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AMERICAN FIRST CLASS BOOK;
READING AND RECITATION:
FROM MODERN "AUTHORS
BY JOHN PIERPONT,
No. 45, Cornhill.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-third day of June, A. D. 1823, and in the forty-seventh year of the independence of the United States of America, William B. Fowle, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the sight whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:-"The American First Class Book; or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation: selected principally from Modern Authors of Great Britain and America; and designed for the use of the highest class in publick and private schools. By John Pierpont, Minister of Hollis-street Church, Boston: author of Airs of Palestine, &c." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an Act, entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints."
JNO. W. DAVIS,
Publisher's Advertisement. The sale of a thousand copies of THE AMERICAN FIRST CLASS BOOK, in a few weeks, is a satisfactory evidence that it has obtained the publick approbation, and is what they required. Errours in stereotyped books may be easily corrected, and as no new errours can arise except from accidental injury to the plates, (which may, of course, be repaired,) a book of this kind may finally be made perfectly correct. Such errours as escaped in the first edition of this work, and have been since detected in a very careful revision of it, are corrected. It may now be considered as almost immaculate, and as the best return that the proprietor can make for its favourable teception, he pledges bimself to spare no pains or expense to keep it so.
Extract from the Records of the School
Committee of Boston. At a meeting of the School Committee, held July 18th, 1823, it was-Or. dered, That THE AMERICAN FIRST CLASS BOOK be hereafter used in the publick reading schools instead of Scott's Lessons.
WM. WELLS, Secretary.