1724The town voted to build a school “near the head of Sandy Bay.”Government and Public Service, Education

Commoners Meeting minutes from January 26, 1724. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Box D 12, FF 1
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Town of Gloucester Commoners Book, 1713-1810, p. 42.

The town of Gloucester granted about an acre of land for the use of a school “for that purpose in to keep a good school in for the Godly instruction of children and teaching of them to read and write good English.” (Commoner’s Book, 42)

Town of Gloucester Commoners Book, 1713-1810. http://archive.org/details/gloucestercommonersbookno2images Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Box D 12, FF 1
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