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JOHN HAWES, Esq., of South Boston, died in 1829, and by his will, made in 1813, he provided that the trustees under it should devote of the income from certain pieces of real estate situated in South Boston, and on the Neck, near the Roxbury line, “ one half or moiety to establishing and supporting public schools in said South Boston, in such way and manner, as, in the opinion of the said trustees, their said associates and successors, shall most tend to the benefit and advantage of the inhabitants of said South Boston." Under this authority the trustees have, in occasional winters, opened and maintained evening schools for males; and for the last two winters an evening school for women and girls, their wants not being provided for by the city. The annual income at present available for the purposes of the trustees is between two and three thousand dollars.

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