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Entered, according to Act of Congress, by Flagg, Gould, and Newman, in the Clerk's office, of the District Court of Massachusetts, in the year of our Lord, 1832.
The history of the following work is soon told. It has been prepared at the repeated request of those placed under the Author's instruction.
The design has been to furnish all the directions and examples for exercise, needed by the learner, to enable him to acquire a thorough knowledge of Arithmetic.* The labour of the teacher will thus be diminished, while the progress of the scholar is hereby secured.
The selection of examples has been made principally by F. A. BARTON, A. B. and JAMES DASCOMB, M. D.
Several of the rules and some of the demonstrations have been taken from Lacroix, Bonnycastle, and others. Whenever they have expressed intelligibly the views of the Author, he has used their language.
The peculiarities of the work are considerable. Before these are condemned, it is hoped their character may be tested in the school-room.
As the Manual has been wholly prepared under the pressure of the labours, demanded by a large school, it
* The k is omitted in this word for the purpose of conforming to the wishes of some of the friends of education, though the Author has in some of his other works heretofore used it.
can hardly be hoped that some errors should not escape detection.
The answers are generally given as far as to Section 30th of Part II. The remaining Sections will furnish the learner with opportunity to prove the answer for himself.
Andover, Mass. 1832.