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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
District Clerk's Office. B> IT REMZMBERED, That on the twenty-first day of January, A. D. 1829 in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Pichardson & Lord, and S. G. Goodrich, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprictors, in the words following, to wit:
“Praviical and Mental Arithmetic, on a New Plan, in which Mental Arithmetic is combinest with the Use of the Slate: containing a Complete System for all practica! Purposes ; being in Dollars and Cents. Stereotype Edition, revised and enlarg_d, with, Exercises for the Slate. To which is added, a Practical System of Book-Keeping. By Roswell C. Smith."
In conformity to t'ie act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.''
INO. W. DAVIS,
From the Jan. No. for 1828 of the JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
“A careful examination of this valuable work will show that its author has compiled it, as all books for school use ought to be compiled, from the resulte of actual experiment and observation in the schocl oom. It is entirely a practical work, combining the merits of Colburn's system with copious practice on the slate.
"Two circumstances enhance very much the value of this book. It is very comprehensive, containing twice the usual quantity of matter in works of this class; while, by ju.licious attention to arrangement and printing, it is rendereil, perhaps, the cheapest book in this department of educacion." The brief system of Book-keeping, attached to the Arithmetic, will be a valuable aid to more compiele instruction in common schools, to which the work is, in other respects, so peculiurly adapted.
“There are severül very valuable peculiarities in this work, for which we cannot, in a notice, find sufficient space. We would recommend a careful examination of the book to all teachers who are desirous of combining good i heory with copious and rigid practice.”
From the Report of the SchooL-COMMITTEE OF PROVIDENCE.
“ The books at present used in the schools are, in the opinion of your Committee, altogether above the range of thought of the pupils. Works of iz narrative character would be better understood, would be more interesting, and would, of course, teach the pupil to read with more taste and judgment. The boy who pores, in utter disgust, over the book which he reads in schools, will hasten home to read with avidiiy his story-book. The true wisdom would then br, to introduce the story-book into school, and thus render his place of education the place of his amusement.
“ Nevertheless, as this subject is one in which time and judgment are neces sary for a selection, and as a change of this sort, through all the schools, v pulu be productive of considerable additional expense, your Committee would recommend that no change, at present, be made in books, excepting only the Arithmetic. If a school, by way of experiment, be established on the moritorial plan. various school-books can be tried there, and, after a fair opportunity of testing the merits of several, those can be selected which seem besi adaptra to accomplish the purposes of education. Your Committee are, however, of opinion, ihat it would be expedient to introduce the system of Arithunetic pubIished by Mr. Sinith (subsequently adopted) into all the Public Granuar Schools ; and, also, that all the scholars in arithmetic be taught by classes, and not individually, as is now the prevalent mode.”
The above Report was signed by the following named gentlemen :
Rev. F. WAYLAND, Jr., D.D. Pres. Brown Univ., (Chairman.)
Dated April 24, 1828.
This work is recommended by the State-Commissioners as Vermont to he adopted throughout that State. It is likewise introduced into the public and private schools of Hartford, Conn. by the concurrence both of committees and teachers, and in like inonner in various other places.