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ntation thrive, that, on the 28th of September (only four months afterwards), Medford was taxed £ 3 for the support of military teachers.
Nov. 30, 1630, another tax of £ 3 was levied.
Thus Medford became a part of London's plantation in Massachusetts Bay.
Twelve ships had brought, within a year , fifteen hundred persons; and Medford had a large numerical share.
The running streams of fresh water in our locality were a great inducement to English settlers; for they thought such streams inde thousand five hundred acres.
In proof of this gentleman's profound attachment to the Puritan enterprise, we will here quote a few sentences from the First Letter of the Governor and Deputy of the New England Company for a Plantation in Massachusetts Bay, to the Governor and Council for London's Plantation in the Massachusetts Bay, in New England.
April 17, 1629: Many men and various articles for trade and use having been sent from London, the letter says:--
We pray you give all good ac