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[p. 6] coins—silver dollar of 1884, quarter dollar of 1876, dime of 1884, dime of 1873, five cent nickel of 1884 and a bronze cent of 1884. No trace of any paper, or of Mercury, which was said to have been enclosed, was found therewith. As the vault was yet to be constructed, Superintendent Adams took charge of the contents, which were placed in two new wooden boxes which were coated with a preservation composition.

Prior to January 9, 1925, a concrete vault three feet, four inches square inside and one foot, nine inches deep, its enclosing wall seven inches thick, had been prepared. Mr. Tutten, who redressed the base stone with its inscription, prepared at the West Medford granite works a slab of Milford granite twelve inches thick, large enough to entirely cover the vault. In the box with its contents was placed a written account (as above given) of the occurrence of the opening, and a copy of the Register as above named securely wrapped in black Neponset paper for its better preservation. At 1.35 P. M. on Friday, January 9, 1925, Mr. Tutten rolled the new base stone in position over the vault in which the boxes of Indian remains had just been placed, and directly afterward re-erected the monument upon it.

Its inscribed die is also of Milford granite, while the upright shaft is of Rockport. The irregular cap-stone is a conglomerate, better known as Roxbury puddingstone, and is smaller than before, as on its overturning on Halloween a piece was broken from it.

In the present writing we have endeavored to answer the query of our caption, and will summarize thus:—

These stones of various kinds were a memorial to some of the aboriginal dwellers at this particular spot, erected at the instance of Mr. Francis Brooks, then owner and resident, in 1884. The property had been in the Brooks family since 1656, and in the sale to the real estate trust no provision was made for their preservation as memorials. It is well that owing to the efforts of one of our aldermen the city has taken it over and placed

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