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mittee of the progress, condition and prospects of the A class. Ment. Arith. commenced 5th ex. 116th p. school.

Ended 64th ex. 120 page. (D)

B class. Writn Arith. com. Dec. Frac. p. 52, End. In order to give a definite idea of what is required Mul. of Dec. p.

56. of a pupil of the graduating class while in the experi A class. Writ'n Arith. com. prob. 3d p. 167, End. mental department, we append a copy of a form of re- Discount p. 169. port which every student is expected to fill up, and A class. Tenses p. 35, End. Conjugaleave in the hands of the permanent teacher. We tion of the verb see p. 42. have here given a form as actually filled by one of the D class. Oral instruction in Notation, Addition and students of the present term. The form is printed in Substraction. roman letter, and the filling up in italic letter.

B class. Geography, com. Conn. p. 20, End: CounEXPERIMENTAL DEPARTMENT OF STATE ties of N. Y. p. 22. NORMAL SCHOOL.

Suggestions and Remarks. Report of


county, I would repectfully suggest that the “Teachers” made on the twentieth day of November 1847. Age should more clearly define the duties of their “Obtwenty-two years. No. months taught before enter- servers,” that they may the better know their sphere ing Normal School forty-five. Entered the upper room of action. For this purpose, I would suggest that the as “ Observer,” the eighth day of November 1847.- “Teachers” meet their“ Observers” before entering Hours of entering and leaving at each session, as fol- and inform them of the condition of the school, and lows:

their plans for the ensuing week.

Many circumstances are against the School, but if

Normal pupils will exert themselves as they are in m.h mh m. h. m. h. m. h. m. n m. h. in. honor and duty bound to do, it may be, by the Ubs'er: 9 20

ance of the permanent teacher, not only an ornament

but a useful appendage to the Normal School.
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2 10 2501

All of which is respectfully submitted.
Ebstract of duties performed as Observer.

Regulations of Experimental School. I spent my time while Observerin answering the The care of this School has been placed under a questions of the pupils in regard to their lessons, in preserv- permanent teacher, whose duty it shall be to govern, ing order, and in learning the name and attainments of classify, and arrange it according to his best judgeach pipil, that I might be better prepared for the duties of ment. the second week.

He is to be aided in the wo of instruction and carEntered as teacher the fifteenth day of November, rying out of his plans by two teachers” and two ob1847. Left the nineteenth day of November. No. of servers, each week; it being understood that the "oboccasional absences during session hours. None. server of one week shall become the teacher" for No. of pupils corrected or reported for delinquencies. the next. Twelve. No. of times the school room and furniture In order to make the school as useful as possible, have been thoroughly inspected with reference to both to the teacher and taught, the following suggescleanliness and general condition. Daily. Whole tions are submitted to those who may be called

upon No. of Recitations heard. Forty-five. Do. without to take part in its instructions, in the hope that they preparation. None. No. of good recitations heard. may be rigidly observed: Thirty-six. No. of poor do. Nine. No. of general I. That you be in the school room promptly 20 minexercises given. One. On what subjects. On the utes before the hour of opening every day during your growth of trees. The same subject was brought up and stay in the School in readiness to attend to any

duties discussed two days in succession.

that may be assigned to you. How conducted. On a previous day the following II. That you thoroughly prepare yourselves for the questions were given out: Do trees grow by a succession work while here; examine every lesson before you of layers on the outside. or is matter deposited on the inside meet your classes, and thus be enabled to conduct forcing the layers outwardly? When and how does sap the exercises with animation and interest. ascend and descend in perennial plants ? For considera III. That

you take special pains to interest yourself tion next day, the similarity of the circulation of sap to the in behalf of the school; that you study to promote its circulation of blood in animals. Various opinions were welfare, as if its prosperity and usefulness depended given by the pupils which were followed by an explanation entirely upon your own exertions. of the true theory by the teacher.

IV. That you be prǝpared during the week of serWith what success. From the interest manifested by vice to present at least one "topic exercise” of not the pupils during the discussion, I think many of thəm will | less than five minutes in length. be led to examine the subject more fully.

V. That

you be rigidly thorough in every thing you Means adopted for conveying moral instruction.— teach, bearing in mind “our motto—"not how much By encouraging the pupil to act from principle, asking but how well.” themselves this question: Is this right or wrong? First by VI. That your intercourse with the pupils be charexample, then by precept.

acterised by kindness and calmness, and at the same What bad habits are prevalent, and what means time by firmness and decision. adopted for correcting then. Tale telling and disregard VII. That you punctually attend every meeting ap of truth. I endeavored to correct the first by showing ihe pointed for the purpose of conferring on matters relabaseness and dishonor of the tale bearer. The second, by ting to the school. salutary advice, showing the necessity of order and by VIII. That while the general direction and governfirmly enf.rcing the rules f the sch» l.

ment of the School is left with the permanent teachClasses heard, where commenced and where ended: er, you consider yourself responsible for the deport

B class. Promiscuous exercises in the “ Analytical ment of pupils during class exercises, as well as for Reader."

their scholarship and progress while under your charge; C class. do

do do “Russell's and Primary Reader."

IX. That all cases of disobedience or misconduc:

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of any kind be promptly reported to the permanent the class previous to leaving their seats for recitation, teacher.

that all be done “decently and in order.” The posiX. That you keep in mind constantly the object for tion of pupils during class exercises should also be which this School was established; and that your own regarded, they should be reminded that they are formfitness for the duties of the teacher's responsible office, ing characters, and that their good name requires them may, in a great measure, be determined by your to be dignified, manly and resqectful. Alì forwardcourse of proceeding while here.

ness should be checked in such a manner as to be The observers are expected to keep a faithful rec- felt and remembered. Talking during recitation ord of the recitations and deportment of each pupil should be strictly prohibited unless called for by the in the classes they attend; and thus endeavor during teacher. the week to learn the name and attainments of each III. The personal appearance of the pupils and the scholar. They should strive to make themselves neatness of the school room are also matters deservquite familliar with all the operations of the school, ing of particular attention. Pupils should not be justhat they may be the better prepared for the duties of tified in eating in the room and scattering the refuse the second week.

about the floor, or in strewing paper and other filth It is also the duty of observers to regard the de- around their desks. The rooms with their furniture portment of the pupils at recess. To this end it is should be carefully and daily inspected with referdesirable that they should be among the scholars most ence to their neatness and order. No ink spots or of the time at recess, in order to direct heir sports, or scratches should be tolerated about the seats or other to restrain any noise or disorder that would be im- fixtures. The black-boards should not be disfigured proper or inconvenient to the Normal School. with useless and unmeaning writing. Everything Special Suggestims.

which relates to the neatness, comfort and conven

ience of the school should be vigilantly regarded. All experience has shown that the success of any

IV. Special preparation for the recitation will do school depends, in a great degree, upon the attention much towards securing the attention of pupils, creadevoted to many of the minutiæ appertaining to its ting an interest in their studies and thereby diminishpractical operations; and in one of this description, ings the desire for mischief, and their disposition to be where there is constant change of instructors, it must otherwise troublesome. A thrilling narrative or an be apparent that very particular pains are necessary interesting fact occasionally introduced into the exerin this respect, to insure a tolerable degree of pro- cise, will give the teacher great power over his class, gress. The teacher's duty ends not with the mere and greatly diminish the labor of disciplining the imparting of intellectual instruction. He is the pre-school. rogative to cultivate and bring into healthy action the V. Finally, promptitude, patience, earnestness and higher powers of the young mind--to educate the industry will almost conquer impossibilities. Let these, moral nature—to implant a reverence for all that is then, be the watch words here, and your labors will just, true and god-like in man. His is the task to be fraught with interest and satisfaction to yourself, demonstrate by precept and example the beauty of and profit to the deathless minds for whose welfare the social virtues, and the nobleness of correct per- you labor. sonal habits. In short, he is to watch over and guard with untiring vigilance the whole nature of childhood,

Memorandum of Permanent Teacher. and to aid, as far as possible, in the formation of


possesses in an eminent degree, such habits as shall make the intelligent, useful, con- the true spirit of a teacher; he has earnestly and conscientious citizen—the honest man—the noblest scientiously sought to discharge his whole duty, and work of God.d

his efforts have been crowned with success. Mild, To secure results so desirable, therefore, it has been though firm as a disciplinarian, accurate as a scholar found necessary to present the following special and apt to communicate as an instructor, he has hapsuggestions,” that the attention of our teachers may pily succeeded in the preservation of order, and in be called to these important matters; and it is earri-gaining the confidence and securing the attention of estly requested that, as far as possible, they should his pupils. His services have been alike creditable endeavor to carry them into effect.

to himself, profitable to the school, and satisfactory to 1. Previous to the commencement of each session, those in charge. at recess and at other times of relaxation, the (Signed.) conduct of the pupil should be an object of close ob

PERMANENT TEACHER. servation. Rude and boisterous behavior, contentions, quarrels, and all indecorous and disrespectful deport

(E.) ment, should be kindly, yet firmly checked and re- PROGRAMM, FOR A PORTION OF THE TERM proved. Much may be done by our Observers and

COMMENCING NOV. 1, 1847. Teachers towards breaking up such habits, and it is hoped that their unwearied attention will be devoted to it.

II. The deportment of pupils during session hours should be carefully guarded—not in the spirit which From 9.30 to 10.16 min. prompts to fretfulness at their little delinquencies,not in such a manner as will lead them to distrust our confidence in their virtue, but in the true spirit of From 10, 15 to 10 20 min. kindness. With dignity should the pupil ever be approached; he should be corrected in such a manner as will lead him to respect and obey bis instructor, and fear again to incur his disapprobation. Particular attention is invited to the changing of classes, that From 11.5 10 11.15 min. it be done quietly, respectfully and thoughtfully. To this end let the directions be given in a subdued quiet tone, and occasionally a kind suggestion be made to



TEACHER from 9 to 9.30 min. A. M. Opening exercises. Lecture Room.

Senior, No. 1, Natural Philosophy, Mr. Clark.
2. Geometry,

do Eatou.
Middle, No. 1, Grammar,

do S. T. Bowen do 2, Higher Arithmetic, do Webb. do 3, Algebra,

Prof. Perkins. do 4, Drawing

Miss Ostrom. Junior, No. 1, Grammar,

Mr. T. II. Bowen. do 2, Geography,

Miss Hance.
Change of classes.
Senior, No 1, Geometry,

Mr. T. S. Bowen,
2, Natural Philosophy,

Mr. Clark.
Middle, No. 1 & 2, Human Physi'gy, Principal
From 10.20 to 11.5 min.

do 3, Grammar,

Wr. T. 1. Bowen. do 4, Higher Arithmetic, Mr. Webb. Junior, No. 1, Reading,

Miss Hauce. do 2, Mental Arithmetic, do Ostrom. Change of classes and singing. Senior. No. 1, Mental Philosophy, Mr. Eaton, do 2, do

do S T Bowen Middle No 1, Higher Arithmetic Prof Perkins From 11,15 to 12

2, Reading

Miss Hance do 3 and 4


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From 12 to 12,20 min

From 12.20 to 1.5

Junior, No 1, Mental Arithmetic Miss Ostrom

do 2 Elementary do Mr Webb
Senior No 1 and 2 Lect's in Rhet'ric Principal
Middle No 1 Reading

Miss Hance
2 Algebra

Mr Eaton
3 Drawing

Miss Ostrom
4 Algebra

Prof Perkins
Junior No 1 Elementary Arithmetic Mr Webb
2 Grammar

do S T Bowen
Change of class.
Senior No 1 and 2 Chemistry

do Clark
Middle No 1 Algebra

do Eaton do 2 Grammar

do ST Bowen do 3 Higher Arithmetic do Webb Middle No 4 Grammar

do T H Bowen
Junior No 1 Drawing

Miss Ostrom
2 Writing

do Hance

Froin 1.5 to 1.10 min

From 1,10 to 1,55 mia

From 1,55 to 2,

From 3,15 to 4,15 min

A class Mon'ys and Th'days, Vo, mu.
B do Tuesdays and Fridays, do do
Whole school, We'day, Gen. Lecture Principal or Prof P

Higher Algebra, chap. 7 and 8, (0

mitting Mutinomial Theorem and
Recurring series,).

Geometry, six books,

. Davies’Legendre. Plane Trigonometry as contained in Davies’Legendre. Land Surveying;

Natural Philosophy,.

Chemistry, (with experimental lec-

. Silliman's.
Intellectual Philosophy,

Moral Philosophy,

Constitutional Law, with select parts

of the Statutes of this State, most Young's Science { Mr T H Bowen intimately connected with the of Gov.

rights and duties of citizens,. .Revised Statutes. Note. The School is divided into three grand divisions, Rhetoric,

Lectures. viz: The Senior or Graduating Class; the Middle Class, Art of Teaching,

. Lectures, Theoconsisting of those who are expecting to form the graduating ry and Practice of Teaching, and Experimental school. class of next term ; and the Junior Class, or those who ex- Mathematical Geography, use of pect to remain at least two terms more. These classes are globes and Elements of Astronosubivided for recitation-the Senior into two, the Middle into


.Lectures. four, and the Junior ino two divisions. These divisions num

Lessons in drawing and vocal music, to be given to ber from twenty to thirty pupils. For some exercises two or more divisions are united. Each division has five recitations. all. The exercises are begun and ended with the strictest punctu The same course of study, omitting the Higher Alality.

gebra, Plane Trigonometry and Surveying. must be

attained by females as a condition of graduating. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.

Any of the pupils who desire further to pursue maSECRETARY'S OFFICE,

thematics, can be allowed to do so after completing Department of Common Schools, the above course of study. Albany, Feb. 28, 1848.

Pupils on entering the School are subjected to a thoSir: The next term of the NORMAL School will be

rough examination, and are classified according to gin on the 8th of May, and as a number of vacancies their previous attainments. The time required to acwill occur, which it will be necessary for the Town complish the course will depend upon the attainments Superintendent to fill, I have prepared the following and talents of the pupil

. statement that you may have the necessary informa All the pupils receive their tuition free. They are tion to guide you in the selection of proper persons. also furnished with the use of text books without

The Normal School for the State of New York, was charge. Besides this each student receives four cents established by an act of the Legislature in 1844, "for a mile on the distance from his county town to Albathe instruction and practice of Teachers of Common ny. This money is paid to the student at the close of Schools, in the science of Education, and the art of the term. Teaching.” Its sole object is to improve the Teachers TERMS AND VACATIONS.—The year is divided into of Common Schools; and the course of study and con- two terms, so as to bring the vacations into April and ditions of admission have been adopted with refer- October, the months for holding the Teachers’ Instience to that object.

tutes. This also enables the pupils to take advantage Each County in the State is entitled to send to the of the cheapness of traveling by the various means of School a number of pupils, (either male or female,) water communication in the State, in going to and equal to twice the number of Members of the Assem- from the School. bly in such County. The pupils are appointed by the THE SUMMER TERM commences on the SECOND MONTown Superintendents at a meeting called for that pur- DAY IN May, and continues TWENTY WEEKS, with an pose.

intermission of one week from the first of July. COURSE OF STUDY.—The following is the course of THE WINTER TERM commences on the FIRST MONstudy for the School; and a thorough acquaintance DAY IN NOVEMBER, and continues TWENTY-TWO WEEKS, with the whole of it, on the part of the male pupils, is with an intermission from Christmas to New-Years made a condition for graduating:

day inclusive. COURSE OF STUDY.

PROMPT ATTENDANCE.-As the School will open on The following is the course of study for the school; Monday, it would be for the advantage of the pupils, and a thorough acquaintance with the whole of it, on if they should reach Albany by the Thursday or Frithe part of the male pupils, is made a condition for day preceding the day of opening. The Faculty can graduating:

then aid them in securing suitable places for boarding. Orthography,

.Normal Chart.

As the examination of the pupils preparatory for Analysis of derivative words,. .Town's.

classification will commence on the first day of the Reading and Elocution,.

term, it is exceedingly important that all the pupils Writing,..

National W.Book. should report themselves on the first morning. Those Geography and Outline Maps, (with

who arrive a day after the time, will subject not only map drawing)..

. Mitchell's. the Teachers to much trouble, but themselves also to English Grammar, (with composi

the rigors of a private examination. After the first tion,)


week, no student, except for the strongest reasons, History of the United States,. Wilson's.

shall be allowed to enter the School. Human Physiology,


Price of BOARD.—The price of board, in respectable Mental Arithmetic,

..Colburn's. families, varies from $1.50 to $2.00, exclusive of Elementary Arithmetic,.


washing. Young gentlemen, by taking a room and Higher Arithmetic,


boarding themselves, have sustained themselves at a Elementary Algebra,.


lower rate. This can better be done in the summer term


The ladies and gentlemen are not allowed to board In the selection of pupils, the Superintendents will in the same families Particular care is taken to be please observe the following directions: assured of the respectability of the families who pro 1. That the appointments in each County shall be pose to take boarders, before they are recommended made at a meeting of the Town Superintendents, callto the pupils.

ed by the Town Superintendent of the County town The following table will show the vacancies in each for that purpose. County at the close of the present term of the School, 2. Females sent to the school must be sixteen years which the Town Superintendents will be expected to of age, and males eighteen. fill as soon as possible after the first of April. The 3. The Superintendents in making their appointtable also shows the amount of money which each ments, are to pay no regard to the political opinions student will receive per term.

of the applicants. The selection should be made with

reference to the moral worth and abilities of the can. No of Vacan Am't. paid to didates. Decided preference ought to be given to COUNTIES.

each pupil. those who, in the judgment of the Superintendents, Albany

None. $00 00 give the highest promise of becoming the most efficiAllegany..


10 25

ent teachers of common schools. It is also desirable Broome..


5 80 that those only should be appointed who have already Cattaraugus.


11 68 a good knowledge of the common branches of study, Cayuga...


6 88

and who intend to remain in the school until they graduate. Chatauque.


13 44 4. As the pupils on entering the school are required Chemung.


7 92 to sign a declaration, that, “it is their intention to deChenango..


4 40 vote themselves to the business of teaching district Clinton.


6 48

schools, and that their sole object in resorting to the Columbia.


1 16

Normal School, is the better to prepare themselves for Cortland.


5 60

this important duty,” therefore, it is expected of the Delaware.


3 08 Superintendents that they shall seleet such as will faithDutches.


2 92

fully fulfil their engagements in this particular. Erie..


13 00

5. Pupils once admitted to the school will have the Essex ..


5 04 right to remain until they graduate, unless they forfeit Franklin.


8 48 that right by voluntarily vacating their place, or by Fulton..


1 80

improper conduct. Genesee.


11 32

6. As the objection is often urged against the school, Greene


1 36

that the pupils will not fulfill their engagements by Hamilton


3 28

teaching district schools, it is hoped that the SuperinHerkimer.


3 16

tendents will select persons in whose integrity they can Jefferson.


6 40

confide. Kings..


5 84

7. In the selection of pupils, preference is always to Lewis.


5 68

be given to those who reside in your own County; but Livingston


9 52

if there are no suitable persons within your County Madison.


4 04

who wish to avail themselves of the advantages of the Monroe..


10 04 school, the Superintendents may then select the resiMontgomery


1 68

dents of other Counties of this State who may apply: New-York.

Eleven. 5 80

provided, they bring satisfactory evidence that they are Niagara...


12 00

suitable candidates. Oneida.


3 72 Immediately upon the receipt of this circular, the Onondaga..


5 84

Town Superintendent of the County Town is requestOntario.


8 88

ed to fill the blanks in the notice which is here subOrange .


4 20

joined, calling a meeting of the Superintendents, for Orleans,


10 28 the purpose of filling the vacancies in his County, and Oswego..


6 68

to forward it to each Town Superintendent in his counOtsego.


2 64

ty without delay. Hier Putnam.

4 24

Respectfully Yours,


6 68 Rensselaer.

0 24

Supt. Com. Schools. Richmond..


6 32

P. S. You will observe, that the above directions Rockland.


4 88

differ in one respect from those which have been sent Saratoga.


1 20

to you before. Since the abolishment of the office of Schenectady.


0 60 County Superintendent, the State Department has no Schoharie


1 28

organ of direct communication with the Town SuperSeneca....


7 88

intendents. I have therefore appointed the Town SuSt. Lawrence.


8 24

perintendent of the County Town, in each County, the Steuben..


8 64

chairman of the meeting of Superintendents. This is Suffolk..


9 04 done as a means of facilitating business, and I would Sullivan.


4 52

respectfully beg this officer to attend to the duty enTioga.


6 68

trusted to him. Tompkins.


6.80 To the Superintendent of the Town of County of Ulster


2 32 It will be seen by the circular of the State SuperinWarren


2 48 tendent of Common Schools, that there will be Washington


2 00 vacancies in the State Normal School, at Albany, to Wayne ...


7 24 be filled, if practicable, by persons residing in this Westchester.

5 20 county.' Will you please inquire if there are



None. 12 12 able persons in your town who would wish to be apYates..


4 48 pointed ?

on the

I also hereby give you notice, that a meeting of the dium of communication by which the Superintendent gives Town Superintendents of this County will be held at official notices, and holds such intercourse with the School

day of April, at

Officers, as is necessary to an efficient administration of our o'clock . M., to fill these vacancies.

School System. In view of these considerations and the imDated

portance of the objects to which the Journal is devoted, we By order of the State Superintendent. Town Superintendent

hope for the confidence and cordial support of all the friends

of education. of the County Town of

LONG ARTICLES. DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL. Our readers will 'excuse the want of variety in the present

number of the Journal. The Report of the Normal School, SYRACUSE, APRIL 1, 1848.

notwithstanding its length, will be read with interest and profit by all who feel an interest in improving the methods of

instructing our common schools. After this, we hope to preTHE DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL.

sent more brief articles with a view to add interest to the The present number commences the ninth volume of this

pages of the Journal." paper. For eight years it has been steadily and persevering

Correspondents will please bear in mind the necessity of ly devoted to the cause of Common School Education, fear- abridging their communications as much as may be consistlessly exposing the errors in our school system, and judicious- ent with perspicuity. ly advocating those reforms which have wrought out an incalculable amount of good to society. Public attention

THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. through its efforts, has been direted to our Common Schools The administration of the Common School Department and an active interest created which cannot fail to increase has been placed by the people of this State in the hands of the blessings of education and virtue,

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN, a gentleman well known and highly The Journal was commenced by the late FRANCIS Dwight, respected as a scholar and statesman. His predecessor N. widely known and highly respected as an able advocate for S. BENTON left the office on the first of January last, having popular Education. Under his skillful and judicious manage discharged its duties for three years with fidelity to the pubment it grew in influence, and was a potent engine in pro- lic and satisfaction to his friends. His Deputy S. M. HOLMES, moting those reforms in our educational system that have who succeded S. S. RANDALL was continued in the office un. justly made our schools the pride of the State. After several til the first of March, laboring diligently and efficiently to years of succcssful toil, just as the ripening harvests were to promote the cause of common school education. His reward his labors and encourage him in his noble efforts, gentlemanly and courteous manner to all will long be reDeath suddenly removed him from his sphere of usefulness. membered by those who have had occasion to do business He was borne to the tomb amid the deep sorrows of thousands with the Department. who had witnessed the good he done as an educator, and Mr. MORGAN brings to the office a sound and discrimina. who will long cherish his memory with the respect and vener ting judgment, enriched by large attainments and ripe ex. ation due to a public benefactor.

perience. As a statesman and scholar he is only equalled The hand which removed the first editor, provided an able by his prompt and correct business habits. The friends of and judicious successor in S. S. RANDALL, then State Deputy education cannot but feel gratified that our common school Superintendent of Schools. He safely guided the bark, sud- interests have fallen to his hands. His decisions are made denly bereft of its pilot, in an undeviating course. There was in terse and expressive language, and indicate an acquaintno change in the objects of the paper, or the measures recom.

ance with the school system that gives us ample assurance mended. It continued its useful mission under his direction of a liberal and efficient administration of this department of until ill health, the consequence of his untiring devotion to the state government. the cause of education, compelled him to seek the restora In the appointment of Deputy Superintendent, Mr. MORtion of exhausted energies in relaxation and a milder climate. Gan has manifested discrimination and wisdom. Mr. JOHNThe paper was again consigned to other hands, but without son, the newly appointed Deputy, received his primary eduany change in its principles or devotion to the interests of cation in a common schoal, and subsequently graduated at Education. Rev. Dr. CAMPBELL brought to its columns the one of our most valuable New England colleges. During stores of a well cultivated mind, enriched by large experience his collegiate course, like many others whose main reliance and extensive erudition. As before

, the Journal was con- is upon their own energies, he supported himself by teacing ducted with ability and zeal in the noble cause to which it a common School. A considerable portion of his life has been was devoted when first established.

spent in the service of the cause to which he has been wiseIt now falls to our hands under circumstances that impose ly called by the state Superintendent. Other pursuits have the greatest care in its management, We have the example equally tended to qualify him for the discharge of the various of able and zealous predecessors to emulate us in the dis- and oft-times difficult duties now entrusted to him. His ex. charge of our duty, to guide us in our labors and encourage perience as an Editor as well as in the practice of law is emus in the hour of trial. It shall be our constant aim to make inently well calculated to give him correctness and facility the Journal consistent with the preceding volumes, by advo- in transacting the business of his office. Acquainted with cating the claims of education and enforcing the obligations the toils and difficulties that crowd the Teacher's path, his of society to attend to the interests of its Schools, and pro- sympathies will naturally direct him to make such efforts in vide all the facilities for obtaining a thorough knowledge of behalf of this laborious and poorly requited profession as his those branches necessary to qualify the next generation for prudence and good judgment may dictate. We know him the duties created by their relations to each other, their coun- | to be a friend of the common school system of this State, try and their God.

and have no hesitation in promising that he will devote him. As the organ of the School Department it will be found self to giving efficiency and skill to its practical operations. of great value to Teachers and School Officers. It is the me With such distinguished ability and zeal as we now find

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