hool children to send answers naming the event the picture was drawn to illustrate.
To those entering the contest, sums of money were awarded for correct answers, and I think it greatly to the credit of our city that six girls of Medford and three boys won prizes.
The description of No. 72 was William Tufts of Medford nailing his red coat to staff as a substitute for British flag, at the attack on Louisburg, May 3, 1745.
The life story of the child of Scotch-Irish descent whose birth was May I, 1732, is one full of interest.
With the immigration of the sturdy and worthy Scotch-Irish to New England, several families came to Medford.
William McClintock, when others of his companions went on to found the town of Londonderry, N. H., named for their old world home, settled on the Mystic river.
He married four times, had nineteen children and died at the age of ninety.
I do not know how long he remained here, but for some years the McClintock name was on the town records.
In the record of this meeting, as also in the warrant calling it, every word is spelled correctly, although capitals are used indiscriminately.
Notwithstanding the report of the selectmen relative to who should have a right to vote in town meetings, as I have read to you, another meeting was called for March 24th, at which the question of the qualification of voters was referred to Mr. Remington and Major Bond for their opinion, they to report at a meeting to be called in May.
The meeting was called and evidently they reported, as there was a vote of thanks passed for them at that meeting, but I find nothing in the record to tell what the opinion was.
Town meetings, as you all probably know, were held in the meeting-house, and so continued to be until the formation of the second church in 1824, by which action the church and town became two distinct organizations and the affairs of the church were no longer regulated in town meetings.
They were always called