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BUSIUN:
WM. CROSBY AND H. P. NICHOLS.

CINCINNATI:
TRUEMAN & SPOFFORD.

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BOSTON:
WM. CROSBY AND H. P. NICHOLS.

CINCINNATI:
TRUEMAN & SPOFFORD.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

STEPHEN H. PERKINS,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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The Sims og Mh. Charles W. Fountington, ofte Glen 7 1857, Pui? July 20,

1854

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CONTENTS.

SKETCHES OF THE LIFE OF J. H. PERKINS.

1. Youth. 1810-1831.
Parentage and Birth, 1. Childhood in Boston and Brookline, 2.
Lancaster, 4. Sports, 7. School, Mr. S. P. Miles, 13. Exeter and
Round-Hill, 15. Authorship, — My Aunt Esther, The Nashua, The
Young Soldier, My Old Felt Hat, 19. Literature, 27. Nahant, 29.
Mercantile Life, 30. Spiritual Struggles, 31. Voyage to England,
35. London, Fanny Kemble, &c., 43. The West Indies, Slavery,
&c., 46. Return and “Stepping Westward,” 56.

II. MANHOOD. — 1832 - 1849.
Cincinnati, 58. Law Studies, 59. Society, 60. Correspondence,
61. The Emigrant's Lesson, 72. Inward Conflicts, 73. Betrothal
and Correspondence, 74. Marriage, 85. Withdrawal from the Law,
87. Editorship, 89. Rules of Study, 92. Life at Pomeroy, 97. Lit-
erary Plans and Horticulture, 106. A Morning Walk, 108. Social
Position and Influence, 110. Ministry at Large, 113. Liberality, 120.
Prison Reforms, 124. Christian Statesmanship, 134. Washington,
135. Agrarianism, 136. Dangers of the West, 146. Prospects of the
West, Christian Republicanism, 153. Masses and Individuals, 160.
Associations, a Vital Form of Social Action, 165. Free Institutions,
172. Representatives and Constituents, 180. Socialism, 182. Anti-
slavery, 189. Education, Public Schools, 208. Cincinnati College
and Cincinnati Observatory, 210. Private School, 211. Female Edu-
cation, 221. Young Men's Mercantile Library Association, 242.
Historical Societies of Cincinnati and Ohio, and Historical Writings,
243. Æsthetics, Powers, 245. Poetry, 253. Public Lectures, 254
The Preacher, 255. Views of Religion, 272. Relations with the
First Congregational Society, 276. Union of Christians, 278. Plan
of a Christian Society, 291. Home Life, 296. Character and Influ-
ence, 303. Death and Testimonials of Friends, 306 - 320.

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