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[115] eighteen dollars be appropriated to compensate the instructors, and the Village Harmony to have the preference to any other book. The instructors to receive the money of the Parish Treasurer, and to furnish wood, candles, and all other materials necessary for the use of the school.

At the meeting of the Singing Society on Dec. 24, 1807, James Hill was moderator, and the regular officers of the organization were chosen. Eighteen dollars were appropriated for the singing-school, and the instructors to receive one dollar per evening, including room- rent.

As this society is long since extinct, it is well to continue its history here.

On Feb. 15, 1808, the instructors of the ‘late singing-school’ were authorized to contract with Major Whittemore for the use of his room, to accommodate ‘the Musical Society to practise music in.’ The expense to be paid out of the treasury. It was voted that there be a pitch-pipe purchased for the use of the singers, to be kept in the meeting-house. That Isaac Locke be authorized to purchase said pipe. Also that there be three persons chosen to apply to the Parish Committee for the use of the bass viol, to be granted to the Musical Society, to be made use of as they shall think proper. Isaac Locke, James Hill and Walter Russell were appointed for that purpose.

Dec. 1809, it was voted to purchase a lock and key for the schoolhouse gallery door. To meet on Monday, the 25th inst., for the purpose of admitting new members, and admitted as members Messrs. King and John Perry.

Dec. 18, 1810, the Society chose a committee for the purpose of selecting tunes, viz.: Walter Russell, Isaac Locke, James Hill, Amos Locke, John Perry, George Swan, Benjamin Harrington, Jonas Locke, Thomas Fillebrown.

Jan. 31, 1814, voted that the treasurer purchase one dozen of singing-books of the Middlesex Collection, and half a dozen hymn-books of Belknap's, for the use of the society. The records end with Dec. 30, 1816.

The following officers of the West Cambridge Musical Society—instituted 1807—are mentioned in this book of records:

Presidents.—Artemas Kennedy, 1807; James Hill, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1814; Amos Locke, 1816. Vice-Presidents.—Walter Russell, 1807, 1808, 1809; Amos Locke, 1810, 1814; Ebenezer Hall, Jr., 1816. Secretaries.—Isaac Locke, 1807, 1808, 1809; John Perry, 1810, 1814; Walter Russell, 1816. Treasurers.—James Hill, 1807, 1816; Amos Locke, 1808, 1809; Walter Russell, 1810, 1814. Choristers.—Artemas Kennedy, 1807; Isaac Locke, 1808, 1809, 1810; William B. King, 1814; Amos Locke, 1816. Assistants.—Isaac Locke, 1807; Walter Russell, bass, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1814, 16; James Hill, bass, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1814; Amos Locke, tenor, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1814; Samuel Wilson, treble, 1808, 1809; George Swan, treble, 1810; Samuel Ames, treble, 1814; William Frost, 1816; Ebenezer Hall, Jr., 1816; Philip B. Fessenden, treble, 1816.

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