fourteen, outside the Neck, or less than one-eighth of the entire school population; and that no children there under seven or over fourteen were allowed to attend the town school (within the Peninsula
Two years later, April 12, 1814, when the trustees made their semi-annual visit, this school, then under the instruction of Moses Hall, had an attendance of sixty-nine pupils.
In their report they add that the schools without the Neck are kept only part of the year, and the scholars there are not confined to any age limit.
(Note.—The name of Moses Hall is found in Charlestown
's History, and Volume II., Report of the Record Commissioners
, pp. 248, 252.)
After their visit of April 12, 1815, the trustees report this school to be ‘in a respectable state of improvement.
The females at this and every examination have been distinguished for their juvenile attainments as well as propriety of behavior.’
The master for the winter term, 1814-15, four months probably, was P. T. Gray
, who received $82.50 for his services.
April 19, 1816, Milk Row was visited by two of the trustees and several of the inhabitants of the district.
‘The school appeared very well, notwithstanding many difficulties under which it had labored during the winter.
Yorick S. Gordon
, the teacher, discharged his duties acceptably.’
This gentleman, some time after this, was advertised in the papers to keep a private school in Boston
Captain George A. Gordon
, of this city, who is authority for anything relating to the Gordon
family, informs me that Yorick Sterne Gordon
was born at Hancock, N. H.
, January 9, 1793; the second son of Samuel and Lydia (Ames
He died in South Carolina
, May 12, 1820, where he was employed as a teacher.
He was educated at Dartmouth College, in the class of 1817, but did not graduate.
March 25, 1818, the trustees visited School No. 3
. Fifty scholars were present out of a total of eighty, ‘and they appeared well in all their performances.’
, the teacher, received $115. for his winter's services.
The next year, 1819, we read that this school was going on very well under the care of Mr. Russell
until the building was destroyed by fire.