rising township had grown.
Two old sheets of paper are reminders of Mr. Brooks' record, and suggest the present writing.
One is a letter that, having served its purpose, was consigned to a waste-basket years ago, and recently came to light.
It reads as follows:
Boston & Maine Railroad Office, Haymarket Square. Boston, May 28, 1855. Mr. Paul:—
Sir:—Please have an extra this P. M. to take land sale party to Wellington's at 2 3/4 P. M. & bring back the cars.
Yours, &c., THOs. S. Williams.
There are several interesting things about that paper.
First, the perforation of the desk spindle, and the location of the old station house that Medford people remember so well.
Then there is a burnt place in the paper, perhaps from some one's cigar or pipe, and the following in pencil:—
September 23, 1910. To J. E. Wellington:—
I rescued this from the waste basket years ago. Thought it might interest you.
Sincerely yours, F. A. Wait.
Incidentally, we notice