condition of teachers and schools at this time.
The first is James G. Carter, whose work will be later spoken of. In a paper,
The Schools of Massachusetts in 1824, by James Gordon Carter.
Old South Leaflets, No. 135. published in 1824, he described the teachers of the primary summer schools as possessed of very moderate att1824, he described the teachers of the primary summer schools as possessed of very moderate attainments, for they were often very young, constantly changing their employment, and consequently with but little experience.
He asks if there is any other service in which young and often ignorant persons are employed, without some previous instruction in their appropriate duties.
You wonder how such teachers were appointed, ands G. Carter of Lancaster, Massachusetts.
A Harvard graduate of 1820, a teacher by profession, a clear, strong thinker, and a forcible writer, he began as early as 1824 to publish to the world his thoughts on the Principles of Instruction.
Then he sought to reach the public through the columns of a Boston newspaper, and suggested
s of Selectmen, has since been found in the Safe of the Town House—and is now deposited therein
Attest J. P. Hall, Town Clerk
Oct. 19, 1824.
Voted, To allow Henry Chapman's Acct.
for Ensigns on Gen
. Lafayetts visit $5.00
Voted to allow Darius Waitts acct. for work &c on reception of Genl. Lafayette 6.87
Vol. III, p. 113.
Voted to allow James Hyde's acct.
for decorations of Streets on reception of Genl. Lafayette——2.00
Vol. III, p. 115.
Jan. i, 1824 [should be 1825]. Voted to allow James W. Brooks acct for horse & chaise twice to Lexington for bass Drum at visit of Lafayette 3.12
Vol. III, p. 118.
Isaac Royall's Bequest of Land in Granby for Sup-Port of schools.
Wednesday [ ] 30, 1794.
[Extract from town warrant.] To know if they will Chuse an agent to Proce [ ] their Claims to Land in Granby.
Vol. I, p. 1.
June 3, 1799.
Voted, That Mr. Porter & N. Hall be desired to advise with the Treasurer and Place the money Received f<