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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Meeting-house brook and the second Meeting-house. (search)
delight to the children,—for here they wade and sail their boats. Now it quickens pace and passes under a small stone bridge at Winthrop street, where the white flowers of the turtle-head guard the archway; swings around past the place where John Albree once held its waters back to run his grist-mill, and like an arrow crosses the meadow, flows under the roadway near site of the second meeting-house, and wends its way to the river. A part of this old Woburn road, now High street, just by tst ten years had gone by, and the capacity of the old house must have been taxed to its utmost. On January 10th and later on, the 24th of January, 1726, in two town-meetings, the whole matter was definitely settled by the town purchasing of Mr. John Albree land adjoining Marble brook (Marrbelle brook in Town Records) for £ 55 for one acre, and deciding to build a new meeting-house thereon. A building committee of eleven men, whose names were important ones in the town's history, were chosen t