A Digest of the Common School System of the State of New-York: Together with the Forms, Instructions, and Decisions of the Superintendent : an Abstract of the Various Local Provisions Applicable to the Several Cities &c., and a Sketch of the Origin, Progress, and Present Condition of the System

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C. Van Benthuysen & Company, 1844 - 335 pages
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Page 19 - Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?
Page 8 - By this act the sum of £20,000, or $50,000, was annually appropriated for five years " for the purpose of encouraging and maintaining schools in the several cities and towns in this State ; in which the children of the inhabitants residing in the State shall be instructed in the English language, or be taught English Grammar, Arithmetic, Mathematics, and such other branches of knowledge as are most useful and necessary to complete a good English education.
Page 36 - The first duty of government, and the surest evidence of good government, is the encouragement of education. A general diffusion of knowledge is the precursor and protector of republican institutions, and in it we must confide as the conservative power that will watch over our liberties and guard them against fraud, intrigue, corruption and violence.
Page 189 - If the sum of money, payable by any person named in such tax-list, shall not be paid by him or collected by such warrant within the time therein limited, it shall and may be lawful for the trustees to renew such warrant in respect to such delinquent person...
Page 37 - I consider the system of our Common Schools as the palladium of our freedom, for no reasonable apprehension can be entertained of its subversion, as long as the great body of the people are enlightened by education.
Page 65 - I do not hesitate, therefore, to- recommend the establishment of schools in which they may be instructed by teachers speaking the same language with themselves, and professing the same faith.
Page 29 - I am happy to have it in my power to Say that my worthy friend Cap! Lewis is recovering fast, he walked a little to day for the first time, I have discontinued the tent in the hole the ball came out...
Page 48 - The Long Vacation was at an end, and in that November, the prospectus of the new society was privately circulated. It said,—" The object of the Society is strictly limited to what its title imports, namely, the imparting useful information to all classes of the community, particularly to such as are unable to avail themselves of experienced teachers, or may prefer learning by themselves.
Page 186 - ... district, in the same manner as if the same had been authorized by a vote of...
Page 15 - Morality and religion are the foundation of all that is truly great and good, and are consequently of primary importance. A person provided with these acquisitions, is enabled to pass through the world respectably and successfully. If, however, it be his intention to become acquainted with the higher branches of science, the academies and universities established in different parts of the state, are open to him.

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