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(4) The town of Rome has a state tax of $2200. Her polls are 368, and each pays $1.25; and her total inventory is $72000. What part will the polls pay, and what will each inventoried dollar pay? Ans. Poll tax $460; and the dollar pays $0.025, nearly:.

: PUNCTUATION-LESSON 13.

Application of the Period. The Period is used at the close of a sentence, and after abbreviations.

Rule. When a sentence is complete, and not connected in construction with what follows it, it is marked with a period.

Thus: The absence of evil, is a real good. Content is not the portion of mortals. Fear God. Honour the aged.

OBS. The Period is inserted after initials and abbreviations,

Thus: M. S. Manuscript; P. S. Postscript; N. B. Notabene; 0. S. Old Style; N. S. New Style; A. M. Forenoon; P. M. Afternoon; N. Y. New-York; Phila. Jan'y. 13, A. D. 1828. Aug't. Oct. Nov. Dec. Rev. Doc. Dr. Cr. Philip III. King of Spain. Geo. IV. King of G. B. St. Mathew, &c.

USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS. In writing, Capital Letters are used in the following cases.

1. The first word of every book, chapter, note, or other piece of writing.

2. The first word after a period; and also, an independent interrogation and exclamation.

3. The names and appellations used for Deity.

4. Proper names of persons, places, streets, rivers, mountains, &c.

5. Adjectives from the names of nations, as Englishman, Frenchman, &c.

6. The first word of a quotation; also, after an example. 7. Every noun and principal word in the title of a book. 8. The first word of every line in poetry. 9. The pronoun, I, and the interjection, 0.

• SPELLING.--LESSON 14. Words of two syllables; Accent on the second; Vowels graze. ar cade dr-kāde ar rear dr-rēre' cor rupt kòr-rūpt' ar gute àr-gūte' car tel kàr-těl for bear for-barer ar rack àr-răk' cor rect kor-rēkt' har angue hår-răng' ar raign àr-rāne' cor rode kòr-rõde' or dain dr-dāne' ar range år-ranje'

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