We are approaching the 250th anniversary of an act of the Massachusetts colonial legislature finalized on May 26, 1773. The act defined the boundaries of a new standing order parish on the “pond plain in the Jamaica end” of the Town of Roxbury. These standing order parishes were part of the organization of the colony, providing for the militia as well as taxation used for a meetinghouse and an educated teacher. It can be argued that the founding of the Third Parish of…Find out more »
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