fter, at the expense of the Province.
The records of the General Court say that Oct. 10th. 1641 it is ordered that Lieut. Sprague and Edward Converse should repair the bridge at Medford over Mistick river, and the same be paid for out of the Treasury.
Oct 17th. 1643. Mr. Edward Tomlins should have 22 pounds to repair Mistick bridge, to make it strong and sufficient, for which sum of 22 pound he hath undertaken it.
At a General Court at Boston, for elections the 6th. of the 3rd.
Ralph Sprague and Edward Converse are appointed to view tile bridge at Mistick, and what charge they conceive meet to be presently expended for the making it sufficient and prevent the ruin thereof, or by further delay to endanger it, by agreeing with workmen for the complete repairing thereof and to make their return to Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Russell and what they shall do herein to be satisfied out of the Treasury.
March, 1647-8. Capt. Ting, Mr. Glover, Lieft.
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hat where lands are fenced in, to stake out the road at least four rods wide, and where the land was low and wet, there to lay out the same six or more rods in breadth. . . .
April 7, 1674.
The committee to lay out the highway between Mistick bridge and Woburn made its report.
It is impossible to tell from the description where this way was located; such landmarks as the Halfway swamp, Bare Hill, and Elbow Hill are mentioned.
It probably includes substantially the laying out of the year 1646, and is no doubt the way from Woburn to Cradock bridge as it exists at the present day, through North Winthrop, Woburn, High, and Main streets.
On the above-mentioned day the committee appointed to settle the highway between Cambridge and Malden made its report: From the new County road by the Slate Hill, over the sorrelly plain through Mr. Winthrop's farm to the road leading to Mistick Bridge, and from there over Gravelly Bridge, and to the left over the plains to Malden.
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