arge of maintaining Mistick bridge upon the town of Medford, it being evident that the methods then existing were most unsatisfactory.
At a town-meeting held in Woburn, July 21, 1760, a committee was chosen to agree with the town of Medford upon a sum of money, by the payment of which the said town of Woburn might be finally discharged from any further care of Mistick bridge.
The towns of Malden and Reading also chose committees for the same purpose.
At a town-meeting held in Medford, May 13, 1761, a committee was chosen to treat with Woburn, Reading, and Malden, concerning Medford bridge, and to acquit any of them that shall comply: from all further charge, and also to treat with the General Court if there be reason.
Woburn was discharged in consequence of the above vote by paying the sum of 26 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence lawful money.
Reading paid 14 pounds lawful money and Malden 16 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence lawful money.
Agreements were drawn up between Medfo