hire some meet person to keep a writing school in the town for three or four months in the winter season, and a committee of seven men, consisting of Captain Tufts, Capt. Ebenezer Brooks, Lieut. Stephen Hall, Engn Stephen Francis, Mr. Jno. Willis, Dea. Whitmore, and Mr. Jona.
Tufts, was chosen to treat with some person to keep said school.
Nothing came from the above action, perhaps owing to the size of the committee.
At another meeting, held on November 30, the same year, the town voted ed.
At a meeting held Feb. 22, 1720, the town voted to choose a committee of five men to select a site for a school-house to accommodate 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