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The Rev. Mr. Smith's house stood on land at the corner of North and Auburn streets.

The Charlestown records also give a description of two landing-places, on the south side of the river, owned by that town.

‘There is a piece of land, about one-half an acre belonging to the town for a landing or fishing place on Medford River, which is bounded as follows, viz.: on land formerly of Mr. Jonathan Tufts, now Brigadier Royall's, measuring from the road at the east end, back to the river, northerly 8 rods: from said east end along the road to a stake, measuring 24 rods westerly; and from said stake northerly to the river is two rods, all straight lines.’

The location of this piece of land is west of and adjoining the estate of Mr. Chandler on South street, and it was the southerly end of the ford.

‘There is a watering place belonging to the town lying on Medford river, bounded as follows: bounded on each side by the land of Mr. William Smith; southwesterly 29 1/2 rods; northeasterly 28 1/2 rods; southeasterly on the Rangeway leading to the river two rods, the breadth at the bottom next to the river, northerly 13 1/2 rods, which lies a little to the west of Smiths house.’

The watering-place above described is the gravel beach, to the east of and adjoining the Lowell Railroad location.

There was a beach at the end of the second rangeway, sometimes called the Middle rangeway, and it was known as the Middle landing. The city of Medford claims the ownership to this, as it also does to the landing at the end of the first rangeway.

There was a way leading west from the third rangeway, near where Waterworks or Capen street is now located. Also one leading from Harvard street along the southwest bounds of Governor Winthrop's farm.

The town of Charlestown laid out a way on the south side of the river, west of and adjoining Mistick bridge, for the purpose of landing materials for the repair of the

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