and recorded, shall be sufficient assurance to every such free inhabitant, his and their heirs and assigns, of such estate of inheritance, or as they shall have in any such houses, lands, or frank-tenements.
（See History of the Indians.)
Mr. Wm. Wood, who resided some years in the Colony, published, in 1634, the following description of Medford:--
Towards the north-west of this bay is a great creek, upon whose shore is situated the village of Medford, a very fertile and pleasant place, s to meeting; Each man equipped, on Sunday morn, With psalm-book, shot, and powder-horn; And looked in form, as all must grant, Like the ancient true church-militant; Or fierce, like modern deep divines, Who fight with quills, like porcupines.
Wood describes the Indians of this region thus:--
First, of their stature; most of them being between five and six feet high, straight-bodied, strongly composed, smooth-skinned, merry-countenanced, of complexion somewhat more swarthy than Spaniards,