From the Hon. William S. Ross, Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania, of the 13th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Luzerne and Columbia.

Senate Chamber, Harrisburg, April 22d, 1846.

Dear Sir: - I have carefully perused your excellent little work, entitled Rules of Order, and most cheerfully bear my testimony to its general accuracy and correctness. It is a highly useful work to all those who desire to make themselves acquainted with the rules which govern deliberative bodies, and, I trust, will receive that generous patronage from the public which it so richly merits.

Yours with respect.

Wm. S. Ross. Benj. Matthias, Esq.

From the Hon. Daniel L. Sherwood, of the 11th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Bradford and Tioga, late Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Senate Chamber, Harrisburg, April 21st, 1846.

Dear Sir: - I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of your excellent little book, entitled "A Manual for conducting business in Town and,Ward Meetings, Societies, Boards of Directors," etc. etc.

It will be a valuable acquisition to the library of all who partake in public meetings, deliberative bodies, etc.

Accept my thanks for the copy sent me, and believe me very respectfully, yours, Daniel L. Sherwood.

Benj. Matthias, Esq.

Recommendations

From the Hon. J. B. Sterigere, of the 3d Senatorial District, composed of the county of Montgomery, formerly Speaker of the Senate.

Senate Chamber, April 11th, 1846.

Dear Sir: - I have carefully examined your Manual for conducting business in meetings and societies. It contains a compendium of the rules and principles of Parliamentary practice - well and clearly arranged - sufficiently extensive for the purpose for which it is designed - and much useful and interesting information, but little known, relating to the manner in which business is transacted in our national and state councils. Such a work is much needed and must prove very acceptable to persons who have not time to bestow on larger works on the same subject. No person who is in the habit of attending public meetings or societies, should be without a copy of your Manual.

Nothing so much conduces to the respectability and dignity of a meeting as a regular, orderly, and methodical mode of conducting business. Business cannot be conducted in this manner by officers who are unacquainted with parliamentary proceedings. Such frequently bring a meeting into disorder and confusion and discredit. All officers should be well versed in such rules, and it is almost equally important that the members of the meeting or society, should be conversant with such rules. I take great pleasure in recommending your valuable little work to the favorable consideration of the public.

I am very truly yours, J. B. Sterigere.

Benjamin Matthias, Esq.

From Members of the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Senate Chamber, Harrisburg, April 18th, 1846.

We have examined the "Manual for conducting business in Town and Ward Meetings, Societies, Boards of Marv-agers, Directors and other deliberative bodies," prepared by Mr. Matthias, and have great pleasure in commending it to public favor as a correct and valuable work.

A. Herr Smith, George Rahn, Jeff. K. Heckman, Henry Chapman, Wm. A. Crabb, John Foulkrod, O. P. Cornman, Chas. Gibbons, William B1gler, W H. Dimmick, Thos. Carson, W. Williamson, Charles C. Sullivan, Geo. Darsie, J. Wagenseller, John Morrison, Jos. F. Quay, Charles A. Black, H. L. Benner.

Recommendations

From the Hon. James D. Dunlap, Senator from the 27th Senatorial District, composed of the county of Erie.

Senate Chamber, Harrisburg, April 21st, 1846.

Dear Sir: - I have given an examination to the work of which you are the author, entitled "Rules of Order," being "a Manual for conducting business in Town and Ward Meetings, Societies, Boards of Directors, and Managers, and other deliberative bodies, based upon the Rules of the Pennsylvania Legislature."

I take much pleasure in saying that I believe it to be a work of great merit - well calculated to aid any gentleman who may be called upon to preside over any deliberative body, or who may in any way have occasion to take a part in any public meeting. Such a work as this has long been needed, and ought to be generally circulated, that we might have a uniform standard of rules for public meetings, general throughout our country; and the public will be under a very great obligation to you for preparing the work for their benefit.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

James D. Dunlap

Benjamin Matthias, Esq.

From the Hon. John P. Sanderson, of the 7th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Lancaster and Lebanon.

Senate Chamber.

Harrisburg, April 18th, 1846.

Dear Sir : - I have examined your work, entitled "Rules of Order," and take great pleasure in recommending it to the public, as a most valuable and useful guide to those who are in the habit of attending public meetings, and are desirous of taking an active and efficient part in their proceedings. It is in truth what it professes to be - " A Manual for conducting business in Town and Ward Meetings, So-cietiesj Boards of Directors and Managers, and other Deliberative Bodies." A work of the kind has long been needed, and, I have no doubt it will receive that liberal patronage from the public which its merits and usefulness deserve.

J. P. Sanderson

Benjamin Matthias, Esq.

Recommendations

From the Clerk and Assistant Clerk of the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Senate Chamber, Harrisburg, April 6th, 1846.

I have examined a "Manual for conducting business in Town and Ward Meetings, Societies," etc, prepared by Mr. Matthias, and take great pleasure in recommending it as a correct, useful, and valuable work.

E. S. Goodrich, Clerk of Senate.