regationalists, Baptists, and Methodists.
One sentence from the report must suffice: It seemed deeply impressed on many minds that Sabbath-schools were to be the means of renovating the church, of reforming society, of saving the world.
Hingham Gazette, April 15, 1836.
By the autumn of 1836 Brooks had had enough experience in the presentation of his subject to enable him to formulate a definite plan of campaign, and that this plan was successful the sequel shows.
The changes of the laolony 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 teachers' seminary in Plymouth County.
Hingham Gazette, February 24, 1837. This petition sets forth at length the arguments Brooks used in his lectures, and it is worth a careful study.
Two months later, in April, 1837, the act
Acts of 1837, Chap.
241. An Act relating to Common Schools.