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1897,
BY THOS. E. HILL.

Entered according to Act of Congross, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six,

By THOMAS E. HILL,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, by

THOMAS. E. HILL,
In the ofice of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

sentered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, by

THOMAS. E. HILL,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two, by

THOMAS E. HILL,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-one, by

THOMAS E. HILL,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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PREFACE.

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ONG before its inception, the vital necessity of a book of this character had been apparent

to the author. The desire for a ready means of access to practical and useful kr.owledge had frequently been expressed by the more learned. On the other hand, many who had been unable, in early life, to secure a thorough education, and whose surroundings had

prevented them from acquiring a perfect understanding of business transactions and the laws of good society, were especially eager to obtain a volume containing reliable information in an easily accessible form.

Although confronted by the fact that such an undertaking would involve an enormous amount of labor and expense, the author determined to construct a work that would fulfill all the requirements of a self-educator and ready reference book. Over twenty years of unceasing research were devoted to the task of collecting the necessary material. Then, with the assistance of eminent specialists, the volume was completed and given to the world.

The first edition met with so cordial a reception that it was soon exhausted Subsequent editions followed until nearly half a million copies had been sold. Thousands of dollars have been spent in keeping the work abreast of the times, and The New REVISED HILL's Manual is a complete revision, with special regard to current usages and modern improvements.

The aim of this work has been to present, in a simple but comprehensive manner, topics of practical utility and universal interest, arranged for easy reference and adapted to the use of everyone.

THE New REVISED Hill's MANUAL is an authentic guide to social and business forms in vogue at the present time. It is a practical work, dealing only with the facts and questions of every day life a library of useful knowledge condensed in one volume. The book actually embodies the same course of instruction that is found in the leading commercial colleges of the country, teaching penmanship, shorthand, bookkeeping, and the correct use of language. It embraces a complete summary of business and legal forms, together with a comprehensive exposition of the rules of etiquette and the observances of public ceremonies. The portions devoted to statistical, historical, financial, political and miscellaneous data are especially elaborate. In this connection attention is called to the fact that under the subject of mining, the Alaskan gold fields are interestingly described—a proof of its completeness as a popular modern educatnr.

CHICAGO, 1898.

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HILL'S MANUAL, first issued in 1873, though very complete at first, has been from time to time enlarged.
The following are now the principal divisions of the work, each being quite fully treated, and several

of them appropriately illustrated with instructive engravings.

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