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nuary and July, 1698. The following deposition of Major James Convers, Esq., of Woburn. concerning the old mill has been preserved: James Convers, aged about fifty-two years, being sworn, doth say, that he very well remembers the mill that stood upon the brook, at a place called Menotomy in Cambridge bounds, which mill, when it was in being, was called Captain Cooke's Mill. I, this deponent, also do know very well, that the said mill was demolished a considerable time before John Ralph [Rolfe] bought that place, and so were the other buildings; except some small ruins thereof were to be seen when said Ralph came there to live; and the said John Ralph built the mill that is now there standing, and the house and the barn; and the said Ralph bought the timber for the wheels, the irons for said mill, and the millstones, of this deponent's father and his uncle Josiah Convers; and that Lieut. Matthew Johnson, late of Woburn, built the said mill for said Ralph; that is to say,