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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., Wood's dam and the mill beyond the Mystic. (search)
g some power by turning the river's current against the millwheel. On November 14 following, the Medford selectmen voted, that Mr. Richardson make inquiry in regard to Wood's dam and report at meeting on Monday evening next. On November 21 they voted, that counsel be engaged to take charge of the matter of Wood's Dam now pending before the Supreme Court, the same to be referred to Mr. Richardson. Winter was setting in, and the boating season over. No more appears of record till July 17, 1871, when Messrs.——and——appeared on account of Wood's dam, and it was voted, that Mr. Richardson be a committee to take legal advice, and so the summer passed away. It is probable that Mr. Wood continued to use the water-power, but on February 5, 1872, the complainant who first appeared came again with the old, old story, and still another season passed, and on October 21 he appeared again. By this time a decision had been rendered by the court, adversely to Mr. Wood, and it was then v