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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Identity of the Cradock house. (search)
The Identity of the Cradock house. We are quoting this caption from Register, Vol. V, p. 70. The article which followed bore only as signature the words of the Society's seal, Venerate the Historic. Its writer referred to Mr. Cushing's article in Vol. I, p. 138, and asked, Has sufficient weight been given to several features of that [Mr. Brooks'] claim? and said, The tradition of the Cradock house is very old. It has the authority of age, and is such authority to be lightly set aside? During the past thirty years persistent search has been made for identity and very old tradition. We here present a reprint of pages 46 and 47 of Brooks' History of Medford (1855), a book now very rare. Governor Cradock's House.—The old two-story brick house in East Medford, on Ship street, is one of the most precious relics of antiquity in New England. That it was built by Mr. Cradock soon after the arrival of his company of carpenters, fishermen, and farmers, will appear from the follo
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