It was voted in May, 1825, that Messrs. Edward
Cutter, Chester Adams
, and Rev. Henry Jackson
of the trustees have charge of the Milk Row
and Winter Hill
schools; that Miss Charlotte Wayne
be employed at the former, and Miss Eliza Wayne
at the latter, to teach twenty weeks, at $4.00 per week; and that Miss Sarah Perry
be engaged for school No. 4 for the same time, at $3.17 per week.
was empowered to secure a teacher for ward 5, at $3.00 per week.
Voted that schools without the Neck be no longer permitted to be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday, and that five and one-half days services each week be required of the instructors.
October 4, the president, L. M. Parker
, reported that he and Captain Cutter
had visited the school at Milk Row on Friday last.
Fifty-two scholars were present out of a membership of seventy-five.
The same date it was voted that schools in wards 3 and 6 be provided with a master the ensuing winter by Messrs.
, and Jackson
, and that Messrs Parker
attend to that duty for wards 4 and 5. October 6 Miss Perry's school was examined, also Miss Cutter
's (ward 5). October 14 the Winter Hill school was examined.
Number enrolled, thirty-five boys and twenty-three girls; present, seventeen and eighteen respectively.
There were present of the trustees Messrs. Adams
, and Pool.
Remarks were made by several of these gentlemen, and the exercises were closed by an address to the Throne of Grace by Rev. Mr. Jackson
. Mr. Joshua O. Colburn
was employed to teach the winter school at ward 3 five months, to begin the first Tuesday in November, at $30 per month; Mr. John Parker
, of Chelmsford
, was engaged for the ward 6 school, at $32, from November 15; Philemon R. Russell, Jr.
, received the appointment to ward 4, at $27; and Bowan A. Tufts
for ward 5, at $26, both to begin