Schools of the Past: Bainbridge

When the New York State Legislature in 1786 set apart certain lands in the Township No. 2 or Clinton for the so-called Vermont Sufferers, Simeon Metcalf (surveyor general) was ordered to set apart two lots of 640 acres each, or one square mile for “Gospel and Schools” and for “Promoting Literature.” Previously there had been a similar law enacted as early as 1782.




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