how cause for locating it as above described.
Fortunately the early records of the town of Charlestown (see the Third Report of the Boston Record Commissioners) furnish all the evidence necessary to locate the ancient ford at Mistick, extracts from which are as follows:
A record of land laid out in Charlestown bounds on this side of the Menotomie's River (being called the Stinted Pasture) unto the Proprietors thereof, according to a vote of theirs passed when convened together, March 10th 1684-5.
To John Foule, Fourteen Acres, through which is laid a Highway to the Ford, and a Highway by the upper side of the Bridge to the River, said land bounded westnortherly and northeasterly by Mistick River: eastsoutherly by the Highway and Farm: southwesterly by Ebenezer Austin: and westnortherly by a Rangeway.
The parcel of land above described was situated — n both sides of what is now South street and west of Main street. It included all the land between South street and the