e expense of refitting will be $500.
The next year we learn that these repairs exceeded the appropriation by $180.
In consequence of the unsatisfactory conditions at the female school on Austin street, as noticed at the end of the previous year's report, we find from the warrant for town meeting, to be held March 5, 1827, that measures were taken for a new school building.
The site afterwards chosen was on the Training field, and the building committee, consisting of Thomas Hooper, Josiah Harris, and Lot Pool, made their final report in the following December.
We learn that the building was fifty-six by thirty-two feet, and stood on a piece of land with ninety-one feet frontage (other dimensions given), and that in the yard was a good well of water with a pump.
The entire cost was $5,859.92, which left a deficit of $1,359.92 above the $4,500 appropriated.
In the school report for this year we find that $300 had also been appropriated for building a primary schoolhouse in the