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Noah Webster was born 10/16/1758.  A lawyer, 1st to promote American English as opposed to British (removing “que” replacing it with “ck” in words like check).  His first dictionary was published in January 1806, sold for 30 cents and sold 5000 copies in 9 months.  His 1828 is a classic – SHOULD BE OWNED BY HOME SCHOOLERS.  He died 5/28/1843


Webster quotes:

“He only can be esteemed really and permanently happy, who enjoys peace of mind in the favor of God.”

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.”

“The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society; the best book for regulating the temporal [secular] concerns of men.”

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