Circular of Information of the Bureau of Education, for ..., Issues 1-3

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1888
 

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Page 53 - ... convenient instruction of youth, with such salaries to the masters, paid by the public, as may enable them to instruct at low prices...
Page 152 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia ; because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Page 81 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 43 - A system of general instruction which shall reach every description of our citizens from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so will it be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest.
Page 27 - Lincoln had been a member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States, and...
Page 38 - History, by apprising them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men ; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume ; and knowing it, to defeat its views.
Page 171 - All moneys, stocks, bonds, and other property, belonging to a county school fund; also, the net proceeds from the sale of ? ? estrays? ? ; also, the clear proceeds of all penalties and forfeitures, and of all fines collected in the several counties for any breach of the penal or military laws of the State...
Page 171 - The proceeds of all lands that have been or hereafter may be granted by the United States to this State, for the support of schools...
Page 171 - Each county of the State shall be divided into a convenient number of districts, in which one or more public schools shall be maintained at least four months in every year; and if the commissioners of any county shall fail to comply with the aforesaid requirements of this section they shall be liable to indictment.
Page 222 - It is therefore ordered, that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...

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