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Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Committees appointed for the school outside the Neck, together with the annual appropriations. (search)
son, Philemon R. Russell, of whom we hope to speak later on. The little cemetery on Phipps street has preserved from oblivion one other name, that of Mistress Rebeckah Anderson, the only one of the worthy dames of that early period whose name has come down to us. The headstone reads:— Here Lyes Buried ye Body of Mrs. RebeckRebeckah Anderson (Late School-Mistress in this Town) who Died March 4th, Anno Dom. 1743-4 in the 49th Year of Her Age. Close by is the grave of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, the famous midwife, who held her commission from the bishop of London. The name of Rebeckah Anderson, who led the van, and that, too, so far in advance Rebeckah Anderson, who led the van, and that, too, so far in advance of the great army of female teachers, who since her time have battled faithfully for the cause, ought to be treasured by her sisters of to-day. We give this sentiment: As their number never faileth, so may her grave, hereafter, never lack a flower or a sprig of green for memory's sake. We cannot close this chapter without refer