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From the Reverend Doctor Baldwin, to the Compiler of
The Evangelical Instructor.
Rev. SIR,The importance of infusing correct principles into the minds of Children, is universally acknowledged. It has been generally found, that was the twig is bent, the tree's incliu’d.” Principles imbibed in childhood are not easily, if ever, erased from the mind. Hence too much pains cannot be taken, in directing the first efforts of the infant understanding, before the taste becomes viciated by reading immoral books.
The Evangelical Instructor, as far as I am able to judge from a cursory examination, is peculiarly calcuJated to answer this important purpose. The subjects are judiciously seleeled, and so happily arranged, as insensibly to lead the mind, “ from Nature up to Nature's God." I conceive the work needs but to be known in order to be approved. I most sincerely hope it find admittance into all our Public Schools, and be made eminently useful in promoting the interests of piety and morality. Yours, very affectionately,
THOS. BALDWIN. Boston, Jan. 20, 1813.
From the Preceptor of the Public School in Charlestown,
(Mass.) To the Compiler of the Evangelical Instructor. Rey. SIR, I have introduced the Evangelical Instructor into the School under my care; of which I have used nearly one hundred copies. Science and religious improvement are happily blended, by which the work is eminently calculated to "iuspire the youthful mind with a reverence for God and the Christian Religion. The style is perspicuous, pure and elegant, and will contribute much to form a correct taste in the mind of Youth. I heartily wish the Book an extensive circuJation.
ISRAEL ALGER. Charlestown, Jan. 13, 1813.
The following is from the Miss Rookers, who keep a
very respectable Academy in the City of Baltimore.
SIR, -A perusal of your Evangelical Instructor, will gratify such as have the guidance of Youth, and will doubtless secure its extensive currency, The general information it contains will recommend it no less than the peculiarly fascinating style in which most of its pieces are written. To allure the youthful miud is to engage it ; to engage it in the acquisition of truths so important as the Evangelical Instructor would inculcate, is to render the best service to the present age, is to promote the glory of Him, who, from being arrayed in inaccessible light, became a babe at Bethlehem. We can give no stronger assurance of our sanguine wishes for your success in its circulation, than to introduce it into our own Institution, and to promise such otler facilities as may be within our power.
S. & H. ROOKER.
From Mr. Wheeler, late Principal of the Academy at
THE Evangelical Instructor, as a School Book, be. sides its other qualities, is, in my opinion, deserving of public patronage. The variety and judicious arrangement of its parts; and particularly, the Moral and Evangelical Sentiments which are liere taught with much brevily, render this Book very valuable to Youth, and also to those Instructors who wish their Pupils early to acquire a habit of serious reflection.
CHARLES WHEELER. Middleborough Academy, Dec. 7, 1811.