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Image from page 44 of “Towns of New England and old England, Ireland and Scotland … connecting links between cities and towns of New England and those of the same name in England, Ireland and Scotland; containing narratives, descriptions, and many views
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Title: Towns of New England and old England, Ireland and Scotland … connecting links between cities and towns of New England and those of the same name in England, Ireland and Scotland; containing narratives, descriptions, and many views, some done from old prints; also much matter pertaining to the founders and settlers of New England and to their memorials on both sides of the Atlantic;
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: State Street Trust Company (Boston, Mass.) Forbes, Allan, 1874-1955
Subjects: Cities and towns Cities and towns Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
Publisher: Boston, Mass.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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Photographed by George B. Brayton TABLET ON BOSTON COMMON RECORDING ITS PURCHASE FROM WILLIAM BLACKSTONE,FIRST SETTLER IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS He died in Attleboro, Massachusetts, in that part of the city now Lonsdale, Rhode Island, a picture of themonument near his grave being shown on page 45.This tablet stands near the comer of Tremont and Park Streets, the inscription reading:— In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of sd Town of Boston of whom the Honble John Winthrop Esq Gov of the Colony was chiefe did treate and agree with Mr. William Blackstone for the purchase of his Estate and rights in any neck of Land called Boston after which purchase the Town laid out a plan for a trayning field which ever since and now is used for that purpose and for the feeding of cattell The deposition of John Odlin and others concerningCommon. the sale of Blackstones land known as Boston
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From a photograph by George B. Bra THE OLD STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS It stands at the head of State Street, on the site of the original town-house, and has witnessed manyimportant historic events. The significance of the Lion and the Unicorn is explained on the copyrightpage. 40 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS and in the first part of the fourteenth century was one of the ten most importantports of the Kingdom, during the reign of King John even rivahng London. Itwas made a staple port in 1369, being the principal place in the east of Englandfor the export of wool to Flanders and for the import of woolen cloth from there. The May Sheep Fair is one of the most important yearly events heldin Boston. From early historic times Lincolnshire has been famous for thenumber of sheep raised there and for the superior quality of the wool andmutton. Fabulous prices have been paid by well-known sheep herders, farmersand exporters for Lincolnshire rams and ewes, for shipment to Argentina and otherSo
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