[p. 67] being Medford bounds, 85 rods, shut up and improved by Nathan Tufts; then still northerly 169 rods, shut up and improved by Brigadier Royall, which brings us to the way which passes by our Fish place on Medford River.This way is closed at the present day. When Lieutenant-Governor Usher owned the Royall farm a complaint was made to the selectmen of Charlestown that he had stopped up a rangeway running through his farm, and he was ordered to open the same forthwith. There is no evidence that this order was complied with. ‘Second Rangeway.—Then we began at Mr. James Tufts', near Medford River, and measured southerly 120 rods, shut up and improved by James Tufts, which brings us into Charlestown; still southerly we measured 142 rods, which brings us to Menotomy road, shut up and improved by Mr. Russell.’ This way has since been laid out as a county road, and is known as Curtis street in Somerville and Winthrop street in Medford. Mr. James Tufts' house stood on what is now the corner of South and Curtis streets, and was removed by Mr. Paul Curtis to a location at the easterly corner of Summer street and Maple avenue. It was taken down a few years ago. ‘Third Rangeway.—Then we began on Menotomy road, and measured the third Rangeway northerly, partly open, and then still northerly, shut up 20 rods, partly by Dickson, partly by Smith, this being Medford bounds, then proceeded still northerly to Medford river to a Rock, which measured 160 rods, shut up and improved by the Rev. Mr. Smith.’ This way has since been opened as a public way, except that portion between West street and the river, and is known as North street in both Medford and Somerville. The rock above mentioned must have been the southerly point of Rock hill, on the opposite side of the river.
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