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vision for the dissemination of that knowledge, which we are
taught to believe is as essential to our public welfare as it is con-
ducive to our private advantage. We are happy to answer in
the negative. The imporiance of education seems to be deeply
impressed on the minds of the Baltimoreans: of which fact no
better proof can be demanded than that which is afforded by the
numerous literary and scientific institutions which find liberal en-
couragement among us. The number of private schools in Balti-
more is between fifty and sixty; in some of which the higher
branches of learning are successfully taught. Of the public and
free schools we have thought it best to present a view in the fol-
lowing manner:

Public school, Male No. 1, corner Green and Fayette streets,
160 pupils, teacher John McJilton.

No. 2, corner Fleet and Market, Fell's Point, 136 pupils, teacher
Mr. Robinson.

No. 3, Aisquith, near Pitt street, 88 pupils, teacher Mr. Carter.

No. 4, 130 pupils, teacher Mr. Conolly.

Female No. 1, corner Green and Fayette, 65 pupils, teacher
Miss McDermot.

No. 2, corner Fleet and Market, 68 pupils, teacher Miss
McConkey.

No. 3, 35 pupils, teacher Mrs. Ross.

No. 4, 73 pupils, teacher Mrs. King.

McKim's Free School, Aisquith and East Baltimore Streets.

Roman Catholic School, Saratoga and North streets.

Roman Catholic, Mulberry near Park, 52 pupils, teacher Miss
Rivers.

Methodist Free School, Male, near Calvert street spring, 150
pupils, teacher Mr. Bassford.

St. Peter's, Episcopalian, Green near Baltimore, 181 pupils,
teacher Mr. Kemp.

Oliver Hibernian, Free School, North near Saratoga, Catholic,
180 pupils, teacher Wm. Gibson.

African Free School, corner North and Saratoga, Episcopa-
lian, 60 pupils, teacher Mr. Livingston.

The children educated in the different Sunday schools, attached
to the various religious denominations in the city, amount to
about 3,500 boys, and 2,200 girls.

Newspapers.—The daily newspapers in Baltimore are six in
number, namely. The American, published by Dobbin, Murphy
& Bose, S. Gay near Baltimore streets; the Chronicle, by Nelson
Poe, North Gay, near Fayette street. The Gazette, by William
Gwynn, St. Paul's, near Baltimore street; the Patriot, by Isaac
Monroe, North, near Baltimore street; the Republican, by Sa-
muel Harker, South Gay, near Water street, and the Transcript
by Skinner & Tenney, corner Gay and Baltimore streets.

The weekly publications are as follow: the Athenaeum and
Visiter, by Arthur & Cox, South Gay, near Water street; the

 

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