curriculum, was considered of sufficient importance to receive public recognition.
April 2, 1792, it was voted to give ten Pounds for the Encouragment of Singing for the year ensuing.
The same sum was granted in 1794-95 and increased to £ 20 in 1798.
In this year, April 2, a committee of three, Jonathan Porter, Peter Tufts, and Nathan Adams were chosen to provide a teacher and regulate the teaching of singing.
From time to time we find similar votes.
In 1808 it was voted to apply Eighty dohen they voted that the Interest of the money Received for the land left the Town by Isaac Royal Esq. be applied to pay the Schooling of such Children whose Parents are unable to pay for them.
Payments for tuition of young children were made from 1798 to 1822, even after the establishment of free primary schools.
The teachers of private schools who received payment from the town during this time were as follows in the order of their appearance on the books of the selectmen: Eliza Francis, Sall