An Address Delivered October 5, 1842, at the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Union Hall, Jamaica, Long Island, By James De Peyster Ogden, A Trustee and Former Student of the Academy.
Ogden, James De Peyster

Jamaica Long Island New York: Charles S. Watrous, 1842. 19 pages; commemorating the founding of this institution, created after the Revolutionary War; the founders felt deeply about the intertwining of liberty and dissemination of learning: (they) "...well knew the inestimable value of education; they were well aware that popular rights can never be deemed secure without popular instruction, and that without the diffusion of knowledge the blessings of liberty can neither be fully enjoyed, nor long preserved...Youth readily imbibes the spirit of freedom...Education is the best safeguard against the efforts of the designing demagogue..."; Lacks front cover of paper wraps; side-sewn, some darkening to paper; still, well-printed in letterpress by Watrous, good impression; good condition, good material on the history of higher education on Long Island. Good S (Item ID: 13139)


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