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Barnstable,
Barre,
Becket,
Bedford,
Belchertown,
Bellingham,
Berkley,
Berlin,
Bernardston,
Beverly,
Billerica,

Blandford,

Bolton,

Boston,

Boxborough,

Boxford,

Boylston,

Bradford,

Braintree,

Brewster,

Bridgewater,

Brighton,

Brimfield,

Brookfield,

Brookline,

Buckland,

Burlington,

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Nantucket,

Natick,

Needham,

New Ashford, .

New Bedford,

New Braintree,

Newbury,

Newburyport,

New Marlborough,

New Salem,

Newton,

Northampton,
Northborough,
Northbridge,
North Bridgewater,
North Brookfield,
Northfield,
Norton,
Norwich,

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231 | Tewksbury,

250 Tisbury,

57 Topsfield,

251 Townsend,

206 Truro,

274 Tyngshorough,

182 Tyringham,

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Upton, ·
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Uxbridge,
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Wales, .

Walpole,
23 Waltham,
24 Ware,
207 Wareham,
287 | Warren,

25 Warwick,

208 Washington,

275 Watertown,

252 Webster,

233 Welfleet,

209 Wendell,

183 Wenham,

58 Westborough,

59 West Boylston,

110 West Bridgewater,

184 West Cambridge,

253 Westfield,

144 Westford,

111 Westhampton,

112 Westminster,

143 West Newbury,

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Weston,

159 Westport,
113 West Springfield,
160 West Stockbridge,
114 Weymouth,
210 Whately,
61 Wilbraham,
234 Williamsburgh,
62 Williamstown,

115 Wilmington,

63 Winchendon,

185 Windsor,

116 Worcester,

254 Worthington,

Wrentham,

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Males,

BOSTON.

BOOKS USED IN THE SCHOOLS. Population,

80,325 Valuation,

$80,000,000 Emerson's Spelling Book ; Pierpont's In

troduction to National Reader; do. First No of Public Schools,

91|| Class Book ; Goodrich's History of U. S.;

Alger's Murray's English Grammar; Parker No. of Scholars of all ages in all the Schools,

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and Fox's Progressive Exercises in English

Grammar; Field's Geography and Atlas ; In Winter,

9,683

Frost's Exercises in Parsing ; Worcester's In Summer,

9,683 and Walker's Dictionaries ; Emerson's 1st, Average attendance in the

2d and 3d Parts of North American ArithSchools,

melic; Robinson's Book-keeping ; Colburn's In Winter, 8,231 and Bailey's Algebra ; Worcester's General In Summer,

8,231 History, and History of U. 8.; Legendre's No. of persons between 4

Geometry; Constitution of U, S.; Worcesand 16 years of age in

17,485 ter's Ancient Geography. the town,

mths. dys. Aggregate length of the Schools,

1,092

REMARKS.-In this city, there are seventy

546 In Winter,

six primary schools, and fifteen schools kept

for the benefit of all the inhabitants. All the In Summer,

546

teachers pay their own board. Instead of No. of Teachers in Summer,

giving the average attendance on each 40

school, according to the form of the blank

prescribed by law, the return states under Females,

119 that head, in the “summer” column, “ the No. of Teachers in Winter,

average attendance is about eighty-five per Males,

40 cent." The abstract is filled up accordingly.

There is no specific statement of the number Females,

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of scholars attending each of the seventy-six Average wages paid per

primary schools, nor of the average attendmonth including board,

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ance therein. Instead of specific statements To Males,

$102 00|| in regard to academies and private schools, To Females,

$19 32

the time they are kept, the number of the

scholars, and the estimated amount of money Amount of money raised by Taxes for the support 107,500 00 paid for tuition therein, the return states

“ there are a great number of private schools ; Amount raised by Taxes,

the number cannot be ascertained, the mode for Teachers' wages,

in cluding board, if paid

78,750 00 of keeping them, nor the number of pupils from the public money,

attending them. They are generally kept Amount raised voluntarily

the whole year with short vacations." "The to prolong com.schools; including fuel and board,

None. amount estimated as paid for private tuition, if contributed,

is greater than that paid for public schools ;

the amount cannot be ascertained." Norate Schademies or Pri-}

There is a fund,“ the donation of Abiel

Smith," the nominal value about $7,000; Aggregate of months kept,

yearly income $500. Also $1,000,“ the doAggregate of Scholars,

nation of Rufus Webb, Esq.," to furnish

books for indigent pupils in the writing deAggregate paid for tuition,

partment of the Franklin school. Amount of Local Funds,

$8,000 00

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CHELSEA. Population,

1,659 Valuation,

$244,261 25

BOOKS USED IN THE SCHOOLS. No. of Public Schools,

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Emerson's National Spelling Books; No. of Scholars of all ages}

Pierpont's series of Reading Books;

Emerson's N. American Arithmetic; In Winter,

399

Fox and Parker's Grammars; MalteIn Summer,

388 Brun's Geography; Hall's History of Average attendance in the

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the U. States; Boston Reading LesSchools,

222 sons for Primary Schools.
In Winter,
In Summer,

273
No. of persons between 4
and 16
years

of
age

430 the town,

mths. dys. Aggregate length of the Schools,

61 In Winter,

41 In Summer,

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No. of Teachers in Winter,

Males,

Females, Average wages paid per? month including board,

To Males,

To Females, Amount of money raised

by Taxes for the support

of Schools, Amount raised by Taxes,

for Teachers' wages, in: cluding board, if paid

from the public money, Amount raised voluntarily

to prolong com. schools ; including

fuel and board, if contributed,

REMARKS.—“Several private schools

have been opened in the course of $32 50 the year. The time that all of them $12 25 have kept would be about equivalent

to one keeping twelve months.” $1,700 00

$1,600 00

$92 50

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AMESBURY. Population,

2,567 Valuation,

8472,171 89

BOOKS USED IN THE SCHOOLS. No. of Public Schools,

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Spelling Books; Emerson's New No. of Scholars of all ages in all the Schools,

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National; Bible; Rhetorical Reader;

National Reader; Introduction to NaIn Winter,

309

tional Reader; Young Reader; ColIn Summer,

545

burn's First Lessons; do. Sequel ; Average attendance in the

Emerson's First Lessons; Smith's Schools, In Winter,

234 Arithmetic; do. Grammar; Parker's

400 do.; Woodbridge's Geography; ParIn Summer,

ley's do.; Parley's History; Hall's No. of persons between 4) and 16 years of

age
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680 History of U. S.; Colburn's Algebra ; the town,

Flint's Surveying.

mths. dys. Aggregate length of the Schools,

70 27 In Winter,

22 21 In Summer,

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Males,

9 Females,

REMARKS.—To the question, what Average wages paid per month including board,

amount is raised by voluntary contriTo Males,

$22 27 bution to prolong common schools, To Females,

$10 47 no answer is given. In answer to

another question, the return states, Amountaxes for the support? $1,500 00 “ several private schools are kept to

of Schools, Amount raised by Taxes,

prolong common schools.” No anfor Teachers' wages, in: $1,350 00 swer is given as to the average numcluding board, if paid from the public money,

ber of scholars attending academies Amount raised voluntarily

and private schools. to prolong com. schools ; including fuel and board,

if contributed, No. of Academies or Private Schools,

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30 Aggregate of months kept, Aggregate of Scholars,

Aggregate paid for tuition, $1,000 00 Amount of Local Funds,

None.

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