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‘  arrangement. Thus, by increasing the expense one-fourth, the greater benefit to be derived will be fourfold. To make the Winter Hill and Milk Row schoolhouses more fit for primary schools, some repairs and alterations will be necessary.’ Primary schools within the peninsula:— No. 1, the school at the Neck, is kept in a building hired of T. J. Elliot: It has been under the charge of Miss Malvina B. Skilton over three years. No. 2, at Eden street, in a room hired of J. K. Frothingham, is under Miss Mary Walker, who has been longer in this employment than any other of our teachers. No. 3, in the vestry of the Methodist meeting house, is kept by Miss Charlotte A. Sawyer. No. 4, in School street, kept by Miss Susan L. Sawyer, before the end of the year (1838) had an offshoot taken from it, which was put under Miss Esther M. Hay. An examination of both was held in Boylston chapel. No. 5. This school is kept by Miss E. H. Dodge, in the vestry of the Universalist meeting house on Warren street. (The rental of the room was $50 per year.) No. 6 is held in a small rear room off Lawrence street, and is under Miss Betsey Putnam. No. 7 is kept by Miss E. E. Smith, in a room on Harvard street, hired of O. Jaquith. No. 8 is in a room under No. 7, with entrance from Prescott street. Miss M. E. Chamberlin is the teacher. No. 9 belongs to the town, and is on Common street. The regular teacher, Miss L. A. Skilton, was succeeded towards the end of the term by Miss M. H. Dupee. No. 10, also owned by the town, on the Training Field, in the rear of the Winthrop school, was under Miss A. W. Chamberlin, but now Miss Joanna S. Putnam is in charge. No. 11, in a room near the square, was kept by Miss Crocker, but later by Miss Elizabeth B. Marshall. No. 12, kept by Miss Ann W. Locke, is in the basement of Boylston chapel. No. 13, at the Point, in a room hired of Mr. Ferrin, is kept by Miss Battles.
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