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BY IRA M A Y HE W, A. M.,

LATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

82 CLIFF STREET.

1850.

LC 75

51452

Entered, according to Act of Congress, m the year one thousand eight

hundred and fifty, by

IRA MAYHEW, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

District of Michigan.

State of Michigan:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

} Lansing, February 27th, 1849. Hon. Ira Mayhew, Superintendent of Public Instruction : SIR: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to transmit to you the following preamble and resolution, and to respectfully inform you that the same were this day unanimously adopted by the House. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. W. Hovey, Clerk of the House of Representatives. Whereas, In the opinion of this House, a Manual on the subject of Popular Education, embracing such considerations as shall have a tendency to arouse the popular mind to a due appreciation of the importance-in a political, social, moral, and religious point of view of securing to every child in all our borders a good common school education; together with such instructions to citizens and teachers as shall constitute a directory to the highest improvement of which our primary schools are susceptible, is a desideratum; therefore,

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan: That the Hon. Ira Mayhew, the present Superintendent of Public Instruction in this state, be requested to prepare for publication, in book form, the various matters set forth in his public Lectures, delivered by request of the Legislature, in the Hall of the House, during the present session, together with such other matter as, in his judgment, would tend to the further improvement of our system of public instruction; to the end that the necessary information in regard to this subject may be diffused throughout the state and nation.

A Preamble and Resolution similar to the preceding were likewise adopted by the Senate.

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