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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The first book of records, Medford, Mass. (search)
, who was ordained February 11, 1713. The records at this time show a list of the charges for various things, among them charges for the ordination and for the expenses of the fast, from which I quote the the following:—     Jnsi John Bradshoefor Jntertaining mr aron porter from the five & twentieth of may to ye last of Nouember being twenty eight Sabaths at two shillings pr sabath02-16-00 for jntertainment of ye minister at ye fast01-02-00 Capt Peter for veall at ye fast00-06-3 Eben Brooks for neats toong & chese at ye fast00-03-6 In May, 1714, the first step was taken toward increasing the territory of the town, by appointing a committee to consult with the Selectmen of Charlestown and obtain consent to a part of the same being set off to Medford. The remainder of the book contains accounts of frequent town meetings, at which most of the actions taken were relative to repairing the meeting-house, building pews, defining where the people should be seated, and voting <