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[93] probably a petition for a primary school in her section of the town, and we have been given to understand that one was established about this time. It was kept in the old Tufts house, the home of Miss Abigail and Edmund Tufts.

Salaries of all male instructors, except Mr. Sawyer's, were reduced to $600. ‘The established salary had been £ 200. and, in addition, a grant had been made which augmented the compensation to $800.’ Mr. Sawyer's salary was not changed, because he had been engaged for two years at that rate. After a highly commendatory paragraph concerning this gentleman, the report adds: ‘Nor are the services of Mr. Gordon less important.’ November 8 we read that Mr. Gordon is to receive his £ 200 per annum and a grant of $20 for the last quarter. Unforeseen expenses, to the amount of $385, had exceeded the appropriation; the roof of schoolhouse No. 1 had to be shingled at an expense of $111, and in January the same building was damaged by fire to the amount of $65.

The female school opened May 1, and continued six months, under Mr. Whitney and Miss Carlisle. In May, 1821, before the annual meeting, this school had opened with two new teachers, Henry Bartlett and Miss Ann D. Sprague.

At the Neck Mr. Collier's resignation took effect June 20. After a short vacation there, Mr. Gragg was engaged ($600), and began to teach July 7. ‘Miss Ann Brown left the occupation of the schoolroom at the Neck October 23, and Miss Sebrina Johnson engaged it on the same conditions which Miss Brown has improved it, to commence this day.’ Schools for poor children have been kept six months by Mrs. Rea, Mrs. Thompson, and Miss Jefferds; 68 children attended.

November 8, the money for schools without the Neck for winter schooling was apportioned as follows: $140 for No. 3; $125 for No. 4; $85 for No. 5. The whole number of school children, ‘outside of the women's schools’ (primary) was 779 at the time of their examination. Present at these examinations: at No. 1 (Messrs. Sawyer and Gordon's), 203; at the female school (Mr. Whitney and Miss Carlisle's), 122; at Mr. Gragg's, 65; at Mr. Parker's (Milk Row), 67; at Mr. Colburn's (No. 4),

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