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1824-12-24, Memorial of the town of Stockbridge on education of trade skills
SEE ALSO 51703 On December 29, 1824, twenty-four men from Stockbridge, Massachusetts sent a memorial to the General Court suggesting it was time for
a more extended system of popular education supported by the State. The war was over and people were building a new country. Massachusetts had
always been a leader in public education, so it was time to create one or more institutions for those who were not going on to a professional education.
The state and country could create a new rank of men who worked with their hands, through science, to create great objects of practical knowledge.
"Where there is knowledge, there is prosperity." The State should look to the future. A possible curriculum could include modern [as opposed to Latin
and Greek] languages, geography, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical arts, agricultural arts, and possible military instruction to improve the militia
taught on one or more campuses. The writers felt people would be willing to pay for such instruction. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title
originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   To the Honourable the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : the memorial of the subscribers, inhabitants of the Town of Stockbridge, and County of Berkshire, --respectfully sheweth.
OCLC Number:   1355360820
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