commodate the whole town, and to report at the next meeting in March.
This committee consisted of Capt. Peter Tufts, Dea. John Whitmore, Capt. Ebenezer Brooks, Mr. John Willis, and Mr. John Richardson, but no report of their doings appears on the records of the town.
The minds of the people seem to have been suddenly turned to the subject of erecting a new meeting-house, and the school-house must wait.
The next winter two schools were kept, one at the east end of the town under Master Henery Davison, and one at the west end under Master Caleb Brooks.
Master Brooks was to receive forty shillings a month, and Master Davison four pounds and what he might obtain of his scholars in addition thereto.
Of the character and personality of these two Medford schoolmasters nothing whatever has come down to us, so far as I have been able to discover.
To them, however, belongs the proud distinction of being the only schoolmasters whose names appear on the records of the town previous to