f reading a paper, descriptive of the first book of the town records, the same being later published in the Register.
In that paper I stated that I was firmly convinced that we have now all the records of the Town of Medford that ever existed (Mr. Brooks and Mr. Usher to the contrary notwithstanding), and gave my reasons for this belief.
I find my contention ably seconded in the excellent article of Mr. Hooper, in which he says, The loss of early town records, so often lamented, may be largelymade the law were wiser than we are and there-fore we the Subscribers will by no means be the Breakers of the same and therefore if our Town meeting be not regulated according to law, we must enter this diffent against it. Thomas Willis Senr, Ebenr Brooks, Peter Tufts, John Whitmore, Samll Brooks, Stephen Hall, Jonathan Hall, Percivall Hall, Francis Whitmore, Thomas Hall, John Whitmore, Isaac Farewell
Medford March ye 3 1718
In Answer to the desire and Request of some of our Inhabitants t