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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

SEVENTH CONVENTION

AMERICAN INSTRUCTORS

OF THE

DEAF AND DUMB;

HELD AT THE INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB,

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.,

August 24th, 25th and 26th, 1870.

INDIANAPOLIS:
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PROCEEDINGS.

FIRST DAY.

Wednesday, August 24, 1870. The Convention assembled at 10 o'clock A. M., preparatory to organization, when Rev. Collins STONE, Principal of the American Asylum, Hartford, Conn., called the meeting to order and said:

As a member of the Committee appointed by the Conference of Principals, held in 1868, I will read the Circular calling this convention:

INSTITUTION FOR THE INSTRUCTION ).
OF THE DEAF AND DUMB,

NEW YORK, April 15, 1870.
At the National Conference of Principals of Institutions for the
Deaf and Dumb, held at Washington, May 12–16, 1868, the follow-
ing resolution was adopted, (Proceedings, p. 149):

"Resolved, That in the opinion of this conference, there should be held, from time to time, General Conventions of all persons engaged in the Education of the Deaf and Dumb; and that Mr. I. L. PEET, of New York, Dr. JOSEPH H. JOHNSTON, of Alabama, Rev. COLLINS STONE, of Connecticut, Dr. H. W. MILLIGAN, of Wisconsin, and W. O. CONNER, of Georgia, be appointed a committee to make arrangements for such a Convention, either in the year 1869 or 1870, and to issue a call for the same, inviting all teachers of deaf mutes and principals and trustees of institutions to assemble, without regard to the method or system they may use in their labors.”

This committee have received from Rev. Thos. Mac INTIRE, Principal of the Indiana Institution, a letter from which the following is an extract:

"At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of this Institution, held this day (April 7th), the following action was had with reference to the proposed meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf and Dumb:

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of this Institution, in view of the near approach of the time for the assembling of the National Convention of Instructors of the Deaf and Dumb, and believing that Indianapolis would be a most central, convenient, and suitable

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