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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown Schools in the 18th century. (search)
y, May 18, 1714. ‘Voted £ 4 for a schoolmaster to teach the children to write among our inhabitants near Reding.’ As far as we have been able to discover, this is the first appropriation for school purposes ‘outside the peninsula.’ Every year thereafter, until May 17, 1725, when this amount had increased to £ 9, a sum was thus appropriated for a schoolmaster ‘at ye wood end of the town,’ or ‘for a school of children for writing & reading at the upper end of the town.’ The petition of Captain Benjamin Geary and fifty-three others ‘to be sett off as a separate town’ was presented on that day, and though their prayer was not granted at first, it resulted in a division of the township, and December 17, 1725, the new town of Stoneham was born. May 13, 1719, a second school without the peninsula was fostered, namely, at the indefinitely located Mistick-side, by an appropriation of £ 3. This amount was increased to £ 4 for four years following. In 1724 there seems to have
ool, Charlestown37 Free Schools, Charlestown, Grant in Aid of35 French Church in Boston, The13 French and Indian Wars, The88 Frigate Nonsuch65 Frost, Mrs., House of47 Frothingham, Historian18,19, 36, 38, 41, 63 Frothingham's History of Charlestown16, 36, 87, 38 Frothingham, Nathaniel36 Frothingham, Richard, Jr.97 Frothingham, Samuel36 Furber, Hon. William H.100 Galletly Rope-Walk, The44 Gage, General79 Gardner, Col.94, 96 Garrison, William Lloyd104 Garton, Rev. J. Vanor76 Geary, Captain Benjamin64 General Court of Massachusetts, The41, 52 General Court of Mass. Colony, The19 Geneva10 George III.79 Gerrish, Colonel94 Gilman, Charles E., Town Clerk, Somerville43, 44 Gilman, Charles E., Farm of43 Gilman Square, Somerville43 Gilman Street, Somerville43, 44 Glen Street, Somerville44 Glines, Hon. Edward, Address by77, 86, 87, 92, 93 Goff's Falls, N. H.50 Goldthwaite, S.20 Goodwin, Xtopher, Jr.37, 39, 40 Gore, Christopher53 Gould, Thomas21 Gow, Rev. John