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OF THE BIBLE
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
GEORGE B. CHEEVER, D.D.
ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS,
No. 285 BROADWAY.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS,
In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.
THOMAS B. SMITH, 216 William St., N. Y.
PRINTED BY E. O. JENKINS, 114 Nassan St.
THE argument in these pages was constructed with special reference to some labored and plausible endeavors to commend to the Christian community the banishment of the Bible and religious instruction from our Common Schools. These endeavors are made with reference to the demands of a portion of the leaders of a particular sect, and for a temporary purpose; it is the priests of Romanism, and not the common people, nor their children, who would break up our common school system for sectarian purposes, and shut out the light and influence of the Word of God.
It ought never to be forgotten that we are laying the foundations of many generations. Our schoolsystem, and the principles on which we ground it, or by which we alter it, must not be contemplated through the eye-glasses of a present short-sighted