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1 855. 


In School Committee, January 3, 1855. 

Messrs. Ryder, Streeter, and Waldock were appointed a Committee to prepare and 
Report to this Board, Rules and Regulations for their government the present year. 

January 17, 1855. 
Mr. Ryder, in behalf of the Committee, submitted the Report of said Committee, which 
was read, amended, and laid on the table, 

January 31, 1855. 

Report taken up and adopted. Whereupon, it was Ordered, That Twelve Hundred 
Copies of the Rules and Regulations, accompanied by the list of Studies and Text Books 
allowed in the Schools, be printed for the use of the Schools and Committee. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Secretary. 





Section 1. The first meeting of the Board shall be 
held on the Wednesday next succeeding the organization 
of the City Government. A Chairman and a Secretary 
shall then be chosen by ballot. 

Sect. 2. There shall also be appointed at the same 
meeting, a local committee for each school in the city, to 
consist of three members for the High School for Girls, 
and for each of the Grammar Schools, and one member for 
each Primary and Intermediate School. Also, a committee 
of three, who shall have full power to carry out, with the 
Standing Committee on the part of the Trustees of the 
English High School, more perfectly the Act of the Legis- 
lature, passed April 9, 1839. . 

Sect. 3. The following committees shall also be ap- 
pointed : A Committee on Intermediate and Primary School 
Teachers, and on Books, each consisting of five members, 
one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Board; a Com- 
mittee on Rules and Regulations, and on Finance, each con- 
sisting of three members. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the Committee on In- 


termediate and Primary School Teachers to receive the 
names and credentials of all applicants over eighteen years 
of age ; to examine the qualifications of those present at 
any regular meeting called by the Chairman ; to grant a 
certificate to those who pass a satisfactory examination; 
and to appoint a teacher from those examined and approv- 
ed, to fill a vacancy in any Primary or Intermediate School, 
to be confirmed within three months by the Board, on re- 
commendation of the Local Committee; also to keep a list 
of all approved applicants, for the use of Local Commit- 
tees in providing substitutes. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Books 
to propose the text-books, to be used in the schools. The 
books proposed by this committee shall in all cases be 
submitted. to the Board for approval, but shall not be 
finally acted upon until said books have been before 
the Board at least one week, and not until every member 
of the Board has been supplied by the publisher with a 
copy of the book or books proposed to be introduced into 
the schools. Nor shall any change of books be allowed, 
except on condition that the publisher of the book pro- 
posed to be introduced into the schools, shall give a copy of 
said book to each pupil, for the one in use by such pupil, 
which said new book shall displace. 

Sect. 6. It shall be the duty of the Committee on 
Finance, to confer with any committee of the Board of 
Aldermen and Common Council on the subject of appro- 
priations for the Public Schools. 

Sect. 7. Stated quarterly meetings of the Board shall 
be held on the Wednesday after the fourth Monday in 
February — on the first Wednesday in June — on the 
Wednesday after the last Monday in July — and on the 
second Wednesday after Thanksgiving Day. 

Sect. 8. At the last quarterly meeting in the year, the 
teachers of the public schools shall be elected, and their 
salaries voted. 

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Sect. 9. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. 

Sect. 10. All meetings of the Board shall be. held in 
public, except 'when otherwise ordered by special vote, and 
notice thereof shall be given to all the members at least 
four days previous. 


Rights and Duties of the Chairman. 

Sect. 1. The Chairman shall take the chair precisely 
at the hour appointed for the meeting of the Board ; he 
shall call the members to order, and on the appearance of 
a quorum shall cause the minutes of the preceding meeting 
to be read, and proceed to business. In the absence of 
the Chairman, the Board shall choose a Chairman pro tem- 

Sect. 2. The Chairman shall call a special meeting of 
the Board whenever he may deem it necessary, or at the 
request in writing of any two members. 

Sect. 3. He shall appoint all committees, unless the 
Board shall otherwise direct. 

Sect. 4. He shall preserve decorum and order in the 
meetings; he may speak to points of order in preference 
to other members, and shall decide all questions of order, 
subject to an appeal to the Board, on motion of any mem- 
ber, regularly seconded. 

Sect. 5. He shall declare all votes, but if any member 
doubt the vote, the Chairman, without further debate upon 
the question, shall require the members voting to rise and 
stand until they are counted, and he shall declare the result. 

Sect. 6. The Chairman may call any member to the 
chair, provided such substitution shall not continue longer 
than one meeting. When the Board shall determine to go 
into Committee of the "Whole, the Chairman shall appoint 


the member who shall take the chair. The Chairman may 
express his opinion on any subject under debate, but in 
such case he shall leave the chair, and appoint some other 
member to take it, and he shall not resume the chair while 
the same question is pending. But the Chairman may state 
facts, and give his opinion on questions of order, without 
leaving his place. 

Sect. 7. When any member shall require a question to 
be taken by Yeas and Nays, the Chairman shall take the 
sense of the Board in that manner, provided one-third of 
the members present are in favor of it. 

Sect* 8. After a motion is seconded, and stated by the 
Chairman, it shall be disposed of by a vote of the Board, 
Unless the mover withdraw it before a decision or an 

Sect. 9. The Chairman shall consider a motion to ad- 
journ as always in order, unless a member has possession 
of the floor, or any question has been put and not decided ; 
and said motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate. 

Sect. 10. He shall put the previous question in the fol- 
lowing form : " Shall the main question be now put ? " and 
all amendments or further debate of the main question shall 
be suspended, until the previous question shall have been 
decided ; and the previous question shall not be put unless 
a majority of the members present are in favor of it. 

Sect. 11. When two or more members happen to rise 
at the same time, the Chairman shall name the member 
who is first to speak. 


Duties of the Secretary. 

Sect. 1. The Secretary shall have charge of the records 
of the Board, and of all papers directed by them to be kept 
on his files ; he shall keep a fair and full record of all tho 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT,-— No. 2. 7 

proceedings of the Board ; lie shall notify all stated and 
special meetings ; he shall notify the Chairman of any com- 
mittee appointed, stating the commission, and the names of 
the members ; he shall notify the meetings of all commit- 
tees when requested by their chairman ; he shall notify the 
instructors of their appointments, and shall give such other 
notices as the Board may require. 

Sect. 2. He shall prepare the annual report required 
by the statute of the Commonwealth. 


Mights and Duties of Members. 

Sect. 1. When any member is about to speak in de- 
bate, or to deliver any matter to the Board, he shall rise 
in his place, and respectfully address the Chairman ; shall 
confine himself to the question in debate, and avoid per- 

Sect. 2. No member, in debate, shall notice another 
member by his name ; but may describe him by the Ward 
he represents, the place he sits in, or such other designa- 
tion as may be intelligible and respectful. 

Sect. 3. No member speaking shall be interrupted by 
another, but by rising to call to order, or to correct a mis- 
take. But if any member in speaking or otherwise, trans- 
gress the rules of the Board, the Chairman shall, or any 
member may, call him to order ; in which case the mem- 
ber so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless 
permitted to explain,- and the Board, if appealed to, shall 
decide on the case, but without debate. 

Sect. 4. When a motion is made and seconded, it shall 
be considered by the Board, and not otherwise ; and when 
a question is under debate, no motion shall be received 
but to adjourn — to lay on the table — for the previous 


question — to postpone to a day certain — to commit — 
to amend — or to postpone indefinitely; which several 
motions shall have precedence in the order in which they 

Sect. 5. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if 
the Chairman desire, or any member of the Board request it. 

Sect. 6. When a motion has once been made, and car- 
ried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for 
any member to move a reconsideration, and if such mo- 
tion is seconded, it shall be open to debate, and be dis- 
posed of by the Board. And in case the motion be made 
at the same meeting, it shall be competent for a majority 
of the members present to pass a vote of reconsideration ; 
but if it be made at a subsequent meeting, the subject shall 
not be reconsidered unless a majority of all the members 
of the Board shall vote therefor. But no more than one 
motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be per- 

Sect. 7. Every member who shall be present when a 
question is put, shall give his vote, unless the Board, for 
special reasons, excuse him. 

Sect. 8. On the " previous question," no member shall 
.speak more than once, without leave of the Board. 

Sect. 9. When the reading of a paper is called for, and 
the same is objected to by any member, it shall be deter- 
mined by a vote of the Board. 

Sect. 10. All proposed amendments to the Regulations 
shall lie upon the table at least two weeks. Any rule may 
be suspended for the time being by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present. 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT— No. 2. 9 


Duties of Local Committees. 

Sect. 1. The Local Committees shall visit their respec- 
tive schools at least once a month, and oftener if convenient. 

Sect. 2. The Local Committees shall give their advice 
to the instructors on any emergency ; and take cognizance 
of any difficulty which may have occurred between the in- 
structors and parents or guardians of pupils, or between 
the instructors themselves, relative to the government or 
instruction of the school. An appeal, however, to the 
whole Board, is not hereby denied to any citizen or in- 

Sect. 3. The several chairmen of the Local Commit- 
tees of the High and Grammar Schools shall be the organ 
of communication between said committees and the schools ■ 
but shall not act definitely on any matter of interest to the 
school, without the sanction of a majority of the Local 

Sect. 4. In case of a vacancy in the office of prin- 
cipal in the High School for Girls, or in any of the Gram- 
mar Schools, nominations and elections for the place shall 
be made by the Board. 

Sect. 5. In case of a vacancy in any Grammar School, 
in the place of any teacher, other than the principal, the 
Chairman and Local Committee shall, if they think proper, 
after an examination of his or her qualifications, appoint 
a teacher pro tempore, and give notice of such vacancy, 
at the next quarterly meeting of the Board, that it may 
be filled by election. And no such teacher shall be ap- 
pointed by the Board, until he shall have been examined 
as aforesaid, and shall have received a satisfactory certi- 
ficate thereof. The masters or heads of departments shall 
be consulted in the appointment of their assistants. 

Sect. 6. In case of a vacancy in the place of teacher 


of any Primary or Intermediate School, it shall be the duty 
of the Local Committee to give immediate notice thereof 
to the Committee on Primary and Intermediate School 

Sect. 7. In addition to these specific duties of the Local 
^Committees, it shall be their duty, generally, to make any 
temporary arrangement which they may find necessary, rela- 
tive to their schools, or the convenience of the instructors, 
in cases not provided for by the general regulations. 

Sect. 8. Although the interest of the schools demands 
Local Committees, yet each member of the Board shall 
consider it his duty to watch over all the public schools in 
the city, to attend their examinations, and to visit them at 
other times so far as practicable. 

Sect. 9. All bills for salaries, repairs, books and furni- 
ture, shall be approved by the Local Committees, or in 
case of absence or any other inability, by the Secretary of 
the Board. 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 11 





Sect. 1. All the teachers shall be responsible to the 
Board for the faithful discharge of their duties. They 
shall punctually observe the hours for opening and dismis- 
sing the school; and during school hours shall devote them- 
selves to the public service. 

Sect. 2. When any teacher is reported as very defi- 
cient, by the quarterly examining committee, and placed on 
probation by order of the Board, the Secretary shall notify 
such teacher of the same, and state the deficiencies re- 

Sect. 3. The morning exercises of all the schools shall 
be commenced by reading from the Holy Scriptures, fol- 
lowed by the Lord's Prayer. 

Sect. 4. The teachers shall open the school rooms of 
their respective schools, for the reception of scholars, at 
least ten minutes before the time prescribed for commenc- 
ing the school. 

Sect. 5. The teachers shall give the children constant 
employment, and endeavor by judicious and diversified 


modes, to render the exercises of the school pleasant as 
well as profitable ; — they shall maintain firm, prudent and 
vigilant discipline : they shall punish as sparingly as possi- 
ble, consistent with securing obedience, and shall govern 
by persuasive and gentle measures as far as practicable. 
They shall never resort to corporal punishment, until other 
means of influencing the pupils shall have failed ; and when 
it shall be necessary, it shall be administered in such a 
manner as to operate on the moral sense of the pupil in 
the strongest manner. As far as practicable, they shall 
also exercise a general inspection over their scholars, as 
well out of as within the school, and on all suitable 
occasions inculcate upon them the principles of truth and 

Sect. 6. The teachers shall keep a list of the scholars 
under their instruction, and shall record the page of the 
text-book at which every class commences in each term, 
and also the page to which it shall have advanced during 
said term, and this record shall be open to the inspection 
of the School Committee. 

Sect. 7. The principals of the Grammar Schools are 
authorized, under the direction of the Local Committees, 
to make such classification of their respective schools, and 
such regulations for the discipline and government thereof, 
(not in violation of the regulations of this Board,) as in 
their best discretion they may deem expedient. And it 
shall be the duty of the principals to examine the pupils 
under the care of the assistant teachers, in said schools, as 
often as they can, consistent with proper attention to those 
who are under their immediate charge. 

Sect. 8. The teachers of the several Grammar Schools 
shall impart oral instruction to their pupils, at stated times, 
by assigning topics for their consideration, referring them 
to approved works for information, questioning them upon 
the themes assigned, and communicating such information 
thereon as they may think necessary. These exercises 

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shall take place as frequently as may be practicable in the 
opinion of the Local Committee and teachers. A list of 
the topics shall be open to the inspection of the examining 

Sect. 9. In all the classes of the Girls High School 
and Grammar Schools, (provided the pupils are able to 
write a fair, legible hand,) the teachers shall require, at 
least once in two weeks, regular exercises in Composition, 
to consist of Essays, Letters, Descriptions, or Abstracts of 
Lessons, according to the age and capacity of the pupils. 
These exercises shall be corrected by the teachers, and 
preserved with their dates respectively, in writing boofes, 
to be inspected by the committee, as evidence of the profi- 
ciency of the pupils in penmanship, punctuation, use of 
capitals, spelling, and the grammatical construction of 
sentences. In the first division of the Washington and 
Dearborn Schools there shall also be regular exercises in 

Sect. 10. When the example of any pupil is very inju- 
rious, and in all cases where reformation appears hopeless, 
it shall be the duty of the teacher, with the approval of 
the Local Committee, to suspend or expel such pupil from 
the school. But any child under this public censure, who 
shall have expressed to the teacher his regret for his folly 
or indiscretion, as openly and implicitly as the nature of 
the case may require, and shall have given evidences of 
amendment, shall, with the previous consent of said com- 
mittee, be reinstated in the privileges of the school. 

Sect. 11. It shall be the duty of the teachers to take 
good care of the apartments of the public buildings which 
they occupy, and of the appurtenances thereof, that there 
may be no unnecessary injury sustained by them ; also to 
attend to the ventilation and temperature of the school 
rooms, -and to the cleanliness and comfort of the pupils. 

Sect. 12. No subscription or contribution, for any pur- 
pose whatever, shall be allowed by the teachers, in any 
public school. 


Sect. 13. Any teacher of our schools may, by permis- 
sion of the Local Committee, take half a day each term, 
for visiting such other school in this city, or in the vicinity., 
as may be designated, and the name of the school thus vis- 
ited shall be entered in the teachers' register, with the date 
of the visit. 

Sect. 14. When the teachers in the Grammar and Pri- 
mary Schools leave their divisions, temporarily, and require 
their places to be supplied by others, they shall notify their 
local committees, who shall provide the substitutes; and 
as far as practicable, these substitutes shall be taken from 
the list of approved applicants in the hands of the Com- 
mittee on Intermediate and Primary School Teachers, and 
the salary shall be at least two-thirds that which is paid 
to the teacher of the division. 

Sect. 15. No teacher shall be allowed to relinquish the 
charge of his school without giving at least three weeks 
notice to the Local Committee ; and in ordinary cases no 
teacher shall be required to give up the charge of his 
school without having received at least three weeks notice 
to that effect. 

Sect. 16. Any teacher who shall persist in violating 
the Rules of this Beard, shall be put on probation by the 
Local Committee or the Chairman, who shall report the 
delinquency at the next meeting of the Board. 

Sect. 17. The teachers are authorized to make vocal 
music one of the exercises of the school. 

Sect. 18. It shall be the duty of the principals of the 
Grammar Schools, to see that those pupils, who have com- 
pleted the course of studies required in these schools, are 
transferred to the High Schools without any unnecessary 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 15 



Sect. 1. All children residing within the limits of this 
city, shall, on application to the Local Committee, have 
free admission to such public schools as, in the opinion of 
said Committee, they may be qualified to enter, provided 
they be five years of age ; and no obstacle shall be inter- 
posed by any teacher or any member of this Board. 

Sect. 2. But no child shall be admitted into any of the 
public schools, without a certificate from his parent, or a 
physician, that he has been vaccinated, or otherwise se- 
cured against the contagion of the small pox. 

Sect. 3. Children of the age of eight years and up- 
wards, who may pass a satisfactory examination in the 
reading books used in the Primary Schools, in spelling 
words selected from the reading lessons and from the 
spelling book used in the Primary Schools, in explaining 
the use of the marks of punctuation, in enunciating clearly 
and accurately the elementary sounds of our language, in 
writing words in script hand upon the slate, in reading 
and writing Arabic numbers containing four figures, and in 
the arithmetic used in Primary Schools, shall be entitled 
to admission into the G-rammar Schools. Children above 
eight years of age, though not possessing the requisite 
qualifications, may be admitted into the Grammar Schools 
by special permission from the Local Committees. 

The examination for admission into the Grammar 
Schools shall be made by the Principal or Assistant 
Teachers thereof, and shall take place on the first Mon- 
day of the first and third terms ; and no pupil shall be 
admitted into the Grammar Schools from the Primary and 
Intermediate Schools except at those times. Provided, 
however, that the Local Committees shall have discretion- 
ary power to admit pupils possessing the necessary quali- 


fications at other times than those mentioned. Pupils 
may be transferred, at other times, from one school to 
another of the same rank, provided they bear a certificate 
from the teacher of the school they leave, expressing their 
standing and character, as a condition of their admission 
by the teacher to whom they apply for that purpose. 

No pupil shall be admitted into an Intermediate School, 
from a Primary, except by the express permission of the 
Local Committee of the Intermediate School, and in such 
case, only on the first week of the month. The examina- 
tion for admission into the High Schools shall take place 
during the last week of the second term. Pupils who shall 
have reached the age of twelve years, and shall present a 
certificate of good moral character, and of presumed lite- 
rary qualifications, from the Principal of the school which 
they last attended ; and shall pass a satisfactory examina- 
tion in the following^ studies, viz. : — Spelling, Reading, 
Writing, English Grammar, Arithmetic, Modern Geogra- 
phy, and the History of the United States, shall be 
regarded by the School Committee as qualified to enter 
the High Schools. 

Sect. 4. No pupil, whilst under sentence of suspension 
from one school, shall be admitted to the privileges of 
another, unless by a vote of this Board. 

Sect. 5. In the Grammar Schools there shall be a re- 
cess for every pupil, of from ten to fifteen minutes ; and in 
the Primary Schools of from fifteen to twenty minutes. 

Sect. 6. Pupils shall be prompt and punctual at school, 
and shall not absent themselves from school except on 
account of sickness, or other urgent reason; and no re- 
quest for absence shall be deemed valid, unless it be a 
written one from the parents or guardians. Every pupil 
entering after the time prescribed for the commencement 
of school, shall be marked tardy ; and whenever, any pupil 
shall absent himself for two weeks in succession, he shall 
no longer be considered a member of the school. 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 17 


Periods of Instruction. 

Sect. 1. There shall be four Terms in the year. The 
first term shall commence on the Monday after the fourth 
Monday in February. 

The second shall commence on the Monday following 
the last Wednesday in May. 

The third shall commence in five weeks after the last 
Monday in July. 

The fourth shall commence on the Monday after 
Thanksgiving Day. 

Sect. 2. The schools shall be kept three hours in the 
forenoon, and three in the afternoon of each day, Sundays 
and the holidays and vacations, hereinafter specified, ex- 
cepted. Schools shall begin at eight o'clock in the morn- 
ing, from May to August inclusive ; — at other times, at 
nine in the morning ; and shall commence at two in the 
afternoon, except the Girls High School, which shall com- 
mence at nine in the morning, and close at two in the 
afternoon. Scholars may, however, be detained for delin- 
quency, beyond the regular school hours. 

Sect. 3. There shall be the following vacations : — 

1. One week, commencing on the fourth Monday in 

2. One week, commencing on the Monday before the 
last Wednesday in May. 

3. Five weeks, commencing the last Monday in July. 

4. One week, commencing on the Monday before 
Thanksgiving Day. 

Sect. 4. The following holidays shall be granted, alike 
to all the schools : — Every Wednesday and Saturday after- 
noon ; Fast Day ; Independence Day ; Christmas Day ; 
New Year's Day ; May Day. No holiday not herein spe- 
cified shall be given, except by a vote of this Board, or by 


a written certificate, signed by at least seven members of 
the School Committee ; and in such case, it shall be given 
alike to all the schools in the city. 

Sect. 5. The Norfolk County Convention of Teachers- 
may be attended by all the teachers belonging to the 
schools in this city, for which purpose their respective 
schools may be dismissed ' r it being understood, however,, 
that this permission is not granted, except to those teach- 
ers who actually attend said Convention. 



Sect. 1.. Quarterly. The Chairman, or some member 
or members of the Board designated by him, shall visit 
and examine every public school in the city, at least once 
each quarter, without giving previous notice to the teach- 
ers, according to the provisions of the statute. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to obtain accurate informa- 
tion of the condition of each school, and at the next quar- 
terly meeting to make a report to the Board, M writing, 
of their examination and its results' ) of the condition of 
the school-houses, and of any occurrences affecting the' 
standing and usefulness of the schools. 

Sect. 2. Annual. During the last two weeks of the 
first term, a committee of seven members of the Board 
shall examine all the High and Grammar Schools, and a 
committee of six members, all the Primary and Interme- 
diate Schools in the city, and report upon the same,, at 
the next quarterly meeting of the Board. 

1855.] CITY DCJCUMENT.— No. 2. 19 

Books and Studies. 

Sect. 1. The Books used, and studies pursued, shall be 
such only as are authorized by this Board. 

Sect. 2. The Text-Books authorized in the High School 
for Girls shall be the following : — 


Arithmetic — Continuation and Review of the Arithmetic of 

the Grammar Schools ; 
Algebra — Sherwin's High School 9 
Geometry — Davies Legendre. 




Latin — McClintock and Crooks ; 

French — Fasquelle, Le Grand Pere, Bolmar's Perrin's 

Fables ; 
-German — Woodbury. 


Reading — Cleavland's Compendium of English Literature; 

Grammatical Analysis; 

Rhetoric, in connection with Reading-; 

■Original Composition. 


"Geography of the Heavens — Burritt; 
Natural Philosophy — Johnston ; 
Chemistry — Stockardt ; 
Botany ; 


Mental Philosophy — Wayland ; 

Moral Philosophy — Wayland's Abridgement. 

Sect. 3. The Text-Books authorized in the Grammar 
Schools shall be the following: — 

Worcester's Dictionary, 
Webster's Dictionary, 
Swan's Spelling Book, 
Tower's Gradual Reader, 

Sequel to Tower's Gradual 

Swan's Dist. School Reader, 
Swan's Gram. School Reader. 


Mitchell's Questions for Out- 
line Maps, 
Colburn's Mental Arithmetic, 
Leach and Swan's Arithmetic, 
Leach and Swan's Intellectual 

Sargent's Standard Reader, 
Butler's Grammar, 
Green's Grammar, 
Parley's First Book of Hist'y, 
Mitchell's Prima. Geography, 
Mitchell's School Geography, 

Sect. 4. The Text-Books authorized in the Primary 
Schools shall be the following : — 

Swan's Primary Spelling Book, Swan's Primary School 
Readers, Mitchell's Primary Geography, Outline Maps, 
Leach and Swan's Primary School Arithmetic. 

Sect. 5. Scholars requiring books shall be directed by 
their teacher to provide them. If not so provided within 
three days, the teacher shall notify the parent or guardian, 
in writing, of the kind of book required, and in case of his 
neglect to provide in two days thereafter, shall then make 
a requisition upon the Local Committee, in which shall be 
expressed the name of such scholar, the name of the parent 
or guardian, and the name of the book ; and it shall be the 
duty of the Local Committee thereupon to furnish the book, 
and make return thereof, according to law, to the Assessors 
of the city. 



The attention of teachers is particularly directed to the 
following section of the Revised Statutes : 

" Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of the president, profes- 
sors and tutors of the university of Cambridge, and of the 
several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of 
academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their 
best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and 
youth, committed to their care and instruction, the princi- 
ples of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to 
their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobri- 

1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 21 

ety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and tem- 
perance, and those other virtues which are the ornament 
of human society, and the basis upon which a republican 
constitution is founded ; and it shall be the duty of such 
instructors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages 
and capacities will admit, into a clear understanding of the 
tendency of the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and 
perfect a republican constitution, and secure the blessings 
of liberty as well as to promote their future happiness, 
and also to point out to them the evil tendency of the 
opposite vices." 




Bradford K. Peirce, Joseph H. Streeter, John S. Flint. 


Ward 1 . Horatio G. Morse, Henry W. Farley. 

" 2. Joshua Seaver, Charles Marsh. 

" 3. Benjamin Mann, William H. Ryder. 

" 4. John Wayland, James Waldock. 

" 5. Daniel Leach, Edwin Ray. 

Bradford K. Peirce, Chairman. Joshua Seaver, Secry. 


Bradford K. Peirce, Rockland Street, (Office 9 Cornhill, Boston.) 
Joseph H. Streeter, No. 175 Washington Street. 
John S. Flint, Bartlett Street, first house northeast of People's Bank. 
Horatio G. Morse, No. 65 Zeigler Street. 
Henry W. Farley, Eustis Street, opposite Plymouth Street. 
Joshua Seaver, Ruggles Street, corner of Sumner Place, (Office 63 Washing- 
ton Street.) 
Charles Marsh, Nos. 55 and 57 Washington Street. 
Benjamin Mann, No. 163 Dudley Street. 
William H. Ryder, Vernon Street. 
John Wayland, Cedar Street, at Mrs. Atkins's. 
James Waldock, Alleghany Street. 
Daniel Leach, Dedham Turnpike, near Marcella Street. 
Edwin Ray, Walnut Street, near Dale Street, (Office 28 State Street, Boston.) 


Books. — Messrs. Peirce, Wayland, Leach, Ryder, Morse. 
Finance.— Messrs. Seaver, Flint, Ray. 
Regulations. — Messrs. Ryder, Streeter, Waldock. 
Pilling Vacancies in Primary and Intermediate Schools. 
— Messrs. Peirce, Wayland, Morse, Leach, Ryder. 





Teachers. Location. 

S. M. Weston, Principal, Mt. Vernon Place. 
Robert C. Metcalf, Assistant. 

Local Committee. 
Ryder, Marsh and Mann. 

Augustus H. Buck, Principal. Mt. Vernon Place. Under charge of Trustees. 

Robert Bickford. Kenilworth Street. Peirce, Wayland, Ryder.. 



Kenilworth and 
Bartlett Streets. 

Wayland, Marsh, Ray. 

Adeline Seaver, Principal. 

2d Uiv. Vacancy. 

3d " Louisa Tucker. 

4th " Clara B. Tucker. 

5th " Caroline Alden, 

6tli " Vacancy. 

7th " Mary C. Eaton. 

8th " Elizabeth W. Young. 

9th " Almira W. Chamberlain. 

Washington. — 
John Kneeland, Principal. 
Assistant, Vacancy. 
2d Div. Benjamin C. Vose. 
3d " Sarah H. Page. 
4th " Hannah R. Chadbourn. 
5th " Anna M. Williams. 
6th « Harriet E. Barrell. 
7th " Sarah M. Vose. 
8th " Margaret A. Mathews. 

Washington Street. Leach, Seaver, Waldod; 

Dearborn. — 

William H. Long, Principal. 
2d Div. Louisa E. Harris. 
3d " Vacancy. 
4th '■ Martha Stone. 
5th " Louisa J. Fisher. 

Comins. — 

, Principal. 

(Not yet in operation.) 

Intermediate. — 
Delia Mansfield, Principal. 
2d Div. Nancy L. Tucker. 

( Abney Place, near 
\ Davis Street. 

Gore Avenoe. 

Vernon Street. 

Morse, Flint and Farley, 

Streeter, Mann and Raj, 








Local Committee. 

. 1. 

Sarah T. Jennison. 

Yeoman Street. 



Caroline J. Nash. 

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Sarah E. Spofford. 

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Elizabeth A. Morse. 

Eustis Street. 







Maria L. Young. 

Sumner Street. 




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Ann M. Horn. 

Vernon Street. 



Susannah L. Durant. 





Sudbury Street. 



Catherine H. Codman 

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Cornelia J. Bills. 




Plooma A. Savage. 




Harriet S. Farnum. 

Avon Place. 



Ann Crowninshield. 





Mill Dam. 



Emily Gardner. 

Orange Street. 







Mary A. Waldock. 

Smith Street. 



Elvira Morse. 




C. B. Thompson. 

Francis Street. 



Mary A. Morse. 

Centre Street. 

Way land. 


Henrietta M. Wood. 

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Caroline N. Heath. 

Near Jamaica Plain. 



Persus A. Winn. 

Edinboro' Street. 








Munroe Street. 



Sarah A. Dudley. 

Elm Street. 



H. B. Scanimell. 

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