o Mistick bridge for some years; they, however, were not easy under their burden of repairing the bridge, and made several ineffectual efforts to rid themselves of the charge.
Woburn appointed a committee to go before the General Court with a petition that they be eased of the burden of Mistick bridge, or have liberty of a landing-place at the river.
And Reading voted to try to get clear of mending Mistick bridge in future.
In 1725 the town of Charlestown sold to Aaron Cleveland and Samuel Kendall a piece of upland and marsh, situated on the corner of the great road leading to Charlestown and the way leading to the Ford; the way to the river on the upper side of the bridge was also included in the sale, and one of the conditions of the sale was that the grantees should forever maintain and keep in repair the southerly half of Mistick bridge and the causey adjoining.
The records of the County Court say that March 15, 1736, the towns of Medford, Charlestown, Woburn, Reading and M