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EEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY,
Any inhabitant of the town of Dedham, above the age of fourteen years, known to the officers of the Library as a proper person to enjoy its privileges, or recommended by some responsible citizen, may take from the Library one volume at a time, in accordance with these rules.
Every person entitled to borrow books from the Library will, on application, receive from the Librarian a printed card, having spaces for the catalogue numbers of the books desired, and for the entry of the date on which books are taken and returned; and this card must always be presented on obtaining any book, and also upon the return of any book. A register of all persons entering their names for the purpose of borrowing books, shall
be kept in the Library, the residence of each individual ... and the loan number being inserted against the name.
Borrowers of books must give immediate notice to the T.ibrarian of any change of residence. The registered holder is in all cases responsible for books drawn by means of his card, by whomsoever presented. No person shall lend either his Library card, or any book belonging to the library, to any one not a member
of the same household ; and a card, if lost, cannot be - replaced till after seven days' notice of the loss has been given to the Librarian.
No book shall be kept out more than fourteen days, and new books shall not be kept out more than seven days. Fourteen-day books may be renewed for seven days. No book shall be taken out by the person returning it, or by any member of the same household, until after one full library day from its return.
Any person keeping a book beyond the time allowed, shall pay a fine of two cents for each day of such detention, and if, after notice from the Librarian to return such book, he neglects so to do, he shall pay the expense of sending for the book.
A COMPLETE Account OF ALL THE WORK NEC Ess ARY TO BE
KITCHEN.GARDEN, 9 PLEASURE-GROUND,
For EveRY MoMTH IN THE YEAR ;
BF it remembered, That on the twenty eighth Day of January, n the thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States
of America, A. D. 1806. Bernard M*Mahon, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office, the Title of a Book the Right whereof he claims as Author, in the words follwing, to wit:
“The American Gardener's Calendar; adapted to the Climates
“ and seasons of the United States. Containing a complete
Clerk of the district of Pennsylvania.
PREFACE. / 12.
THE general utility of HoRT1culture, or the Art of improving every kind of soil; of producing a plentiful supply of wholesome vegetables and fruits, so necessary to health in all countries, especially in warm climates; of cultivating the various plants designed by INFINITE GooDNEss, to minister to the comforts of aniInal life, by correcting the divers maladies to which it is subject by nature, and still more so, in the human race, by intemperance; of raising many articles of luxury and commerce, as well as materials for ornamenting the whole face of the country; is too obvious, to render any arguments necessary in favour of an attempt to facilitate the general acquisition of that useful branch of knowledge; but more especially, in a country which has not yet made that rapid progress in Gardening, ornamental planting, and fanciful rural designs, which might naturally be expected from an intelligent, happy and independent people, possessed so universally of landed property, unoppressed by taxation or tithes, and blest with consequent comfort and affluence. The neglect in these respects is, no doubt, to be attributed to variu0s causes, among the most prominent of which, is the necessity of having reference for information on those subjects, to works published in foreign countries, and adapted to climates, by no means according with ours, either in the temperature or course of the seasons, and in numerous instances, differing materially in modes of culture, from those rendered necessary here, by the peculiarities of our climates, soils and situations. And however excellent and useful these works are in the regions to which they are adapted, they tend to mislead and disappoint the young American Horticulturist, instead of affording him that correct, judicious and suitable instruction, the happy result of which would give impulse to his perseWel’ance. To obviate this necessity, as much as in my power, and to contribute my mite to the welfare of my fellow-citizens, and to the general improvement of the country, I have undertaken this work, and arranged the matter according to the seasons of the year; that the reader may have an easy reference to the particular busi