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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 3 1 Browse Search
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4, when it was Voted, That the Hon. Francis Foxcroft and Saml. Danforth, Esqs., Wm. Brattle, and Edmd. Trowbridge, Esqs., also the Hon. Jona. Remington, Esq., be a committee to inspect the Grammar School in this town, and to inquire (at such times as they shall think meet) what proficiency the youth and children make in their learning. Again, May 7, 1770, it was Voted, That a committee of nine persons be and hereby are fully empowered to chuse a Grammar Schoolmaster for said town,—the Hon. Judge Danforth, Judge Lee, Col. Oliver, Judge Sewall, Mr. Abraham Watson, Jr., Mr. Francis Dana, Major Vassall, Mr. Samuel Thacher, Jr., Mr. Professor Winthrop, they or the major part of the whole being notified, and that said committee be a committee of inspection upon the said schoolmaster, and that said committee be and hereby are empowered to regulate said school. Generally, however, the schools were under the charge of the Selectmen until March 23, 1795, when a committee, consisting of Caleb
iel Gookin, Jr. Town of Natick. Eliot's mission extended to other tribes. Missions to the heathen emphatically commenced in Cambridge. partial successes. attempts to educate the Indians. Dunster's account of expenses for one year. Daniel Gookin actively engaged in the Indian work from the beginning; appointed ruler and Superintendent of all the friendly Indians; record of one of his courts. Philip's War. prejudice against all the Indians; many imprisoned on Deer Island. Gookin and Danforth friendly to the Indians; savage attacks on them, and on the Rev. Mr. Eliot In describing the original settlement of Cambridge by the English, the author of Wonder-working Providence calls attention to their preservation when they were in such great straites for foode; and what was more remarkable, when they had scarce houses to shelter themselves, and no doores to hinder the Indians accesse to all they had in them, yet did the Lord so awe their hearts, that although they frequented the E