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Reports Made to the General Assembly of Illinois (Paperback) Loot Price: R510
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Reports Made to the General Assembly of Illinois (Paperback): Illinois General Assembly
Reports Made to the General Assembly of Illinois (Paperback): Illinois General Assembly

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Illinois General Assembly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...and their situation when they entered the school. Only one had received any previous instruction. James H. McFarland, from Missouri, who entered on the 16th April, 1846, had been taught to write, but in other respects very ignorant. There have only been two sessions; the first from the 26th January to the middle of July; the second from the 17th September to the present time. Those who attended the first session are in one class. Of these, four have been in school from the beginning, and two from about the middle of the first session. Of the new class, one hud been in ihe institution but one month, two about two months, two from the beginning of the second session, and three the entire second session and a few weeks in the first. When admitted into the asylum, these poor mutes were as ignorant as the rudest savages, who at least have the power of speech, and the benefit of a common though scanty stock of information. Infants of a larger growth, their minds had never been led beyond the simple ideas of animal existence. The grand conceptions of genius, the treasured wisdom of successive ages, the benevolent precepts of morality, and the precious truths of religion, to them were all unknown. Of the nature and uses of language they had not the most distant idea. If transported into China or Tartary, they would have found themselves as well acquainted with the prevalent tongue as they were with ours. In the words of the report of the Board of Directors, " they did not know a word of our language, nor even a letter of the alphabet; they were ignorant of their own names, and did not as much as know that they or any thing had a name." The mode of instruction is interesting, and appears to be the only one which could be attended with success. As they have...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Illinois General Assembly
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-18490-7
Barcode: 9781130184907
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-18490-0

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