r. Usher was in the minority, but by his powerful eloquence in the district meeting this conclusion was arrived at. Then, that there be no want of excitement the school committee stept aside from their proper Calling in order to give their advice in the matter.
Then, after more turmoil, when one would have supposed there was a foreign invasion by the noise, and Mr. Smith said he would follow the Committee from the foundation to the pinnacle, the schoolhouse was at last located on land of Samuel Teele at the corner of Brooks and Irving streets.
Mr. Caldwell says dimensions were agreed upon and he was asked to, and did, draw plans (a front and side elevation) with which no fault was found, the committee meeting soon after to stake out foundation, and fronting it southwest.
Mr. Usher was to proceed with the foundation, as he said he had raised money by subscription for that expense.
It appears from Mr. Caldwell's writing that Hon. Edward Brooks had become interested in the proposed