I want to say a word or two to you and Mr. Nichols, about the interests of a society which I have considerably on my heart and conscience. It is the one called the ‘Publishing Fund,’ whose object is to furnish wholesome religious, moral, and improving reading of all kinds to the poor, cheaper than they now get fanatical or depraving reading. For this purpose a fund has been raised, . . . . on which we mean regularly to trade at a very small profit, getting our printing done as cheaply as possible, and making everybody else work almost for charity's sake . . . . Think of this good work, then, and come over into Macedonia and help us.Upon his father's death he was chosen to succeed him in the Primary School Board, and continued a member of it for three years, giving much time and thought to its duties, moved as well by his own strong interest in the subject of education, as by respect to his father's memory. From this animated, but regular and quiet winter life, Mr.Ticknor and Mrs. Ticknor turned, as the summer came, to the pleasant
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