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ed wool for spinning, and had lathes for turning wood.
His house, of two stories, which he built, stood about six rods north-east from his mill.
The mill stood more than forty years, and was once used for the manufacture of pomatum and starch.
1746: This year the tidemill, near Sandy Bank, was built; and it was the first of the kind in that part of the town.
As it is now standing, it may be worth while to state a few facts touching its origin.
Articles of agreement were concluded, Feb. 20, 1746, between Richard Sprague, cooper, Samuel Page, yeoman, Simon Tufts, Esq., physician, John Willis, yeoman, Stephen Hall, trader, Stephen Bradshaw, yeoman, Simon Bradshaw, leather-dresser, and Benjamin Parker, blacksmith, on the one part, all of Medford, and owners of land; and, on the other part, Stephen Hall, Samuel Page, and Stephen Willis, of Medford, husbandmen, and Benjamin Parker, of Charlestown, housewright, as undertakers.
They, of the first part, give the portions of land they o