CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE MALE ADULT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA, INSTITUTED JUNE 3, 1816.
Philadelphia: Printed for the Institution, by Anderson & Meehan, 1817. 12mo. 12pp. Disbound without wraps, else Very Good.
The Association sought to educate young men privately; its evening classes suggest that many of its students were in the work force. Evidently free public education was not introduced in Pennsylvania until 1818; and that was for the education of indigent children only.
Officers and members of the Association are listed on page 2. Hugh De Haven, Jun., was President. The Association's purpose was to instruct "adult males, in reading, writing, and arithmetic; and to incite them to the study of the Holy Scriptures." Maximum number of Association members was thirty; expulsion was permitted "for unchristian behaviour, by the concurrence of two-thirds of the Association." The Association would sponsor schools, and hire teachers, for classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.
AI 41336 [1- DLC]. Not in Sabin. OCLC records only facsimiles [as of November 2012]. Item #29558