From Joseph Delaplaine
Philadelphia 11 Octobr 1820
An elementary book for the use of schools,3 new in its design & arrangement, will be issued from the press by the same author, in a fee [sic] months; at which time I shall have the pleasure of sending to you a copy. With very high regard, I am, dear sir, your very obed. St,
RC (DLC). Addressed by Delaplaine to JM. Docketed by JM.
1. Charles Mead was the principal of the Franklin Academy of Philadelphia (Albert Picket and John W. Picket, The Academician, Containing the Elements of Scholastic Science and the Outlines of Philosophic Education [New York, 1820], 143).
2. Charles Mead, Mississippian Scenery; A Poem, Descriptive of the Interior of North America (Philadelphia, 1819; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 48656).
3. Charles Mead, The School Exercise, Containing a Course of Lessons, in Which the Various Branches of Education are Introduced as Subjects for Reading in Schools (Philadelphia, 1820). An extract of JM to Delaplaine, 12 Feb. 1822, was included among the “recommendations” in the second edition of this work (Philadelphia, 1823; Shoemaker 13275).