dren admitted to the public schools at four years, will be farther advanced at eight, than those admitted at five.
There are some two hundred scholars in the schools between four and eight years of age. Admit none under five, and you reduce that number about one quarter part, and will be able to accommodate the remainder for several years to come.—
With these views, your Committee recommend as a matter of expediency to admit no scholars to the public schools, under five years of age.— Galen James, School Com. Samuel Gregg, School Com. James O. Curtis, School Com. Alexander Gregg, School Com. Martin Burridge, School Com. Medford, Nov. 7, 1840.
Report of School Committee, accepted March 7, 1842.
The School Committee report: That they have given earnest attention to their arduous trust.
The experience of every month gives them a deeper sense of the importance of frequently visiting and carefully watching over the interests of the public schools.
Accordingly they have not
THE Gentlemen of Medford desirous to enjoy the Social and Elegant Amusement of Dancing for at least three evenings do hereby agree, all who subscribe our names, to bear an equal share of the expenditures of the same, in testimony whereof we severally subjoin our signatures.
No gentleman to be admitted under Twenty-one years of age. Genl John Brooks Honl Timothy Bigelow Josiah Bradlee Sam Buel Ebenr Hall. Hon P. C. Brooks. Edmt. Dunkin N. B. Dunkin Sam. Gray John Brooks Isaac Brook James Brooks Jno. Le Bozquet James Gilchrist Jona. Warner. Jona. Porter. John Hosmer Dudley Hall Josh. Manning Saml Swan Jr. B. L. Swan Joseph Swan Samuel Weed Nath'l Hall Jno. Bishop Jno. Bishop Jr. Thos. Brooks Epm. Hall Abner Bartlett.
Rules for the Assembly.
Nov. 18, 1808, at the Meeting of the Committee of arrangements the following rules were drawn up for the regulations of the Medford Assembly.
1st.—No person to be admitted as a subscriber who does not belong to the town.
he homesteads on old Ship street, that of Mr. Galen James (Deacon James) stands out clearest in memDeacon James) stands out clearest in memory, situated at the corner of what is now known as Foster court.
It was imposing; a large brown ho, and to the south the marshes and river.
Mr. James, born in Scituate in 1790, came to Medford iof eccentric character.
As was customary, Mr. James had a number of apprentices who lived with hd family prayers were the custom.
Sprague & James' yard was the first to abolish the eleven o'cls trips to and from the square?
There goes Deacon James' gospel wagon was the expression as the Dem all in. Was not this the gospel spirit?
Mr. James died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. , 1879.
Mr. Isaac Sprague, the partner of Mr. James, came to Medford from Scituate and bought the of making all the ironwork used by Sprague & James in the building of their ships, and owned two th Scituate in 1826, and served with Sprague & James.
In 1852 he became partner with Mr. John Tayl[1 more...]