\wˈɔːtətˌa͡ʊn], \wˈɔːtətˌaʊn], \w_ˈɔː_t_ə_t_ˌaʊ_n]\
Definitions of WATERTOWN, MASS.
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Was settled in 1630 by colonists under Sir Richard Saltonstall. In 1631 the townspeople declined to pay a tax of Â£60 levied by the "assistants," thus protesting against their autocratic rule, which bore fruit in the establishment of a more popular governmental plan in 1632. In 1775 the Provincial Congress met at Watertown.
By John Franklin Jameson