Battle of the bees.
[Inserted by some former residents, and found upon page 26 of a History of Medford
' volume was published in 1855.
Another attached paper commented upon the announcement of the same from the Unitarian
Along with the above are several newspaper clippings in relation to pugnacious bees.
was about forty years of age at the time of the battle he described, and his entry is made twenty-five years after the occurrence, in a legible hand, on the old-fashioned blue writing paper, and attached with bits of red wafer to the margin of the leaf.
Doubtless the occurrence made a vivid impression upon the youngsters of the neighborhood, as fifty-eight years afterward Mr. Swan
's nephew took up the story and added more details, and also an incident his uncle omitted from his account thirty-three years before, as seen below.
Bees in a dwelling House.