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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT.
District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the first day of December, A. D. 1829, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Gray & Bowen, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :
"The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1830, comprising a Calendar for the Year; Astronomical Information ; Miscellaneous Directions, Hints, and Remarks; and Statistical and other Particulars respecting Foreign Countries and the United States.-Vol. I.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled • An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
JNO. W. DAVIS,
E. W. METCALF AND COMPANY,
Printers to the University.
to Foreign Countries, since the
2. Money expended by the Unit-
The main object of this work is utility. It has been the aim of its conductors to collect within the smallest compass the greatest amount of useful and practical information on those topics, in which the community is generally interested. The work is divided into Five Parts, and its plan and purposes will best be seen by a brief analysis of each of these.
The First PART is devoted to the Calendar, embracing, in addition to the particulars usually inserted in Almanacs, a large mass of important facts in relation to the celestial movements, and tables for nautical and astronomical purposes. The Eclipses and Occultations have been calculated with extraordinary care, and much valuable information will be found connected with the subject of Tides. The Tide Table is followed by a table of the Latitude and Longitude of the principal places in the United States. To suit the calendar pages to every part of the Union, the rising and setting of the Sun and Moon have been calculated for some of the chief cities in different parts. A column in each month is also devoted to useful remarks, and another to remarkable events. Further explanations of this part of the work will be found prefixed to the Calendar.
The Second PART contains information, communicated in a simple and intelligible form, respecting the celestial changes and most common astronomical appearances. An account of Almanacs is followed by an explanation of the division of time into Days, Weeks, Months, and Years; the Holydays of the Church; the variety of the Seasons; the Signs of the Zodiac ; Astrology; the Moon's Phases, and Eclipses ; Tides ; Spots on the Sun; the Rotation of the Planets; the Orbits of the Planets; and much information on other kindred topics, designed to elucidate and adapt them to the understanding of persons of all degrees of knowledge.
In PART THIRD are contained miscellaneous articles and directions of general usefulness; a selection from Washington's Agricultural Notes and Journal; Franklin's Poor Richard