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An Historical Sketch of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Read to an Assembly of Citizens at the Opening of Washington Hall, Nov; 16, 1813 by Josiah Bartlett
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There are periods in society, as well as in the life of an individual, when it is peculiarly proper, by a review of past occurrences, to trace the progress of improvement, and excite such feelings, as may lead to future usefulness. On this occasion, when we are convened in such auspicious circumstances, and may rationally estimate the advantages of a laudable exertion for ourselves and our posterity, I deem it appropriate to attempt a general sketch of our municipal history, and offer such observations as comport with the design of our present meeting.

Among the intrepid advocates of civil and religious freedom, who encountered the dangers of the ocean, and the greater danger of the wilderness, were nine or ten persons, who, in the summer of 1628, travelled by land from Naumkeak, now called Salem, and, under the authority of governour Endicot, constituted this placet an English settlement. They here found an "English thatched house pallisadoed," and occupied by Thomas Walford, a smith by trade, of whom no particular account is preserved.

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