This was the Winthrop bridge at the elbow of South street, and was strongly opposed by one speaker, but too late, as the same had already been contracted for. South street in those days was but sparsely settled between the river and Somerville, which latter was the western slope of Walnut hill, then beginning to be called College hill.
In recent years that portion of South street has become Winthrop street.
Indefinite postponement of action upon the road from Medford to Edgeworth (i.e., Myrtle street) was averted by the taking up of another warrant article, and after an acrimonious discussion this road was deemed a public necessity and carried with enthusiasm.
The town, by unanimous vote, increased the salaries of its clerk and treasurer to $200 and $150 respectively.
The same citizen who had so vigorously opposed these roads and bridges also made an ineffectual attempt to disallow the compensation heretofore allowed the School Committee.
Rev. Mr. Brooks sen