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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
full for Room for ye School in Time past, £ 2-02s. Accordingly we feel sure that the first school-house was not built in 1720. The duties of the school committee up to this time had been very simple. They were appointed for the specific duty of g a room, and there their responsibility ceased. Evidently there were inconveniences attending this first school of 1719-20, for the next year the question of division was brought up, and at an adjourned meeting, Dec. 12, 1720, it was voted that t part. The agitation for a new meeting-house which began in 1716, and completely buried the proposed new schoolhouse in 1720, reached a climax in 1726, when the second meeting-house was built on the low land just east of Marble creek which has sinf the men who taught the children of Medford during this time have been found. Those known are 1719, Henry Davison. 1720, Henry Davison, Caleb Brooks. 1728, [Ammi R.] Cutter, Harvard, class of 1725(?) 1729, [Henry] Gibbs, Harvard, class