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THE

American Educational Monthly,

A MAGAZINE OF

POPULAR INSTRUCTION AND LITERATURE.

An Independent magazine, designed to be: 1. A faithful record of educational progress at home and abroad. 2. A medium for the candid discussion of all matters relating to

instruction and school management. 3. An advocate of free public education, unrestricted by sectarian

bar. 4. A champion of a wider and more efficient course of instruction, a

higher order of school books, and all measures for elevating

the rank, remuneration and intelligence of teachers. Fearless and impartial criticism of quackery in school books and school supervision will continue to be made a special feature. The freest expression of opinion, consistent with justice and propriety, is earnestly invited. Original articles on educational topics are solicited, to be paid for when used.

It is always good.”Commonwealth. A lively and independent Monthly."-American Naturalist. The leading Educational Journal in America."-Louisville Journal.

The articles are short and comprehensive. Its notices of books and criticisms are just and intelligent."-National Intelligencer.

"It is invaluable to all who have children to educate or school taxes to pay." CLUB RATES.—5 Subscribers for $8.00; 10 Subscribers, $15.00; 20 Subscribers, $30.00. (Club Subscribers may be at different offices.)

Agents wanted in every locality. Circulars sent on receipt of postage. Specimens, 20 cents each.

J. W. Schermerhorn & Co.,

Co., Publishers,

14 Bond Street, New York.

This Weekly Religious Journal is now in its Forty-fifth volume. Originally established to promote Revivals, Missions, Temperance, and other Reforms, it has never relaxed in its zeal, but has carried the ardor of youth into the strength of manhood, and thus, being at once progressive and conservative, it has steadily acquired a greater and greater prosperity and influence.

In a recent and able article on the American Religious Press, the Evening Post, after referring to the origin of THE EVANGELIST in the Great Revival of 1830, thus continues :

“As the theatre of these remarkable scenes was chiefly Central and Western New York, it was there that the circulation of the new journal struck root and gained its strongest hold, which it retains to this day among the thriving cities and large towns of that region. Almost at its beginning it was edited by the Rev. Dr. Leavitt, who (as we have the best reason to know, for often in later years he was a laborer upon the Evening Post) was a man of rare editorial ability, and gave to THE EVANGELIST the impress of his own strong mind. For the last twenty years it has been under the skillful and satisfactory editorship of the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Field, who is so well known in the literary as well as the religious world. As it is more exclusively a Presbyterian newspaper, it has its constituency chiefly in the large and powerful denomination which it represents."

THE EVANGELIST maintains the various departments of a complete Religious and Family Paper, giving special prominence and fullness to all matters pertaining to the Presbyterian Church. Among its contributors are some of the most popular writers of the day. Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler, D.D., whose articles are circulated more widely at home and abroad than those of any other writer for our religious press, contributes an article every week. The paper is also especially fresh and instructive in its correspondence. Not to mention others, its series of Letters from pan (still continued) has attracted great attention; and Dr. Ellinwood (a Secretary of the Presbyterian Foreign Mission Board), is now on his way around the world, and contributing a series of papers of great interest. The Home Correspondence of THE EVANGELIST is also able and varied, ranging from the lively description of a Summer Excursion, or Border Mission-Tour, to the gravest discussions of Church Doctrine and Polity.

In its spirit, the paper aims at the utmost candor and courtesy, treating with fairness even those from whom it differs most. Thus it has contributed greatly to promote peace and union among the churches of this country. It was among the most effective advocates of the recent re-union of the Presbyterian Church, and now labors to promote its growth and peace, to the end that it may become a still greater power for good over the whole broad continent. Seeking a still more intimate relation with other Presbyterian bodies, it cultivates the most generous and brotherly regard towards all Evangelical denominations.

THE TERMS of THE EVANGELIST are $3.00 a Year, for which the Paper will be sent POSTAGE PAID. This is less than six cents a number, for which one obtains every week more reading than is comprised in an ordinary book.

If desired, A MAP OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES will be sent to new subscribers. It is 32x40, and gives the outlines of all the Synods and Presbyteries from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with the principal cities and towns where there are large cities, and has been published at an expense of nearly $3.000. address,

HENRY M. FIELD,

Box 2330, ,

NEW-YORK.

“The Ablest and Best * * of American Religious Periodicals.”The Nation, N. Y.

THE GREAT FAMILY WEEKLY.

The Christian Union,

An Unsectarian, Independent Journal, devoted to Religion, Morals, Reform, News, Literature, Music, Household Matters, Science, Art, Agriculture, Trade, Finance, eto. Having Serial Tales, Choice Poems, Puzzles and Stories for the Little Folks,

eto.-Contributions from well-known eminent Writers.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Editor.

In religious matters, THE CHRISTIAN UNION is Evangelical and Unsectarian ; in political affairs, independent and outspoken. It contains the best and most readable articles to be obtained, and both short and serial tales from the foremost favorites; its contributors are men and women well known and eagerly read, taken from all Christian denominations, and from every group of brilliant literary workers in America and England, with correspondents in many parts of the world. It is

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The Largest Circulation in the World of its class, and therefore can afford to employ the best literary talent; and this year the paper will be made better than ever. It is a FAMILY JOURNAL for the whole house hold, young and old-father, mother, boys and girls, young men and young women -all find material of interest from week to week.

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Since the accession of Rey. DR. TALMAGE as editor of this paper, its growth has been steady and most satisfactory. An Evangelical, non-sectarian, and non-sectional journal was much needed in our land. THE CHRISTIAN AT WORK has filled this place, and no greater assurance of its acceptability is required than the fact that during the past twelve months, in the most depressing financial period known to this generation, we have taken over twenty thousand subscribers.

T. DE WITT TALMAGE has been editor in fact, as well as in name, and not a week has passed that his editorials and sermons, or other contributions from his versatile pen,

have not appeared in this paper.

THE CORPS OF CONTRIBUTORS includes the best and most enjoyable writers in this country. To each subscriber is presented a novel, unique, and beautiful premium, a

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Box 5105, New York. OF THE GREAT AMERICAN RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR

FAMILY NEWSPAPER,

THE

NEW YORK

YORK OBSERVER.

FIFTY-TWO YEARS completed! And completed without a change in name, principles, plans, purposes or pledgeswith the original prospectus of 1823 as the pledge and promise of the future! The fact proves that the foundation was well laid on those eternal principles of TRUTH, which alone can stand amid the wreck of error and false philosophy.

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