ld not be well to arrange for a school commission.
The second event was an invitation from the Legislature that Mr. Brooks deliver an address before them on schools.
Hear his own words on this:—
One evening in January, 1837, I was sitting reading to my family when a letter was brought me from the friends of education in the Massachusetts Legislature, asking me to lecture on my hobby subject.
I was electrified with joy. The whole heavens, to my eyes, seemed now filled with rainbows.
January 18 came, and the hall of the House of Representatives was perfectly full.
I gave an account of the Prussian system, and they asked if I would lecture again.
I consented, and the next evening endeavored to show how far the Prussian system could be safely adopted in the United States.
Old Colony Memorial newspaper, October 4, 1845.
The Halifax convention voted to adopt a petition to the Legislature which Mr. Brooks drew up, and which the chairman and secretary signed, praying for a tea