The Boston Almanac for the Year ..., Issue 3

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S.N. Dickinson, 1838 - Almanacs, American
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Page 93 - the expediency of forming a society for cultivating and improving a correct taste in the performance of sacred music, and also to introduce into more general practice the works of Handel, Haydn and other eminent composers.
Page 36 - ... of all the banks in the city. — On the following day (llth) a meeting of delegates from the banks of Boston, Salem, Lowell, &c., was held at Boston, and it was voted, " that, in consequence of the painful intelligence of the suspension of specie payments of all the banks in the city of New York, the banks in this city and vicinity do suspend specie payments for the present.
Page 1 - Eclipses, viz': two of the Sun, and two of the Moon. 1. The first...
Page 28 - A Letter composed of two pieces of paper, is charged with double these rates; of three pieces, with triple; and of four pieces, with quadruple. " One or more pieces of paper, mailed as a letter, and weighing one ounce, shall be charged with quadruple postage ; and at the same rate, should the weight be greater.
Page 77 - PM: and from the first Monday in October, to the first Monday in April, from 9 to 12, and from 2 to half past 4.
Page 93 - Iheir talent and devotion to the art. The members are not liable to assessment, but the expenses of the society- are defrayed by musical publications and occasional oratorio performances, to which tickets of admission are sold. There are in the orchestra about twenty-five instruments. Geo. J. Webb, President ; Jonas Chickering, Псе President; Abner Bourne.
Page 74 - ... were taught in it; but others were added from time to time, as the population increased. In 1789 the first school committee was appointed; in 1818 the primary schools were instituted, in order to prepare the children for entering those of a higher description with more advantage; and now there is one public Latin grammar school, one English high school, twelve grammar and writing schools, and seventy-six primary.* These schools are all under the care and superintendence of a committee, consisting...
Page 100 - Chauncy pl.t arranged according to seniority. Dr. Harris Mr. Capen Mr. Gannett Mr. Alger Dr. Gray Mr.
Page 93 - November 19, 1836, and has for its object improvement in Catholic Music. They hold weekly meetings for rehearsal, and give public concerts ••• H, J- y.

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