e was only an act of charity to Medford.
That a division was recognized by the several towns interested, and also by the County Court, is made evident by the records of that Court.
June 18, 1672. Malden, Medford and Woburn enjoined to repair Mistick bridge, before the Oct. term of Court on penalty of 100 pounds for default.
Oct. 17, 1672. Charlestown reported that their part of the bridge was done, and Woburn that they had taken effectual order for doing their part of the work.
Sept. 6, 1687. The Court being informed that Mistick bridge is defective, order that it be forthwith repaired, and that there be rails on each side where they are wanted; by those towns that have been formerly enjoined to do the same, the towns concerned are Charlestown, Medford, Malden, Reading and Woburn, whose Selectmen are ordered to take effectual care and order for repairing the same, Charlestown to appoint the times of meeting for surveying and completing the said work, and to make returns.