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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Meeting-house brook and the second Meeting-house. (search)
town-meetings, the whole matter was definitely settled by the town purchasing of Mr. John Albree land adjoining Marble brook (Marrbelle brook in Town Records) for £ 55 for one acre, and deciding to build a new meeting-house thereon. A building committee of eleven men, whose names were important ones in the town's history, were chosen to attend to the matter. Thomas Tufts, Esq., Capt. Ebenezer Brooks, Peter Seccombe, John Richardson, Capt. Samuel Brooks, John Willis, William Willis, Lieut. Stephen Hall, John Francis, Benjamin Parker and John Whitmore. These reported that it would be proper to build a meetinghouse 52 feet large, 38feet wide, 33feel posts. They were empowered to build the house. Thenceforth the town was concerned with the detail of the building and the raising of necessary money, as notice the following votes:— March 7, 1726.—Voted to have a steeple. April 25, 1726.—Voted to raise £ 250 for carrying on work of meeting-house. May 8, 1727.—Voted to raise m