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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown School in the 17th century. (search)
by a rate made to that end to make up the rent for Lovell's Island £ 20 by the year, besides the Schollers pay. Agreed that a Schole house and a Watch Tower be erected on Windmill Hill & to be paid by a general rate & that Mr. Francis Willoughby, Mr. Ralph Mowsall, Mr. William Stilson & Mr. Robert Hale are chosen to agree with a convenient number of Carpenters that the work be carried on as speedily & frugally as may be. 3: X mo. 1651. The rate of the Towne gathered by the two constables Swett and Lowden of £ 53 about the Scholhouse & meeting house is brought in & the most of it disbursed to workmen as appears by accounts. Frothingham (page 5) makes the comment that the church and the schoolhouse stood side by side quietly diffusing their beneficent influences. The poet Whittier, in the closing stanza of Our State, expresses a similar idea:— Nor heeds the sceptic's puny hands, While near her school the church-spire stands; Nor fears the blinded bigot's rule, While near he
ned Bunker's Hill be maintained by sufficient force being posted there.’ As Putnam was plainly the ruling spirit of the Council, he probably had much to do with designating Prescott and his thousand Massachusetts and Connecticut men for the service. He was anxious to bring the foe out of their pent-up quarters, and fight them at once on more ‘equal terms.’ He had just been made brigadier-general by his adopted state, and he was now made general superintendent of the detachment. Said Colonel Samuel Swett in his story of the Battle--of Bunker Hill, which was published in 1818, and was declared by Alden Bradford, the historian of Massachusetts, ‘The Christian Examiner,’ and other highest authorities, to be the most correct and perfect of all the earlier accounts of the engagement, whatever additional details have since been gathered: ‘General Putnam, having the general superintendence of the expedition, and the engineer, Colonel Gridley, accompanied the troops.’ General Seth Pom
General78, 87 Sullivan, James49, 52, 53, 57 Sullivan, John Langdon57 Sumner, Charles8, 104 Swan, Caleb52 Swan, Mary (Lamb) 58 Swan, Samuel52, 53 Swan, Thomas, Schoolmaster, 170041 Swan, Thomas58, 59 Swan, Dr. Thomas58 Sweden10 Swett, Constable17 Swett, Colonel Samuel89 Sycamore Street, Somerville44 Symms's River53, 54 Symmes, Zechariah60 Tarbox, Dr. Increase N.92 Taylor, George, Schoolmaster, 172265 Thacher, Peter34 Thompson, Anna33 Thompson, Benjamin, Schoolmaster, 1631,Swett, Colonel Samuel89 Sycamore Street, Somerville44 Symms's River53, 54 Symmes, Zechariah60 Tarbox, Dr. Increase N.92 Taylor, George, Schoolmaster, 172265 Thacher, Peter34 Thompson, Anna33 Thompson, Benjamin, Schoolmaster, 1631,32, 33, 34 Thompson, Samuel53, 55 Thompson, Susanna33 Thompson, Rev. William33 Thorning, Nancy6, 25 Thorp, Ira45 Thurston Street, Somerville44 Topsham, Me.15 Town Hill21, 34, 63 Town Hill School39 Town Pound, The42 Towne Residence, The44 Treadway, Josiah39 Tufts College26 Tufts College Divinity School27 Tufts, Peter, Jr.61 Tufts, Thomas, Schoolmaster, 170361 Tylor, Edward34 Tyngsboro, Mass.56 Tyngs Island50, 57 Union Flag, The93, 95 Union Flag, Raising of, on Prospect Hill7