1800In 180Q the Second Parish in Cambridge contained 4,345 acres, 118 rods.—Holmes, quoted by Paige. There were two school-houses in this Parish in 1800.—Ibid.
1801The money raised for charges of the Precinct, was four hundred dollars in 1801. It was voted this year to repair the posts and rails in the front of the meeting-house, and set out such trees as the standing committee thought proper, at the expense of the Precinct.
A ‘Receipt for the School House, and built by Menotomy Meeting House,’ dated Cambridge, Nov. 6, 1801, communicated by Mr. J. B. Russell, certifies that the subscribers, ‘being appointed a committee to inspect the building of the School House in the Northwest Middle School District in Cambridge, have examined the said house and do agree with Mr. John Estabrook to accept the same in behalf of the said district, as sufficiently done for the money he has received, and have no other demand on him on account thereof. Wm. Whittemore, Jr., Josiah Whittemore, Caleb Cole, Committee.’ The Central School House was removed on to the run, or water-course, in the Burying Ground, in 1810.