In a general town meeting, 20: 11 mo. 1646, it was agreed yt a Rate of £ 15 should be gathered of the Towne toward the Schole for this Yeare & the £ 5 yt Major Sedgwick is to pay this Year (for the Island) for the Schole, also the Towns pt of Mistick Ware for the Schole forever.
Thus early we have mention of an income derived from rentals, bequests, etc., which were to grow into a very respectable school fund.
From time to time we shall have occasion to refer to this.
As far as we can now ened.
Listen to the ringing and the singing of the anvils as the sparks fly upward and the wise smith never tires!
The next schoolmaster of whom we have any mention was a Mr. Stow, who, 6: 3 mo. 1651, is to have what is due to ye Towne from ye Ware and the £ 5 which the major (Sedgwick) pays for Pellock's Island the last year 1650, also he is to regr. & take of such persons (as send there children now & then & not constantly) by the Weeke as he and they can agree.
This was the Rev. Samuel