ucational methods to the end that all children in this Commonwealth, who depend upon common schools for instruction, may have the best education which those schools can be made to impart. establishing the Board of Education was signed by Governor Edward Everett, and now Horace Mann comes into the story of the movement, for he was appointed secretary for the board.
This appointment was unexpected to him and to others, for Mr. Brooks and others who knew and appreciated what James G. Carter had by in the University of the City of New York.
His brilliant work in aid of the educational cause was well known, and that alone should have secured him the appointment, but in addition, he had the endorsement of four such men as Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Josiah Quincy and John Quincy Adams.
On receiving the appointment, he prepared to close his labors in Hingham, and the pastorate was terminated January 1, 1839, after eighteen years of service.
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