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e beginning of this century it was restored to the Royall family. In 1804 Robert Fletcher, of Amherst, N. H., Samuel Dexter, of Roxbury, and Fitch Hall, son of Benjamin Hall, negotiated to purchase the Royall estate in Medford and Foxborough. Before the sale was completed Robert Fletcher withdrew from the syndicate, assigning his share to Samuel Dexter and William H. Sumner. Fitch Hall sold his share (one-third) to Benjamin Hall of Medford, Esquire, Ebenezer Hall of the same place, Tanner, and Benjamin Hall junior of the same place, Merchant, for $24,000. The estate in Medford then consisted of about five hundred twenty acres on the west side of Mystic River, about fifty acres north of the Great Brick Yard, and a Pew in the Meeting House in Medford. Bills of exchange were sent to London Oct. 21, 1805, and the deeds were passed from Henry Hutton and Elizabeth Royall Hutton to the Proprietors of Royallville. The next year Benjamin Hall, Sr., bought out the other Medford gen