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[71] W. Locke, of the Milk Row district (later on a teacher in one of the primary schools); Miss Martha T. McKoun for the Russell school; and Miss Sarah M. Crowninshield for the Gardner school.

It was voted in May to make repairs at Milk Row school. These were all the more needed, for, June 30, we read: ‘It having been represented by Mr. C. Thompson that the windows in the schoolhouse there have been very badly broken, it was voted that the committee in charge get evidence and act as they think proper.’ Bills for work at the Milk Row schoolhouse were approved, among them being Isaac Kendall's for $12.44, and John W. Mulliken's for $97.41.

Miss Locke, following as she did a popular teacher like Mr. Sherman, seems to, have had a hard school to manage. A petition signed by Alfred Allen and others was circulated for her removal, but the trustees voted to sustain the teacher. ‘They feel bound to say that their confidence in the talents, deportment, and qualifications of Miss Locke remain undiminished. They recommend that she continue in the school and be encouraged in the arduous duties assigned her.’ (Signed by Joseph T. Tufts and Charles Thompson.) We read of no further trouble, and her school was examined in its turn, October 24, at 9 o'clock. The winter schools outside the Neck were assigned as follows: At Milk Row to Luther (should be Calvin) Farrar; at Winter Hill to A. B. Magoun; at the Russell district to Henry I. Jewett; at the Gardner school to William E. Faulkner. As Mr. Magoun did not accept, Henry Bulfinch was appointed.

Paul Willard, who signed the annual report, says: ‘It would be unjust to; withhold an expression of the belief that the three high schools within the Neck, under the care of five masters, have reached a standing not before attained by them.’ These five teachers were Joshua Bates (salary, $800) and James Swan ($700) at the Training Field school; Nathan Merrill ($700) and Reuben Swan, Jr. ($700), at the Town Hill, or Female, school; William D. Swan ($700) at the Neck School. We are able to name the teachers who served in the ten primary schools this year, at a maximum salary of $225. They were: A. G. Twy

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