y four foot wide and fifteen foot between joynts.
How the town expected the work to be done without an appropriation of money does not appear, but none was at that time made.
The Comitte must have had a serious problem to solve during the two years that ensued.
During that time the town generously offered to Mr. Simon Bradstreet the sum of forty pounds in money for annuity, with his housing and firewood, as an encouragement to settle in Medford, and chose a committee to reseat with Mr. Colman, who had for a time preached here.
Possibly the call to Mr. Bradstreet may have expedited matters, and on September 13, 1695, another town meeting was held, when sixteen and one-half pounds were subscribed by eighteen persons.
It is improbable that the subscription list was then closed; but the town at the same time made provision that what moneys shall be wanting beyond what is subscribed shall be paid in the way of Rate.
Also the rate of 12d.
per head and 1d. in the pound for estates