1701Gloucester was presented at a Quarterly-Session Court in Salem for neglecting to establish a school.Government and Public Service, State Government, Education

Although Thomas Riggs, Sr. was chosen as the official public schoolmaster in 1698, it is likely that the establishment of a public school didn’t quite get off the ground, or was quickly abandoned in the next few years.

Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Vol. II. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888. http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco02hurd
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