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Goldsmith's Works, 4 vols., 12 mo. $5 00

Addison's Works, 6 vols., 12 mo. 7 50

Guizot's History of Civilization, 4 vols., 12 mo. - - - 3 50

Washington's Administration, 2 vols., 8 vo. - - - 4 50

Sparks' Life of Gouveneur Morris, 3 vols., 8 vo. - - 7 50

Life and Correspondence of Pres. Reed, 2 vols., 8 vo. - 5 00

Davis' Logic of Mathematics 8 vo. - - - - - 1 50

Life of the Haldanes, 8 vo. 2 00

Life of Dr. Arnold, 8 vo. - - - - - - - 2 00

Todd's Summer Recreations, 12 mo. .... 80

The Federalist, 8 vo. - - - - - - - - 2 00

Mother's Recompense, 12 mo. 75

Home Influence, 12 mo. 40

Nature in Disease, 12 mo. 1 25

Watson's Poetical Quotations, 12 mo. - - - - 1 25

De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, 16 mo. - 75

De Quincey's Biographical Essays, 16 mo. 75
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Home's Introduction to the Study of the Scriptures 2 vols.

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Madison Papers, 3 vols., 8 vo. ..... 9 00

Lingard's England, 13 vols., 12 mo. 13 00

Moore's Life of Sheridan, 2 vols., 12 mo. - - - 2 00
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Kelley's Russia, 2 vols., 12 mo. ....

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Bridgewater Treatises, 12 vols., 12 mo. ....

British Manufacturer, 6 vols.

Life and Works of Sir Isaac Newton, 2 vols., 8 vo.
Institutes of Justinian, 8 vo. .....

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History of the British Colonies, 10 vols. ....

Goethe's Works, 3 vols. ......

Junius' Letters, 2 vols. .......

Reynold's Literary Works, 2 vols. ....

Coxe's History of Austria, 3 vols.

Smith's Dictionary of Grecian and Roman Biography, 3 vols.

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Note. — The price of Bohn's and other English editions of books, contained in the
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townships receiving said works.



INDEX.



Pages.

Introduction 5

.Signs and evidences of progress within ten years 5 and

Superintendent's County visitation labors

Tendency and results of such conferences and lectures 8 and 9

Characteristics and results of the township feature 9 to 13

Progress of school house levy and erection 13 to 15

State's obligation to furnish ample tuition funds 1G to 20

Amount necessary to secure a six months school 20

The burdens on tax payers, consequent on such a levy 21

The reasonableness of such an assessment 21 and 22

Justice of the basis of distribution of such funds '22 and 23

Divers amendments of the school code suggested 24 and 25

A County board of School Examiners 20 and 27

Importance and value of awakened mind 28

Illustrations of the same 29 and 30

Necessity of Normal Schools and Teachers' Institutes 31

Their unity of purpose and identity of mission 32 and 33

Plan for their establishment 34 to 3(1

Township Libraries, principles of selection 3?

Their capacity to benefit all classes 38

Facts illustrative of the extent of their use 39 and 40

Their importance as a permanent feature of the code 40

The expense of it as such 41

Suggestions relative to divers amendments 51

Explanation of the catalogue of books, purchases, and distribution of the libraries.... 42

Graded Schools 43

State Teachers' Association 44

Text Books adopted by the State Board 45

Superintendent of Public Instruction 46

Suggestions relative to the manner of his election and the time of entering on the

duties of his office 47

State Board of Education 48

School Funds, common and special 49

Suggestions relative to their investment, and payment of the expenses of collections

and disbursement 50

Classified exhibit of the said funds 51

Apportionment of the school funds for 1856 - 52



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Pages.

Suggestions relative to two annual apportionments 52

Constitutionality of the equalization principle - 53

Colleges of the State, their relations to the cause of popular education 54

Their claims to sympathy and favor 55

A plan for their union in a University 55

Investments in buildings, libraries, &c, and a brief summary of results 55

Board of Trustees of the State University fill their own vacancies 57

School of Reform, its necessity, cost, and principles governing its management 58

Common Schools, their value and results 59

Comparative summary of results reached for the last two years CO

Importance of making them efficient in the means of support, and character of In-
struction. 01

Appendix, contents thereof 63

Abstract of Township Reports 65 to 122

Summary of the same by counties 123 to 125

Tabular view of the School Funds on loan in the counties, with results 126 to 128

Tabular exhibit of the sales of school sections 129 to 131

Tabular view of the Colleges of Indiana 132

Circular to Township Trustees 133 to 139

Decision of the Supreme Court on the Legislative power to equalize inequalities of the

special funds, by the apportionment of common funds 140 to 143

Superintendent's Address to Youth 144 to 160

Historic Sketch of the Library system, its cost, results, and prospects 167 to 1C9

Catalogue of the Books included in the second purchase and distribution 170 to 1^8






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