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[p. 85] Jerry,’ so the joke went round that ‘Wyman had a Tom and Jerry within and without.’

Samuel Blanchard, who started the rival line, also carried on an extensive livery business for many years, using both stage and omnibus. I am unable to give the dates of this enterprise, but both stage and omnibus seem to have been used even after the Medford Branch Railroad was put in operation in 1847, for a business card reads as follows:—

S. Blanchard's Medford omnibus.

The Medford Omnibus leaves A. Baker's Medford House, Medford, at 9 o'clock, A. M., and 1 o'clock, P. M.

Leaves L. Slade's Central House, No. 9 Brattle Square, Boston, at 10 1-2 o'clock, A. M., and 4 o'clock P. M. Fare 18 3-4 cents from Office to Office, 25 cents when called for or left at a passenger's residence.

On Sundays.

Leaves Medford, at 8 o'clock A. M., and 6 o'clock, P. M.

Leaves Boston, at 9 1-4 o'clock, A. M., and 7 1-2 o'clock, P. M. Fare 25 cents.

Medford, Sept., 1849.

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