master within the Neck, has been $1,666.66. The estimate for the coming year is as follows:—
|For two masters, within the Neck||$1,091.67|
|For poor children, education and books||125.00|
|Rent for room, stove, etc||100.00|
|For school No. 2, without the Neck||287.00|
|For school No. 3, without the Neck||145.00|
|For school No. 4, without the Neck||145.00|
|Deducting income of school fund||437.85|
|Leaves to be provided for||$1,505.82|
Signed by Benjamin Hurd, Jr., Secretary.
On hearing this report the town generously ‘voted $1,650 for schools, not including cost of new schoolhouse.’ From the Report of 1802:—
There will be required $1,650, in addition to the income from the fund for the following purposes: To support the three schools without the Neck, to maintain two masters ‘the year round’ within the peninsula; $150 will be needed for supporting a school on or in the neighborhood of the Neck, and $100 for the children of the poor. The trustees propose that all schools taught by the women, as well as the others, be free schools and supported at the expense of the town; also, that they be under the superintendence of the trustees. This undertaking will add four or five schools for little children to be taught by women, at an additional expense to the town of $1,000. The lot of land given by Mr. Adams is in a very commodious situation near the Neck, and there are enough scholars in that section to constitute a school, and enough below to fill the two public schools by the meeting-house. The trustees recommend building on this lot at the Neck, as a gentleman offers to loan for two years a sum sufficient to erect a schoolhouse.
Signed May 10, 1802, by Benjamin Hurd, Jr., Secretary.
[To be Continued.]