ton and Maine, Thomas West.
On the first Tuesday in June, 1846, at their meeting at Concord, the commissioners ordered the petitioners to give notice to all these interested persons and corporations of its meeting for a view, and a hearing at the Medford Hotel on 10th of August next, at ten of the clock in the forenoon, by serving each of the land owners named with a copy of this petition and order thereon, fourteen days before said view, etc.
The copy mentioned is endorsed as to Mrs. Eliza Perkins and is attested by the signature of John T. White, Constable of Medford.
In all there were forty or more.
The only corporation we notice is the First Baptist Society in Malden.
We must accept this as documentary evidence that the Medford Branch Rail-Road Company had but brief existence, and that the Branch railroad was built by the Boston and Maine and always has been a part of its system.
And now arises the query, Just when was it built and when did it begin operation of passeng