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I have read it with great pleasure. The high reputation (Goorge Long's stereotype editions ;)

which you have acquired by the successful exercise of

your profession in this city, during five and twenty Epitome Historiæ Sacræ, auctore L'HOMOND. Editio years, renders any recommendation of that work en pova. Quam prosodia signis, novaque vocum omnium tirely undecessary. Neverthless, I cannot help expres. interpretatione, adornavit Georows IRONSIDE, A. M. sing my satisfaction at the publication of a work so Editio viginti. Quam correxit ct emendavit, Tuomas well calculated for the instruction of our youth in the 5. Joy, Literarum Latinarum et Græcarum, &c., Dr. French language. Corrected, enlarged and improved.

I am, dear sir, your most ob't humble servit,

PETER S. DU PONCEAU. Viri Illustres Urbis Rome, a Romulo ad Agustum.

Charles Picot, Esq. Auctore C. F. L'HOMOND, in Universitare Parisiensi From Baron d'Hauterive, French Consul, Phila lelphia. Professore Emniritus. Editio Novi-Eboraci, Emendata et Stereotypa. To which is added a Dictionary of all

My dear Sir-I see with pleasure that you are going to the words which occur in the Book; wherein the pri- offer to the public in a new edition of your "First Les. mitives of compound and derivative words are ininute. sons in French, and “ French Student's Assisiant," ly traced, and the irregularities of anomalous sans rience. These two publications appear to me admira

some of the fruit of your long and successful experi. and verbs are particularly mentioned. By James Har bly adapled to the object for which they are intended.

I think it would be difficult to suggest anything better GRÆCA MAJORA; 2 vols., 8 vo.

than the rules and directions for the attainment of a GRECA MAJORA, PROŠE SELECTIONS. 1 vol., zood French pronunciation, contained in your "First

Lessons," whilst the arrangement of the pieces, which English Notes.

you have selected for double translation, must give you GUMMERE'S SURVEYING.

a strong claim on the gratitude of those teach:rs and KEY TO GUMMERE'S SUYVEYING,

pupils who may be induced to use this book. BONNYCASTLE'S MENSURATION.

Your Fre ich Student's Assistant" is a remarkable KEY TO BONNYCASTLE'S MENSURATION.

and most convenient condensation of what is particuCOMLY'S GRAMMAR.

larly important in French grammar; it mighi, in ray

opinion, with equal propriety be called the French TeaPARLEY'S COLUMBUS-Adapted to the use of Sehools. cher's Assistant. PARLEY'S WASHINGTON-Adapted to the use of

Any unprejudiced instructor, who will take the trouSchools.

hle to examine these first two numbers of your siries, PARLEY'S FRANKLIN-Adapted to the use of Schools. canno!, ! am sure, fail to appreciate and adopt then, to

(each private pupils ani classes. LIFE and CHARACTER OF PATRICK HENRY. Tam, with much regard, your most ob't serv't, By WM. Wirr; revised edition, with heading: io each

BARON D'HAUTERIVE. Chapter and Notes; rendering it suitable for a Class Philadelphia, Ou. 19, 1843. Book for Academies and Schools.

From Mr. F. A. Bregy, Prof. of Modern Langua; u in CHARLES PICOT'S SERIES of FRENCH SCHOOL

the High School of Philadelphia. BOOKS.

Having given Mr. Picot's works, entitled “First Les. Rules and Directious for the attainment of a just Pro: tion their perusal afforded me, and my decided opinion No. 1.-FIRST LESSONS IN FRENCH, consisting of sons in Freneh," and " French Student's Assistant," a

carelui examination, I cannot but express the satisfac. nunciation; select pieces, sentences, colloquial phrases of their superiority to any I have seen. The views of and words in general use ; conveniently arranged for the author on the subject are very correct, and yet they double translation, from French into English, and from

are new and quite different from the routine generally English into French. By CHARLES Picot.

adopted by instructors of foreign languages. I am No. 2.—THE FRENCH STUDENT'S ASSISTANT, be thoroughly convinced that they will not only prove useing a recapitulation of the most important Grammati: ful books, but also valuable and sure guides both to the cal Examples and Facts of the French language; with Students and Teachers of that branch of learning. a key to Pronunciation; by Charles Picot. We have

F. A. BREGY. only room to insert the following recommendations, Philadelphia Oct 19, 1843. taken from a large number received:


Or French SPELLING Boos; revised, corrected and im From Peter s. Du Ponceau, LL.D., President of the proved, by J. Mærer, late Professor of French and Ger American Philosophical Society.

man in Yale University. Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1843. IT School Committees and Teachers furnished with # Dear Sir-I beg you will receive my thanks for the copies of all T.C.& Co's publications for examination. copy of the new edition of your First Lessons in French,

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The author of Amercan Popular Lessons offers to in. English HISTORY resembles the Grecian in its arrangestructors a series of reading books, designed for the use ment and execution, and attempts in perspicuous de. of Schools. They attempt to communicate something of tails to show the benefits of civilization and public virthe knowlege of nature, io instil the principles of a right tue. conduct from the earliest age, to furnish elements of BIOGRAPHY FOR Scuools. This work is intended to true history, and to form a just literary taste. The introduce the young to the highest dignity of human books are :

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of the AMERICAN Popular Lessons is consecutive with the all the aid and countenance we can give ber. INTRODUCTION, and has been extensively used for many from Wm. C. Bryant, Gulian C. Verplanck, John O'Sul.

merits of her books we have the highest assurances years in town and country. The School Frirsd is a book of lessons in prose and and judgment."

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"I have taken all but two of the 16 numbers of Ali. acceptable to the public thin the verboscand tedions ori. son's History, ind have read half of it. It is so filled ginal. It has already received the warnest commenda. with tedious and useless details as preatly to impair its tion of the public press and gentlemen of learning. value. The period it embraces is one of ihe most inte

This abridgement is admirably indapted for a clis ocok resting in the annals of the human race, and all the im. in our Colleges, Acade vies and Schools, and supplies portant facts are given with lidelity. But the vast coma desideratuin in this respect. We therefore invite the pilation of facis, which are neither interesting nor in. attention of Public Teachers to its merits.

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my future attention to the copy which I now have and late Chancellor of the New-York University.

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he different headings should be full, precise and


definite. The footings of the Town Superin. Albion, Orleans co. ; Charles A. Tanner, New. tendents shall be reviewed in all cases, and cor. Haven, Oswego co. ; Adeline N. Chapin, Os. rected where erroneous; and if any material wego, Oswego co., Aaron S. Greenhilī, Paris, errors are discovered in any of the reports, they Oneida co.; William C. Cogswell, Thompson, should be sent back for correction or explanation. Sullivan co.; and Abijah M. Calkins, Cochecton,


CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION In the preparation of the annual report for WHERE a candidate has been examined by a the present year, the Department will expect the County Superintendent, and a certificate refus. most scrupulous attention to fulness and accu.ed, no certificate granted by a Town Superin. racy. Wherever the reports of trustees are in. tendent of the same county or section of county, accurate or require amendment, explanation or within three months thereafter, will be recognizcorrection, they will be immediately referred ed as valid ; and whenever a candidate presents back for this purpose, in order that the statis. himself for examination to a Town Superintend. tics of the various districts should be as perfect ent, the latter will inform such candidate of this as possible.

regulation of the Department, and ascertain from The several Town Superintendents are here. him or her whether any such prior examination by required on or before the first day of Septem- and rejection has been had. ber next, to make out and transmit to the County Where a candidate has, within three months, Superintendent, a table containing the titles of been examined and rejected by a Town Superin. the several books in the various libraries of the tendent of the town in which he

proposes to teach, several districts, the school-house of which is in the County Superintendent will apply the same their town, and the number of each work or se rule, in reference to a re-examination, as above. ries in the several libraries of such town. The specified; and such re-examination will only be following will serve as a form :

had in connection with the Town Superintendent, No. of Districts in and no certificate be granted but with his assent.

which reported. Harpers's School Library, 1st series... 10

Where a district is situated partly in two 2d


or more towns, the Superintendent of the town 3d


in wh&h the school-house stands, only, is requir4th


ed to visit and inspect the school; and where Appleton Library,


the school-house of such district is situated on Francis Library,


the boundary line between two towns, the Coun. Massachusetts School Library,


ty Superintendent will designate the Superin. Rollin's Ancient History,


dent who shall visit and inspect the schools, and Combe's Constitution of Man,


examine and license the teacher. and so on, with the various works included in Vacancies in any of the offices of joint disthe catalogue.

tricts not supplied within one month by the disThe several County Superintendents will con- tricts, must however be filled by the appointdense these reports, in such a manner as to pre of the several towns from parts of which such

ment at a joint meeting of the Superintendents sent the aggregate number of each series or work in the respective towns of the county or joint district is composed. section of county under their supervision, and

S. YOUNG, forward the same to this Department with their

Supt. Com. Schools. annual report, on or before the first day of Oc. tober next.

THE COMMON SCHOOL SYSTEM. In reporting the number of volumes in the Dis. trict Libraries, the Town Superintendents will We give place to the following correspondence be careful to include the distriets only, the school. in reference to the recent movement in a portion houses of which are situated in their towns, in of Orange county, adverse to the existing sys-order to prevent more than one enumeration of the same library, in joint districts.

tem of common schools :

Rutger's Place, June 12th, 1844. STATE CERTIFICATES of QUALIFICATION as MY DEAR SIR-Yours of the 6th inst., on Teachers of Common Schools, have been grant- the subject of the common school reform move. ed to the following persons, since the publica- ment in this county, came duly to hand, for tion of our April number :

which you have my acknowledgments. If Dr. John Petts, Nichols, Tioga co. ; Charles you have over rated me in some particulars you R. Coburn, Owego, Tioga co. ; Israel Wilkin. have not misjudged as to my willingness to anson, New-Berlin, Chenango co.; Diodama Answer your various enquiries frankly, cheerfully, druss, Preston, Chenango co.; Harvey J. Wood, and to the best of my abilities. I will premise Geneseo, Livingston co. ; Warner V. Cook, by stating, that I am not aware of any hostili. Caldwell, Warren co. ; Fabius Miles, Water: ty to the State or Deputy State Superintendent town, Jefferson co. ; Mary Ann E. Hammond, of schools ; and if any of the resolutions" Westport, Essex co. ; Mary J. Wylie, Willsbo. adopted at any of the public meetings will ad. rough, Essex co.; B. K. Seaman, Schroon, mit or warrant such construction, I think they Essex co. ; Amos Doxsee, Islip, Suffolk co. ; intend to aim at the system rather than those who Thomas W. Field, Syracuse, Onondaga co. ; are entrusted with its administration. As you Sarah B. Hill, Ogden, Monroe co.; Samuel F. have referred to the connection of my name with Wright, Wheatland, Monroe co.; D. D. F. some of the public proceedings, I will observe Brown. Wheatland, Monroe co. ; William Wil. that I had no knowledge of the first movements lard, Catskill, Greeneco.; Elizabeth Ann Paine, I and meetings on the subject, although they

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