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4. we speak with utmost confidence of the condition & prospects of the three masters schools—and only recommend to pursue the same general course,—with such alterations & improvements as experience & observation may suggest.—We notice with pleasure the perfect harmony, & good feeling, that exists between the teachers of these schools,—and the salutary influence that their laudable emulation is exerting on the whole.

Each, with his peculiar excellencies—willing to instruct and be instructed—and thus like a three fold chord—binding together in closer and more delightful union the dearest interests of the rising—generation.

5 In the western primary school there is nothing worthy of note, beyond the ordinary progress of a town school.

6. The primary school in the eastern district has made but little progress the past year.—But we attribute it not to the want of attention, or tact, on the part of the teacher—But to the great number of scholars and the straightness of the house. The speedy completion of the new schoolhouse (should the necesary funds be appropriated) will furnish ample accomodation for all the scholars in that part of the town—And relieve your Corn from the painful necessity of sending a number of scholars from this school, to the one south of the river.

7. The south primary has been conducted very much to the satisfaction of your Com—and consequently to the credit of the teacher. And now with the addition of an assistant in the east primary school (if found necesary) your Com recommend that these Schools pursue the same general plan as heretofore. That they may be commenced in the first of April, and continue eleven months. And that the Com be empowerd to limit the age of admission into them to five years, instead of four —if in their judgment it would contribute to the general good.

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