under Jacob Pierce
Milk Row (No. 3) was visited Wednesday, April 12, at 2 o'clock. Present, Messrs. Wyman
, and Thompson
, of the trustees.
This school, under P. T. Gray
, was in ‘a respectable state of improvement.
The females at this and every examination have been distinguished for their juvenile attainments, as well as propriety of behavior.’
Among the bills approved April 21 were those of A. Andrews
, two quarters, $403.39; P. T. Gray
, $82.85; Martha Ireland
, $58.50; Jacob Pierce
, $123.75; Philemon R. Russell
, having resigned, was ‘dismissed with encomiums.’
At the examination, April 27, of Messrs. Dodge
' school at the town hall, ‘it was a delightful sight to behold 330 children, all clean and decent in their apparel, all prompt in their exercises, all animated with youthful emulation, and hope, and joy, assembled on the floor of an invaluable common privilege.
The trustees will not conceal their joy and gratification in view of the interesting scene.’
, a graduate of Dartmouth College, for the past year preceptor of New Ipswich Academy, succeeds Mr. Andrews
, at the established salary of $666.66. A school for black children, opened May 1, and kept through the summer months to the approbation of the trustees, was under the charge of Mrs. Eleanor Jackson
The sum of $1,000 was reserved exclusively for the women's schools within the Neck.
Each schoolmistress was required to make a monthly report, together with an accurate return of ail children under her charge.
These schools opened May 1, and closed the last of October. Five hundred children from four to seven were thus educated at the expense of the town.
The report read May 1, 1815, says: ‘The trustees for two years past have kept a summer school at Winter Hill
and the inhabitants have asked for a schoolhouse.
The trustees would recommend one if, at the present time, our fellow-citizens were not struggling with great and accumulated burdens.
They will endeavor to continue the school on its present establishment another year.
They indulge the pleasing hope that, with the joyful return of peace, our fellow-citizens will be restored to their wonted occupations, ’