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Contributions to American Educational History, Volum 4
Herbert Baxter Adams
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1889
Contributions to American Educational History, Volum 11
Herbert Baxter Adams
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1891
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Side 116 - dated January 14, 1818, minutely explaining his plan for self-supporting elementary schools, Jefferson concludes: "A system of general instruction which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so
Side 80 - is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free." There is an interesting letter on abolition in Jefferson's Works, VII, 408. Jefferson prepared statutes which swept away the English laws of entail and primogeniture, with every vestige of feudalism. So perfect was his statute of descents that "in the experience of a completed century but one single doubt
Side 220 - author of The Declaration of American Independence ; Of the Statute of Virginia for Eeligious Freedom; and Father of the University of Virginia. Born April 2d, 1743,
Side 179 - of learning? In a letter to James Madison, dated February 17, 1826, Jefferson called attention to the importance of appointing a law professor who was sound in the political faith : " In the selection of our law professor, we must be rigorously attentive to his political principles. You will recollect that before the Revolution, Coke
Side 13 - rights of another; to harmonize and promote the interests of agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, and by wellinformed views of political economy to give a free scope to the public industry; to develop the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds, cultivate their morals, and
Side 172 - Latin, a basis will be formed common to all sects. Proceeding thus far without offence to the Constitution, we have thought it proper at this point to leave every sect to provide, as they think fittest, the means of further instruction in their own peculiar tenets.'
Side 7 - rights of another; to harmonize and promote the interests of agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, and by wellinformed views of political economy to give a free scope to the public industry; to develop the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds, cultivate
Side 148 - York by Governor Clinton, also in Philadelphia, and at the same time in New Orleans. Jefferson said enthusiastically of his first professor: " Cooper is acknowledged by every enlightened man who knows him to be the greatest man in America in the powers of his mind and in acquired information, and that without a single exception.
Side 69 - should propose to draw from Europe the first characters in science, by considerable temptations, which would not need to be repeated after the first set should have prepared fit successors and given reputation to the institution. From some splendid characters I have received offers most perfectly reasonable and practicable. * * * Will not the arrival of
Side 186 - was discharging the odious function of a physician pouring medicine down the throat of a patient insensible of needing it. I am so sure of the future approbation of posterity, and of the inestimable effect we shall have produced in the elevation of our country by what we have done, as that I can not