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Medford's town farm. This title does not refer to the present City home, nor yet to the tract invaded by the pioneer railroad of 1835, but refers to a broader domain of a thousand acres which Medford obtained in province days when we were under the king. The more recent and present town farms have been for the housing and use of the town's poor, within the town limits; this one was gotten for the purpose of enabling the ancient Medfordites to maintain the ministry and school master. Mr. Brooks, in his history, makes brief mention of its grant, and says, It was not of great value, and It was sold soon after. He also located it on the Piscataqua river, which stream is one of the principal rivers of New Hampshire, reaching the ocean at Portsmouth. What is the story of this Medford Town farm ? In the Archives at the State House may be found a plan of the same, made by a Medford man, with his accompanying description and certificate, as follows:-- By virtue of a Grant made b