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The schools and schoolmasters of Colonial days in Medford. read before the Medford Historical Society. by Benj. F. Morrison. owing to the fact that allusions to the subject of education in its early records are very few and very meagre, comparatively little can now be said with certainty of Medford schools and schoolmastersMedford schools and schoolmasters during the Colonial period. We do know, however, that amid privation and poverty and constant warfare, not only with a harsh climate, but with savage beasts and still more savage men, they were laying the foundations of that which we, their descendants, are now richly enjoying. Their children are left to estimate the greatness o position without an adequate cause; and among those who did their share of the work and bore their share of the burdens we may be sure were the early settlers of Medford. A prominent and discriminating writer has said that everything which has power to win the respect and command the obedience of men must have its roots deep in