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Medford advertising in 1776. Two men, natives of Medford, were engaged in the editing and publication of a weekly paper at Salem, called the Essex Gazette. Soon after the battle of Lexington, they moved to Cambridge, establishing themselves in Stoughton Hall, remaining there till the evacuation of Boston by the British. The name New England Chronicle was prefixed to its former one; these men therein styled themselves simply Printers and the paper was issued on Thursdays. Examination of a file of the above paper for the first three months of that eventful year, reveals several advertisements and items of interest to Medford readers, some of which we notice. On January 15, the Colony of New Hampshire, by its Paymaster Samuel Hobart, offered one hundred dollars reward for the discovery of some evil minded person or persons who did steal and carry away between two and three hundred pounds lawful money, emitted by said colony. It was taken from out the house of Benjamin Hall,
Papers and Addresses. The Medford Historical Society has been privileged during its thirteenth year, 1908-1909, with the following:— October 19.—Fisher Ames. Frank Gaylord Cook, Esq. November 16.—Around the Caribbean. Rosewell B. Lawrence, Esq. December 21.—The Cost of Municipal Government in Massachusetts. Charles F. Gettemy, Esq. January 18.—The Evolution of a New England Home. Mr. Frank Smith, of Dedham. February 15.—A Union Spy and Her Correspondents. Mr. John Albree, of Swampscott. April 19.—The First Inauguration of John Hancock. Francis Hurtubis, Jr., Esq., of Boston. May 17.—The West Medford Congregational Church. Deacon Herbert N. Ackerman. In the Saturday evening course the subjects and speakers were; December 5.—Shay's Rebellion. Mr. George S. Mann, of Brookline. January 2.—The Pump in the Market Place. Miss Eliza M. Gill. February 6.—From the Stage Coach to the Parlor Car. Mr. Charles E. Mann, of Malden. March 6.—The Water Supply of