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acquired) may not be said; but upon this lofty spire was perched a great brass rooster, beside which the present Unitarian bird is but a chicken. We were told by an eye-witness that Sam Swan, who lived next door, captured this same brass bird (which fell at his feet when the spire was pulled down in 1839), and carried it home with him. In the fifth story of this tower was placed in 1810 the first of Medford's public clocks, a gift to the town by Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks. We read in Paul Revere's Ride It was twelve by the village clock When he crossed the bridge into Medford town Doubtless the hour was right, but Mr. Longfellow was thirty-five years ahead of time, by poetic license. To be historically correct, read hereafter, by the villagers' clocks, and do no injustice to the famous poem. Before the rooster's downfall the second Medford bell was safely lowered, and with the clock had a resting time. At the completion of the new Unitarian meetinghouse (for such it was
The route of Revere [Read at meeting of Medford Historical Society April 18, 1921] At the present time, with the observance of Patriots' day, it is well for Membered, though there was no poet to tell of his ride. Longfellow wrote that Revere rode over the bridge into Medford town, which is all very fine; but he really res had then recently raided. While still in Charlestown, beyond Winter hill, Revere caught sight of some horsemen he thought to be British officers, and so did notm the boundary line which is near the top of the hill. A half mile further and Revere had passed the Cambridge road (at his left) and crossed Two-penny brook, both mColonel Isaac Royall, and knowing of his Tory proclivities, it is unlikely that Revere stopped there but rode quickly by. Another quarter mile brought him to Fish- gone. But out of the homes that were there, whose occupants were aroused by Revere's midnight outcry, went fifty-nine determined men. From all directions they cam
aturally the Battle of Lexington claimed attention, as well as the modern observance of Patriot's Day. Various poems and selections were read by Miss Atherton, Miss Durgin and Miss Carty, commemorating the historic rides of William Dawes and Paul Revere, and the hanging of the signal lanterns. Mr. Mann read a paper on The Route of Revere, which appears in the Register. President Ackerman called attention to the events of the winter of sixty years ago, culminating with the bombardment of FRevere, which appears in the Register. President Ackerman called attention to the events of the winter of sixty years ago, culminating with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The stirring scenes in Medford, next following, were recalled, including the departure of the Light Guard for Washington; the surrender at Appomattox, the restoration of the old flag to Sumter, and the terrible tragedy of the death of Lincoln were all recalled by remarks by several members, which showed April to be a month of notable memory. On Patriot's Day the Society's home was open to the public from noon till five o'clock. Somewhere about two hundred people came to see our q