Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

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Página 55 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good Than all the sages can.
Página 126 - Thus saith the Lord God, Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Página 35 - This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at the Annual Meeting, provided two-thirds of the Directors present at the stated meeting shall agree to recommend the proposed alteration or amendment.
Página 120 - I consider this event as marking an era in the progress of education, — which, as we all know, is the progress of civilization, — on this western continent and throughout the world. It is the completion of the first Normal School-house ever erected in Massachusetts, — in the Union, — in this hemisphere. It belongs to that class of events which may happen once, but are incapable of being repeated.
Página 34 - Trustees may elect an auditor, to hold office during the pleasure of the Board, whose duty it shall be to audit the accounts of the Treasurer, and who shall report thereon from time to time as the Treasurer may require or as the Executive Committee may direct. The compensation to be paid such auditor shall be fixed by the Executive Committee subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. SEC. V. The Director shall present a report of the work...
Página 163 - it was then generally agreed upon that our brother Philemon Purmont shall be entreated to become schoolmaster for the teaching and nurturing of children with us.
Página 121 - ... medium and guise of republican forms, an oligarchy of profligate and flagitious men will govern the land ; nay, the universal diffusion and ultimate triumph of all-glorious Christianity itself must await the time when knowledge shall be diffused among men through the instrumentality of good schools. Coiled up in this institution, as in a spring, there is a vigor whose uncoiling may wheel the spheres.
Página 118 - ... indeed, important; but they are only the means of enabling the minds of the teachers to act upon the minds of the pupils. And they must, inevitably, fail of their happiest effects, till the minds of the teachers have been prepared to act upon those of their pupils to the greatest advantage. If, then, the first step towards a reform in our system of popular education be the scientific preparation of teachers for the free schools ; our next inquiry becomes, how can we soonest and most perfectly...
Página 120 - Charles Sumner gave his bond for the five thousand dollars pledged by the memorialists, that the funds might be immediately available.
Página 34 - Directors, shall be the organs of communication with other Societies, and with individuals. 4. The Treasurer shall collect and receive all' moneys of the Institute, and shall render an accurate statement of all his receipts and payments, annually, and whenever called upon by the Board of Directors ; to whom he shall give such bonds for the faithful performance of his duty, as they shall require. He shall make no payment except by their order.

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