It is evident that he recognized the importance of having a thorough preparation for the campaign, for in addition to his other studies, he corresponded with Victor Cousin, whom he had met upon his European journey.
Cousin's work on the Prussian system of normal schools had already been translated into English, and was meeting wy N. H. Julius, M. D., of Hamburg, a corresponding member of the society.
Published by order of the society, Philadelphia, 1835.
The well-known-and since Mr. Cousin published his interesting report-far-famed Prussian system of national education went properly into practice in the year 1819, and has three fundamental principwe the particular form which normal schools took, and he did very much toward preparing the public mind to look with favor on the new system.
From his friend, Victor Cousin, the first scholar of France, he obtained reports and documents, and encouraging words which were to him the pabulum vitae; for in this phase of the enterprise