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ocke, the present Town Clerk of Arlington, for favors granted in the examination of Records in his possession. The genealogical portion of the work is mainly confined to the families who had a residence here in the times of the Precinct, and is as complete and accurate as the greatest labor and care could make it. The preparation of the List of Soldiers given at the close of the volume was a work of greater labor than at first anticipated; but the List, as here presented, constitutes a more complete Record of the men furnished by the town for the late war than can be found elsewhere. Particulars relating to the later years of the towns of West Cambridge and Arlington may not be so full, in certain respects, as some readers might wish; but the comparative unimportance of the events of recent times in the place, and the increased accessibility of modern local records, are considered a sufficient explanation for any such apparent neglect. William R. Cutter, David Clapp & son.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The mills on the Medford turnpike. (search)
or if the proprietors of said mills shall cease to use the water privilege connected therewith. But in no other event to become void within twelve years from date hereof. And in any event to become void at the expiration of twelve years. It appears by record of January 4, 1834, that Nathan Tufts asked for leave to open a cut through the road, fifteen feet wide, to carry his new mill near the Rock, so called. This indicates that there had been at least one prior to that date. William R. Cutter, in register, Vol. III, p. 130, says: Gershom Cutter, in 1845, purchased the Tufts mill on the Medford Turnpike, rebuilt that structure which had been destroyed by fire and which was again burnt while in his charge. He was mainly engaged in sawing of mahogany. By the above we see that at least four successive mills stood on that spot—the extreme point of marsh land between the river and turnpike at the Rock. The Cutter residence was on the opposite side of the road. (See fr