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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
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h green blinds. On the north side sat the girls, and on the south the boys, constantly tempting each other to laugh and play. March 1, 1802: Voted that the Royal donation be appropriated to pay the schooling of poor children, as last year. May 6, 1805: Voted to procure a lot for a schoolhouse near Gravelly Bridge. Voted to choose a committee to look out a piece of land at the west end of the town, procure materials (for a schoolhouse), and report their doings at March meeting. March 7, 1807: Voted to enlarge the schoolhouse, and dig a well. After this was done, the girls and boys were taught in separate rooms. Until this time there had been but one public free school in the town; and this was all that was then deemed necessary. It was taught by an accomplished master through the year. After this time, two schools were not too many, and the town cheerfully sustained them. No provision had been made for what are now called primary schools; and therefore every parent was
gainst the desks of their seniors, and their own desks before them. The smallest children sat below these last, leaning their backs against the desks of their seniors, but having no desks before them. The above arrangement occupied one side of the room; and the other side was exactly like it. Thus the three rows of boys on the north side faced the three rows of girls on the south. The area between the two was about six feet wide, where the classes were marshalled to read and spell. March 7, 1807: The town voted to enlarge the school-house. After this was done, the girls and boys were taught in separate apartments. As this house was the last in the series of old-fashioned and inconvenient models, it may be worth while to say a word about them. To speak generally, the schoolhouses had been as cheerful-looking objects as the county-jail, and quite as agreeable residences. Their windows were small; and some sashes had panes just as transparent as pasteboard or a felt-hat,--whi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Sir Hyde 1739-1807 (search)
Parker, Sir Hyde 1739-1807 Naval officer; born in England in 1739; was in command of one of the ships which attacked New York City in 1776. He also participated in the capture of Savannah in 1778. He died in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 7, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Potter, Chandler Eastman 1807-1868 (search)
Potter, Chandler Eastman 1807-1868 Author; born in Concord, N. H., March 7, 1807; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1831; editor and publisher of the Manchester Democrat in East Concord, in 1844-48; was also connected with other periodicals. His publications include History of Manchester, N. H.; a new edition of Belknap's History of New Hampshire, with notes and a continuation to 1860; and contributions on the Penobscot and other Eastern Indians in Schooleraft's History of the Indians. He died in Flint, Mich., Aug. 4, 1868.