ed and forty-one rods and sixteen links to land of the heirs of Thomas Russell, late of Boston, deceased, and here the road is laid six rods wide; thence the same course over the land of the heirs of said Russell ten rods and fourteen links to a stake by land of Elias Haskett Derby, and here the road is laid out six rods wide; thence over land of said Derby, thirty-eight rods and six links to a heap of stones at the point of the rocks, by or near the Middlesex canal,
See sketch made by Caleb Swan, register, Vol.
XIV, p. 68, also Vol.
XIII, p. 97. and here the road is laid out three rods wide; thence the road is laid out twenty rods to a stake in the rail fence, and here the road is laid out three rods wide; and thence southeasterly fifty-four rods, and here the road is laid out six rods wide; and thence the same course, fifty-two rods and six links, and here the road is laid out four rods wide; and thence the same course seventy-one rods and six links to land of John Tufts, and h
story since 1855), vanishes; and must be added to the catalogue of Medford Myths.
But how came this accident to happen?
We will summon a former Medford man, Caleb Swan.
His testimony is not a deposition under oath to be filed in court, but is, however, in writing and interleaved in his copy of Mr. Brooks' history at page 493, on which page is written 1824 beside the printed 1825. Mr. Swan evidently observed the dissimilarity in date, but makes no note of the error as to Lafayette.
Mr Dudley Hall told me in 18533 [that] Mr. Touro lent his own horse to a military friend to ride on the Parade—and his friend sent his own horse to Mr Touro, to use in pl when he fell out—his leg was broken below the knee.
The Parade was the fall inspection of the militia of Boston and Chelsea and the review on the Common.
Mr. Swan purchased five copies of the History of Medford at its publication in '55, and in 1905 his personal copy with his interleavings was given to the Historical Socie