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of the late R. H. Moorhead where 'four ways meet.' It is converted into a tenement across the road opposite the former site and owned by John Carver." The living graduates have formed an association, called the "Old South School Association." President, George M. Baker, and its secretary is Erastus E. Williamson. A reunion is held annually.
In the year 1700 I find a record of the public school system. Here the town did "then or there vote that Dr. Little should supply the place of schoolmaster for the instructing of youth in reading, writing & ciphering in the said town for the year ensuing & then promise & engage to the said town so to do. Also the town made choice of Mr. Samuel Sprague to be their Agent to answer in behalf of the town in respect of a presentiment that is made of the said town for defect of or not, having a schoolmaster in said town."
From the Town Records.
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