ten primary schools, with the scholars ranging from four to eight years of age, and averaging sixty-three in each school.
Early in the spring of 1831 L. Gulliver resigned as writing teacher at the Town Hill school, and Reuben Swan succeeded him. About the same time Mr. Conant, at the Training Field school, was followed by Amos Barker.
The other male teachers on the peninsula at this time were Messrs. Fairbanks, Peirce, and Samuel Bigelow, the latter being the master at the Neck school. March 28, Voted to expel John H——d from Mr. Bigelow's school for bad conduct.
The same day a report relative to the establishment of a high school was read by Chester Adams, Esq., and after amendment was adopted.
The teachers for the summer term without the Neck, to begin April 1, 1831, were: Miss Catherine Blanchard, at Milk Row, who was to receive $16 per month; Miss Abby Mead, of Woburn, at Winter Hill; Miss Whittemore, for the Russell district; and Miss Mary W. Jeffurds, for th