probably correct, that Master Caleb Brooks was the father of Gov. John Brooks.
From this time forward to the present day we may safely conclude, I think, that Medford has rarely been without its public winter school.
Town meetings in which the subject of schools was to be considered, or meetings called for that special purpose, became frequent, and evidently the people were waking up to the importance of education for their children, but we hear no more about building a school-house till 1730.
On the 5th of October in this year the town voted to build a school-house on the town land by the meetinghouse, chose a committee of five men to attend to the matter, and then promptly refused to appropriate any money therefor.
The next year, 1731, the town repeated the performance—voted to build the school-house, and then refused to raise the money.
On the 17th of January, 1732, the town again refused to raise money to build a school-house.
On 25th of September, 1732, the town voted