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[106] this Court, within twelve months, for confirmation for the uses within mentioned.

In Council, read and concurred.--Dec. 29th: Consented to,

A true copy, examined,

Thaddeus Mason, Deputy-Secretary.

This grant was accepted; and Mr. Wm. Willis and Capt. John Hall were chosen to carry the whole matter through. The consequence was a selection of one thousand acres on the Piscataqua River, near the Merrimac. This tract was called the “Town's farm;” but it was not of great value.

Dec. 3, 1737: Here we find the first record of the drawing of jurymen in the town. John Albree and Benjamin Tufts are drawn for the Supreme Court. Few jurymen were needed; but Medford undoubtedly furnished its share from the beginning.

It may be interesting to many to see another record of a town-meeting. Familiar names will be found to recur; but offices have increased:--

At a town-meeting, legally convened at Medford, March 7, 1748, Mr. Andrew Hall was chosen Moderator.

Dea. Benj. Willis,Selectmen.
Capt. Samuel Brooks,
Lieut. Stephen Hall,
Thomas Seccomb, Town-clerk.
Benj. Parker, Town-treasurer.
Joseph Tufts,Assessors.
Thos. Brooks,
Edward Hall,
Stephen Willis, chosen Constable, refused to serve, and paid £ 10, old tenor.
Francis Whitmore, 2d Constable, but refused to serve, and paid £ 10, old tenor.
Samuel Reeves, 3d Constable. He refused to serve, and paid £ 10, old tenor.
Samuel Page, hired to serve as Constable, for £ 25, old tenor.
Jonathan Hall,Tything-men.
Henry Fowle,
Stephen Bradshaw,Surveyors of Highways.
Lieut. John Francis,
Stephen Greenleaf,
Samuel Brooks, jun,Fence-viewers.
William Tufts,
John Hall,
Stephen Greenleaf,Hog-reeves.
John Bishop,
Ebenezer Francis,
John Tufts,Wood-corders.
Jacob Polly,
Thomas Brooks,
Jonathan Watson,Surveyors of Boards and Timber.
Capt. Saml. Brooks,
Samuel Reeves, Pound-keeper.
Samuel Francis,Haywards or Field-drivers.
Benjamin Tufts,
Simon Bradshaw,Deer-reeves.
Joseph Tufts,
Dea. Thomas Hall, Sealer of Leather.
Benjamin Parker, Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Stephen Bradshaw, Grand-juror.
Andrew Hall, Esq.,A Committee to manage the affair of obtaining some part of the lands now belonging to Charlestown, with the inhabitants thereon.
Capt. Samuel Brooks,
Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun.,
Zechariah Poole,
Ebenezer Brooks,
Joseph Tufts,A Committee to audit the Town-treasurer's accounts for the year past, 1747, and the town's accounts likewise.
Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun.,
Thomas Brooks,

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