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, reported a that the cause of right education may be in the highest degree studie ench article had been separado promoted, and that those who are to minister at the sacred

an al diensed, the following was made altar, may go away both encouraged and enlightened. Accept for yourself and the other members of the Commit

CONSTITUTION. tee, the assurance of the personal regard of your friend,

D. P. PAGE.

- Dis fecity shall be called the Masters To Chas. NORTHEND, Esq.,

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, and shall bare fix its objeca be President of Essex County Association.

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, and the advancement of the 228 The following resolution, offered by Mr. S. S. melan edbeation

. Greene, was unanimously adopted.

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perti tis Commonwealth, may become a member Resolved, That we regard Mr. Page as the firm friend of

Saftin, by signing this Constitution, and more popular education, and, believing him eminently qualified for

an fe of one dollar. bis present situation, our best wishes attend him.

and Each member shall be furnished with a certa The President then read the following letter from a zaterskip

, haring the seal of the Asceatos, el Mr. Abbott, of New York.

ped the Recording Secretary; and any mezist
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NEW YORK City, Nov. 24th, 1845.
To the Committee of the Essex Co. Teachers' Association. ud Ladies engaged in teaching, shall be isti
GENTLEMEN,

Your favor of Nov. 3d was received on alby regular meetings of the Association. the 15th instant. I regret that a severe but temporary indis- sal

. The annual meetings of the Asceciation skal position has prevented an earlier reply. I have not been

at such plane and time as the directors was designate without the hope that I might be present on the interesting

duke shall be given at the previous meeting occasion of forming the Massachusetts Teachers' Association. Arteaz 6. The officers of the Association shall be a I hail such an organization as full of promise to the State and

alent, fourteen Vice Presidents, a Recording and a Cor to the country. My best wishes are with you, but circum- qoling Serretary, a Treasurer and twelve Counselors, stances prevent my attendance. I shall be happy in any way

1 vit the President and Secretaries, shall constitute a in my power to further your efforts in the great work of

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word of Directors. These officers shall be elected by balls training young America for the part she is to perform, of the still greater part in elevating and blessing a benighted world.

dan.cuz 7. It shall be the duty of the President to prezide I am, gentlemen, with much respect, yours sincerely,

till meetings of the Association, provided, however, that in GORIAM D. ABBOTT.

is absence, or at his request, one of the Vice Presidents

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The Committee appointed for the purpose, reported a Constitution; and after each article had been separately considered and discussed, the following was unanimously adopted.

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ARTICLE 1. This Society shall be called the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, and shall have for its objects the improvement of Teachers, and the advancement of the interests of popular education.

ARTICLE 2. Any practical male teacher, of good moral character, within this Commonwealth, may become a member of the Association, by signing this Constitution, and paying an admission fee of one dollar.

ARTICLE 3. Each member shall be furnished with a certificate of membership, having the seal of the Association and the signature of the Recording Secretary; and any member in good standing, shall, at his own request, receive a certificate of honorable discharge.

ARTICLE 4. Ladies engaged in teaching, shall be invited to attend the regular meetings of the Association.

Article 5. The annual meetings of the Association shall be held at such place and time as the directors may designate, and notice shall be given at the previous meeting.

ARTICLE 6. The officers of the Association shall be a President, fourteen Vice Presidents, a Recording and a Cor. responding Secretary, a Treasurer and twelve Counsellors, who, with the President and Secretaries, shall constitute a Board of Directors. These officers shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting.

ARTICLE 7. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Association, provided, however, that in his absence, or at his request, one of the Vice Presidents shall preside.

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ARTICLE 8. The Recording Secretary shall keep a record of the doings of the Association, and of the Directors, and shall notify all meetings.

ARTICLE 9. The Corresponding Secretary, subject to the order of the Directors, shall be the organ of communication with other societies and with individuals.

ARTICLE 10. The Treasurer shall collect and receive all moneys for the Association, and shall present a written report of his receipts and disbursements at the annual meeting, and whenever required by the Board of Directors. He shall make no payment except by order of the Board. ARTICLE 11. The Board of Directors shall have the

general superintendence of the interests of the Association, with authority to devise and carry into execution such measures as will, in their opinion, promote its objects. They shall

persons to deliver addresses and lectures at the meetings of the Association, and make necessary arrange ments for the accommodation of the Annual and other meet ings.

ARTICLE 12. The Constitution may be altered at any regular meeting, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at said meeting and voting thereon, - provided that the motion for amendment shall be made at a previous meeting.

On motion of Mr. Thayer, of Boston, it was voted, that the officers of this Convention, assembled to form an Association, be authorized to call the first meeting of the Association, immediately after the Convention is dissolved.

Messrs. Galloup, of Salem, Thayer and Greene, of Boston, Batchelder, of Lynn, Hathaway, of Medford, Lazelle, of Worcester, Parish, of Springfield, Cowles, of Ipswich, and Stearns, of Newburyport, were appointed

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The thanks of the Convention, on motion of Mr. Thayer, were presented to the President for the dignity, impartiality, and fairness with which he had performed the arduous duties of his office.

Messrs. Bates, of Dudley, Bates, of Boston, and Wells, of Andover, were appointed a Committee to report on the means conducive to the highest degree of intellectual improvement.

The Convention then adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock.

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AFTERNOON SESSION. At 2 o'clock the Convention met, and immediately dissolved. (Signed) SAMUEL SWAN,

Secretary of Convention.

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