Fisher, George

The instructor, or, american young man's best companion

Containing spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetic, in an easier way than any yet published. Instructions to write variety of hands, with copies. How to write letters on business or friendship; forms of deeds, bands, bills of sale, powers of attorney, indentures, receipts, wills, leases, releases, &c. Also, merchants accounts, and a short and easy method of shop and book-keeping; with a description of the product, counties, and market-towns in England and Wales, &c. Together with the method of measuirng carpenters, joiners, sawyers, bricklayers, plasterers, plumbers, masons, glasiers, and painters work. How to undertake each work, and at what price; the rates of each commodity, and the common wages of journeymen, with the description of Gunter's line, and Coggeshall's sliding-rule. Likewise, the practical gauger made easy; the art of dialling, and how to erect and fix dials; with instructions for dying, colouring, and making colours; and some general observations for gardening every month in the year. To which are added, the family's best companion; with instructions for making linen. How to pickle and preserve. To make divers sorts of wine; and many excellent plasters, and medicines, necessary in all families. And a compendium of geography and astronomy. Containing a brief description of the different parts of the arth, and a survey of the celestial bodies. Also, serveral very useful tables
ThomasWorcester, Mass.1794
The instructor, or, american young man's best companion