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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., Medford a century ago—1819. (search)
a Turner's was probably at Mill lane, so called, and all of the above tallies with the action of the town. Here is a breeze from the shipyards: Voted to allow Abner Bartlett's account for money paid for chips and wood for school. Great stuff for kindling and stove wood were the chips and blocks from the shipyards, better than the bagwood of today. In the days when the sea was old And the builders lithe and young, From timber that gleamed like gold This carpet of chips was flung. Feb, Voted, to allow Rebecca Blanchard's account for schooling a child of Rufus P [——]24 weeks to Oct 31 last year $3.00 She was one of the schoolmistresses for poor children. At the same meeting 13 in all men were approved as enginemen, and it was Voted to allow Daniel Symms five dollars in full of his account for 46 ladder dogs. . . . Daniel Wait $25.17 for ladders and painting cases. This was in the days of the Grasshopper, and the fire department wasn't motorized. And who shall say