Partnership of Historic Bostons
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MEDICINE AND MORTALITY IN 17TH-CENTURY BOSTON
STARTS SEPTEMBER 7


MORE EVENTS WILL BE ADDED IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. 
Why September 7?
In 1630, a  Puritan fleet of 11 ships with nearly 1,000 passengers sailed for New England with the Charter from King Charles I.  Many Puritans settled at Trimountaine on the Shawmut Peninsula.

About 10 percent of Boston, a port city in Lincolnshire, England, came to Trimountaine including five future Governors. Bostonian Thomas Dudley suggested that Trimountaine be renamed after the English town. The Court agreed, and on September 7, 1630, the new town of Boston came officially into existence as the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  On the left is St. Botolph's Parish Church in Lincolnshire, known as The Stump. 
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