that the affier of plan of Medford 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 numer
e plat exceeds not the quantity of a thousand acres and does not interfere with any former grant.
Sent up for concurrence
J. Quincy, Spkr.
In House of Representatives Dec. 22, 1736
Read again and question put whether the plat shall be accepted, It passed in the negative
Dec. 29, 1736.
Read again and reconsidered and ordered Sent up for concurrence,
J. Quincy, Spkr.
In Council Dec. 31, 1736.
Read and concurred
Simon Frost.Dep. Sec.
Jan. 1, 1737.
All the above is self-explanatory, but where was the Old Harry's Town?
The N. H. Manual, page 41, under the head of Manchester, says:--
This territory was originally known as Harry town or Old Harry Town-. . . Granted by Mason Apr. 17, 1735, to Capt Wm Tyng's Snow-shoe men and hence called Tyngstown Incorporated as Derryfield Sep 3 1751
Medford's town farm.
As already stated, this town farm was procured in the interest of religion and education.
Its development and care s