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ns acquired a justly high reputation for their excellent accommodations even as early as the year 1686. Mr. John Dunton, who visited Medford in that year, says: took Sanctuary in a Public, where th690, although from the testimony of Mr. Dunton, there was an ordinary kept in Medford as early as 1686. In the year 1690 the selectmen of Medford addressed the Court of General Sessions of the Peace this house was built we have no means of knowing. Very likely it was built as early as the year 1686, and may have been the house at which Mr. Dunton was entertained in that year. Mr. Willis sold telieve that the house of Mr. Willis was the house at which Mr. Dunton was entertained in the year 1686. At that date there were but three great highways leading through Medford, viz.: the highway now All the evidence tends to show the probability that the Willis' house was standing in the year 1686. This estate passed from the ownership of the Peirce heirs into that of Mr. William Willis. Mr.