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itself is pleasantly situated in a fertile valley, and has great advantages for
commerce and manufactures. The railroad from
Washington, via Aquia Creek, passed through it,
and thereby a large traffic and trade was done previous to the rebellion. As the
through trains generally stopped at Fredericksburg Station for about an hour on
each trip, a not inconsiderable chance trade was caused thereby in the immediate
locality of the depot. It is distant from Aquia Creek by railroad about fifteen
miles, from which point part of the Potomac River traffic used to be carried to
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being a rapidly rising town was very great; but it suddenly stopped in its
prosperity, and after, as it were, standing still for about twenty years, it
gradually retrograded in its importance. In 1840 its population numbered nearly
four thousand souls; and in 1850, ten years after, it had only increased
eighty-eight persons—less than nine each year, and being about two per cent. in
a decade—a remarkably small increase. Before the rebellion it contained five
churches, one orphan asylum, two seminaries, four newspaper offices, and two
Fredericksburg has changed hands
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McClellan advanced to
Yorktown it was evacuated, and was occupied by
McDowell. After the battles of the seven days
Richmond McDowell fell back, and the rebels
again seized it. Burnside coming up the Potomac to the aid of Pope, in August,
occupied it for a few days; when he marched to
Warrenton it again fell back under the stars
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10000 Gold Pens, with Silver
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article or not.
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"It is one of the most extensive
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HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK,
Have just Published: A MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION IN OBJECT
LESSONS, adapted to the use of the School and Family Charts, and other Aids in
Teaching. By MARCUS WILLSON. 12mo, Cloth, $1.00.
Rochester City Public Schools
A little more than two years ago
Willson's Readers were introduced into the Public Schools of the City of
Rochester, at one half of the retail prices for the first supply. Since then
constant but unsuccessful efforts on the part of those outside of the Schools
have been made to displace them, even by the offer of other books in free
exchange for Willson's. The following letters will show how such efforts are
regarded by those to whom the citizens of Rochester have intrusted the
guardianship of their schools:
From DANIEL HOLBROOK, Esq.,
Superintendent of the
Public Schools of Rochester, N.
Y., Oct, 14, 1862.
At the late meeting of our Board
of Education, Commissioner — offered a resolution, "That Parker and Watson's
Readers be adopted as text-books in place of the Willson Series, provided they
be furnished without expense to the pupils in the several schools," which
resolution was laid over for one month. The proposition was unexpected, no one
here having heard a word of it, save the mover. It was wholly outside the
Committee on Text-Books, and was got up entirely by somebody in New York. I am
decidedly opposed to any change. I regard Willson's Readers as not only better
than Parker and Watson's, but better than any others that I have ever seen. I am
conscientious in the support I give them, and do it for the good of our schools.
From THOMAS ASHTON, Esq.,
Chairman of the Committee on Text-Books of the Public Schools of Rochester, N.
Y., Oct. 20, 1862.
I was not present when the
resolution to displace Willson's Readers for Watson's was made: if I had been I
should have opposed it; for I am satisfied, both from my own observation and the
opinion of the teachers, of the merits of Willson's Readers. I have conversed
with the other members of the Text-Book Committee, and they fully concur with
me. I shall oppose any attempt to displace Willson's Readers.
From F. H. MARSHALL, Esq.,
President of the Board of
Education, Rochester, Oct. 23, 1862.
I do not think the Board of
Education will make any change in Readers. The Principals of our Schools are
perfectly satisfied with Willson's Series, now in use. I think there is an
underhand effort at work to remove them, but I do not think it will succeed. I
am not in favor of changing books at any time, unless there is a series far
superior to those in use.
At the November meeting of the
Board the resolution above referred to was not called up for consideration, it
having been found that positively ten out of the twelve members of the Board
were opposed to any change of Readers.
HARPER & BROTHERS, Publishers,
HARPER & BROTHERS
FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK,
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ORLEY FARM. A Novel. By ARTHONY
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Bertrams," "Castle Richmond," "The West Indies and the Spanish Main," "The Three
Clerks," "The Struggles of Brown, Jones, & Robinson," &c. Illustrated by Millais.
8vo, Cloth, $1.25; Paper, $1.00.
THE LIFE OF EDWARD IRVING,
Minister of the National Scotch Church, London. Illustrated by his Journals and
Correspondence. By Mrs. OLIPHANT, Author of "Margaret Maitland," "The Laird of
Norlaw," "The Days of My Life," "The Last of the Mortimers," "The House on the
Moor," &c. With Portrait. 8vo, Cloth, $3.00.
MEMOIRS OF THE REV. NICHOLAS
MURRAY, D.D. (KIRWAN). By SAMUEL IRENAEUS PRIME, Author of "Travels in Europe
and the East," etc., etc. With Steel Portrait. 12mo, Cloth, $1.00.
A SERIES OF SCHOOL AND FAMILY
CHARTS: Twenty-two in Number; designed for a course of Elementary Instruction in
Schools and Families. By MARCIUS WILLSON and N. A. CALKINS.
Price of the entire Set, in
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HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II., CALLED
FREDERICK THE GREAT. By THOMAS CARLYLE. Vol. III., with Portrait and Maps. 12mo,
McGREGOR'S LOGIC. A System of
Logic, Comprising a Discussion of the various Means of acquiring and retaining
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ABEL DRAKE'S WIFE. A Novel. By
JOHN SAUNDERS. 8vo, Paper, 25 cents.
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Commencement of the Twenty-Sixth
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For December, 1862.
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