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TENTH ANNUAL REPORT
CONDITION AND IMPROVEMENT
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
For the Year 1858.
BY LYMAN C. DRAPER,
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION..
ATWOOD & RUBLEE, PRINTERS.
OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
Madison, December 10th, 1858.
To His EXCELLENCY A. W. RANDALL, .
Governor of the State of Wisconsin.
SIR :-I herewith transmit, through you, to the Legislature, the Annual Report of this Department. I have the honor to be, with much respect,
Your obedient servant,
LYMAN C. DRAPER.
TENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
To The LEGISLATURE :
It is made the duty of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to report annually to the Legislature :
“An abstract of all the Common School reports received by him from the several elerks of the County Boards of Supervisors ;
"A statement of the condition of the Common Schools in this State ;
“Estimates and accounts of the expenditures of the school moneys;
“ Plans for the improvement and management of the Common School Fund, and for the better arrangement of the Common Schools ; and
“ All such matters relating to his office, and the Common Schools of the State, as he shall deem it expedient to communicate.”
And furthermore, it is made the duty of the State Superintendent “to open such correspondence abroad as may enable: him to obtain, so far as practicable, information relative to the system of Common Schools, and its improvements in other States and Countries, which he shall embody in his Annual Report to the Legislature ;' and he shall also,“ annually submit to the Legislature, with his report, a statement of his travels in making official visits during the past year, and of his expenditures for that purpose.”
In accordance with these provisions of law, I have the honor to present the TENTI ANNUAL REPORT from this Department.