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THE

AMERICAN DEBATER:

BEING

A PLAIN EXPOSITION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND

PRACTICE OF PUBLIC DEBATE:

WHEREIN WILL BE FOUND,

AN ACCOUNT OF THE QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO A GOOD DELIBERATIVE
ORATOR, AS ALSO THE MODE OF ACQUIRING THEM, THE RULES OF ORDER
OBSERVED IN DELIBERATIVE ASSEMBLIES, DEBATES IN FULL, AND IN
OUTLINE, ON VARIOUS INTERESTING TOPICS, NUMEROUS QUESTIONS
FOR DISCUSSION, FORMS OF A CONSTITUTION FOR LITERARY

CLUBS OR DEBATING SOCIETIES, ETC., ETO.

BY JAMES N. MCELLIGOTT, LL.D.,

9
AUTHOR OF "THE ANALYTICAL MANUAL," "YOUNG ANALYZEB," 310

“Here is a thing wherein I would willingly have you agree, that is, to DISPUTE and
not to QUARREL ; for friends dispute between themselves for their better instruction,
and enemies quarrel to destroy one another."-PLATO.

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NEW YORK:
IVISON, PHINNEY & CO., 48 & 50 WALKER ST.
CHICAGO: S. C. GRIGGS & CO., 39 & 41 LAKE ST.

BOSTON: BROWN, TAGGARD & CHASE. PHILADELPHIA: SOWER, BARNES

00., AND J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO. CINCINNATI: MOORE, WILSTACH,
KEYS & Co. SAVANNAH: J. M, 00OPER & CO. ST. LOUIS: KEITH
& WOODS. NEW ORLEANS: BLOOMFIELD, STEEL & co.

DETROIT: F. RAYMOND & 00.

1860.

Entered, according to fatt ci Congress, in the year 1855, by

JAMES N. McELLIGOTT, In the Clark's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of

New York.

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