$100 for a salute on the Fourth of July, $8.90 for cleaning guns, and $15 to Uncle David Simpson for meals for the battery men.
And now appears a citizen, Charles Russell by name, and others who urged the formation of an artillery company to take charge of the Swallow battery and use it in accordance with the intent of the donoas nothing more appears of record until April 5, 1875, when it was voted that the Magoun battery be housed in the building of S. H. Pearce & Co. The next week Captain Russell appeared again, asking for authority to procure a place of storage for a few weeks.
An appropriation of $850 had been made to purchase equipments for the gunome of the East Medford people asked for a share of the noise, and as the western section wanted more on July 5, the selectmen settled the matter by directing Captain Russell to fire with both guns at the center.
The guns and equipment were housed somewhere temporarily until late in the year, when a building was erected for the