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aining some part of the lands now belonging to Charlestown, with the inhabitants thereon. Capt. Samuel Brooks, Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun., Zechariah Poole, Ebenezer Brooks, Joseph Tufts,A Committee to audit the Town-treasurer's accounts for the year past, 1747, and the town's accounts likewise. Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun., Thomas Brooks, Nov. 28, 1748: Voted to sell the Town's farm at auction. This vote was reconsidered; and, May 15, 1749, Andrew Hall, Capt. Samuel Brooks, and Richard Sprague, were chosen a Committee to manage the affairs for selling the town's farm. It was sold soon after. The right of admitting inhabitants to the town was a jealously guarded right. It was the custom to warn every new comer out of town. A strange hospitality! This notification legally prevented such new comer from gaining town-habitancy. The notification was also sent to the Court of Sessions, and there recorded under the name of Caution. This habit continued till the time of the Re
d had lathes for turning wood. His house, of two stories, which he built, stood about six rods north-east from his mill. The mill stood more than forty years, and was once used for the manufacture of pomatum and starch. 1746: This year the tidemill, near Sandy Bank, was built; and it was the first of the kind in that part of the town. As it is now standing, it may be worth while to state a few facts touching its origin. Articles of agreement were concluded, Feb. 20, 1746, between Richard Sprague, cooper, Samuel Page, yeoman, Simon Tufts, Esq., physician, John Willis, yeoman, Stephen Hall, trader, Stephen Bradshaw, yeoman, Simon Bradshaw, leather-dresser, and Benjamin Parker, blacksmith, on the one part, all of Medford, and owners of land; and, on the other part, Stephen Hall, Samuel Page, and Stephen Willis, of Medford, husbandmen, and Benjamin Parker, of Charlestown, housewright, as undertakers. They, of the first part, give the portions of land they own lying between the mar
Jonathan Tomson030041004 Edward Oakes03001210031 Caleb Brooks030013000 Matthew Ellis000034058 Abner Harris000036005 Jonathan Tufts000039000 James Wright0000011000 James Tufts0000310000 Joseph Wright0000011000 William Symmes000012000 Joseph Damon000005000 Jonathan Dunster000048000 Henry Dunster000022000 David Dunster000048000 Jacob Wayman0000010000 Samuel Francis000040000 Samuel Page0000010000 Widow Mary Tufts000012000 John Francis06009110210 Benjamin Parker0300106007 Richard Sprague0600510010 Joseph Tomson060041004 Samuel Brooks, jun.030048037 Total, ninety-eight persons. As a specimen of the town expenses and tax for one year, let us take 1747. They are as follows (old tenor):-- Balance due the town from last account£4153 Whole town-tax for 1747490144    £431197 Treasurer paid, during the year 1747, by orders from said town£4311511 Balance due from treasurer10038 Errors excepted. Pr. Joseph Tufts, Committee. Thomas Brooks, Committee.