AGRICULTURE. New England Farmer. Published by John B. Russell; and edited by Thomas G. Fessenden. Boston. 1824.

This is a weekly journal printed in a royal quarto form, and devoted to agriculture. Three volumes have been published. In its purposes and general character it resembles the Baltimore American Farmer, which we noticed on a former occasion. The New England Farmer, of course, is chiefly confined to the agriculture of the eastern states; although it contains communications of general utility sent from different parts of the Union, and such occasional selections from the best agricultural works, as are important in conveying useful knowledge to the farmer. Well conducted journals of this sort must have a most beneficial effect on the community. To instruct the farmer in his art, and teach him easier methods of tilling his soil, and drawing from it a more abundant product, is to diminish the expense of cultivation, and save the same proportion of labor to be employed in an additional production.

The Editor of the New England Farmer is well known to the public as an able writer, and if we mistake not, this journal will prove, that bis ability has been employed with judgment and success in the walks of agriculture. Among his contributors are some of our most distinguished citizens and experienced agriculturalists; and his work may undoubtedly be recommended to the farmers of New England in particular, as containing a mass of knowledge highly useful to them, which could not be obtained from any other single source. Farmers in every part of the United States will also find it valuable, as a repository of facts on the principles and practices of agriculture in general.

Memoirs of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society ; with Selections from the most approved Farmers of the United States, published by Order of the Directors. 8vo. with Engravings. 1823 and 1824.

ARTS SCIENCES, AND PHILOSOPHY. Some further New Facts in Vision. By E. C. Cooper, M. D. 12mo. pp. 80. New York. Wilder & Campbell.

The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts, Nos. 8 and 9.

New England Journal of Medicine aud Surgery. No. 4. Vol. XIII.

Silliman's American Journal of Science and the Arts. No. 2, Vol. VIII. for August, 1824.

The Practical Manipulator, or American Depository of Arts and Sciences. By Richard Willcox, Engineer, Machinist, &c. VOL. XX.-NO. 46.


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Astronomical Recreations, or Sketches of the Relative Position
and Mythological History of the Constellations. By J. Green.

Memoirs of the Life of Gilbert Motier Lafayette. By Gen.
H. L. Ducoudray Holstein. Translated from the French Manu-
script. 12mo. pp. 305. New York.

Memoirs of Gen. Lafayatte ; with an Account of his Visit to America, and of his Reception by the People of the United States ; from his Arrival, Aug. 15th, to the Celebration at Yorktown, Oct. 19, 1824; to which is prefixed a correct Likeness of this distinguished Patriot and zealous friend of Liberty. Boston. E. G. House.

An Authentic Biography of Gen. Lafayette, in which many Errors and Deficiencies existing in the Memoirs heretofore Published are corrected and supplied. By a Gentleman of Philadelphia. Embellished with a handsome Engraving,

The Life of Gen. Andrew Jackson, Major General in the Service of the United States; comprising a History of the War in the South, from the Commencement of the Creek Campaign to the Termination of Hostilities before New Orleans. By John Henry Eaton, Senator of the United States. 1 Vol. 8vo. Philadelphia, S. F. Bradford.

COMMERCE A Digest of the Commercial Regulations of the different Foreign Nations with which the United States have Intercourse. Prepared conformably to a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 21st of January, 1823. 8vo. pp. 528.

The Auction System ; being a series of Numbers published in the Federal Gazette, addressed to the Citizens of Baltimore. 8vo.

pp. 44.

Evenings in New England; intended for Juvenile Amusement
and Instruction. By an American Lady. pp. 181. Cummings,
Hilliard & Co.

Conversations on English Grammar; explaining the Principles and Rules of the Language, illustrated by appropriate Exercises, abridged and adapted to the Use of Schools. By C. M. Ingersoll. Fourth Edition. 12mo. pp. 298. Portland.

It is not a common thing among us for a work to pass through four large editions within as many years after its first appearance, and yet such has been the good fortune of the Conversations on English Grammar. This success is itself an indication of the favorable light, in which the public is disposed to regard the author's labors. His book has been recommended by some of the principal teachers in the country, and would seem to be going into extensive


His plan may be best understood from his own words. 'A natural and easy gradation in introducing and connecting the different parts of specch, and in explaining the inflections and properties reculiar to each; presenting, progressively, that only which the learner is prepared to understand; and illustrating the rules and principles by examples and practical exercises, in a course of familiar Conversations ; seemed to the author to be the method best adapted to remove this difficulty, and to excite attention and curiosity in those who are endeavoring to acquire a knowledge of English Grammar. In conformity with these views the author has thrown the whole subject into a series of conversations, or dialogues, and it has been a special object with him to simplify and methodise his materials as far as possible, and to arrange them in a strictly analytical order. The plan seems to us good, and the outlines well drawn; those only who are experienced in teaching from it can tell whether all its parts are successfully executed.

The author pretends not to any new discoveries in Grammar. He is quite contented to take the language as it stands, and teach it according to principles, which nature and custom have long ago established. He aims to improve the manner of teaching, and to facilitate acquisition, but not to invent new instruments, nor unfold mysteries. His remarks on the subjunctive mood are judicious, and worthy of being carefully studied by many, who might deem it no compliment to their school learning to be sent back to their grammar. Among those who are accounted the best writers of the present day, nothing is more common than an incorrect use of the subjunctive mood. It is perpetually confounded with the indicative, and one is put for the other without discrimination. These sins against grammatical purity may easily be corrected by proper attention. The rules of distinction are broad and plain ; they are well elucidated by Murray; and Mr Ingersoll, observing the errors into which authors are constantly falling, has labored to set the subject in a still stronger light, and to explain and impress it by further illustrations.

American Popular Lessons. Fourth Edition. New York.

A Greek Grammar, principally abridged from that of Buttman, for the Use of Schools. By George Bancroft. Boston. Cummings, Hilliard & Co.

The Arithmetical Expositor ; or a Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Arithmetic, suited to the Commerce of the United States. By Enoch Lewis. 12mo. Philadelphia.

Conversations on Common Things; or a Guide to Knowledge ; with Questions. By a Teacher. Munroe & Francis.

Agricultural Reader. By Daniel Adams, M. D. Author of the Scholar's Arithmetic, School Geography, &c. Boston. Richardson & Lord.

Seven Lectures on Female Education ; inscribed to Mrs Gar. nett's Pupils, at Elm Wood, Essex County, Va. By their very sincere Friend, James M. Garnett. Richmond.

The Historical Reader, designed for the Use of Schools and Families. On a new Plan. By Rev. J. L. Blake, A. M.

The Rational Guide to Reading and Orthography, being an Attempt to Improve the Arrangement of Words in English Spelling Books, and to adapt the Reading Lessons to the Comprehension of those for whom they are intended. By William B. Fowle, Instructer of the Monitorial School, Boston. · A New Stereotype Edition. T. P. & J. S. Fowle.

The Columbian Class Book, consisting of Geographical, Historical, and Biographical Extracts; Compiled from authentic Sources, and arranged on a Plan different from anything before offered to the Public; particularly designed for the Use of Schools. By A. T. Lowe, M. D. Worcester.

GEOGRAPHY. Improved School Geography; with Ancient and Modern Atlases to accompany it. 24th Edition. By Rev. J. & S. E. Morse. Boston.

Practical Geography, as taught in the Monitorial School, Boston. Part First. By William B. Fowle.

Geographical, Historical, and Statistical Repository. By William Darby. No. I. For September, 1824. pp. Philadelphia.

HISTORY. Memoirs of the Campaign of the North Western Army of the United States, A. D. 1812, in a Series of Letters addressed to the Citizens of the United States. With an Appendix containing a brief Sketch of the Revolutionary Services of the Author. By William Hull, late Governor of the Territory of Michigan, and Brigadier General in the Service of the United States, 8vo. pp. 239. Boston. True & Green.

Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Vol. I. 8vo. pp. 336. J. B. Moore. Concord. Price $1,50 in boards.

Aunals of Baltimore. By Thomas W. Griffith. 8vo. pp. 240.

New Hampshire Historical Collections. Vol. III. Nos. 11, 12. J. B. Moore. Concord.

With these numbers the publisher gives notice that this very useful work is closed. The three volumes contain a mass of valuable bistorical facts, and full sets of the work may be had at the Publisher's Bookstore in Concord.

A Sketch of the first Settlement of the several Towns on Long Island, with their political Condition to the End of the American Revolution. By Silas Wood.

LAW. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, February Term, 1824. By Henry Wheaton, Counsellor at Law. Vol. IX. New York.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court, and in the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors, of the State of New York. By E. Cowen. Vol. II. Albany. N. Gould & Co.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Vol. II. By_Peyton Randolph, Counsellor at Law. Price $7 bound in calf. P. Cottom. Richmond.

Reports of "Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. By Daniel Call. Second Edition. To which are added Notes referring to subsequent Adjudications of the same Court, and other Authorities and a complete Table of Cases cited. By Joseph Tate, Counsellor at Law. 3 Vols. Price $20. Richmond.

A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law, with occasional Notes and Comments. By Nathan Dane, LL. D. In Eight Volumes. Vol. VII. Cummings, Hilliard & Co.

A Compendium of the Law of Evidence. By Thomas Peake, Esq. Sergeant at Law. From the fifth London Edition, with large Additions. The American Edition contains the largest Collection ever published of Decisions of the different State and United States Courts. By Joseph P. Norris, jr, Esq. 1 Vol. 8vo. Philadelphia. A. Small.

Greenleaf's Reports, Vol. II. containing the Cases decided by the Supreme Court of Maine in 1822 and 1823, and the Cases in the County of York in 1824. 8vo. pp. 432. Hallowell.

A Summary of the Law and Practice of Real Actions, with an Appendix of Practical Forms. By Professor Stearns, of Harvard University. Cummings, Hilliard & Co.

The New Hampshire Justice of the Peace. I. Hill. Concord.

Charlton's Reports of Cases Argued and determined in the Superior Court of the State of Georgia.

MEDICINE. Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature. No. XVI. Philadelphia. E. Littell.

The Medical Recorder, for October, 1824.

A Compendious System of Midwifery. By William Dewees. Philadelphia. Carey & Lea. 1 vol. 8vo.

Elements of Etiology and Philosophy of Epidemics. By J. M. Smith, M. D. New York, 1824. 8vo. pp. 223.

MISCELLANEOUS. Pulaski Vindicated from an unsupported Charge, inconsiderately or malignantly introduced in Judge Johnson's Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Gen. Greene. 8vo. pp. 38. Baltimore.

In his Life of General Green, Judge Johnson has spoken with severity of the conduct of the celebrated Polish Count Pulaski at the battle of German

A friend of Pulaski now living has come forward to vindicate the character of the distinguished Pole, and prove the mistake of the biographer of Green. On a future occasion we shall return to the subject of this pamphlet. Count Pulaski, like Lafayette, engaged as a volunteer in our revolutionary cause, he fought for our liberties, and was slain in the struggle that procured our independence. This is enough to give his name a place in every American heart, and to demand for it a tribute of respectful and cherished remembrance Pulaski was a brave soldier, a foe to tyrants, and a devoted friend of freedom both in Europe and America.

Port Folio. Nos. 270, 271 and 272.
Redinger Magazin, Nos. 10 and 11.


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