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[p. 82] street (corner Market and Court streets) Boston. It gives full data in regard to stage travel, and was published from 1825 to 1836.

In the issue of November i, 1825, the following will give an idea of its scope:—

Medford and Boston Mail Stage, leaves post office, Medford, every day, except Sundays, at 8 A. M., and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 P. M.

——leaves Wildes & Hosmer's, Elm-st. Boston, every day, except Sundays, at 1-2 past 12, noon, and Wednesday and Saturday at 6 P. M. through Charlestown—distance 5 miles—fare 371 cents.


After this we do not find the stage thus designated, though Mr. Wyman, without doubt, transported the mail.

The Post Office at that time was in Porter's store, and William Rogers was postmaster from 1818 to 1828.

Occasional changes in time were made, and No. 12, issued May 1, 1827, is as follows in regard to our local stage:—

Medford and Boston Stage, at 1/2 past 7 A. M. and 2 P. M.— leaves Wildes', No. 11 Elm street, Boston, every day, except Sunday, at 12 M. and 1/2 past 5 P. M.—through Charlestown—distance 5 miles—Proprietor, Joseph Wyman, Jr.

Our citizens were now being accommodated with two stages daily, while four other lines passed through Medford, northward.

These last were not all daily stages. From some towns both mail and accommodation stages started; the former generally carried fewer passengers, went faster, and the fare was a little more.

Between the Woburn and the Medford stage was a great rivalry as to which could go the faster; the former had four horses, the latter two.

In 1832 the Boston and Concord Stage, via Derry, and the Boston and Concord, N. H., Stage, via Lowell, passed through Medford.

Our 1805 stage, according to one of the almanacs of

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