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[p. 41] of which size and form your comee recommend as the best for the accommodation of the Town; Your Comee have inquired and find that the Town can have a piece of land of Mrs. Hepzibah Hall on the Andover and Medford turnpike [Forest St.] for ten dollars a foot of front, 75 ft. deep with the barn thereon standing, or she will deduct fifty Dollars if the Town should not want the barn, in which case it will cost $450. The Town would want about 50 feet; this piece your Comee recommend as the best and most suitable for the Town they have the offer of a piece of land of Mr. Cotting, on the opposite side of the same Turnpike 67 ft. front × 70 ft. deep for $600. they also have the offer of a piece of land of Mrs. Buel 47 ft. front & 106 ft. deep with the buildings thereon for $3000—but your Comee are of an opinion that the piece of Mrs. Buel's will cost more than the Town will be willing to pay. The Comee recommend that they be discharged from any further duty on the subject. Isaac Sprague, Elisha Stetson, Daniel Lawrence, Committee.’

This report having been made and considered, it was voted ‘To adopt the recommendation of the Committee in said report so far as to build a Town house.’

It was then moved to build on Mrs. Hall's land as recommended by the committee in said report, ‘which motion was negatived 108 to 80.’

In spite of the committee's opinion about the wishes of the town in regard to paying as much as three thousand dollars, the selectmen and town clerk were empowered to purchase Mrs. Buel's land at a price not exceeding the amount mentioned.

In April, 1833, the above committee reported that they had agreed with Mrs. Buel for the land on the corner of High and Main street, and the town voted that they be empowered to complete the purchase, take a warranty deed and draw upon the treasury for the money. This deed is now on file in the office of the City Clerk of Medford.

John P. Clisby, Turell Tufts, and Daniel Lawrence

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