An old-time Muster.
The mystery of the cannon-balls, recently exhumed in Medford
, was soon solved.
While the Register (which had the story in advance of the daily papers) was being printed, Capt. Albert A. Samson
, who, when a boy of nine years, resided near Salem street, told the story of the target practice of a Boston artillery company at present Cherry street.
His story has been printed in the Medford Mercury
, as also the recollections of same event given by Elisha Curtis
, who was also interested in the quest of facts.
A week had not passed when another old Medford
boy sent to the editor a letter relating thereto, telling practically the same story and differing but few years in time from their dates, and also adds a bit to our local history well worth reading.
This last is immaterial as it is highly probable that several similar events occurred in Medford
Those were the ‘piping times of peace’ for even though the Mexican War
took place it was unpopular in New England