A History of Brookline, Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of Muddy River Until the Present Time: 1630-1906; Commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Town, Based on the Early Records and Other Authorities and Arranged by Leading Subjects. Containing Portraits and Sketches of the Town's Prominent Men Past and Present; Also Illustrations of Public Buildings and Residences

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Brookline Press Company, 1906 - Brookline (Mass.) - 255 pages
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Page 14 - Muddy-river might be allowed a separate village or peculiar, and be invested with such powers and rights, as they may be enabled by themselves to manage the general affairs of the said place. Which petition has been transmitted to the selectmen of the town of Boston, that they may consider the same ; since which your humble petitioners not having been informed of any objection made by the town of Boston aforesaid, we presume, that there is no obstruction to our humble request made in our petition....
Page 189 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ; Member and Officer of the American Philosophical Society ; Member of the Boston Society of Natural History, and of other kindred associations.
Page 141 - Fund, a trustee of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and a trustee of the State Agricultural College. He was a member of the corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was appointed a member of the Schools Examination Board of Harvard University in 1903.
Page 11 - The inhabitants of this place, for their enlargement, have taken to themselves farm houses in a place called Muddy River, [Brookline] two miles from the town, where there is good ground, large timber, and store of marsh land and meadow. In this place they keep their swine and other cattle in the summer, whilst the corn is in the ground at Boston, and bring them to town in the winter.
Page 120 - Druids, which the finger of a child might vibrate to its centre, yet the might of an army could not move from its place, | our Constitution is so nicely poised and balanced, that it seems to sway with every breath of opinion, yet so firmly rooted in the heart and affections of the people, that the wildest storms of treason and fanaticism break over it in vain.
Page 122 - The Act to amend some of the proceedings, practice and rules of evidence of the Courts of this Commonwealth, passed by the General Court of Massachusetts, in the year 1851; with Notes, etc., prepared by Junius Hall.
Page 14 - ... receiving what he could of the several Scholars, he finds that according to the best computation he can make he is like to lose the Sum of 26.16.2 — besides the further Sum of 4.18.1 the Amount of sundry Goods omitted in his last Memorial. And praying allowance. In the House of Representatives. Read and Ordered That the prayer of this Petition be granted: and the Province Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the Petitioner the Sum of Thirty one pounds fourteen shillings and two pence half...
Page 124 - M. — He was born in Virginia ; received a liberal education, and adopted the profession of law, in which he was successful ; and was a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1830 to 1838. He died in October, 1858, in the sixty-second year of his age. He was for some years, and at the time of his death, Judge of the Court of Appeals.
Page 145 - Brookline to urge its vigorous prosecution. He served two years on the military committee of the town, and was at the same time secretary of the Massachusetts Rifle Club, at whose headquarters in the old Boylston Hall in Boston several regiments were recruited and drilled.
Page 15 - ... them within the space of three years next coming : Provided that all common lands belonging to the town of Boston lying within the bounds of the said Muddy River not disposed of or allotted out shall still remain to the Proprietors of the said lands' Which order being read again was concurred.

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