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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the yea: 1819, by

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

City of Boston,

In School Committee, April 9, 1850. ORDERED, That Worcester's History be substituted for “ Parker's Outlines of History," as a Text Book for the Grammar Schools.


S. F. McCLEARY, JR., Secretary.

The new edition of Worcester's History has also been adopted in the Grammar Schools of the cities of Worcesier, Salem, Cambridge, Roxbury, and many other cities and towns in all parts of the country. It is also required in the examination of candidates for admission into the Freshman Class at Harvard College.


The first edition of this work was published in 1826, accompanied by an Historical Allas. The Elements of History and the Atlas were designed to be used together each being materially incomplete without the other. But as it is necessary that books used in most of the schools in this country should be furnished at a very low price, the expense of the Atlas was, in many cases, an obstacle to the use of the work; and after the Elements and Atlas had passed through a number of impressions, an edition of the book was prepared in such a form that it might be used without the Atlas. This was accomplished by folding in the volume the Chart of General History, and also by inserting a series of Tables of History, which, in a measure, supply the place of the Charts or Tables of History in the Atlas.

The method of using the work will be found simple and easy. After the student has attended to the three short sections on the Uses, Sources, and Divisions of History, it is recommended that he should study carefully the Chart of History, with the use of the Description, Illustration, and Questions. (See page 333.



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