A History of Long Island; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 2

A History of Long Island; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... his Dyet." This shows that the 16th of August, 1675, was Monday. l-Ir. Laughton was schoolmaster in Southampton for several years and many deeds and wills written by him are in existence. His name was pronounced "Layton." On March 24. 1679, it was voted "That where as there is different apprehensions conserning the way of raising pay for a scoole master to teach children to write & reade, which is soe needful," it was agreed to leave it to the determination of the governor-and the high court of Assizes "which way is ye most just & equalest to be carried on." The first actual mention of a schoolhouse is on May 4, 1682, when there is a charge for "rnakeing and putting up ye scoolhouse windo." Also "bords for ye scoolhouse" and "a small pane of glass for ye;sc0olhouse," which shows that schoolhouse windows were quite as easily broken then as in more recent times. In 1682 the schoolmaster was "Mr. Peter Benson." He had "29_scollars at 16 shillings each" and "I1 halfe Scollers as pr agreement at 8 shillings per peece." His whole 'pay seems to 'have been 34. 6. 7. On August 9, 1683, an agreement was made with "Mr. Peter Henson to teach scoole the Next yeare, to begin the 2 day of October next." His wages were to be 35 in provision, and part was paid by the parents of the children and the rest by the town. On September 29, 1684, it was voted that he should 'teach "halfe:1 yecre more" at the same rate..lr. Benson was a land owner herein 1080. It would be interesting to know where the ancient schoolhouse stood, but we have no lnovlcdge. On the west side of the street, near the...show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803906
  • 9781236803900