l judg most for the Towns interest.
Medford had two years before petitioned for a thousand acres of province land and employed a surveyor to lay out the same.
A plat and description thereof was required and was returned to the General Court in 1736.
The grant of December 29 received the signature of Governor Belcher on January I, 1736-7 (see Massachusetts Archives, also elsewhere in this issue). There being no legislation requiring it, that committee probably considered the plan of Medford 1736-7 (see Massachusetts Archives, also elsewhere in this issue). There being no legislation requiring it, that committee probably considered the plan of Medford as unnecessary.
In 1898 there was published by G. W. Stadly & Co. an Atlas of Medford, consisting of twenty-one double pages.
Upon one of these is the Tufts map of 1794 and the reprint of the Walling map we have alluded to. The first plate shows the entire territory of the city in colors, and has Arabic numerals in each shade referring to the succeeding sectional plates, while the various wards are designated by Roman.
A peculiar feature is the section above the Fellsway, then called Osgood
e city clerk's office with the book in our lap and copied verbatim the town's doings of nearly two centuries agone, and were reminded of the flight of present time every quarter hour by the cathedral chimes just outside.
Evidently that the king's business demands haste was the thought in those days, as the town warrant, dated February 3, 1735-6, called a town meeting three days later and some others in lesser time.
Att a town meeting legally convened In Medford february ye 6th Day 1735-6 Capt Ebenezer Brooks chosen Moderator . . . Voted to Chuse a commitee of Two Persons to Lookout Sum Sutable Place in the unappropriated Lands of this Provence to Lay out the thousand Acres of Land Granted to the said town of Medford by the Genrl Court in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty-five where it may be most advantageous to the town and the Said Commtee are hereby Empowered to Imploy Such men for Surveyor and Chain men as they shall Judg most Proper and they are to Procicute