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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Some errors in Medford's histories. (search)
ouses, called forts. Josselyn is here mis-quoted. He does not speak of brick houses, nor were there any at that date (1638). It was afterwards the intention of some to unite Mr. Cradock's, Mr. Winthrop's, Mr. Wilson's and Mr. Nowell's lands river. [Register, Vol. 4, P. 71.] Mr. Cradock's Agent (Davison) commenced the building of a bridge over the river in 1638. [P. 59.] This bridge is shown upon a map made in the year 1637, it was finished by order of the General Court in 1639; it was, no doubt, in use in 1638. The bridge was one hundred and fifty-four feet and five inches long and about ten feet wide at that time. The town of Charlestown brought a suit against Mr. Davison for stopping up Mistick river with a bridge, ords of the General Court will reveal the standing of Meadford plantation at the period under consideration. From 1630 to 1638 (both inclusive) Meadford plantation was taxed in the same proportion as were the other plantations of the colony. May 13