he present 43 High street (the third frame house built in Medford), and Turell Tufts, who died in 1842, son of Dr. Simon Tufts.
A print of the Blanchard Tavern was shown.
Here the New Hampshire troops were mustered in, and public meetings were held after the meetinghouse ceased to be town property.
Hezekiah Blanchard was the tavern-keeper in Revolutionary times.
He and his son both served in the army.
His name is on the roll of minute-men.
A warrant for Isaac Royall, Senior, issued in 1734, a pair of spectacles inscribed The gift of I. Royall to Simon Tufts, Esq., and a silver communion plate bequeathed to the Church of Christ in Medford were all the exhibits which referred personally to the ancient owners of the house.
A special act of the General Court was necessary before the plate could be accepted by the church in Medford.
There were interesting letters from Revolutionary soldiers in camp and in prison, the diary of Deacon Benjamin Willis, a prominent Medford citizen be