numerous, and as early as 1805 a daily stage was started between Medford and Boston.
The starting of this local line was then considered a great undertaking.
It seems difficult to believe that there was a time when one stage-coach between Medford and Boston was sufficient to accommodate the passengers between these places.
Medford had her stage-coach days, just as surely as she is now having electric-car and automobile days.
The high-water mark of the coaching period was from 1820 to 1840.
Something different from an annual publication in an almanac of stage lines with the time of arrival and departure was then needed, and the want was supplied by Badger and Porter's Stage Register.
This was a supplement to a newspaper (the American Traveller), and was published once in three months at No. 72 Market street (corner Market and Court streets) Boston.
It gives full data in regard to stage travel, and was published from 1825 to 1836.
In the issue of November i, 1825, the f
needs an answer, if you can find anybody who has lived long enough.
There was a battle there once.
In or near 1840 a wild excitement arose among the boys in Medford, especially at the old brick schoolhouse, which stood behind the Unitariit, walking as before on Salem street, we were struck with the different character of the noises.
The furious gun-fire of 1840 was no longer in evidence.
The cannon reports were of rather slow recurrence and seemingly at regular intervals.
The fierst Parish.
From conversation with the adjutant-general's assistant at the State House we learn that Massachusetts, in 1840, had twenty-six artillery companies and eighty-three of infantry, a much larger proportion of artillery than in later year. Stetson describes.
This and various other features hardly served to keep the military spirit alive in Medford (for in 1840 there was here no military company), though perhaps this Cornwallis may have roused some, as the next year the Brooks Phal