edford and the land voted to petition for should be left to ye Discretion of the Committee the Town have Imployed in that affaier to act therein as they shall 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 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