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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
ame of higher grade likewise seems as certain from the indirect evidence. In the eulogy of Gov. John Brooks delivered before the Massachusetts Medical Society by Dr. John Dixwell, quoted in Brooks' HBrooks' History of Medford, he says: Dr. Tufts observed the anxiety of the mother to elevate her son to a superior station in life, and encouraged her to give him as good an education as their finances would p educate him for his profession. These subjects were taught in our school, then, before 1766. Dr. Brooks was born in Charlestown, Symmes Corner, in 1752, but this had become a part of Medford in 1754or six months, so we may fairly infer that schooling the girls for six months was worth £ 4-13s. Brooks gives the date for first giving instruction to girls at public expense as 1776. Whether girlsthe Scoole House in the Place where it now stands. This the town refused to do and appointed Capt. Brooks, John Whitmore, Edward Oakes, Capt Hall, and Samuel Bradshaw to Consult and discover together