If to any persons some of the foregoing pictures seem to represent the town in a somewhat unfavorable aspect, they will do well to consider that the Medford of 1847 should be compared with contemporary municipalities, and not with the Medford of 1902.
The town was relatively wealthy.
By the State census of 1845, it was number twenty-six in that respect, while fifty-two others had a larger number of polls.
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