tain Clark's charge thirty years ago?
Some three years since we learned of their location.
Though not generally known, they remain where the selectmen placed them—in the armory of the Light Guard.
They are marked 458 and 459 (probably foundry numbers). They are about three and three-quarters inch bore, five and three-quarters outside at muzzle, nine at breech, and four feet in length.
On each is cast the figure of an eagle, and in each is cut the inscription, Presented to the Town of Medford, Mass., June 17, 1874.
No copy of Mr. Magoun's letter of presentation appears in the printed report of town officers, issued February, 1875.
We recall it as it appeared in the Medford journal of June, 1874.
It was probably overshadowed by the larger and more useful gift of Mr. Magoun of the Mansion House of my honoured father, for a library building.
Yet the gift of the guns was prompted by a spirit of helpfulness to his town as an economic measure.
We scarcely think that the donor expect