tt's preaching, a Methodist class was formed which met every Sabbath afternoon, and weekly prayer-meetings were held.
These meetings continued until 1823, when the first revival ever known in Medford occurred, and a Methodist Society of forty members was organized.
A building adjoining Cradock bridge called Mead's Hall was leased and fitted up, and a Sunday-school of about twenty members was formed.
For seven years Brother Brackett continued to hold services in Medford, assisted by Revs. J. N. Maffitt and C. K. True.
In 1828 a second revival occurred, in which many of the Sunday-school scholars were converted and joined the class.
The same year the society was incorporated as The First Methodist Episcopal Church in Medford, with Josiah Brackett, Isaac McElroy, Jonathan Gross, George Williams, William James, James D. Yates, Alvah Smith and Louis Janson as trustees, and a house of worship, 25 × 40 feet, was built on Cross street. This building now stands on Salem street, two doors