would do nothing to the same.
The town of Woburn also voted to employ counsel for its defence, and the town of Reading voted not to repair Mistick bridge unless compelled to by law.
Malden also took similar action.
The town of Medford appointed a committee to attend the premises from Court to Court, until there should be a final determination and settlement of Mistick bridge.
The Court of General Sessions of the Peace answered this defiance of these towns in the following manner, Jan. 20, 1693-4: Whereas there was an order of the General Court, referring the settlement of Mistick bridge, to the County Court of Middlesex, and said Court ordering the repairs of said bridge to be by the respective towns of Charlestown, Reading, Woburn, Maiden and Medford, according to their wonted manner, until the General Court make further provision, and the defects of said bridge having been presented to this Court, before the late law respecting bridges, the Court order that the respective to