778, besides the three years men and the militia guarding troops of Convention at Cambridge, Medford had sixteen men in the Continental Army in New York and Rhode Island.
The next year , twenty-two.
Seven men, who served for three months in New Jersey, were entirely lost sight of until last October, when an old book and a receipt were discovered at City Hall which gave their names and the amount of bounty paid them.
One of them was Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr., the tavern-keeper, who has numerou Savels the soldier has numerous descendants in Medford.
Aaron Tufts and William Bucknam were also veterans, and had been honorably discharged from the army six months before.
William Polly, a youth of nineteen, had served three months in New Jersey, in 1779.
He was a kinsman of William Polly who was shot at Lexington.
The youngest in this levy was sixteen years old—Josiah Cutter, 2d.
There were seven others under twenty-one.
While these men were in service, Arnold's treason and the