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of work. Payment for teaching was made by the parents, the charge never being less than two dollars per quarter for each child sent to school.

"Municipal taxation in 1826 was at the rate of a penny in the pound for district purposes and a fourth of a penny for the services of the district's representative in the Legislature. The assessment varied according to the character of the house, whether it was built of squared

A ONE ROOM SCHOOL IN THE EARLY DAYS

"Unless the teacher was a man of nerve and resolution he had little
chance of maintaining order in the schoolroom."

 

log, frame, brick, or stone. The highest tax paid by one person in that year was fifteen dollars and thirty-seven cents and the lowest, three cents. Twenty-eight ratepayers paid eight cents or less.

"Everything in the way of clothing was manufactured at home. Linen clothing was made from flax grown on the farm, and home-grown

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