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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
They appointed Benjamin Hall a member of the Committee of Supplies. Flour, rice, pease, pickaxes, saws, cartridge-paper, and other necessaries were shipped to Concord and Worcester. In November seven cannon were bought, and Mr. Gill and Mr. Benjamin Hall were desired to get them out of Boston to some place in the country. This was a hazardous undertaking. The guns were loaded with other goods, concealed in loads of hay and wood, and in other ingenious ways the strict watch of the guards wrobable that these cannon were stored in Medford, for April 28, 1775, the Committee of Safety ordered: That the cannon now in Medford be immediately brought to this town (Cambridge) under direction of Captain Foster. In the following March (1775) Hall sent to Concord 60 bbls. of pork, 50 axes and helves, 50 wheelbarrows, and materials for constructing barracks. The first mention of a Committee of Correspondence on the Town Records occurs under date of March 13, 1775; but, six months before,