idge and the causey adjoining.
Medford town records say that July 25, 1757,Samuel Brooks, Esq., Stephen Hall, Esq., and Capt. Caleb Brooks, be a committee to agree with suitable persons to rebuild the south side of Medford great bridge with wood or stone.
We are now to consider the measures taken to place the whole charge of maintaining Mistick bridge upon the town of Medford, it being evident that the methods then existing were most unsatisfactory.
At a town-meeting held in Woburn, July 21, 1760, a committee was chosen to agree with the town of Medford upon a sum of money, by the payment of which the said town of Woburn might be finally discharged from any further care of Mistick bridge.
The towns of Malden and Reading also chose committees for the same purpose.
At a town-meeting held in Medford, May 13, 1761, a committee was chosen to treat with Woburn, Reading, and Malden, concerning Medford bridge, and to acquit any of them that shall comply: from all further charge, and a