I have an 1897 book "Historic Houses and Spots in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Near-by Towns" by J. W. Freese that has an entry:
Near Tufts College, Somerville, is one of the most interesting relics of Colonial times to be met with in the Old Bay State.
It was built about the beginning of the eighteenth century by one JOHN MALLET as a mill for grinding corn.
It became the property of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1747, and was used as a powder magazine till a more commodious one was built on Captain Patrick's Island, Charles River, now a ruin, at the foot of Magazine Street, Cambridge.
The British, Sep 1, 1774, came here and seized two hundred and fifty half-barrels of powder. The legend (see Drake's "Landmarks of Middlesex") takes one back to the time and home of Evangeline. [page 79]
Just thought I'd throw that out to anyone who is interested.
Connie Uncapher - searching for Cleminshaws worldwide
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