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XXIII, p. 53) on Medford's first grist mill. It occurs to me that it is timely to try to answer some of the questions asked in the article, and perhaps to criticize some of the statements and conclusions of the author. I agree with Mr. Brooks that in all probability the Wade mill was the first erected within Medford limits. The senior Mr. Wade purchased land in Medford May 25, 1661, and his sons Jonathan and Nathaniel came to reside thereon soon after the purchase. He himself resided in Ipswich, where he died in 1683. By his will he gave to his son Jonathan one-half of his farm in Mistick, with one-half of the stock upon it, and he gave to his son Nathaniel the other half of the farm and the other half of the stock, to be divided equally between them. The westerly part of the farm was Jonathan's share. It was upon the brook in that part that the mill was located. It was called a saw mill, although it may also have been used as a grist mill. Medford people were no doubt ser