ar 1773. Mr. Hills, in the year 1774, sold to Mr. Jonathan Porter. Mr. Porter was landlord from the year 1774 tMr. Porter was landlord from the year 1774 to 1786, both inclusive.
He took down the old house soon after, and built the house now standing on the premis.
The name of the last landlord of the tavern, Jonathan Porter, was evidently painted over the name of his preside avenue and Main street. At the time that Mr. Jonathan Porter took down the old Royal Oak Tavern and built him; calling his man, he told him to go and find Mr. Porter and tell him that he had better set his house up at in all probability the grade would be raised.
Mr. Porter heeded the suggestion and set his building on a hn with the Royal Oak Tavern and its landlord, Mr. Jonathan Porter:—
During the early years of the War of uch wine in Boston and vicinity, it was bought by Mr. Porter for a trifling sum and brought to Medford and stohe enjoyment of the Hessians and to the profit of Mr. Porter.
The Admiral Vernon Tavern.
This tavern s