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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
continued through the summer, and in the winter William H. Furness taught a term, and as no other man seems to have been employed with him the second room was probably unoccupied. Teachers in the third School-house 1795-1846 FromToHarvard classNotes 1795May, 1796Joseph Wyman 1796Aug.-Dec. 1796Thomas Mason1796from Princeton, Mass., b. 1769 1796Dec.-July, 1797Leonard Woods1796from Princeton, b. 1774 1797Aug.-Aug. 1799Daniel Appleton White1797from Methuen, b. 1776 1799Sept.-Nov. 1800Silas Warren1795from Westown, b. 1767 1800Mch.-April, 1803Abner Rogers1800from Hampstead, N. H., b. 1775 1803May-June, 1803Peter Nourse1803from Boston, b. 1774 ??Daniel Swan1803b. 1781 at Charlestown 1806Feb.-Aug. 1807Samuel Weed1800from Amesbury, b. 1774 School-house enlarged and two schools established 1807 1807July-May, 1809Abijah Kendallfrom Templeton 1807Aug.-Aug. 1808David Bates1807from Cohasset, b. 1784 1808Sept.-Nov. 1811Noah Kendall 1812April-Oct. 1812Eliphas B. JonesTaught Girls Sch
0 the tax on tea was kept to help establish the authority of Parliament. Every town resented the tax and took action against it. In November, 1774, a warrant was issued to the voters of Medford to meet and decide what action, if any, should be taken in regard to the selling and drinking of East India tea. At this meeting they voted that we will not use any East India Teas in our Families till the Acts be Repealed—and also appointed a committee consisting of Benjamin Hall, Deacon Kidder, Deacon Warren, Caleb Brooks, and others, to post in some public place the names of those found selling or using tea in their families. Later we find that the town, being informed that severall ships were already arrived in Boston with large quantities (of tea) on board and severall more daily expected, therefore, to Prevent the many formidable evils consequent upon the Success of this alarming & subtle attempts to rivet the Chains of oppression, they Resolved 1st That it is the incumbent dut
. . . I should think more highly of the talent of the woman who could write Hobomok, Mr. H. says, than of any other American woman who has ever written, though to be sure it has its faults. -- Say nothing of its faults, urges the editor of The North American; they are the faults of genius, and the beauties weigh them down. The Misses Osgood hold up their hands, and exclaim, prodigious, prodigious! I mention these things to you because you want to hear all the talk that is passing. General Warren was the hero of The Rebels. It was received with the same favor that Hobomok had called forth, but some of the Calvinists took umbrage at the allusions to Dr. Byles. Of this she wrote to her sister: The Calvinists, you know, have a fist always doubled up for a combat. They expect to find the Thirty-Nine Articles supported as manfully in a modern novel as in Dr. Griffin's sermon. I do not think it worth while to battle with them or their doctrines. As mankind advance in the steady