A Discourse on Popular Education: Delivered in the Church at Princeton, the Evening Before the Annual Commencement of the College of New Jersey September 26, 1826. ...

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Princeton Press, printed for the societies, by D. A. Borrenstein., 1826 - Education - 79 pages

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Page xii - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavours...
Page xxix - And be it further enacted. That all acts and parts of acts coming within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.
Page xii - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers, that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
Page x - ... a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who if they give not bread, or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them) but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood. In years of plenty...
Page x - And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land, or even those of God and nature ; fathers incestuously accompanying with their own daughters, the son with the mother, and the brother with the sister.
Page xxiv - ... rules and regulations in relation to the government thereof, which the board of public instruction or the general assembly may provide for the general government of the academies of the State. But the trustees of such academies may continue to hold their offices and to supply vacancies occurring in their body.
Page xx - Board for the transaction of any extraordinary business. A majority of the whole number of Directors shall be necessary to constitute a Board for the transaction of business, but the President or any single Director may adjourn from day to day until a Board be formed.
Page 63 - English school . . . for teaching the various sounds and powers of the letters of the English Language, reading, writing, English Grammar, arithmetic, geography, and such other branches of education as it may be necessary to teach in an English School.
Page xx - The board of education shall have power to fill any vacancy which may occur in their body: Provided, That any vacancy occurring more than ten days previous to the annual...
Page xii - Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him, to write and read...

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