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Public Examination of the Pupils of Miss Palaché's Academy.


It has been justly and truly stated, that no greater blessing can be conferred on a community, than that which results from a well-grounded course of religious and moral education, for in no point does it present itself to us with a deeper interest, in no way does it recommend itself more strongly to cultivated minds. These principles were demonstrated in the highest degree, in the examination of the pupils which was held yesterday, at the school-room in Crosby Street, under the kind permission of the Directors of that Synagogue, before a numerous and highly respectable auditory, selected from the several congregations of this city, among whom we noticed the Rev. Mr. Lyons and the Rev. Mr. Isaacs, who were most prominent in superintending the examinations of the various classes.

The scholars, we believe, exceeded forty-five in number, consisting of both sexes, a large proportion being females. The exercises commenced about ten o'clock, and continued until one, throughout the whole of which time they underwent the utmost scrutiny in every branch of their various studies, and afforded the highest gratification, not only to their parents, but to their friends and the audience generally.

The division into classes of the pupils was precisely the same as that of last year, and the improvement and efficiency of all, as well in the Hebrew as in their English studies, was manifested in a pre-eminent degree, and fully confirmed the anticipations of the last year, of their early proficiency in every branch of their education. We cannot, however, refrain from observing how deeply penetrated we felt, at the promptitude displayed in answering the questions which were propounded to them in Scripture generally, as also in geography, arithmetic, ciphering, reading, spelling, &c.

If it be, as it must be, a source of gratification to the talented and deserving ladies who conduct this invaluable institution, to know that their labours have secured for them the confidence and esteem of every individual present on this occasion, we unhesitatingly tell them they have deservedly so; and it is indeed a happiness for us to notify to our co-religionists the declared sentiments of many highly respectable parents at once to confide the training up of their children to the conductresses of this seminary.

The want of such an establishment for the elevation and advancement of children of the Hebrew community we know has been long felt; and after the sterling proofs which have been furnished by the recipients of this institution, we do hope that parents will at once avail themselves thereof, by placing their offspring under the charge of such highly talented and respectable ladies.

The Council of Ten.

New York, 3d. June, 1844.