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" That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor... "
Retrospect of Western Travel - Page 91
by Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 239 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 97

1853
...says Mr. Bancroftf. quoting the Colonial Laws 'and it soon became the law, ' in Puritan New England, that none of the brethren shall ' suffer so much barbarism...so much learning as may enable them ' perfectly to learn the English tongue '....' To the end * The first endowed school for the education of the poor...
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A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century: Part the First in ..., Volume 3

Samuel Miller - 1805
...subordinate schools in every part of the country. In 1641 the following law was enacted: " If any do not teach their children and apprentices so ,much learning as may enable them to read perfectly the English language, to forfeit twenty shillings ; and the selectmen of .every town...
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The North American Review, Volume 16

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1823
...characteristic. ' If any be unable to do so much, [that is, ' to teach their children and apprentices ao much learning as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue'] that then at the least, they procure such children and apprentices to learn some short orthodox catechism,...
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An Excursion Through the United States and Canada During the Years 1822-23

William Newnham Blane - 1824 - 511 pages
...shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavour, by themselves or others, to teach their children and apprentices so much learning,...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue," &c. The' penalty for the neglect was twenty shillings. In the same code it is ordered, that every town,...
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Letters to the Hon. William Prescott, LL.D., on the Free Schools of New ...

James Gordon Carter - 1824 - 123 pages
...so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavour to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning,...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws : " Also, that all masters of families do once a week (at the least)...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 1

1826
...suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning,...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: ' Also, that all masters of families do once a week (at the least)...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 1

1826
...suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning,...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: ' Also, that all masters of families do once a week (at the least)...
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A Discourse on the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson and ..., Volume 1

William Wirt - 1826 - 67 pages
...Jllltrfi Biographical Dictionary. * In 1641, the Massachusetts colony enacted, that " If any do not teach their children and apprentices so much learning as may enable them to read ' perfectly the English language, they shall forfeit twenty shillings." Not long afterwards,...
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A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1834
...verity of religious bigotry. It was ever the custom, and it soon became the law in puritan New-England, that " none of the brethren shall suffer so much barbarism...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue." CHAP. " To the end that learning may not be buried in the .~~ graves of our forefathers," it was ordered,...
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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1834
...verity of religious bigotry. It was ever the custom, and it soon became the law in puritan New-England, that " none of the brethren shall suffer so much barbarism...enable them perfectly to read the English tongue." VOL. 1. 63 CHAP. " To the end that learning may not be buried in the -~~ graves of our forefathers,"...
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