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THE

LECTURES

DELIVERED BEFORE THE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INSTRUCTION,

AT

NEW BEDFORD, AUGUST 17, 1842.

INCLUDING

THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS,

AND

A LIST OF THE OFFICERS.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS.

BOSTON:
WILLIAM D. TICKNOR,
Corner of Washington and School St.

1843.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INSTRUCTION.

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION.

Journal of Proceedings.

New BEDFORD, August 17, 1842. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Peabody, of New Bedford.

The Introductory Address was delivered by Dr. Alonzo Potter, of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y.

Messrs. Greene, of New Bedford, and Kingsbury, of Providence, were appointed a committee to seat ladies and strangers.

Messrs. Thayer, Leach, Solomon Adams, Cushing, Kingsbury, Fowle, and Robinson, of Freetown, were appointed a committee to nominate officers.

Adjourned.

Afternoon. At 3 o'clock, Professor Sears, of Newton, delivered a Lecture on the “ German Philogists."

The Records of the last Annual Meeting were read by the Secretary ;-also the Constitution of the Institute. The President then made some statements in regard to the objects and previous doings of the Institute, which were continued by Messrs. Thayer and Greenleaf. Let

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