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1827

The town voted that the general School Committee be composed of three persons. The Prudential Committee to be of four, one each for the Northwest, Centre, Southeast and Southwest wards. The appropriation for schools, in 1827, was $600; $110 for a master's school and $40 for a mistress's school in each ward.1


1829

A set of Hayscales was procured for the use of the town, and erected on the south side of the common, near the wall of the Burying Ground.


1830

The town possessed two fire engines, located near the centre.


1 Besides the selectmen the following citizens were members of the school committee of West Cambridge before this period: John Perry, 1822; Timothy Wellington, 1822; Charles Wellington, 1822, 1824, 1825; Miles Gardner, 1822, 1824, 1825; Samuel F. Wyman, 1822; Jonathan M. Dexter, 1823; Joshua Avery, 1823-1826; Ephraim Cutter, 1823; James Hill, 1823, 1826; Isaac Locke, 1823; Benjamin Locke, 1823; Amos Whittemore, Jr., 1823; William Adams, 1823; Jeremiah Russell, 1823; James Perry, 1824; Nathaniel Hill, 1824, 1826; William Prentiss, 1824; William Cotting, 1824-1826; Eliakim Nason, 1824-1826; Jonas Peirce, Jr., 1825, 1826; Joseph Locke, 1825, 1826; Jonathan Frost, 2d, 1825; Amos Hill, 1826; William Hill, 1826.

The prudential school committee have been: Jonas Peirce, Jr., 1827, 1832; Thomas Russell, Esq., 1827; Joseph Whittemore, 1827, 1836; James Perry, 1827: Kimball Farmer, 1828; Thomas Thorp, 1828; Isaac Shattuck, 1828; Isaac Locke, 1828-1830, 1832; William Locke, 2d, 1829, 1841; William Cotting, 1829-1831; Samuel Butterfield, 1829, 1831; Abner Peirce, 1830, 1838; John Fowle, 1830, 1832, 1833; Abel Locke, 1831, 1833, 1837; James Brown, 1831; Joshua Avery, 1832; Jesse Bucknam, 1833, 1834-1838; William Hill, 2d, 1833, 1851, Jr. 1852; Elijah Cutter, 1834; Seth Frost, 1834: Philip Whittemore, 1834, 1835; Bowen Russell, 1835, 1858; Emerson Parks, 1835, 1836; John Jarvis, 1835; William Dickson, 1836; Levi Ingalls, 1837; Henry Whittemore, 1837; Eleazer Homer, 1837, Jr. 1838; Washington J Lane, 1837, 1846, 1847; Abijah Frost, 1838, 1842, 1849-1852, 1854, 1857; George C. Russell, 1838; Timothy Eaton, 1839; Isaiah Jenkins, 1839, 1840; George Prentiss, 1839; Chester Sanderson, 1840; Joseph Hill, 1840, 1842, 1849, 1854; Abbot Allen, 1840; Josiah H. Russell, 1841, 1818, 1854, 185; Adonijah Barnes, 1841; Ebenezer Hovey, 1842; Stephen Symmes, 1842, 1843; David Clark, 1843, 1844, 1856; Joel F. Hanson, 1843, 1816, 1850; William L. Clark, 1843, 1860, 1852; Thaddeus Frost, 1844, 1845; Abner P. Wyman, 1844; Joseph Wyman, 1844; Daniel Clark, 1845, 1846; Abel Peirce, 1845, 1846, 1849; Samuel C. Bucknam, 1845, 1849; James S. Russell, 1847; Henry Frost, 1847, 1853, 1855; Matthew Griswold, 1847; Gershom Cutter, 1848; Warren Frost, 1848; Stephen Symmes, Jr., 1848; George Stearns, 1850; Jacob Hutchinson, 1850; Abner Gardner, 1850, 1854; Thomas J. Russell, 1851; John Peabody, 1851, 1859; Samuel Butterfield, 1852; Walter Fletcher, 1853, 1865; James M. Chase, 1853; Henry Mott, 1853; Warren Rawson, 1855; Moses Proctor, 1856, 1860; James Peabody, 1856; Joseph S. Spear, 1856, 1857; David Puffer, 1857; George B. Richardson, 1857; William T. Wood, 1858; George Henry Hill, 1858; John S. Crosby, 1858; John D. Freeman, 1859, 1860; Ralph W. Shattuck, 1859; Josiah Crosby, 1860. The town voted not to choose the prudential school committee in 1861.

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