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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
District Clerk's office. BE it remembered, that on the fifth day of April, A. D. 1822, in the Forty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings Hilliard, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
"First Lessons in Arithmetic on the plan of Pestalozzi. With some improvements. By Warren Colburn. Stereotype Edition." 'In conformity to the 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 ana 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."
JOHN W. DAVIS, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
Sir, Boston, 15 November, 1821.
I have made use of the Arithmetic and Tables, which you sometime since prepared, on the system of Pestalozzi; and have been much gratified, with the improved edition of it, which you have shown me. I am satisfied from experiment, that it is the most effectual and interesting mode of teaching the science of numbers with which I am acquainted.
your obedient servant,
*Mr. Warren Colburn.
Having been made acquainted with Mr. Colburn's treatise on Arithmetic, and having attended an examination of his scholars who had been taught according to this system, I am well satisfied that it is the most easy, simple, and natural way of introducing young persons to the first principles in the science of numbers. The method here proposed is the fruit of much study and reflection. The author has had considerable experience as a teacher, added to a strong interest in the subject, and a thorough knowledge not only of this but of many of the higher branches of mathematics. This little work is therefore earnestly recommended to the notice of those who are employed in this branch of early instruction, with the belief that it only requires a fair trial in order to be fully approvedjmd adopted. J. FARRAR,
/^5^V Prof. Math. Harvard University.
jfimd&ge, Nov. 16,1821. ^
JANUARY 25, 1024