First Town of Lawrence School Committee Minutes, May 3, 1847

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[From the Records of School Committee of the Town of Lawrence, commencing May 1847]

Lawrence May 3, 1847

James T. Herrick, William D. Lamb, and Dan Weed, having been elected as the School Committee of the Town of Lawrence, and having been duly notified thereof by the Town clerk of said Town, met for the purpose of organization on Monday evening, May 3rd at 7 o’clock. James D. Herrick was appointed Chairman, and Dan Weed Secretary. After an interchange of opinions on the subject of teaching, it was voted that the School Committee recommend to the town the establishment of six schools within the precincts of the Town of Lawrence. Voted to recommend the removal of the Tower Hill School House, to some point east of its present situation. Voted that the schools be kept in session for the space of ten months during the year. Voted that the school be allowed a vacation in August, another at Thanksgiving, and at such other times as should be hereafter deemed expedient. Voted to adjourn.

Dan Weed, Secretary