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BEING AN IMPROVEMENT
AMERICAN SPELLING BOOK,
BY NOAH WEBSTER.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF
By Nathan Guilford.
BY N. & G. GUILFORD, CINCINNATI, W. W. WORSLEY,
Stereotyped at the Cincinnati Type Foundery,
DISTRICT OF OHIO, SCT.
E it remembered, that on the 30th day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, Nathan Guilford, of the said District hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit:
"The Western Spelling Book, being an improvement of the American Spelling Book,by Noah Webster, Designed for the use of common Schools. By Nathan Guilford."
In right whereof he claims as proprietor, In conformity with the act of Congress entitled, An act to amend tho several acts respecting Copy-rights."
[L. S.] Attest,
Clerk of the District of Ohio.
THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
In the English language there are twenty-six letters, which are divided into vowels and consonants. A vowel is a simple sound of itself.
The vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y. A consonant has no sound, except when united to a Yowel.
The consonants are b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, 1, 8, 1, 0, x, z, and sometimes w, and y.
The characters used in the key to the following work correspond with those used by WALKER in his Dic tionary, and are denoted by the figures 1, 2, 3,4,5, &c. placed over the vowels.