for his present of an ornamental image in the new brick schoolhouse.
We may conclude that the school at Alewife bridge was considerably damaged, probably by fire, for the trustees are given the discretion to repair or to build anew.
May 3, 1803, it appears that ‘the expense of building the new schoolhouse in Ward
3 near Alewife bridge, in addition to $100 voted last year, was $400.’
July 15, 1805.
Voted to dig a well at east end of the brick schoolhouse, to contain two pumps.
There were two other wells in town (for fire purposes) at this time.
July 3, 1812.
Voted that the trustees have printed and handed to the citizens by the constables for the May meeting all annual statement of their funds, and a correct amount of moneys expended, in future.
This was not an innovation, for there are in existence printed reports signed May, 1801, and May, 1802.
The next that has come down to us is for 1813.
From the Report of 1801:—