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In earlier days At the present time public assemblage of people in Medford can on occasion be readily accommodated in its various church edifices and halls. How was it a hundred years ago—or less? We are led to this query by the following quotation from an historical address of the Rev. James T. McCullom, on the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the second church in Medford. On the first two Sabbaths, the meeting was held in the upper story of Mr. Francis' bake-house, the building now occupied by Mr. Lauriat as a manufactory. After this, a hall was fitted up in the Medford House, where religious services were held till the completion of the church building. The above is sent us by an interested contributor who writes: I never saw it anywhere else. It was received without question and is doubtless correct. Had it not been, there were those then living and perhaps present to have challenged it. The occasion in question was one of a sort that was almost