Webster's Dictionary 
(n.) A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; - said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia 
A Lincolnshire seaport, on the Witham, 30 m. SE. of Lincoln; exports coal, machinery, corn, and wool, and imports timber and general goods. There is a large cattle and sheep market, also canvas and sail-cloth works. Fox, the martyrologist, was a native. It has a spacious church, which is a conspicuous landmark and beacon at sea.