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petent authorities as to the condition of teachers and schools at this time. The first is James G. Carter, whose work will be later spoken of. In a paper, The Schools of Massachusetts in 1824, by James Gordon Carter. Old South Leaflets, No. 135. published in 1824, he described the teachers of the primary summer schools as possessed of very moderate attainments, for they were often very youvious instruction in their appropriate duties. You wonder how such teachers were appointed, and Carter explains. He says, No standard of attainments is fixed at which these female teachers must arriout above all others in the early years of the educational revival, that is, prior to 1837, James G. Carter of Lancaster, Massachusetts. A Harvard graduate of 1820, a teacher by profession, a clear,as unexpected to him and to others, for Mr. Brooks and others who knew and appreciated what James G. Carter had been doing for fourteen years, advocated his appointment. It is thought that Edmund Dw