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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
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o earned a livelihood were taxed each two shillings, being half what the males were assessed a head, in the tax of this date. In our town-records we find the following notices side by side: May 5, 1750: Voted to abate Thomas Brooks, jun.‘s rates (£ 4. 13s. 4d., old tenor), he being not of age. Voted to abate Lieutenant Stephen Hall's rates for his head (£ 3. 5s., old tenor), he being very old. In our earliest history, when the inhabitants had raised a certain sum in advance, two men, Nathan Lyon and Roger Scott, who had contributed their share, soon after moved out of town. At the next town-meeting, it was unanimously voted to refund to these men what they had paid. Map. Oct. 13, 1853: The town voted to authorize the selectmen to treat with Mr. Henry F. Walling, of Boston, concerning a complete map of Medford. This skilful engineer engaged to furnish one for $750. It is now just finished; and must give entire satisfaction, both as to its accuracy and beauty. Its size is