6, 1784. Voted that the school at the upper end of the town be placed at Mr. Samuel Swan's, he to board the master at six shillings per week, and find a room for the school.
Voted to give Samuel Gardner five shillings a week to board Ruth Jones to December, 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.