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Paluustice MAN HIS OWN TEACHERS 24
INTRODUCTION TO ARITHMETIC,
WHEREBY PERSONS WHO ARE IGNORANT OF
ACTOR LENOX AND
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF New-York, to wit:
Domini, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, JOHN PRES. [L. S.] TON, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the
title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit: “ EVERY MAN HIS OWN TEACHER,” being an introduction to Arithmetic, whereby persons who are ignorant of that science, may of themselves, without a teacher, obtain a sufficient degree of knowledge in figures, for common business, and for operating in nearly all of the books extant on that subject, by John Preston, Philo. Math., the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor:
In conformity with an act of Congress, entitled an An Act to amend the several Acis respecting copy rights.
RUTGER B. MILLER,
CITY OF ALBANY, JANUARY 1st. 1934. 'To the Hon. Stephen Van Rensselaer, Proprietor of
the Manor of Rensselaerwicky-one of the Regents of the University of the State of New York, &c.
SIR:_The first edition of this work was, by permission, inscribed to the patriotic De Witt Clinton, deceased, then Governor of this State, in words following: “Having a knowledge of your efforts and zeal in promoting the useful arts and sciences--and at a time when they are needful for the continuance and prosperity of free governments ; when pretensions to political good, are too often substituted for real patriotism ; I venture to inscribe to you this work, introductory to the different systems of arithmetic, for perusal and approbation.
Hoping at the same time, that your labors, together with the influence of other gentlemen, who are friendly to the education of youth, and the equal rights of man, will be so far blessed, as shall cause the rising generations to know and practise those precepts which will not only benefit a few, but such as will augment the interest, the prosperity, and the happiness of all."
Having thus dedicated the first edition to one of our former statesmen and PATRIOTS, I now also beg leave to inscribe this second edition to yourself, as a