the grantees should forever maintain and keep in repair the southerly half of Mistick bridge and the causey adjoining.
The records of the County Court say that March 15, 1736, the towns of Medford, Charlestown, Woburn, Reading and Malden by their respective agents appear in Court, to answer to their presentment for not repairing Mistick bridge, and the said towns plead not guilty, and move to be tried by the Court.
The Court thereupon order that Francis Foxcroft, Joseph Mason, and Ephraim Williams, Esqrs., be a committee to repair the bridge mentioned in presentment, view the circumstances, and state the divisional line; consider on which side of the line the defect is, and report to the Court at their adjournment, and that the bridge be forthwith repaired by Capt. Aaron Cleveland, and the charge borne as the Court shall order, and that the committee give reasonable notice of their coming.
The committee report that the said bridge, except in one particular, in the hollow work, i