ol, and Walter Russell £ 8 6s for keeping the one at Alewife Brook.
These dates prove to us that these schools were not closed, at least for any length of time, during the excitement which prevailed after the battle of Bunker Hill, when old Charlestown lay in ashes.
Daniel Reed was the representative of a family that for several generations lived at the upper end of Charlestown, near the ponds.
He was, perhaps, the son or grandson of Daniel and Mary (Converse) Reed; the son was born February 19, 1732.
In February, 1778, Walter Russell was acting as town clerk, a position which he did not hold long, as, May 20, 1779, we read that Samuel Swan was serving in that capacity.
The last time we find Mr. Russell's name associated with school affairs was in 1780 (already referred to as the year of greatly-inflated values), when the district under his management received £ 317 8s 6d of the £ 6,400 appropriated for schools!
Walter Russell, son of Joseph and Mary (Robbins) Russell, was b
Putnam, James Fosdick (same amounts).
May, 1758, and May, 1759, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts).
May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d.
May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s.
May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts).
May, 1771, and May, 1772, Peter Tufts, Jr., John Lamson, Lieutenant Samuel Cutter (same amounts).
May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75.
The selectmen, a committee for the schools within and without the Neck.
1776, ‘77, John Hay, Timothy Tufts, Walter Russell, Samuel Gardner; £ 60 (for all the schools).
May 11, 1778, Caleb Call, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Philemon Russell; £ 140 (for all the schools).
May 20, 1779, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Amos Warren; £ 500 (for all the schools).
[Committee within the Neck, Nathaniel Gorham, Eben Breed, David Wood.]
May 8, 1780. The