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chief; and that place was a favorite resort of the tribes visiting the sea-shore, or fishing for shad and alewives. Spot Pond.--Feb. 7, 1632. The Governor, Mr. Nowell, Mr. Eliot, and others, went over Mistic River at Medford; and, going N. and pine, beech [birch]; and the pond had divers small rocks standing up here and there in it, which they therefore called Spot Pond. They went all about it upon the ice. From thence (towards the N. W. about half a mile) they came to the top of a very d). Cheese Rock may be easily found on the west side of Forest Street, half a mile N. W. of the northerly border of Spot Pond. Mystic River. This river is felt to belong to Medford; for we may almost say that it has its beginning, continuanding the widest prospect, and most visited by pleasure parties, is Pine Hill, in the north-east part of the town, near Spot Pond. As part of the low range of hills, called the Rocks, which runs east and west, and nearly marks the northern boundary
persevered, and subscriptions for stock were opened in 1804, and Medford was deeply interested in it. An act of incorporation was obtained, June 15, 1805, by Jonathan Porter, Joseph Hurd, Nathan Parker, Oliver Holden, and Fitch Hall. The route was designated in the act. It was to run from the house of John Russell, in Andover, in an easterly direction, to the east of Martin's Pond ; nearly on a straight line to the house of J. Nichols, in Reading ; thence to Stoneham, by the west side of Spot Pond, to the market-place in Medford. No time for its construction was named in the legislative grant, as the distance was considerable and the country hilly. A much longer time and much more money than were at first supposed, were required for its completion. Not proving a very profitable investment, there were propositions made, in 1828, for its sale. These were not accepted; and, finally, it was concluded to abandon the road, offering it as a free highway to the several towns through whi
wood felled and squared for them; and not above 5s. 6d. if they fell and square their wood themselves. Feb. 7, 1632.--On this day, Governor Winthrop, Mr. Nowell, and others, crossed our ford in Medford, and traveller on an exploring expedition towards the north-east, and came to a very great pond, having in the midst an island of about one acre, and very thick with trees of pine and beech; and the pond had divers small rocks standing up here and there in it, which they therefore called Spot Pond. They went all about it on the ice. 1633.--Puritans: Neal says, Hardly a vessel came into these ports but was crowded with passengers for New England. July 2, 1633.--It is ordered that no person sell either wine or strong water without leave from the governor or deputy-governor; and no man shall give any strong water to any Indian. 1638.--Wine shall not be sold by innholders; but they may brew the beer they sell. Oct. 1, 1633.--Thanksgiving-day appointed by the General Court,--th