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THE

YOUNG CITIZEN’S

CATECHISM.

THE

YOUNG CITIZEN'S CATECHISM,

EXPLAINING

THE DUTIES

OF

DISTRICT, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND

UNITED STATES OFFICERS.

TOGETHER WITH

Rules for Parliamentary and Commercial Business.

DESIGNED FOR SCHOOLS,

BY ELISHA P. HOWE.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY A. S. BARNES & BURR,

51 & 53 JOHN STREET.

1861.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

ELISHA P. HOWE,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the

Northern District of New York.

WILLIAM DENYSE, STEREOTYPER AND ELECTROTYPER,

183 William st., New York.

GEO. W. WOOD,

PRINTER,
Corner Dutch and John streets.

PREFACE.

A MAJORITY of the children of a community or of a state enjoy only the opportunities afforded by common schools before entering upon the duties of real life; and equally true is it, that this majority, who wield so mighty an influence over a state or nation, almost invariably leave the school-room and enter the various pursuits of life with but little or no knowledge of the practical principles that underlie the workings of all ordinary business transactions, and much more, of the government of the state or nation. In this respect, it is to be regretted that our common schools have not heretofore been more thoroughly practical, — most teachers having never been taught, and, having no text-book from which to teach, have passed over this important matter,

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