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[92] voted to pay Miss Carlisle, the assistant, one-half as much as to Mr. Prentiss, the principal.

October 20, J. M. Wilkins, of No. 1, resigned ‘suddenly,’ much to the regret of the board. He received their commendation. Edward Sawyer was appointed his successor, at a salary of $800, ‘if he continues two years; if less than that time, only $700 per annum.’ Later we learn that he received the larger sum. At the examination the school of Messrs. Sawyer and Gordon was highly praised. At the last visit of the trustees, there were 685 children in all the schools (not primary). Of these, 511 were present, as follows: At No. 1,200; at the female school, 101; at No. 2, kept by Rev. Mr. Collier, 90; at No. 3, under Daniel Russell, 61; at No. 4, under Simeon Booker, 33; and at No. 5, under Charles Wyman, 26.

A reduction of salaries having been agreed upon, the sum needed for the current year will be $3,100. No. 5 will need repairs amounting to about $75. Joel Tufts and Mr. Frothingham are authorized to attend to these repairs. May 1, 1820, Isaac and Joel Tufts are appointed to establish summer schools without the Neck.

March 1, 1820, the trustees by vote established the holidays and vacations for the school year as follows:—

1. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons of each week.

2. The afternoon of the annual training in May.

3. General Election week, four days.

4. Artillery Day.

5. Commencement Day at Harvard College and the day following.

6. Day of military review, when holden in Charlestown.

7. From Wednesday noon immediately preceding the annual Thanksgiving to Monday morning following.

8. Christmas Day.

Schools to, commence the first of May.


May 23, 1820, a communication was received from Mrs. Sarah Adams (of Winter Hill), and was placed on file. This was

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