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THE

YOUNG DEBATER

AND

CHAIRMAN'S ASSISTANT,

CONTAINING

INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO FORM AND CONDUCT SOCIETIES, CLUBS,
AND OTHER ORGANIZED ASSOCIATIONS. ALSO, FULL
RULES OF ORDER FOR THE GOVERNMENT

OF THEIR BUSINESS AND DEBATES.

TOGETHER WITH COMPLETE DIRECTIONS

HOW TO COMPOSE RESOLUTIONS, REPORTS,

AND PETITIONS ;

AND TEE

BEST WAY TO MANAGE PUBLIC MEETINGS, CELE.

BRATIONS, DINNERS, AND PIC-NICS.

BY AN

EX-MEMBER OF THE PHILADELPHIA BAR.

NEW YORK:
DICK & FITZGERALD, PUBLISHERS.

COLLEGE

1 LIBRARY

493

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1869,

By DICK & FITZGERALD, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

PREFACE.

THE want of a work which should indicate the correct mode of proceeding in business of a public nature, has been long felt. Several manuals of order, based upon the rules of Parliament or our own Congress, have been published, and these had merit in either a greater or lesser degree ; but they did not go far enough. Many intelligent persons, fully competent to transact ordinary business in an effective manner, feel highly embarrassed when called on to take part in a public meeting, prepare petitions, resolutions, and similar semi-official documents, draw up a constitution for a society, or express their views on some public occasion. Their embarrassment arises principally from the want of preliminary knowledge in regard to such things. It struck the compiler, therefore, that a manual which should give the rudiments of the required knowledge in a clear way, with directions how to apply the rules practically-would be secure of a general and steady sale.

On referring to the work, it will be seen that we essay to teach less by example, than by an explanation of the

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