cerned, and say that they do not deny to mend the bridge, the Court thereupon order that the towns of Woburn, Reading and Malden do mend said bridge, and make it safely passable and to perfect the same, and make it sufficient by the next term of Court, and report their doings on the same, upon penalty of five pounds for each of said towns default.
Dec. 15, 1702. The Selectmen of Woburn, Reading and Malden appear in court and say the north end of Mistick bridge is repaired and safe.
Jan. 16, 1704-5. One of the Selectmen of Woburn appeared in Court to answer to a presentment by the Grand Jury concerning a defect in the northerly half of Mistick bridge, and informed the Court that the greatest defect in the said north end of said bridge, is not in their part thereof, and if their part is not in such good repair as it should be, yet they will do it as soon as the season will permit.
Sept. 18, 1705. It was ordered that Eleazer Wyer and Samuel Brooks, surveyors of highways for the