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taste and profit, have adorned our highways with forest-trees, whose summer shade will soon shelter the fashionable lady in her morning promenade, and the weary animals in their noonday labor. Streets in Medford have received the following names: High, Main, Forest, Salem, Ashland, Oakland, Washington, Fountain, Fulton, Court, Cross, Park, Pleasant, Purchase, South, Middlesex, Water, Ship, Canal, Cherry, Webster, Almont, Cottage, Ash, Oak, Chestnut, Grove, Garden, Paris, Chaplin, Mystic, Brooks, Allston, Vernon, Irving, Auburn, Prescott, West, Laurel. Appropriation for highways from Feb. 1, 1850, to Feb. 1, 1851$1,500.00 Appropriation for highways from Feb. 15, 1854, to Feb. 15, 1855$1,800.00 Expenses of street lamps for the same times$323.75 Bridges. The bridge across Mystic River, in the centre of Medford, is the first that was built over this stream. This primitive structure was exceedingly rude, and dangerously frail. March 4, 1634: The General Court, holden at N
, Joseph Wyman, Ebenezer Symonds, Gershom Tufts, Daniel Tufts, Andrew Blanchard,To sell the right of taking Fish. Samuel Buel, Fitch Hall, Joseph Bucknam, Pound-keeper. The Hon. Peter C. Brooks offered a clock as a gift to the town, expressing in his letter a true and deep feeling of attachment to the inhabitants. The town accepted the generous donation, and in their letter express their gratitude and their sense of high respect for their prosperous towns-man. To this letter Mr. Brooks replies as follows :-- Boston, March 12, 1810. Dear Sir,--The vote of the inhabitants of the town of Medford, on the subject of the clock, I received with those feelings which this general expression of thanks is calculated to inspire; and you will permit me to add, sir, that the pleasure I experienced is not a little heightened by the very agreeable manner in which the knowledge of this transaction has been conveyed to me. The gift to which it alludes, I now, with great satisfa
Royal's name does not appear in either of the three lists of proscribed persons, although he was for twenty-two years a member of the Governor's Council. It is apparent that he loved his country and his friends; and could he have been assured, at the outset, that the United States would secure their independence, and that he should be the undisturbed possessor of his beautiful country-seat in Medford, he would probably have taken side with his old friend, Dr. Tufts, and his young friend, Dr. Brooks, and given generously for the cause of freedom. But he was timid, and supposed, as such men generally did, that the entire army and navy of Great Britain would soon be here to burn, sink, and kill indiscriminately. His valor counselled him to run. But, be it recorded to the honor of the citizens of Medford, he was the only deserter. To carry on his farm after his departure, was found to be sometimes difficult; for the honest man's scythe refused to cut Tory grass, and his oxen would not
Brooks to the subject in 1846: the consequence was an offer of five hundred dollars from that gentleman to the town, for the purpose of building a granite wall, reaching from the Baptist meeting-house through the whole eastern front of the ground. The town accepted the offer, and voted thanks, Nov. 8, 1847. There was a strip of land, twenty feet or more, added here to the old limits; and the new granite wall encloses it. This strip was laid out in lots, and sold at auction Aug. 3, 1848. Mr. Brooks had a lot reserved for him; and he chose the central one, and urged a relative to purchase the one contiguous on the north, that we might be near our early ancestors, who are buried a few feet west of these enclosures. We trust that future generations will cherish so much reverence for antiquity as will secure the ashes of their ancestors from removal or neglect. The establishment of the cemetery of Mount Auburn has created in this neighborhood a strong preference for such burial-place
. Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. --Deut. XXXII. 7.  1Albree, John, b. in the Island of New Providence in 1688; came to Boston in 1700, there he m., in 1711, Elizabeth Green, of Boston, a cousin of Gov. Belcher. She d. Dec. 6, 1751; and he d. Aug. 28, 1755. Children:--  1-2Joseph, b.1712.  3Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28,1716d. Mar. 17, 1735.  4Ruth, b. May 17, 1718; m. Caleb. Brooks.  5Susanna, b., 1722; m. John Pratt. John Albree had a sister, Eliza beth who d. unm. 1-2Joseph Albree m. Judith Reeves, Dec. 23, 1756: she was a dau. of Sam. R., and d. Jan. 26, 1778, aged 43. He d. Mar. 26, 1777, leaving children:--  2-6John, b. Nov. 9, 1757.  7Joseph, b. Aug. 15, 1760; m. Susan Dodge, d. s. p. Feb. 16, 1815.  8Samuel, b. Oct. 20, 1761.  9Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1768; m. Jonathan Brooks; d. Mar. 31, 1826. 2-6John Albree m. Lydia Tufts, Jan. 5. 1793, who d. Apr. 27