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INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO FORM AND CONDUCT SOCIETIES, CLUBS,
OF THEIR BUSINESS AND DEBATES.
TOGETHER WITH COMPLETE DIRECTIONS
HOW TO COMPOSE RESOLUTIONS, REPORTS,
AND PETITIONS ;
BEST WAY TO MANAGE PUBLIC MEETINGS, CELE.
BRATIONS, DINNERS, AND PIC-NICS.
EX-MEMBER OF THE PHILADELPHIA BAR.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1869,
By DICK & FITZGERALD, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Southern District of New York.
THE want of a work which should indicate the correct mode of proceeding in business of a public nature, has been long felt. Several manuals of order, based upon the rules of Parliament or our own Congress, have been published, and these had merit in either a greater or lesser degree ; but they did not go far enough. Many intelligent persons, fully competent to transact ordinary business in an effective manner, feel highly embarrassed when called on to take part in a public meeting, prepare petitions, resolutions, and similar semi-official documents, draw up a constitution for a society, or express their views on some public occasion. Their embarrassment arises principally from the want of preliminary knowledge in regard to such things. It struck the compiler, therefore, that a manual which should give the rudiments of the required knowledge in a clear way, with directions how to apply the rules practically-would be secure of a general and steady sale.
On referring to the work, it will be seen that we essay to teach less by example, than by an explanation of the