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old rangeway, now North street. In the division of the estate, nineteen and three-quarters acres fell to the son William, which he seems to have improved by fencing, building a barn and planting an orchard. Relative to this, we reproduce portions of his diary above alluded to: 1738.Apr. 7 bought of Joseph Porter one hundred and a half of Rails 2/5 P C. £3.7.6 Bought 130 Posts of Charls £5.5.0 Bought of Deacon Waterman 40 Rails £ 1.10.6. Bought of Ebenezer Porter 100 Rails Paid Mr. Willis for Boating up—Rails and posts £ 1. Bought of Mr. Austin a Jack 3.10. 1739January 2. Went to Charlestown Re[turne]d 10 8 1 p[reache]d at Charlestown all day Paid David an Indian the sum of £ 5. for stone wall April 15 I p[reache]d April 13 and 16 grafted in my Orchard and in the Parson- age land abt So Grafts Paid Primus £0.8 April 25 Went to Boston 27 Planted 60 Apple Trees at my Farm to South of ye house 1751.June 14 Recd of Mr. Goodwin a Chaise which cost abt. £ 202 old ten
records we find Mr. Brooks' quotation practically correct, under date of May 30, 1698. At a meeting of the frehders and other inhabitents of Medford legally convened put to vote whether the Inhabitents of Medford will petition the Generall Court for liberty to build a gristmill on the River near & above Mistick bridge voted in the affirmative It appears that no time was lost in the presentation of Medford's petition (which was written in another hand than that of the town clerk, Stephen Willis, who wrote the line of certification preceding his signature), as it is endorsed June 3d 1698. Read in the House of Representatives and Commited. It is somewhat interesting to follow this petition in its course through the regular routine. Another document also accompanies it, in which much can be read between the lines. Boston June 8 1698 Some Queryes with Refference to a Petition presented to the Great and Genl Assembly by the Selectmen of Medford for Liberty of Erecting a c