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IN ILLINOIS TO 1860
PAUL E. BELTING
The author is under obligations to Dr. Paul Monroe for suggesting the subject investigated and the interpretation of facts as well as a critical reading of the manuscript; to Dr. W. H. Kilpatrick for helpful suggestions; to Dr. M. R. Trabue for a careful reading of the entire manuscript; to Dr. I. L. Kandel for helpful criticism; and to his wife for assistance in the preparation of the material.
The author is especially indebted to the county clerks of the older Illinois counties for permitting the use of old records; to the New York Public Library for the use of documentary material; to the Mercantile Library in St. Louis for the use of the J. M. Peck collection of newspapers; to Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber and her assistants of the Illinois State Historical Library for kindness and courtesy shown in making available all the resources of the State Historical Library; and to the Illinois Historical Society for the publication of the dissertation.
P. E. B.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL IN
PART I-THE ACADEMY.
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