termination of the law.
Jan. 23, 1693-4. The Selectmen of Medford appear in Court and answer that their part of the bridge is in good repair.
This prompt order of the Court had its effect upon the delinquent towns, for Woburn, the leader in the controversy, appeared in Court, Dec. 15, 1694, and the record says, That Woburn's return in regard to repairs on the northerly half of Mystic bridge, accepted by the Court.
Woburn records also say, That the bridge was sufficiently mended by Josiah Convers, Sworn Surveyor, and returns made as aforesaid, and recorded.
In obeying the order of the Court without appeal, the three towns were doubtless influenced by the language of the Court in saying that these defects in the bridge were brought to its notice before the late law respecting bridges, and also by the decision of the Court that in the future it should be left to the determination of the law. These towns based their hopes of avoiding in the future any expense on account of Mistick