HORACE MANN, THE MALIGNER OF THE DEAD. [caption title] The Common school journal of April, 1848, edited by Mr. Mann, contains an article of more than nine pages on the life and character of the late David Perkins Page. Mr. Mann had no such intimacy with Mr. Page as to justify him in writing his obituary. ... [First line]. Matthew Hale Smith.

HORACE MANN, THE MALIGNER OF THE DEAD. [caption title] The Common school journal of April, 1848, edited by Mr. Mann, contains an article of more than nine pages on the life and character of the late David Perkins Page. Mr. Mann had no such intimacy with Mr. Page as to justify him in writing his obituary. ... [First line].

[Boston?]: np, 1848. Broadside. 23.5 x 25.5 cm. Text in three columns with notes beneath. The author of the piece while arguing Mann had maligned Page in the Journal seems in comments to have a religious axe to grind with Mann. In the next edition of the Journal someone who read this broadside declared Page did say the things attributed to him. It seems, given the fact Mann thought a speech Parker gave to be so good he published six thousand copies for distribution to teachers in Massachusetts and also recommended him for the first normal school in New York at Albany he would hardly be a maligner of Page who also contributed to Mann's Common School Journal. OCLC notes two copies AAS and MHS. A note written in ink on the verso states: 'Horace Mann and Matthew Hale Smith, 1847.' That the notation seems to attribute this to Smith and several other pamphlets written in a similar fashion would lead us to concur, such as "Sequel to the so called correspondence between the Rev. M. H. Smith and Horace Mann, surreptitiously published by Mr. Smith; containing a letter from Mr. Mann, suppressed by Mr. Smith, with the reply therein promised." Item #66144

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