and dedicated, . Aug. 5, 1807 

Sold to Society of colored people, . . . 1867 

Chamber st., Congregational, corner-stone laid, May 10, 1824 

Sold to Catholic Society, .... 
Christ, Salem street, built, dedicated, 

The chime of bells first rung, 

Signal light in belfry, ..... 

Belfry, Gen. Howe's headquarters, 

Closed, being a Tory Church, 

Reopened for services, ..... 

Steeple blown down in a storm, 

Scene of a society disturbance, 
Cockerel, Hanover st., new brick house, Middle 
street, dedicated, ..... 

Brick, rebuilt and dedicated, 

Sold to a Methodist Society, , 

Rebuilt and remodeled, .... 

Columbus Ave., Dr. Miner's Church dedicated, . 
Columbus ave. and Berkeley, Methodist, corner- 
stone laid, ...... 

Columbus ave. and Newton street, Union, corner- 
stone laid, ...... 

Church street, Methodist, first service, 



Nov. 22, 


1862 


Dec. 29, 


1723 


Nov. 8, 


1745 


Apr. 18, 


1775 


June 17, 


1775 




1776 




1783 


Oct. 10, 


1804 


July 20, 


1856 


May 10, 


1721 




1844 


Aug. 3, 


1849 




1873 


Dec. 2, 


1872 


May 28, 


1877 




1869 


July 4, 


1834 



28 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Churches. Essex street, Congregational, corner 
stone laid, ...... 

Endicott st., Catholic, completed and consecrated 

A new Church built, .... 
Federal street Societ}- meet in a barn, 

Barn converted into a Church, 

A new house completed and dedicated, . 

The Federal Constiution adopted there, . 

The second new house dedicated, . 

Sold, to be removed for stores, 
First, State and Devonshire streets, mud walls 
thatched roof, ..... 

Joy's building site, built of wood, . 

Absentees fined three shillings each, 

In Cornhill, burned, . ... 

In Cornhill, rebuilt of brick, . 

People ask the town for a clock, 

In Cornhill street, again burned, . 

In Cornhill street, again rebuilt, • . 

In Cornhill street, last service, 

In Chauncy place, first service, 

In Chauncy place, removed for stores, . 

Corner Marlboro and Berkeley streets, dedi 

Oct I'fcJCl * • • • « • • 

Freeman place, Congregational, first occupied, 
Franklin st., Catholic, completed and consecrated 

Sold and being removed for stores, 
German, Shawmut avenue, dedicated, 
Gloucester place, completed and dedicated, 
Green street, Advent, corner-stone laid, 



-.June 26, 


1816 


I, Nov. 6, 


1836 




1877 


. May, 


1729 


. Sept., 


1729 




1744 


Feb., 


1788 


. Nov. 3, 


1809 


. Jan. 30, 


1845 


. August, 


1632 




1640 




1646 


. Oct. 4, 


1711 




1712 


• 


1716 


. Mar. 20, 


1760 




1761 


. July 17, 


1808 


. July 21, 


1808 


. June, 


1868 


. Dec. 10, 


1868 




1850 


, Sep. 29, 


1813 


. Sept., 


1860 


. May 28, 


1877 


. Apr. 3, 


1868 


. Apr. 8, 


1826 



BOSTON EVENTS. 29 

Churches. Green street, Advent, closed for reli- 
gions services, . . . . . Mar. 13, 1864 

Hanover st., corner Bennet street, bnilt of wood, 1741 

Sold to Murray's Universalist Society, . . 1785 

Enlarged and repaired, . . . . . 1792 

Again repaired for Father Streeter, . . 1824 

Rebuilt of brick, dedicated, .... Jan. 1, 1839 
Sold to the Baptist, P. Stowe's Bethel, . . Apr. 11, 18G4 
Beecher's, opposite Portland street, corner- 
^/ stone laid,' . . . • . . June30, 1825 

Beecher's, Congregational, burned, . . Feb. 1, 1830 

Hawes place, Congregational, completed and 

dedicated, . . . . . . . Mar. 9, 1825 

Harrison avenue and Worcester sts., Catholic, 
corner-stone laid, ..... 

Hollis street, built of wood, completed, 

Wood house burned, ..... 
Again rebuilt of wood, .... 

Rebuilt of brick, completed, .... 
Struck by lightning twice this 3 r ear, 

Indiana Place, Congregational, dedicated, 
Sold to Mr. Morgan's Society, . 

Kings Chapel, Tremont and School streets, built 
of wood, ....... 

Rebuilt of stone and completed, . 
The tower blown down in a storm, . 
Remaining in use, . . ... 

Kneeland street, corner Tyler, dedicated, . 

Lynde street, wood frame raised, 
Used for barracks for British troops, . . Oct., 1775 



Jan. 


1, 


1858 


April 


I, 


1731 


Nov. 


12, 


1787 
1793 


May 


31, 


1811 

1837 


Dec. 


12, 


1847 


Mar. 


11, 


1866 
1688 


Aug. 


21, 


1754 


Oct. 


10, 


1804 


Jan. 


1, 


1880 


Sep. 


29, 


1853 


Sep. 


7, 


1736 



30 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Churches. Lynde street. New brick house, cor- 
ner-stone laid, ...... Apr. 4. 1806 

Had the first Sunday School in a Church, . Sep. 7, 1812 
Maverick and Bremen streets, dedicated, . . Dec. 29, 1852 
Maverick and Sumner streets, dedicated, . . Feb. 6, 1845 
Marlboro and Berkeley streets, corner-stone laid, Apr. 4, 1867 
Ma} T street, African, built, dedicated, . . May 24, 1824 
Methodist African, built of wood, dedicated, . May 15, 1796 
Meridian street and Havre, built, . . . 1846 

Merrimac street, Congregational, dedicated, . July 19, 1837 
New North, built of wood, on Middle street, 

dedicated, ...... May 7, 1714 

New brick house completed, .... May 2, 1804 

Sold to a Catholic Society, .... Nov. 8, 1862 

Moved back 12 feet to widen Hanover street, . 1870 

New South, Summer and Bedford sts., dedicated, Jan. 8, 1715 

New house completed and dedicated,. . . Dec. 28, 1814 

Removed to give place for stores, . . . May, 1868 
Newbury and Berkeley streets, corner-stone laid, Oct. 17, 1865 
North Square Methodist, Father Taylor's, corner- 
stone laid, ..... 
North Russell street, Methodist, built, 

Sold to African Society, 
Old South, building of cedar wood, began, 

Wood removed to build of brick, . 

New brick house completed, . 

Had a British riding-school and a bar, 

Refitted for religious services, 

Furnished with a new bell, 

Occupied for a recruiting office, . . . Aug., 1862 



Oct. 3, 


1822 




1838 


June 22, 


1865 


July 20, 


1669 


March, 


1728 


Apr. 26, 


1730 


Nov., 


1775 


Jan., 


1782 


July 27, 


1816 



BOSTON EVENTS. 31 

Churches. Old South, "outside repaired aud paint- 
ed, Dec., 1867 

Society, religious services closed after the fire, Nov. 9, 1872 
New Dartmouth st., completed and dedicated, ' 1875 
Bell removed to Dartmouth street house, . May 17, 1876 
Park street, Congregational, completed and dedi- 
cated, May 1, 1809 

Paris street and Decatur, corner-stone laid, . Nov. 11, 1850 

Pine street and Washington, corner-stone laid, June 20, 1827 

Closed for religious services, . . . July 31, 1861 

Pitts < street, Congregational, corner-stone laid, July 7, 1836 

Purchase St., Episcopal, destroyed by great fire, Nov. 9, 1872 

Purchase street, Mariner's, corner-stone laid, . Aug. 11, 1829 

Destro} 7 ed by the great fire, .... Nov. 9, 1872 

Quaker, built on Brattle street, . . . 1693 

Rebuilt in Quaker lane, ..... 1709 

Removed from Quaker lane to Lynn, . . April, 1825 

Rowe street, Baptist, completed and dedicated, Apr. 27, 1846 

Sold to be removed, last service, . , . May 31, 1868 

Sandemonian, stood on Parkman place, . . 1765 

In Parkman place, burned, .... Apr. 11, 1773 

Salem, corner Bennet street, corner-stone laid, . July 17, 1827 

School street, French, brick house built, . . 1716 

French, discontinued, ..... 1741 

Occupied by Catholic Society, first service, . Nov. 6, 1788 

Universalist built, corner-stone laid, . . May 19, 1817 

Rev. Hosea Ballou ordained, . . . Dec. 25, 1817 

Rev. Alonzo A. Miner installed, . . . May 28, 1848 

Removed, to build stores, . . . . 1872 

Society removed to Columbus ave., . 1872 



32 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Churches. Second, built in Clark square, of wood, 1649 
In Clark square, burned, .... Nov. 27, 1676 
Again rebuilt of wood, ..... 1677 
Used for fuel by British soldiers, . . . Dec., 1775 
Shawmut ave. and Williams st. dedicated (Bap.), Dec, 1849 
Congregational, dedicated,. .... Nov. 18, 1852 
St. Paul's, Tremont street, Episcopal, corner- 
stone laid, Sep. 4, 1819 

St. Stephen's, Purchase st., corner-stone laid, Mar. 25, 1845 

St. Mark's, Concord street, built, . . . 1845 
Springfield street, Congregational, completed and 

dedicated, ....... July 8, 1863 

Suffolk street, Catholic, corner-stone laid, . . July 8, 1842 

Temple street, Methodist, corner-stone laid, . June 30, 1835 

New house, dedicated, . . . . . Oct. 18, 1865 

Tremont and Concord streets, Methodist, corner- 
stone laid, ...... July 30, 1860 

Tremont and Brookline streets, Congregational, 

corner-stone laid, ..... June 17, 1863 

Tremont and Camden streets, corner-stone laid, July 1, 1867 

Trinity, Summer street, corner-stone laid, . .' Apr. 15, 1734 

New house built, completed, .... Sep. 15, 1828 

Sold, to be removed for stores, . . . 1872 

New house on Boylston street, dedicated, . Feb. 9, 1877 

Union place, Congregational, corner-stone laid, July 6, 1861 

Waltham street, German Lutheran, built, . . 1846 

Warren street, Jewish Synagogue built, . . 1851 

Warren street Chapel, corner-stone laid, . . July 23, 1835 

Webster and Orleans streets, built, . . . 1842 

Winter street, Central, corner-stone laid, . . May 27, 1841 



BOSTON EVENTS. 33 

Churches. Winter street, Central, removed to 

make room for stores, .... Sep., 1865 

Church St. territory raised, in some places, 9 ft, 1868 

Circus opened at the foot of the Mall, . . Sep. 19, 1778 

Opened at Washington Garden, near West st., July, 1815 

Opened at the Lion Tavern, Washington street, Oct., 1835 

One on Haverhill street, and another on Tr avers 

street, ....... Oct., 1841 

On Haymarket square, Franklin turns three sum- 
mersaults, ....... 

Barnum's, on Exeter street, great display, 
On Columbus avenue, ..... 

Exhibition, Siege of Paris Panorama, on Colum- 
bus avenue, ...... 

City Auditor, William Hayden, appointed, . 
Elisha Copeland, " 

Alfred T. Turner, " 

James H. Dodge, " 

Building, Corner of Court square and Williams 
court, built, ...... 

Occupied as a police station, . ... 

Clerk, Samuel F. McCleary, Sr., chosen, 

Samuel F. McCleary, Jr., " 

Crier, James Wilson, " 

William Collier, " 

Samuel T. Edwards, u 

George Hill, " 

Council Clerk, Thomas Clark, " 

EichardD. Wait, " 

Washington P. Gregg, " 

3 



May, 


1844 


May, 


1875 


June, 


1876 




1880 


May 13, 


1825 


June 14, 


1841 


Dec. 5, 


1864 


July 16, 


1881 




1846. 


May 26, 


1854 


May 1, 


1822 


Jan. 5, 


1852 


May 30, 


1822 


July 1, 


1842 


May 6, 


1844 


Apr. 28, 


1851 


May 1, 


1822 


Jan. 6, 


1833 


Jan. 2, 


1843 



34 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



City Engineer, Ellis A. Cheesebrough, chosen, . 
James Slade, 
Henry Crafts, 
Joseph P. Davis, 
Government. A mayor, eight aldermen, forty- 
eight councilmen, 
Inaugurated without a mayor, 



. . 






it 






. . 



a 



a 



a 



u 



a 



u 



A mayor, 12 aldermen, 48 councilmen, 
A " 12 " 60 

A " 12 " 86 

A " 12 " 72 

Hall. Johnson's Hall, School street, occupied. 
Old Town House, State street, occupied, 
Johnson's Hall, School st., again 
Several offices at Faneuil Hall, 
Mechanics' Hall, Chauncy street, " 
New building, School street, corner-stone 
laid, ...... 

New granite, School street, dedicated, . 
The opening visited by 20,000 persons, 

Grounds, School st., purchased by the town, . 
Occupied for a school house, 
Occupied for a school and engine-house, 
An exchange in part with Mr. Richard- 
son, ....... 

Offered for sale, but not sold, 
Additional land bought on School street, 
Trees, shrubbery, and fence removed for new 
house, 



Nov. 18, 
Oct. 13, 
Feb. 24, 
Dec. 1, 

May 1, 
Jan. 6, 
Jan. 2, 
Jan. 1, 
Jan. 6, 
Jan., 
Jan., 
May 1, 
Sep. 17, 
Mar. 18, 
Mar. 18, 
Jan. 10, 

Dec. 22, 
Sep. 18, 
Dec. 25, 
Mar. 31, 



Feb. 19, 
May 14, 
June 4, 



1850 
1856 
1863 
1872 

1822 
1845 
1854 
1855 
1867 
1875 
1877 
1822 
1830 
1841 
1841 
1863 

1862 
1865 
1865 
1645 
1645 
1811 

1827 
1827 
1839 



Sep. 30, 1862 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



35 



City Messenger. Johnson Colby, chosen, 


. Sep. 26 


, 1822 


Oliver H. Spun*, ■ 


u 


. June, 


1852 


Alvah H. Peters, 


u 


. May 1 


, 1872 


Marshal, Benjamin Pollard, 




. May 30 


, 1823 


Daniel Parkman, 


a 


. June 19 


, 1837 


Ezra Weston, Jr., 


u 


. June 25 


, 1838 


James H. Blake, 


a 


. May 1 


, 1840 


Ira Gibbs, 


u 


. June 25 


, 1845 


Francis Tukey, 


tc 


. June 22 


, 1846 


Fined for fast driving, 


t< 


. May 2 


, 1848 


Office changed to Chief of Police, . 


. June 17 


, 1852 


Physician, Theodore Dexter, 


chosen, 


. June 13 


, 1825 


Jerome Van Crowningshield Smith, chosen, 


. June 3 


, 1829 


Henry G. Clarke, 


U 


. June 5 


, 1849 


Joseph S. Jones, 


a 


. Jan. 21 


, 1861 


William Reed, 


a 


. Feb. 8 


1864 


William H. Page, 


a 


. Apr. 3. 


1870 


Samuel A. Green, 


a 


. Apr. 3. 


1871 


Prison, established under the Court House, 


. Apr. 22, 


1856 


Registrar, Samuel H. Hewes, 


chosen, 


. May 1. 


1822 


Francis L. Lincoln, 


u 


. May 17, 


1845 


Artemus Simonds, 


u 


. Mar. 24, 


1851 


Nicholas A. Appolonio, 


u 


. Feb. 13, 


1854 


Solicitor, Charles P. Curtis, 


a 


. May 18. 


1827 


Welch and Curtis, 


u 


. Feb. 18, 


1828 


John Pickering, 


it 


. June 9, 


1831 


Peleg W. Chandler, 


u 


. May 4, 


1846 


George S. Hillard, 


. a 


. Dec. 5, 


1853 


Ambrose A. Ranney, 


u 


. Aug. 6, 


1855 


John P. Healey, 


a 


. June 30, 


1856 



36 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



u 



. . 



u 



a 



u 



City Stables occupied on Hajmiarket square. 
On Ha}-market square, removed, 
On Brown's Wharf, occupied, 
On Brown's Wharf, burned, . 
On Harrison avenue, occupied, 
On North Charles street, occupied, 
Treasurer, Turner Phillips, chosen, . 
William McKay, 
Richard D. Harris, 
James 0. Dunn, 
Frederick IT. Tracy, 
Charles H. Dennie, 
Collector, Thomas Sherwin, " 
Clay, Henry, Hon.,. visited Boston, . 
Coaches, first used in Boston, 
Hackney, came in use, 
One horse, called cabs, in use, . 
Hackney carriages to be licensed, 
Coburn, Daniel J., ex-Chief of Police, died, 
Cockade, black, first worn by the Federalists, 

Adopted by the U. S. War Department, 
Corcoran, Gen., had reception at Boston, . 
Cod Fish, placed in old State House over Speaker's 
chair, ....... 

Coliseum built on Boylston street, for Musical 
Festival, ....... 

Disposed of by lottery, ..... 

Huntington av., frame blown down in a tempest, 
The World's Musical Festival began, . ,. 
Great Peace Jubilee closed, .... 



July, 
Sep., 
Aug. 31, 
Oct. 4, 
Sep. 1, 
June 12, 
July 8, 
Feb. 6, 
May 17, 
Feb. 26, 
July, 
Aug. 9, 
Oct. 22, 



Jan. 11, 
April 2, 
Apr. 22, 
Aug. 29, 



1825 
1846 
1833 
1859 
1862 
1859 
1822 
1822 
1832 
1847 
1852 
1875 
1875 
1833 
1669 
1774 
1835 
1847 
1866 
1798 
1798 
1862 



Mar. 17, 1784 



June, 
Oct., 
Apr. 26, 
June 17, 
July 4, 



1869 
1869 
1872 
1872 
1872 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



37 



Sep. 1, 1863 

May 2, 1776 

1777 

August, 1812 



Collamore, Geo. W., body brought home from 

J V tl II S £1 S * • • • » • • • 

Committee Of Safety chosen by the town, 

Chosen to hunt out old Tories, .... 
Chosen to protect the town from the British, 

Common, distribution of Common lands by a com- 

No more land to be granted from the Common, . 

To pasture but seventy cows, 

Digging sods on, forbidden, 

A place for executing criminals, 

First row of trees planted east side, . 

Rail fence built on the east side, 

Second row of trees planted, east side, 

Two Pirates executed there, 

A fence built on the north side, 

Fox hill not to be dug any more, 

Burial ground laid out, south side, 

Covered with British soldiers, 

Third row of trees planted, east side, 

2 J acres at S. E. corner bought of Mr. Foster, 

New fence built, north and east sides, 

Mall prepared on the east side, 

The town vote to build a fence all round, 

More criminals executed there, . 

Several paths laid out and improved, 

Beacon street Mall, laid out, 

Small fish sensation near the frog pond, 

The wishing-stone near the pond removed, 

Ground not to be leased or sold, 



Dec. 18, 
Mar. 30, 
May 18, 
Mar. 29, 
Oct. 20, 
May, 
May, 
April, 

Sep., 
April, 
Sep. 1, 
Jan. 5, 
May, 
Dec. 10, 



Oct. 16, 
Oct. 30, 



Mav 20, 
Feb. 23, 



1634 
1640 
1646 
1647 
1659 
1728 
1731 
1734 
1726 
1737 
1743 
1756 
1775 
1784 
1787 
1787 
1790 
1795 
1797 
1816 
1816 
1818 
1820 
1822 



38 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Common. Seats built in 1786, removed, . . 1823 
Charles street Mall laid out, .... June 29, 1824 

Frog pond curbed and improved, . . . Ma}', 1826 

Park street Mall laid out, .... May, 1826 
Cleared of liquor and gambling stands, . . July 4, 1829 
Attempt to name it Washington Park defeated, Sep. 30, 1830 

Inside fence on the east side removed, . . Nov., 1831 

Covered with dead cats and old boots, . . April, 1832 

Boylston street Mall laid out, .... August, 1836 

Iron fence all round, completed, . . . Dec. 16, 1836 

Trees planted over the east part, . . . May, 1844 

Fireworks displayed on east side, the last time, July 4, 1844 

Parade ground prepared on the west side, . 1845 
Frog pond again improved ; water hydrant 

built, 1848 

Flag-staff removed from big elm, to Flag-Staff 

Hill, 1848 

Water Celebration ; 100,000 persons said to be 

present, ....... Oct. 25, 1848 

Seats prepared for the Smoker's Retreat, . . June 5, 1851 

Sanitary Police house built on little hill, . . Oct., 1867 
Corner of Tremont and Bovlston street cut off one 

night, ....... June 26, 1868 

Brewer fountain, north-east corner, completed, . June, 1868 

Stone walk, West street to Park square, laid, . 1868 

Flag-staff removed from big to little hill, . . June, 1871 

Iron fence, east side, removed to Mount Hope, Oct., 1879 
Bridges built over east side to accommodate 

coasting, Feb., 1874 

Stone curb laid next to Tremont street, . . May, 1876 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



39 



built, 



Common. Great gathering at dedication of Army 

and Navy Monument, .... 

Superintendent, Jas. M. Sherburne, in office, 

E. L. Ryder, chosen, 

James M. Sherburne again chosen, 

John Galvin, 

Lyman Davenport, 

John Galvin, again 

William Doogue, 

Sewer, Sup't, Chas. B. Wells, 

Simeon B. Smith, 

William H. Bradley, 

Concert Hall, at the head of Hanover st., 

Repaired and occupied by Col. Turner, 

Dancing school kept by Col. Turner, 

Opened as a restaurant, by Peter B. Brigham, . 

Dance hall discontinued, ..... 

Building removed to widen Hanover street, 

Conduit. A water reservoir built near the town 

Constables, Wm. Chesebrough, the first appointed, 
To take care of the Saltpetre house, 
Fined for refusing to serve, .... 
The town choose eight, .... 

Not obliged to serve but once in seven years, 
Ordered to patrol the Common evenings, 
George Reed, called "Old Land Shark," ap- 
pointed ; held the office thirty years, 
Reed explains the game of Keno in Court, 
Some to patrol the Common by day, 



Sep. 17, 

Apr. 1, 

July 1, 

Feb. 14, 
Apr. 20, 
May, 
May, 
May 11, 
Feb. 18, 
Apr. 20, 

July, 
Sep., 
Apr. 6, 
Feb., 

May, 

March, 
Nov. 9, 
May 29, 
Mar. 12, 
May 12, 
Mar.ll, 



Feb. 15, 

Sep., 



1877 
1851 
1854 
1856 
1859 
1863 
1868 
1878 
1837 
1856 
1863 
1752 
1789 
1790 
1836 
1864 
1869 

1651 
1630 
1642 
1653 
1680 
1750 
1800 

1809 
1819 
1831 



40 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Constables. Detailed to patrol Ann street by 

v I cX \ • • • • • • • • • 

Detailed to South Boston on Sundays, . 
Have a fight with gamblers on the Common, . 
One 87 }"ears old, on duty with the procession, 
150 appointed hy the City this year, 
State, established for the Commonwealth, . 
Chief, William S. King, appointed, 
Edward J. Jones, " 

George W. Boynton, u 

Luther Stephenson, " 

William H. Clements, " 

Convent, Ursuline, at Charlestown, completed, 

Destroyed b}' a mob, evening of 
Continental Congress, 1 Colonies represented at 
Philadelphia, ..... 
Made a Declaration of Independence, . 
Army. Washington besieging Boston, 

Took possession of Boston, . 
Money counterfeited b} T George Crow, 
81,000 worth but one silver dollar, 
Cook and Beer Shops, licensed by the town, 
Licensed by State Commission, 
Licensed by City Commission, . 
Licensed by the Police Commissioners, 
Cooper, William, pastor Brattle street Church 

many years, died, .... 
Corn Measurer, appointed by the town, 

Market, from Dock square to Merchants row, 
Exchange, established in Boston, 





1831 


August, 


1832 


June 1, 


1833 


July 4, 


1847 




1879 


June 24, 


1865 


June 24, 


1865 


Feb., 


1866 


Oct., 


1872 


Feb. 18, 


1875 


May 31, 


1878 


Feb 26, 


1328 


Aug. 11, 


1834 


Sep. 4, 


1774 


July 4, 


1776 


Mar. 4, 


1776 


Mar. 17, 


1776 


Apr. 25, 


1777 


July 1, 


1780 




1632 




1868 



1878 



Dec. 13, 1743 
1655 

1703 
1855 



BOSTON EVENTS. 41 



Cotton, Rev. John, escaped from Boston, Old 

England, ....... 1633 

Appointed pastor of the first Church, . . Oct 10, 1633 
His house, southern part Pemberton Hill, . . 1645 
Count Johannes and wife played at Boston The- 
atre, Mar. 12, 1864 

Court, for election of officers, held on the ship 

Arabella, Aug. 23, 1630 

First held at Boston, . . . Oct. 19, 1630 
* Of assistants organized, .... Nov. 30, 1630 
To be held once each month, .... Mar. 6, 1631 
Permanent^ established at Boston, . . Oct. 3, 1632 
Don't recognize the King's commissioners, . May 24, 1665 
Send agents to England to appease the King, 1683 
Removed to Concord on account of small-pox, Jan. 3, 1764 
Closed for want of revenue stamps, . . Dec. 18, 1765 
Removed to Cambridge by the Governor, . Mar. 20, 1771 
General, of Massachusetts, organized, John Han- 
cock Governor, Oct. 25, 1780 

Held a session in Boston Town-house, . . May, 1781 

Removed to the new State House, Beacon hill, 1798 

Time of assembling changed from May to Jan., May, 1831 
Municipal, at Boston, established ; William 

Minot, Judge, ...... June 2, 1800 

Removed from School to Leverett street, . June 20, 1822 
Removed from Leverett to School, Johnson's 

Hall, June 13, 1831 

Removed to new Court House, Court street, . Jan. 1, 1837 

Name changed to Superior Court, . . . July 2, 1866 

Police, first organized in Boston, . . . June 20, 1822 



42 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



. . 



u 



. . 



.. 



Court, Police, located in Leverett street, 

Removed to new Court House, Court st., 
Removed from 1st to 2d floor of Court House 
Abolished, the last session held, 
Reorganized, and named Municipal Court, 

Police, Clerks, Thomas Power, appointed, . 
Seth Tobey, 
Thomas Power again 
Seth Tobey again 
John C. Leighton, 

House, stood on Queen street about the year 
Preparation to build on School street, 
Johnson's Hall, School street, built. 
Stone house, built on Leverett street, 
Leverett street house called a nuisance, 
The old building on Court street removed, 
Stone building, Court st., corner-stone laid, 
Pillars weighing 28 tons each brought in, 
Stone building, on Court street, completed, 
New addition at the south end, completed, 

United States, Johnson's Hall, occupied, . 
Court House, Court street, occupied, 
Court held in Bowdoin square, 
Masonic Temple, Tremont street, purchased. 
Cove Company, The South, incorporated, . 
Cows, Seventy may be pastured on the Common, 

Going at large, to be licensed and wear a tally 

A keeper employed by the City, 

Pastured on the Neck at $8 for the season, 

And dog licenses amount to $3,247.39, 



Feb. 13, 1823 

Jan. 1, 1837 

Sep. 20, 1861 

June30, 1866 

July 2, 1866 

June 20, 1-822 

Sep. 14,»1852 

Feb. 18, 1853 

Feb. 9, 1860 

Jan. 7, 1867 

1773 

1807 

1810 

1820 

1828 

May, 1833 

Sep. 28, 1833 

Sep. 12, 1835 

Dec. 20, 1836 

Dec. 31, 1861 

1812 

1840 

Dec, 1856 

Dec, 1856 

Jan. 1, 1833 

1646 

1823 

1824 

1827 

1824 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



43 



Cows not to be allowed on the Common, 
Crockett, Col. David, visited Boston, 
disking, Hon. Caleb, died at Newburyport 

aged 78 years, ..... 
Custom House, stood on Red Lion Wharf, 

At the corner of King and Exchange streets 

On Custom House street, 

New building began at head of Long Wharf, 

New building completed, cost $1,073,371.43 
Collectors, Benj. Lincoln, in office, 

Henry Dearborn, 

Henry A. S. Dearborn, 

David Henshaw, 

George Bancroft, 

Levi Lincoln, 

Robert Rantoul, 

Marcus Morton, 

Charles Greeley, Jr., 

Charles H. Peaslee, 



u 



u 



a 



a 



u 



u 



u 



u 



a 



u 



Arthur W. Austin, 
James S. Whitney, 
John Z. Goodrich, 
Hannibal Hamlin, 
Thomas Russell, 
William A. Simmons, 
Alanson W. Beard, 
Roland Worthington, 

Daguerreotype Likenesses first taken in Boston, 
Dancing in taverns prohibited by law, 
On ropes, prohibited by law, 



u 



u 



(t 



(t 



i I 



a 



a 



1830 
May 11, 1834 

Jan. 2, 1879 

1682 

1770 

1808 

Sep. 1, 1837 

June 16, 1847 

1796 

1809 

1813 

1829 

1838 

1841 

1844 

1845 

1849 

1853 

1857 

1860 

. . 1861 

1866 

1867 

1874 

1878 

1882 

Mar. 10, 1840 
1651 

May 28, 1735 



44 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Dancing Schools, prohibited b} T law, . 
One opened by George Brownwell, 
Halls. Thirty open in Ann street, 12 o'clock 
night, ...... 

Dark Day throughout New England, great alarm 



Deaths in Boston, 



377 dur 

485 



ng the year . 



a 



u 



. . 



u 



u 



C( 



Court square, 



392 
889 
3,667 
4,391 
6,098 ' 
8,612 
Dead House at City Building 
At North Grove street, 
Near City Hospital, Harrison avenue, 
Deacon House, at the corner of Washington and 

Concord street, built, 
Deer veiy plenty about Boston, . 

Five presented to Boston by Philadelphians, 
Park, prepared on Boston Common, (a dear 
park,) 

Democratic Club- The first was formed at the 
North End, ..... 
Republican, name first in use, . 
Dickens, Charles, Reception at Papanti's Hall 
Tremont street, .... 

Reading his works at Tremont Temple, 
District Attorney. Samuel D. Parker, chosen, 
George P. Sanger, 



May 28, 

Sep. 24, 
May 19, 



it 



Sep. 15, 

Oct. 1, 

Nov. 27, 
Oct. 29, 

Feb. 1, 
Dec. 2, 
May 1, 
Sep. 14, 



1673 
1735 

1849 
1780 
1710 
1728 
1786 
1822 
1850 
1860 
1870 
1880 
1849 
1854 
1864 

1846 
1630 
1863 

1863 

1793 
1794 

1842 
1867 
1832 
1853 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



45 



District Attorney. George W. Cooley, chosen, Sep. 11, 1854 

George P. Sanger again " 

John Wilder May, elected, 

Oliver Stevens, " ... 

Diving Bell, used in the harbor by Edw. Bendall 

One on exhibition in State street, 

Two men killed with one at Long Wharf, . 

Competition race in the harbor under water, 
Dock, Town, the cove at Dock square, 

Oliver's, at the foot of State street, . 
DogS. No family allowed more than one, . 

A stringent law passed to regulate, . 

All required to be licensed, 

License for females, $5 ; for males, $2, 
Dog Killers. The police sent out to kill stray 
dogs, ...... 

The City employ one man to kill, 
Dog Show. Great exhibition at Music Hall, 
Door Nips began to be used by burglars, 
Don Pedro, Brazilian Emperor, visited Boston, June 14, 1876 
Downing, Major Jack, on a visit at the House of 

Correction ; a fraud, ..... 

Draft, Militaiy, of soldiers in Boston for the War 
commenced, . . . 

At Faneuil Hall, suspended, .... 

At Faneuil Hall, postponed a second time, 

Again commenced at Faneuil Hall, . 

At Faneuil Hall, again suspended, . 

Commenced in Boston, by districts, . 

Caused a great riot in Boston, .... 



Nov. 26, 


1861 


. Nov. 3, 


1868 


. Jan. 1, 


1875 


L, July 23, 


1642 


. Sep. 26, 


1810 


. Sep. 26, 


1832 


. July 4, 


1868 




1708 




1817 


• 


1697 




1784 




1824 




1868 


y 


1868 




1877 


. Sep., 


1877 


. Dec, 


1843 



Oct. 30, 1837 

Sep. 1, 1862 

Sep. 13, 1862 

Sep. 30, 1862 

Oct. 15, 1862 

Nov. 5, 1862 

May 12, 1863 

July 14, 1863 



46 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



June, 
April, 



Drainage on the surface began on Tremont street, Sept. , 

The great sewer to Moon Island commenced, 
Drinking Saloons, said to be a vast many in town, 
Said to be 500 in Boston, 
Said to be 1,500 in Boston, 
Said to be 3,000 in Boston, 
Drumming was a means of summoning the people 
To proclaim laws against Quakers, 
To raise military recruits, 
To raise recruits for the Mexican War, 
To raise recruits for Southern Rebellion, . 
Duels. Phillips killed Woodbridge on the Com 
mon, ...... 

Between two naval officers on Noddle's Island 
Between naval officers on Noddle's Island, 
In Rhode Island, got up at Tremont House, 
Duellists, to be buried with a stake driven throug] 
the body, ...... 

Duke Alexis, a Russian Prince, visited Boston 
Dwellings, in town, 1,000, 

In town, 3,000, . . . . . 

In town, 6,700, 

In the City, 41,402, .... 

Earthquakes. A severe one occurred in Boston 
One done considerable damage in town, 
Five occurred during the year, . 
One rocked the houses in town, 
Threw down vane on Faneuil Hall, and ten 

chimneys, ..... 

Four slight shocks this year, 



1866 
1878 
1698 
1822 
1850 
1880 
1664 
1666 
1675 
1846 
1861 



July 3, 1728 
Oct. 9, 1773 
Sep. 25, 1819 
Feb., 1834 



Dec. 8. 



June 



1728 
1871 
1697 
1709 
1800 
1880 



1, 1638 



Jan. 26, 1662 

1669 

Oct. 29, 1727 

Nov. 18, 1755 
1783 



BOSTON EVENTS. 47 

Earthquakes. Done considerable damage in town, Jan. 6, 1786 
Severe, lasted three minutes, .... Nov. 9, 1786 
Done considerable damage in town, . . . May 16, 1791 
Done some damage in town, .... Mar. 11, 1800 
Threw down several chimneys, .... Sep. 7, 1817 
A slight shock at 5 o'clock, a. m., . . Aug. 25, 1846 

A slight shock at 5 J o'clock, a. m., . . . Oct. 10, 1869 
A slight shock at 11 J o'clock, a. m., . . Oct. 20, 1870 

A slight shock at 12.55, a. m., . . . July 20, 1871 

East Boston, (Once Noddle's Island,) land com- 

4 

pany incorporated, ..... Apr. 19, 1833 
Earle, Hezekiah, Dept. Chief of Police many 

years, died, aged 73, Mar. 30, 1857 

Eclipse of the moon frightens a military com- 
pany, June 27, 1675 

Of the sun, total in Boston, .... Apr. 16, 1806 

Egg, a wonderful humbug on exhibition in town, . May 21, 1817 

Elephant, Sam Rice's, bathed in the frog-pond, . July 7, 1859 
Elective Franchise granted to land-holders in 

Massachusetts, ..... 1661 
Election, Town. Twelve "Town Overseers" 

(Selectmen), chosen, .... Mar. 14, 1635 

Ten "Town Occasions" (Selectmen), chosen, Sep. 16, 1636 

To be held every six months, . . . 1636 

To be held but once a year, . . . . 1687 

Seven Selectmen, eight Constables, chosen, . 1700 

Held in Faneuil Hall, 1744 

Ninety-four town officers chosen, . . . 1750 

The first vote by wards, .... April 1, 1799 

City. The first meeting for choice of Mayor, . Apr. 8, 1822 



48 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Election, City. For Mayor, John Phillips, 2,500 ; 

for all others, 150, Apr. 16, 1822 

For Josiah Quiucy, 2,504; for Blake, 2,179, . Apr. 4, 1823 
For Josiah Quincy, 3,867, every vote cast, . Apr. 12, 1824 
Time changed from April to December, . . Mar. 26, 1825 

For Josiah Quinc} T , 1,836; for all others, 65, Apr. 11, 1825 
For Josiah Quincy, 3,168; for Blake, 1,750, . Dec. 9, 1826 
For Josiah Quincy, 2,189 ; for Amos Binney, 

340, , Dec. 10, 1827 

For Harrison Gray Otis, 2,778 ; for Caleb Ed- 
dy, 1,283, ....... Dec. 8, 1828 

For Harrison Gray Otis, 1,844 ; for all others, 

152, . . . ... . . . Dec. 14, 1829 

For Harrison G. Otis, 2,828 ; for Theodore 

Lyman, 672, Dec. 13, 1830 

For Charles Wells, 3,316 ; for Theo. Lyman, 

2,309, Dec. 28, 1831 

For Charles Wells, 2,918 ; for Theodore Ly- 
man, 771, Dec. 11, 1832 

For Theodore Lyman, 2,734 ; for Sullivan and 

others, 2,448, Dec. 9, 1833 

For Theo. Lyman, 4,261 ; for all others, 143, Dec. 8, 1834 
For Sam'l T. Armstrong, 3,025 ; for John W. 

James, 1,185, Dec. 13, 1835 

For Samuel A. Elliott, 3,288 ; for James and 

Williams, 2,377, Dec. 8, 1836 

For Samuel A. Elliott, 3,471 ; for Walker, 

1,126; for Lyman, 1,138, . . . . Dec. 11, 1837 
For Sam'l A. Elliott, 3,780 ; for Caleb Eddy, 

2,769, Dec. 10, 1838 



BOSTON EVENTS. 49 

Election, City. For Mayor, Jonathan Chapman, 

4,399; for Bradford Sumner, 3,091, . . Dec. 9, 1839 
For Jonathan Chapman, 5,224 ; for Charles 

G. Greene, 2,590, Dec. 14, 1840 

For Jonathan Chapman, 4,694 ; for John TV. 

James, 3,537, Dec. 13, 1841 

For Martin Brimmer, 5,081 ; for Bradford 

Sumner, 2,288, Dec. 12, 1842 

For Martin Brimmer, 4,974 ; for James Sav- 
age, 2,237, Dec. 11, 1843 

For Josiah Quinc} T , Jr., 4,404 ; three trials, no 

choice, ....... Dec, 1844 

For Thomas A. Davis, 4,865 ; for all others, 

4,688, Feb. 21, 1845 

For Josiah Quincy, Jr., chosen for remainder 

of year, ....... Dec. 11, 1845 

For Josiah Quincy, Jr., 5,331 ; for all others, 

2,984, Dec. 8, 1845 

For Josiah Quincy, Jr., 3,852 ; for all others, 

2,189, Dec. 14, 1846 

For Josiah Quincy, Jr., 4,752 ; for Goodrich, 

1,655; for Parker, 1,535, . . . . Dec. 13, 1847 
For John P. Bigelow, 5,133; for James, 

1,142; for Smith, 425, .... Dec. 11, 1848 
For John P. Bigelow, 4,660 ; for Hall, 700 ; 

Sumner, 347, Dec. 10, 1849 

For John P. Bigelow, 5,394 ; for Amory, 

1,146; Goodrich, 1,126, .... Dec. 9, 1850 
For Benj'n Seaver, 3,990; for Smith, 2,736; 

Thaxter, 1,024, Dec. 14, 1851 



50 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Election, City. For Mayor, Benjamin Seaver, 

6,018 ; for Smith, 5,021 ; for Smith, 899, . Dec. 13, 1852 

No Mayor chosen in December this year, . 1853 

For J. V. C. Smith, 6,045 ; for John A. Wil- 

kins, 3,171, Jan. 9, 1854 

For J. V. C. Smith, 6,429 ; for George B. Up- 
ton, 4,405, Dec. 13, 1854 

For Alex. H. Rice, 7,404 ; for Nath. B. Shurt- 

ieff, 539, Dec. 10, 1855 

For Alex. H. Rice, 8,714 ; for Jona. Preston, 

2,025, Dec. 8, 1856 

For Fred. W Lincoln, Jr., 8,110 ; for Charles 

B. Hall, 4,193, Dec. 14, 1857 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,279 ; for Moses 

Kimball, 4,449, Dec. 13, 1858 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 5,932 ; for Joseph 

M. Wightman, 4,208, .... Dec. 12, 1859 

For Joseph M. Wightman, 8,934 ; for Moses 

Kimball, 5,074, Dec. 13, 1860 

For Joseph M. Wightman, 6,765 ; for Edward 

S. Tobey, 5,795, Dec. 9, 1861 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 5,932 ; for Joseph 

M. Wightman, 5,289, .... Dec. 8, 1862 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,206; for Otis 

Rich, 2,142, Dec. 14, 1863 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,877 ; for Thomas 

C. Amory, 3,732, Dec. 12, 1864 

For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,522 ; for Nath'l 

B. Shurtleff, 3,690, Dec. 11, 1865 



BOSTON EVENTS. 51 

Election, City. ForMaj-or, OtisNorcross, 5,662 ; 

for Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 4,755, . . Dec. 10, 1866 
For Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 8,335 ; for Otis 

Norcross, 7,880, . . . . Dec. 9, 1867 

For Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 11,005 ; for Moses 

Kimball, 9,166, ...... Dec. 14, 1868 

For Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 13,154; for Geo. 

P. Baldwin, 4,785, Dec. 13, 1869 

For William Gaston, 10,627 ; for Geo. O. Car- 
penter, 7,820, Dec. 12, 1870 

For Wm. Gaston, 9,820 ; for Newton Talbot, 

6,157, Dec. 11, 1871 

For Henry L. Pierce, 9,260 ; for Wm. Gaston, 

8,756, Dec. 10, 1872 

For Samuel C. Cobb, 19,991; for Henry D. 

Cushing, 568, Dec. 9, 1873 

For Samuel C. Cobb, 17,874; for Francis B. 

Hayes, 835, ...... Dec. 13, 1874 

For Samuel C. Cobb, 14,923; for Halsey J. 

Boardman, 12,257, Dec. 14, 1875 

For Fred. O. Prince, 16,507; for Nathaniel 

J. Bradley, 13,967, . Dec. 12, 1876 

For Henry L. Pierce, 24,936 ; for Fred. O. 

Prince, 22,774, Dec. 11, 1877 

For F. O. Prince, 19,546 ; for Charles R. Cod- 
man, 18,009, Dec. 10, 1878 

For F. O. Prince, 18.594; for Solomon B. 

Stebbins, 16,063, Dec. 9, 1879 

Elevator. One in City Hall completed, . . Sep., 1874 
Eliot, Rev. John, came to Boston from England, Nov., 1631 



52 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Eliot, ReY. John, preached to the Indians, . 1644 
Completed a translation of the Bible in Indian 

language, ....... 1663 

Emancipation proclaimed by President Lincoln, Jan. 1, 1863 
Statue given by Moses Kimball, placed in Park 

square, ....... Dec. 6, 1879 

Emerson, Nath'l, ex-Police Captain, died at Med- 

ford, aged 62, ....... Aug. 5, 1879 

Envelopes, for letters, came in use, . . . 1840 

Express, Harnden's, first ran to New York, . 1839 

Adams, established in Boston, .... 1840 

Ellsler, Fanny, dancing at Tremont Theatre, . July 31, 1838 
Everett, Edward, ex-Governor, died, aged 71 

years, ....... July 12, 1862 

Eye and Ear Infirmary, Charles street, completed, Nov. 1, 1849 

Fairs. Mechanics', held at Faneuil Hall three days, Sep. 18, 1837 

Horse, held at Agricultural Ground, South End, Oct. 1855 

Sanitary, held at Music Hall, .... March, 1863 

Catholic, held at Music Hall, .... March, 1864 

National, Sailors', opened at Boston Theatre, . Nov. 7, 1864 

Stowe's Bazaar, opened at Faneuil Hall, . . Dec. 18, 1865 

Mechanics', opened at Faneuil Hall, . . . Sep. 15, 1869 

Opened at Quincy Hall, .... Sep. 2, 1874 

Opened at Columbus ave. and Pleasant street, Sep. 2, 1878 

Old South, to preserve building, in progress, . Dec, 1879 
Fairbanks, Richard, fined for selling his house 

without license, ..... June 6, 1636 

Faneuil, Peter, offered to give the town a market- 
house, ....... July 14, 1740 

Gift accepted by vote : yeas, 367 ; nays, 360, Apr. 14, 1742 



BOSTON EVENTS. 53 

Faneuil, Peter, died at Boston, ... Mar. 3, 1743 

Likeness placed in Faneuil Hall, . . . 1743 

Hall, completed and presented to the town, . Sep. 13, 1742 

Grasshopper, put in place by Shem Drown, . Nov. 1, 1742 

The market closed b} 7 the town, . . . June 12, 1743 

Grasshopper thrown off by an earthquake, . Nov. 18, 1755 

Grasshopper again thrown down at a fire, . Jan. 13, 1761 

Grasshopper replaced, ..... June 28, 1763 

Repaired by a lottery fund, .... 1763 

» The British have a theatrical performance there, Nov., 1775 

Enlarged and completed, .... Mar. 10, 1806 

A Superintendent chosen, .... Oct. 14, 1833 

A Free-Soil meeting broken up there, . . Nov. 15, 1850 

Had a clock presented by children, . . Jan. 14, 1850 

The grasshopper repaired and replaced, . Dec, 1852 

The lower floor opened as a market, . . Oct. 28, 1858 

A steel bell placed thereon, .... Apr. 15, 1867 

Still retains the name " Old Cradle of Liberty," 1880 

Farm School, located at Thompson's Island, . May 4, 1834 

Faro Bank keepers begin to be fined at Court, . Feb. 14, 1824 

Fast driving on the streets punished by fine, . Mar. 1, 1806 

Day, " Held for the sins of the country," . . . July 21, 1642 

Held on account of the small-pox, . . Sep., 1667 

" Held for the bad state of the currency," . Dec. 16, 1736 

Held to avert war with England, . . . Nov. 16, 1814 

Held to save the Union, .... Sep. 26, 1861 

Held again to preserve the Union, . . . Apr. 30, 1863 

Held again to protect the Union, . . . Aug. 4, 1864 

Federal Constitution adopted at the Federal st. 

Church, Feb. 6, 1788 



April, 


1789 


Dec, 


1789 


July 21, 


1823 


Feb. 2, 


1634 



54 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Federal and Republican, the two great political 

parties, .«*••»■ 
Federal Court first held in Boston, 
Female Refuge. College (or Refuge) incorpo- 

id LfcJLl «i • • • • • • 

Fence- Yiewers first chosen by the town, 
Fencing School kept at the Royal Exchange 

Tavern, ....... 1686 

Fenian Excitement commenced in Canada and 

New England, 1837 

Again commenced in New England, . . . Oct., 1865 

Great meeting held at Faneuil Hall, . . . Mar. 12, 1866 

Ferry, Winnisimmet, began by Thomas Williams, Ma} r 14, 1631 

Had three row boats, . . . . . 1711 

To let for a term of fifteen years, . . . 1779 

An iron steamboat put on, . . . Aug. 13, 1832 

Steamboats running every fifteen minutes, . Jan. 1, 1880 

Charlestown, began by Edward Carver, . . June 14, 1631 

From north part of Lynn st- to Charlestown, 1708 

Discontinued, Charles River bridge built, . June 17, 1786 

Noddle's Island, kept by Ed. Bendall, row boats, Dec. 18, 1637 

Steamboats began running, .... Oct. 16, 1832 

Steamboats ran every ten. minutes, . . Jan. 1, 188^ 

People's, to E. Boston, the North Feny opened, Oct. 12, 1854 

Field, Mill (or Mylne), land north of Mill Creek, 1634 

Fort, about Fort Hill, 1634 

Colburn's, at the South End, . 1640 

Common, south of Century Hill (Beacon Hill), 1640 

Webber's, at the South End, .... 1640 

New, north of Cambridge street, . . t 1650 



BOSTON EVENTS. 55 

Field, Coffin's, near Essex and Summer streets, . 1777 
Blackstone's Field, or Garden, west of Louisburg 

square x ....... 1634 

Fire, Thos. Sharp's and Mr. Coleman's houses 

burned, ....... 1630 

Ladders and poles furnished for every house, . 1652 

To be under the direction of the Selectmen, . Mar. 31, 1652 

A water engine provided, ..... Mar. 1, 1653 

The Fort at the Castle burned, . ... . Mar. 21, 1673 

Church and 45 houses burned at the North End, Nov. 26, 1676 
An engine imported from England, . . . March, 1679 
One hundred buildings burned near the dock, . Aug. 7, 1679 
Buildings blown up with powder to stop confla- 
gration, Aug. 7, 1679 

Lookouts stationed at top of the First Church, . Aug. 29, 1679 

Fourteen houses burned near the draw-bridge, . Apr. 3, 1688 
Buildings blown up near the dock, to stop confla- 

gration, ....... Mar. 11, 1701 

Town House, First Church, and 100 buildings 

burned, . . . . . ... Oct. 2, 1711 

Town House and many valuable records burned, Dec. 19, 1747 

Several buildings burned on Marlboro street, . Feb. 7, 1753 

Very serious, at the lower end of Milk street, . Nov. 14, 1759 
Town House, -First Church, and 350 buildings 

burned, Mar. 20, 1760 

Faneuil Hall burned, all but the outer walls, . Jan, 13, 1767 

Destructive one in Williams court, . . . June 10, 1762 

Sandemonian Church, Parkman place, burned, . Apr. 4, 1773 

Very destructive, on Long Wharf, . . . Sep. 21, 1780 

The North Mills and grain, burned, . . . Dec. 25, 1782 



56 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Fire. Simmons School-house, State st., burned, Mar. 10 

Four barns of hay at Oliver's dock, " Aug. 26 

Hollis street Church and 60 houses, " Apr. 22 

Kope-walks, Atkinson street, " July 30 

Spermacetti works, Batteryniarch street, " Feb. 11 

British ship Betsey burned by a mob, . . June 20 

Rope-walks at West Boston, burned, Mar. 1 

Federal street Theatre, " Feb. 3 

Eleven houses on Marlboro street, " May 1 

Columbian Museum, Court square, " May 17 
Destructive, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; meeting at 

Faneuil Hall for sufferers, .... Dec. 22 

Exchange Coffee-house, Congress square, burned, Nov. 3 

Lewis rope-walks, Charles street, " Oct. 9 

Six houses on Union street, u July 14 

18 cows and one horse, in Hawley street, " June 20 

Type Foundry in Salem street, " June 24 

15 houses on Beacon and Charles streets, " July 7 

53 houses on Central and Kilby streets, " April 7 

10 buildings on Court street, " Nov. 10 
On West street, water taken from Orescent (Frog) 

Pond, May 19 

Distillery on Union street burned, . . . Aug. 14 
Beecher's Church, Hanover, opposite Portland 

street, burned, ...... Feb. 1 

Bakehouse and five persons on Broad st., burned, May 5 

Warren Hotel, Friend street, " July 9 

Old Town House badly scorched, . . . Nov. 21 

40 buildings on Blackstone and Pond sts. burned, Ma} 7 18 

70 buildings in Charlestown, '* Aug. 26 



1785 
1786 
1787 
1794 
1795 
1795 
1797 
1798 
1799 
1807 

1813 
1818 
1819 
1821 
1824 
1824 
1824 
1825 
1825 

1828 
1829 

1830 
1831 
1832 
1832 
1835 
1835 



BOSTON EVENTS. 57 



Fire. Lyman School-house, Meridian street, East 
Boston, burned, ...... 

12 incendiary, during the night, 
9 stables set during the evening, 
Three acres burned over on Charlestown and 
Causeway streets, . . . . . 

Damrell & Moore's Printing House burned, 
Albany and Hudson streets, conflagration, 
Tremont Temple, Tremont street, burned, 

National Theatre, Portland street, " 

Chickering's Building, Washington street, " 
Johnson's Block, Commercial street, " 

Pemberton House, Howard street, " 

Several vessels at Sargent's wharf, " 

Gerrish Market, Portland street, burned, . 
Jefferson's Block, North street, and nin e persons 
burned, ...... 

East Boston Flour Mills, burned, 

House and two children on Stillman street, " 
Several houses on Federal street, " 

Mechanical Bakery, Commercial street, 
Flour Mills, on Eastern Avenue, 






Westboro' Reform School buildings, " 

House of Reformation, at Deer Island, " 

City Stables, on Commercial street, " 

Derby Range, Sudbury street, " 

Conflagration on Albany and on Border streets, July 4 
Nahant Hotel, at Nahant, burned, 
Quincy Market-house badly scorched, 
Mathew's Block, North street, burned, 



Jan. 22 


, 1846 


Feb. 5 


, 1846 


Jan. 7 


, 1847 


Jan. 22 


, 1847 


Mar. 10 


, 1848 


July 12. 


1848 


Mar. 31 


, 1852 


Apr. 26 


, 1852 


Dec. 2. 


1852 


Nov. 2 


, 1853 


May 16. 


1854 


Apr. 27 


, 1855 


Apr. 12 


, 1856 


July 29. 


1856 


Sep. 22 


, 1856 


May 20 


, 1857 


May 2. 


1858 


Feb. 6. 


1859 


Apr. 2. 


1859 


Aug. 12 


, 1859 


Aug. 21. 


1859 


Aug. 31, 


1859 


Sept. 8, 


1860 


July 4, 


1861 


Sep. 11, 


1861 


Jan. 27, 


1862 


Feb. 24, 


1862 



58 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Fire. Stores on Batterymarch street burned, . May 12, 1862 
In Sudbury street, seven injured, one fireman 

killed, July 1, 1862 

National Theatre, Portland street, again burned, Mar. 24, 1863 
Winthrop House, Tremont and Boylston streets, 

burned, Apr. 6, 1864 

Morris' Play-house, Province court, burned, . Oct. 25, 1864 

Eebel sensation, attempt to burn New York city, Nov. 28, 1864 

Minot's Block, Sudbury street, burned, . .. Apr. 30, 1865 

Parker House, School street, slightly damaged, June 8, 1865 

48 families on Second street burned out, . . Feb. 16, 1866 

Merrimac Stables, on Friend street, burned, . Mar. 10, 1866 

Pickle Factory, on Broad street, " .. May 22, 1866 

Childs & Jenks' Picture Gallery, Tremont st., 

burned, ....... June 18, 1866 

Iron Foundry, on Lewis st., E. Boston, burned, July 1, 1866 

Destructive, at the city of Portland, Me., . . July 4,' 1866 
Man son & Peterson's Mills, Border street, East 

Boston, burned,. Feb. 24, 1868 

At Lynn, Boston engines sent, .... Jan. 26, 1869 

Day's Cordage Store, Commercial street, burned, Nov. 25, 1869 

Flour Mills on Commercial street, " Dec. 7, 1869 

Severe one on Friend street. . . . Apr. 30, 1870 

Conflagration on Border street, East Boston, . July 25, 1870 

Nims' Stable, Mason street, and 25 horses burned, Oct. 31, 1870 

Aclelphi Theatre, rear Washington street, burned, Feb. 11, 1871 

Fitch's Lumber Yard, East Boston, " Apr. 19, 1871 

Terrible conflagration, 63 acres in the heart of 

Boston burned over, and more than $100,- 

000,000 of property destroyed, . . . Nov. 9, 1872 



BOSTON EVENTS. • 59 

Fire. Small-pox Hospital, Pine Island, burned, Dec. 26, 1872 
Corner Blackstone and Hanover streets, three men 

killed, Feb. 27, 1873 

Four acres burned over at Washington and 

Essex streets, May 30, 1873 

Hayes* Stables, Berkeley st. ; 55 horses burned, Oct. 11, 1873 
Dr. Gordon's Church, Montgomery street, 

burned, . . . . . . . Jan. 4, 1874 

Workshops, at the State Prison, burned, . . Mar. 21, 1874 
Horse-car Stables burned at South Boston, . Aug. 5, 1874 
Severe one on Wareham street, ... . Dec. 15, 1874 

Hittinger's Wharf, Charlestown, burned, . . Dec. 15, 1874 
Severe one on south side of Dock square, . . Mar. 9, 1876 
Brooklyn Theatre, New York, burned, and 300 

lives lost, ....... Dec. 6, 1876 

Jenney's Oil Works, South Boston, destroyed, . Jan. 26, 1877 
Southern Hotel, St. Louis, destroyed, great 

loss of life, Mar. 11, 1877 

On Shawmut avenue, near Tremont street, loss of 

life, . . ...... June 6, 1877 

At St. Johns, Newfoundland, news received, . June 21, 1877 
Gore's block, on Pitts street, burned, .• . Sep. 24,. 1877 

Holmes' Furniture Warehouse, Charlestown, de- 
stroyed, ....... Jan. 31, 1878 

Tremont Temple, Tremont street, badly scorched, Aug. 14, 1879 
Tenement houses, South Boston, five lives lost, Sep. 17, 1879 
At Winthrop square, $1,000,000 of property de- 
stroyed, Dec. 29, 1879 

Boston Journal Building badly scorched, . . Mar. 21, 1880 
Beebe's Block, Winthrop square, burned, . . May 6, 1880 



60 ' BOSTON EVENTS. 

Fire Alarms. Bells on Churches to be rung, . 1700 

To be given by watchmen with a rattle, . 1796 

Bells first rang in Boston by electricity, . Jan. 1, 1852 

Supt. Moses G. Palmer, appointed, . . . May 1, 1854 
Joseph B. Stearns, " . . . May 26, 1856 

John F. Kennarcl, "... Feb. 7, 1867 

Commission, the Selectmen of the town, . . Mar. 31, 1651 
A special, appointed by the town, . . . Aug. 29, 1679 
A board of three chosen by the City Council, Nov. 20, 1873 

Companies, eight organized in the town, . . Aug., 1679 
In commission, in the City, twenty, 
With engines, thirtj'-six in all, 

Engines, ladders and poles, with swabs, prepared, 
A machine, throwing water six feet high, pro- 
vided, ....... 

One imported from England, 

The town had seven, ..... 

One machine throwing water- ten feet high, . 
One given the town by John Hancock, . 
Had six leather buckets each, 
All the town's machines damaged by incen- 
. diaries, . • . 
Fifteen dollars premium for being first at a 

ill L • •••••••• 

The Perkins tub first introduced, . 
One stationed at South Boston, 
The town has eighteen, .... 
The first steamer, Miles Greenwood, arrived, Feb. 24, 1855 
Steam taking the place of muscle, . . 1860 

Engineers, Chief, Samuel D. Harris, appointed, Jan. 19, 1826 



Dec. 31, 


1850 


Jan. 1, 


1880 




1652 




1653 




1679 




1730 




1730 




1772 




1773 


Mar. 13, 


1793 


May 1, 


1823 


Sep. 13, 


1823 


Jan. 12, 


1829 


Dec. 31, 


1847 



BOSTON EVENTS. 61 

Fire Engineers, Chief, Thos. C. Ainory, appointed, Feb. 9, 1829 

William Barnicoat, ' " 

Elisba Smith, " 

George W. Bird, " 

John S. Damrell, " 

William A. Green, " 

Fireworks on Copp's Hill in the evening, . 

On the Common, spoiled by the rain, 

In the evening, on east side of Common, last 

LUll^'i • • • • • • 

First time on the Common parade ground, 
On Commonwealth avenue, evening, 
Fleet, French, Marquis DeJoinville, in Boston 
harbor, . . . 

English, reported being off the harbor, 
Russian, Mahomed Pascha, in Boston harbor, . 
Flour Mills, at East Boston, built, 

At Eastern avenue, " 

Flower Show, a tent and fine display on the 
Common, ....... 

Flying Machine on exhibition on the Common, July 4, 1878 
Folsom, Abhy (and Silas Lamson) , make a sen- 
sation in Boston, ..... 

Died in New Hampshire, aged 75, . 
Fort Hill, first called Cornhill, 80 feet high, 
Iron fence built around Washington square, 
Improvement ; digging down commenced, 
Fortifications. Castle, in the harbor, commenced 
to build, ...... 

The gunner fires at a passing ship, 



Aug. 14, 


1837 


Feb. 5, 


1855 


Feb. 9, 


1857 


Mar. 19, 


1866 


Jan., 


1873 


July 4, 


1800 


July 4, 


1835 


July 4, 


1844 


July 4, 


1845 


July 5, 


1869 


Aug. 27, 


1788 


Apr. 10, 


1814 


May 18, 


1858 




1849 




1846 


June 13, 


1873 


July 4, 


1878 




1841 


Aug. 5, 


1867 




1633 




1838 


Sep. 4, 


1866 




1634 


June, 


1637 



62 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Fortifications. Castle. The gunner exchanges 
shots with a ship, .... 

Richard Davenport, the Commander, 

Struck by lightning, .... 

Again struck by lightning, Commander killed 

Repaired and enlarged, 

Rebuilt, and named Fort William, . 

Defended by one hundred guns, 

The block-house blown up by the British, 

Criminals confined there, 

Ceded to the United Stated, . 

Named Fort Independence, . 
Merry's Point (Battery street) , were raised there 

Again raised and repaired, . 

Again repaired and strengthened, . 
Again raised and enlarged, 
Said to have gone to decay, and useless, 
Neck, at Roxbury line, a gate put up, 
Roxbury gate repaired, .... 
Roxbury gate again repaired, 
Embankment raised and extended, 
Embankment rebuilt of brick' and stone, 
Had new gates and batteries, 
Repaired and greatly strengthened, 
Gates thrown open by Washington's Army, 
Substantially improved by volunteer labor, 
Discontinued ; surrounding grounds raised, 
Old ruins dug up in building a sewer, 
Fort Strong, Camp Hill, Noddle's Island, built, 
Repaired by volunteer labor, . 



. Sep., 


1644 


. Oct., 


1644 


• July, 


1660 


d, July 16 


, 1664 




1696 




1705 


. March, 


1750 


. Mar. 27 


, 1776 


. Feb., 


1786 


. Aug. 18 


, 1798 


. July 31, 


1799 


■ 9 


1646 




1656 




1696 




1706 




1760 




1640 




1650 




1696 


• 


1706 




1710 




1710 




1742 


. Mar. 17, 


1776 




1814 




1832 




1860 


? 


1776 


• 


1814 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



63 



Fortifications. Fort Strong. Gone to decay and 
removed, ...... 

Winthrop began to be built, 
Warren and George's Island, building began, 
Works said to be completed, . 
Rebel prisoners confined at Warren, 
Forgeries. The Miller sensation on State street, Dec, 
The Jackson swindle sensation, . . . Dec, 
The E. D. Winslow swindle sensation, . . Jan., 
Forest Garden, West Roxbury, first opened, . July 17, 
Franklin, Josiah, built a small house near head of 
Milk street. ..... 

Had soap and candle works on Union street, 
Benjamin, son of Josiah, born in Milk street, . Jan. 6. 
Worked at printing in Queen street, 
Master of a Masonic lodge in Philadelphia, 
Was a General Postmaster for the country, 
'"Surprised the world with electricity," . 
Commissioner in a treaty with England, 
Died at Philadelphia, aged 84 years, 
Fund, given to Boston by will of Franklin, 
Treasurer, William Minot, for 55 years, re- 
signed, ....... Feb. 26, 

Medals, 21 first distributed to good scholars, . Jan. 21, 
Monument, erected in the Granary burial 

grounds, ....... June 16, 

Placed front of City Hall, on School street, . Sep. 17, 
Removed to the west side of the grounds, . Sept., 
Freemen, the town, in all has 108 legal voters, . Oct. 19, 
Frost every month during the year 



Nov., 
Apr. 17, 



1833 
1808 
1833 
1850 

1862 
1847 
1875 
1876 
1878 

1690 
1696 
1706 
1725 
1750 
1753 
1754 
1783 
1790 
1790 

1866 
1793 

1827 
1856 
1862 
1630 
1816 



64 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Frost again every month during the year 
Frigate Constitution, launched at Hart's Wharf, . 

Sailed on a cruise from Boston, 

Figure-head (Hercules) said to represent Jackson. 

Figure-head cut off one stormy night, 

A man called Figure-head Deway, died insane, . 
Frog Pond, a small mud hole on the Common, 

A small fish sensation for a day, 

Being enclosed with curb-stones, 

Called Crescent Pond for a time, 

Enclosed with hewed curb-stones, 

Bo3's fined for bathing there, 

Bottom paved with stones, 

Cochituate water from a hydrant let on, 
Funeral Honors in Boston, for the death of George 
Washington, ...... 

For the death of Alexander Hamilton, 

" " Presidents Adams and Jeffer- 

son. 



L, 

" " President Monroe 



u tc 



General De Lafayette, 



" " President Madison 



u u 



President Harrison, 
" " General Jackson, 



a 



President Taylor, . 

Daniel Webster, . 
" " General Fletcher Webster, 

" " Colonel William Blaisdell, 

" " Colonel John Chambers, . 

" " Hon. Edward Everett, . 





1817 


Oct. 21, 


1797 


July 22, 


1798 




1798 


July 3, 


1834 


Mar. 25, 


1835 




1788 


May 20, 


1818 


May, 


1826 




1828 


June, 


1834 


Aug., 


1836 


Aug., 


1848 


Oct. 25, 


1848 


Dec. 24, 


1799 


Aug. 1, 


1804 


Aug., 


1826 


Aug. 23, 


1831 


Sep. 6, 


1834 


July, 


1836 


Apr. 21, 


1841 


July 9, 


1845 


Aug. 15, 


1850 


Nov. 30, 


1852 


Sep. 9, 


1862 


July 1, 


1864 


July 23, 


1864 


Jan. 19, 


1865 



BOSTON EVENTS. 65 

Funeral honors in Boston for the death of Presi- 
dent Lincoln, ...... June 1, 1865 

For the death of Hon. Mr. Peabody, . . Feb. 8, 1870 

" Hon. Anson Burlingame, . Apr. 23, 1870 

" Admiral Farragut, . . . Aug. 16, 1870 

" Hon. Charles Sumner, . . Mar. 16, 1874 

" Hon. Henry Wilson, . . Nov. 29, 1875 

" William Lloyd Garrison, . May 28, 1879 

Orations have taken the place of Processions, . 1880 
Gage, Gen. Thomas, arrived in Boston ; Military 

Rule, Oct. 15, 1768 

Gabriel, Angel (John S. Orr), with his horn, dis- 
turbs Boston, ...... April, 1854 

Gallows, erected on Boston Common, . . . Apr. 9, 1644 

Ordered removed " to ye next knowle," . . Mar. 31, 1656 

Built on the Neck by Sheriff Greenleaf, . . 1769 

Criminals sit on, with ropes about their necks, . May, 1772 
Counterfeiters placed on, with ropes about their 

necks, .*...., Sep. 10, 1780 

Four men and five women are placed on, . . Sep. 16, 1793 

Moved to South End (near Garland street), . March, 1817 

One on South Boston Heights, about the year . 1812 

In use on the Neck, up to the year , . . Apr. 25, 1822 

Erected in the jail-yard, Leverett street, . , Mar. 3, 1826 

Erected within the jail, on Charles street, . . June25, 1858 

Garroting, great excitement in and about Boston, Nov., 1865 

Gamblers driven from the Common by constables, July 4, 1829 
Marshall Tukey arrests 49 in Court and Sudbury 

streets, . ....... Mar. 20, 1849 

Green lecturing, exposing the tricks of the trade, Feb. 8, 1850 

5 



66 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Gamblers. Eighty-five arrested by the police one 

evening, ....... April, 1851 

"A few more left of the same sort," . . . 1880 

Gras Light first exhibited at the Boylston Museum, Nov. 26, 1815 

Company, the first meeting held, . . . July 14, 1826 

Pipes began to be laid in the streets, . . Oct. 16, 1826 

Lamp, one placed in Dock square, . . . Jan. 1, 1829 

The City has twenty in the streets, . . . Dec. 4, 1834 

The City has 180 for street lights, . . . May 1, 1839 

The City has 4,312, and 1,351 oil lamps, . . May 1, 1868 

The City has 10,139, and 2,276 oil lamps, . Jan. 1, 1880 

Explosion. House on Endicott street blown up, Jan. 17, 1855 

In many places at the great fire, great damage, Nov. 10, 1872 

Building on Lagrange street destroyed, five 

killed, May 26, 1875 

On Federal street bridge, four men killed, . Dec. 22, 1875 
Gribbeted. Two pirates, on Bird Island, hung in 

chains, May 3, 1724 

The Pirate Fly, on Nix's Mate, hung in chains, July 2, 1726 

Griants. Rose Richardson, age eight, weight 500 

lbs., at Concert Hall, .... 

Charles Freeman, seven feet, three inches high, 

at the National Theatre, .... 

A monster Quaker, and Lady, at Amory Hall, . 



m, *i^ 


CI UClili 


JJX CXXllU. 


1X1, 


At 21 


u 


(C 




At 49 


l< 


cc 




At 71 


U 


c< 




At 28 


(( 


u 




At 48 


(( 


a 





March, 


1834 


Jan. 


1, 


1841 


July, 




1849 


Jan. 


1, 


1862 


Aug. 


1, 


1862 


Jan. 


1, 


1863 


Mar. 


1, 


1863 


Aug. 


1, 


1863 


Nov. 


1, 


1863 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



67 



Gold, at 61 per cent, premium, 

At 90 " 

At 154 " 

At 194 

At 194 

At 136 

At 126 

At 48 

At 38 
-At 46 

At 42 

At 35 

At 42 

At 50 

At 33 

At par ; specie payment resumed, 

Gorman, Edith, an escaped Nun, lectured in 

Music Hall, ... ... 

Governor of New England, Capt. John Smith, 

Of the Massachusetts Colony, Mathew Crad- 
dock, .... 

Colonial, John Winthrop, chosen, 

John Winthrop, re-chosen, 

Thomas Dudley, chosen, 

John Haynes, 



u 

IC 

(£ 
(< 

U 

(( 

u 
a 
a 
a 
n 
a 



a 
a 
a 
a 
a 
a 
a 
a 
u 
a 
u 
a 
a 
it 



Henry Vane, 
John Winthrop, 
Thomas Dudley, 
Richard Bellingham, 
John Winthrop, 



u 
a 
a 
a 
a 
a 



Mar. 1. 


1864 


June 1 


, 1864 


July 1 


, 1864 


Sep. 1 


, 1864 


Oct. 1 


, 1864 


Nov. 1 


, 1864 


Jan. 1 


, 1865 


Apr. 1 


, 1865 


June 1 


, 1865 


Dec. 1 


, 1865 


July 1. 


1866 


Dec. 1 


, 1866 


July 1 


, 1867 


July 1 


, 1868 


Dec. 1, 


1868 


Jan. 1, 


1879 

• 


Mar. 18. 


1871 




1622 




1629 


Oct. 20, 


1629 


Aug. 23, 


1630 


May 14, 


1634 


May 6, 


1635 


May 15, 


1636 


May 17, 


1637 


May 13, 


1640 


June 2, 


1641 


May 13, 


1643 



68 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



a 



a 



u 



. . 



» . 






Governor, Colonial, John Endicott, chosen, 
Thomas Dudley, chosen. 
John Winthrop, 
John Endicott, 
Richard Bellingham, " 
John Endicott, 
Richard Bellingham, 
John Leverett, 
Simon Bradstreet, 
Election ceases with the first Charter, 
Joseph Dudley, appointed President of New 
England, ....... 

Sir Edmond Andros sent from England, 
John Winthrop died, aged 62 years, 
John Endicott died, aged 76 3 r ears, 
Andros disfranchises the land-holders, . 
Andros fled to the Castle for safety, 
Andros arrested and put in jail, 
Andros sent to England for trial, . 
Massachusetts had none, .... 

Sir William Phipps arrives with new Charter, 

Sir William Stoughton appointed, . 

Phipps sent to England for misdemeanor, 

The Earl of Belmont appointed, 

William Stoughton, " ... 

The Colony had none, ..... 

Joseph Dudley assumed the ofiice, . 

The Colony had none, ..... 

Joseph Dudley again in office, 

William Tailor appointed, .... 



May 29, 


1644 


May 14, 


1645 


May 6, 


1646 


May 10, 


1649 


May 3, 


1654 


May 23, 


1655 


May 4, 


1665 


May 7, 


1673 


May, 


1679 


Oct. 23, 


1683 


May 14, 


1686 


Dec. 20, 


1686 


Mar. 26, 


1649 


Mar. 23, 


1665 


Mar. 25, 


1687 


Apr. 17, 


1689 


Apr. 19, 


1689 




1689 


Apr. 20, 


1689 


May 14, 


1692 


Nov. 18, 


1694 


Nov. 18, 


1694 


May 26, 


1699 


July, 


1700 




1701 


June 11, 


1702 




1714 


Mar. 26, 


1715 


Nov., 


1715 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



69 



Governor, Colonial, Samuel Shute, appointed. . Oct., 


1716 


William Dummer, appointed, 


. Jan., 


1722 


William Burnett, 


(4 

• • • 


. July 19, 


1728 


John Tailor assumed the office, 


. June, 


1730 


Jonathan Belcher assumed the office, 


• -Aug., 


1 73.0 


William Shirley 


it (( 


. July, 


1741 


Spencer Phipps 


(C U 


. Sep., 


1756 


Thomas Burnett 


u tc 


• Aug., 


1757 


Thomas Hutchinson 


, acting, 


. June, 


1760 


t Francis Barnard, 


• • • 


. Aug., 


1760 


Lieut. Thomas Hutchinson, acting, 


. Aug. 1, 


1769 


Gen. Thomas Gage 


proclaimed Military 


Rule, May 15, 


1774 


Massachusetts had ] 


none, 


■ • 


1776 


State. John Hancock elected by the people, . Oct. 25, 


1780 


James Bowden, elected, 


. March, 


1785 


John Hancock again elected, 




. Oct. 8, 


1787 


Samuel Adams inau 


gurated, . 




. May, 


1794 


Increase Sumner, 


u 




. May, 


1797 


Caleb Strong, 


it 




. May 28, 


1800 


James Sullivan, 


a 




. Mav 27, 


1807 


Christopher Gore, 


a 




. May 31, 


1809 


Caleb Strong again. 


• • 




. May 27, 


1812 


John Brooks, 


u 




. May 29, 


1816 


William Eustis, 


u 




. May 23, 


1823 

■ 


Levi Lincoln, 


a 




. May 25, 


1825 


John Davis, 


a 




. Jan. 1, 


1834 


• Edward Everett, 


a 




. Jan. 6, 


1836 


Marcus Morton, 


a 




. Jan. 1, 


1840 


Geo. N. Briggs, 


a 




. Jan. 3, 


1844 


Geo. S. Boutwell, 


a 




. Jan. 1, 


1851 



70 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Governor, State. John H. Clifford inaugurated, 
Henry Washburn inaugurated, 
Henry J. Gardner, 



a 



a 



u 



u 



u 



i. 






. . 



». 



. . 



a 



Nathaniel P. Banks, 
John A. Andrew, 
Alex. H. Bullock, 
William Claflin, 
Win. B. Washburn, 
William Gaston, 
Alex. H. Rice, 
Thomas Talbot, 
John D. Long, 
Benj. F. Butler, 
Gougk, John B. First lectured on Temperance 

in Boston, .... 

Grant, Gen. U. S. First visit to Boston, 
Granary House, built on Century street (Park 
street), about .... 
Removed to Park Street Church site, 
Used for potash storage in 
Removed to build Park street Church, 
Grain Elevator, one built in Chandler street, 
Grand Army of the Potomac, at the Globe Theatre 

Grand procession and review, &c, 
Great Boots and silver lace prohibited by law, 
Spring. The great spring, at (Spring Gate) 

Spring lane, .... 

Ruins dug up in building the Post Office, 

Green Dragon Tavern, sign in Green Dragon 

lane (Union street) about . . . . 



Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 



5, 1853 

4, 1854 
3, 1855 

6, 1858 

2, 1861 

3, 1866 
6, 1869 

3, 1872 

6, 1875 

5, 1876 
1, 1879 

7, 1880 

4, 1883 



Nov., 1843 
July 31, 1865 

1660 

1737 

1809 

1809 

Nov. 1868 

May 11, 1869 

Oct. 11, 1876 

1650 

1640 
1871 

1680 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



71 



Green Dragon Tavern had the picture of a dragon 

on a crane, ...... 1680 

Estate sold to the Free Masons, . . . 1764 
Headquarters (virtually,) of the Boston Tea 

party, 1773 

The last vestige (in Union street) removed, . 1854 

Gunpowder. The sale regulated by law, . . 1731 

Boats for storage provided in the harbor, . 1833 

Gun-house built on the Common, . . . 1765 

Removed to near Park square, .... 1843 

On Copp's hill removed to Cooper street, . . Oct., 1827 

Cooper street attacked by a mob in a riot, . July 14, 1863 

Habeas Corpus suspended in military arrests, . Sep. 24, 1862 

Hancock, John, one of the Selectmen of Boston, 1765 

Chosen Representative by the Sons of Liberty, May 6, 1766 

Was Captain of the Cadets, .... 1772 

His Military Commission revoked by Gen. Gage, Aug. 18, 1774 

President of the Continental Congress, ' . . July 4, 1776 

Elected the first Governor of the State, . . ] 780 

Died at Boston, aged 55 years, . . . Oct. 8, 1793 

Likeness placed in Faneuil Hall, . . . Apr. 19, 1830 

Handcarts no longer allowed to stand in State st., Oct. 4, 1809 

Hanged. William S. Schouler, for murder, . Sep. 28, 1637 

Dorothy Talbe, an insane woman, . . . Dec. 10, 1638 

James Britton and Mary Latham, for murder, . Mar. 21, 1643 

William Franklin, for murder, . . . Apr. 8, 1644 

Margaret Jones, for witchcraft, . . . June 15, 1648 

Anna Hibbins, for witchcraft, .... March, 1656 

Robinson and Stephenson, Antimonians, . . Oct. 20, 1659 

William Ledro, for being a Quaker, . . . Mar. 16, 1659 



June 1, 


1660 


Sep. 22, 


1675 


Aug., 


1676 


Jan. 27, 


1689 


Sep. 13, 


1713 


June 4, 


1715 


Nov. 30, 


1717 


July 7, 


1726 


May 17, 


1751 


Nov. 19, 


1754 


Oct. 21, 


1773 


Oct. 28, 


1784 


May 5, 


1785 


May 8, 


1788 



72 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Hanged. Mary Dyer, for being a Quakeress, 
John Littlejohn, for murder, 
About 30 Indian prisoners-of-war, 
Capt. James Hawkins, and seven pirates, 
David Wallace, for murder, 
Margaret Callahan, for murder, 
Two pirates on the Common, 
Fly and Granville, two pirates, 
A 3"oung negro, for murder, 
William Wier, for murder, 
Lewis Ames, for robbery, 
Grant and Cover, on the Common, for murder, 
Scott and Archibald, for murder, 
A. and J. Taylor, on Neck lands, for robbery, 
Two men and one woman, on the Common, for 

robbery, ....... Oct. 8 

Brown and Bailey, on the Common, for rob- 

I )\ i \ * • • • • • • • 

Collins, Poliski and Testill, on the Common, 
John Stewart, on the Common, for robbery, 
Stephen Smith, on the Common, for arson, 
Samuel Tulley, a pirate, at South Boston, 
Henry Phillips, on the Neck, for murder, . 
Roy, and three other pirates, on the Neck, 
Michael Powers, on the Neck, for murder, 
Holmes, and two other pirates, on the Neck, 
Michael Martin, at East Cambridge, for highway 
robber}*, ....... 

Close and Clisby, on the Neck, for murder, 
Samuel Green, on the Neck for Murder, . 



Oct. 16, 


1790 


July 30, 


1794 


Apr. 6, 


1797 


Oct. 30, 


1797 


Dec. 10, 


1812 


Nov. 13, 


1817 


Feb. 8, 


1819 


May 25, 


1820 


June 25, 


1820 


Dec. 20, 


1821 


Mar. 7, 


1822 


Apr. 25, 


1822 



1789 



BOSTON EVENTS. 73 

Hanged. John Holland, rear of the jail, for the 

murder of a watchman, .... Mar. 3, 1826 

Charles Corliss, in rear of the jail, for piracy, . Feb. 1, 1827 

John F. Knapp, at Salem, murder of Mr. White, Sep. 29, 1830 

Gadette and Colinett, pirates, in rear of the jail, July 1, 1831 

Henry Joseph, for murder, in rear of the jail, . Dec. 2, 1834 

Five Spanish pirates in rear of the jail, . . June 9, 1835 

Ruiz, a Spanish pirate, in rear of the jail, . . Sep. 12, 1835 

Crockett and Russell, in rear of jail, for arson, . Mar. 16, 1836 

•Washington Goode, in rear of jail, for murder, May 25, 1849 

John W. Webster, rear of jail, Parkman murder, Aug. 30, 1850 

Charles L. Cater to be, for murder, died in jail, Jan. 12, 1858 
James McGee, for murder, inside jail, Charles 

street, ....... June 25, 1858 

John Brown, at Charlestown, Virginia, aboli- 
tionist, ....... Dec. 2, 1859 

President Lincoln's assassins, at Washington, . July 7, 1865 
Edward W. Green, at Cambridge, Converse 

murder, ....... Apr. 13, 1866 

James McElhaney, in jail, wife murder, . . Mar. 21, 1873 
Franklin Evans, at Concord, N. H., Lovering 

murder, Feb. 17, 1874 

James H. Costly, at Dedham, for murder, . June 25, 1875 
Louis Wagner, at Thomaston, Isle of Shoals, 

murder, ....... June 25, 1875 

George W. Pemberton, in jail, for Bingham 

murder, ..... .'Oct. 8, 1875 

ThomasW. Piper, in jail, for Mabel Young murder, May 26, 1876 

Mr. Frost, at Worcester, for murder, . . May 26, 1876 

Joseph B.Buswell, at Concord, N. H., for murder, July 10, 1879 



74 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Hanged. William H. Devlin, at Cambridge, for 

murder, Mar. 14, 1879 

John P. Phair, at Windsor, Vt., for murder, . July 10, 1879 

Harbor frozen over " far down " the bay, . . Dec. 26, 1630 

Frozen over, "far down " the bay, . . Dec. 25, 1632 
Good walking on the ice to Governor's 

Garden, Nov. 5, 1633 

Frozen over to Governor's Garden, . . Dec. 11, 1634 

Frozen over a long way down, . . . Dec. 27, 1640 

Eight persons fall through the ice and drown, Dec, 1649 

Frozen over down to Nantasket, . . . Dec, 1697 

Frozen over to Long Island, .... Jan. 11, 1711 

Closed as a port of entry, by the British, . May 10, 1774 

Blockaded in the Embargo excitement, . . Jan. 23, 1809 

English fleet, hourly expected, . . . Sep. 10, 1814 

Frozen over down to the Castle, . . . Jan. 5, 1835 

Frozen over nine miles down, . . . Feb. 3, 1844 
Ice channel cut for English steamer, by John 

Hill, Feb. 5, 1844 

Covered with booths, teams, skaters and pedes- 
trians, Feb., 1844 

Blockaded, to catch John Wilkes Booth, . Apr. 23, 1865 
Frozen over to Spectacle Island, . . . Feb. 21, 1869 
Great improvements began by U. S. Govern- 
ment, ....... 1869 

Master, George P. Tewksbury, appointed, . Oct. 1, 1847 

Samuel Cook, " . Apr. 14, 1856 

John F. Gardner, " . Jan. 30, 1860 

Francis C. Cates, " . Apr. 3, 1877 

George F. Gould, " . Oct. 21, 1878 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



75 



Hartford Convention, Delegates chosen in Faneuil 

1 lull, ••■••• 

Harvard College, first established at Cambridge 
Rebuilt during the }'ear, .... 

Burned and again rebuilt, 
Haunted House, on Springfield street, licensed 
by mistake, ..... 

License revoked without mistake, 
Hay, began to be bunched and screwed in Boston 
.Weighing " engine" provided near West street 
Scales, South, in Charles street, 
South, removed to Concord street, 
North, built on Merrimac street, . 
" remaining at Ha}-market square, 
Health Officer, appointed by the town, 
Board, Powers vested in the City Council, 
Commissioner, appointed by the City Govern 
ment, ...... 

Board, the Ma} T or and Alderman, constitute, 
Commissioners, three appointed under a new law 
Supt., Ezra Forristall, appointed, . 
George W. Forristall, 
Heth, Joyce, aged negress, Washington's nurse 

(said to be,) at Concert Hall, 
Hewes, G. R. T., the last of the Boston Tea Party 
at Boston, ..... 

Highway, Surveyors appointed by the town, 

The great, leading over the Neck to "Rocksburie,' 
High Sheriff, Mr. Allen, in office, 
Stephen Greenleaf, 



u 



Aug. 6, 


1812 


Dec. 13, 


1633 




1672 




1764 


July 9, 


1869 


Aug. 2, 


1869 




1713 




1746 




1824 




1843 




1824 




1880 


Mar. 28, 


1798 




1822 


May 1, 


1824 


Aug. 20, 


1850 


Jan. 14, 


1873 


May 17, 


1853 


May 1 , 


1870 



Sep. 15, 1835 



Aug. 18, 



1835 
1636 
1640 
1662 
1765 



76 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



u 



a 



a 



High Sheriff, Mr. Joseph Henderson, in office, 

Jeremiah Allen, 

Samuel Bradford, 

Joseph Hall, 

Charles P. Sumner, appointed, . 

Joseph Eveleth, " 

Henry Crocker, " 

John M. Clark, " 

Hill, Century, afterwards called Beacon Hill, 

Corn, afterwards called Fort Hill, 

Snow, afterwards called Copp's Hill, 

Cotton, the southerly part of Pemberton Hill 

Copeley's, west of Beacon Hill, 

West. A spur on Beacon Hill, 

Windmill, Powder-House, Flag-Staff, Monument 
Hill, on the Common, 

Fox. At the west part of the Common, 

Washington, 1820, the Little Hill, Flag- Staff Hill, 
Holidays — July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fast, 

February 22, and May 30, up to 
Home for Indigent Boys at Phipps place estab- 
lished, ....... 

Removed to Thompson's Island, 

For aged females on Charles street, dedicated, . 

Washingtonian, for inebriates, provided, . 

For fallen women, on North street, established, 

For aged colored women, on M3'rtle st. 

The Channing, on McLean street, 

FQr aged men, on Springfield street, opened, 

Temporary, on Chardon street, established, 



Mar. 27, 
Feb. 4, 
Mar. 2, 



. . 



. . 



1789 
1796 
1809 
1819 
1826 
1839 
1852 
1855 
1634 
1631 
1631 
1652 
1670 
1672 

1877 
1652 
1880 

1880 

1814 
1835 
1850 
1857 
1858 
1860 
1857 
1862 
1862 



BOSTON EVENTS. 77 

Home, Consumptives', established 1864, since at 

Grove Hall, 1880 

Little Wanderers, Baldwin place, opened, . 1865 

Temporary, on Sudbury street, opened evenings, 1866 

National, Sailors', at Quinc} 7 , incorporated, . 1866 
Children's Mission, Tremont street, corner-stone 

laid, ....... 1866 

Young Women's, on Beach street, dedicated, . 1868 

Catholic, Children's, Harrison avenue, opened, . 1870 

• On Marcellus street, for truant boys, opened, . 1878 
New England, 41 Worcester street, for destitute 

women, ....... 1880 

Hook, Jacob, A veteran constable, died at the 

hospital, aged 65, ..... June30, 1855 

Hoop Skirts ridiculed in Franklin's newspaper, . Feb., 1725 

Horn-blowing in the streets prohibited by law, . June 28, 1809 
Hornet's Nest on the Common, mistaken for a 

pine-apple, by an Englishman, . . July 3, 1638 

Horticultural Hall, on School street, dedicated, May 15, 1845 

Corner Tremont and Bromfield street, built, . 1864 

Horse Trot. Dexter went a mile in 2m. 19s., . July 30, 1867 

Julien went a mile in 2.12f at San Francisco, Oct. 25, 1879 

Show. Great attraction on the Fair Grounds, 

South End, Oct. 20, 1856 

Hospital, Massachusetts General, McLean street, 

incorporated, ...... 1811 

Lying-in, corner Washington and Asylum street, 

built, 1844 

City, corner Harrison avenue and Worcester 

street, dedicated, May 24, 1864 



78 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Hospital, Small-pox, built on Pine Island, soon 

burned, ....... 1872 

Roxbury Alms-house fitted up, . . . Jan. 15, 1873 
Built on Canterbury street, .... 1877 

Hotels. Adams, Washington street, kept by L. 

Adams, ....... 1846 

Albion, Tremont street, kept by Maj. Barton, . 1836 

Allen's, Causeway street, kept by Wm. Allen, . 1855 

American, 42 Hanover street, kept by M. M. 

Brigham, ....... 1830 

Ben Franklin, Morton Place, kept by Tom 

Morgan, ....... 1851 

Blackstone, 95 Hanover street, kept by D. 

Wise, 1837 

Boston, on Brattle street, kept by Mrs. Batch- 
elder, ....... 1836 

Boston, 641 Washington street, kept by S. Mur- 

dock, 1836 

Boston, Harrison avenue and Beach street, kept 

by J. S. Bradbury, 1860 

Boylston, 38 School street, kept by H. L. 

Hanscom, ....... 1834 

Brunswick, on Boylston street, kept by J. W. 

Walcott, 1876 

Bucket, 441 Washington street, kept by Dan 

Simpson, 1830 

Canal, on Pond street, kept by P. Sherburne, . 1834 

Carleton, on Tremont Row, kept by John L. 

Hanson, 1847 

Central, 9 Brattle street, kept by Lucius Slade, 1847 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



79 



Hotels. City (Tremont), Tremont street, kept 

by D. Boyden, 1830 

Clarendon, Tremont street, kept by Gage & Co., 1867 
Commonwealth, Washington and Springfield sts., 

kept by B. F. Kogers, .... 1870 

Coolidge, Bowdoin square, kept by Mr. Barton, 1857 
Crawford, 83 Court street, kept by Stumcke & 

Co., 1872 

Cummings, 830 Washington street, kept by G-. 

Cummings, ...... 1858 

Chestnut Cottage, 15 Portland street, kept by 

B. Graffam, ...... 1849 

Eagle, 94 Commercial street, kept by J. E. Hunt, 1835 
Eastern R.R., Commercial street, kept by Geo. 

Nason, ....... 1847 

Evans, 175 Tremont street, kept by Mrs. Otis, . 1865 

Fenno's, Cornhill square, kept by William Fenno, 1830 
Fitchburg, Canal and Causeway streets, kept 

by C. Brown, 1847 

Fulton, Fulton and Cross streets, kept by Wier 

Willard, 1834 

Franklin, 44 Merchants' Row, kept by D. Mixer, 1830 

German, 155 Pleasant street, kept by C. Pfaff, 1836 

Gibbs, Court square, kept by J. B. Gibbs, . 1851 

Gibson, 107 Milk street, kept by J. M. Gibson, 1834 
Globe, Hanover and Commercial streets, kept 

by G. Cummings, ..... 1834 

Hanover, 112 Hanover street, kept by J. Robbins, 1835 

Hanover, 50 Hanover street, kept by T. Hartson, 1836 

Hope, 26 North street, kept by Capt. Clarke, . 1852 



80 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Hotels. Indian Head, 26 Portland street, kept 

by S. Coleman, ...... 1861 

Jefferson, 16 Ann street, kept by G. L. White, 1829 

Lagrange, 17 Union street, kept by John Bryant, 1838 

Lowell, Lowell and Barton streets, kept by Clarke 

Ober, 1849 

Lafayette, 393 Washington street, kept b}^ Mr. 

Barker, ....... 1824 

Manufacturers', 38 Salem street, kept by Mr. 

Bradley, 1827 

Marlboro', 229 Washington, street, kept by Mr. 

Barker, ....... 1826 

Massachusetts, 33 Pond street, kept by Stevens 

& Pindar, 1832 

Maverick, Maverick square, kept by T. W. 

Barton, • . . . . . . . 1835 

Mariners', North square, kept by Capt. Howes, 1847 

Mechanics', Cross and Union streets, kept by 

Samuel Fiske, Jr., . . . . 1830 

Mt. Washington, South Boston, kept by John 

Ford, 1837 

Merchants' Exchange, Change avenue, kept by 

Mr. Stockman, ...... 1841 

Merchants' Exchange, State street, kept by Paran 

Stevens, 1843 

Metropolitan, 318 Washington street, kept by J. 

Doyle, 1857 

Montgomery, Tremont and Bromfield sts., kept 

by Watson & Taylor 1849 

New England, Clinton street, kept by D. Long, 1834 



BOSTON EVENTS. 81 

Hotels. New Marlboro, 736 Washington street, 

kept by P. A. Roberts, . . . . 1878 
Park, Tremont and Bo}'lston sts., kept by A. S. 

Allen, ....... 1835 

Parker's, School st., kept b}^ Harvey D. Parker, 1855 

Pavilion, Tremont street, kept by Mr. Coleman, 1839 
Pantheon, 459 Washington street, kept by John 

Holton, . . . . . . . 1838 

Pavilion, 359 Hanover st., kept by J. L. Drew, 1856 
Pelham, Tremont and Boylston streets, kept by 

Dr. Dix, 1857 

Pelham, moved back 14 feet, to widen Tremont st., 1869 
Pearl Street, Pearl and Milk streets, kept by 

P. Shepherd, 1836 

Province, 165 Washington street, kept by Thos. 

White, 1834 

Pond Street, Pond and Cross streets, kept by 

Billings & Glidden, 1834 

Railroad, 63 Pond street, kept b}>- A. Haskell, . 1834 

Revere, Bowdoin square, kept by Paran Stevens, 1844 

St. James, Newton street, kept by B. J. Stetson, 1868 

Traders', Union street, kept by John Bryant, . 1851 
Trimountain, 345 Hanover street, kept by W. ,H. 

Freeman, ....... 1856 

Union, 29 Union street, kept by D. L. White, . 1830 
United States, Beach and Lincoln sts., kept by 

Holnian & Clark, 1837 

Vendome, Commonwealth avenue, kept by John 

W. Walcott, ...... 1880 

Warren, Merrimac st., kept by Thos. Stevens, . 1830 

6 



82 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Hotels. Washington, on the Neck, kept by Geo. 

Read, 1830 

Washington, 835 Washington street, kept by D. 

N. Burley, 1835 

Washington Coffee, 158 Washington street, kept 

by J. Smith, ...... 1836 

Webster, 382 Hanover street, kept by Simpson 
& Martin, ...... 

Western, on Mill Dam, kept by J. Bigelow, 
Winthrop, Tremont and Boylston streets, kept 
by Coleman & Silsby, .... 

Young's, Cornhill square, kept b} r George Young, 
House of Correction, ordered built by the town, . 
Bridewell, on Century street, 
One built on Barton's Point, .... 

One built at South Boston, , 

Convicts allowed to enlist, .... 

Of Industry, established at South Boston, 

Removed to Deer Island, .... 

Number of inmates, 1,322, .... 

Of ill-repute, one on Prince street, destroyed by 
a mob, ....... 

Driven from the Hill, ..... 

Plenty in Ann street, ..... 

Great raid on Ann street, . . . . Apr. 23, 1851 

Said to be 150 in the City, . . . . 1860 

Houston, Gen. Sam., lectured at Tremont Tem- 
ple, . . . . . . . . Mar. 14, 1848 

Ice. A ship load sent to Calcutta, . . . 1834 

Twenty-five thousand tons shipped South, . 1846 





1855 




1830 




1845 




1855 


* 


1632 




1704 




1802 




1833 


Nov., 


1861 


June, 


1833 


May, 


1834 


April, 


1879 




1825 




1826 




•1850 



BOSTON EVENTS. 83 

Ice. Has become a great article of trade, . . 1880 
Impeachment of President Johnson ; great sensa- 
tion, . . . . . . . . Feb., 1868 

The last vote ; attempt failed, .... May 26, 1868 

Indians. Obatinewat, Sachem of Shawmut, . Sep. 19, 1621 

Chief Miantunnomok gave Gov. Winthrop a skin, July 13, 1631 

Women and children sold as slaves, . . . July 6, 1637 

. Mar. 27, 1638 

. Oct. 18, 1662 

. Aug. 13, 1670 
1674 

. Sept., 1675 

. Aug. 12, 1676 



Of Block Island, pay tribute to Boston, 
King Philip visited Boston, 
King Philip again visited Boston, 
King Philip becomes very troublesome, 
Prisoners cruelly executed in Boston, 
King Philip killed at Mount Hope, 
King Philip's head exhibited on a pole in Boston, Aug. 15, 1676 
Sell Boston to the Colonists ; Charter troubles, . June 18, 1684 
Scalps taken in war, on exhibition, 
Aquitamong, age 112 years, visited Boston, 
Scalps sell for £10 each, . .• 
Treaty of Peace with the Colony confirmed, 
Black Hawk visited Boston, .... 
Chief Objewa at Faneuil Hall, .... 
The Utes, with Kit Carson, visit Boston, . 
The Kansas, with Little Raven, at Boston, 
The Poncas visit Boston, ..... 
Independence began to be talked of in Boston, 
Declared by thirteen United States, . 
Proclamation read at the Town House, 
Great Celebration ; ludicrous scenes, 
The 50th Celebration ; liberty pole raised in 
Essex street, ...... 



Nov. 13, 


1711 


Apr. 15, 


1723 


Mar. 30, 


1725 


Dec 15, 


1725 


Oct-. 30, 


1837 


Feb. 28, 


1849 


Mar. 20, 


1868 


June 5, 


1871 


Aug. 6, 


1879 


Jan., 


1773 


July 4, 


1776 


July 18, 


1776 


July 4, 


1785 


July 4, 


1826. 



84 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



July 


4, 


1810 


July 


4, 


1830 


July 


4, 


1838 


July 


4, 


1840 


July 


4, 


1868 


July 


4, 


1879 


July 


5, 


1880 
1693 
1880 
1724 



Independence Day. The town furnish four hogs- 
heads of punch, . 
The town appropriate $200 for expenses, . 
A feast paid for by the State, the last time, 
Made a Political Party Celebration in Boston, . 
The Celebration cost the City $30,000, 
Proclamation read by a colored man, 
Anniversary celebrated on Monday, . 
Innliolders. Nine are licensed in Boston, . 
2,500 licensed in Boston, . . . . . 

Insurance Offices. One by Marion, State street, 

Companies represented and doing business in 

Boston, 140, ...... 

Intelligence Offices. The keepers were fined for 

fraud, 

Required to be licensed, . 

Thirty-eight in the City, . . . . . 

Ireland. Emigrants arrived, and sold in bondage, 
Contributed for the suffering poor, in Boston, 
Poor, Boston sent provisions for Ireland's suffer- 
ing poor, , 
Contribution for sufferers by Boston, 
Islands. Apple, occupied by Mr. Marsh 
garden, .... 
Bought by the City of Boston, 
Bird. Contained 12 acres of land, 
Pirates were gibbetted there, 
Made a burial place for pirates, 
The Selectmen attempt to preserve, 
Disappeared at low water, 



as a 



1880 

1723 

1863 
1880 
1655 
1677 

1847 
1880 

1814 

1867 
1636 
1724 

1798 
1818 

1825 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



85 



Islands. Brewster, a light-house built there, 

Ceded to the United States, . 
Castle. A fort was built thereon, 

A place for confinement of prisoners, 

Sold to the United States, called Fort Indepen 
dence, ...... 

Stone embankment built, 
Deer. So called, because deer frequented there 

A wood-lot for Boston people, 

Income set apart for use of schools, 

No more wood to be cut there, 

Pest-house voted, but not built, 

Leased to Luther Spear, five years, 

Emigrant buildings completed, 

House of Industry completed, 

State paupers removed to Tewksbury, . 
Georges. Fort Warren sold to the Uuited 
oiaies, ...... 

A formidable fort with a garrison, 
Governor's. Given to Governor Winthrop for 
garden, ...... 

The annual rent, 2 bushels of apples, 

Rent remitted by the Court, . 

Was sold to the United States, 

Is an underground fort, 
Long. A light-house built on the head, 

A place for pleasure parties, . 
Minot's. A ledge sold to the United States, 

The light-house destroyed in a storm, 

A new light-house completed, 





1716 




1790 




1634 




1785 


M 


1798 




1806 


I 


1631 




1636 




1641 




1655 




1717 




1824 


. Dec, 


1849 




1854 


. May, 
d 


1854 


\X 


1846 




1880 


a 






1632 




1632 




1662 




1798 




1880 




1820 




1850 




1847 


. Apr. 17, 


1851 


. Nov. 16, 


1860 



86 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Islands. Nix's Mate. Said to contain twelve 
acres, ....»• 

Hardly out of water, .... 

Stone monument built thereon, 
Rainsford. Purchased by the State, 
A hospital built thereon, 
Quarantine headquarters, 
Hospital for contagious diseases, . 
Spectacle. Used as a wood-lot, ■ . 
Cleared of wood but half an acre, . 
Leased at six-pence per acre, 
A sort of quarantine ground, 
Ward's dead horse establishment, . 
Italians celebrate the Landing of Columbus in 
America, ....... 

Jay Treaty, Conclusion of ; great sensation in 
Boston, ....... 

Jefferson, Thomas, had a reception at Boston, 

Given a big cheese by political friends, 
Jews, but two reside in town, 
Jim CrOW Rice, jumping at Tremont Theatre, 
Johnson, Isaac Lot bounded by School, Tremont 
Court and Washington streets, . 
Died and was buried in Chapel Grounds, 
Richard, M. (Tecumseh), visited Boston, . 
Johannes, Count (George Jones) , played at Tre 
mont Theatre, ..... 

And wife, played at Boston Theatre, 

Died at New York, body sought for dissection, 

Juba, clog-dancer, performing at Washington Hall, 



1636 

1800 
1810 
1736 
1737 
1852 
1880 
1637 
1640 
1649 
1720 
1880 

Oct. 12, 1869 



July 4, 


1795 


June 28, 


1774 


Jan., 


1802 




1697 


Apr. 8, 


1833 


• 

Sep. 7, 


1630 


Sep. 30, 


1630 


Oct. 12, 


1843 


Sep. 16, 


1829 


Mar. 12, 


1864 


Dec, 


1869 


Sep. 4, 


1845 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



87 



Jubilee, Peace, three days' festival on Boylston 
Street, »•••••• 

Peace, the World's, held 20 days on Huntington 
avenue, ....... 



June 15, 1869 



Judges Supreme Court, sit dressed in robes, 
Police Court, Whitman, One and Simmons, 
• John Gray Rogers, appointed, 

Whitman, resigned, 

Simmons, died, 

Abel Gushing, appointed, 

Thomas Russell, " 

Abel Cushing, resigned, 

Sebeus C. Maine, appointed, 

Thomas Russell, resigned, 

George D. Wells, appointed, 

Col. Wells went to war, and was killed, 

Edwin Wright, appointed, 

Rogers, Maine, and Wright retire, 

Abolished, and Municipal is substituted, 
Municipal, New, Bacon, Hurd, and Chamberlain, 

Francis W. Hurd, resigned, . 

Joseph M. Churchill, appointed, 

John W. Bacon, resigned, 

William E. Parmenter, appointed, 

Mellen Chamberlain, resigned, 

John Wilder May, appointed, 

Justices allowed to marry persons in the county, 

Were required to patrol the streets on Sundays, 

Kean, Edmund, hissed down at the Boston 

Theatre, ....... 



June 17, 

June 30, 
Aug. 3, 
Jan. 24, 
June 17, 
July 11, 
Jan. 1, 
Oct. 15, 
Nov. 5, 
May 12, 
May 24, 



June 30, 
July 2, 
July 2, 
Feb. 20, 
Mar. 3, 
Nov. 24, 
Dec. 12, 
Oct. 1, 
Oct. 12, 



1872 
1784 
1822 
1831 
1834 
1843 
1843 
1852 
1858 
1858 
1859 
1859 
1861 
1861 
1866 
1866 
1866 
1871 
1871 
1871 
1871 
1878 
1878 
1695 
1746 



Dec. 7, 1818 



88 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Kendall, Edward, astonishes people with his bugle, 

Kenny, Hannah, in jail, charged with killing her 

husband, ....... 

Kearney, Dennis, Sand Lot orator, arrives in 

Boston from San Francisco, 
Kid, Capt. Robert, in Boston jail for piracy, 
King Charles II., ordered Quaker prisoners dis- 
charged, ..... 

Proclamation Day in Boston, 
Died Feb. 6 ; news of death received, 
James II., proclaimed in Boston, 
William and Mary, proclaimed in Boston, 
Queen Anne, Proclamation in Boston, 

News of her death received, . 
George I. Proclamation in Boston, 

His birthday celebrated in town, . 
• Throne ascension celebrated in Boston, 

Died June 10 ; news received, 
George II. Proclamation in Boston, 

Died Oct. 25 ; news of death received, 
George III. proclaimed in Boston, 

Birthday celebrated in Boston the last time, 

Commissions arrive in Boston to regulate the 

Government, ...... 

Their orders disregarded, .... 

They suffer great indignities, and go home, . 

Kalakuana, of Sandwich Islands, visited Boston, 

Kine-pox inoculation introduced by Dr. Boylston, 

Kissing, a fineable offence in Boston (if caught) , 

A merry pastime in New England, . ... . 



July 4, 1835 

Dec. 22, 1840 

July 28, 1878 
June 1, 1699 



Aug. 2, 
Apr. 3, 
Apr. 22, 
Apr. 26, 
May 28, 
Sep. 15, 
Sep. 15, 
May 21, 
Aug. 1, 
Aug. 22, 
Aug. 22, 
Dec. 25, 
Dec. 25, 
June 4, 



1660 
1661 
1685 
1685 
1689 
1702 
1714 
1714 
1715 
1724 
1727 
1727 
1760 
1760 
1768 



1662 
1665 
1667 
Jan., 1875 
May 21, 1721 
1698 
1880 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



89 



Knapp, Elder, sensational preacher, at Boston, . 

Kossuth, Louis, lecturing and selling Hungarian 

Bonds, at Faueuil Hall, .... 

Kneeland, Abner, sent to jail as a Free-thinker, 
Knights Templars of Virginia, visited Boston, . 

Of Boston, visited Richmond, Va., . 
Knox, Gen. Henry. Likeness placed in Faneuil 
xjiaii, ....... 

Kremlin. A building on Sudbury street, being 
removed, ....... 

Lafayette, Marquis, visited Boston, 
Again visited Boston, 
Reception at Boston, 
Lager Beer Saloon sensation began, 
Lamps, Street. Oil provided by subscription, 
Oil first put in use in town, . 
Gas. One put up in Dock square, . 
Number in use in the streets, 20, 

" " " 180, 

" " " 4,312, 

" " " " 10,139, 

Oil. Number in use in the streets, 2,276, 
Gasoline experiment nearly abandoned, 
Lamson, Silas, with his scythe-snath, lecturing 

in Boston, 
Lawyers, practising in the town, 
Practising in the town, 

City, 



Jan., 



1842 



u 



a 



u 



a 



a 



a 



a 



a 



a 



u 



31, 
85, 
150, 
478, 
643, 



Apr. 29, 1852 
June 13, 1838 
June 17, 1858 
May 13, 1859 

May 3, 1831 

May, 1847 

Apr. 28, 1780 

Oct. 18, 1784 

Aug. 25, 1824 

April, 1855 

. 1773 

Mar. 31, 1774 

Jan. 1, 1829 

Dec. 4, 1834 

Feb. 1, 1839 

May, 1, 1868 

Jan. 1, 1880 

Jan. 1, 1880 

Jan. 1, 1880 

1844 
1789 

1822 
1843 
1850 
1868 



90 BOSTON EVENTS. 



Lawyers, practising in the City, 1,100, . . 1880 

Lectures, Thursday, public, began in Boston, . Mar. 4, 1633 

Discontinued about ...... 1833 

Lee, Gen. Robert E., surrendered Southern Army 

to Gen. Grant, ...... Apr. 10, 1865 

Legerdemain. By. Richard Potter, at Concert 

Hall, . . . . . . . Oct. 10, 1831 

By Signor Blitz, at Concert Hall, . . . Nov. 23, 1835 

By John Harrington, at Concert Hall, . . Mar. 31, 1837 

Liberty Pole. One raised corner Orange and 

Essex streets, ...... 1783 

One raised at Liberty square, .... Jan. 25, 1793 

One renewed cor. Washington and Essex streets, July 4, 1826 

One 120 feet high raised near the Old Elm, . June 28, 1837 

Removed to the big hill on the Common, . . Oct., 1848 

Removed to the little hill on the Common, . Dec. 6, 1866 

One raised in Central square, East Boston, . Aug. 14, 1851 

One raised on Telegraph Hill, South Boston, . June 17, I860 

One raised in Chester square, . . . . Apr. 27, 1861 

One raised in Union Park, .... July 4, 1862 

One raised on the Public Garden, . . '.Juty 4, 1867 

Libel, to be punished by imprisonment, . . 1753 

Suit. Gardner, against an editor ; sensation, . Feb., 1791 

Rev. John N. Maffitt vs. Editor Buckingham, Dec, 1822 

At Salem, Deacon Giles' distillery ; sensation, June, 1835 

Library, Boston, incorporated by the Legislature, June 17, 1794 

Kept in Franklin place, .... 1798 

Public. Incorporated by the Legislature, . Mar. 18, 1848 

Building on Boylston street, dedicated, . . Jan. 1, 1858 

First opened for visitors on Sunda3 T s, . . Feb. 9, 1873 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



91 



Lighthouse, built on Great Brewster (Beacon) 
Island, ...... 

On Great Brewster was burned, 

On Great Brewster rebuilt, 

Again rebuilt on Great Brewster, 

Built on Minot's Ledge and lighted, . 

Destroyed in a storm ; the two keepers perished 

Rebuilt on Minot's Ledge, and lighted, 

Built on Long Island Head, 

Bug Light built, 

Lilid, Jenny, first sang at the Tremont Temple, 

Dodge, Hatter, paid $625.00, for choice of seats 
Linen manufacture introduced by the Scotch, 

Spinning, great exhibition on the Common, 
Encouraged by the Government, . 
School opened in Hamilton place, . 
Lint. Ward 11 sent eleven tons for wounded 

soldiers at Washington, 
Liquor License required for selling drinks, 

Forbidden on the Common on public days, 

The Striped Pig evades the law at Dedham 
muster, ...*... 

Jacob's trial for violation ; great excitement, 

Fifteen-gallon repeal signed by Gov. Morton, 

To sell, refused by the City Government, . 

The twenty-eight gallon law passed, . 

To sell, granted by the City Government, . 

Law prohibiting the sale, took effect, 

Maine Law, took effect in Massachusetts, . 

Prosecutions fail with juries in Boston, 



1715 

1717 

1721 

1783 

1849 

Apr. 17, 1851 

Nov. 16, 1860 

1820 

1856 

Sep. 28, 1850 

Sep. 25, 1850 

1720 

Aug., 1721 

1752 

Sep., 1762 

Sep. 4, 1862 
May, 1701 

May, 1827 



Sep. 11, 
June 17, 
Feb. 10, 
Sep. 14, 
Mar. 10, 
Apr. 19, 
July 22, 
May 2, 
Nov., 



1838 
1839 
1840 
1846 
1848 
1852 
1852 
1855 
1855 



92 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Liquor License. Hearing before a Committee, at 

State House, ...... April, 

Prosecutions by the State Police began, . . Maj^ 27, 
Prosecutions b} r the State Police discontinued, . Nov. 5, 
A new law passed by the Legislature, . . Apr. 23, 
Three Commissioners appointed for Boston, . June 17, 
Boston Commissioners begin to license, . . Sep., 

Law abolished ; prohibited law passed, . . June 19, 
Seizures began by the State Constables, . . July 1, 
Retail sales stopped ten days (fire crisis) by 

Chief of Police, ..... Nov. 11, 

Three Commissioners appointed by the City, . May, 
Prosecutions began by the City Police, . . May 18, 
Storehouse for seizures, under Derne st. reservoir, Aug. 18, 
The new Police Comissioners empowered to 

license, ....... Oct. 21, 

Civil Damage Law passed, .... April, 

Log Cabin. A political emblem on the Common, July 4, 

Long Hair, was ver}* obnoxious to the ministers, 
Bullets. Game forbidden on the Common, 

Lord Ley paid a visit to Boston, 
Ashburton paid a visit to Boston, 
Maud, a missing medium sensation, . 

Lotteries, authorized by law in Massachusetts, 
The town have one for paving streets, 
Faneuil Hall repaired by one, . 
Drawing, held at Faneuil Hall, . . . June 14, 

Signs at offices, a horn of plenty, 

Dealing, prohibited by law, .... June, 
Descent. A great raid on dealers by the police, April, 



May, 
Mar. 24, 



1867 
1867 
1867 
1868 
1868 
1868 
1869 
1869 

1872 
1875 
1875 
1876 

1878 
1879 
1840 
1649 
1723 
1637 
1842 
1878 
1744 
1757 
1763 
1771 
1803 
1829 
1851 



BOSTON EVENTS. 93 

Loilisburg War. 2,000 men embark from Boston, Mar. 24, 1744 

News received of success ; great rejoicing, . July 3, 1745 

Lowell, Col., shot soldier Pendergast, at Niles' 

Block, Apr. 9, 1863 

Lyman. Mystery of a missing man explained, . Apr. 17, 1830 

Magistrates, several were indicted by the Grand 

« Jury, ....... Sep. 1, 1635 

Three were chosen for life, .... Apr. 7, 1636 

Mail Matter, went from Boston to New York once 

a week, ....... 1711 

"Went from Boston to Hartford once a week, . 1712 
Went from Boston to New York once in three 

days, ....... 1814 

Goes from Boston to New York once a day, . 1880 

Maine District, purchased slily by Massachusetts, May 12, 1680 

Became a State by itself, ..... Junel9, 1819 

Political troubles, a world wide theme, . . 1880 

Mall, Paddock's, on Tremont, north of Park street, 

about . . . . . . . 1760 

A row of elm trees planted there, . . . 1762 

To be paved with cobble-stones, . . . 1823 

A vote to cut the trees down not executed, . May 16, 1860 

The old elms removed by the City, . . . Mar. 2, 1874 

Manufactory-house, set apart for the use of 

schools, ....... 1731 

John Brown, entraps a sheriff and posse there, . Oct. 20, 1768 

Maps Of Boston. John Bonner published, in . 1722 

Wiliiam Price published one in ... 1769 

Market Day, the town appointed Thursday, . 1643 

Clerk, was chosen by the town, . . . 1650 



94 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



tt 



.. 



. . 



(i 



.. 



u 



u 



.. 



. . 



(i 



u 



.. 



Market Clerks. The town chose six, 

Of Quinc} T Market, Caleb Ha} T ward, chosen, 

Daniel Rhodes, 
Charles B. Rice, 
George E. McKay, 
House. An unsuccessful attempt to build, 
The town vote to have three,' 
In Dock Square, destroyed by a mob, . 
Faneuil Hall, given the town by Peter Faneuil 
Stalls in Faneuil Hall advertised to let, . 
Faneuil Hall closed as a market, . 
" " repaired for a market, 

Quincy, completed and opened, 
Boylston, corner-stone laid, . 
Blackstone street, completed and opened, 
Place, established about the town dock, 

Allowed near the Town House only, 
Sheep, at the west end of Faneuil Hall, 
Hay and Wood, near West street, 
Near Charles street, . 
Removed to Concord street, . 
In Merrimac street, 
Marine Railway, near the foot of Battery Wharf 
completed, .... 

Marriage with near relatives forbidden by law, 
Masonic Lodge. Saint John's, instituted in Bos 
ton, . . . . . . . 

Chapter. Saint Andrew's Royal Arch, in 
stituted, ...... 

Saint Paul's Royal Arch formed, . 





1706 




1822 




1836 




1852 




1877 




1716 




1734 


Sep., 


1739 


Sep. 13, 


1742 


May 18, 


1793 


Sep. 1, 


1826 


Oct. 8, 


1858 


Aug. 26, 


1826 


May 23, 


1809 


Sep. 22, 


1854 


Mar., 


1633 


June, 


1696 




1790 




1746 




1824 




1843 




1824 


Dec, 


1826 


April, 


1695 



1733 

1769 
1818 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



95 



Masonic Expose, pretended, by a member of the 

CiaiTJ, ....... 

Great sensation on the Morgan abduction, 
Anti. Great meeting at Faneuil Hall, 

Made a political sensation, .... 

Temple, Tremont street and Temple place, cor- 
ner-stone laid, ...... 

Sold to the United States for a Court House, 
Corner Tremont and Boylston streets, corner- 
stone laid, ...... 

Completed and dedicated, .... 

Masquerade Balls forbidden by the Selectmen of 
the town, ....... 

Again prohibited by the City Government, 
Become very popular, ..... 

One at the Skating Rink, at Tremont street, 
Great German, at Music Hall, .... 

Discontinued in public by the authorities, . 
Mather, Cotton, Minister of the Second Church, 

His Church were one-sixth widows, 
Mathew, Father, preaching Temperance in Fan- 
euil Hall, ....... 

Maury, Lieut., lectured at the Lowell Institute, 

Maverick, Samuel, settled at Noddle's Island, 

(East Boston,) . 

Fined for entertaining strangers, 

Mayors. John Phillips, inaugurated, 

Died, ..... 

Josiah Quincy, inaugurated, 
Died, aged 92 years, 





1787 


Oct., 


1827 


Dec.30, 


1829 




1830 


Oct. 14, 


1830 


Oct. 7, 


1858 




1867 


Oct. 14, 


1864 


June 27, 


1867 


Dec. 30, 


1809 


May 15, 


1848 




1867 


Feb. 25, 


1869 


Feb. 17, 


1873 




1874 




1689 




1697 


July 27, 


1849 


Dec. 5, 


1850 




1630 




1641 


May 1, 


1822 


May 29, 


1823 


May 1, 


1823 


July 1, 


1864 



96 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Mayors. Harrison Gray Otis, inaugurated, . Jan. 5 

Died, ........ Oct. 28 

Charles Wells, inaugurated, .... Jan. 2 

Died, ........ June 3 

Theodore Lyman, inaugurated, . . . Jan. 6 

Died, ........ July 17 

Samuel T. Armstrong, inaugurated, . . . Jan. 4 

Died, . . . . . . . . Mar. 26 

Samuel A. Eliot, inaugurated, .... Jan. 2 

Died, ........ Jan. 29 

Jonathan Chapman, inaugurated, . . . Jan. 6 

Died, aged 41 3'ears, ..... May 25 
Martin Brimmer, inaugurated, .... Jan. 2 

Died, ........ Apr. 25 

Thomas A. Davis, inaugurated, . . . Feb. 27 

Kesigned, ....... Oct. 6 

Died, ........ Nov. 20 

Josiah Quincy, Jr., inaugurated, . . , Dec. 11 

Died, ........ Nov. 2 

John P. Bigelow, inaugurated, .... Jan. 1 

Died, ........ July 4 

Benjamin Seaver, inaugurated, .... Jan. 5 

Died, Feb. 11 

Jerome V. C. Smith, inaugurated, . . . Jan. 10 

Died, aged 79, ..... Aug. 20 

Alexander H. Rice, inaugurated, . . . Jan. 7 
Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr. " ... Jan. 4 

Joseph M. Wightman, " ... Jan. 7 

Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr., again inaugurated, . Jan. 5 
Otis Norcross, inaugurated, .... Jan. 7 



1829 

1848 

1832 

1866 

1834 

1849 

1836 

1850 

1837 

1862 

1840 

1848 

1843 

1847 

1845 

1845 

1845 

1845 

1882 

1849 

1872 

1852 

1856 

1854 

1879 

1856 

1858 

1861 

1863 

1867 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



97 



u 



Mayors. Otis Norcross, died, 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, inaugurated, 

Died, ..... 
William Gaston, inaugurated, . 
Heniy L. Pierce, " 

Resigned, .... 
Samuel C. Cobb, inaugurated, . 
Frederick O. Prince, " 
Henry L. Pierce, again inaugurated, 
Frederick O. Prince, again 

Again inaugurated, 

Meade, Gen. George G., paid a visit to Boston, . 
Meagher, Gen. Francis, paid a visit to Boston, . 
Meal-House, ordered to be built for the town, 
Mechanics' Institute, organized, 
Merchants' Exchange, State street, corner-stone 

J*.!! \X » • • • • • • • 

A 55-ton pillar raised, ..... 
Meteors. A large one causes a consternation, 

Showers predicted, but not seen, 

Showers predicted, and fell beautifully, 
Mexico, City of. News of the capture received, 
McGennisken, Bernard. A political police sen- 
sation, ....... 

McClellan, Gen. Geo. B., paid Boston a visit, . 

Reception at Faneuil Hall, .... 

Milk Inspector. Henry Faxon appointed, . 

Martin Griffin appointed, ..... 

Military Companies. Ordered to train once a 

month, ....... 



Sep. 


5, 


1882 


Jan. 


6, 


1868 


Oct. 


17. 


1874 


Jan. 


2. 


1871 


Jan. 


6, 


1873 


Nov. 


28. 


1873 


Jan. 


5. 


1874 


Jan. 


1, 


1877 


Jan. 


7 


1878 


Jan. 


6. 


1879 


Jan. 


5. 


1880 


July 


19 


1865 


Oct. 


22. 


1863 


Oct. 


10. 


1733 


Jan. 


12. 


1827 


Aug 


. 2. 


1841 


Sep. 


23, 


1841 


Aug. 


26, 


1644 


Nov. 14, 


1866 


Nov. 


5 


1868 


Oct. 


7. 


1847 


Sep. 


> 


1851 


Jan. 


29. 


1863 


Oct. 


30. 


1876 


Feb. 


16, 


1863 


May 


1, 


1879 



1631 



98 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Military Companies. One frightened by an 
eclipse of the moon, .... 

Boston, said to have twelve, . 

Boston, said to have fourteen, 
Began recruiting for Mexican War, 
Began recruiting for the Rebellion, . 
Had a champion drill on Boston Common, 
Aided the police ten days, at the great fire, 
Mill-Dam. One where Causeway street now is, 

Built on the Back Bay, .... 

Road across, opened for travel, 

A public highway, tolls taken off, . 
Creek, where Blackstone street now is, 

Cross-works removed, .... 

Canal closed at Hanover street, 

Open south of Hanover street till . 

North of Haymarket square, filled up, . 
Pond. Between Haymarket square and Cause 
wa}' streets, ..... 

The marsh granted to Henr} r Simmons & Co. 

A Company incorporated to fill up, 

The Company commenced to fill up, 

The filling up completed, 

The made lands surrendered to the City, 
Water. One near Causeway and Prince streets 

One near Link alley and Hanover street, 
Wind. One on Copp's Hill, to grind corn, 

One set up on Fox Hill, on the Common, 

One built at the South End, . 

One set up on Fort Hill, 



. June 27, 


1675 


. Sep., 


1773 


. Sep., 


1842 


. June, 


1847 


. April, 


1861 


. May 27, 


1868 


. Nov., 


1872 




1646 




1820 


. July 2, 


1821 


. Dec. 8, 


1868 




1646 


. Feb. 26, 


1646 


. Oct. 16, 


1826 


. April, 


1834 


. June, 


1845 




1640 


., July31, 


1643 


. Mar. 9, 


1804 


. June 24, 


1807 


. Dec. 23, 


1822 


. Sep. 26, 


1828 




1650 




1685 




1632 




1652 




1700 




1741 



BOSTON EVENTS. 99 

Mill, Wind. One set up on the Neck lands, . 1794 

Miller, William, second Adventist, preaching at 

Marlboro' Chapel, Feb. 8, 1840 

His Tabernacle called a nuisance, . . . Feb. 18, 1843 

Predicts the end of time on ... Apr. 23, 1843 

Great gathering about the Temple, Howard st., Apr. 23, 1843 
The Tabernacle insured against fire, . . . Apr. 28, 1843 

His second day to end time, .... Mar. 20, 1844 

His third da} 7 to end time, .... Oct. 10, 1844 

. His fourth trial a failure, ..... Oct. 18, 1847 

The Tabernacle removed to build Howard Theatre, 1 845 

Mint House, to coin money, established in town, June, 1652 
Model Artists. Exhibition at the Melodeon, . Aug. 24, 1848 
Moody and Sankey commence protracted meeting 

at Tabernacle, Tremont street, . . . Jan. 28, 1877 

Close a 13 weeks' meeting at the Tabernacle, . Ma}' 1, 1877 

Monument, Bunker Hill. The corner-stone laid, June 17, 1825 

Cap-stone laid, ...... July 23, 1842 

Completed with a Great Celebration, . . June 27, 1843 

Soldiers', on the Common, foundation laid, . Nov. 15, -1866 

Corner-stone laid, . . . . . Sep. 18, 1871 

Completed and dedicated, . . . . Sep. 17, 1877 

Stone curb completed, .... Aug. 8, 1879 

Money Change. Leaden bullets used for change, 1634 

Silver coined in Boston, .... 1652 

Bills of Credit, paper money first used, . 1690 

Continental, counterfeited in town, . . . 1777 

$4,000 worth but $1 in silver, . . . 1781 

Federal. Began to be reckoned : dollars, dimes, 

cents and mills, ..... Feb. 5, 1795 



100 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Money, Federal. Postage stamps in use for 

change, ....... July, 1862 

Morrill, Asa, Captain of Police Station No. 3, died," 

aged 53, ....... June 2, 1870 

Mummy* An Egyptian, on exhibition in town, . Oct. 5, 1816 

Glidden has one at Tremont Temple, . . June 3, 1850 

Murder. Elizabeth Fales, by Jason Fairbanks, in 

Dedham, July 1, 1801 

Timothy Kennedy, by Michael Powers, in South 

Russell street, Mar. 6, 1820 

Anthony Hogan, by unknown, in Sudbury street, Nov. 9, 1822 
Billy Williams, by Trask and Green, in State 

Prison, ....... Jan. 2, 1822 

Sarah Dix, by Darby and Gilgar, on Negro Hill, Dec. 3, 1824 

Mr. Lambert, by seven boys, in Hanover street, June 20, 1825 
Watchman Houghton, by John Holland, in State 

street, ....... Dec. 12, 1825 

Joseph W T hite, by Knapp and others, at Salem, . Apr. 16, 1830 

John Rich, by Elmer Campbell, in Ann street, Sep. 24, 1832 
Sarah M. Connell, by EphraimK. Avery (susp.), 

Tiverton, R. L, Dec. 31, 1832 

Lowell, by Riley, in Clinton street, . Mar. 20, 1836 



Ellen Jewett, by Richard P. Robinson, in New 

York City, Apr. 14 

Charles N. Lincoln, b}' Abner Rogers, in State 

Prison, June 16 

James Germain, by Charles Greenleaf, in Sudbury 

street, ....... June 1 

James Norton, by Peter York, in Richmond 

street, July 2 



1836 
1843 
1844 
1844 



BOSTON EVENTS. 101 



Murder. Jonas L. Parker, by unknown, in Man- 
chester, N. H., . . . . . . Apr. 1, 1845 

Maria Bickford, by Albert J. Tyrrell (charged) , 

in Mt. Vernon avenue, .... Oct. 22, 1845 

David Estes, watchman, by unknown, in Sister 

street, ....... Apr. 27, 1848 

Ellen Oakes, by Augustus Dutee, in Hanover 

street, Apr. 27, 1848 

Thomas Harding, by Washington Goode, in 

Richmond street, ..... June 28, 1848 
George Parkman, by John W. Webster, in 

Grove street, Nov. 23, 1849 

Charles Smith, hy James McNulty, in Merrimac 

street, May 26, 1851 

Mrs. Van Wagner, by Thomas Davis, in Charter 

street, ....... Oct. 19, 1851 

Mrs. McGee, by James McGee, in Prince street, Nov. 2, 1851 
Charles Gouch, by unknown, in Cooper street, . May 23, 1854 
Mrs. Merrill, by David Merrill, in E. Boston, . Oct 21, 1855 
Galen Walker, by Jas. McGee, in State Prison, Dec. 15, 1856 
Solon Tenne}^, by Charles L. Cater, in State 

Prison, Dec. 27, 1856 

Jerry Agin, by Tom. Mead, in Stoddard street, Oct. 8, 1857 
John Hilton, by Henry L. Sutton, on Fort Hill, Oct. 17, 1857 
Ezekiel W. Hodgsdon, by McNulty and Joyce, 

in East Boston, ..... Oct. 18, 1857 

William R. Chapman, by James H. Gould, in 

Friend street, Feb. 26, 1858 

Fanny May, by Joseph G. Fernandez, in Hano- 
ver street, Oct. 30, 1860 



102 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Murder. Michael Orphin, hy John Fitzgerald, on 

Fort Hill. - Mar. 13, 1861 

Barney Ford, by Mike Sullivan, in North street, Nov. 22, 1862 
Nathan Breed, by Horace Davis, in West Lynn, Dec. 22, 1862 
James M. Sawyer, by Edward Owens, in Winter 

street, Aug. 24, 1863 

Frank Converse, 03- Edward W. Green, in Mai- 
den, ... .... Dec. 14, 1863 

Abraham Lincoln, by J. Wilkes Booth, in Wash- 
ington, D. C, ...... Apr. 14, 1865 

Morris Folay, by Wm. J Felton (susp.), in 

South street, ...... Oct. 1, 1864 

Joyce children, by unknown, in Bussey's Woods, 

West Roxbury, ..... June 12, 1865 

Thomas Jackson, by unknown, in Hanover street, Nov. 20, 1865 
Dennis Coakley, h\ John Gallagher, in Wash- 
ington street, ...... Dec. 7, 1865 

Ellen Kenny, by John Moran, in Roxbuiy, . Mar. 30, 1866 
Adolph Prager, by Frank Rounds, in Washing- 
ton street, ...... Sep. 15, 1866 

Cornelius Holmes, by Samuel M. Andrews, in 

Kingston, (susp.), ..... May 28, 1868 

Joseph G. Clark, by Thos. James, in Worcester, Feb. 28, 1868 
Dennis Cronan, by James Reed, in Charlestown, Dec. 4, 1868 
Katie Hobbs, by Maj. White, in Washington 

street, Aug. 3, 1869 

Katie Leehan, by unknown, in Brookline av- 
enue, Oct. 25, 1871 

James Fiske, Jr., by Edward Stokes, in New 

York City, Jan. 7, 1872 



BOSTON EVENTS. 103 

Murder. Charles Lane, by unknown, in Dor- 
chester, Oct. 13, 1872 

Abijah Ellis, by Leavitt Alley (supposed), in 

Washington street, ..... Nov. 5, 1872 

Two German women, by Louis Wagner, on Isle 

of Shoals, Mar. 6, 1873 

Bridget Landergan, by Thos. W. Piper, in Dor- 
chester, ....... Dec. 5, 1873 

Antonio Houtel, by Joseph T. Hayner, at 9 Prov- 
ince street, ...... Dec. 25, 1873 

Horace Millen, by Jesse Pomeroy, at Cow-Pas- 

ure point, ....... Apr. 23, 1874 

Mary Tynan (attempt), hy Thos. W. Piper, at 

Oxford street, ...... July 1, 1874 

Nellie Curran, by Jesse Pomenty, on Broadway, 

South Boston, ...... April, 1874 

Richard Nealan, by roughs, in Gouch street, . Nov. 27, 1874 

Margaret E. Bingham, by Geo. W. Pemberton, at 

East Boston, Mar. 22, 1875 

Mary Donnehy, b} 7 John Donnehy (supposed), 

at Dorchester, . . . . . . Apr. 8, 1875 

Mabel Young, by Thomas W. Piper, in Warren 

avenue Church, ...... May 23, 1875 

Thomas Pulsifer, by unknown, in Parmenter 

street, Nov. 13, 1875 

Charles Devine, by John Riley, in North street, Feb. 13, 1876 

A tramp, by Thomas Jordan, in Albany depot, June 27, 1876 

Mrs. Ford, by John Ford, in Cooper street, . July 23, 1876 

Dora McCarty, by John Fay, in Cross street, . Aug. 15, 1876 

Mrs. Hall, by Jonah Hall, in Carver street, . Nov. 29, 1876 



104 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Murder. Sam'l Hall, by Gotlieb Bigler, in George 

street, ....... Apr. 25, 1877 

Charles Carlson, by unknown, in Hanover street, June 10, 1878 
Jennie Clark, by abortionists, in Lagrange street, Feb. 27, 1879 
Freeman's child, by Chas. T. Freeman, at Po- 

casset, ....... May 21, 1879 

Joseph F. Frye, by three Italians, in Joy street, Aug. 10, 1879 
Murray, Rev. John, Universalist preacher, arrived 

in Boston, first time, ..... Oct. 26, 1773 

Ordained for the Middle and Bennet street 
Church, ....... 

Museum, Columbian, stood at the head of the 
Mall, ....... 

Built next the Chapel Burying Ground, . 
Burned and rebuilt, . ... 

Wood's, stood in Dock square, .... 

Savage's, over the Boylston Market, 
New England, at 76 Court st. (Scollay square), 
Boston, corner Tremont and Bromfield streets, 
opened, ....... 

Kimball's, Tremont street near Court, opened, . 
Natural History, Boylston street, dedicated, 
Fine Arts, on Boylston street, incorporated, 
Music Hall, on Winter street, built and completed, Nov. 20, 1852 

The Great Organ unveiled in the Hall, 
Muster, on the Common, 1,000 soldiers in line, 
1,200 soldiers, no rum, no swearing, 
Montgomery Guards' difficulty, 
Fourteen Boston Companies in the line, 
A great review of returned regiments, 



Dec. 29, 


1785 




1795 




1806 




1807 




1804 




1814 




1818 




1841 


Nov. 2, 


1846 


June 1, 


1864 




1870 


Nov. 20, 


1852 


Oct. 31, 


1863 


May 6, 


1639 


Sep. 15, 


1641 


Sep. 12, 


1837 


Sep. 27, 


1842 


Dec. 15, 


1865 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



105 



Nantasket desired to secede from the United States, 

Has become a great summer resort, . 
Navy Yard ground ceded to the United States, 
Neck Lauds b\ T the great highway next Roxburie 

Had a gate and a stile (near Dover street), 

Road fenced on each side, 

Road thoroughly repaired, 

A man and a team frozen to death there, . 

Great improvements made, 

Good sleighing and horse racing there, 

Nearly covered with dwellings, 

Has become a compact part of the City, . 
Negroes and Indians, sold as slaves in Boston, 

Sold as slaves at auction, in Boston, 

1,514 living in town, .... 

Advertised for* sale, ..... 

Made street scavengers, by General Howe, 

Advertised for sale in Boston, . 

Made freemen by Massachusetts Bill of Rights, 
Negro Hill, at West Boston, became a nuisance, 

A rival with Ann street in rowdyism, 

Renovated by Mayor Quincy, 
New Boston, land lying west of Beacon Hill, 

Comers, to be looked after once a month, 

Style of reckoning. time ; the year begins . 
The time set back 14 days, . 
Newsboys first licensed to sell newspapers, . 

Reading-room for the boys, Bromfield street, 

Newspapers: " The News Letter," published in 

Boston, ....... 



Dec. 20, 



Nov. 12, 
Feb., 
Oct., 
Dec. 27, 

Jan., • 



Jan. 1, 

June30, 
Dec. 25, 



1785 

1880 

1800 

1634 

1634 

1722 

1767 

1778 

1830 

1844 

1855 

1880 

1650 

1711 

1742 

1772 

1775 

1776 

1780 

1808 

1822 

1826 

1800 

1690 

1752 

1752 

1846 

1879 



Apr. 24, 1704 






106 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Newspapers: " The Boston Gazette," published, Dec. 31, 1719 

" New England Courant," " 

"New England Weekly Journal," " 

" Boston Post -Boy," 

" American Horticultural Magazine," 

" Boston Advertiser," " 

" Boston Chronicle," " 

" Columbian Sentinel," " 

" Advertiser," first daily paper " 

Whole number published in Boston, 109, . 
" " " " about 200, 

Number of daily papers in the City, 8, . 
Nickel Money. Three-cent pieces put in circula- 

Five cent pieces put in circulation, 
Night Soil Contractors begin to be employed by 

the City, ....... June, 1828 

Night- Walkers ; 150 arrested in the City in one • 

night, Apr. 23, 1851 

183 arrested in the City in one night, . . May 7, 1870 
Non-Importation League formed of Boston mer- 
chants, ....... Aug., 1769 

North-Eastern Boundary question, a sensation, . Feb., 1839 

Northern Lights alarm the inhabitants, . . March, 1718 

Nooks Hill at the north-west part of South Boston, 1776 

Northampton District raised to grade 17, . 1874 
Nursery. Thirteen acres reserved on the Neck 

Lands, ....... Dec. 17, 1827 

Oath of Allegiance required of all inhabitants, . Jan. 15, 1778 

Required of repentant rebels, .... 1866 



Aug. 


17, 


1721 


Mar. 


20, 


1726 


Oct. 


10, 


1734 
1743 
1762 
1767 

1788 


Dec. 


16, 


1797 
1850 
1880 
1880 

1865 

1875 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



107 



Odd Fellows. Becoming an important institution, 

Had a Great Celebration at Boston, 

Celebration, 5,000 in procession, . 

Colored men have Celebration and procession, 

Hall, corner Washington and Kneeland streets, 

dedicated, ...... 

Tremont and Berkeley streets, corner-stone 

X cl> L v I « • • • • • • • 

Monument, Mount Hope Cemeter} 7 , dedicated, 
Oakland Garden, at Dorchester, opened, 
Old Houses. Eastern Stage House, built about 
the year ...... 

Ann street, removed, .... 
Feather store, head of Ann street, built, . 

Removed, ...... 

Franklin's shop, Union street, built, . 

Part of the building removed, 

Remainder of building, with blue ball, removed 
Hughes, Washington street, built about 

Near Milk, removed, .... 
Head, on Boylston, cor. Tremont, built about 

Removed, standing, to Pond street, 
Hill, on Milk street, built about the year . 

Being removed, ..... 
Hancock, on Beacon street, stone, built, . 

Removed, ...... 

Phillips, Cotton Hill, Phillips place, built, 

Removed, ...... 

Dea. Phillips', on Cross street, built of stone, 

Removed, to build a Church at East Boston, 



1830 
June 13, 1845 
Apr. 26, 1869 
Sep. 13, 1876 



June 23, 1863 



Junel3, 1871 
June 13, 1877 
June 17, 1879 



May, 
July, 

July, 

Nov. 

Aug., 



Aug., 



May, 
June, 
June, 
Apr., 



1763 

1840 

1680 

.1860 

1696 

1844 

1858 

1660 

1862 

1763 

1840 

1772 

1846 

1737 

1863 

1635 

1828 

1650 

1864 



108 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Old Houses. Province, Province court, built, 

Purchased by the town, .... 

Sold b} T the town, ...... 

Kept as a tavern, ...... 

Opened as Ordway Hall, .... 

Partially burned and rebuilt, .... 
Ship Tavern, Noah's Ark, Ann street, built, 

Kept hy John Viall, Vintner, 

Injured by an earthquake, .... 

Owned by Thomas Hutchinson, 

Purchased by the James family, 

Street widened, house removed, 
Stackpole, removed for Post-Office site, 
Triangular Warehouse, Roebuck passage, built, 

Merchants Row, removed, .... 
Williams House, Washington st., above Dover, 

removed, ....... 

Old Persons. Aquitamong, an Indian, aged 112 
3 r ears, visited Boston, .... 

Negro Williams, died in Boston, aged 100 years, July 25, 1728 
William Abrams, died in Prince st., aged 102, . Feb. 13, 1843 
Sexton Samuel Hughes, died, aged 108, . . Apr. 10, 1845 

James Ha}'es, died in Hamilton street, aged 108, Sep. 17, 1849 
Ralph Farnham visits Boston, aged 104, . . Oct. 18, 1860 

Wm. W. Davenport, died in Boston, aged 100, Feb. 25, 1864 
Colored man Perkins, died on Southac street, 

aged 100 years, Mar. 7, 1868 

Ole Bull, great violinist, Concert at the Melodeon, May 20, 1844 

Played at the Coliseum Peace Festival, . . June 19, 1869 

Omnibus, come in use in Boston, . . . May, 1833 





1689 




1716 




1779 




1834 


Feb. 9, 


1852 




1864 




1646 




1655 




1663 




1713 




1794 




1859 


July, 


1868 




1700 




1824 


Sept., 


1866 


Apr., 


1723 



BOSTON EVENTS. 109 

Omnibus, ran from Canton st. to Dock square, . June, 1846 

Began running to Mt. Auburn every hour, . June, 1846 

War between proprietors and Marshal Tukey, June, 1847 
Orang Olltang, a great noveltj- on exhibition in 

town, ....... Dec. 10, 1789 

Ox, Roast. Roasted whole, French Liberty Cele- 

bration, . . . . . . . Jan. 24, 1793 

Horns placed on a pole in Liberty square, . Jan. 25, 1793 

Paine, Thomas, published the Federal Orrery, . Sep., 1794 

Hall, Appleton street, built, . . ... 1874 

Robert Treat, was an usher in South Grammar 

School, ....... 1750 

A Signer of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 
Packets, Sailing. Begin running between Boston 

and Lvnn, . . . . . . 1691 

Palmleaf Hats, first worn in Boston, . . . 1827 
Paper Ballots, first used in a town meeting, . 1691 
Paris Exhibition opened, Boston well represented, Apr. 1, 1867 
Parker Fraternity Hall, on Appleton street, dedi- 
cated, . . . . . . . Sep. 21, 1873 

Hill Reservoir, for Cochituate water, built, . 1874 

Park Hall, on Boylston street, removed, . . March, 1851 

Garden, Park square, opened for amusements, . July 18, 1879 

Back Bay, dirt carts commenced filling, . . Nov. 11, 1878 

Parkman, Dr. George, remains found at the 

Medical College, Nov. 30, 1849 

Partington, Mrs., witty sayings began to be 

published, . . . . . . June, 1847 

Passports required, to leave the United States, . Nov. 27, 1861 

Patch, Sam., took his last leap at Niagara Falls, Nov. 3, 1829 



110 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Payillg-Stones for roadways began to be used, 
£100 appropriation voted for the purpose, 
Three-pence fine to gallop over pavement, 
Square granite blocks came in use, 
Wood, large octagon blocks, are used, 
Octagon blocks voted a nuisance, . 
Eemoved from Columbus avenue, . 
Iron, laid in Howard street, ... 

Laid in Court, near Washington street, . 
Asphalt, laid in front United States Court House 
Tremont street, .... 

Laid in Columbus avenue, 
Peace Treaty with England, proclaimed in Boston 
Celebrated in Boston, .... 

Jubilee, see Jubilees, .... 

Pedestrian Lambert wins a great walking match 
Peacocks put in the Deer Park on the Common, 
Perry, Oliver H., of Lake Erie fame, visited 
Boston, ...... 

Physicians, practising in Roston, 33, 

" " 50, 

" " 200, 

" " 500, 

" " 700, 

Pickpockets. One at Faneuil Hall arrested, beat 
and imprisoned, .... 

Great show-up of about 50 at Tuke3''s office, 
Pigeons, flying, darken the air in Boston, . 
Pillory, to punish criminals, stood in King street, 
A money clipper set in one hour, 



Aug., 
Dec, 



1674 
1704 
1740 
1846 
1835 
1840 
1877 
1852 



August, 1853 

Nov., 1867 
Dec, 1877 
Apr. 1, 1783 
Feb. 19,. 1815 
1869 and 1872 
Oct. 8, 1857 
May 23, 1864 

May 10, 1814 
1800 
1820 
1840 
1860 
1880 

Nov. 8, 1802 

Sep. 15, 1851 

Nov. 8, 1630 

1676 

1679 



BOSTON EVENTS. Ill 

Pillory, Pierpont and Story, for sinking a ship, 

set in one hour, ..... Mar. 22, 1803 

John Nichols, counterfeiter, the last occupant, 

one hour, ....... Apr. 15, 1805 

Pitcher, Molly, the Lynn fortune teller died, aged 

75 years, ....... Apr. 13, 1813 

Pinafore, a burlesque play, has a great run, . 1879 

Piper, Thomas W., confesses his crimes in jail, May 7, 1876 
Pittsburg Capture, news received, great rejoicing, Apr. 11, 1862 
Police, a sanitary arrangement man}- years, . 1786 

A law passed providing for a department, . May 15, 1838 

Six-day patrol appointed under the new law, . May 21, 1838 

A detective force organized, 

A small force for night duty, appointed, . 

A reserve force (specials) of 45 men, appointed, June 16, 1848 

The force number thirty men, .... 

Sensation, stolen property dug up in Public 
(harden, ....... 

Inquisitory meeting at Faneuil Hall, 

Detailed for duty at fires with overalls, 

Had a pic-nic at Framingham, .... 

Had a great sleigh ride to Quincy, 

Several discharged on political grounds, 

New law passed to unite Police and Watch de- 
partments, ...... 

Harbor, established, with sail-boat and ten 

IIjv ..... i. J^ ••••••• 

Several discharged on grounds of national^, . 
Force numbered sixty men, .... 
Re-organized, 250 men ; watch dept. abolished, May 26, 1854 





1846 


Dec, 


1846 


June 16, 


1848 


Jan. 1, 


1850 


Jan. 8, 


1848 


May 27, 


1848 


June 30, 


1851 


July 17, 


1851 


Jan. 17, 


1852 


Oct. 12, 


1852 


May 23, 


1853 


July 26, 


1853 


Jan. 24, 


1854 


May 1, 


1854 



112 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Police. Consisted of captains, lieutenants, detec- 
tives, and day and night patrol, . . May 26, 1854 
Sergeants appointed at the several stations, . Feb. 9, 1857 
Uniform (indigo-blue) first put on, . . . Jan. 2, 1858 
Duty changed to a six-hour sj'stem at a time, . Nov. 10, 1860 
Metropolitan, for Boston, advocated, . . Jan., 1861 
A sensation on the arrest of lottery dealers, . Oct, 2, 1861 
Special, for the Public Garden, appointed", . Sep. 9, 1862 
Corner Squad, on Washington street, with white 

gloves, organized, . . Dec. 11, 1862 

The last annual appointment, officers sworn in, Apr. 6, 1863 

A Metropolitan again advocated, . . . April, 1863 

200 officers drill at Faneuil Hall, . . . Apr. 28, 1863 

Furnished with long clubs and belts, . . June 20, 1863 

At Roxbuiy, annexation organized, . . . Apr. 3, 1863 

Force numbers 430 men, rank and file, . . May 1, 1868 

300 drill at the Skating Rink, Tremont street, . June 14, 1869 

Reviewed by Mayor Shurtleff, on School street, June 19, 1869 
Corner Squad, placed in charge of Sergeant 

Whitcomb, . Sep. 22, 1869 

Detective force abolished by Board of Aldermen, Feb. 14, 1870 

Have fourteen days' vacation, .... July 12, 1870 

Telegraph ; Anders' Machine put up, . . Dec. 31, 1870 

Harbor sail-boat sold, ..... Dec, 1870 

Thanksgiving, for widows and orphans, $1,100 

distributed, ...... Nov., 1870 

New Relief Association organized, . . . Jan. 13, 1871 
Whole force reviewed in Pemberton square by 

Chief of Police, June 17, 1872 

Mounted, one horse to patrol on the Mill-Dam, . Mar.13, 1873 



BOSTON EVENTS. 113 

Police. Sent $615.50 to the Memphis Police suf- 
ferers, . . . . 

$1,100 distributed to the Thanksgiving poor, . 

Have 28 saddle horses for patrol duty, . 

Duty changed, alternating day and night, 

Patrol doty changed back to former plan, 

Contribute $740 for the New Brunswick suf- 
ferers, ....... 

Three Commissioners appointed for Boston, . 

Harbor made Division 16, . 

r 

Reorganization under the Commission, . 
The first colored officer appointed, 
Great parade and review on the Common, 
Force, rank and file, about 750, 
Badges. A white ribbon ; police, in black letter, 

on hat, ....... 

Leather hat strap ; police, in silver letters, 
Leather hat strap ; police and number, silver 

letters, Aug., 1849 

Six-pointed oblong, brass star, on the breast, Apr. 11, 1853 
Five-pointed octagon, star (silver), on the 

breast, Oct. 10, 1854 

Silver octagon number, cut through, on breast, Nov.ll, 1856 
Wreath and number on hat and shoulder, . Oct. 10, 1865 
Silver urn, partly galvanized, on the hat, . Apr. 2, 1868 
" " " breast, . Apr. 11, 1868 

Silver, Boston City seal pattern, on breast, . Oct., 1870 
Nickel plate, square, with point and cross-bar, 

on breast, . . . . . ... 1879 

Chief. Name changed from City Marshal, .. June 24, 1852 

8 



Oct. 30, 


1873 


Nov.27, 


1873 


Feb. 13, 


1874 


July 12, 


1875 


Jan. 16, 


1877 


June 24, 


1877 


June 27, 


1878 


Aug. 20, 


1878 


Oct. 21, 


1878 


July 1, 


1879 


May 22, 


1879 




1880 


June, 


1847 


Jan., 


1848 



114 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Police, Chief. Francis Tukey, 


appointed, . 


June 24. 


1852 


Gilbert Nourse, 


• • 


July 17. 


1852 


Robert Taylor, 


• • 


May 8. 


1854 


Daniel J. Coburn, 


cc 

* • 


Apr.19, 


1856 


Josiah L. C. Amee, 


cc 

• • 


Feb. 11, 


1861 


John Kurtz, 


cc 

• • 


Feb. 17. 


1863 


Edward H. Savage, 


cc 

• • 


Apr. 4, 


1870 


Name of the office changed to Superintendent, 


Oct. 21 


1878 


Captains. Station 1. Edw. H. Savage, appoint'd, 


May 26, 


1854 


James B. Weeks, appointed, 


Feb. 11. 


, 1861 


Nathaniel G. Davis, " 


• • • 


Apr. 6 


, 1863 


Henry J. V. Myers, " 


• • • 


Aug. 3 


1864 


Nathaniel Emerson, " 


• • • 


August 


, 1868 


William A. Ham, u 


• • • 


July, 


1877 


John W. Chase, . " 


• • • 


Oct. 21 


, 1878 


Station 2. Asa Morrill, " 


• • • 


May 26 


, 1854 


William K. Jones, " 


• • • 


May, 


1856 


Oliver Whitcomb, " 


• • • 


March, 


1861 


Paul J. Vinal, " 


• • • 


April, 


1868 


Wilham A. Ham, " 


• • • 


Oct. 21, 


1878 


Station 3. Samuel G. Adams, 


1st, appointed, . 


May 26. 


1854 


Asa Morrill, appointed, 


• • • • 


Feb., 


1860 


Thomas P. Pierce, " 


• • • • 


June, 


1870 


Horace M. Ford, " 


• • • • 


May, 


1872 


Station 4. William D. Eaton 


, appointed, 


May 26 


1854 


George Churchill, 


cc 

* • 


Feb., 


1860 


John R. Mullin, 


cc 

• • 


Feb., 


1861 


George Churchill, again 


(« 

• • 


Jan., 


1863 


Samuel G. Adams, 2d, 


• • 


May, 


1867 


Henry J. V. Myers, 


• • 


April, 


1868 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



115 



Police, Captains. Station 4. Sam. G. Adams, 2d 
appointed, . ... 

James Quinn, appointed, 

Station 5. Joseph K. Hayes, 

George M. King, 

C3TUS Small, 

Lyford W. Graves, 
Station 6. John L. Philbrick, 

Thomas M. Smith, 
, James D. Russell, 

Robert Taylor, 

Henrv T. Dyer, 

Lyford W. Graves, 

Paul J. Vinal, 
Station 7. William Prescott, 

John L. Philbrick, 

Nathaniel Seaver, 

Isaiah Atkins, 

Henr}' L. Gurney, 

Samuel G. Adams, 2d., 

Romanzo H. Wilkins, 
Station 8. William B. Tarleton, " 

William E. Hough, Lieut, in charge, 

William E. Hough, Capt., appointed 

James Quinn, 

James W. Twombly, 
Station 9, Roxbury. Jos. Hastings, appointed, 

Samuel G. Adams, 2d, 

Joseph Hastings, territory divided 

Martin L. White, appointed, 



u 



u 



tt 



u 



.. 



. . 



i . 



. . 






. . 



. . 






. . 



. . 



. . 



u 



(6 






. . 



.. 



. April, 


1873 


. Oct. 21, 


1878 


. May 26, 


1854 


. June, 


1854 


. June, 


1866 


. Oct. 21, 


1878 


. May 26, 


1854 


. August, 


1854 


. June, 


1855 


. May, 


1856 


. Dec, 


1866 


. Aug., 


1874 


. Oct. 21, 


1878 


. May 26, 


1854 


. Aug., 


1854 


. May, 


1856 


. June, 


1859 


. May, 


1861 


. June, 


1863 


. May, 


1867 


. May 26, 


1854 


. May, 


1860 


. Jan., 


1863 


. Aug., 


1869 


. April, 


1870 


)inted, Jan., 


1868 


' . April, 


1868 


. April, 


1873 


. Oct. 21, 


1878 



116 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Police,. Captains. Station 10. John W. Chase, 

appointed, ...... Aug., 1869 

Ha wley Folsom, appointed, .... Oct. 21, 1878 

Station 11, Dorchester. William Chadbourn, 

appointed, ...... April, 1871 

Henrv C. Hemmenway, appointed, . . Oct. 21, 1878 

Station 12, South Boston. Elijah H. Goodwin, 

appointed, ...... May, 1874 

Station 13, West Roxbury. Alexander McDon- 
ald, appointed, ...... May, 1874 

Station 14, Brighton. Harvey J. Beckwith, ap- 
pointed, ....... May, 1874 

David W. Herrick, appointed, . . . Oct. 21, 1878 
Station 15, Charlestown. Oliver Ayers, appoint- 
ed, . May, 1874 

Station 16, Harbor. Geo. F. Gould, appointed, Oct. 21, 1878 

Deputies. Hezekiah Earl and Wm. D. Eaton, July 17, 1852 

Hezekiah Earl and Luther A. Ham, . . May 26, 1854 

Edward H. Savage, appointed, . . . Feb. 11, 1861 

James Quinn, " Apr.ll, 1870 

Name changed to Deputy Superintendent, . Oct. 21, 1878 

Inspectors. John Ballard and 3 others, appoint'd, Apr. 17, 1778 

Col. Josiah Waters, " .. Dec. 29, 1792 

James Lovell, ' " Sep. 15, 1798 

Charles Bulfinch, " . Oct. 15, 1799 

A Chief and six others, " . Oct. 21, 1878 

Superintendent. Jeremiah Freeman, " . Mar. 13, 1817 

Caleb Hayward, " . July 29, 1820 

Samuel G. Adams, " . Oct. 21, 1878 

Deputy Supt. Cyrus Small, " . Oct. 21, 1878 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



117 



u 



a 



Police Station House on E. Declham st. completed, 
On Meridian street, East Boston, completed, 
On Hanover street, remodeled, 
On Joy street, completed, 
On Broadway, South Boston, remodeled, 
On Lagrange street, completed, 
In Court square, remodeled, 
On Commercial street, completed, . 
Roxbury, old Court-House remodeled, . 
on Dudley street, built, 
on Pynchon street, built, . 
On Seaverns avenue, Jamaica Plains, occupied 
At Brighton, remodeled, 
At Field's Corner, Dorchester, completed, 
On Fourth street, South Boston, 
Steamboat Protector goes in commission, 
Polls taxable in the town, 102, 

868, 

3,000, 

In the City that are taxable, 17,000, 

36,000, 
89,452, 
Poore, Ben Perley, redeems a political bet, wheel 

harrowing apples, . 
Pope's Day celebrated with spirit up to the year 

An attempt to renew, failed " 

Population. 7,000 inhabitants in town, 
12,000 inhabitants in town, . 
16,386 " " • 

6,573 " " . 



u 



(t 



u 



u 



u 



it 



tt 



a 



it 



a 



a 



a 



u 



it 



u 



Dec. 23, 
June 17, 
Oct. 10,* 
Jan. 31, 
Mar. 23, 
Feb. 5, 
Jan. 21, 
Mar. 2, 
Jan. 6, 



1857 
1859 
1859 
1863 
1863 
1866 
1867 
1867 
1868 
1874 
1869 
1874 
1874 
1876 
1876 
1875 
1630 
1680 
1730 
1830 
1870 
1879 



Nov. 11, 1856 
Nov. 5, 1765 
Nov. 5, 1821 
1697 
1709 
1742 
1775 



June 18, 
Nov., 
Jan. 26, 
May 12, 
Nov. 5, 



118 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Population. 2,719 inhabitants in town, besides 
British soldiers, 
15,033 inhabitants in town, 
' 24,937 " " 



33,234 


6< 


(( 


43,298 


U 


cc 


58,277 


tc 


in C 


61,392 


u 


(4 


78,603 


It 


U 


92,383 


a 


U 


114,366 


a 


U 


138,788 


a 


(I 


161,429 


t( 


u 


177,902 


a 


(t 


192,324 


a 


(( 


292,687 


a 


u 


341,919 


a 


u 


375,000 


u 


u 



Postmaster, Richard Fairbanks, appointed, 
John Hayward, appointed for the Colony, 
Edward Randolph, appointed for New Eng 
John Campbell in office, . 
William Brooker, appointed 
Philip Musgrave, " 
Thomas Lewis, in office, 
Henry Marshall, " 
John Boy dell, " 

Ellis Huske, " 

John Franklin, " 

Jonathan Phillips, " 



land 



1776 

1790 

1800 

1810 

1820 

1825 

1830 

1835 

1840 

1845 

1850 

1855 

1860 

1865 

1870 

1875 

1880 

1639 

1677 

1685 

1704 

1717 

1719 

1726 

1727 

1732 

1734 

1754 

1787 



BOSTON EVENTS, 



119 



u 



. . 



u 



u 



a 



u 



u 



u 



(( 



Postmaster, Aaron Hill, appointed, 
Nathaniel Green, 
George W. Gordon, 

• William Hayden, 
George W. Gordon, 
Edwin C. Bailey, 
Nahum Capen, 
John G. Palfrey, 
William L. Burt, 

, Edward S. Tobey, 

Post Office, Law passed for North America, 
Located in Cornhill (Washington street), 
Removed from Cambridge back to Boston, 
Located corner Congress and Water streets, 
Kept in old Town-House, entrance, Washington 
sureeij, ••••••• 

Removed to Merchants' Exchange, State street, 
Removed to corner Summer and Chauncy streets, 
Removed back to Merchants' Exchange, . 
Site purchased, corner Congress and Water 

Corner-stone new house laid, . 

Property moved to Faneuil Hall (big fire) , 

Removed to Old South Church, 

Property removed to new house, 
Post, Penny, established in Boston, . 
Potatoes introduced into Boston b} 7 the Scotch, 
Pound, for keeping stray animals, provided, 

One at the corner of Park and Beacon streets, 

The City of Boston has four, 



1808 
1829 
1841 
1849 
1850 
1853 
1857 
1861 
1867 
1876 
1710 
1714 
Apr. 25, 1776 
Jan. 1, 1816 

1840 
Jan. 1, 1844 
Mar. 5, 1859 
Dec. 14, 1861 

1868 

Oct. 16, 1871 

Nov. 10. 1872 

Feb. 3, 1873 

Jan., 1875 

Jan., 1849 

1720 

1637 

1792 

1848 



120 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Prayer Books. Liberty granted to use them, 

Allowed to be used at funerals, 
Pratt, Daniel, the great American traveller, began 
to lecture, ....... 

President, Continental Congress, John Hancock 
chosen, ....... 

United States, George Washington, inaugu- 

XilLC/vJ.* • • • • • • • 

Visited Boston, »•.... 

Died, aged sixty-seven years, 
John Adams, inaugurated, .... 

Reception in Boston, ..... 

Died, aged eighty-one years, 
Thomas Jefferson, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, ...... 

Died, aged eighty-three years, 
James Madison, inaugurated, .... 

Died, aged eighty-five years, 
James Monroe, inaugurated, .... 

Visited Boston, ...... 

Died, aged sevent3 T -two }*ears, 
John Quincy Adams, inaugurated, 

Died, aged eighty-one years, .... 
Andrew Jackson, inaugurated, .... 

Visited Boston, ...... 

Died, aged seventy-eight years, 
Martin Van Buren, inaugurated, 

Died, aged eighty years, .... 
William Henry Harrison, inaugurated, 

Died, aged sixty-eight years, 





1661 




1686 




1851 


Sep. 4. 


1774 


Apr. 30, 


1789 


Oct. 24, 


1789 


Dec. 14, 


1799 


Mar. 4, 


1797 


July 31, 


1799 


July 4, 


1826 


Mar. 4, 


1801 


June 28, 


1784 


July 4, 


1826 


Mar. 4, 


1809 


June 28, 


1836 


Mar. 4, 


1817 


July 2, 


1816 


July 4, 


1831 


Mar. 4, 


1825 


Feb. 15, 


1848 


Mar. 4, 


1829 


June30, 


1833 


June 8, 


1845 


Mar. 4, 


1837 


July 24, 


1862 


Mar. 4, 


1841 


Apr. 4, 


1841 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



121 



President United States, John Tyler, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, 
• Died, aged seventy-two years, 
James K. Polk, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, 

Died, aged fifty-four years, 
Zachary Taylor, inaugurated, 

Died, aged sixty-six years, 
Millard Fillmore, inaugurated, 
. Visited Boston, at Railroad Jubilee 

Died, aged seventy-four years, 
Franklin Pierce, inaugurated, . 

Died, aged sixt3 T -five years, . 
James Buchanan, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, with Polk, 

Died, aged seventy-seven years, 
Abraham Lincoln, inaugurated, 

Assassinated, aged fifty-six years, 
Andrew Johnson, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, 

Died, aged sixty-seven years, 
Ulysses S. Grant, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, 



U (C 

(( « 



u 



a 



Rutherford B. Hayes, inaugurated, 

Visited Boston, 
James A. Garfield, inaugurated, 



Apr. 5, 
June 17, 
Jan. 17, 
Mar. 4, 
July 4, 
June 17, 
Mar. 5, 
July 10, 
July 10, 
Oct. 25, 
Mar. 8, 
Mar. 4, 
Oct. 8, 
Mar. 4, 
July 4, 
June 1, 
Mar. 4, 
Apr. 14, 
Apr. 15, 
June 24, 
July 30, 
Mar. 4, 
June 16, 
Oct. 16, 
June 25, 
Aug. 11, 
Apr. 16, 
Mar. 5, 
June 26, 
Mar. 4, 



1841 

1843 

1862 

1845 

1847 

1849 

1849 

1850 

1850 

1848 

1874 

1853 

1869 

1857 

1847 

1868 

1861 

1865 

1865 

1867 

1875 

1869 

1869 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1875 

1877 

1877 

1881 



122 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



President United States, James A. Garfield, shot 
by Guiteau, 
Died, at Long Branch, . 
Prince, Thomas, Pastor of Old South Church 
forty years, died, 
DeJoinville. Second visit to Boston, 
Of Wales. Great reception at Boston, 
Printing Press set up at Cambridge, . 
Proscribed by the Court, 
Set up in Boston, by John Foster, 
Art of. 400th Aniversary celebrated in Boston 
Prison, or Jail. Built on Prison lane (Court st.), 
In Prison lane, kept by Mr. Salter, 

" " " Richard Brackett 

Kept in Prison lane, 
" Queen street, 

U It 

Built on Court street, 

Kept " " 

In Court street ; had no inmates for debt, 
" " dilapidated; prisoners sent to 

Cambridge, .... 

Built of stone, on Leverett street, . 

Prisoners removed to Leverett street, 

In Charles street, of stone and iron, completed 
State's, built at Charlestown, 

Twenty convicts escape, 

Twenty convicts escape after a severe fight, 

Two women sent there for murder, 

Three women sent for life, for robbery, . 



July 2, 


1881 


. Sep. 19, 


1881 


X 

. Oct. 22, 


1758 


. Nov. 24, 


1841 


. Oct. 17, 


1860 




1638 




1663 




1676 


, June 24, 


1840 


? 


1642 




1662 




1665 




1700 




1708 




1753 




1780 




1800 


. April, 


1814 


. Sept., 


1822 




1822 


. Feb. 3, 


1823 


, Nov. 24, 


1851 




1805 


. July 5, 


1806 


. Aug. 9, 


1816 


. Dec. 24, 


1818 


. May 28, 


1823 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



123 



Prison, State's. The north wing built, 

J. Howes sentenced for life, and three years 

C X LX <X * • • • • • 

Phillips pla} T ed a hoax on the officers 
The west wing built, 

" " enlarged, 

A new prison built at Concord, 
Prizes. British vessels, daily captured and 
brought in, . .... 

Provident Institution for Savings, organized, 

Public Institutions. South Boston, named 
Bellevue, for a time, . 
A Board of Directors chosen, . 
Public Garden, lands offered for sale, . 
Lands leased to Horace Gray, 
Lands again offered for sale, 
Great improvements made by the City, 
Pond prepared and completed, 
Iron fence enclosure " 
Stone bridge across the pond completed, 
A garden of statues, shrubbery, plants and 
flowers, ....... 

Building, Supt. Freeman Cushman, appointed, . 
Samuel C. Nottage, 
James C. Tucker, 
Land, Supt. James Jackson, 
Abner Bourne, 
Joel Wheeler, 
John McAllister, 
Stephen Tucker, 



1829 

Oct. 10, 1835 
May 10, 1849 

1850 
1867 
1877 

Sept., 1776 
Dec. 13, 1816 



Feb. 8, 
Apr. 21, 
Mar. 24, 
Oct. 30, 
Nov., 

August, 
May, 
June 1, 



Apr. 19 
Apr. 25 
Feb. 29 
Nov. 2 
May 1 
June 21 
May 15 
Feb. 5 



1837 
1857 
1823 
1837 
1853 
1860 
1861 
1863 
1867 

1880 
1841 
1853 
1864 
1829 
1837 
1847 
1848 
1850 



124 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Public Land, Supt. Robert W. Hall, appointed, . Apr. 30, 1855 
Quakers. Begin to be punished for their religious 
belief, ...... 

Severe laws passed to punish them, . 

Several were hanged for their profession, . 

Three are whipped, and have their ears cut off, 

Several imprisoned, and fed on bread and water 



Were allowed to attend their own meetings, 
Have a Church in Quaker lane, 
Church and burials removed to Lynn, 
Quarantine, a sort of, at Spectacle Island, . 
Established at Rainsford Island, 
A boat for the work provided, . 
Quebec, taken by Gen. Wolf ; sensation in Boston 
Quincy Hall, over the market, named, 
Railroad, Hand. One to cart dirt, on west side 
Beacon Hill, .... 
Horse. One at Quincy Granite Works, 
Cambridge opened for travel, 
Metropolitan " 
South Boston " 
Middlesex " 
One opened to Brookline, 
Suffolk to East Boston, opened 
Cars run through Cornhill, 
Double track from Tremont House, south, 
Run through Berkeley and Boylston streets, 
Run through Clarendon to Beacon street, 
So. Boston cars drawn by men ; horses sick, 
Cars run through Harrison avenue, South End, 



a 



it 






1655 
1656 
1658 
1658 
1677 
1737 
1780 
1825 
1720 
1737 
1832 
Sep. 18, 1759 
June 13, 1831 



June, 
Oct., 
May 21 
Sep. 17 
Dec. 27 
Mar. 5 
Oct. 26 
Aug. 20 
Feb. 11 
Dec. 2 
Mar. 4 
Oct. 16 
Oct. 3 
May, 



1811 
1826 
1856 
1856 
1856 
1857 
1859 
1860 
1867 
1867 
1868 
1868 
1872 
1877 



BOSTON EVENTS. 125 

Railroad, Horse. Run whole length Columbus 

avenue, ....... June 30, 1877 

Began running over Dover street bridge, . Aug. 26, 1879 

Began running through West Chester Park, . Oct. 4, 1879 
Brighton cars run through Tremont, Boylston 

and Charles streets, ..... Oct, 25, 1879 

Steam. Boston and Lowell, incorporated, . June 4, 1830 

" " " opened for travel, . May 27, 1835 

Boston and Providence, incorporated, . . 1830 

" " u opened for travel, . June31, 1834 

Boston and Worcester, incorporated, . . June, 1831 

" " " opened to Newton, . Mar. 17, 1834 

" " " and Albany combined, Dec. 1, 1867 

Eastern opened from East Boston, . . Aug. 27, 1838 

u cars come in at Causeway street, . Apr. 10, 1854 

Boston and Maine opened from Haymarket 

square, ....... July 4, 1845 

Old Colony opened for travel, . . . Nov. 8, 1845 

Fitchburg " " .... Mar. 5, 1845 

" stone depot completed, . . . Aug. 9, 1848 

Boston, Hartford & Erie Air Line completed, 1354 

Great three days' Jubilee on Boston Common, Sep. 17, 1851 

Cars first pass through Hoosac Tunnel, . . Feb. 9, 1875 

KailSOm, Col., killed in Mexico ; body sent to 

Vermont, through Boston, .... Feb. 9, 1848 

Razor-Strop Man, Henry Smith, on State street ; 

" a few more left," July, 1845 

Ratcliff, Philip, had ears cut off for impiety, . June, 1631 
Reading Room, established in Exchange Coffee- 

House, July 28, 1810 



126 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Rebel. Jeff Davis, Boston's guest, 

President, Seceding States, .... 
Captured in Virginia, ..... 
Bailed by Horace Greeley, in $100,000, 
Flag on a vessel at Gray's Wharf, destroyed, 
Prisoners. Mayor Brown, of Baltimore, and 
others, at Fort Warren, . . . . 
Mason and Slidell released from Fort Warren, June 1, 1862 
Buckner and Tighlman, arrive at Fort War- 

1 L ■ jU ^ • • • • « * • • 

Brigadier Generals visit Boston, 
Register Of Deeds of Boston lands, begins, 
Office kept at the Lamb Tavern, 

Building, in Court square, completed, 
Regiment, Mass., returned from the Mexican 

6th. Left Boston for Washington, 
• A critical time at Baltimore, .... 
Three months' men returned home, 

• Again went South, from Boston, . 
Again returned home from the war, 

3d. Went from Boston, South, to the war, 
Three months' men returned home, 
Again went South, to the war, 
Again arrive home, ..... 

5th. Went South, from Boston, to the war, 
Returned home from the war, 
Were re-enlisted, and again returned home, . 

1st. Went from Boston, South, to war, 
Arrived home at Faneuil Hall, 



Oct, 11, 


1858 




1861 


May 16, 


1865 


May 13, 


1867 


Apr. 17, 


1861 


Nov. 1, 


1861 


June 1, 


1862 


Mar. 8, 


1862 


Apr. 28, 


1878 


Sep. 29, 


1645 


Oct. 11, 


1786 




1844 


July 26, 


1848 


Apr. 17, 


1861 


Apr. 19, 


1861 


Aug. 1, 


1861 


Sep. 8, 


1862 


Apr. 21, 


1864 


Apr. 21, 


1861 


July 3, 


1861 


Aug. 29, 


1862 


Nov. 17, 


1864 


Apr. 21, 


1861 


July 3, 


1861 


June 26, 


1863 


June 15, 


1861 


May 25, 


1864 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



127 



Regiment, Mass. 2d. Went from Boston, South, 
to the war, ...... 

Arrived home from the war, .... 
4th. Arrived in Boston, from the war, 
8th. Went South, to the war, through Boston, . 
9th. Went from Boston, South, to the war, 

Arrived home from the war, .... 
10th. Went from Boston, South, to the war, 
11th. " " " 4 < " 

Arrived home from the war, . 
12th. Went from Boston, South, to the war, 

Arrived home from the war, .... 
13th. Went through Boston, South, to the war, 

Returned home through Boston, from the 

15th. Arrived at Boston from the war, 

16th. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 

Arrived at Boston from the war, 
17th. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 
18th. " " " " " 

Arrived at Boston from the war. . 
19th. Went South, through Boston, to " 

Arrived at Boston from the war, . 
20th. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 
22d. " " " " 

23d. " " " " 

Arrived at Boston from the war, 
24th. " " " " 

25th. " " " " 

26th. " " " " 



a 






u 
a 

u 



a 
a 
u 



July 8 
Jan. 20 
July 19 
Apr. 19 
June 25 
June 11 
July 25 
June 29 
June 20 
July 17 
July 1 
July 29 

July 21 
July 21 
Aug. 17 
July 21 
Aug. 23 
Aug. 25 
Feb. 27 
Aug. 28 
Feb. 8 
Sep. 4 
Oct. .8 
Nov. 11 
Oct. 6 
Feb. 26 
Jan. 17 
Apr. 2 



1861 
1864 
1861 
1861 
1861 
1864 
1861 
1861 
1864 
1861 
1864 
1861 

1864 
1864 
1861 
1864 
1861 
1862 
1864 
1861 
1864 
1861 
1861 
1861 
1864 
1864 
1864 
1864 



128 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Regiment, Mass. 28th. Went South, through 
Boston, to the war, , 

30th. Arrived at Boston from the war, 
31st. " " 

32d. " " 

33d. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 
35th. " 

u 



. . 



a 



u 
a 
u 



38th. 
39th. 
40th. 
41st. 

Arrived at Boston from the war, . 
42d. " " " . . 

43d. Went South, from Boston, to the war, . 
44th. " " " 

Arrived at Boston from the war, . 
45th. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 
46th. " " " . 

47th. " " " 

Arrived at Boston from the war, . 
48th. " " • " . . 

50th. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 

Arrived at Boston from the war, . 
51st. Went South, through Boston, to the war, 
54th. (Colored) went South, from Boston, to 

* the war, ....... 

55th. (Colored) went South, through Boston, 
to the war, ...... 

Arrived at Boston ; a great procession, 
1st Cavalry arrived at Faneuil Hall, . 



Jan. 11 
Mar. 19 
Apr. 21 
Apr. 21 
Aug. 14 
Aug. 22 
Aug.26 
Sep. 5 
Sep. 8 
Nov. 5 
Aug. 16 
Nov. 4 
Nov. 5 
Aug.29 
June 10 
Nov. 5 
Nov. 9 
Nov. 9 
Aug.18 
Aug.23 
Nov. 19 
Aug. 19 
Nov. 25 

May 3 

July 21 
Dec. 15 
Dec. 19 



1862 
1864 
1864 
1864 
1862 
1862 
1862 
1862 
1862 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1862 
1862 
1863 
1862 
1862 
1862 
1863 
1863 
1862 
1863 
1862 

1863 

1863 
1865 
1861 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



129 



Regiment, Maine 1st. 


f 
Went South, through Bos- 




ton, . 


• • 


. June 3, 


1861 


Returned home thr< 


?ugh Bosto 


a, . Aug. 3, 


1861 


3d. Went South, 


u 


. June 1, 


1861 


4th. " 


it 


. June 18, 


1861 


5th. " 


a 


. June 26, 


1861 


6th. " 


a 


. July 17, 


1861 


Went home, 


u 


. Sep. 5, 


1862 


7th. Went South, 


a 


. July 23. 


1861 


. Went home, 


a 


. Oct. 12, 


1862 


8th. Went South, 


u 


. ' . Sep. 9, 


1861 


Went home, 


it 


. Mar. 8. 


1864 


9th. Went South, 


u 


. Sep. 14 


1861 


Went home, 


u 


. Feb. 23, 


1864 


10th. Went South, 


it 


. Oct. 6 


, 1861 


Went home, 


a 


. May 1 


, 1863 


11th. Went South, 


a 


. Nov. 13 


, 1861 


Went home, 


u 


. Feb. 23 


, 1864 


1 2th. Went through Boston to 


Lowell, . . Nov. 24, 


1861 


Went South, throu 


gh Boston, 


. Jan. 2 


, 1862 


13th. " 


u 


. Feb. 18 


, 1862 


14th. " 


t< 


. Feb. 15 


, 1862 


16th. " 


(( 


,. Aug. 19 


, 1862 


17th. " 


u 


_ Aug. 21 


, 1862 


19th. " 


u 


. Aug. 27 


, 1862 


20th. " 


u 


. Sep. 2 


, 1862 


21st. " 


u 


. Oct. 21 


, 1862 


Went home, 


u 


. Aug. 16 


, 1863 


22d. Went South, 


u 


. Oct. 22 


, 1862 


23d. " 


(j( 


. Oct. 18 


, 1862 



130 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Regiment, Maine 23d. Went home, through 
Boston, .... 

15th. Went South, through Boston, 
25th. " " 

26th. " " 

27th. " • " 

28th. " " 

Several went home, " 

New Hampshire 2d. Went home through Boston, 
3d. " " 

8th. * " " 

Connecticut 9th. Went through Boston to 
Lowell, ....... 

Went South, through Boston, 
New York 22d, Capt. Vose, visited Boston, 
9th. Col. Fiske, held religious services on Com- 
mon, ....... 

Religious Revivals in town, Rev. George White- 
field preaching, ...... 

Rev. Jedediah Burchard electrifies New England, 
Elder Knapp sensation, . . . ... 

Advent Miller's sensation, .... 

Moody and Sankey, thirteen weeks in Boston, . 

Representatives for the town, chosen by the 

people, ..... 

Dine on meat and wine at Town House, 
A Committee chosen to instruct them, 
Salaries paid by the town, 
Revere, Paul, kept a shop opposite the Liberty 



July 2, 


1863 


May 15, 


1861 


Oct. 16, 


1862 


Oct. 24, 


1862 


Oct. 20, 


1862 


Oct. 26, 


1862 


July 10, 


1863 


June 15, 


1864 


Feb. 27, 


1864 


Jan. 25, 


1862 


Nov. 19, 


1861 


Jan. 7, 


1862 


July 8, 


1868 


June 18, 


1871 




1740 




1829 




1842 




1843 




1877 




1636 




1654 




1700 




1729 



Pole, 



1784 



BOSTON EVENTS. 131 



Revenue Collections, cause great excitement and 
opposition, ...... 

Act, passed by the Home Government, 
Troubles commence in earnest, 

Riots, the order of the day, ... 

Collectors hung in effigy on the street, 

Office opened at Concert Hall, .... 
Removed to Salem ; Boston office closed, 
Reservoir, Cochituate, Beacon Hill, completed, . 

.At South Boston, completed, . 

At Chestnut Hill, upper basin completed, . 

At Chestnut Hill, lower basin completed, . 

On Parker Hill, completed, . 
Riots, caused by enforcement of Revenue Laws, . 

By Commodore Knowles' impressment orders, . 

Gov. Hutchinson's house, at the North End, 
mobbed, ....... 

At the Revenue Office, in School alle}', 

At Market square, one man killed, . 

At Minot's, T Wharf, between sailors, 

At an evening political meeting, 

At the State Prison ; fire set by convicts, . 

At the Bee-Hive, in Prince street, 

At the notorious Tin Pot, in Ann street, . 

At Boston Theatre, with Edmund Kean, . 

On Negro Hill, several houses destroyed, . 

Began at South Boston, suppressed by firemen, 

In Ann street, between sailors and negroes, 

Ursuline Convent, at Charlestown, destroyed, 

At the "Liberator" Office, Washington street, . 





1682 


April, 


1764 


May, 


1765 


Nov., 


1765 


June, 


1768 


Nov. 10 


, 1768 




1774 


Nov. 23 


, 1849 


Dec. 27 


, 1849 


Oct., 


1868 


Oct. 25 


, 1870 




1874 




1682 


Nov., 


1747 


Aug. 16. 


1765 


Nov. 18 


, 1773 


Sep. 3 


, 1779 


Dec. 28 


, 1780 


Mar. 19 


, 1810 


Aug. 1 


, 1822 


July 25 


, 1825 


July 26. 


1825 


Dec. 25. 


1825 


July 14, 


.1826 


Feb. 26, 


1828 


July 16, 


1829 


Aug. 11, 


1834 


Oct. 22, 


1835 



132 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Riots. The great Broad street, between firemen 

and Irishmen, ...... June 11, 1837 

Anticipated at Marlboro' Chapel ; abolition meet- 
ing, ........ Maj T 24 

At the Catholic Church, Endicott street, . . Mar. 17 
At the Miller Tabernacle, Howard street, an- 
ticipated, ....... Apr. 23 

At North square, between sailors and others, . Aug. 27 
At National Theatre ; Thorne refused to play, . Mar. 11 
At a Temperance meeting, at Faneuil Hall, . Mar. 23 
Slave capture, Thomas Semmes ; nine days' 

excitement, ...... Apr. 3 

Slave capture, Anthony Burns ; nine days' 

excitement, ...... May 26 

At Lynn, Shoemakers' ; Boston police sent, . Jan. 24 
Conscription Act, Cooper street ; thirty persons 

killed, July 14 

At a political meeting, Faneuil Hall ; eighteen 

arrests, ....... Sep. 28 

Orangemen's, New York City ; sensation in 
Boston, ....... 

At Long Island ; sent a steamer and 40 men, . 
Robberies. Of Davis & Palmer's store, on Wash- 
ington street, ...... 

Currier & Trott's store, Washington street, 
Ellis, of gold, on State street, .... 

Of St. Albans' Bank, by the Rebels, 
Of Lord, Bond, New York City, 81,500,000, . 
Of Concord, Mass., Bank, of $200,000, . 
Of Blue Hill Bank, at Dorchester, 



July 12, 


1871 


June 29, 


1873 


Mar.28, 


•1841 


Feb. 1, 


1847 


Dec. 20, 


1851 


Oct. 19, 


1864 


Nov.31, 


1863 


Sep. 25, 


1865 


Sep. 12, 


1867 



1838 
1842 

1843 
1843 
1846 
1847 

• 
1851 

1854 
1860 

1863 

1864 



BOSTON EVENTS. 133 

Robberies. Of Gooclsell's glove store, $4,000, . Feb. 7, 1869 

Of Federhen's jewelry store, Court street, . Feb. 15, 1869 

Of Boylston Bank, Washington street, $300,000, Nov.20, 1869 

Of City Treasury, $10,000 in gold, by clerk, 

Of Henry Poore, in State street, $4,000, . 

Of Berwick Bank, in Maine, .... 

Of Mr. Breed, on Broad street, $8,000, . 

Of North Cambridge Bank, .... 

Otis safe robbery, South Weymouth, 

.Dexter Savings Bank, Dexter, Maine, 

Laconia, N. H., Bank, ..... 
Rogues' Gallery, began at Chief of Police office, 

Contained 1,400 likenesses, .... 
Roulette. A gambler's game in Boston, 
Rowing Regattas becoming popular, . 
Rubber Merchants are guests at Boston, . 
Russian Embassy's fleet arrive in Boston har- 

uOl 5 • • • • • • • • 

Sabbath Breakers fined and imprisoned, 
Safe Blowing, by burglars, becomes common, 

Five blown in one night on Commercial street, . 
Sailors' Home, on Purchase street, corner-stone 

lcllCi ft; ••••••• 

In North square opened, .... 

Saltpetre explosion, at Watertown Arsenal, 
Sandemonians, a new Religious Sect, appear, . 
Savage, Edward, had an Art Gallery in Franklin 

XI till « ••••••• 

Painted a Panorama of Boston, 

Had a Museum over Bovlston Market, . 



Jan. 13, 


1870 


Julv 12, 


1870 


Dec. 16, 


1870 


Oct. 5, 


1877 


Mar.23, 


1878 


May 5, 


1878 


Feb. 23, 


1878 


Apr. 25, 


1879 


Apr. 4, 


1870 


Oct. 21, 


1878 




1836 




1870 


June 8, 


1877 


Mav 22, 


1864- 




1727 




1847 


May 26, 


1864 


May 8, 


1845 




1847 


Sep. 2, 


1866 




1764 


June, 


1794 


May, 


1795 




1812 



134 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Feb. 10, 
May 26, 
Feb. 11, 
Apr. 4, 
Oct. 21, 

Jan. 9, 



Savage, Edward H., appointed a Police officer 
in Boston, ...... 

Appointed Captain, Police Division No 1, 

" Deputy Chief of Police, 
Chosen Chief of Police, . 
Appointed Probation Officer for Suffolk Co., 
Savannah Sufferers. Great relief meeting at 
Faneuil Hall, . . . . . 

Scales, large, first in use at the Market, 
Scandals. An unwritten sensation in high life 
caused by a kiss, .... 

Carpenter and apprentice girl, at South Boston 
A constable and Archer's ring, 
Rev. Jo} T H. Fairchild's, began, 
Dalton and Coburn, began, 
Hancock School, began, . 
Rev. Isaac H. Kalloch's, began, 
Officer Prescott sensation, 
Rev. Hemy Ward Beecher sensation, 
Scavengers. Had six carts in service, 
Carts ordered to have tail-boards, 
Employ 150 horses, ..... 

Schools established by law, 

For writing, established, .... 

Provided for colored persons, 
Children in the town, 1,334, 
Celebration, 2,000 children present, . 

" 8,000 children on the Common, . 
Eliot and Catholic difficulties began, . 
In the City, about 20,000 scholars, . 



Oct., 

Sep., 

Aug., 

June, 

Oct., 

Nov., 

Jan., 

Aug., 

June, 



Oct., 



July, 
Aug. 19, 
July 4, 
Mar. 10, 
May 1, 



1851 
1854 
1861 
1870 
1878 

1865 
1782 

1788 

1821 

1836 

1844 

1855 

1856 

1857 

1858 

1875 

1800 

1809 

1880 

1647 

1696 

1728 

1799 

1813 

1842 

1857 

1850 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



135 



Schools. Grand Festival, at Music Hall, . 
Scholars in the ChVv, 53,262, 
Expenditures for the year, $1,759,885.90, 
School Houses. Adams, Sumner st. , East Boston 
built, ..... 

Bigelow, Fourth street, South Boston, built, 
Bowdoin, Myrtle street, built, . 

Rebuilt, 
Bowditch, South street, built, 
. Boylston, Fort Hill, built, 

Rebuilt, . . .- 

Brimmer, Common street, built, 
Chapman, Eutaw street, East Boston, built 
Dwight, Springfield street, built, 
Eliot, North Bennet street, new house built, 
Everett, Northampton street, built, . 
Franklin, Washington street, built, . 
Franklin, Ringold street, built, . 
Gaston, Fifth street, South Boston, built, 
Girls' High, Newton street, built, 
Grammar, Washington Village, built, 

On Dudley street, built, 
Hancock (old), Hanover street, built, 

(New), Richmond street, built, 
High (English), Bedford street, built, 

(Latin) Warren avenue, built, 
Latin, So., School allej 7 , built, . 
Moved nearer the burjing-place, 
Lawrence, Third street, South Boston, built 
Lincoln, Broadway, South Boston, built, . 



July 24, 1866 



Jan. 



1, 1880 
1879 



1856 

1850 

182 

1848 

1862 

181^9 

1853 

1843 

1850 

1856 

1859 

1860 

1845 

1856 

1873 

1870 

1877 

1874 

1822 

1847 

1821 

1879 

1652 

1652 

1856 

1859 



136 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



School Houses. Lyman, Meridian street, East 
Boston, built, .... 
Mayhew, Hawkins street, built, 

Rebuilt, ..... 

New Norman, Mason street, built, 
Newbury, Newbury street, built, 
Norcross, D street, South Boston, built, 
North Writing, Love lane, built, 

Rebuilt, ..... 

Rebuilt by Gov. Hutchinson, . 
Prescott, Prescott street, built, 
Phillips, Phillips street, built, . 
Prince, Exeter street, built, 
Primary, on Richmond street, built, . 
Quinc} T , Tyler street, built, 

Rebuilt, ..... 

Rice, Dartmouth street, built, . 
Sherwin, Windsor street, built, 
ShurtlefT, Dorchester street, built, 
Sumner, Florence street, built, 
Smith, Belknap street, built, 
Wells, Blossom street, built, 
West street, West street, built, 

Removed, . . 
Winthrop, Tremont street, rebuilt, . 
Master, Philomen Pormert, the first appointed, 

Banished with Whitefield charged with rel 
heresies, .... 

Ezekiel Cheever, for seventy years, died 
ninety-two, .... 



lglOUS 



aged 



Apr. 13, 



1846 
1803 
1846 
1848 
1875 
1868 
1699 
1712 
1717 
1865 
1862 
1880 
1866 
1848 
1859 
1869 
1870 
1869 
1876 
1812 
1833 
1717 
1820 
1855 
1635 



1633 
Aug. 21, 1708 



Oct. 13, 1826 
Apr. 17, 1791 
June 18, 1860 
Feb. 23, 1866 
1714 



BOSTON EVENTS. 137 

School Master, John Tileston, for seventy years, 
died, aged ninety, 
Sunda3 r , first opened in the town, 
Ship, Massachusetts, put in commission, 
John M. Barnard, dedicated, 
Schooners, began to be built at Boston, 
Scissor Grinder's bells mistaken for City Crier, 1832 

Scollay's Buildings, removed to complete the 

square, ....... May, 1871 

Scott, Gen. Winfield, visited Boston, . . Sep. 4, 1843 

Resigned command of the army, . . . Nov. 2, 1861 
Died, at West Point, aged eighty-two, .. . May 29, 1866 
Sea Fencibles. A military company of sea captains, 

formed, ....... July 25, 1814 

Serpent, believed to be in the harbor, . . Aug., 1817 
Sealers of weights and measures first appointed, . Jan. 31, 1647 
Seats on the Common covered with iron (boys 

whittle), 1847 

Siege Of Paris. Exhibition opened near Park 

square, «.*.»•• 

Selfridge and Austin. A shooting sensation in 

town, ....... 

Selectmen, called "Town's Occasions," chosen . 
The town choose seven, ..... 

Required to take account of the arrival of 
strangers, ....... 

Strangers interviewed ; fear of contagion, . 
Charles Bulfinch, Chairman 22 years, retires, . 
Chairman Williams delivers town's property to 
City Government, ..... 



Sep. 


2, 


1878 


Dec. 


3, 


1806 


Sep. 


1, 


1634 


Mar. 


10, 


1699 

1747 
1803 
1818 


May 


1, 


1822 



138 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Sewell, Samuel. Chief Justice of the Province, 

died, aged 7#, ....'. Jan. 1, 1730 
Sewerage, Improved, to Moon Island. Pro- 
jected by City Government, . . Aug. 9, 1877 
Workmen building at the South End, . . 1878 
In favorable progress, ..... 1880 
Shaw, Lemuel, candidate for Selectman, defeated; Mar. 11, 1811 
Chosen a Selectman for Boston, . . . Mar. 8, 1819 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Massa- 
chusetts, died, Mar.30, 1861 

Shaking down, a thieves' pastime on Negro Hill, 1808 

Revived in jilt shops in Ann street, . . . 1850 

Shay's War, for resisting the collection of taxes, Sept., 1786 

Captured soldiers brought to Boston, . . Jan. 24, 1787 

Sherman, Gen. Wm. T., paid a visit to Boston, July 13, 1866 

Sheridan, Gen. Phil. H., paid Boston a visit, . Oct. 7, 1867 

Ships, Sailing, of 30 tons, launched at Boston, . July 4, 1631 

Lyon, arrived with provisions, . . . Nov. 11, 1631 

Fourteen arrived during the month, 

Several arrived with cattle, .... 

Boston has eighty, from forty to one hundred 
tons each, ...... 

Fifteen French vessels arrive in the harbor, . 
Fifty building at the wharves, 
All the British driven from the harbor, . 
Fifty-two clear from the Custom-House, 
One hundred and twenty-nine arrived to-day, May 14, 1846 
The Franklin wrecked at Wellfleet, . . Mar. 1, 1849 
Steam. The North America arrived from St. 

Johns, Nov. 21, 1839 



June, 


1634 


June, 


1635 




1666 


June 8, 


1711 


July, 


1741 


June 14, 


1776 


July 13, 


1844 



BOSTON EVENTS. 139 

Ships, Steam. The Lexington burned on Long 

Island Sound ; 150 lives lost, . . . Jan. 13, 1840 
The Unicorn, first of the Cunard line, arrived 

in Boston, June 4, 1840 

Fever, raging with emigrants at Deer Island, . June, 1847 
Shot. Richard Ames, on the Common, for deser- 
tion, . • . . . . . Nov. 3, 1768 

A boy in Dock square, by a revenue informer, . Feb. 11, 1770 
Valentine Ducat, on the Common, for desertion, Sep. 1, 1774 
. William Ferguson, on the Common, for desertion, Dec. 24, 1774 
Elijah Woodard, on the Common, for desertion, Oct. 5, 1777 
Soldier Pendergrast, at Niles' Block, for insub- 
ordination, ...... Apr. 9, 1863 

Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng, on exhibition 

in Boston, Aug. 14, 1829 

Again on exhibition in Boston, . . . Aug. 27, 1838 

" ■ " " ... Jan. 7, 1866 

Silver. Pine Tree shillings and sixpences, coined, 1652 

In two-pence pieces, coined for circulation, . 1663 

One ounce, worth 20 shillings Provincial Bills, . 1736 

Shoe and knee-buckles become fashionable, . 1737 

A large amount paid for capture of Louisburg, 1749 

American dollars in circulation, . . . 1796 

Eagle 5-cent pieces in circulation . . . 1828 
Coin gone out of circulation, postage stamps 

used for change, ..... 1863 

Coin again becomes plenty, . . . . 1875 

Trade dollar, a Government fraud, . . . 1850 
Skating Rink, opened on the South End fair 

grounds, ....... Dec, 1858 



140 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Skating Rink. Building opened on Tremont, 

near Lenox street, ..... Sep., 1868 

Building on Tremont street fell, one man killed, Dec., 1868 

Building converted into a market, . . . 1870 

Occupied as a horse-car stable, . . . 1880 

Several roller-skating, coming in fashion, . . 1880 

Skedaddle, became an army by-word of sig- 
nificance, ....... 1862 

Skeleton, Living. Calvin Edson, on exhibition, Dec, 1831 

Slaughter Houses, said to be a nuisance in town, 1693 

Robert Hughes, had one on Pleasant street, . 1783 

Abattoir, an appendage to Brighton Market, . 1880 

Slaves, still bought and sold in Massachusetts, . 1767 
Said to be two thousand held in Boston, . 1779 
Freed in Massachusetts, by Bill of Rights, . Oct. 25, 1780 
English Emancipation Anniversary, . . . July 15, 1813 
Excitement in Boston harbor (slave-catchers), Aug. 1, 183.6 
Catchers, Hughes and Knights in limbo, . . Oct. 16, 1850 
Shadrac, a fugitive, arrested and escaped, . Feb. 5, 1851 
Thomas Semmes arrested, a nine days' sensa- 
tion, Apr. 3, 1851 

Anthony Burns arrested, a nine days' sensa- 
tion, May 26, 1854 

Emancipation throughout the United States 

proclaimed, ...... Jan. 1, 1863 

Sleighs, carrying sixty-two persons, come in use, Feb., 1846 

Smokers, in the streets on Sundays, arrested and 

fined, April, 1822 

In the streets on week-days, arrested and fined, Oct., 1829 

In the streets, vigorously prosecuted, . . June, 1848 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



141 



June, 1851 



Smokers' Retreat, with seats prepared on the 
Common, ....... 

Snodgrass, Emma, A girl about the streets in 
men's clothes, ..... 

Small-pox, prevalent in town, 

Forty persons died during the year, . 

Very fatal in town and country, 

Carried off many inhabitants, 

Inoculation with kine-pox, by Dr. Boylston, 
, Red flags denote its presence, . 

Inoculation forbidden by the Governor, 

Rages in town, the Court removed to Concord, 

10,000 school children vaccinated in three 
months, . . . . . 

Created great alarm in Boston, . 

Hospital built at Pine Island, 

Hospital at Pine Island, burned, 

Hospital prepared atMarcellus street Almshouse 
Societies. The Boston Marine incorporated, 

The Massachusetts Charitable, instituted, 

The Anti-Tea Drinking, formed, 

Academy of Arts and Sciences, incorporated, 

Massachusetts Medical, " 

Of Cincinnati, formed at Albany, 

Massachusetts Horticultural, instituted, 

Mechanics' Charitable, organized, 

Massachusetts General Hospital, organized, 

Handel and Hayden (musical), incorporated, 

Charitable Fire, organized, 

Boston Natural History, organized, . 



. Nov., 


1852 


. Nov., 


1633 




1666 


. Nov., 


1698 




1702 


. May, 


1721 


. May, 


1751 


. Jan., 


1764 


. Nov., 


1792 


e 


1824 


. Sept., 


1872 


. Oct., 


1872 


. Dec, 


1872 


5, Jan., 


1873 




1754 




1760 




1770 




1780 




1781 




1783 




1791 




1795 




1811 




1816 




1828 




1830 



142 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Societies. For the prevention of pauperism, 

formed, ....... 4836 

All secret attacked by Parson Colver, . . 1844 

For Aiding Discharged Convicts, organized, . 1847 

Music Hall Association, formed, . . . 1850 

Massachusetts Temperance Alliance, formed, . 1851 

Young Men's Christian Union, incorporated, . 1852 

Parker Fraternity, organized, . . . . • 1858 

Massachusetts Institute Technology, organized, 1861 
Massachusetts Dental College, incorporated, . 1865 
Young Men's Christian Association, formed, . 1866 
" Women's » " " . 1866 
Conservatory of Music, organized, . . . 1867 
For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, organ- 
ized, ....... 1868 

Deaf Mutes' Christian Union, formed, . . 1869 
For the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 

formed, ....... 1878 

Soldier Messenger Corps established in Boston, . Sep. 11, 1865 

Graves decorated by Grand Army of Eepublic, May 31, 1868 

Of 1812 held their last meeting, . . . Oct. 16, 1879 

Sons of Liberty, a Union Club, formed in Boston, Aug. 14, 1765 

Pruned Liberty Tree on Essex street, . . Feb. 14, 1766 

Control the American Cause, . . . 1774 

Revive business in Boston, . . . . 1781 

Of New Hampshire, hold a festival at Fitchburg 

Hall, Nov. 7, 1849 

Again at Fitchburg Hall, .... Nov. 2, 1853 

Vermont, hold a festival at the Revere House, . Mar. 16, 1859 

Of Malta. A nondescript of fun and frolic, . Oct., 1857 



BOSTON EVENTS. 143 

Soup Houses. One provided on Milk street, . Apr. 16, 1808 
One provided on Charles street, . . . June 1, 1855 
Several provided at Police Stations, . . . Feb. 7, 1868 
Opposed by Board of Charities, but continued 

by Government, ..... 1880 

Spotted Fever caused great alarm ; sanitary 

measures adopted, ..... Mar., 1810 

Spot Pond surveyed by Governor Winthrop, . Feb. 7, 1631 

State House. The old Town House occupied, . Oct. 25, 1780 

An attempt to remove from Boston, . . June, 1787 

Beacon Hill, ground broken, . . . May 15, 1795 

Built, and dome completed, .... Oct. 19, 1796 

On Beacon Hill, first occupied, . . . Jan. 11, 1798 

The Codfish over the Speaker's desk put up, . Jan. 11, 1798 

West end addition completed, ... Sep. 8, 1853 

Remodeled and repaired, .... Dec, 1867 

Liquor Agent causes a sensation at State House, Nov., 1859 

Prison. See Prisons. 

Stages, from Boston to Portsmouth once a week, 1763 

From Boston to New York once in three days, . 1814 

Traveling, the practice of the day, '. . . 1830 

Surperseded by railroads, .... 1840 

Statuary. Adams, Sam'l, placed in Dock square, July 4, 1880 

Aristides, placed in Louisburg square, . . Dec. 1, 1849 

Columbus, placed in Louisburg square, . . Aug. 1, 1851 

Emancipation, placed in Park square, . . Dec. 6, 1879 

Ether, placed in the Public Garden, . . . Jan. 27, 1869 

Everett, Edward, placed in Public Garden, . Nov. 18, 1867 

Franklin, placed front City Hall, School street, Sep. 17, 1856 

Removed to west side of yard, . , . Sep., 1862 



144 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Statuary. Hamilton, placed on Commonwealth 

avenue, ....... Aug. 24, 1865 

Mann, Horace, placed in front State House, . July 4, 1865 

Quincy, placed front City Hall, . . . Oct. 11, 1879 
Soldiers', placed front City Hall, now at Forest 

Hills, . Feb., 1869 

Sumner, placed -in Public Garden, . . . Dec. 22, 1878 

Washington, placed in the State House, . . Oct. 31, 1821 

Equestrian, placed in Public Garden, . . July 3, 1869 

Warren, placed on Bunker Hill, . . . June 17, 1857 

Webster, placed front of State House, . . Sep. 17, 1859 

Winthrop, placed in Scollay's square, . . Sep. 17, 1880 
Station Home, in Sudbury street, for tramp 

lodgers, ....... 1866 

Sanitary, placed on little hill, on Common, . Oct. 1, 1867 
Steam Engine, A model exhibited in Boylston 

Hall, May 1, 1830 

First placed on Worcester Railroad, . . . Mar. 17, 1834 

Used in pile driving, at new Custom House, . Sep. 1, 1837 

St. George's Rooms, opened at Masonic Temple, Aug. 13, 1867 

Saint Louis City Government visit Boston, . Oct. 2, 1865 

Stocks built, in which to punish criminals, . . Nov., 1639 

A woman exposed in one, on Kiug street . . May 10, 1753 
Storms, rain and wind. The tide rose twenty feet 

high, ....... Aug. 14, 1635 

High tide does great damage, , . . Nov. 12, 1641 

Done much damage, ..... Sep. 18, 1727 

Terrible, Long Wharf Crane blown down, . Feb. 5, 1754 

Ropewalks at West End destroyed, . . Feb. 24, 1793 

And hail, done great damage, . . . July 11, 1797 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



145 



Storms. Spray and birds driven in twenty- 
miles, ....... 

Very severe along the coast, .... 

Great damage done to shipping, 

Done much damage, . . . . 

Severe, three days, Minot's light destroyed, . 

Very severe, much damage done, . 

Very severe, high tide, much damage, 

Thunder and lightning, very severe, 

A tempest; buildings destnyyed, one man 

killed, ..... 
Thunder and hail, much damage, . 
Severe, with thunder and hail, 
A tempest, Coliseum blown down, 
A serious eastern, began, 

• A severe northeastern, began, 

A severe one, does much damage, 

Rain and wind does great damage, 

Wind and hail, 10,000 windows broken, great 

damage, ....... 

Snow fell three feet deep, high wind, 

Fell knee deep in one night, .... 
Fell five feet deep, 1,100 cattle perish, . ■ 
Severe high wind and thunder, very remark- 

it U.l L- ^ • • • • • • « 

Lay four feet deep on a level, 
Fell four feet deep in 24 hours, 
And wind done great damage, 
Said to lay six feet deep in Boston, 
Fell three feet deep one day, high wind, 

10 



Sep. 26, 
Oct., 
Dec. 27 
Oct. 13 
Apr. 17 
Dec. 3 
June 29 
Apr. 16 

Sep. 8 
June 20 
Aug. 20 
Mar. 26 
Nov. 25 
Mar. 17 
Oct. 12 
June 6 

July 16 
Nov. 5 
Dec. 5 
Dec, 



1815 
1832 
1839 
1846 
1851 
1854 
1860 
1868 

1869 

1870 
1870 
1872 
1877 
1878 
1878 
1879 

1879 
1632 
1633 
1716 



Feb. 2, 1728 

Dec, 1741 

Jan. 1, 1774 

Dec 1, 1784 

Dec, 1786 

Jan. 17, 1867 



146 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Storms. Snow fell eighteen inches deep in one 

day, Mar. 21, 1868 

And wind does much damage, . . . Feb. 8, 1870 

Wind moves thirty miles an hour, . . Feb. 2, 1876 

Fell fifteen inches deep ; high wind, . . Jan. 5, 1877 

Fell thirty inches deep ; furious wind, . . Jan. 31, 1878 

Fell ten inches deep ; furious wind, . . Jan. 16, 1879 

Fell ten inches deep ; high wind, . . Feb. 20, 1879 
Five feet three inches snow fell the past 

winter, ....... Mar. 1, 1880 

Streets begin to be laid out, one to two rods 

wide, ....... 1636 

Begin to be paved with round stones, . . 1674 

Defined and named by the Selectmen, . . 1708 

Regular sweeping began, . 1785 

Began to be widened by subscription, . . 1801 
First numbered, odd one side and even the 

other, July, 1, 1824 

Directions first put up on corners, . . Oct., 1825 

Being built on the Mill Pond lands, . . Aug., 1826 

Being built on South Cove lands, . . May, 1846 

Several on Back Bay lands, completed, . . Nov., 1857 

Commissioners, three men appointed, . . May 1, 1873 

Superintendents, Enoch Patterson, appointed, . May 18, 1827 

Zepheniah Sampson, " . May 1, 1832 

Thomas Harding, " . Feb. 16, 1846 

Alfred T. Turner, " . May 16, 1853 

Charles Harris, " . Dec. 19, 1864 

Signs, ordered removed to within one foot of 

building, . Apr. 16, 1874 



BOSTON EVENTS. 147 



Strike of shoemakers at Lynn ; Boston police 

called, Jan. 24, 1860 

Of the Boston printers, began, .... Aug. 11, 1864 
Of workmen, at Boston Water Works, at Newton, Apr. 21 , 1 876 
Of engineers ; trouble at Boston and Maine Rail- 
road depot, Feb. 12, 1877 

Great railroad engineer's, South and West, . July, 1877 

At Fall River, began, June 26, 1879 

Submarine Race. Long Wharf to East Boston, July 4, 1868 
.Sub-Treasury, removed to Merchants' Exchange, Jan. 30, 1868 
Sunderland, Leroy, Physiological lecturer, at 
Miller Temple, ...... 

Swearing and Pow-wowing fined ten shillings, . 
Imprisonment, if not paid, .... 

Swimming Match, Webb and Boynton, at Nan- 
tasivOt, ....... 

Capt. Webb's last swim at Niagara Falls, . 
Swine, running at large, to be yoked and rung, . 
Swiss Emigrants wrecked, 150 arrived at Faneuil 

Hall, Jan. 14, 1866 

Synagogue of the Israelites, on Warren street, 

dedicated, Sep. 13, 1868 

Tan Yards. Several near the dock, ... 1641 

Said to have become a nuisance, . . . 1791 

Tar and Feather. A liquor informer sensation, Oct. 19, 1838 

Tavern. The first opened by Samuel Cole, . 1633 

At first called Ordinaries, or Inns, . . 1633 

Anchor, kept in King street, . . . . 1661 

Admiral Vernon, kept in King street, . . 1743 

American Coffee House, kept in King street, . 1774 



Nov. 18, 


1843 




1646 




1880 


Sep. 5, 


1879 


July 24, 


1883 


Mar.31, 


1651 



148 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Tavern. Bunch of Grapes, in King, near Kilbj 
sireer, ...... 

Bull, corner Summer and Sea streets, 

House stood until about 
British Coffee, kept in King street, 
Brewer's, in King street, kept b} T Mrs. Brewer, 
Black Horse, in Black Horse lane (Prince street) , 
Black Horse, at No. 17 Union street, kept by 
Brigham, ...... 

Bight of Logan, in Market square, kept by N 

Richards, ... 
Bradley's, in Brattle square, kept by Bradley, 
Bradley's, at 7 Elm street, kept- by Bradley, 
Boyden's, at 1 Dock square, kept by Boyden, 
Castle, kept in Mackerel lane, . 
Crown Coffee, kept at the foot of King street, 
Coffee House, kept on Long Wharf, 
Cross, kept corner of Cross and Ann streets, 
Cromwell's Head, kept in School street, 
Coffee House, kept in Court street, . 
Cooper's, in Wing's lane, kept by Mrs. Cooper, 



Connor's, in Wilson's lane, 
Cummings, on Minot's T, 
Clarke's, Cambridge street, 
Cobb's, 46 Brattle street, 
Daggett's, in Market square, 
Davenport's, 9 Elm street, 
Deering's, 12 Elm street, 
Dutch's, 24 Newbury street, 
Eastern Coffee, State street, 



. . 



u 



a 



a 



a 



u 



. . 



a 



Connors, 

Cummings, 

Clarke, 

Cobb, 

Daggett, 

Davenport, 

Deering, 

Dutch, 



1712 
1715 
1832 
1742 
1769 
1760 

1820 

1796 
1805 
1810 
1813 
1675 
1724 
1724 
1732 
1760 
1786 
1789 
1789 
1787 
1796 
1818 
1805 
1813 
1816 
1820 
1789 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



149 



Tarem. Exchange Coffee, Congress square 

Burned down, ..... 

Rebuilt and opened, .... 

Closed as a tavern, .... 
Earle's Coffee, 36 Hanover street, kept by 

Hezekiah Earle, .... 

Eastern Stage, 45 Ann street, kept by Wildes, 

Old building removed, .... 
Fenno's, in School street, 
Fuller's, 75 State street, kept,b}' Fuller, . 
French's, 14 Back street, " French, . 
Green Dragon, Union st., near the Mill Pond, 

Called Freemason's Arms, 

Closed as a public house, 
George's, kept on the Neck, 
Grand Turk, kept in Newbury street, • 
Golden Ball, kept in Merchants' Row, 
Holland's, kept in Southac court (Howard street) , 

Pemberton House burned, . . . 

Henderson's, 22 Elm street, kept by Henderson, 
Indian Queen, 37 Marlboro' street, kept by 
Wheelock, .... 

In Bromfield lane, kept by Trask, 
King's Head, kept near Scarlet's Wharf, 

One kept in King street, 
Light House, kept in King street, 
Logwood Tree, kept in Lynn street, 
Lamb, in Newbury street, 

In Newbury street, near Watch House. 

Register of Deeds' office there, 



1804 
Nov. 3, 1818 
Jan. 8, 1822 
Apr. 1, 1854 

1806 
1816 

July, 1866 
1820 
1803 
1805 
1697 
1767 
1832 
1721 
1789 
1787 
1723 

May 16, 1854 
• 1816 

1803 
1813 
1670 
1758 
1718 
1732 
1743 
1771 
1786 



150 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Tayern. Lamb, in Newbury street. Old house 
removed ; Adams House built, . 
Lamphire's, 24 Hanover street, kept by B 

Lamphire, ..... 

Moreau's, in Elm street, kept by Mrs. Moreau 
Nahant, at Nahant, built, 

Burned, ...... 

Punch Bowl, in Dock square, kept by Mrs. Baker 
Patterson's, in Elm street, kept by Patterson, 
Queen's Head, kept near Scarlet's Wharf, 
Red Lion, kept near Red Lion Wharf, 
Roebuck, in Fish lane, Roebuck passage, . 

House removed, ..... 
Royal Exchange, kept in King street, 
Ship, Noah's Ark, in Ship street, built, 

Kept by John Vial (vintner), 

The oldest brick building in Boston, 

Removed in widening North street, 
State Arms, kept in King street, 
Star, corner of Hanover street and Link alley, 
Swan, kept near Scarlet's Wharf, 
Sun, kept in Corn court, .... 

In Batterymarch street, 
Salutation, in Salutation alley, . 
Stackpole, kept in Milk street, built, 

Removed for new Post-Office, 
Spear's, kept in Purchase street, by Spear, 
Three Horse Shoes, kept near the Mall, . 
Tant's, kept in Ann street, b}^ Tant, 
Taft's, kept in Wing's lane, by Taft, 



1845 

1807 
1805 
1820 
Sep. 11, 1861 
1769 
1796 
1691 
1674 
1732 
1815 
1732 
1646 
1651 
1859 
1859 
1653 
1708 
1709 
1727 
1797 
1731 
1732 
1868 
1789 
1732 
1789 
1789 



Oct., 



July, 



BOSTON EVENTS. 151 

Tavern. Tue's, 13 Middle st., kept by Peter Tue, 1820 

White Horse, near Haymarket place, . . 1724 

Washington, kept in Bromfield lane, by Trask, . 1810 

The name generally changed to hotel, about . 1822 

Taylor, Robt., ex-Chief of Police, died at South 

Boston, aged 50, ..... Dec. 4, 1866 
Tea. The sale to be prevented on account of the 

duty, Nov. 4, 1773 

Three ship-loads arrive at Griffin's Wharf, . Dec. 3, 1773 

Party got up at the Old South Church, . . Dec. 16, 1773 

342 chests thrown overboard at Griffin's Wharf, Dec. 16, 1773 

Owners demand indemnity from Government, Dec. 17, 1773 

Part of chests burned in King street, . . Jan. 1, 1774 

Tea party of Whigs dine off Fort Hill, . Apr. 1, 1840 
" " Centennial Anniversary at Faneuil 

Hall, Dec. 16, 1873 

Teeth. Dental plate began to be put in use, . 1846 

Telegraph. Morse's experiments successful, . 1845 
Communication opened between Boston and 

Springfield, ...... Jan. 15, 1846 

Submarine cable with England attempted, . Aug., 1858 

Cable to England successfully laid, . . . July 30, 1866 

Fire-alarm established in Boston, . . . Jan. 1, 1852 

French cable landed at Duxbury, . . . July 23, 1869 

Telephone- communication astonishes the world, 1877 

Put in use at office of Chief of Police, . . Dec. 31, 1877 
Temple, Tremont, formerly a Theatre, became 

a Church, ....... Dec. 8, 1843 

Burned, and fell into Tremont street, . . Mar. 31, 1852 

Rebuilt, corner-stone laid, .... July 1, 1853 



152 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Temple, Tremont. Had an Abolition dis- 
turbance, ........ Jan. 24, 1861 

Inside burned out, ...... Aug.14, 1879 

Rebuilt and remodeled, ..... 1880 

Tewksbury, Mr., saved seven persons from 

drowning in the harbor, .... May 26, 1817 

Thanksgiving held for an Indian victory, . . June 15, 1637 

Union, held for success in the Rebellion, . . Dec. 7, 1865 
Theatrical Exhibitions at the Royal Exchange 

Tavern, ....... Jan., 1749 

At Faneuil Hall, by the British ; a scare, . . Mar., 1775 

In Board alley (Hawley street), . . . Dec, 1789 

In Board alley, broken up by a sheriff, . . Dec, 1792 

Licensed under a new law, .... Apr. 4, 1793 

Theatres, Adelphi, on Court street, opened . Mar. 31, 1847 

Rear Washington street, burned, . . . Feb. 4, 1871 

Boston, on Washington and Mason sts., opened,. Sep. 11, 1854 

Comique, on Central court, opened, . . . Sep. 30, 1865 

Continental, on Washington street, opened, . Oct. 28, 1867 

Dudley Street Opera House, opened, . . Sep. 4, 1879 

Eagle, on Sudbur} T street, occupied, . . . Oct., 1851 

Federal, on 'Federal street, opened, . . . Feb. 3, 1794 

Burned to the ground, ..... Feb. 3, 1798 

Rebuilt and re-opened, ..... Oct. 29, 1798 

The name changed to The Boston, . . .. Nov. 8, 1805 

Edmund Kean hissed down, .... Dec 17, 1818 

Tickets for Kean's play sell at $22 premium, . Feb. 24, 1821 

Charles Mathews playing, .... Jan. 1, 1823 

Edmund Kean riot, building damaged, . . Oct. 25, 182") 

Charged $1,000 for a license, . . . Jan. 9, 1826 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



153 



Theatres. Federal, on Federal street. Edwin 
Forrest playing William Tell, 
Clara Fisher playing, 

Name changed to Old Drury, 

Charged for license, $500, 

The building called The Odeon, 

Sold to make place for stores, 

Last play performed, 
Ha3 T market, near the Mall and West 
opened, ..... 

Called " a great wooden Ian thorn," 

Near Temple place, removed, 
Howard, on Howard street, opened . 
Little Tremont, on Tremont street, opened 

time, 

Lion, on Washington street, opened for a 
Park, on Washington street, opened, 
Selwyn's, on Washington and Essex streets, 
opened, ...... 

Has been changed to Globe, . 
Tremont, on Tremont street, first opened, 

Madam Celeste dancing there, 

William Pelby became manager, 

Junius Brutus Booth playing, 

Edwin Forrest playing Metamora, . 

James Anderson mobbed there, 

Mrs. Vincent's first appearance, 

Ravel famity playing, . 

Yankee Hill playing, 

The last theatrical play there, 



• • 


Feb. 7, 


1827 


• • 


Nov.20, 


1827 


• • 


Sep. 3, 


1828 


• • 




1828 


• • 


May 18, 


1835 


• • 


Dec. 29, 


1851 


• • 


May 7, 


1852 


street, 






• • 


Dec. 26, 


1796 


• • 




1798 


• • 




1829 


• • 


Oct. 13, 


1845 


d for a 






• • 




1843 


time, . 


Jan. 7, 


1836 


• • 


Apr. 14, 


1879 


• • 


Oct. 28, 


1867 


• • 




1880 


• 


Sep. 24, 


1827 


• • 


Nov. 20, 


1827 


• • 


Jan. 28, 


1828 


• • 


July 29, 


1828 


• • 


Oct. 10, 


1831 


• • 


Nov. 16, 


1831 


• • 


Sep. 12, 


1832 


• • 


Nov. 5, 


1832 


• • 


Aug. 17, 


1837 


• • 


Junel7, 


1843 



154 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Dec. 8, 1843 



Theatres, Tremont, on Tremont street. Sold to 

Baptist societjr. Dedicated Tremont Temple, 

Warren, corner Portland and Travers streets, 

opened, ....... 

Name changed to The National, 

Visited by 400 truckmen, in white frocks, 

The third row became notorious, . 

The third row scenes abandoned, . 

Building destroyed by fire, .... 

New house built and re-opened, 
Building again destroyed by fire, . 
Washington, 253 Washington street. Opened 
for a time, ...... 

Thermometer. 9J degrees below zero»at sunrise, 
20 degrees below zero at sunrise, . 



8 




u 


u 


it 


a 

• 


1 




it 


u 


(< 


all day, 


16 




U 


u 


it 


at sunrise, 


14 




it 


CI 


a 


• 


94 




cc 


above 


u 


" midnight, 


1 




u 


below 


u 


" sunrise, . 


100 




u 


above 


u 


u 2, P. M., 


16 




it 


below 


a 


" sunrise, 


101 




(< 


above 


a 


" noon, 


2 




C( 


below 


a 


u sunrise, . 


2 




a 


<< 


a 


u u 

• 


Fell 14 


it 


in 30 minutes, and 30 deg 




hours, 


• 


• 


• • • 


Fell 19 degrees in two hours, . 


1 


de 


gree 


below zero, 


at sunrise, . 



July 3 
May 8 
Dec. 1 

Sep. 14 
Apr. 26 
Nov. 1 
Mar. 24 

May 25 
Feb. 25 
Dec. 18 
Jan. 5 
Dec. 16 
Jan. 24 
Jan. 11 
Aug. 10 
Feb. 17 
June 28 
Jan. 7 
July 16 
Dec. 21 
Jan. 20 

June 17 
Jan. 9 
Feb. 5 



1832 
1836 
1338 
1840 
1846 
1852 
1852 
1863 

1845 
1773 
1790 
1835 
1835 
1857 
1859 
1863 
1864 
1864 
1666 
1866 
1866 
1867 

1867 
1868 
1868 



BOSTON EVENTS, 155 



Thermometer. 6 degrees below zero, 


at sun- 








rise, . 


m 


• 


• • • 


• • 


Feb. 8 


, 1868 


2 


degrees below 


zero, 


at sunrise, . 


• • 


Feb. 23 


, 1868 


80 


tt 


above 


1 1 


" midnight, 


• • 


July 3 


, 1868 


100 


(< 


tt 


tt 


" noon, 


• • 


July 4 


, 1868 


100 


tt 


u 


tt 


" 3 o'clock, p. 


M., 


July 15 


, 1868 


82 


tt 


(C 


tt 


" midnight, 


• • 


Aug. 20 


, 1869 


104 


tt 


tt 


tt 


" 2 o'clock, p. 


M., 


July 18 


, 1870 


100 


tt 


tt 


a 


" 2 o'clock, p. 


M., 


July 4 


, 1872 


At zero, at 


sunrise, 


• 


• • • 


• • 


Dec. 31. 


1874 


5 


degrees below 


zero 


at sunrise, . 


. • • 


Nov. 30. 


1875 


100 


tt 


above 


it 


" 1 o'clock, p. 


M., 


^Tune 1, 


1879 


80 


(£ 


tt 


tt 


" midnight, 


« • 


June 1, 


1879 


100 


tt 


u 


tt 


" 2 o'clock, p 


M., 


June 28, 


1879 


80 


It 


tt 


tt 


" midnight, 


• • 


July 14, 


1879 


100 


it 


tt 


tt 


" 2 o'clock, p. 


M., 


June 27, 


1880 


100 


tt 


tt 


tt 


tt tt 


tt 

• 


July 10, 


1880 



Thorn Apple, a poisonous shrub, grows plentifully 

in Boston, ...... Oct., 1793 

Three-Card Monte began to be played on country- 
men, ....... 1856 

Thorndike Block, on Summer street, completed, Aug., 1850 

Tile Floor, laid in City Hall corridors, . . July, 1870 

Times Block, on State street, completed, . . Nov., 1850 
Tobacco Chewers, fined one penny each (if 

caught), ....... 1632 

Tom Thumb, Mr. Stratton, a dwarf, on exhibition, May 22, 1843 

And wife, on exhibition, ..... Mar. 9, 1863 

And wife, again on exhibition, .... July 30, 1866 

Tontine Building, at the arch, Franklin street, . 1793 



156 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Tories, those who favored British rule, 

Signs torn down all over town, 

Several drummed out of town, . 

Their property confiscated to the State, 

Man} T families fled to Nova Scotia, . 

Toronto, City Government, visited Boston, 

Torch-Light processions, the order of the night, . 

Torpedo explosion in the harbor, killed two men, 

Town of Boston, settled by Massachusetts Colony, 

First chose town officers, .... 

Fined twenty shillings for defective highway, 

Furnished beer for the Selectmen, 

Took a deed of the lands from the Indians, 

Guarded by English war vessels, . 

Threatened by a frigate, ready to fire, . 

Had a code of by-laws written, 

Maintain rights to the flats, .... 

Refuse Faneuil Hall to Gov. Hutchinson, 
Inhabitants forbidden to leave, 
Evacuated b} 7 British troops, 
Taken possession of by Washington's Army, 
Great riot anticipated, 100 extra watchmen 
appointed, ...... 

Full of troops, English attack expected, 
Inaugurated as a City T , ..... 

Advocate, John Phillips, chosen, 

Peter Thatcher, " . 

Bull, was kept by Robert Alkok, 
Clerk, John Oliver, chosen, .... 

Anthony Stoddard, 



(i 



July 18 
Sep. 16 
May 1 

Sep. 17 
Oct., 
Oct. 13 
Sep. 
Sep. 
Dec. 3 
Mar. 28 
Mar. 19 
Dec. 20 
Apr. 19 
March, 
Apr. 9 
May 20 
Apr. 22 
Mar. 17 
Mar. 17 

Aug. 15 
Sep. 10 
May 1 
Mar. 8 
Mar. 9 

July 20 
Mar. 18 



1775 
1776 
1777 
1779 
1779 
1864 
1872 
1879 
1630 
1634 
1639 
1642 
1684 
1686 
1689 
1700 
1704 
1773 
1775 
1776 
1776 

1812 
1814 
1822 
1802 
1807 
1652 
1641 
1650 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



157 



Town Clerk, Thomas Savage, chosen, 



u 



it 
IC 

u 

(( 

(< 

it 

it 

tt 

a 



Thomas Marshall, 

William Davis, 

Hezekiah Usher, 

John JoylefF, 

Edward Willis, 

Joseph Bridgman, 

Ephraim Savage, 

William Griggs, 
■ Joseph Prout, 

Samuel Gerrish, 

Had no room to keep records, 

Ezekiel Goldthwait, chosen, 

William Cooper, " 

" " clerk 49 years, died, 

Thomas Clark, chosen, 
Crier. The town had two, 
Clock. The town had one " in the Old Meeting 
House," ...... 

One placed in the " Brick Meeting-House," 

A vote to place one on Town House, 
Dock. The cove near Dock square, 

A vote passed to fill up, 

Quincy Market built thereon, 
Drummer, employed and paid by the town, 
House. A model for one prepared, . 

Built of wood, head of King street, 

Repaired at a cost of £60, 

Burned with many valuable records, 

Rebuilt of brick and wood, . 



. Mar.- 16, 


1652 


. Mar. 27, 


1654 


. Mar. 30. 


1655 


. Mar. 14 


, 1663 


. Mar. 26. 


1667 


. Mar. 30. 


1684 


. Mar. 14. 


1691 


. Mar. 12 


, 1692 


. Mar. 8 


1696 


. Mar. 1. 


1701 


. Mar. 11. 


1733 


. Oct. 10 


, 1734 


. May 22. 


1741 


. Mar. 9 


, 1761 


. Oct. 2 


, 1809 


. Oct. 24 


, 1809 




1679 


C— 


1691 




1717 




1717 


» 


1680 




1783 




1825 




1643 




1656 




1657 




1698 


. Dec. 9 


, 1747 




1748 



158 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Town House again burned at the great fire 

Rebuilt and completed, . 

Otis, great Liberty Speech made there, 

Had a clock at the east end, 

Occupied for city offices, . • . 
" " a Post-Office, . 

Fitted up for private offices, 

Remodeled in the original style, 
Lines, run between Boston and Lynn, 

Between Boston and Maiden, 

Between Boston and Cambridge, . 
Meetings, notices first posted up for, 

To consider the duties on tea, 

Prohibited by General Gage, 

For Boston, held at Concord, . 

For Boston, held at Watertown, 

Held in Mr. Checkley's Church, 

Held to put down monopolies, 

John Hancock moderator at one, . 

Three Cape Cod men caught voting, 

Vote yes, by going out ; no by staying in, 
Pump. One stood in Cornhill, near Queen st. 

Built in Dock square, by the poor, 

One at east end of Old Town House, 

One in North square, . 

One in Spring lane, 

One on Fort Hill, .... 

One, corner Milk and Congress streets, 

City Marshal ordered to inspect, . 

One, corner Washington and Dover streets, 



Mar. 20, 1760 
Jan. 1, 1761 
Feb. 13, 1763 
June 19, 1823 
Sep. 17, 1830 
1840 



Mar. 30 
Apr. 18 
Mar. 11 
Oct. 2 
May 15 
Aug. 15 
July 12 
Sep. 5 
Mar. 29 
Feb. 6 
Mar. 12 
May 28 
Apr. 9 



1844 

1882 

1655 

1711 

1654 

1701 

1750 

1774 

1775 

1775 

1776 

1777 

1778 

1795 

1804 

1662 

1780 

1815 

1816 

1780 

1800 

1820 

1823 

1834 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



159 



Town Pump superseded by Cochituate water, 




1848 


Tax, Boston, Dorchester and Newton, paid equal, 




1635 


For Boston, £133 12s 


., • . . . 




1646 


Paid in rye, peas and 


corn, . 




1654 


Assessed £700, 


• • • • • 




1702 


" $40,000, 


• • • • • 




1797 


" $8,069,719.82, . 




1879 


Treasurer, John Oliver, 


chosen, . . • 


July 21 


, 1641 


James Penn, 


(4 

• • • • 


Mar. 18 


, 1650 


Ensign Hutchinson, 


• • • • 


Mar. 16 


, 1652 


William Davis, 


• • • • 


Mar. 30 


, 1655 


John Hall, 

* * 


• • • • 


Mar. 29 


, 1657 


John Richards, 


• • • • 


Mar. 26 


, 1667 


Thomas Brattle, 


u 

• • • • 


Mar. 20 


, 1674 


Richard Mullicut, 




Mar. 10 


, 1690 


James Taylor, 


tc 

• • • • 


Mar. 14 


, 1691 


Joseph Prout, 


• • • • 


Mar. 1 


, 1701 


Joseph Wads worth, 


• • • • 


Mar. 15 


, 1719 


David Jeffries, 


• • • • 


Mar. 12 


, 1749 


Peter Boyer, 


• • • • 


Mar. 11 


, 1782 


Joseph Russell, 


• • • • 


Mar. 14. 


, 1791 


Samuel Clapp, 


• • • • 


Mar. 14 


, 1796 


Benjamin Sumner, 


• • • • 


Mar. 16 


, 1803 


William Smith, 


• • • • 


Mar. 10. 


1806 


Andrew Signorey, 


• • • • 


June 27. 


1814 


Trask, Howard, a notorious felon, escaped from 






Boston jail, 


• • • • • 


Sep. 16 


, 1822 


Tread-Mill, for criminals, 


advocated, . 




1823 


Trees, Orange. A noted sign at the head of 






Hanover street, 


• • • * • 




1689 



160 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Trees. Old Elm, probably grew spontaneously 

before, 1630 



1659 
1668 
June, 1847 
Aug., 1847 
Sep., 1854 
Mar. 9, I860 
Feb. 15, 1876 



A gallows for hanging criminals, . 
Hancock family claim date of planting, 
Trunk badly burned by boys, 
Repaired and hooped, . 
Iron fence and tablet, by Mayor Smith 
Large limb broken off in a storm, . 
Blown down in a storm, 
A sprout from a root stands ten feet high, . 1880 

Liberty, corner Newbury and Essex streets, said 

to be planted, 1646 

Pruned by the " Sons of Liberty," . . Feb. 14, 1766 

An Anti-Tea Party, under its branches, . Nov. 3, 1773 

Cut down by British soldiers, one killed, . Sep. 1, 1775 

A row planted on Paddock's Mall, . . . May, 1662 

On Paddock's Mall, removed, . . . Mar. 2, 1874 

Several planted, at the south end of the town, . May, 1695 

A row planted on east side of the Common, . May, 1728 

A second row planted, east side the Common, . May, 1734 

A third row planted east side the Common, . May, 1784 

Three rows east side Common decayed and 

removed, . . . . . ... 1880 

The Ghingo removed from Pemberton hill to 

Beacon street Mall, May 8, 1835 

Planted over the east side of the Common, . May, 1843 
Planted " on each side of the Neck," . . May, 1825 
Planted in the Granary burial-grounds, . May, 1830 

Planted on Washington, south of Dover street, May, 1842 
Planted on Copp's Hill burying-grounds, . May, 1843 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



161 



Jan. 1, 


1784 


Aug. 29, 


1845 


Feb. 19, 


1850 




1720 




1850 



Sep. 17, 1830 



Trees, Liberty. A Liberty Pole raised on the 
spot, ...... 

A barbers' police occupied the place, 
Liberty Block built there, completed, 
Trucks, to be fourteen feet long, wheel tire eight 
inches wide, ..... 

Going out of use in Boston, 
Truncheon, a Centennial emblem, laid by for one 

hundred years, . .• . . 
Tukey, Francis, ex-City Marshal, died in Cali 
fornia, ...... 

Tunis, Embassy, visited Boston, 
Turnpike, Boston and Salem, opened, 
Tithingman appointed to look after Sabbath 
breakers, ...... 

Chosen from seven military companies, 
Several chosen at general elections, . 
The City Marshal appointed one, 
United Colonies, ten represented at the Convention 
States, declared their independence, . 
But ten had adopted the Constitution, . 
Sixteen had been admitted, . 
Twenty-three had been admitted, . 
Twenty-six were included, 
Thirty-five were included, 
Eleven Southern seceded, 
Thirty-eight included, besides territories, 
Union stone, the town vote to remove, 
Victory, great celebration at Faneuil Hall, 

Universalism preached in Boston, by John Murray, 

u 



Nov. 


3, 


1867 


Nov. 


18, 


1865 


Apr. 


22, 


1803 

1679 
1692 
1786 
1847 


Sep. 


4, 


1774 


July 


4, 


1776 


July. 


4, 


1788 
1800 
1820 
1840 
1860 
1861 
1880 


Mar. 


12, 


1797 


Apr. 


5, 


1865 


Oct. 


30, 


1773 



162 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Valuation of the town, £23,788, . 
Of the City, $44,896,800, 
" " 52,442,600, 
" " 59,586,000, 
" " 94,581,600, 
Said to be assessed at one-half value, to . 
Of the City, $180,000,500, 
" " 276,861,000, 
" " 584,890,400, 
" " 630,446,866, 
Ventriloquism, by Rannie, at Concert Hall, 

By Harrington, at Concert Hall, 
Vicksburg captured, news received ; great sen 
sation, ...... 

Velocipedes became a travelling arrangement, 
Wages regulated by law for a time, 

An attempt to again regulate by law, failed, 
For labor, regulated by demand and supply, 
Walking Matches becoming popular ; women 
engaged, ...... 

One under a big tent, Back Bay, 
One at Music Hall, 1,000 spectators, . 
War. A French fleet frighten the town, 
Threatened by the Indians, 
Declared against the Dutch, 
Indian began ; eight companies leave Boston, 
Indian, seven companies leave Boston, 
King Philip's, one-eleventh of the soldiers killed 
A frigate arrived from England, 
French and Indian raging, 





1679 




1823 




1825 




1830 




1840 




1842 




1850 




1860 




1870 




1879 


. July 14, 


1804 


. Nov. 31, 


1831 


L- 

. July, 


1863 




1869 


. Nov., 


1630 




1662 


Y\ 


1880 


1 


1878 


. May 16, 


1879 


. Sep. 3, 


1879 


. June 12, 


1643 


. April, 


1670 


. May 28, 


1672 


. June 26, 


1675 


. Dec. 10, 


1675 


i, 


1676 


. Oct. 20, 


1683 


. May, 


1696 



BOSTON EVENTS. 163 

War. Another ten years' Indian, began, . . Aug. 10, 1703 

Proclaimed against Eastern Indians, . . July 26, 1722 

The Indian created great distress, . . . June, 1724 

Declaration with France, read, . . . June 2, 1744 

Great excitement, fear of the French, . . Sep. 28, 1745 

With France, of absorbing interest, . . 1755 

With France, ruined business in Boston, . . 1756 
Twelve English vessels anchored in the harbor, Sep. 12, 1768 
The English vessels remain in the harbor, . . Aug. 17, 1771 

■With England ; the Revolution began, . . Apr. 19, 1775 

With England ; the Revolution ended, . . Apr. 11, 1783 
With France, Spain and Holland, anticipated, . Mar., 1798 

With England, declared, ..... Apr. 19, 1812 

The declaration meets with great opposition, . June, 1812 

With England ended ; Peace Treaty celebrated, Feb. 19, 1815 

Proclaimed against Mexico, . . . . May 13, 1846 

Recruiting with drum and fife about the streets, June, 1846 

Southern Rebellion, inaugurated, . . . Apr. 15, 1861 

Recruiting meetings on the Common, . . July, 1862 

On the Common, Sundays, . . . . 1862 

Held by wards, ...... July 31, 1862 

The draft culminated in Cooper street riot, . July 14, 1863 

Lee's Army surrendered to Grant, war ended, . Apr. 10, 1865 

News, between Russia and Turkey, received, . Apr. 26, 1876 

Ward, A Mr., writes a funny account of Boston, 1690 

Wards, Town is divided into eight, . . . Sep., 1715 

Is divided into twelve, ..... Mar. 9,. 1735 

Boundaries altered, ..... June 17, 1805 

Boundaries again altered, .... Feb., 1822 

City. Boundaries again altered, . . . July 24, 1838 



164 BOSTON EVENTS. 

• 

Wards, City. Boundaries again altered, 

A new division again made, .... 

Roxbury annexed, making fifteen, 

Divided into sixteen, with Dorchester, . 

Charlestown, Brighton, West Roxbury, an- 
nexed, 22 wards, ..... 

Twenty-five established, .... 

Washington, George, born in Westmoreland 
Count}*, Virginia, ..... 

Appointed General of the Army, 

His army arrived at Dorchester Heights, 

Took possession of Boston, .... 

Birth-da}- celebrated in Boston, 

Visited Boston, ...... 

Birth-day again celebrated in Boston, 
Birth-day celebrated this year, in Boston, . 
Appointed Lieutenant General, 
Inaugurated President of United States (see 
Presidents), ...... 

News of death received ; bells toll all day, 
Likeness by Stuart, placed in Faneuil Hall, 
Marble statue, placed in the State House, 
Equestrian statue, placed on Public Garden, 
Watch. Six men and an officer appointed, . 

Citizens to take their turns by night, 

Department, permanently established in town, Feb. 27 

To be on duty from sunset to sunrise, . 

To order house-lights extinguished, 

To carry a " Hook with a bill," 

Pay thirty-five shillings per month, 



June 20, 


1850 


Oct. 20, 


1865 


Jan. 6, 


1868 




1870 


Jan. 5, 


1874 




1877 


Feb. 11. 


1732 


June 17, 


1775 


Mar. 16. 


1776 


Mar. 17. 


1776 


Feb. 11, 


1786 


Oct. 24 


, 1789 


Feb. 11 


, 1791 


Feb. 22 


, 1792 


July 12. 


1798 


Apr. 30 


, 1789 


Dec. 24 


, 1799 


Mar. 7 


, 1806 


Oct. 31 


, 1827 


July 3 


, 1869 


July 26 


, 1631 


Feb. 17 


, 1635 


Feb. 27 


, 1636 


July, 9 


, 1643 


May 10 


, 1701 


May 10 


, 1701 




1703 



BOSTON EVENTS. 165 

Watch. Force increased to fifteen men, 

Appropriation, £300, ..... 

Force reduced to twelve men, 

Force increased to twenty-five men, 

Ordered to cry time of night and state of 
weather, ....... 

The town and private watch cannot agree, 

Ordered to arrest disorderly Indians, 

Fined for sleeping on duty, .... 

The south, get frightened by negroes, . 

Came in collision with British soldiers, . 

And ward ; a new code of laws made, . 

Force increased to thirty men, 

To carry a rattle, to give alarm for fires, 

Thirty-five men on duty in town, 

Cease crying the time of night, 

Force increased to eighty men, 

Five men detailed for South Boston, 

Pay 60 cents for an all-night dut} T , 

To be set " at 10 o'clock the year round," 

The department reorganized, 

One-half the force on duty every other night, Jan. 28, 1833 

One-half the force on dutv one half of each 

night, May 26, 1833 

Provided for East Boston, .... Aug. 21, 1837 

The force number two hundred and twenty- 
five, ........ Jan. 1, 1850 

Have a great Levee at United States Hotel, June 26, 1850 

An order to unite Watch and Police Depart- 
ments, Apr. 19, 1854 



Mar. 14, 


1709 




1714 




1722 


Mar. 9, 


1723 


Apr. 3, 


1735 




1738 


Dec. 12, 


1740 


Aug., 


1748 


Dec. 5, 


1764 


Dec, 


1768 


May 14, 


1796 


May 28, 


1796 


May 28, 


1796 


Mar.21, 


1810 


Aug. 29, 


1821 


Dec. 23, 


1821 


Dec, 17, 


.1827 


Jan. 1, 


1829 


Junel8, 


1832 


June 28, 


1833 



166 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Watch Department superseded by new Police 
organization, ...... 

Boxes, provided b} T the town, .... 

One stood near the Mill Bridge, 

Went out of use ; houses provided, 
Captains, Nathaniel Brewer, appointed, 

Caleb Hay ward, 

James Morgan, 

Flavel Case, 

James Barry, 

William K. Jones, 

Asa Morrill, 

Chief of Police Taylor, 

Office abolished by the City Council, 
Constables, one at each watch-house, 

Three at each watch-house, . 
Hooks, with a bill, provided for each watchman, 

Gave place to the Police Club, 
Houses, the town fined for not having one, 

One built near the dock, 

A sentry-box built on top, 

One built on the Common, 

The town have three, 

The town have five, 



u 



. . 



(I 



a 



. . 



.. 






One built near the Mill Bridge, 

Each allowed thirty shillings for fuel, 

One built near the Lamb Tavern, . 

One built in Bowdoin square, 

One built on Ship street, head Lewis Wharf, 

The department have five, .... 



May 26 


, 1854 




1816 




1821 




1822 


Aug. 31 


, 1812 


July 7 


, 1819 


Apr. 10 


, 1821 


Jan. 29 


, 1826 


May 1. 


1840 


Dec. 29 


1853 


Jan. 27 


1854 


May 26. 


1854 


May 19 


1855 


May 14 


1796 


May 25. 


1854 




1701 


Apr. 23. 


1855 


Oct., 


1647 


March, 


1694 


March, 


1703 


May, 


1703 


March, 


1722 


March, 


1723 


Oct., 


1727 


March, 


1735 


August, 


1771 


March, 


1773 




1795 


May, 


1796 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



167 



Watch Houses. One built on Orange street, near 

Eliot, ....... 

One occupied near Beacon Monument, . 
The town has four, East, West, North and 

South, ....... 

East removed, from Town-House to Kilby 

street, ....... 

East, removed from Kilby street to Joy's 

Building, ....... 

East, removed from Joy's Building to Court 

House, ....... 

Removed to City Building, Court square, 

Occupied as Police Station, No. 2, 

West in Derne street, ..... 

Removed from Derne to Leverett street, 

Occupied as Police Station, No. 3, 

North, in Ship street, ..... 

Removed from Ship to Fleet street, 
Removed from Fleet to Hanover street, 
Removed from Hanover to Cross street, 
Removed from Cross back to Hanover street, 
Occupied as Police Station, No. 1, 
South, was built on Orange, near Elliot st., . 

' ' Removed from Washington to Eliot st. , 

" " from Eliot to Common street, 

" to Boylston street, about, 
Occupied as Police Station, No. 4, 
One built on Canton street, .... 

" occupied as Police Station, No. 5, . 
One built at East Boston, .... 



ti 



u 



Dec, 


1801 


June, 


1805 


March, 


1810 


Sept., 


1830 


Feb., 


1832 


Sept., 


1841 


Sept., 


1843 


May 26, 


1854 


March, 


1832 


Dec, 


1847 


May 26, 


1854 


March, 


1810 




1819 


June, 


1823 


Dec, 


1835 


August, 


1848 


May 26, 


1854 


Dec, 


1801 


Dec, 


1825 


March, 


1826 




1845 


May 26, 


1854 


July, 


1844 


May 26, 


1854 


Dec, 


1846 



168 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Watch House. One occupied at South Boston, . 
Rattles provided for the department, 
Retained by the police, until 
Watts, Doctor, the psalmist; news of death 
received, ....... 

Water, Aqueduct, Jamaica Pond Company incor- 
porated, ....... 

Logs laid in the streets in Bostou , 

Very useful at fires, ..... 

Superseded by the Cochituate, 
Purchased by the City of Boston, . 
Bailie appointed b} r the town, .... 

Course (Roxbury canal), to be kept open for- 

Filled up as a nuisance, .... 

Project. Advocated by Mayor Lyman, . 
Artesian wells, by Charles H. Harris, . 
A great meeting at Faneuil Hall, . 
Fresh Pond and Charles River, advocated, . 
Long Pond, adopted by the City, . 
Cochituate introduced, a Great Celebration, . 
Works, Long Pond (Lake Cochituate), ground 
broke at Wa} 7 land, ..... 
Long Pond opened to Frog Pond, . 
Twenty miles of service pipe laid, 
Fountain in front of State House, opened, . 
Reservoir on Beacon Hill, completed, 

" " " being removed, . 

" South Boston, completed, . 
Pipes being laid across Charles River, . 



Dec, 


1835 


May, 


1796 


May, 


1868 


April 8, 


1849 


Feb. 27, 


1795 


May, 


1796 


Dec, 


1799 


Oct. 25, 


1848 


May, 5, 


1851 


Aug. 15, 


1636 


.Oct. 11, 


1698 




1880 




1834 




1835 


Aug.17, 


1836 




1838 


Apr. 13, 


1846 


Oct. 25, 


1848 


Aug. 20, 


1846 


Oct. 25, 


1848 


May 16, 


1849 


Sep. 28, 


1849 


Nov.23, 


1849 




1882 


Nov. 27, 


1849 


Sep. 6, 


1850 



BOSTON EVENTS. 169 

Water Works. Pipes in Tremont street being 
raised, ....... 

Upper reservoir, Chestnut Hill, dedicated, 
Lower reservoir, the water let in, . 
Great pains taken to suppress waste, 
Pumping machinery and stand-pipe built at 
Roxbury, ....... 

Mystic water introduced at East Boston, 
Reservoir on Parker Hill, built, 
Rights to Sudbury River secured, . 
Register. J. Avery Richards, appointed, . 
William F. Davis, " . . 

Wax Figures on exhibition at American Coffee 
House, ....... 

At the Columbian Museum, .... 

By Mrs. Pelby, at Phillips' Hall, 
To be seen at the Boston Museum, . 
Webster, Daniel, great reception and dinner at 
Faneuil Hall, ...... 

Presented with a silver urn, at Melodeon, 
Great reception at Faneuil Hall, . 
Funeral at Mansfield, 20 Boston police detailed Oct. 29, 1852 
Great funeral ceremonies at Boston, . . Nov. 30, 1852 
Urn presented to City by Peter Harvey, . May, 1866 

Urn placed in the Public Library, . . . May 21, 1866 
Edward, Col. ; body brought home from the 

Mexican war, May 2, 1848 

Fletcher, Col. ; body brought home from the war, Sep. 9, 1862 
John W., Dr., electrified Corliss' body after exe- 
cution, . . . . . . . Feb. 1, 1827 



Dec, 


1866 


Oct. 26, 


1868 


Oct. 25, 


1870 


Jan., 


1871 




1869 


Jan. 1, 


1870 




1874 


Jan., 


1875 


Jan. 4, 


1849 


Oct. 13, 


1856 


June 15, 


1791 


June 1, 


1799 


May, 


1846 




1880 


July 24, 


1838 


Oct., 


1835 


July 9, 


1852 



170 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Webster Garden opened at Dorchester, . . Aug., 1879 
Wells, John, "Ma}' live in town, if be behave," Nov. 24, 1651 

John D., Col. ; body brought home from the 

war, Oct. 20, 1864 

Weston, the pedestrian, went through Boston for 

Chicago, Oct. 31, 1867 

West Point Cadets. In tents on Boston Common, Aug. 8, 1821 
Weights and Measures regulated in the Province, 
West Street Gate at the Common, completed, . 
Whipped. A man for shooting a fowl Sunday, . 

Philip Ratcliff, for scandal, .... 

Josiah Plaisted, for stealing, .... 

A man, for profane swearing, .... 

Several men and women, for petty crimes, 

Mrs. Oliver, for reproaching the Magistrates, . 

Obacliah Holmes, for being a Baptist, 

Holden and Copeland, Quakers, whipped and 
gagged, 

Horrid Gardner, with a child at her breast, 
Quakeress, ...... 

Many persons for being Baptists, 

Margaret Brewster, a Quakeress, at the cart's tail, July 8, 1677 

A man that married his sister, . 

Three women, for lewdness, 

A boy aged thirteen, for indecent assault, 

Elizabeth Creighton, for lewdness, . 

Six negroes, for drumming for the Yankees, 

A man, for counterfeiting money, 

John Malcom, for striking a boy, 

And sold, one Capt. Taylor, for larceny, 





1705 


June 7, 


1862 


Nov.30, 


1630 


June 14, 


1631 


Sep. 27, 


1631 


Sep. 4, 


1632 


Oct., 


1632 


Dec. 9, 


1640 


Feb., 


1651 


Sep. 23, 


1657 


Sep., 


1657 




1667 


July 8, 


1677 


Apr. 20, 


1695 


March, 


1718 


Feb. 26, 


1725 


Nov. 26, 


1754 


Feb. 17, 


1769 


Aug. 17, 


1771 


Jan. 25, 


1774 


Dec. 23, 


1779 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



171 



Again visited Boston, .... 
Widows. The war left 1,200 in town, 
Wilkes, Commodore. Reception in Boston, 
Wild Geese, in flocks, flying north, 
Wilson, John, made the Pastor of the first 

Church, ....... 

Died, aged seventy-eight years, 
Window Glass, seventeen by twenty-four inches 

made in Essex street, 
Wine, not allowed in City harbor excursion, 



Sep. 14, 
Dec. 6, 

Sep. 24, 
Sep. 6, 



Whipped. Nine persons, on State street, for 
burglary, ...... 

All idle persons ordered to be, 
Sixteen persons in State street, for various 
offences, ...... 

Eight men and three women in State street, 
Whipping-post, the town had one, 
Stood in King street, near the head, . 
Removed to Queen street, 
Blown down and reset, .... 

Stood in State street, .... 

Stood in State street, ♦ 

Removed to Tremont, near West street, 
Whig and Tory, the names came in use, 
Party, favored the American cause, . 
The modern, christened on the Common, 
Great gathering on the Common, . 
Name changed to Republican, 
Whitefleld, Rev. George, preached on the Com 
mon, ...... 



April, 

July 4, 
Sep. 19, 



Sep. 22, 

Sep., 
June 7, 
Jan. 19, 

Aug., 
Aug. 7, 



July 16, 



1784 
1785 

1791 
1792 
1630 
1698 
1714 
1733 
1784 
1805 
1806 
1763 
1763 
1834 
1844 
1856 

1740 
1744 
1742 
1862 
1869 

1632 
1667 

1793 
1849 



172 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Witchcraft, Elizabeth Morse, imprisoned for, 

Excitement again began, .... 

Giles Corey, pressed to death for, 

Numerous cases of imprisonment and executions 

Magistrates accused, prosecutions stopped, 
Winslow, Key. Mr., Boston's favorite, died, 

Capt. of the Kearsage, feasted at Boston, 

E. D., financial irregularity expose, . 
Wolves destroy many calves and sheep in Boston 

A. bounty paid for wolves' heads, 
Women allowed to vote for School Committee, 
Woodhull, Yictoria, lectured at Paine Hall, 
Wool, Gen. John E., visited Boston, 
Wood to be taken from Dorchester 20 years, 

Cut for fuel on Roxbury Neck, 
Wood Stands are at the market-place, 

One on Merrimac street, .... 

Removed from Bowdoin square, 
Workingmen. A great gathering on the Com 
mon, ...... 

Workhouse. The town had one, 

One occupied near the Granary, 

Had fifty-five inmates, .... 

Sold at auction, and removed, . 

See the Almshouse, 
Wrecked, passengers on City of Washington, 150 

at Eastern Depot, .... 
Wrestling matches become frequent and popular, 

Owens and McLaughlin, at Music Hall, 

Owens and Murphy, at Music Hall, . 



. May 26, 


1680 


. May, 


1690 


. Sep. 16, 


1692 




1692 


. April, 


1693 


. Apr. 4, 


1689 


. Nov. 10, 


1864 


. Jan. 26, 


1876 


, Nov., 


1630 




1662 


. Apr. 10, 


1879 


. Oct. 1, 


1876 


. June 3, 


1851 




1632 




1632 




1800 




1824 




1832 


r 

. Jan. 19, 


1878 




1686 




1737 




1741 




1795 


Q 

. July 12, 


1873 


i 


1876 


. Dec. 27, 


1876 


. Sep. 21, 


1877 



BOSTON EVENTS. 173 

Yellow Fev§r prevailed in Boston, . . . July, 1798 

Again prevailed in town, . . . . Aug., 1819 

A few cases in the City, .... Aug., 1822 

One case in Richmond street, .... Oct. 12, 1870 

Creates considerable alarm in Boston, . . July, 1879 

Zouayes, Ellsworth, drill on Boston Common, . July 21, 1860 



APPENDIX. 



Boston Topography, 1630, ..... 175-178 

Boston Old Highways, 1660-1708, . . . 179-189 

Boston Nomenclature of Streets, . . . 190-206 

Boston Wharves, 1820, 207, 208 



BOSTON EVENTS. 175 



Extract from the City Records, 

From a Keport of the Joint Standing Committee of the City Coun- 
cil, on the Nomenclature of Streets, 

MADE IN 1879. 



To understand the process by which our ancestors laid out their 
primitive highways, the natural features of the land must first be 
considered. 

On approaching the land at the foot of State street (present 
names are employed for convenience) , the traveller stood on solid 
ground at high-water mark at about the corner of Merchants row 
on one side, and of Kilby street on the other. The northerly side 
of the cove ran above Faneuil Hall, and so across nearly to North 
street, and followed that street about to its junction with Commer- 
cial street. West of State street a little cove ran in about where 
Congress street is, and reached to the corner of Franklin street. 
It thus cut off direct approach to Fort Hill, which rose to the 
south-east. 



176 BOSTON EVENTS, 

The water-line of Fort Hill, at the south, was substantially the 
same as it remained to our day, — Broad street, from Batterymarch 
to Federal street, being substantially the boundary. A sharp turn 
was made at the junction of Federal and East streets, and the 
South Cove stretched due west about to Washington street, near 
Essex street, and wholly north of Beach street. 

Turning southerly again, the South Cove ran parallel with 
Washington street, at a distance which allowed but a single house- 
lot in depth up to Dover street, and beyond. 

Crossing Washington street at Dover, and journeying north, we 
find the Back Bay sweeping almost to the street, then widening 
out towards the north-west, parallel to, but outside of, Pleasant 
street. Then the Back Bay curved inland, covering the Public 
Garden and Parade Ground, while Boylston and Tremont streets 
marked the lines of occupancy. Above, rose Beacon Hill, un- 
crossed by an}' path, and effectually ending the town in that direc- 
tion. 

Tremont, Court, and Cambridge streets wound around its base, 
the high water-line crossing Cambridge street, at the junction of 
Anderson street. A peninsula, stretching towards the north-west, 
ran across to Brighton street, and was bounded east by the Mill 
Cove. Here the land extended below Leverett street, but above 
Lowell street, and reached nearly to Hanover street. The water 
crossed Gouch and Pitts streets at half their length, and crossed 
Sudbury street, between Bowker and Portland streets. Where 
Blackstone street now is, there was a canal connecting the Mill 



BOSTON EVENTS. 177 

Pond with the Town Dock (where the market now stands), ren- 
dering the North End an island. 

Hanover street then, as now, was the main avenue north-east- 
erly through Salem street ; it was laid out at an early date, skirt- 
ing the west side of Copp's Hill. 

Boston was built originally upon the narrow reaches of level 
land lying at the foot of its three hills, bordering on the numerous 
coves and arms of the sea which environed it. 

The " Book of Possessions," which may have been prepared 
within fifteen years of the settlement of the town, and certainly in 
less than twenty-five years of that date, gives us the proof that a 
certain number of highways had been established. Although no 
regular names were given to these streets at that time, nearly all 
of them have continued, in about the same places, to be used down 
to the present time. Thus, we find State street with the Town 
House at its head. Then Washington street, running south to 
Boylston and Essex streets. School street stretched up to the foot 
of Beacon Hill ; that is to say, about to Tremont place. Milk 
street extended a little distance, until crossed by the marsh. Sum- 
mer and Bedford streets existed to their junction at Church Green, 
and from there a road stretched up to Fort Hill. Essex street was 
to be found, and from its corner there was a road along the beach 
at the South Cove to Eoxbury. West and Winter streets were 
lost in the open Common, wherein Tremont street probably existed 
as a cart-road. Court street and Tremont row were in existence ; 

Sudbury street led directly to the water, or the Mill Pond ; Cam- 

12 



178 BOSTON EVENTS. 

bridge, Green, and Leverett streets had a beginning then, and 
Hanover street was well defined, Elm street meeting Washington 
street at the Town Dock. 

Governor Winthrop, and many of the leaders of the community, 
were assigned house-lots near the Old South Church, and this be- 
came one centre of population. Another colony was planted on 
the northern peninsula, and Hanover street and its branches were 
occupied by various notabilities. 

In the first book of our records, only one street, Sudbury, is 
designated by name. The " High street," or the way leading 
towards Roxbury, designated Washington street. Other ways 
were: " To the Mill Cove," "from Cove to Cove," "to the 
Fort," "to the Bridge," "to John Barrett's," "to Century 
Hill," etc. 

A careful study of the methods pursued in laying out our primi- 
tive highways, with the many changes and improvements made 
from the beginning, will serve to present a very correct and inter- 
esting topographic view of the Town and City of Boston in its 
growth and progress from time to time. 

The Compiler. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 179 



Old Highways -1660 to 1708, 



FROM THE TOWN RECORDS. 



The broad street or Highway from y e old. For- 
tifications on y e neck, Leading into y e Town 
as far as y e Corner of y e Late Deacon Elliots 
House, . . . . . . Orange street. 

The way below y e Late Deacon Elliots barn 
leading from Orange street Eastward by y e 
sea-side, ....... Beech street. 

The way Leading Easterly from Deacon Elliots 
Corner, by y e Late Deacon Aliens, extend- 
ing to wind mill point, .... Essex street. 

The way leading from y e Late Elder Rasford's 
Corner in Essex street, extending southerly 
in Beach st. and so down to y e sea, . . Ransfords lane. 

The way leading from y e late Cap* Prarys Cor- 
ner, extending Westward to y e bottom of y e 
Common w th a Turn Southerly down to y e 
sea, ........ (Frogg lane.) 

The street from y e Corner of y e House in y e 
Tenure of Cap* Turfey, nigh Deacon Elliots 
corner leading into Town by y e house of Sam 1 
Sewall, Esq 1 as far as Doct r Oake 8 Corner, . Newbury street. 



180 BOSTON EVENTS. 



The new Alley between Mr Blyns & Durants 
on Newbury street leading westerly into y e 
Comon, (Hogg alley.) 

The street Leading Easterly from Wheelers 
Corner to Newbury street, passing by y e 
Towns watering place, as far as Cap* Dyers 
Barn, ....... Pond street. 

The way leading from Esq r Ushers Barn south- 
wardly into Essex street, .... Short street. 

The way Leading from y e Lower end of Pond 
Street northeasterly into Church Green by 
Sumer Street, Blind lane. 

The way from Cowels corner in Newbury street 

Leading westward into y e Comon, . . West street. 

The Street from Ellise 8 Corner nigh y e uper end 
of Summer street, leading westward into y e 
Comon, Winter street. 

The street Leading Easterly from Doctor Oake 8 
his Corner to Newbury street, passing by y e 
dwelling house of Cap! Tim Clark, extend- 
ing to y e sea, ...... Summer street. 

The street from Baxters corner to Sumer street 
Leading southerly by y e Late Deacon Allen 8 
extending down to y e sea, .... South street. 

The way from Bull 8 Corner to y e lower end of 
Sumer street Leading Southerly to Wind 
Mill point, ..... . Sea street. 

The Broad Street leading from Penemans Cor- 
ner at y e head of Summer street, passing by 
y e South Meeting House to Hough 8 Corner, Marlborough st. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 181 

The way leading from Briscoe 8 Corner in Marl- 
borough street passing b} r Justice Bromfields 
to y e Comon, ...... Rawsons lane. 

The way Leading from y e south Meeting House 
passing by M r Borlands & Mad" 1 Olivers & 
so down to y e sea by Hollawa3 T s . . . Milk street. 

The Alley Leading southerly from Southers 
Corner to Milk street to Cap* Clarks Corner 
in Sinner Street, ..... Bishops alley. 

The Lane Leading so-Easterly from M r Bor- 
lands Corner in Milk street to Beards 
Corner in Cow lane, ..... Long lane. 

The street where M r Daniel Oliver now dwells 

passing from Milk street up to Fort Hill, . Oliver street. 

The way leading from Fort Hill southerly to 

Moreys Corner in Summer street, . . Cow lane. 

The way from y e Lower end of Summer Street 
Leading North Easterly by y e sea side, with 
y e return up to y e rope walks, . . . Flounder lane. 

The Alley by Wharton's House in Cow lane, 

leading Easterly into Harrisons Rope walks, Crooked alley. 

The way from John Roberts House in Cow 
Lane, Leading Easterly by Cap* Bonners 
into y e Rope walk, ..... Grindley's lane. 

The way from y e uper end of Cow lane, Lead- 
ing Easterly, passing by M r Joseph Hub- ' 
berts down to y e sea, ..... Gibbs lane. 

The way leading from y e Northerly side of Fort 
Hill, passing down Easterly by y e old Draw 
House in to Batterry March, . . . Sconce lane. 



182 BOSTON EVENTS. 

The way leading from Holloways Comer by y e 
end of Milk street, passing by y e Batterry, 
extending to v e lower end of Gibbs lane, . Battree March. 

The way leading Southerly from Gibbs lane on 
Fort Hill, passing by Drinkers to y e Rope 
Walke, ....... Belchers lane. 

The way from Houghs Corner Leading North- 
westerly by y e Latin Free School, extending 
gs far as M rs Whitcombs Corner, . . School street. 

The way Leading from M rs Whitcombs Corner 
y e House of Capt. Fairweather westerly 
through y e upper side of y e Comon and so 
down to y e sea, ...... Beacon street. 

The way Leading from Beacon Street on y e uper 

side of v e Comon unto M r Aliens Orchard, . Davis lane. 

The way leading from Beacon street between 
Capt Aliens Land and Mad ra Shrimptons 
Pasture, up to Centrey Hill, . ■ . Centrey street. 

The street from y e Lower end of School Street 
Leading North ly as far as M r Clark y e Pew- 
terer s shop, Corn hill. 

The way Leading from a Tenement of Cap 4 
Clark's, nigh y e lower end of School street 
to Winslows Corner in Joylieffs Lane, . Spring lane. 

The street leading from Cox 8 y e butchers shop 
in Cornhill, passing by Major Walleys, as 
far as Mrs Olivers Corner, . . . Water street. 

The Alley leading from y e end of Water street 
through M rs Olivers land, by Odells onto 
Milk Street, Coopers alley. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 183 

The way Leading from Water street passing 
between Major Walleys & M rs Bridghams 
Land into Milk Street, .... Tanners lane. 

The Lane passing from Water street in to Milk 
street, according to y e name by wh ch it hath 
been formerly known, .... Joylieffs lane. 

The way leading round y e old Meeting House, Church square. 

The street Leading from corn hill including y e 
wayes on each side of y e Town House extend- 

- ing easterly to y e sea, .... King street. 

The street leading from M r Deerings Corner 
in Cornhill to Houchens Corner at y e uper 
end of Hanover street, .... Queen street. 

The way leading from y e Mansion House of y e 
Late Simon Lynde, Esq r by Cap 1 Southlacks 
extending as far as Coll Townsends Corner, Tri-Mount street. 

The way Leading from Mylnes Cor., near 
Coll' Townsends, passing through y e Comon 
along by Mr Sheafs into Frog Lane, . . Comon street. 

The Alley leading from y e Comon Eastly on y e 

North Side of Mad m Ushers House, . . Turnagain alley. 

The way Leading from y e Exchange in King 
Street, passing by M r8 Phillips into Water 
Street, ....... Pudding lane. 

The way Leading from King street by y e House 
of Isaac Addington, Esq r W th y e return into 
Pudding Lane, ...... Half-square court. 

The way Leading from Maccartyes Corner on 
King street to Elder Bridghams warehouse 
in Water street, ..... Leverets lane. 



184 BOSTON EVENTS. 

The way leading from Justice Drummers Cor- 
ner in King street, passing over y e Bridg as 
far as M rs Dafforns corner in Milk street, . Mackrill lane. 

The way leading from y e House formerly y e 
Castle Tavern in Mackrill Lane, passing by 
M r Hallaways wharf to y e sea, . . . Crab lane. 

The way leading from y e sign of y e Orange 
tree, passing by M r Stephen Minots to y e 
Mill pond and from thence to y e Lower end 
of Cold Lane, ...... Sudbury street. 

The way Leading from Emmens Corner, pass- 
ing by Justice Lynds pasture, extending 
from thence westerly to y e sea, . . . Cambridge street. 

The way passing on y e northerly side of Livery 
stable in Justice Lynds pasture to M r Aliens 
Farm House, ...... Green lane. 

The way from M r Pownings Corner by Dock 

Square Leading southerly into King street, Crooked lane. 

The square from the house of Eliakim Hutch- 
inson Esq r to M r Pembertons corner on y e 
one side, & from Kenny s shop to M r Meers 
Corner on y e other side, .... Dock square. 

The Lane Leading from Capt. Savages Corner 
in Dock Square in to Mad m Shrimptons Cor- 
ner in King street, ..... Shrimptons lane. 

The way Leading from M r Meers corner along 
by y e side of y e Dock as far as y e corner of 
y e warehouse formerly Major Davises, . Corn market. 

The Alley leading from M r Mountforts in corn 

Market to Capt. Fitchs corner in King street, Peirses alle}'. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 185 

The way Leading from Justice Palmers ware- 
house to corn Market up to Moorocks build- 
ings,. ....... Corn court. 

The way leading from Madam Butlers Corner 
at y e lower end of King street to y e swinging 
Bridg, & from thence to y e lower end of 
woodmansies wharf, ..... Merchants row. 

The way Leading from Platts Corner North- 
wester^, passing by y e Green Dragon to y e 
"Mill Pond, ...... Union street. 

The street from between Houchens Corner and 
y e sign of y e Orange tree, Leading Northerly 
to y e Mill Bridge, ..... Hanover street. 

The way Leading from M r Pembertons Corner 
at y e end of Dock square, to Justice Lyd 8 
Corner in Hanover street, .... Wings lane. 

The way Leading from y e middle of Wings 
Lane to M r Colemans Church & from thence 
two wayes, viz. : southerly to Queen street 
and East to Dock square, .... Brattle street. 

The new way Leading from M r Pollards Cor- 
ner in Brattle street through M r Belknaps 
yard into Queen street, .... Hillers lane. 

The way leading from M r Harrises corner, by 
Hanover street, North Westerly down to y e 
Mill Pond, Cold lane. 

The way Leading from Capt. Ballentines 
corner nigh to y e Mill Bridg, to y e cor- 
ner of Cap' Fitch 8 Tenement in Union 
street, Marshalls lane. 



186 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Tbe wa}- leading from Brook 8 Corner in Mar- 
shalls Lane, passing by M r Bulfinches to 
Scottows Alley, ...... Creek lane. 

Tbe wa}' Leading from creek Lane to Capt. 

Bows Corner in Union street, . . . Salt lane. 

The way Leading from creek Lane to M r Webbs 

Corner in Union Street, .... Marsh lane. 

The waj' Leading from the sign of the star in 
Hanover street, passing Northward behind 
Capt. Evertons house, .... Linck alley. 

The way from y e Conduit in Union Street 
Leading Northerly over y e Bridge to 
Ellistons corner at y e lower end of cross 
street, ....... Ann street. 

The way from M r Autrams Corner nigh y® 
Conduit Leading from thence North East 
by y e side of y e Dock as far as M r Winsors 
Warehouse, Fish market. 

The new way from Union Street passing South- 
westerly between y e buildings of y e late 
Capt. Christopher Clarke deceased, . . Minots court. 

The Alley by Capt. Habijah Savages in Ann 
street Leading North Westerly to creek 
Lane, ....... Scottows alley. 

The way between Winsors & M rs Pember- 
tons in Ann street, Leading to y e warfs 
by y e swinging Bridg, .... Swing-bridge lane. 

The street from Mountjoys corner at y e Lower 
end cf cross street, leading Northerly to y e 
sign of y e Swan by Scarletts Wharf e, . Fish street. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 187 



The leading North westerly from M r 

Thomas's Corner in Ann Street, . . Paddys alley. 

The street Leading from y e Mill Bridg North- 
erly as far as Mr Jonas Clarks Corner at y e 
end of Bennett Street, .... Middle street. 

The way Leading Northerly from Stanbnryes 
corner nigh y e Mill Bridg, as far as M r Gees 
Corner into Prince street, .... Back street. 

The way leading from y e Mill Pond South East- 
erl}* by y e late Deacon Phillips stone house, 
extending down to y e sea, .... Cross street. 

The way Leading from y e North Westerly end 
of cross Street, passing Northerly by verings 
house nigh y e Mill Pond, .... Old way. 

The lane by y e house of y e late Capt. Tim° Prout 
deceased, Leading from Middle street to 
Fish street & so down to y e sea, . . Wood lane. 

The way from Wale 8 Corner in Middle street 

Leading Northwesterly into Back Street, . Beer lane. 

The Alley Leading from Ann street be- 
tween y e late Capt. Lakes & Nanneys 
buildings to M r Indicotts shop in crosse 
street, ....... Elbow alley. 

The Alley Leading from Fish street to Middle 
street between y e lands of John Clark Esq r 
and y e successors of Sam 1 Gallop deceased, Gallops alley. 

The street leading North Westerly from Mor- 
rells corner in Middle street passing by M r 
David Nortons, extending to y e salt water at 
Ferry way, ...... Prince street. 



188 BOSTON EVENTS. 

The street Leading Northerly from y e Easterly 

» 

end of Bennett street nigh M r Jonas Clarks, 

extending to y e sea, North street. 

The street Leading from Williams Corner nigh 
M r Jonas Clarks South Easterly down to y e 
sea by Scarletts Wharfe, .... Fleet street. 

The Alley leading Northwesterly from y e North 

Meeting house into Middle Street, . . Bell alley. 

The square lieing on y e south ly side of North 
Meeting House including y e wayes on each 
side of y e Watch house, .... Clark square. 

The way Leading South Easterly from y e North 

Meeting House into Fish Street, . . Sun court. 

The way leading from y e North Meeting House 
Northerly by v Capt Thomas Barnerds into 
Fleet Street, Moon street. 

The way leading Northerly from Mad m Wins- 
le} T s Corner between coll Fosters & Mr Fitz- 
zells into Fleet Street, .... Garden court. 

The street leading Northerly from Evertons 
Corner nigh Scarletts Wharfe to y e North 
Battery, Ship street. 

The way Leading North Westerly from y e North 

Battery to y e Ferryway by Hudson 8 Point, . Lyn street. 

The way Leading along y e shore from Hudson 8 
Point So West ly to y e Mill Stream by M r Gee 8 
building yard, Ferry way. 

The street leading North West ly from M r8 Rans- 
fords Corner to North street, towards the 
Ferry point at Charlestown, . . . Charter street. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 189 

The way Leading from Corwithys corner in 
Prince street to M r Phipp 8 corner in Charter 
Street, ....... Salem street. 

The way Leading Northerly from Travises cor- 
ner to Prince street, to y e end of Ferry-way 
by Hudsons Point, . Snow hill. 

The way Leading So East ly From Snow Hill to 

Salem Street, Hull street. 

The way Leading North Westerly from M r 

Jonas Clarks corner to Salem street, . . Berinett street. 

The way leading North-Westerly from Capt. 
Steven 8 Corner in North street, with y e re- 
turn into Bennett street, .... Love lane. 

The Alley Leading from Charter street down 

by Benj a Williams in Lj-n street, . . Sliding alley. 

The Alley Leading from y e burying place in 
Charter street to Adkins Lime Kiln in Lyn 
street, ....... Lime alley. 

The way Leading from Charter Street down by 

1 Mrs Buckleys into Lyn street, . . Henchmans lane. 

The Alley Leading from Charter street clown 
through Mr Greenough 8 building yard into 
Lyn street, ...... Greenough 8 alley. 

The Alley Leading from North down by y e Salu- 
tation into ship street, .... Salutation alle} r . 

The Alley leading from North street along by 
Mr William Parkmans into Ship Street nigh 
the North Battreey, Batterry alley. 

The Alley Leading from North Street down by 

Capt Richards Corner in Ship Street, . . White Bread alley. 



190 BOSTON EVENTS. 



OLD STREETS, 



EXTRACTS FROM CITY RECORDS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Dock square, 1708 ; around the Town 

dock, 1680, ..... Adams square, 1880 
Alden lane, 1792 ; Copeland's lane, 1820 ; 

Alden lane, again, 1829, . . . Alden street, 1846 

Allen's lane, 1733 ; 40-foot way front of 

the Rope-walks„ .... Allen street, 1829 

Cambridge to May, 1733 ; West Cedar 

street, 1733 ; extended, 1833, . . Anderson street, 1861 
Extended through Morton place to Milk 

street, 1873, Arch street, 1792 

Extended across Oak to Pine, 1820 ; a 

part of Oak place, 1834, . . . Ash street, 1809 

South part Broad street, 1833 ; Floun- 
ders' alley, in part, 1708, . . . Atlantic avenue, 1868 
Sheaf e's lane, 1732; Coburn's lane at 

one time, ...... Avery street, 1827 

Deming's court ; Central court, 1806 ; 

Avon place, 1824, .... Avon street, 1869 

Ann to Fulton street, Wentworth lane, 

1732, Barrett street, 1831 



BOSTON EVENTS. 191 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Berry lane, 1800 ; Second street, 1814 ; 

Napier street, 1863, .... Barton street, 1868 

Tanner's lane, 1708; Horn lane, 1800; 

a part of Pearl street, 1873, . . Bath street, 1807 

Battery alley, 1708 ; Daggett's alley, 

1789 ; North Ferry avenue, . . Battery street, 1826 

Extended to Gibbs' lane ; included Crab 

lane, 1803, ..... Batterymarch st., 1708 
Orange to the water ; extended east 

1836-7 ; Essex in part added, 1804, . Beach street, 1708 

Sentury Hill, 1708; Site of the State 

House, 1795, Beacon Hill, 1784 

Somersett to Davis lane ; extended west, 

1733—1803—1831 ; Western avenue 

added, 1865, Beacon street, 1708 

In part, Blind lane, 1708 ; Pond lane, 

Rowe's lane, 1803, .... Bedford street, 1820 
In part, Purchase street, 1800; in part, 

Batterymarch at one time, . . . Belcher's lane, 1708 

School alley, 1732 ; Grammar all e} 7 , 1795 ; 

Prince street avenue, 1833, . . Bennet avenue, 1839 
Extended to Front street, 1805 ; from 

Washington st. to Harrison avenue, . Bennet street, S., 1732 
Middle to Salem street, North School 

street, North Grammar School street, Bennet street, N., 1708 
Charlestown to Causeway ; to Warren 

Bridge, 1848, Beverly street, 1807 

In part, the Mill creek ; in part, Royal 

alley, 1732, Blackstone street, 1831 



192 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

From Cambridge street, north, to Allen's 

lane, 1806, Blossom street, 1805 

From Beacon to Meddlecott ; Meddlecott 

included, 1824, Bowdoin street, 1803 

West end of Court street included, 1807, Bowdoin square, 1788 
Distilhouse square, 1743 ; in part, Ivers 

street, Bog lane, Adams street, 1846, Bowker street, 1868 

Between Cambridge, Sudbur} T , and Mill 

Pond; built over, .... (Bowling Green,) 1722 
Orange to the Mall ; extended west, 

1846, 1865; Frog lane, 1708, . . Boylston street, 1809 
Brattle alley ; In part, Cooper's alley ; 

Hiller's lane, Brattle street, 1708 

Cornhill, by the Church, to Elm street ; 

Brattle to Elm, 1820, . . . Brattle square, 1800 
From Broad to India street, unchanged, Broad street, 1808 

Copper street, 1803 ; extended to Lowell 

street, 1833, and to Allen street, 1845, Brighton street, 1816 
Flounders alley ; in part, Sea street ; 

many changes, extensions and cut- 
offs, ...... Broad street, 1805 

Over Fort Point channel and O. C. rail- 
road, ...... Broadway bridge, 1869 

Rawson's lane, 1708 ; Bromfield lane, 

1796, Bromfield street, 1829 

Muddy River, and was a part of Boston 

previous, ...... (Brookline Town,) 1705 

Bulfinch street to Meddlecott ; called 

Clapp's buildings at one time, . . Bulfinch place, 1805 



BOSTON EVENTS. 193 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Cambridge to Middlicott ; extended to 

Somerset place, 1818, . . . Bulfinck street, 1800 

From Tremont east, then north to Brom- 

field lane. Built over, 1852, . . (Bumstead place,) 1807 

From Sudbury, west to the water ; then 

south to the Common ; several changes, Cambridge street, 1708 

Washington to Tremont ; Davis street, 

1810, Camden street, 1826 

Union to Causeway ; Haymarket square 

to Causeway, 1839, .... Canal street, 1807 

Frog lane to Elliot, to Pleasant, Haskins 

included, ...... Carver street, 1803 

Cambridge Bay to the Harbor ; East Cas- 
tle called Motte street, 1874, . . Castle street, 1722 

Leverett, inclosing Mill Pond ; Miller's 
alley, 1733, west part; Walcler street, 
1819, ...... Causeway street, 1807 

Kilby to India street ; to Atlantic ave- 
nue, 1876, ..... Central street, 1807 

Paddy's alley, 1708 ; Bull's alley, Perry- 
way's alley, Centre street, N., 1773 

From Cambridge, extending north, 1812, 

1823,1844,1872, . . . . Chambers street, 1732 

Pierce's alley, 1708 ; Change alley, 1788 ; 

Fitch's alley, 1796; Flag alley, 1828, Change avenue, 1841 
Berry street, 1708; Barrack lane, 1768; 

Berry street, 1803, .... Channing street, 1846 
From School street, south ; Cook's court, 

1733, Chapman pilace, 1841 

13 



194 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Chardon lane, 1743 ; Ivers street, 1859 ; 

extended to Merrimac, 1860, . . Chardon street, 1821 

In place of Charlestown Ferryway, 1631, Charles Riv. bridge, 1785 

Beacon to Cambridge, to Boylston, 1809, 

extended north, 1841, 1859, 1866, . Charles street, 1805 

Union to Causeway, Haymarket square 

to Causeway, 1840, .... Charlestown street, 1807 

From North street to Copp's Hill, Hano- 
ver to Commercial, 1803, . . . Charter street, 1708 

Merchants' row to Commercial street, 

Butler's row, in part, 1789, . . Chatham street, 1825 

Chauncy place, Bedford place, Rowe 

street, Chauncy place, 1809, . . Chauncy street, 1856 

A part of Boston, called Rumney Marsh 

previous, ...... Chelsea Town,. 1738 

Winnissimmet ferry, 1631, . . . Chelsea ferry, 1738 

From Walnut street, west to the water, Chestnut street, 1800 

Sweetser's alley, 1798 ; Sweetser's court, 

1809, ...... Chickering place, 1855 

Extended south, 1838; north, 1846 and 

1852 ; a part Lincoln court, 1820, . Church street, 1828 

Foster's lane, 1732 ; extended to Com- 
mercial street, 1846, .... Clark street, 1788 

Snowhill to Margaret, Margaret avenue, 

1814, ...... Cleaveland place, 1814 

Between Essex, Summer, Short, and 

South; built over, . . . . (Coffin's field,) 1775 

Washington Gardens, previous Row, re- 
mains, Colonade gone, . . . (Colonade row,) 1810 



BOSTON EVENTS. 195 



Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Long Wharf to Clinton, 1825 ; extended 

north, 1829, 1833 ; in part, Lynn street, Commercial street, 1818 
Washington to Tremont ; Walker's lane, 
1741 ; Clough street, 1750 ; Nassau, 
1788, ...... Common street, 1836 

State to Milk ; Quaker lane, Dalton's 

lane, part Atkinson street ; many ex- ♦ 

tensions, Congress street, 1800 

North Margin to Pond ; extended to Sa- 
lem street, 1838, .... Cooper street, 1807* 
Between Snowhill, Charter and Lj-nn 

streets, Copp's Hill, 1660 

From Corn Market south ; opposite south 

side Faneuil Hall, .... Corn court, 1708 

Court to Washington ; Market street, 

1817, Cornhill street, 1828 

Washington to Court square ; Suffolk 

Inns, 1812 ; Suffolk avenue, 1820, . Court avenue, 1837 

Queen street, 1708 ; a part Centurie 

Hill and Prison lane at one time, . Court street, 1784 

Where Quincy market was built, 1826, . (Cove, The) 1708 

From Leverett street to Lechmere's Point ; 

Canal bridge at one time, . . . Craige's bridge, 1786 
Hancock row, 1826 ; Hatter's square, 

1855 ; again Creek square, . . Creek square, 1803 

Between Hawley and Devonshire ; Frank- 
lin place, ...... (Crescent, The) 1792 

From Mill Pond to the sea ; highwaj' to 

Breeden's wharf ; Coney lane, . . Cross street, 1708 



196 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

From Broad street to India street un- 
changed, ...... Custom House st., 1804 

Between Milk, Summer, Hawley, and 

Federal, built over, . . . (D. Costa's Pasture,) 1708 
Middlecott to Hancock ; Hill street at 

onetime, ...... Derne street, 1806 

State to Milk ; Pudding lane, 1708 ; Joy- 

lieff's lane, Black Jack alley ; many 

extensions, ..... Devonshire street, 1784 

Orange court, 1823 ; Dutch lane previous, Dix place, 1846 

Doan's wharf at one time, . . . Doane street, 1806 

Washington to Back Bay ; a part South 

Bridge street, 1805, .... Dover street, 1835 

Over the Mill creek, Ann street, now 

part of North street, .... (Draw bridge,) 1688 
Previously, Maverick's island, Williams 

island, and Noddle's island, . . East Boston, 1832 

From Chamber to North Russell street 

unchanged, ..... Eaton street, 1795 

Laid out by owners ; extended 1750, 

1784 ; to Columbus avenue, 1873, . Elliot street, 1740 

Hudson's lane, 1658 ; Wing's lane, 1708, Elm street, 1800 

Mill lane, 1805 ; Mill Pond street, 1807, 

Pond street, 1814, .... Endicott street, 1836 
Newbury to South; extended 1731; 

Achamutty street, 1775 ; east end 

Beach, 1804, Essex street, 1808 

Shrimpton's lane, 1708 ; Royal Exchange 

lane, and Exchange lane from 1879, Exchange street, 1816 



BOSTON EVENTS. 197 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

In parts, Market sq., Fish Market, Corn 

Market, Sheep Market, 1708, . . Faneuil Hall sq., 1855 
Tremont, south of West street, Colonade 

row, 1810 ; Tremont street, . . (Fayette place,) 1825 
Union street to Mill Pond, Link alley, 

1708; built over, 1860, . . (Federal court, N.,) 1806 
Long lane, 1708 ; extended to Purchase 

street, 1836 ; to South Boston Bridge, 
* part of Sea street, 1856, . . . Federal street, 1788 

Sea street Bridge ; South End ; Sea street 

to South Boston, .... Federal st. bridge, 1828 
Near Hudson's point, 1784 ; discontin'd ; 

bridge built, 1786, .... (Ferry Way,) 1708 

Middle street to the water ; Middle street 

to Ann; Scarlet's' Wharf lane, 1789 . Fleet street, 1708 

Previously Cornhill ; dug down, 1868, . (Fort Hill,) 1666 

Where Fort Hill was ; Washington place, 

1808 ; Washington square, 1837, . Fort Hill square, 1875 
Foster's lane, 1741 ; Fuller street, 1800 ; 

Brewer's Hill, 1803 ; Sliding al., 1708, Foster street, 1795 

West part of the Common, levelled down 

about 1820, (Fox Hill,) 1722 

Court to Brattle, Brattle alley, 1722; 

Dassett's alley, 1789, . . . Franklin avenue, 1818 

In parts, Vincent's lane, 1777; Franklin 

place, Sturgis street, Baker's alley, 

Hamilton court, .... Franklin street, 1708 

Hanover to Mill Pond, separate lane, 1807 ; 

in parts, Minot's court, Scott court, . Friend street, 1733 



193 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

From Fleet street to Bell alle}-, . . Garden court st., 1708 
Green lane, 1708, from Bowdoin square 

to Chambers street, .... Green street, 1784 

Greenough alle}', 1708 ; Greenough lane, 

1732 ; Greenough* s avenue, 1848, . Greenough's lane, 1858 
Tilley's lane, 1708 ; Gridley's lane, 1795 ; 

from Cow lane to Belcher's lane, . Gridley street, 1825 

Cambridge to May, 1807; to Pinckney, 

1834; to Myrtle, 1851, . . . Grove street, 1729 

Sconce lane, 1708 ; Sconce street, 1784 ; 

Batterymarch to Fort Hill, . . Hamilton street, 1807 

From Common street east, nearly oppo- 
site Park street, .... Hamilton place, 1806 
West Boston Bridge, . ... (Hancock Bridge,) 1793 
Cambridge to Sumner ; George street, 

1732 ; at one time, Turner street, . Hancock street, 1788 
Hanover to Ann street ; Methodist alley, 

1796, ...... Hanover avenue, 1829 

Robinson's court, 1820 ; Robbins' court, 

1824; from Hanover street, . . Hanover court, N., 1840 
Queen street to Mill Bridge, extended 

north, 1824-1836; Orange Tree lane 

earl} 7 , ...... Hanover street, 1708 

White Bread alley, 1 708 ; Bartlett street, 

1826, Harris street, 1868 

Rainsford lane, 1708 ; Front street, 1805 ; 

Essex street to Roxbury, . . . Harrison avenue, 1841 
From Marlboro' st., opposite Old South 

Church, unchanged, .... Harvard place, 1820 



BOSTON EVENTS. 199 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

From Orange to Sea ; once called Hollis, 

and Thaxter place ; extended 1836, . Harvard street, 1732 
Charlestown to Causeway, to Warren 

Bridge, ...... Haverhill street, 1807 

Tattle street ; a part Chardon lane, 1795 ; 

several changes, .... Hawkins street, 1732 

Bishop's alley, 1708 ; Board alley, 1792 ; 

Richardson's alley, Gilbert's alley, 

Waybourn's lane, .... Hawley street, 1800 

On Tremont, between West and Mason, 

built over, 1810, .... Haymarket, 1789 

Declination passage ; Henchman's lane, 

1708 ; Day's lane at one time, . . Henchman street, 1850 
Summer to Fort Hill ; a part, Cow lane, 

1708 ; extended, 1875, . . . High street, 1798 

Broad alley, 1722 ; Harvard street at one 

time, but names exchanged, . . Hollis street, 1732 

Court to Bulfinch ; Southac's court, 1732, Howard street, 1821 
The north-east point of the town on 

Charles river, ..... (Hudson's Point,) 1708 
Salem to Burial-ground ; Brown street to 

Lynn street added, 1828, . . . Hull street, 1708 

State to India Wharf; unchanged, . India street, 1804 

In Prison lane ; built over, . . . (Inner Temple,) 1727 
Cambridge to Myrtle ; Butolf st., 1733, . Irving street, 1855 

Belknap lane, 1787 ; Belknap st., 1803 ; 

extended, ...... Joy street, 1851 

Mackerel lane, 1708 ; Cooper's alley, 

Miller's lane, a part Adams st., 1825, Kilby street, 1769 



200 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Plymouth street, Short street included, 

1838, Kingston street, 1800 

Included in Elliot, 1838 ; changed back, 

1840; a part Marginal street, 1843, . Kneeland street, 1732 
Legrange place, 1828 ; Washington to 

Tremont, 1864, ..... Lagrange street, 1864 
Merrimac to Millford, to Causeway street, 

1841, ...... Lancaster street, 1807 

Green lane to Burton's point, to Cragie's 

bridge, 1809, ..... Leverett street, 1733 
Junction of Kilby, Water, and Battery- 
march streets, ..... Liberty square, 1796 
Charter to Lynn street, opposite the 

burial grounds, ..... Lime alley, 1708 

Summer to Essex ; extended south, 1836 ; 

to Lehi, 1846, ..... Lincoln street, 1795 

From Cambridge to Green lane, un- 
changed, ...... Lynde street, 1732 

East side of the Common, . . . Mall, The 1790 

Prince to Sheafe street, Margaret lane, 

1733, • . Margaret street, 1796 

From Union street to Creek square, . Marsh lane, 1708 

Union to Hanover street, Marshall's lane, 

1708, Marshall street, 1821 

West to Sheafe lane, 1809 ; part of Sheafe 

lane, 1834 ; site of Haymarket, . Mason street, 1795 

Thirty foot passage, 1784, to Sheete st., 

1788 ; South Allen, 1806, . . * . McLean street, 1829 
From Hanover to Ann ; City court, 1822, Mechanic street, 1825 



BOSTON EVENTS. 201 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Charlestown to Causeway street, un- 
changed, ...... Medford street, 1807 

King to Town Dock, 1825 ; State to Ann 

street, Roebuck Passage, Fish lane, 

Swing Ridge lane, .... Merchants' row, 1708 
Union to Causeway street, . . . Merrimac street, 1807 
North Battery, now Batteiy wharf, . (Merry's point,) 1646 

Fort street, 1666 ; Marlboro' to Battery- 
inarch, east, 1804, 1820, . . . Milk street, 1708 
About Copp's Hill, .... (Mill Field,) 1634 
Within Salem, North Margin, Causeway, 

South Margin and Merrimac streets, . (Mill Pond,) 1650 

Leverett to the water; Cart lane, 1733, Minot street, 1825 

Fish to Clark square; to Fleet, 1784; 

North square to Fleet, 1800, . . Moon street, 1708 

From Park to rear State House, to 

Charles ; numerous streets added, . Mt. Vernon, 1796 

Across Fort Point channel, . . . Mt. Wash. Bridge, 1856 
Extended 1814, 1851 ; Warren street, 

1878 ; May street, 1796 ; Myrtle court, 

Zone street, Hill street, . . . Myrtle street, 1806 

Next north of Essex street, built over 

by Globe theatre, 1866, . . . (Newbury place,) 1805 
From Washington, east ; Jarvis row, 

1805, Norfolk place, 1823 

From Green to Merrimac ; Gouch street, 

1822; Gooch lane, 1732, . . . Norman street, 1877 
Between Moon and Garden court and 

Clark square, 1708, .... North square, 1788 



202 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Ann street ; formerly in parts Ship street, 
Fish street, Draw Bridge and Conduit 
streets, North street, 1851-4 

Thatcher street to Baptist Church, 1821 ; 

to Salem street, 1841, . . . No. Margin street, 1807 

From Cambridge to Eaton street, un- 
changed, No. Russell street, 1795 

Orange to Ash street ; extended to Front 

street, 1827 ; to Lincoln, 1837, . . Oak street, 1805 

From Cross, by the Mill Pond, to Ferry- 
way, 1631 ; no trace left, . . . (Old Way,) 1708 

In Mackerel lane, now Kilby street, filled 

up, (Oliver's Bridge,) 1722 

Milk to Fort Hill ; Oliver lane, 1789 ; in 

part, Gibbs lane, extended 1845, . Oliver street, 1708 

Otis place, 1812 ; from Summer to Dev- 
onshire street, Otis street, 1816 

Tremont, opp. the Granary ; trees planted 

1762 ; removed, 1874, . . . (Paddock's mall,) 1777 

Common to Beacon street ; Centry street, 

1784 ; Park place at one time, . . Park street, 1803 

Salem to Hanover; Beer lane, 1708; 
Bridge lane, 1796 ; part of Richmond, 
1800, ...... Parmenter street, 1870 

Milk to Cow lane, Hutchinson lane, 
1722; Palmer street, 1788; Green 
lane, 1789, Pearl street 1800 

Washington to Savage's court, now Wil- 
liams court, arch remains, . . . (Peck's arch,) 1800 



BOSTON EVENTS. 203 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Between Somerset and Tremont row, 

dug down, 1835, .... (Pemberton Hill,) 1814 

Phillips place in part, formerly Pember- 
ton Hill, ...... Pemberton square, 1838 

From Tremont, Tremont place, 1805 ; 

built over, (Phillips place,) 1829 

Southac street, 1729 ; part George street, 

1810, Phillips street, 1866 

Belknap to Charles, to the water, . . Pinckne} 7 street, 1803 

Green to Merrimac, Pitts lane, 1733, . Pitts street, 1820 

Laid out by Geo. Tilley ; Orange to the 

Common, ...... Pleasant street, 1743 

Wiltshire to the water, to Brighton, 1820 ; 

to Chambers, 1859, .... Poplar street, 1800 

Hanover to Mill Pond ; Cold lane, 1708, Portland street, 1807 

Middle to Ferry way ; Black Horse lane, 

1698 ; extended to North square, 1833, Prince street, 1708 

Leverett to Mill Pond, formerly Prospect 

lane, ...... Prospect street, 1812 

Governor's alley, 1732 ; School to Brom- 

fielcl, Province street, 1834 

From Marlboro, front of Old Province 

House, (Province House row,) 1818 

A swamp formerly, rope-walks in part, . Public Garden, 1837 

Summer to Tilley's lane ; formerly Bel- 
cher's lane ; Town way, . . . Purchase street, 1747 

South Russell to Charles ; May st., 1733, Revere street, 1855 

Hanover to Back, to Fish, 1820 ; Wood 

lane ; Proctor's lane ; now Parmenter, (Richmond street,) 1800 



204 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

Cambridge to Hill street, . . . Ridgeway lane, 1788 

Between Essex and Pond sts., bnilt over, (Rowe's Pasture,) 1777 

Prince to Charter ; Green lane ; Hanover 

to Charter, 1824; Back street, 1708, . Salem street, 1708 

Hanover to Ann ; Salutation allej", 1708, Salutation street, 1825 

Cornhill to Somerset ; So. Latin school, 

1759 ; Cornhill to Tremont, 1803, . School street, 1708 

Scollay's Buildings, 1809 ; buildings re- 
moved, 1870, Scollays square, 1838 

Dover to Roxbury ; Suffolk, 1834 ; Dover 

to Castle, 1849 ; to Tremont, 1870, . Shawmut avenue,, 1851 

Salem to Snowhill, 1806 ; unchanged, . Sheafe street, 1732 

Prince to Charter street, at Hudson's 

point, ...... Snowhill street, 1708 

From Southac's court to Beacon street, . Somerset street, 1803 

Summer street to the sea ; to Beach, 

1837 ; to Lehi, 1852, . . . South street, 1708 

From Pitts to Prospect street, unchanged, So. Margin street, 1807 

Merchants' row to Commercial street ; to 

Atlantic Avenue, 1872, . . .So. Market street, 1825 

Cornhill to Joylieff's lane ; Washington to 

Devonshire, 1824, .... Spring lane, 1708 

Leverett to Wiltshire ; to Poplar, 1806 ; 

to Allen, 1825, Spring street, 1733 

Cambridge street to Green lane, . . Staniford street, 1732 

From Cornhill, both sides Town House, to 

Long Wharf; King street, 1708, . State street, 1784 

Near St. Paul's Church, Common, Tre- 
mont street, (St. Paul's row,) 1826 



BOSTON EVENTS. 205 

Former Name. Name 1880, Named in 

From Beach street to Mill Pond, to 

Charlestown street, .... Stillman street, 1807 
Court to Ho ward ; Stoddard's alley, 1732 ; 

Fitch lane, 1800, .... Stoddard street, 1833 
North part of Sudbury, near Cold lane, . Sudbury square, 1709 
School to Mill Pond ; from Hanover, 

1708; Court to Portland, 1850; to 

Merrimac, 1851, .... Sudbury street, 1654 
Marlboro to the sea, Mj'lne street ; Seven 

Star lane, 1758, .... Summer street, 1708 

Fish to Clark square, .... Sun Court street, 1708 
Turnagain alley, 1708 ; Autumn, 1864 ; 

extended to Washington street, 1864 ; 

Temple place, 1869, .... Temple place, 1830 

Cambridge to foot of Beacon hill ; to 

Mt. Vernon, 1820, .... Temple street, 1769 

Prince to Charlestown street, unchanged, Thacher street, 1807 
Middle to Salem ; Love lane, 1708 ; No. 

Writing School street, 1789, . . . Tileston street, 1820 
Buildings in Franklin place, removed, . (Tontine,) 1793 

Portland to Charlestown st., unchanged, Travers street, 1807 
Called Sudbury, Tremont square, Pem- 

berton hill, 1814 ; Tremont row, 1850, Tremont row, 1654 

School to Court (many names and 

changes), Pemberton square to Rox- 

bury, 1836, Tremont street, 1654 

Dock square to Mill Pond, north of Han- 
over, Green Dragon lane, 1708, . . Union street, 1828 
Charter to Love lane; Ellitt's st., 1784, Unity street, 1795 



206 BOSTON EVENTS. 

Former Name. Name 1880. Named in 

East of Beacon hill, between Bowdoin 

and Somerset street, . . . (Valley Acre,) 1777 

North Russell to Bridge, to No. Grove ; 

See Parkman street, .... Vine street, 1806 

Beacon to Olive ; East part Coventry, 

1733, ...... Walnut street, 1799 

Washington to Elliot; Warren st,, 1795, Warrenton street, 1868 
Temple place to Mason ; built over, . (Wash'n Gardens,) 1810 
Eoxbury to fortifications ; many addi- 
tions, 1824 ; Haymarket square to 

Dedham, 1879, Washington street, 1788 

Cornhill to the Wharves, 1826, . . Water street, 1708 

Cornnill to Savage's or Williams* court, (Webster's Arch,) 1732 
From Custom House street to Wharf st., Well street, 1808 

Wendell lane, 1796 ; Halfmoon place, 

extended 1870, Wendell street, 1824 

South of Cambridge street, near Charles 

river; built over, .... (West Hill,) 1722 

From Newbuiy street to the Common, . West street, 1708 

From Broad to India street, . . . Wharf street, 1808 

No. Bennet to Tileston ; Short lane, 

1796; Short street, 1849, . . . Wiggin street, 1878 

CornhiH, west ; Savage's court, 1732, . Williams court, 1788 
Newbury to the Common ; Blott's lane, 

Bannister's lane, .... Winter street, 1708 



Note.— In the foregoing it will be noticed that some of the names are enclosed 
in parenthesis, indicating that they were the names previous to 1880. 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



207 



WHARVES, 1820. 



Belcher's, 
Barnes', . 

Barrett's, 

Battery, . 

Bicknell's, 

Central, . 

Codman's, 

Cotting's, 

Dilloway's, 

Eustis. 

Fort Hill, 

Foster's, 

Green's, 

Hancock's, 

India, 

Liverpool, 

Lewis' 

Long, . 

Lincoln's, 



a 



Opens between 22 and 23 Ann street. 

each side of Purchase street, north of 
Fort Hill Wharf. 

between 27 and 28 Ann street. 

on Ship street, opposite Battery alley. 

between 13 and 14 Fish street. 

between Long and India Wharves. 

south side Town Dock. 

east side of Leverett street. 

on Purchase street, near Russia Wharf. 

at 19 Ann street. 
The third north of Liverpool Wharf. 
Opens south side Broad street. 

at 11 Merchants row. 

at 45 to 51 Fish street. 

south side of India street. 

on Purchase, opposite Griffin's lane. 

at 44 Fish street. 

east end of State street. 

on Purchase, second north of Liverpool 
Wharf. 



u 



44 



u 



u 



u 



a 



.. 



208 



BOSTON EVENTS. 



Otis, . . . 

Philad. Pack. 
Rhoades', 
Rowes', . 
Russia, . 
Sargent's, 
Snow's, . 
Spear's, N., 
Spear's, O., 
Spear's, GL, 
Sweet's, . 
Tileston's, 
Union, 
"Wheeler's, 



. Opens on Purchase, second south of Foster's 
Wharf. 
Pier, " • 15 Ann street to the Town Dock. 

on Ship street, north of Union Wharf. 

east end Broad street, next India Wharf. 

on Purchase street, opp. Atkinson street. 

on Ship, near Clark street. 

on Ship, next north Hancock's Wharf. 

next north of Codman's Wharf. 

next north of Long Wharf. 

on Purchase street, next Liverpool Whf . 

between 8 and 9 Fish street. 

on Purchase, near Summer street. 

on Ship st., south of Rhoades' ship yard. 

at 20 Ship street. 






IISTDEX 



Fage 
A. 

Academy of Arts and Sciences, . 5 

Accidents, 5 

Adams, Samuel 6 

Allen's Farm, 6 

Allerton Point, 6 

Almanacs, 6 

Almshouse, 6 

Amee, J. L. C 7 

American Flag, 7 

Amnesty, 7 

Anderson, Maj. Robert .... 7 

Andrew, John A 7 

Angel, 7 

Angel Gabriel, 7 

Annexation, 7 

Antimonians, 8 

Appendix, 175-208 

Apprentices, 8 

Aqueduct, 8 

Aquitamong, 8 

Arabella, 8 

Arch, 8 

Arminianism, 8 

Arnold, Benedict 9 

Artillery, 9 

Ashbel, Kate 9 

Assessors, 9 

Asylum, 9 

Athenaeum, 9 

Atkins' Pasture, 10 

Attucks, Crispus 10 

Augustus, John ........ 10 

Aurora Borealis, ....... 10 



Page 
B. 

Baby Show, 10 

Back Bay, 10 

Ball, Blue 10 

Ball Amusements, 10 

Ball, Base 10 

Balloon, n 

Banished, H 

Banks, n 

Barracks, H 

Barton's Point, 12 

Barnicoat, William 12 

Battles, 12 

Beacon, 12 

Beacon Hill, 12 

Beacon Park, 13 

Bears and Wolves, 13 

Bells, 13 

Bigelow, Jacob, Dr 13 

Big Dick, 13 

Bills of Credit, 13 

Bilboes, 13 

Births, 13 

Blackstone, William 14 

Blaine, James G 14 

Black Maria, 14 

Blockade, 15 

Booth, Junius Brutus 15 

Booth, John Wilkes 15 

Boston, 15 

Board of Trade, 16 

Bonaparte, Jerome 16 

Boston Stone, 16 

Boylston, Zebdiel 16 



210 



INDEX. 



Page 

Boylston, John 16 

Branded, 16 

Bread, 16 

Bristol BUI, 17 

Brigham, Peter Bent 17 

Bridges, 17-19 

British Soldiers, 19 

Brown, John 20 

Brownlow, Gov 20 

Bruce, Sir Robt 20 

Bulfinch, Charles 20 

Bunker Hill Monument, .... 20 

Burnside, Gen 20 

Burrill, Charles 20 

Burroughs, Stephen 20 

Burgoyne, John 20 

Burns, Nellie 20 

Burial Grounds, 20 

Butler, Gen. B. F 21 

c. 

Cages for Criminals, ...... 22 

Cahill, Thomas 22 

California, 22 

Canadian Rebellion, 22 

Canals, 22 

Can-Can, 22 

Carriages, Supt. of 22 

Cards and Dice, 22 

Cards, Hand 22 

Carr, Sir Robert 23 

Carnival of Authors, 23 

Carson, Kit 23 

Cass, Lewis, Gen 23 

Cathedral, Catholic 23 

Cavalry, 23 

Cemeteries, 23 

Century, 23 

Celebrations, 23 

Centennials, 24 

Charters, Colonial 24 



Page 

Charters, City 24 

Cheever, Ezekiel ,25 

Chemical Chimney, 25 

Children's Mission, 25 

Chinese Junk, 25 

Chinese Embassy, 25 , 

Chimneys, 25 

Christmas, 25 

Cholera, 25 

Churches, 25-33 

City Auditor, 33 

City Building, 33 

City Clerk, 33 

City Crier, 33 

City Council Clerk, 33 

City Engineer, 34 

City Government, 34 

City Hall, 34 

City Hall Grounds, 34 

City Messenger, 35 

City Marshal, 35 

City Physician, 35 

City Prison, 35 

City Registrar, 35 

City Solicitor, 35 

City Stables, 36 

City Treasurer, 36 

City Collector, 36 

Clay, Henry 36 

Coaches, 36 

Coburn, Daniel J 36 

Cockade, 36 

Corcoran, Gen 36 

Cod Fish, 36 

Coliseum, 36 

Collamore, Geo. W 37 

Committee of Safety, 37 

Common, 37-39 

Common, Superintendent ... 39 

Common Sewer, Superintendent, 39 

Concert Hall, 39 



INDEX. 



211 



Page 

Conduit, 39 

Constables, 39, 40 

Convent, Ursuline 40 

Continental Congress, 40 

Cook and Beer Shops, 40 

Cooper, "William 40 

Corn Measurer, 40 

Corn Market, 40 

Cotton, Kev. John 41 

Count Johannes 41 

Court, Colonial 41 

Court, General 41 

Court, Municipal 41 

Court, Police 41 

Court, Police, Clerks, 42 

Court Houses, 42 

Court, United States, 42 

Cove Company, 42 

Cows, 42 

Crockett, Col. David 43 

Cushing, Caleb 43 

Custom Houses, 43 

D. 

Daguerreotypes, 43 

Dancing, 43 

Dancing Halls, ........ 44 

Dark Day, 44 

Deaths in Boston, 44 

Dead House, 44 

Deacon House, 44 

Deer, 44 

Deer Park, 44 

Democratic Club, 44 

Dickens, Charles 44 

District Attorneys, 44-5 

Diving Bell, 45 

Docks, 45 

Dogs, 45 

Dog Killers, 45 

Dog Show, 45 



Page 

Door Nips, 45 

Don Pedro, 45 

Downing, Maj. Jack 45 

Drafts, Military 45 

Drainage, 46 

Drinking Saloons, 46 

Drumming, 46 

Duels, 46 

Duellists, 46 

Duke Alexis, 46 

Dwellings, 46 

E. 

Earthquakes, 46-7 

East Boston, 47 

Earle, Hezekiah 47 

Eclipse, 47 

Egg, a wonderful 47 

Elephant, 47 

Elective Franchise, 47 

Elections, Town 47 

Elections, City, 47 to 51 

Elevator, . 51 

Eliot, Rev. John 51-2 

Emancipation, 52 

Emerson, Nath'l 52 

Envelopes, 52 

Expresses, 52 

Ellsler, Fanny 52 

Everett, Edward 52 

Eye and Ear Infirmary, .... 52 

F. 

Fairs, 52 

Fairbanks, Richard 52 

Faneuil, Peter 62, 53 

FaneuilHall, 53 

Farm School, 53 

Faro Banks, 53 

Fast Driving, 53 

Fast Days, 53 



212 



INDEX. 



Page 

Federal Constitution, ... 53, 54 

Federal Court, 54 

Female Refuge, 54 

Fence Viewers, 54 

Fencing School, 54 

Fenian Excitement, 54 

Ferries, 54 

Fields, 54, 55 

Fires, 55-59 

Fire Alarms, 60 

Fire Alarm Superintendent, . . 60 

Fire Commission, 60 

Fire Companies, 60 

Fire Engineers, 60 

Fire Engineers, Chief, ... 60, 61 

Fireworks, 61 

Fleets, 61 

Flour Mills, 61 

Flower Show, 61 

Flying Machines, 61 

FolsomAbby, 61 

Fort Hill, 61 

Fortifications, . 61-63 

Forgeries 63 

Forest Garden, 63 

Franklin, Josiah 63 

Franklin, Benjamin 63 

Franklin Fund, 63 

Franklin Medals, 63 

Franklin Monument, 63 

Freemen, 63 

Frost, 63, 64 

Frigate Constitution, 64 

Frog Pond, 64 

Funeral Honors, 64, 65 

Gage, Gen. Thomas 65 

Gabriel, Angel 65 

Gallows, . . . 65 

Gamblers, 65, 66 



Page 

Gas Light, . 66 

Gibbeted, 66 

Giants, 66 

Gold Premiums, 66, 67 

Gorman, Edith, 67 

Governors, Colonial 67-69 

Governors, State 69, 70 

Gough, John B '. . . 70 

Grant, U. S 70 

Granary House, 70 

Grain Elevator, 70 

Grand Army, 70 

Great Boots, 70 

Green Dragon, , 70, 71 

Gunpowder, 71 

Habeas Corpus, 71 

Hancock, John 71 

Handcarts, 71 

Hanged 71-74 

Harbor, 74 

Harbor Master, 74 

Hartford Convention, 75 

Harvard College, 75 

Plaunted House, 75 

Hay, 75 

Hay Scales, 75 

Health Officers, 75 

Heth, Joyce 75 

Hewes, G. R. T 75 

Highway Surveyors, 75 

High Sheriffs, 75, 76 

Hills, 76 

Holidays, 76 

Homes, 76, 77 

Hook, Jacob 77 

Hoop Skirts, 77 

Horn Blowing, 77 

Hornet's Nest, 77 

Horticultural Hall, 77 



INDEX. 



213 



Page 

Horse Trot and Show, 77 

Hospitals, 77, 78 

Hotels, 78-82 

House of Correction, 82 

House of Industry, 82 

Houses of Ill-Repute, 82 

Houston, Gen. Sam 82 

I. 

Ice, . . . . \ 82, 83 

Impeachment, 83 

Indians, 83 

Independence, 83, 84 

Innholders, 84 

Insurance Offices, 84 

Intelligence Offices, 84 

Ireland, 84 

Islands, 84-86 

Italians, 86 

J. 

Jay Treaty, 86 

Jefferson, Thomas 86 

Jews, 86 

Jim Crow Rice, 86 

Johnson, Isaac 86 

Johannes, Count ....... 86 

Juba, 86 

Jubilee, Peace 87 

Judges of Courts, 87 

Justices, . . • • * 87 

K. 

Kean, Edmund 87-88 

Kenny, Hannah 88 

Kearney, Dennis 88 

Kid, Capt. Robert, 88 

Kings, English 88 

King's, Commissioners 88 

King Kalakuana, 88 

Kine-pox, 88 



Page 

Kissing, 88 

Knapp, Elder 89 

Kossuth, Louis 89 

Kneeland, Abner 89 

Knights Templars, 89 

Knox, Gen. Henry 89 

Kremlin, 89 

L. 

Lafayette, Marquis 89 

Lager Beer, 89 

Lamps, Oil 89 

Lamps, Gas 89 

Lamson, Silas 89 

Lawyers, 89-90 

Lectures, Thursday 90 

Lee, Gen. Rob't E 90 

Legerdemain, 90 

Liberty Poles, 90 

Libels, 90 

Libraries, 90 

Light Houses, 91 

Lind, Jenny 91 

Linen Manufacture, 91 

Lint, 91 

Liquor License, 91-92 

Log Cabins, « 92 

Long Hair, 92 

Long Bullets, 92 

Lord Ley and others, 92 

Lotteries, 92 

Louisburg War, 93 

Lowell, Col 93 

Lyman Mystery, 93 

M. 

Magistrates, 93 

Mail Matter, 93 

Maine District, 93 

Malls, 93 

Manufactory-house, 93 



214 



INDEX. 



Page 

Maps of Boston, 93 

Market Day. 93 

Market Clerks, 94 

Market Houses, 94 

Market Places, 94 

Marriage, 94 

Masonic, 94, 95 

Masquerade Balls, 95 

Mather, Rev. Cotton 95 

Matthew, Father 95 

Maury, Lieut 95 

Maverick, Samuel 95 

Mayors, 95 to 97 

Meade, Gen. Geo. C 97 

Meagher, Gen'l 97 

Meal-house, 97 

Mechanics' Institute, 97 

Merchants' Exchange, 97 

Meteors, 97 

Mexico, City of 97 

McGennisken, Bernard .... 97 

McClellan, Gen. Geo. B 97 

Milk Inspectors, 97 

Military Companies, .... 97, 98 

Mill Dam, 98 

Mill Creek, 98 

Mill Pond, 98 

Mill, Water 98 

Mill, Wind 98, 99 

Miller, William 99 

Mint House, 99 

Model Artists, 99 

Moody and Sankey, 99 

Monuments, 99 

Money, 99, 100 

Morrill, Asa 100 

Mummy, 100 

Murder, 100 to 104 

Murray, Rev. John 104 

Museums, 104 

Music Hall, 104 



Page 
Muster, 104 

Nantasket, 105 

Navy Yard, 105 

Neck Lands, 105 

Negroes, 105 

Negro Hill, 105 

New Boston, 105 

Newsboys, 105 

Newspapers, 105, 106 

Nickel Money, 106 

Night Soil, 106 

Night-Walkers, 106 

Non-Importation, 106 

North-Eastern Boundary, . . . 106 

Northern Lights, 106 

Nooks Hill, 106 

Northampton District, 106 

Nursery, 106 

O. 

Oath of Allegiance, 106 

Odd Fellows, 107 

Odd Fellows' Hall, 107 

Odd Fellows' Monument, .... 107 

Oakland Garden, 107 

Old Houses, 107, 108 

Old Persons, 108 

Ole Bull, 108 

Omnibus, 108, 109 

Orang Outang, 109 

Ox, Roast 109 

P. 

Paine, Thomas 109 

Paine Hall, 109 

Paine, Robert Treat 109 

Packets, 109 

Palmleaf Hats, 109 

Paper Ballots, 109 



INDEX. 



215 



Page 

Paris Exhibition, 109 

Parker Fraternity Hall, .... 109 

Parker Hill Reservoir, 109 

Park Hall, • • . . 109 

Park Garden, 109 

Park, Back Bay 109 

Parkman, Dr. Geo 109 

Partington, Mrs 109 

Passports, 109 

Patch, Sam 109 

Paving, 110 

Peace Treaty, 110 

Peace Jubilees, 110 

Pedestrian Lambert, 110 

Peacocks, 110 

Perry, Oliver H 110 

Physicians, 110 

Pickpockets, 110 

Pigeons, 110 

Pillory, 110, 11 

Pitcher, Molly 11 

Pinafore, 11 

Piper, Thomas W 11 

Pittsburg Capture, 11 

Police, 111-113 

Police Badges, 113 

Police, Chief 113, 114 

Police Captains, 114-116 

Police Deputies, 116 

Police Inspectors, 116 

Police Superintendent, 116 

Police Deputy Supt. , 116 

Police Station Houses, 117 

Polls Taxable, 117 

Poore, Ben. Perley 117 

Pope's Day, 117 

Population, 117, 118 

Postmasters, 118, 119 

Post Office, 119 

Post, Penny 119 

Potatoes, 119 



Page 
Pounds, H9 

Prayer Books, 120 

Pratt, Daniel 120 

Presidents United States, . . 120-122 

Prince, Thomas 122 

Prince De Joinville, 122 

Prince of Wales, 122 

Printing Press, 122 

Prisons, or Jails, .... 122, 123 

Prizes, British 123 

Provident Institution, . . . . . 123 

Public Institutions,, 123 

Public Garden, 123 

Public Buildings, Supt 123 

Public Land, Supt. . . . 123, 124 

Q. 

Quakers, 124 

Quarantine, 124 

Quebec. 124 

Quincy Hall, 124 

R. 

Railroad, Hand 124 

Railroad, Horse 124, 125 

Railroad, Steam 125 

Ransom, Col 125 

Razor-Strop Man, 125 

Ratcliff, Philip 125 

Reading Room, 125 

Rebel, Jeff Davis, 126 

Rebel Flag, 126 

Rebel Prisoners, 126 

Register of Deeds, 126 

Regiments, Massachusetts . 126-128 
Regiments, Maine .... 129, 130 
Regiments, New Hampshire . . 130 
Regiments, Connecticut .... 130 

Regiments, New York 130 

Religious Revivals, 130 

Representatives, 130 



216 



INDEX. 



Page 

Revere, Paul 130 

Revenue Collections, 131 

Reservoirs, Cochituate 131 

Riots, 131, 132 

Robberies, 132, 133 

Rogues' Gallery, 133 

Roulette, 133 

Rowing Regattas, 133 

Rubber Merchants, 133 

Russian Embassy, 133 

S. 

Sabbath Breakers, 133 

Safe Blowing, 133 

Sailors' Homes, 133 

Saltpetre Explosion, 133 

Sandemonians, 133 

Savage, Edward 133 

Savage, Edward H 134 

Savannah Sufferers, 134 

Scales, 134 

Scandals, 134 

Scavengers, 134 

Schools, 134 to 136 

School-master, 136, 137 

Schooners, 137 

Scissor Grinders, 137 

Scollay's Buildings, 137 

Scott, Gen. Winfield 137 

Sea Fencibles, 137 

Sea Serpent, 137 

Sealers Weights and Measures, . 137 

Seats on Common, 137 

Siege of Paris, 137 

Selfridge and Austin, 137 

Selectmen, 137 

Sewell, Samuel 138 

Sewerage, 138 

Shaw, Lemuel 138 

Shakedown, 138 

Shay's War, 138 



Page 

Sherman, Gen. Wm. T 138 

Sheridan, Gen. Phil 138 

Ships, Sailing 138 

Ships, Steam 138, 139 

Ship Fever, 139 

Shot, 139 

Siamese Twins, 139 

Silver Coin, 139 

Skating Rink, 139, 140 

Skedaddle, 140 

Skeleton, Living 140 

Slaughter Houses, 140 

Slaves, 140 

Sleighs, 140 

Smokers, 140 

Smokers' Retreat, 141 

Snodgrass, Emma 141 

Small-Pox, 141 

Societies, 141, 142 

Soldier Messengers, 142 

Sons of Liberty, 142 

Sons of New Hampshire, . . . 142 

Sons of Vermont, 142 

Sons of Malta, 142 

Soup Houses, 143 

Spotted Fever, 143 

Spot Pond, 143 

State House, 143 

State Liquor Agent, 143 

Stages, 143 

Statuary, 143, 144 

Station Home, 144 

Steam Engines, 144 

St. George's Rooms, 144 

St. Louis City Government, . . 144 

Stocks, 144 

Storms, Rain 144, 145 

Storms, Snow 145, 146 

Streets, 146 

Street Commissioners, 146 

Street Superintendents, .... 146 



INDEX. 



217 



Page 

Street Signs, 146 

Strikes, 147 

Submarine Race, 147 

Sub-Treasury, 147 

Sunderland, Leroy 147 

Swearing, 147 

Swimming Match, 147 

Swine, 147 

Swiss Emigrants, 147 

Synagogue, 147 

T. 

Tan Yards, 147 

Tar and Feathers, 147 

Taverns, 147-151 

Taylor, Robert 151 

Tea Troubles, 151 

Tea Party, 151 

Teeth, Dental 151 

Telegraph, 151 

Telephone, 151 

Temple, Tremont .... 151, 152 

Tewksbury, Mr 152 

Thanksgiving, 152 

Theatricals, 152 

Theatres, 152-154 

Thermometer, 154, 155 

Thorn Apple, 155 

Three-Card Monte, 155 

Thorndike Block, 155 

Tile Floor, 155 

Times Block, 155 

Tobacco Chewers, 155 

Tontine Building, 155 

Tories, 156 

Toronto City Gov't, 156 

Torch-light, 156 

Torpedo Explosion, 156 

Town of Boston, 156 

Town Advocates, 156 

Town Bull, 156 



Page 

Town Clerk, 156, 157 

Town Crier, 157 

Town Clock, 157 

Town Dock, 157 

Town Drummer, 157 

Town House, 157, 158 

Town Lines, 158 

Town Meetings, 158 

Town Pump, 158, 159 

Town Tax, 159 

Town Treasurers, 159 

Trask, Howard 159 

Tread Mill, 159 

Trees, 159 to 161 

Trucks, 161 

Truncheon, 161 

Tukey, Francis 161 

Tunis Embassy, 161 

Turnpike, 161 

Tithingman, 161 

U. 

United Colonies, 161 

Union Stone, 161 

Universalism, 161 

. V. 

Valuation of Town, 162 

Valuation of City, 162 

Ventriloquism, 162 

Vicksburg Capture, 162 

Velocipedes, 162 

W. 

Wages, 162 

Walking Matches, 162 

War, 162, 163 

Ward, Mr 163 

Wards, 163, 164 

Washington, George 164 

Watch, 164 to 166 



218 



INDEX. 



Page 

Watch Boxes, . 166 

Watch Captains, 166 

Watch Constables, 166 

Watch Hooks, 166 

Watch Houses, 166 to 168 

Watts, Dr 168 

Water Aqueduct, 168 

Water Bailie, 168 

Water Course, 168 

Water Projects, 168 

Waterworks, 168, 169 

Water Registrars, 169 

Wax Figures, 169 

Webster, Daniel 169 

Webster, Edward, Col 169 

Webster, Fletcher 169 

Webster, John W 169 

Webster Garden, 170 

Wells, John 170 

Wells, John D., Col 170 

Weston, Pedestrian 170 

West Point Cadets, 170 

Weights and Measures, .... 170 
West Street Gate, ....... 170 

Whipped, 170, 171 

Whipping-Post, 171 

Whig and Tory, ..." 171 

Whitefield, Rev. George .... 171 
Widows, 171 



Page 

Wilkes, Commodore 171 

Wild Geese, 171 

Wilson, John, Rev. . . • . . . . 171 

Window Glass, 171 

Wine, 171 

Witchcraft, 172 

Winslow, 172 

Wolves, 172 

Women Vote, 172 

Woodhull, Victoria 172 

Wool, Gen. John E 172 

Wood (Fuel) 172 

Wood Stands, 172 

Workingmen, 172 

Workhouse, 172 

Wrecked Passengers, 172 

Wrestling Matches, 172 

Y. 

Yellow Fever, 173 

Z. 

Zouaves, Ellsworth 173 

APPENDIX. 

Boston Topography, 1630, . 175-178 
Boston Old Highways, 1708, 179-189 
Boston Nomenclature of Sts. 190-206 
Boston Wharves, 1820, . . 207, 208 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3 9999 06173 614 4