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Gardner and Fay's bill for labor$145.76
Sarah Cutter, for brick4.00
John Fisk, for labor3.00
David Devens, lumber60.41
Ephraim Stevens, lumber80.37
Devens and Thompson, for hardware and glass39.50
William Flagg, for labor10.50
Jonathan Gibbs, lumber4.44
Samuel Gardner, labor25.00
Elijah Vose, Jr., stove and funnel19.16

This amount exceeded the appropriation, $142.14, ‘and this sum has been drawn from the treasury.’

As Mr. Gragg resigned at the Neck school in June, Mr. Samuel Moody took charge July 7. Up to that time, ‘the school was in a state of bad discipline,’ but now the conditions are excellent.

The schools for poor children were kept the past season by Mrs. Rea, Mrs. Thompson, and Miss Jefferds, to the full satisfaction of the board. One hundred children have attended, ‘and the improvement has been as good as could be expected from children in their station. For it is with regret we are under the necessity of saying that there is a great want of attention in the parents of these children, in not seeing that their children, who are entitled to this privilege, regularly attend the schools established for their advantage.’

The schools for females, under Mr. Bartlett and Miss Sprague, were closed the last of October. ‘We are pleased to announce that Miss Sprague is again engaged for the ensuing season.’ Mr. Sawyer (No. 1) is highly praised, and his salary raised $100. It is recommended that Mr. Gordon's salary be increased a similar amount. ‘He has been in the school for six years past, teaching writing and arithmetic.’

The schools without the Neck were examined April 9, 1822, but no return was made, except of school No. 3, under Mr.

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