ord, March ye 3d 1718 To the Selectmen and Clerk of the Town of Medford.
GENTMEN/ our desire and Petition to you is that our Town Meeting may be regulated according to Law, for we know that those men that made 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 that our Town Meeting may be regulated according to law we the Subscribers Have openly declared at sd meeting, that those of our Inhabitants and only those, that are worth or have in possession to the Value of Twenty Pounds Ratable Estate may Vote at sd meeting. Samll Wade Selectmen, John Br