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LETTERS ASKING FAVORS.

General Directions, -Letter Requesting the Loan of a

Book,-Reply Granting the Favor,-Requesting

the Loan of Money,—Answer Refusing the Re-

quest, – Requesting a Letter of Introduction, -

Reply Granting the Request,-Requesting the Loan
of an Opera-Glass,—Answer Refusing the Request,

– Requesting the Loan of a Pistol,—Reply Grant-

ing the Request, • • • • •

LETTERS ACCOMPANYING CIFTS.

General Directions - Letter Accompanying a Be.

trothal Gift of a Ring,-Reply to the Foregoing,-

Letter Accompanying Photographs, - - 105

Answer to the Foregoing,-Accompanying a Book

Sent by the Author,—Answer to the Foregoing. -

Accompanying a Bouquet of Flowers to a Lady,-

Answer to the Foregoing -Accompanying a Birth-

day Gift, -Answer to the Foregoing, --Accompany-

ing a Donation to a Clergyman,—Answer to the

Foregoing, -Accompanying a Gift to a Superin-

tendent upon Retirement,-Answer to the Fore-

going, . . . . . . 106

LETTERS OF FRIENDSHIP AND RELATIONSHIP,

General Directions, . . . . . 107

Letter from a Husband, Absent on Business, to his

· Wife,-From a Young Lady to a Schoolmate just

Married,-From a Young Girl, at Boarding-School,

to her Mother, - - - -

Answer of the Mother,–From an Absent Wife to

her Husband,—Answer to the Foregoing—From a

Servant in the City, to her Parents in the Country,

-The Mother's Reply, -Letter from a Father Re-

monstrating with his Son,

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The Son's Reply,-From a Married Man to a Friend

about to Marry,-From a Young Man Who Has

Recently Entered College, — Descriptive Letter

From a Young Man at the “Old Home,” to his

Parents in the West, - - - -

Descriptive Letter from a Young Lady Visiting Chi-

cago, to her Parents in the East, - -

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Reply,-A Lover's Good-Bye Before Starting on a

Journey,—Reply to the Foregoing,—Letter Asking

an Introduction Through a Mutual Friend, -Reply,

-Letter of Introduction,-To the Father of the

Lady, - - - - - -

Favorable Reply,-Unfavorable Reply,-Reply Dis-

carding a Young Man that Uses Tobacco, -Letter

to an Entire Stranger,-Unfavorable Reply,
Reply More Favorable,-A Personal Advertisement

in a Morning Paper, -Remarks, with Advice Con-

cerning Answers to “Personals,”—The Reply, .

Personal Advertisement, — A Gentleman Makes a

Frank Acknowledgment, Gushing with Sentiment,

and Running Over with Poetry, - - -

Favorable Reply, -- From a Gentleman Confessing

Change of Sentiment, — Reply to a Young Man

Addicted to Intemperance,

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One Way of Breaking the Ice, -An Offer of Marriage,

-Favorable Reply,-Letter from a Young Man,

Who Proposes Marriage and Emigration,-Reply,

WEDDING CARDS AND INVITATIONS.

General Directions,-Wedding Cards,-Specimens of

Cards, . - - - - -

Invitations to the Wedding,—General Directions -

Form of Note of Invitation, with Monogram,
“At Home" Cards after the Bridal Tour,--Card of

invitation to the Wedding at the Bride's Residence,
-Form of Invitation to the Marriage Ceremony in
Church, -Note of Invitation and an “At Home"

Card Combined, - - - - -
Illustration of Wedding Cards, with Tie in the Cen-

ter, - Illustration of Cards Fastened Together with
a Ribbon at the Top,-Note of Invitation to the
Marriage Reception, — Note of Invitation to the
Reception at the Residence of the Parents of the
Bride, the Marriage Ceremony Having Been Pre-
viously Performed at Church, - - -

WEDDING CEREMONIES.
General Remarks, . . - .
Marriage License, — The Law of Different States Con-

cerning the Age at which Parties can Legally Marry,

The Ceremony,-Form of Marriage, - Form of Ad.

dress to the Husband,—To the Wife,—To Both-

Short Form of Marriage,-Marriage Certificate, .

MARRIAGE NOTICES.

General Directions in Preparing them for the News-

papers,-Examples of Marriage Notices,—Married,

INVITATIONS TO RECEPTIONS.

Various Forms of Invitation to Receptions, Parties,

and Balls, . . . . . .

FAMILY RECORDS.

General Suggestions,— The Biography of Children, -
Condensed Form of Keeping the Record, .

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FUNERAL NOTICE.

MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES.

Joint Note,— Note Payable in Installments,- Judg-

Gold, Silver, and Other Weddings,— At What Time.. ment Note,- Note in Missouri,- Note Payable in
Comes the Cotton Wedding, -- The Paper, – The

Merchandise, – Due Bills,-Form of Guarantee,
Leather - The Wooden,- The Woolen,- The Tin,

Abstract of State Laws, Giving Rate of Interest,

- The Silk,- The Crystal,- The China, The Sil-

Penalty for Usury, and Limitation of Actions, - 183

ver,-- The Pearl,- The Ruby, The Golden, and

the Diamond Weddings,– Form of Note of Invita-

INTEREST TABLES.

tion to the Silk Wedding, - - - - 132 | How to Compute Interest at Any Rate per Cent., • 184-185

Invitation to the Crystal Wedding - Invitation to the

China Wedding,-- Invitation to the Silver Wed-

BANK FORMS.

ding,– Invitation to the Golden Wedding, . 133 | Importance of Keeping a Bank Account,– Deposit

Ticket,—The Pass-Book, - -

NOTES OF INVITATION TO PARTIES.

Form of a Check-Book,

General Directions,-Written Note of Invitation to

Bills of Exchange,-Set of Foreign Bills of Exchange,

an Intimate Friend,

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- Drafts, - - .

Invitation to a Lawn Soiree, Invitation to an Even-

Form of a Bank Draft --Sight Drast,—Time Draft, -
ing Party,-- Answer Declining the Invitation,-

Acceptance,—Days of Grace, . . .
Invitation to a Dinner Party,-Answer Accepting
the Invitation, - Answer Declining the Invitation,-

BOOKKEEPING.

Invitation to a Halloween Party,- Invitation to an

Rules, Directions and Forms for Keeping Books of

Evening Party, Dancing and Refreshments Speci-

Account, . . . . . . 190

fied,

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ORDERS.

Familiar Invitation to a Wedding,- Answer Accept-

For Money, - For Merchandise,-For Merchandise,

ing, -- Answer Declining the Invitation,- Party for

not Exceeding in Value a Certain Specified Sum,

a Young Lady,- Invitation to a Picnic,- Invitation

-For Goods Stored, .

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to a Ball,- Invitation to a Festival,

RECEIPTS.

For Money on Account,-In Full of All Demands,

General Remarks, .

In Full of All Accounts,-For Money Advanced on

Contract,-For Rent,--For a Note,-For a Note of

VISITING AND ADDRESS CARDS.

Another Person, - - - - - 192

General Directions,- Husband's Card,– Wise's Card,

-- Daughter's Card, -Address, Wedding, Auto-

BILLS OF PURCHASE.

graph and Business Cards, . .

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Forms of Bills of Purchase,,Bill of Goods Paid and

Receipted, -Bill of Goods Payable by Note in

SELECTIONS FOR THE ALBUM.

Thirty Days - - - -

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Prose and Poetic Gems from the best Authors, Selected

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.

for Use When Writing in Albums, -

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General Definition,- Common Form of Agreement,

LAWS OF ETIQUETTE.

Article of Agreement for Warranty Deed,-Agreement

What to Say and How to Do,- Pleasant Words and

with Clerk for Services, -Agreement for Building a

Agreeable Manners, - -

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House, - . - - - .. 195

Etiquette of Introductions, - Salutations - Shopping,

Agreement for Sale and Delivery of Personal Property,

- Making Calls -- Conversation,– New Year's Call-

ing,-Balls,-Dinner Parties,— Visiting, -- Parties --

BILLS OF SALE.

Courtship and Marriage,-- Weddings, -- Traveling,

General Definition, - Common Form of Bill of Sale, 196

- Horseback Riding,-Funerals,- Carriage-Riding,

Bill of Sale of Personal Property, - - . 197

-- At Church, - In the Home, - At School, --On

BONDS.

the Street, — Among Neighbors,— Rules of the
Toilet,

. . 141-178 | General Definition,-- Common Form of Bond,-Bond

of the Cashier of a Bank, .

COMMERCIAL FORMS.

Bond to a Corporation, . . . . 198

Definition of Commercial Terms --Promissory Notes, 179

The Law Relating to Promissory Notes, -Negotiable

MORTCACES.

Notes, . . - - - - - 180 General Definition,-Form of a Chattel Mortgage,

Form of Note for Pennsylvania and New Jersey,-

Remarks,- Real Estate Mortgage to Secure Payment

Note not Negotiable,-.Note of Two or More Per-

of Money, -

sons,-Note on Demand, - - - - 181 Proxy . . . . . . 200

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DEEDS.

The Laws of Different States Relating to Deeds,-

Form of Warranty Deed, with Covenants,

Quit-Claim Deed, -Long Form of Quit-Claim Deed, -

with Homestead Waiver, . -

Release,

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| Attachment of Goods,—The Trial, Attaching the

Body,-Form of Capias,-Form of Bond for Capias,
200 - Form of Special Bail,— Who is Exempt from

Arrest - Suing the Garnishee,-Levying upon Real

Estate,-Appealing to Higher Courts, .

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How Soon the Debt may be Collected,-Expense of

Lawsuits,- Collecting Large Amounts,—The Laws

of Different States,

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POWER OF ATTORNEY.

General Form of Power of Attorney,-Letter of Sub.

stitution Appended to Power of Attorney,-- General

Power of Attorney to Collect Debts,- Letter of

Revocation,

LANDLORD AND TENANT.

The Law Relating to Leasing Property, - -
Short Form of a Lease for a House,-Lease of a

Dwelling for a Term of Years, with Covenant not

to sublet,-Lease of Farm and Buildings thereon,

Landlord's Agreement,—Tenant's Agreement,- No-

tice to Quit,—Tenant's Notice of Leaving,

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IMPORTANT FACTS.

CALLS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS.

Name, Place of Residence, Age, When Elected, Forms of Wording in Calling Public Meetings,–
Length of Time in Office, etc., of the Presidents of

Forms of Headings,- Examples,-“ Den ocratic

the United States,--Height of Monuments, Towers,

Rally,”__ “School Meeting,”_"Old Settlers' Re-

etc.,— Capacity of Large Rooms,- Periods of Di.

union," _ “Firemen's Review,”—“Woman Suffrage
gestion, --Origin of Plants, Quantity of Seed to

Convention,”—“Hot for Horse Thieves,"_“Rail-
Plant a Garden, - - - - - 229 road Meeting," - - - - .

“ Fourth of July,”—“Shall We Have an Agricultural
POPULATION OF CITIES.

Fair ? ”_ “Eight Hour Meeting,”—“Temperance

Population of the Principal Cities of the World, -

Convention,"_“ Vermonters, Attention!”

The Population of All the Principal Cities in the

United States, at the Last Census, Compared with

RESOLUTIONS.

the Census of Ten Years Before, . . .

230 Forms of Resolutions Appropriate for Many Occa-

sions, -

UNITED STATES PUBLIC DEBT.

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Expenditures and Public Debt of the United States

PETITIONS.

Each Year, from the First Report to the Present

Time,

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General Suggestions,— Petitions to a City Council,

For Opening a Street, - Remonstrating Against a

IMPORTANT FACTS FOR REFERENCE.

Nuisance,- Asking for a Policeman,- Petitions to

the State Legislature, – Petition from Farmers

Number of Men from each State who went to the war,

Asking for the Extermination of the Canada

- Number of Men called for,— Strength of the

Thistle,-Petition from Farmers, Relative to Stock

Army,-- Strength of Ice,- Number of Electors and

Running at Large,-Petition to the Governor, Ask-

Congressional Representatives that each State is

ing for the Pardon of a Criminal, - - - 252

Entitled to,- Education of the Presidents of the

United States, – Time of Fast Trotters - Where we

PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS.

get Coal, - - - - - - 232

BOARD AND INSURANCE TABLES.

General Suggestions Concerning Arrangements,-

Fourth of July,- Calling a Meeting to Learn the
Tables Showing the Cost of Board per Day,— Tables

Feeling of the People, - . . .
Showing Proportionate Cost of Insurance at Short

Appointment of the Necessary Officers and Commit

Rates,

- . 233 tees to Make the Celebration a Success, - Public

Dinners,— Picnics and Festivals, - . - 254

"GIVEN" NAMES OF PEOPLE.

Given Names of Men and Women, in Ordinary Use, 236

TOASTS AND SENTIMENTS.

Examples,- For a Christmas Dinner - For a Thanks-

DISTANCES, EXPECTATION OF LIFE., Etc.

giving Festival,— For the Fourth of July,-- For a

Distances from New York to the Principal Cities of

Wooden Wedding,– For the Tin Wedding, - For

the World, - Expectation of Life,- Influence of the

the Crystal Wedding - For the Silver Wedding,--

Moon on the Growth of Plants, .

- 237 For the Golden Wedding, ·

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FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES.

PUBLIC MEETINGS.

Latin Words and Phrases,– French Words and

How to Call, Organize, and Conduct Public Assem-

Phrases, with Pronunciation,

blies - General Directions Relating to the Prelim-

Spanish Words and Phrases,- Italian Words and

inary Steps to be Taken, in order to Call a Public

Phrases, - - - - - - 239

Meeting -- Form of Call for a Meeting, . .

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LIST OF MODERN ABBREVIATIONS.

Selection of a Chairman,--Appointment of a Secre-

tary,-Order of Business-Committee on Resolu-

Abbreviations Alphabetically Arranged for Use in

tions, . .

Writing, - - - 240-241-242-243-244-245 | Adjournment, -- The Secretary's Report, - Govern-

ment of Conventions,

CONSTITUTIONS AND BY-LAWS.

General Directions Relating to Drafting Constitu-

PARLIAMENTARY RULES.

tions, .

- 246 / Rules of Order in Conducting Public Meetings,

Form of Constitutions, By-Laws, and Order of Exer-

260-261-262-263-264-265

cises when Conducting a Meeting, - - - 247 |

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Trochaic Verse, —Examples,—Anapestic Verse,-Ex-

amples, . . . . . .

Dactylic Verse, — Examples,— Other Kinds of Poetic

Feet,-Poetical Pauses, - - -

Varieties of Poetry, - Epic, — Dramatic, — Lyric, —

Elegiac, Pastoral, and Didactic Poetry,-Kinds of

Poems - Odes,— Pæans,— Ballads, . .
Epigrams,-Sonnets,- Cantatas, — Charades, — Can-

zonets, — Epitaphs, — Satires, — Parodies, — Pro-
logues,- Epilogues,—Impromptus,-Acrostics, -

VOCABULARY OF RHYMES.

The Poet's Assistant in Making Rhyme, being a Com-
plete Collection of all Words that Rhyme,

SELECTIONS FROM THE POETS.

Examples of Beautiful Poems,—“ Eternal Justice," by

Charles Mackay, - - -

“Hereafter,”—“ The Planting of the Apple-Tree,” by

Wm. C. Bryant, - - -

“Cleon and I,” by Charles Mackay, — “Hannah

Jane," by Petroleum V. Nasby, - . .

“The Motherless Turkeys,” by Marian Douglas, ..

“Betsy and I are Out,” by Will M. Carleton,

“How Betsy and I Made Up,” by Will M. Carleton,

“ Weighing the Baby," by Ethel Lynn,—" The Old

Oaken Bucket,” by Samuel Woodworth,—“On the

Other Side," - - -

“ Maud Muller," by John G. Whittier,

“Rock Me to Sleep, Mother," by Florence Percy,–

“Katie Lee and Willie Gray," .

“Never Again,”—“If I Should Die To-Night,” .

“The Lost Steamship,” by Fitz-James O'Brien,-

“There Is No Such Thing as Death,"

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“The Vagabonds,” by J. T. Trowbridge, - -

“Two Little Pairs,”—“Which Shall It Be?” .

“ The Little Boy That Died,” by Joshua D. Robin-

son,-“ Heaven by Littles," - - .

“There 's But One Pair of Stockings to Mend To.

Night,"__"Absence," by Frances Anne Kemble,

“Elegy Written in a Country Church - Yard," by

Thomas Gray - - - - -

“You and I,”—“Little Feet,” by Florence Percy, ..

" The Wants of Man,” by John Quincy Adams, .

“The Evening Bells," by Thomas Moore, -

Words for Parting,” by Mary Clemmer Ames,-

“The Sculptor Boy," - - - -

“ The Closing Scene,” by Thomas Buchanan Read, -

"Love Lightens Labor,” .

“Birth-Spot Memories,” by George D. Prentice,–

“Oh! Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud ?”

“Roll-Call,”—“Over the Hill from the Poor-House,”

by Will M. Carleton,

“A Message,” by Eben E. Rexford,—“Changes," -

“We Parted in Silence,” by Mrs. Crawford,

“Rain on the Roof,” by Coates Kinney,—“Over the

River,” by Nancy Amelia Priest, • .

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