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‘ [85] governed. It is honorable and praiseworthy faithfully to serve the people by helping to administer these laws. If the laws are not enforced, the people are not well governed.’ And provided also the city of Cambridge give a worthy site for said City Hall.

Third: An Industrial School Building ready for use, together with a site for the same in the immediate neighborhood of the Public Library Common, provided the following inscription, in metal or stone letters, be placed on the outside of said building and over its main entrance door: ‘Work is one of our greatest blessings; every one should have an honest occupation.’ I wish the plain arts of industry to be taught in this school. I wish the school to be especially for boys of average talents, who may in it learn how their arms and hands can earn food, clothing, and shelter for themselves; how, after a while, they can support a family and home; and how the price of these blessings is faithful industry, no bad habits, and wise economy,— which price, by the way, is not dear. I wish also that in it they may become accustomed to being under authority, and be now and then instructed in the laws that govern health and nobility of character. I urge that admittance to said school be given only to strong boys, who will grow up to be able workingmen. Strict obedience to such a rule would tend to make parents careful in the training of their young, as they would know that their boys would be deprived of the benefits of said school unless they were able-bodied. I think the Industrial School would thus graduate many young men who would prove themselves useful citizens. I ask you to present this communication to the city government of Cambridge, and notify me of its action in relation to it. Should the gifts with their conditions be accepted, I hope to proceed at once with the work.

Respectfully yours,


At a special meeting of the city council, held November 12, 1887, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:—

Resolved, that the city of Cambridge accepts with deep gratitude the munificent gifts of Frederick H. Rindge, as expressed in his letter of November 3, 1887, to the mayor. In accepting said gifts it desires to signify to him its profound and lasting appreciation of his great generosity and public spirit.’


Manual Training School.

Messrs. Rotch & Tilden were selected as architects. Ground was broken July 12, 1888, and the building was ready for use on the 1st of October following. The late Harry Ellis had the

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