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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown Schools in the 18th century. (search)
ity in educational matters, and no free schools in the modern acceptation of the term. A list of those accredited to Charlestown, who graduated from Harvard College previous to 1701, may prove interesting. (From Bartlett's Address, 1813.) Comfort Starr, 1647,Nathaniel Cutler, 1663, Samuel Nowell, 1653,Alexander Nowell, 1664, Joshua Long, 1653 (?),Daniel Russell, 1669, Thomas Greaves, 1656,Isaac Foster, 1671, Zechariah Symmes, 1657,Samuel Phipps, 1671, Zechariah Brigden, 1657,Nicholas Morton, 1686, Benjamin Bunker, 1658,Nicholas Lynde, 1690, Joseph Lord, 1691. A personal examination of the town records shows that from the opening of this century, almost without exception thereafter, the inhabitants of Charlestown, in town meeting assembled, discussed the welfare of the school and voted the annual appropriation for the same. Thus they were building, better, perhaps, than they knew, for upon foundations, similarly well laid, has risen, slowly but surely, the magnificen
as they reached the summit, Putnam, Gridley, and Prescott laid out the ground and formed the plan for the historic earthwork or redoubt which the men with vigorous toil erected during the night on the spot where now Bunker Hill Monument stands. As the enemy saw early the next morning what had been done during the darkness, they began a lively fire at the fort from their ships on the river and from the opposite shore, while later they landed troops from Boston at Moulton's Point Moreton's or Morton's), the northeastern end of the peninsula, with the evident intent to march along the Mystic, and so, flank Prescott and his garrison at the redoubt. To intercept them, the provincials of the several states who had come upon the ground hastily made a barricade of a rail fence that stretched between the Mystic and Breed's Hill by stuffing it with new-mown grass that lay plentifully in the field near at hand, and here between the two points were lined, also, regiments, or parts of regiments,
Lock of58 Middlesex Canal, Meeting of Directors of53 Middlesex Canal, Opening of49 Middlesex Canal, Proprietors of52 Middlesex Village49, 57 Middletown, Conn.19 Milford, Conn.13 Miller, James79 Mills, Samuel43, 44 Miles, Rev. John37 Miles ( Myles), Samuel, Schoolmaster, 168437, 38 Minute Men, The79 Mistick Side15 Mistick Side Schoolhouse64 Montreal49 Moore, Abraham M.43 Moor's Falls50 Morley, Catharine19 Morley, John, Schoolmaster, 165219 Morley, Ralph19 Morris, Martha14 Morton, Nicholas60 Moulton's Point90 Mount Pleasant Street, Somerville44 Mousall, Ralph17 Moylan, Colonel Stephen87 Moylan's Dragoons87 Munroe, Charles44 Munroe Estate, The45 Munroe, Louisa45 Munster, Ireland65 Mystic Pond53 Mystic River52, 56, 79, 82, 86, 90 Myles (Miles) Samuel, Schoolmaster, 168437, 38 Nashua & Lowell R. R.56 Nashua River50 Nashua Village50, 51 Nathan Tufts Park66 Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.23 Navigation on the Merrimac49 Necrology Committee, Report of22 Ne