certain piece of land with a dwelling house, having a frontage on High street of seven rods and twenty-two links, to land of Widow Gray.
The record of Medford ships shows that he built his last ships in 1834 and 1835, one in each year, and that after 1835 the building at the Magoun ship-yard was by others.
It would appear that the mansion-house was commenced at about the time of his retirement, about 1835.
Facing page 357 in Brooks' History of Medford (1855) is a steel engraving by F. T. Stuart, showing the house and stable, with (presumably) the owner in his carriage driving out across the sidewalk.
Two pieces of statuary, and large vases, adorn the ample grounds.
An iron fence surmounts the granite wall in front.
A. C. Rawson was the delineator, and the print also bears the name of O. R. Wilkinson, Medford's daguerrean artist of that time.
But for the eastern chimney being a little out of place, (probably the fault of the delineator) the view is an excellent one, and valua