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The assessors, parish-treasurer, and clerk.
Trustees of the free schools.
The ministers and deacons.
Town treasurer and town clerk.
Magistrates and representatives.
Band of music. Marshal.
The programme consisted of ‘a dirge on the organ, prayer, a funeral hymn, discourse, funeral ode, the Valedictory of George Washington, Occasional dirge, blessing.’ The entire exercises seem to have been conducted by Rev. Jedediah Morse, D. D., who preached from the text: ‘So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died. His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the Plains of Moab thirty days.’ March 3, 1800, it was voted that the representative be directed to petition the general court that the Act incorporating the free schools be so far allowed that three of said body shall be a quorum to transact business. At the May meeting it was voted that four trustees be chosen within and three without the Neck. Thereafter this seems to have been the established rule. In August of this year it is ‘voted to build a schoolhouse of brick on or near the spot in which the schoolhouse within the Neck now stands, for the accommodation of schools, town meetings, and other public business, and that all the other school buildings be put in repair.’ The committee to procure estimates were Lemuel Cox, George Bartlett, Matthew Bridge, Oliver Holden, Thomas Harris. The town proposes ‘to pay one-third the cost at commencement of the work, one-third when completed, and another third at a distinct period to be agreed upon.’ Later the trustees are empowered to dispose of the old school building to the best advantage. May 10, 1802. Voted $100, to repair the schoolhouse near Alewife bridge, and voted the thanks of the town be extended to Mr. Zabdiel B. Adams for the present of a lot of land at the Neck for to erect a town school upon; and to thank Mr. Daniel
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