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Charlestown School in the 17th century. By Frank Mortimer Hawes. in presenting this account of the first school of Charlestown, we trust that the time given to musty old records has not been spent unprofitably. If the story awaken in the reader's mind an interest commensurate with that which held us to the task, our labors will be amply rewarded. Although settled a year or more previous, Charlestown was incorporated—to use the date in our Court Manual—August 23, 1630. The bounds of the town had no definite limits, but we learn that, March 3, 1636, they extended eight miles into the country, from the meeting house. In September, 1642, a part of Charlestown was set off and incorporated as the town of Woburn, and May 2, 1649, the indefinitely designated Mistick Side became the town of Malden. The territory that remained extended as far as the bounds of Reading, and included (not to mention more remote districts) besides the peninsula, a large part of Medford, portions of Camb