er, 1785 (see Historic Leaves, Vol.
III., p. 68).
December 14, 1785. The school kept at Phebe Russell's received £ 8 8s.
May 4, 1785. Voted to give Coll.
N. Hawkins for school kept at John Swan's £ 10 16s.
In the warrant (February 28, 1785) for the coming town meeting, we find the following: To know the minds of the town, what they will do with regard to two petitions presented by the people at the upper end of the town requesting that one or two schoolhouses may be built there.
March 7 it was voted that two schools be built agreeably to, this petition.
The committee appointed for this purpose were Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Mr. William Whittemore, Coll.
Nathaniel Hawkins, Lieut. Samuel Cutter, and Mr. Seth Wyman.
These gentlemen seem to have attended promptly to their duty, for May 1, 1786, it was voted to allow Captain Cordis's account for building the schoolhouses without the Neck, £ 80. The following November Messrs. Whittemore and Philemon Russell were empowered to lay a