Faculty minutes

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Transactions of the Faculty of Franklin College.


Aug 15th 1822


May 13th 1836

Jas. P. Waddel

Jas P W clerk


Monday Evening, Aug. 19th 1822.
The Faculty in Session appointed James P. Waddel their clerk
vice, Dr. James Tinsley lately resigned.


Aug. 17th 1822

The Faculty examined James C. Terrill for admission into the
Sophomore Class & his examination was sustained.


Aug. 28th 1822

James Nicholson was, upon examination admitted to the
Sophomore Class on Condition of his making up his deficiences in

Aug. 31st 1822

Fowler Holt was examined & admitted into the Sophomore Class
on the same conditions as was Nicholson.

Aug. 30th 1822

Robert Brown was admitted to the standing which he held when
he left the last Freshman Class.

(2) Sept. 3rd 1822

By the Faculty in Session, "Resolved, that All those students
who sleep out of the College Edifice, be required to attend the
morning, as well as the other recitations of their respective
classes; Extreme Cases only excepted & those by application to
the Faculty. Att. Jas P Waddel Clk.

Sept. 13th 1822

By the Faculty in Session Resolved, That in future the bell for
Recitation shall be rung five minutes before the Recitations
Commence, and no Student whether residing in town or college shall
leave his room before that bell ring.

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk.

Sept. 23rd 1822

Faculty in session on Examination admitted Paul Eve to a full
& Peter C. Harris Benning Moore & Isaac Walker to a probationary
(on Arithmetic) standing in the Freshman Class.

(3) Sept. 26th 1822
By the Faculty in Session. Whereas Thomas Sullivan a member
of the Sophomore Class in Franklin College, has, upon his own
confession, been convicted of violating the second section of the
sixth chapter of College Law. Therefore Resolved that the said
Thomas, be, and he is hereby publickly expelled from this institution.
And whereas Joseph Ware had also upon his own confession been
convicted of having been out of his room at an unlawful hour of the
night, and also of associating with improper company--both crimes
against the strict letter of college discipline. Therefore resolved
that he the s'd Joseph be fined in the sum of five dollars & be
subjected to a publick admonition from the Praes.

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk.


By the Faculty Oct. 1st 1822.

Whereas Thomas N. Beall a member of the Senior Class, has
been guilty of a most flagrant act of contumacy in wilfully disobeying
& insulting an officer of College--therefore Resolved that
he the said Thomas be fined in the sum of five dollars.

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk,


(4) November 30th 1822

On Examination Messrs Oliver Wylie & John L. Kennedy were
admitted to the Junior & Mr. Joseph M. Shillman to the Freshman

Monday Dec. 2nd, 1822

In Session of the Faculty, those who were probationed at the
last examination were examined & their examination sustained,
exceptis James Screven & Augustus P. Clayton absent.

Augustus Owen was on examination admitted to the Freshman
Class, & George Matthews a youth of very doubtful character was
admitted to the same on probation as to behaviour, with a warning
that he should be dismissed so soon as he manifested any signs of

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk..


December 9th 1822

Jesse Brinckley was admitted to the Freshman class.
Afternoon. By the Faculty. Resolved--that the President
write to "the Guardian of Thomas Sullivan, informing him of the
expulsion of his Protege from Franklin College.

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk


(5) Decr 10th 1822
Quintilian Skrine was admitted to the Freshman Class,
probationed on Greek.

Mr. James C. Patterson, a newly appointed Tutor, assumed the
instruction of the Freshman Class second Section and James P.
Waddel was transferred to the second section of the Sophomore.

Att. Jas P Waddel Clk.

Decr 20th 1822
A petition was presented from the students of Franklin
College praying remission from Collegiate duties during the
ensuing Xmas holiday which was granted with the proviso that they
must be found in their rooms every night after the ringing of the
evening bell.

Att. Jas P Waddel clk.

Decr 30th 1822
In Session. Present All the Faculty.
Whereas, It has been made known to us that Wm N Wm E & Isaac
Walker Wylie P. Clark Robert & Thomas Ware, Benjn & Richard Morely
& Phoedrus Rutherford have been guilty severally of a palpable
breach of the 7th Sect. Chap. 10th of College laws as also of
going full in the face of authority by shooting during the late
Xmas holidays. Therefor
Resolved unanimously (turn over)

(6) That the aforesaid Wm. N, Wm E, & Isaac Walker with Wylie P.
Clark, Robert Ware & Benj. Morely be fined in the sum of five
dollars, Each, & that Phoedrus Rutherford, Thomas Ware & Richard
Morely be fined in the sum of two dollars & fifty cents each, & that
they severally & publickly be admonished by the Praes.
Att. Jas P Waddel Clk,


Jany 8th 1823

The Faculty convened by the request of the President who laid
before them two Certificates, one from Dr. James Tinsley, the other
from the Senior Class in Franklin College as also a letter, from
Dr. A. Watkins of Augusta, to the Praes. and after considerig the
same the Faculty ca.me to the following resolution.

Whereas the standing of Claiborne A. Watkins given him in the
last Circular, was made out not from his last examination, or from
the studies of the last term alone, but from these & the examination
in August, & from the studies of the preceding term; and whereas two
members of the then existing Faculty (one of whom was Dr. Tinsley
himself) but who are now unconnected with the college, assented to
the standing assigned him in August which standing together with
that assigned him after the last examination, constitute the basis
upon which the Faculty foimded their opinion as contained in the

Circular, and whereas it is well known that almost any
student may at any time, obtain from his fellow
students certificates similar to that given
by the Senior Class, in order to screen a
delinquente classmate from the displeasure of his friends. Thereforee
Resolved unanimously by the Faculty That it is not consistent
with their duty, nor does justice require them to alter the standing
assigned to C. A. Watkins in their last Circular.

And further, Resolved that a copy of the foregoing be transmitted
to Dr. Watkins.
Att. A Church Sec pro tem.


Jany 22nd 1823

The Faculty took up the case of George Matthews a member of
the Freshman Class (see page 4th [3]) and it appearing that he has
not adhered to the conditions imposed upon him but has wilfully
violated them in more than one instance, and it being evident that
his character is not such as can be tolerated by the officers of
this institution, Resolved therefore that said George Matthews be
privately dismissed from Franklin College.

N. B. Geo Matthews was arraigned for general misconduct, more
especially in the Refectory.
Att. Jas P Waddel Clk

(8) January 23rd 1823
The Faculty met at the request of the Praes. when Mr. Robert
Walker, late a member of the Senior Class & who left College in
December last without permission, presented himself before the
Faculty, and requested to be readmitted to his standing in said
class. Whereupon--Resolved, That Robert T. Walker be readmitted to
his standing in the Senior Class upon the following Conditions.
That he make a public acknowledgement of his Error in
leaving College without permission from the Praes.--promise in
future a strict obedience to the laws of College & recieve a public
admonition from the Praes.
2nd That he be ccnsidered as a probationer until examined
upon the studies to which his class attended during the last Session,
and upon which he was not examined at the close of said session, in
Consequence of absence from College.
Att. Jas P Waddel

February 14th 1823

Whereas John G. Rutherford, James C. Martin David Beck,
Micajah W. Thweatt & Jesse L. Brinckley, did on the 6th inst. in
violation of College Laws, attend a Ball or Dancing party at
L.A. Erwins
Resolved. That they be each fined one dollar & that they be assured by the

(9) Praes. that a similar violation in future will
not be treated with the same lenity. And also
that the Faculty do not consider the permission
granted to some of those students on that
evening to be absent from College as the slightest apology foreattending said party

Att. Jas P Waddel.

Franklin College, Feby 26th 1823
The Faculty in session with regret and pain are at length
convinced that a number of the Students in this College have been
engaged in the pernicious practice of Card-playing. And this
regret & this pain is heightened when they find among this number
some of whom they had hoped better things--some whose conduct &
standing have ever been such, as to entitle them to the highest
confidence & esteem of the Faculty.

We beleive that every reflecting member of College, must be convinced
of the pernicious consequences ever resulting from gambling;
and particularly the destructive consequences which must inevitably
result to a.ny institution of learning in which this practice is
permitted to exist. Cardplaying is always the precursor to

gambling. To the young and thoughtless it is often a fascinating
amusement, calculated to divert the mind from that sober and steady
application to study, which alone can ensure an honourable proficiency

(lO) in the acquisition of knowledge. But were this the only evil to be
deplored, we might reflect with much less horrour upon the practice.
But No! in almost every instance the youth who freely indulges in
this practice for amusement, at length finds or thinks himself an
adept and then is tempted to engage in the criminal the destructive
trade of the gambler, whose life is a life of injustice & vice, and
whose end is almost universally marked by the just indignation of a
Righteous Providence. No parent or guardian therefore would permit
their sons or wards, to enter an institution where they might learn
only that which would render thera a disgrace to themselves & friends
and a nuisance to Society.

The laws of College are express upon this subject; and the
Faculty have it in their power to inflict the most exemplary punishment.
But they wish nothing more than the good of the Institution,
and the honour of those committed to their care.
And whereas they have this day recieved a respectful petition
from the great majority of the members of College, pledging themselves,
that so far as is in their power, the practice (if hereafter
attempted) shall be put-down, the Faculty have come to the following
resolution, which is as mild a punishment as they beleive is in their
power to inflict upon those who have been guilty of this violation of
the Laws.

That Kinchen L. Haralson, James C.

(11) Terrill, William N. Walker, John M. Gardner &
Richard H. Meriwether, be admonished by the
Praes. that the Faculty view with the utmost
disapprobation their violation of the Laws, &
that they severally be considered uponeprobation until the first day of May next.


Whereas it has been manifested to us from testimony as well as
from Confession, that David Beck, a student of the Senior Class
bas wilfully violated & transgressed the Laws of College by
playing at the unlawful game of Cards, and whereas the said David
did, without permission, leave College some months since, & was
again restored to his class, on promise of future obedience to the
Laws which promise has been violated not only in the instance above
specified, but also by attending a Ball or Dancing party a few
weeks since at Mr. Leander A. Ervin's Therefore, resolved.
That the aforesaid, David Beck, be publickly admonished by the
Praes.--that he be put on probation until next Commencement & that
during this time either negligence or remissness in his attendance
on the duties of College or a wilful violation of any of the Laws,
shall & will be considered a sufficient growid for his immediate
suspension or dismission & also that his parents or guardian recieve
a copy of this resolution with explanatory documents.

(12) And Wherease
It has been made known
to us that Jesse L. Brinkley, a student of the
Sophomore Class, has been for some time past in the habit of
playing at Cards, and that not merely for amusement but also for
money, and that his room has been frequently occupied and as it were
set apart for a Gambling room, and that the s'd Jesse has been
guilty of the most direct, flagrant & wilful false-hoods in
denying the existence of these facts. and

Whereas he was of late arraigned for transgressing the Laws in
attending a dancing party at Mr. L. A. Erwin's, and was pardoned on
condition of his future obedience and as he has been grossly
deficient in his attendance on the duties of College, all which
clearly manifest that his continuance in College will neither be
beneficial to himself or the institution, but the rather of injury to
both Wherefore


That the said Jesse be and he hereby is dismissed from this
Institution, & that he be required to remove his person & effects
forthwith from the College Edifice under pain of Expulsion.

Jas P Waddel

(13) Also & farther ResolvedeThat the Faculty in consideration
of the petition this dayereceived assure the students that they
consider them under sacred
obligations to use their influence & exertions to have this practice
immediately & totally discontinued; & that should any hereafter be
detected in violating the Laws in this respect they shall be
immediately dismissed or expelled.
True transcript
Att. Jas P Waddel Clerk.

Monday, March 3rd, 1823

George Graves was on examination admitted to the Sophomore Class.

Tuesday April 1st 1823

*Marshall Wellborn was admitted to the Sophomore Class on
probation for the whole of Algebra.

Monday April 7th 1823

*James Saunders was on trial admitted to the same standing as
the above on the same conditions.

(14) April 17th, 1823
By the Faculty,
Resolved. That in consequence of the late dissolution of
the Steward's Hall, no student shall lea-ve his Room in the morning
for Breakfast until the ringing of the recreation bell, and everJ
student shall be in his room at or immediately after the ringing of
the Evening bell, and that being detained for supper shall not be
considered as an apology for, absence, and that a delinquency in
either of the above cases shall be punished for the first offense
by fine, and for the second by dismission. and further
The punishment for violating that resolution of the beard
of Trustees which says "no student shall board at any of the Public
Houses in Town" shall be dismission for the first offence.
Jas P Waddel Clk.

June 2nd 1823
Hampden Carter, Albert Browning, John Cowles, Eben Wiley were
admitted to the Freshman Class. Abraham Dale was also admitted to
the Junior Class.
Jas P Waddel Clk.

(15) June 13 1823
By the Faculty

Whereas John Clark has upon his own Confession been convicted of
highly improper conduct in violently assaulting and maiming a negro
without provocation, during the last vacation and at an unlawful
hour of the night, and whereas the said Clark with John Scott,

Robert Ware, & Thomas Ware, nave upon the same grounds been convicted
of cruel and barbarous treatment to a poor deranged negro man, on
Sunday the first of the month of June as well as of the term, and that
during Morning serYice in the Chapel from which they were illegally
absent, and whereas the said Clark was detected in several instances
of prevarication-


Resolved that the President do at the next convocation of
the students in the Chapel, publicly reprehend and admonish said
Clark, Causing him to stand in the middle of the aisle, and that
he admonish said Scott, R. & T. Ware in their several places,

warning them of their malpractices, and putting them on probation for
their good behaviour till next Commencement.

Jas P Waddel Clk

(16) July 8th 1823
On examination William Payne was admitted to the Freshman class.

June 27th 1823
By the Faculty

Whereas much time is wasted and much inconvenience
sustained from the tardiness of the students in attending Morning


That hereafter the first bell be rung twenty minutes before
sunrise, and that at sunrise the bell be tolled six minutes at the
expiration of which the bills shall be called, and the monitors are
required to note down those who are tardy as well as the absent and

Further resolved.

That on Saturday & Sunday mornings the first bell shall be
rung at sunrise, and that one hour after the bell be rung for six
minutes, at which hour the students shall assemble for morning

(17) First term 1823-24
Session (1) Aug 14th 1823

Faculty met, present Pres. Waddel Prof. Church, & Tutors,
Waddel, Davis & Patterson. When on motion of Mr. Church

That that the Faculty meet evecy Tuesday evening immediately
after prayers, and that at each meeting the record of their preceedings
shall be read by the secretary, and no other meeting shall
be held except when the Praes shall consider that the good of the
College requires a meeting sooner than the regular one of which each
member of the Faculty shall be regularly notified, & farther

That it is inconsistent for any member of the Faculty to
publish or make known any of its proceedings except when required by
those who may be interested, & that in no instance shall any member
make known what are his own or the sentiments of any members upon
any business which may have been before the Faculty, except that in
any case when two members may request it shall have the privelege
of entering their protest against any vote which protest shall be
written and read before the Faculty and then recorded in ye
secretary's book by the member making the protest, & farther

(18) farther resolved
That on Tuesday evenings there shall be no declamations.
Faculty adjnd.

Aug. 15th 1823
Mr. H. H. Means of So. Carolina was conditionally admitted to
the junior class.

Aug. 18th
Thomas Early was admitted a member of the Sophomore Class, as
was also Joel Mathews to the Freshman.

In att. Jas P Waddel

(2) Aug 23rd 1823

The Faculty met by request of the President; when Phoedrus
Rutherford, a member of the Junior Class was called, and being
accused of having treated one of the Faculty with disrespect &
contempt, which accusation he acknowledged to be just, and as this
is not the first offence of the same kind of which he has been
guilty, & as his attention to the duties of College for the last year
has been very irregular it is beleived by the Faculty that his
farther continua.nee in Franklin College, will be productive of no
benifit to himself or interest to the institution. Therefore

(l9) By the Faculty,

That Phoedrus Rutherford be directed to withdraw himself
from Franklin College and that he be requested, by the President on
Monday next to remove himself from the College Edifice, and that if
this resolution be not complied with that he be immediately
expelled. Also,

That the President immediately notify the Father of Phoedrus
Rutherford of the foregoing resolution by transmitting him a copy
of the same.

And furthermore Resolved.

That whereas Joseph M. Shehnan, James W. M. Berricio, &
Albert Browning were found at the same time & Place & were more
partially engaged in making a disturbance thereby acting contrary to
law in being out of their several rooms at an unlawful hour. The
Faculty do adjudge that the said Joseph James & Albert be publickly
admonished by the President & be fined severally in the sum of two

Att. Jas P Waddel.

(3) Aug 26th 1823
On adjournment the Faculty met, when on motion of Mr. Davis

resolved that hereafter the calling of the College rolls be committed
to the Faculty, who shall each have a roll which they shall call in

Jas P Waddel

and farther resolved, That so much of the resolutions passed by the
Board of Trust as relates to the study of Greek by the Junior Class
be immediately complied with.eand farther resolved,
That Prof. Church be directed by the Faculty to procure the
Mathematical Instruments, for which an appropriation was made in
August 1822.
Adj'n'd Jas P Waddel

(4) Sept 2nd 1823.

Faculty met. James Jackson Esq. Professor of Chem. so
appeared and took his seat as a member of the Faculty.

The Faculty arranged some business of minor importance and

Adj'n'd Jas P Waddel

(5) Sept. 9th 1823.

The Faculty met. Joan Gardiner was reported by two members of
the Faculty, for using very profane language. After considering the
case the faculty determined that the said Gardiner be severely &
privately admonished by the President. & then adjourned.

And in the case of Jno. Crawford who has been grossly negligent

(21) the Faculty adopted the following resolution--at a subsequent
called meeting Sept 11th 1823.

In all Seminaries of learning a due respect and attention to the
laws & regulations by which such Seminaries are goverqed, is
indispensable on the part of every student. Nothing sooner retards
the improvement of a student, or produces more general disorder than
negligence & indifference in any individual in the performance of his
various Collegial duties. And as the Faculty have with regret
observed that Jno Crawford, a member of the Sophomore Class, has,
during the present as well as the past term of College omitted, in
repeated instances, to perform his duties as a student, with
sufficient punctuality, and has of late omitted to declaim
publicly in the Chapel, & as such neglect is (to say the least) very
disrespectful to wards the Faculty as a body. It is therefore
unanimously resolved by the Faculty in session that unless the
aforesaid Jno Crawford attend his duties as a student with
punctuality, & give strict heed to the laws of College, he can not
remain a member of this institution.

Att. Jas P Waddel.

(22) (6) Sept 16th 1822.
Faculty met. Joseph M. Shelman was reported as having been
absent from recitation, without having pretended to offer any
excuse but that he felt "Lazy." It was resolved that he be
privately admonished by the President.

John Gardiner, a member of the Sophomore Class, was called
before the Faculty, for having exhibited an insolence of manner and
a great reluctance to perform his several Collegiate duties of late.
It appeared,. that on Saturday last his declamation was deficient in
length, and was performed in such a manner as to be a burlesque upon
this important duty of a student. When asked why he had thus
conducted, he observed that "a part of the speech" (which he should
have spoken) was "of no account." He was then directed by his
instructor to prepare a proper piece for declamation and told that
he must declaim again on the following Monday, to which he answered
that he should "speak the same piece" that he had not "leisure to get
a speech during that time" although he had no collegiate duty to
perform during that period. He was informed that conversation before
the class was not permitted. He however still continued to talk. On
Monday it was several minutes before he would occupy the floor
although several times required to do it & while upon the stage he
used great exertions to create ridicule & confusion. On the same day
at evening recitation he was requested to leave the room, for
writing upon the seats of the same

(23) but it was some minutes before he would do it.
And it is believed that he would not then have
done it had he not been informed, that he
would be reported to the Faculty for
his refusal. He then answered "he beleived he would
do it" and left the room in a very insolent
Contemptuous manner. He acknowledgese
himself that there was nothing harsh in the manner or the language
of his instructor or which gave him offence at any of the aforementioned

And whereas his conduct has ever been very exceptionable during
the whole of his being a Student of this College, and since he was
convicted during the last winter term of gambling, & of false hood in
denying the same, as well in other instances, and as he was a few
days since reported for profanity, and as he has been generally very
indolent a.nd negligent in pursuing his studies, and as he has been
repeatedly admonished by the different members of the Faculty, and
has been lately told that unless he used great circumspection in his
behaviour that he would probably be dismissed for general bad
behaviour, and as he has not heeded these friendly admonitions but
appears incorrigible, it is deemed that his further continuance in
the institution would be worse tha.n useless to himself, and
pernicious to the College. Therefore by the Faculty unanimously
resolved that the aforesaid Jno Gardiner, be & he is hereby dismissed
from Franklin College & that he be required to remove his person and
effects from the college edifice on Saturday next on pain of

Att Jas P Waddel

(7) Sept. 22nd 1823.

James and William Harris on examination were admitted to the Junior
class, on condition that they making up deficiency in Geometry and
Algebra. Present the President & Professor Church.

(8) Sept. 23rd 1823.

Faculty met. Joseph Ware applied, through the President, for a
dismission from College accordingly an honourable dismission was
voted to him certifying his full standing in the Sophomore Class.

No more business

Faculty adjnd
Jas P Waddel

(9) Franklin College Nov 1st 1823.
By the Faculty in Session

Whereas, Thomae Early has been arraigned before the Faculty for
the unprovoked use of profane Language and being interrogated,
pleaded guilty, and being directed to await the decision of the
Faculty in some room near at hand instead of which he did leave the
College premises, & when wanted could not be found, wherefore

(25) That whereas Thomas Earley has been
Convicted, upon his owneconfession, of using
profane language, and as he has in his deportment
latterly, given strong symtoms of disaffection toward the College
and its interests, and moreover as he has not yet produced a
regular dismission from the institution of which he was a member
prior to his coming here, and as, added to all this, he has, this day
treated the Faculty with contempt and set at nought their express
injunction, be it determined by the Faculty, that the further
continuance of said Early, is deemed by them as not tending to
promote its interests, or to benefit himself and that he be and he
is hereby dismissed from Franklin College, and he be directed to
remove his person & effects from the College Edifice forthwith, on
pain of Expulsion.

Whereas, The laws of this institution do pointedly require that all
the Students be particularly careful to keep to their rooms after
the ringing of the evening bell; Whereas, they require each and evecy
of the Students to exhibit the most respectful deportment toward all
the officers of College, and as, contempt of official authority, is,
of all other improprieties the most subversive of good order and
consequently least to be tolerated in any institution and Whereas,

(26) Joseph Shilman, Albert Browning
and Richard Mosely, were discovered to
be absent from their rooms at an unreasonable
hour of night, and on being called upon, could
not render a sustainable excuse-but did in a very
insolent manner show the utmost disrespect to the Faculty
as a body--and by their impertinent replies did actually
cast reflections upon the officer , who had observed their
absence-and whereas the said Joseph had on a former
occasion evinced a spirit of disrespect to official authority,
and the said Albert did, in theehearing of an officer
make use of filthy language to a fellow student and the
said Richard had been observed to be absent fromehis room
frequently, during study hours in the day time, The Faculty
Therefore Resolve,
That the said Joseph, Albert & Richard be and are hereby
suspended for the remainder of the present term, to close the 20th,
November, 1823.

(27) Second term

1823 & 24
(Session 1st)

January 1st 1824
The Faculty met, all the regular members present.
The stated clerk, resigned his office and on ballotting for a
successor Mr. James C. Patterson was elected.

Professor James Jackson was elected to the office of
"inspector," under a regulation of the new Code of Laws passed by the
"Senatus Academicus" at their Sessions in Nov. last.

On motion of Mr. Davis, "Resolved that so much of the resolution
of June 23rd 1823 as relates to ringing the prayer bell on Saturday
& Sunday mornings be, and the same is hereby repealed.

The Faculty then took up the subject of recitations and recitation
hours when it was determined that the following for the present
should be the order at the same time agreeing that to Mr. Church
should be assigned the Logic Class in its season and to Prof. James
Jackson the class in 11Cicero de oratore."

(28) Senior Class
Morning Moral Philosophy 11 o'Clock
Afternoon Chemistrs; 4 o'Clock

Junior Class
Before Breakfast Logic Andrews'
Morning Natural Philosophy 11 o'Clock
Afternoon Mathematics 4 o'Clock

Sophomore Class
Before Breakfast Horace
Forenoon Mathematics 11 o'Clock
Ai'ternoon Greek 4 o'Clock

Freshman Class

Morning Ari tl:unetic Before Break.
Forenoon Zenophon 11 o'Clock
Afternoon Horace 4 o'Clock

(2) January 2nd, 1824

The following students viz. James Meriwether, William Reynolds
& Benjamin Morely who were unable to attend the last examination
were this day examined for the Sophomore class and sustained.

(29) Albert Browning & Richard Morely who were suspended on the
first Nov'r last were examined & sustained for the same Class.
Levi M. Crawford of the Freshman Class was examined &
readmitted to a full standing.
Augustus Owen who had been degraded at the last Commencement
was examined and sofar as his examination extended was sustained,
being warned however to prepare for a more full examination whenever
called upon.
Hugh Nesbitt applied for admission to the Freshman Class, and
his examination was sustained, being exhorted to diligence in making
up his deficiences.
Quod att.
Jas P Waddel

(30) Wednesday morning 6th, Jany 1824,
The Faculty met, and proceeded to the adjustment of the
exercises of the Senior class in forensic disputation and the
delivery of original orations and of the other Classes in Composition
& elocution*--and whereas, by the new code of laws enacted the
11th, Novr. 1823--it is left discretionary with the faculty at what
time & in what place these exrcises shall be performed--therefore
Resolved That the members of the Senior Class be required to
exercise in forensic disputation, before the President or faculty-once
every two months: & also to deliver in public each one an
original oration every two months alternating, so that no more than
one month shall intervene between each exercise--.

And further Resolved, That, in consequence of the brevity of
the present term, the faculty determine, that, it is proper that
there be but one disputation and only one public exhibition in this

And further Resolved,

That each member of the three lower classes in college be
required to read in the presence of his class and instructor once
every two weeks, an original composition--which immediately after
being read, shall be delivered up for criticism, this criticism to

be made either in presence of the class or of the author aj.one at the
discretion of the instructor.

No more business, the faclllty adjourned.

James C. Patterson

*was not considered till tuesday evening vide 31st page [26].

(31) Monday evening 11th, Jan'y 1824.
The Faculty in session--Called upon those of the Students who
were not present on the 1st Jany--being the first day of the college
term--and whereas, from the excuses rendered, it appeared to the
faculty, that the delinquency for the most part, was chargeable to
parents & guardians & not the wards themselves-

That, the Secretary be required to insert a note in the next
circulars to be sent the 1st April informing Parents and Guardians,
that hereafter, no excuses will be sustained, save those which
decidedly imply actual impracticabilitye, in the earlier attendance
of their wards.

No more business Faculty adj'd

James C. Patterson
Tuesday evening, 12th, Jan'y 1824.

The faculty met, and as no arrangement had been made, respecting
the exercise of the lower classes in elocution--and as there appeared
to be no other time that could well be devoted to it and in order
that the students have sufficient practice in this e.xercise--Therefore
Resolved--That on every evening (tuesday excepted) three, whilst

the days are short be required to declaim and four when the days
become long

No more business,
Faculty adj'd

James C. Patterson

On Jan'y 1824

Benning Moore, a Student who had been degraded in august last-was
examined--and not being qualified to join the class to which he
formerly belonged was admitted to the present Freshman Class.

Att. James C, Patterson

Tuesday Evening 19th Jan'y 1824.
The faculty met this evening according to law--the minutes of the
former meetings of this term were read--no other business demanding
the attention of the faculty,

They adj 'd
James C. Patterson

Monday evening, 26th, Jan'y 1824.
The faculty met--a petition from the junior class-praying to be
relieved from the morning recitation in "Cicero de Oratore" till the
study of Conic sections might be completed--was presented, considered
& denied.

(33) The attention of the faculty was then called to the subject of
writing composition--and whereas, it appeared that the late arrangement,
made on the 6th inst. required the Students to produce essays
more frequently than formerly
Therefore Resol'd

That hereafter they be required to write composition-but
once in three weeks. Adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 27th, Jan'y 1824.

The faculty in session Resol'd

That the President notify those students who were absent the
close of the last term and who were not examined to expect & prepare
for examination.

No more business,
The faculty adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 3rd Feb. 1824
The faculty met--and adj'd
James C. Patterson

(34) Tuesday 10th Febr. 1824
The faculty in Session Resol'd

That the President notify those students who were absent at the
last examination and who still remain unexamined, to meet the faculty
at 2 o'clock on thursday next.

No more business
Faculty adj'd
James C. Patterson

Thursday 2 o'clock, 14th Febr
The faculty met according to appointment and the following gentlemen
presented themselves--namely J. Saunders J. Terril, E. Ware &
J. Harris of the junior class and Prior Green of the Sophomore and
whereas frou their peculiar circumstances they had not expected to
undergo an exa.mination--a.nd consequently had made no preparation,
Therefore, by Mr. Church, proposed & by the faculty adopted, That
a resolution be read to the students, stating, that from the
peculiar circumstances of the abovenamed delinquents The faculty
deem it just and proper to omit at the present time, the examination
required of them by law--warning one & all, however, that hereafter
as similar indulgence can never be granted.

adj'd James C. Patterson.

(35) Saturday 14th Febr 1824
The faculty met at the instance of the President. A letter from the
Phi Kappa Soc. announcing the expulsion of James & Vincent Thornton
from that body. The faculty having noticed the irregularity of the
abovenamed--but especially of the former, perfectly agree that it is
high time to take some measure touching them, but not being so well
prepared to act, as they desired to be, Therefore Reso,
That the consideration of their cases be postponed until the
next meeting. The faculty adjourned to meet on monday, at nine
James C. Patterson
Monday nine O'clock 16th Febr.
The faculty met according to adjournment. James Thornton, a member
of the Senior Class, was arraigned before them, and convicted of gross
negligence & irregularity in the discharge of his collegiate duties,
during the whole of the former part of the present term, and further
upon being asked if he k...-iew anything about any "gamecocks? confessed
that he did & like.rise that, he himself had been concerned & interested
in the cruel business of "cockfighting"--Whereupon the faculty
unanimously agree-

That, his case exactly comes under The 3rd Sect. of the 8th
Chapter of the laws of the University. Which directs that "if any
student shall be habitually inattentive to the exercises of the
Chapel, or to recitations, or shall be otherwise negligent or
disorderly in his conduct, or whose example shall be thought
injurious, The President with the advice of the faculty shall be
authorized to send him privately away from the institution," and
it is with deep regret, that the faculty find themselves impelled to
act under this law, in the case of Jas Thornton a member of the
Senior class. They have noticed for some time past, his aberrations
from that line of conduct, which should characterize a student, in
a violation of the laws, a disregard of the friendly admonition of the
faculty and a continuance in such practices as cannot fail (coming
from one of the most advanced class), to be pernicious as precedents
of the younger members of the institution--despairing of effecting
any reformation in the individual above named, and feeling it their
duty to prevent the effects of his exa.mple--They unanimously resolve
That the aforecited law be enforced and that James Thornton be
separated from the institution and be oo longer considered a member

of the College. Vincent Thornton a member of the Freshman Class,
was arraigned and charged with irregularity, especially in his
attendence in his room during the forenoon of Saturday. The faculty
after hearing his excuse adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock.
Att. James C. Patterson

Monday 2 o'clock
The faculty met according to adjournment. As touching V. Thornton,
they Resol'd that he receive a private admonition from the President.

James Thornton was called and the resolution Nhich had been adopted
concerning him was read to him by the President. No more business
faculty adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 17th Feb. 1824.

The faculty met, and adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 24th February 1824.

The faculty met--there being no business to be transacted--adj'd
James C. Patterson


(38) Tuesday evening 2nd, March
The faculty met and adjourned.

James C. Patterson

Tuesday evening, 9th, March, 1824.
The faculty met & took into consideration the accident which had
happened on Saturday the sixth instant, & which was the cause of the
death of one & of the serious injury of the other of two waggoners
who had driven their team into the College-yard for the purpose of
trading with the students. The faculty thot it essentially &
primarily necessary (in order to act justly) to have a personal
interview with the surviving injured--(He not being able to appear
before the faculty)--at the instance of the other members, The
President & professor Jas Jackson took it upon them selves to
converse with him and to hear a detail of the circumstances from him
& to report the same at the next meeting.
faculty adj'd to meet on thursday, 2 O'Clock.
James C. Patterson

(39) Thursday, 2 0t1
clock P.M. 11th March, 1824
According to adjournment, the faculty met When professor Jackson with
the concurrence of the Presidentreported, to this effect, That they
had conversed with Mr. Leathers, concerning the accident that had
befallen him--it appeared that his horses took fright from something
or other (probably from the boisterous noise occasioned by the
Students & the Gentleman indulging in merry chit-chat & jocose
dialogue) & started to runaway and that in attempting to stop them
the Gentleman & his companion fell in the way of the wagon wheel
whence they sustained the injury: that, The Gentleman (Mr. Leathers}
did not think it was the intention of the Students to cause the horses
to run away*--whereupon Resol'd

That Professors Church & Jackson get Mr. Leathers' affadavit

& cause it, together with such explanatory remarks as they may deem
necessar1--to be published in the journal & other Gazettes
Fae. adj'd
James C. Patterson

*vide affadavit & communications of committee to the Editor of the
journals at the end of this book or Journal of 1824.

Third Term

1823 & 24.
May, 1st 1824.
The faculty met. Mr. Hopping (Tutor recently appointed in place of
Davis resigned) took his seat as a member of the faculty. The case
of Mr. Hugh Nesbit a member of the freshman class, whose examination
at the close of the last term did not satisfy the the conditions
upon which he was admitted and which of course was not sustained.
He by some accident not having been informed that he was not
sustained until his return after the vacation, sued for a continuance
in College upon trial until August next--which was granted.

The following resolution was Proposed by Mr. J.eP. Waddel & ordered
to lie on the table till some subsequent meeting--viz.

Faculty adj'd
James C. Patterson

Monday 3rd, May 182h.

The faculty met. It was moYed by the President & sanctioned by the
faculty that Mr. Church draw up a resolution embracing the subjects
of Prayers, Publick worship It to be submitted at the next meeting.


James C. Patterson

Thursday 4th May 1824.

Faculty met. The following resolution was submitted & adopted.

Without a strict & uniform observance of those laws by
which its members are to be governed, no society can be prosperous
& useful. And with respect to no institution can this be said with
greater propriety, than with respect to a College, whose reputation
& prosperity cannot be maintained, while its members do not ad.ere
to the rules of decorum & morality & while they pay no respect to
the duties of religion. Places of public instruction & particularly
Universities & Colleges in Christian countries, are expected in
some measure to be nurseries of morality--retreats, where at least
the outward forms of virtue & religion are to be found. And as no
institution of religion has been thot by the wisest and best of men,
to have a more salutary influence, upon the moral world, than the
christian Sabbath, so it has been considered that the duties which
it enjoins ought to be regarded by every-friend to the good of
society with sacred reverence. Impressed, therefore with the fullest
belief that the reputation & usefulness of Franklin College would be

(42) injured by any disrespect of its members to this Holy day, and
fully convinced that its best friends would be displeased to behold those
hours which ought to be consecrated to religion spent in any other
manner than the laws of the Institution & the Law of God require, The
faculty have adopted the followin resolution. Resolved
That the President inform the Students that hereafter the
laws in the College Code, upon the subject of the sabbath, will be
strictly enforced & that each member of the institution will be
expected to conform strictly to the same, by paying that respect to
the sabbath & the duties of religion, which the laws require. That
every member when not at church or attending upon his meals must be
found in his room & that no one may walk abroad nor visit any family
except that in which he may board, without permission from the
President, that every student shall be required to attend morning &
evening service in the Chanel on each sabbath, that the classes
shall uniformly occupy the seats assigned them & that on each sabbath
previous to the commencement of publick worship, the college roll
shall be called.

Res'd, also, As a decent respect should ever be paid to all the
duties of religion by those who profess to be governed by its

(43) precepts & as the laws of this institution, require its members to
attend morning & evening prayers in the chapel, as it is the duty of
all professing to approach the God of Heaven to exhibit their
reverence for his name, by assuming some posture indicative of a
worshipper; & as no particular position is commanded in the wor.d of
God, nor prescribed by the college laws any further than the faculty
may think expedient, and since it is customary in almost every
public seminary of learning in our country for their members to stand
while this religious duty is performed, That,
Every member of this institution shall stand during the
time of prayer & the faculty are required to report all who do not
comply with this resolution.
a true copy
Att. James C. Patterson
Monday 10th, May, 1824.

Faculty met for the purpose of considering the unpleasant occurence
which took place on sabbath in the Chapel. The faculty considered
it proper & prudent to inquire what could have been the motive of
the students opposing the resolution which had been adopted by the
faculty respecting the sabbath & chapel exercises, for which purpose
the faculty thought it proper to call upon some of the members of the
higher classes and accordingly did, taking them in alphabetic order
D. Beck & A. Dale of the senior Class were first called upon & after

(44) being enquired at with respect to the motives of their refusing
toanswer to their names on sabbath were permitted to retire & the
faculty adjourned to meet on tuesday at 9 o'clock.
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 11th May 1824

The faculty met & resumed the same subject which was under consideration
at their last meeting. E. Hill & R. K. Hines (of the senior
class) were called before us & enquired of, as to their motives of
their conduct on sabbath, & permitted to retire. Of the Junior Class
E. Atkinson & C. Barnet were called upon & inquired of in like manner
& permitted to retire and whereas, from the enquiries made by the
faculty it appeared that the opposition made to the resolution
adopted by the faculty respecting the sabbath a.rose not from a spirit
of rebellion or a desire to insult the faculty & whereas the object
of the resolution could be accomplished in another way equally
effectual & more satisfactory to the feelings of all, The faculty
therefore resolve, That so much of the resolution as related to the
calling of the roll on the sabbath be abrogated.*
Att. James C. Patterson

*see original copy of the resolution at the close of this book.

Monday 18th, May 1824.
The faculty met. V. Thornton of the freshman Class was reported as
having absented himself from Chapel exercises on the sabbath & as
having gone to a.nether Church without permission. After hearing his
apology deferred the consideration of the subject until H. Carter of
the Sophomore class who was in like manner delinquent. The faculty

James C. Patterson

Tuesday 19th May 1824
The faculty met. H. Carter appeared before them & being called upon
for his absence on sabbath stated that it was not an intentional
violation of the law in him & that it arose entirely from ignorance
of its being illegal. Thornton's apology being substantially the
same, the faculty therefore resolve, that they both receive a
private admonition from the president.

James C. Patterson
Tuesday 26th, May 1824
The faculty met; no business to claim their attention.
James C. Patterson

(46) Monday 31st, May 1824.
The faculty met. James W. Berrien, R. Mosely, P. Harris & Wm. Fray
(all of the sophomore Class) were arraigned before them. Berrien &
Mosely were charged with and convicted of treating official
authority with contempt & insolence. Harris & Fray with, & of being
out of their rooms unlawfully after the evening bell. Thereupon
resolved by the faculty, That the two latter receive a private
admonition from the President. It was proposed that the other two
being equally guilty & that too of a more flagrant violation of law
receive a severer punisrunent, even that of suspension. The consideration
of the proposition was deferred until the next meeting.
adjourned to meet on tuesday evening.

James C. Patterson

Tuesday evening 1st June, 1824

The faculty met & took up the proposition of yesterday--after a
brief consideration of it adjourned to meet on Wednesday morning, at
nine o'clock.

James C. Patterson

Wednesday morning, 2nd June
The faculty met, & resumed the subject of the last meeting. Berrien
& Mosely were again summoned before the faculty & inquired of
respecting their conduct in certain particulars which savoured of

(47) contempt for official authority--after hearing them, they were
dismissed, & the following resolution (which is the same as the
proposition of monday) was submitted.
Whereas the 5th section of the hth Chapter of the laws of this
college requires "that all students exhibit the most respectful
deportment to its officers and declares that if any student shall
disobey the lawful commands of his instructors, or shall either in
speech or action, manifest disrespect towards any of them, he may be
suspended, and if any student shall wilfully insult any officer he
shall be suspended or expelled, and whereas Richard Mosely a member
of the Sophomore class, has been deemed guilty of using both
disrespectful & insulting language to an officer of College & when
called before the faculty manifested a total want of respect for
them by using insolent language to the President & whereas W. Berrien
a member of the same class has been guilty of treating an officer with
disrespect & contempt, by disregarding his commands or by attending
to them in such a manner as to show that he had no respect for the
officer or the laws of College Therefore Resolved, That Mosely &
Berrien be suspended until the 11th August next. The faculty not
being sufficiently determined adj. to meet at 2 o'clock.
James C. Patterson

(48) Wednesday 2 o'c1ock P.M. 2nd June
The faculty met when the resolution of yesterday was adopted.
Att. James C. Patterson
Tuesday 8th June, 1824,
The faculty met, when a petition signed by the students residing in
the west end of the Old College, in behalf of those two, who had been
suspended on the 3rd inst., together with another from James W,
Berrien (one of the suspended) praying his restoration to college
was submitted, and the consideration of them deferred until the next
meeting--adjourned to meet at nine o'clock on wednesday morning.
James C. Patterson

Wednesday morning 9th, June.
The faculty met according to adjournment--took up the petitions
which had been submitted on last evening, & after suitable deliberation
adopted the following resolution--The faculty have taken into
consideration the petition from the students residing in the Old
College in behalf of the suspended members of the Sophomore class,
and the individual one from W. Berrien himself (one of the suspended)
praying fer his restoration. In the execution of the laws,
committed to their charge, a sense of duty to the state, to the
university & lastly to the members of college themselves, demands a

rigid enforcement of those parts of the code, that relate to the
government of the institution. But they are willing to believe,
that cases will occur, in which lenity, (on a manifestation of
contrition for past violations of law) will be attended with as much
benefit to the offenders & their immediate companions, as rigour.
On this ground and relying on the pledge given by the inhabitants of
the Old College, both as to their continued exhortations to W.
Berrien & R. Mosely to conduct themselves hereafter as becomes
students & young men, & to repress in future all disorderly
disturbances, the faculty have given their assent to their restoration.
At the same time however they warn & would deeply impress
upon the minds of Berrien & Mosely, that from them, the most
punctual discharge of their duties, & the abstaining from all
disrespect to all & every member of the faculty will be rigorously
exacted, and that any departure from this or violation of the other
laws, will be attended with instant dismission, Their restoration,
then, will be as a course of probation. To the other members
residing in the Old College the faculty remark that this restoration
shall be looked upon as no precedent to claim under & that if the
present pledge given of expressing all disorder be forfeited no other
petition of a similar nature need ever be offered. The faculty

(5O) would also generally remark, that the laws require respect to be
paid to every member of the faculty, and that no transgression of
these laws will be permitted in any instance. The faculty will
henceforth be the sole judges of insulting behaviour as well as
language & will admit no excuses.
a true copy
Att. James C. Patterson

Tuesday 15th June 1824.
The faculty met, there being no business of importance before them.
they adj'd
James C. Patterson
Wednesday 23rd, June 1824.
The faculty met & preceded to decide upon the examination of the
senior class, which occured on tuesday & to assign to each his
commencement exercises. The faculty decide that they all be
sustained and that to Hill be assigned the Latin salutatory, to
Keisler, the Greek salutatory--both being privileged to deliver an
english oration. To Montgomery the Philosophic oration--& to R. K.
Hines the Validictory & that the others deliver an oration on
subjects of their own choosing in alphabetic order.
No more business, adj'd
James C. Patterson

(51) Saturday *31st July 1824
The faculty met & examined a number of candidates for College--of
which the following were admitted.


J. Blackshear
T. Blackshear
J. Bryan
S. Cassels
E. Cobb
L. Degraftinriedt
J. Dubon
J. Hays
Jun Hillyer
J. Kenney
T. King
A. Mitchel
W. Mitchel
M. Reynolds
Jas Sankey
T. Ware
A. Walker
J. Walker

Jos. Gibson
Robt. Ware
T. White
W. White

* The faculty met regularly every
tuesday evening between this & the
last recorded meeting but transacted
nothing worthy of record.

(52) Tuesday 3rd Aug. 1824.
The faculty met . And upon considering the late examination of the
three lower classes, which took place on the several days of
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & monday last--they decide that all the
members of each class be permitted to rise to the class above but
that A. Browning, R. Brown, W. Coalson, Peter Harris, P. Greens,
E. Lamar, W. Berrien, G. Clayton & A. Owen of the Sophomore class &
W. McKigney, Benning Moore & Vincent Thornton of the Freshman class,
in compliance with the latter clause of the 8th section of the 3rd
Chapter of college laws, be called upon & admonished to a dereliction
of habits of idleness which have characterized them during the term
past--& be required to return to such a course of industry &
application as befits the students & that they be premonished, that
if this alteration does not become & continue manifest fro the
commencement of the ensuing term, they cannot long remain members of
this institution.
Resolv'd that this resolution be communicated to their parents or
guardians in their next circulars.
James C. Patterson.

(53) First Term 1824 & 25
Session (1) Thursday 12th August '24

The faculty met & examined Albert Shepherd a candidate for
the freshman class & he was admitted.

adj'd to meet at 2 O'Clock
James C. Patterson
12th August. 2 o'Clock P.M.
The faculty met & determined the order of study for the ensuing term
Then adj'd to meet at nine o'clock next day
James C. Patterson

13th August
The faculty met--and adopted the following resolutions.
Resol'd That the Instructor of the freshman class--furnish the
members of that class with subjects for composition & that he call
for two essays each day, & further that a like number be required of
the junior class--& that the members of the sophomore class-shall
write once in two weeks.

Resolved, That the senior class shall exhibit twice in public &
exercise once in polemic disputation before the faculty in the
course of the present term.

(54) Resolved, That on every wednesday evening between the hours of two
& 4 Three members of the Junior Class, together with three of the
freshman & two of the sophomore, taken alphabetically, shall exercise
in declamation--before one or more of the faculty,
Resolved that each officer shall keep a strict account of all the
absences of the class or classes under his charge.e
Attest, James C. Patterson, Secretary.

N.B. At this meeting Professor J. Jackson was authorized to write
on (agreeably to the resolution of the Trustees) for such books as
shall be needed by the higher classes in college from this time till
the 1st of January 1825.
Saturday 14th Aug.

There was a meeting of the faculty present-The President, prof
Church & Tutor Hopping. Leonidas Franklin a member of the late
freshman Class having absented imself without cause from the
examination--was this day examined privately. The faculty thereupon
resolve that he be permitted to rejoin his class & go on probation
for one month & at the expiration of which time, if a more strict

attention to College duties be not manifested and an improvement in
scholarship be not visible he can no longer remain a member of this

E. S. Hopping
Sec. pro. tem.

Monday 16th August, '24

John Floyd--a candidate for the freshman class was examined &
admitted--present the President Tutors Hopping & Patterson.
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 17th Aug
The faculty met--nothing calling their attention adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 24th Aug.
The faculty met the following resolution was proposed and adopted
Resolved, that hereafter no excuse will be admitted by the faculty
in cases of noncompliance on the part of any student, with the duty
of evening declamation. Every student who shall come unprepared to
perform his duty in his turn shall speak the next evening & every
following evening until he performs, as required by the spirit of the

J.C. Patterson

(56) Tuesday 31st August 1824.
The faculty met. No business
they adj'd

Thursday evening, 1st Sept
The faculty met and called upon those who failed to comply with the
law requiring them to be present on the 1st day of the term. After
hearing their excuses
the faculty adj'd
James C. Patterson

Wednesday, 2nd, September
The faculty met--& considered the excuses which had been rendered the
preceding evening--discovering that the greater part returned to
College by monday the day upon which college exercises principally
commenced--& were detained thus long by their parents--the faculty
resolve that all those who were present on monday--be not fined &
that the law be rigorously enforced against those who were longer
absent without good excuses.
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 7th Sept.

Clarke was examined and admitted to the Freshman Class. Present-President,
Tutors Hopping & J.C. Patterson

(57) 10th Sept. 1824

Joseph DuPont was examined & admitted into the freshman class as an
irregular student. present--The President, Tutors Hopping &
J.C. Pattersone

8th Sept. 1824
Stewart Floyd was admitted as an irregular into the Sophomore Class.

20th Sept. 1824.
The faculty met & Resolved that the secretary be required to publish
in the Centinel--the Course of studies pursued in Franklin College
together with the terms upon which students, especially irregulars
are admitted.


J.C. PattersoneSecretary.
30th September 1824

J. W. Berrien, who in consequence of his being degraded at the
examination in August last, had left college--upon application was
permitted to reenter the Sophomore Class as an irregular student.
present--The President, Prof. Church & Tutors E. S. Hopping &
James C. Patterson

(58) Tuesday 5th Oct. 1824.

The faculty met. Joel E. Matthews of the sophomore & Themas Ware of
the Freshman class were reported, & were found guilty of violating
several laws of College. The following is the resolution which was
adopted concerning them. Whereas Joel Matthews & Thomas Ware have
manifested during the present term an almost total disregard for the
Laws of the Institution & the honor of Students & have evinced a
spirit of insubordination the longer toleration of which, by the
faculty would be inconsistent with the good of the Institution-Therefore

That they be publicly notified by the reading of this
resolution that for the next violation of any law of College, whethe
by being found out of their rooms in the study-hours, making or
permitting any improper noise in their rooms, using any profane
language, treating any officer in disrespectful manner or by any
other departure from the conduct of an orderly student, they shall
be immediately suspended.


James C. Patterson

(59) Tuesday 12th Oct. 1824
The faculty met--present Prof's Church & Jackson Tutors Hopping &
Patterson. George Graves a member of the Senior Class--having been
engaged in fighting was called to an account. After being heard he
was permitted to retire & the further consideration of the affair
deferred until the President (who was necessarily absent) might
return. adj'd
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 19th, Oct. 1824

The faculty met--It was moved and agreed to that the case of Graves
be further postponed till after the senior disputation. Mr. Church
reported, that he had found a gun in College. Contrary to law whereupon
it was resolved that the Capt of the Volunteer Company
consisting of students be informed, that every gun hereafter found
in college will be taken by the taculty & will never be delivered up
till they are called for by a legal officer, to be conveyed to

James C. Patterson

22nd Oct 1824

Thomas Ware of the freshman Class was suspended, agreeably to a
resolution adopted on the 5th inst.--having been found out of his
room & heard to swear profoundly on the 21st instant.

J. C. Pattersone

(60) Saturday 23rd, Oct, 1824
The faculty met and after due consideration adopted the following
resolution with regard to George Graves. Resolved. That He be
fined for this violation of the laws in the sum of five dollarsfurther
resolved that henceforth the faculty will dismiss from
College every student who shall be convicted of being engaged
directly or indirectly in any combat, other than in actual self
James C. Patterson

Monday the 25th, Oct. 1824.

The faculty met. Mr. William Carr, who has the direction of
Thomas Ware appeared before the faculty & petitioned that Thomas
might be restored upon the condition that He would take him to his
own house & never suffer him to come to College or on the College
grounds, except at recitation hours. Whereupon the faculty granted
his petition & resolved that if Thomas comply not with these
conditions He will be immediately expelled.
In consequence of the disorders which have prevailed in College the
faculty adopted the following resolution--next page

(61) Whereas disturbances which have existed for sometime in this
Institution have of late become not only distructive to the peace
and quiet of the College, but dangerous to the lives of Officers &
students. The faculty feel that further forbearance cannot be
exercised; and as some are already under sufficient suspicion to
warrant exemplary punishment, which has been thus far delayed with
the hope that these disorders would cease--Therefore by the faculty
resolved, That if the discharging of gunpowder in or about the
College buildings be repeated those who are already implicated will
immediately sent from the Institution; and the faculty now assure the
members of this College that they have come to the resolution that
these disorders shall cease, whatever may be the diminution of
numbers. Attest.
James C. Patterson

Tuesday 26th, Oct. 1824

The faculty met--& (all the members being present) unanimously
agreed upon proposing to the board of Trustees at their next
meeting the following resolution for their enactment, Viz. The
faculty shall have power to sentence all & everJ refactorJ or
negligent student in the two lower classes, to the Grammar School
for & during the space of three months, but not greater, at their
discretion, & every student so sentenced shall comply with such

(62) sentence under the penalty of of expulsion from the Institution.
James C. Patterson
Secretary of faculty
Tuesday 2nd Novr 1824

The faculty met, no business calling their attention adjourned.


Tuesday 9th Novr. 1824.
The faculty met when James DuBose, Richard Gibson, & Joseph DuPont,
were reported as having absented themselves from recitation without
cause through contempt of official authority--the consideration
whereof was postponed until the next meeting--adj'd to meet at nine
oclock the next day.

James C. Patterson

Wednesday 10th Novr.

The faculty met & called upon DuBose, DuPont, & Gibson for the
reasons of their conduct on the preceding day--when it appeared that
they could advance no adequate reason & that the charge alledged
against them at the last meeting was correct--whereupon by the faculty
resol'd--That J. DuBose R. Gibson & J. DuPont members of the freshman
class be each fined in the sum of two dollars for their offence &
that they be hereby notified that unless their conduct during the
residue of this session be not strictly conformably to the Laws-their
Guardians will be requested to to detain them at home at the
next session, & they will be considered as students dismissed for
bad conduct.

Jas. C. Patterson Sec.

(63) First Term 1824-25

Session (2nd)

Monday 3rd Jany 1825
The faculty met--when H. Lee & John Rutherford were examined &
admitted--the former to the freshman class-the latter to the
Sophomore--they then adj'd to meet at 3 o'clock.

E. S. Hopping sec. pro. tem.
Jany 3d--3 o'clock, faculty met and arranged the order of studies
for the ensuing term. No more business, adjourned to meet next day
a.t 9 o'clock.

E. S. Hopping
sec. pro. tem.
Jany 4th Faculty met and exa.mined Wm. Lumpkin, '\ol'hO was ad.mi tted into
the freshman Class, on probation. No more business adj'd.

E. S. Hopping sec. pro. tem.
Jany 5th Faculty in session preceded to examine Nehemiah Wyche a
candidate for the freshman Class who '\ol'as admitted upon probation for
three months. Also Nathaniel Cocke was examined and admitted into
the Sophomore Class. No more business Faculty adj'd.

E. S. Hopping sec. pro. tem.
Monday, Jany 10th 1825
Faculty met and examined John Lamar a candidate for the freshman
Class and he was admitted. No more business adj'd.

E. S. Hopping
sec. pro. tem.

(64) Tuesday 11th January 1825.
The faculty met--when the regular clerk resigned--E. S. Hopping
Tutor was duly elected his successor--no more business, adjourned.

James C. Patterson

Tuesday 18th, Ja.'y '25
The faculty met--no business.


E. S. Hopping, sec

Wednesday 19th
The faculty met--A petition having been presented by the students,
praying permission to attend an exhibition this eirening at Mr.
Irwin's the faculty thought proper to permit them to attend until
eight O'clock; after which time they were required to be in their

No more business, adjourned

E. S. Hopping
Sec. fac

Jany 19th 1825 5 O'clock P.M.

Faculty met, when James Blackshear, Jackson Bryan,

L.eDegraftinriedt, Joseph DuPont, Junius Hillyer, Thomas King and
John Walker members of the freshman class were called before them to
render an excuse, if any they had for absenting themselves from
College ..rithout permission, during the whole of the preceding afternoon.
Faculty postponed a consideration untill 5 O'clock next day,
to which time they adj'd. E. S. Hopping--Sec

(65) Thursday Jany 20th 1825
Faculty met--took into consideration the case of those who had
absented themselves from College the preceding day; all their
excuses being deemed inadequate, the Faculty adopted the following
resolution--Whereas James Blackshear, Jackson Bryon, Lourie
Degraftenreidt, Joseph DuPont, Junius Hillyer, Thomas King and John
Walker members of the freshman Class did on the 19th instant absent
themselves from College & College duties without permissicn, during
the afternoon of said day. Wherefore by the faculty resolved that
they be fined each in the sum of one Dollar and that the said Joseph
DuPont be fined in the additional sum of fifty cents unless he
produce his authority for reporting that the students had permission
thus to be absent. And as the case of Junius Hillyer is one of
peculiar aggravation in consequence of his absenting himself in
contempt of the express injunction of the President to the contrary,
therefore by the faculty resolved that his Parent be informed of his
conduct by the President.

E. S. Hopping--Secretary
Tuesday 25th Jany 1825

Faculty met--no business calling their attention adjourned.

E. S. Hopping

(66) Thursday Jany 27th 1825
The disorderly conduct of Joseph DuPont again calling the atention
of the Faculty, it was resolved by them in session that the said
Joseph be severely admonished by the President and informed that for
the very next offence he will be sent to the Grammar School.

No more business--adjourned

E. S. Hopping, Sec. fac.
Friday 28th Jany 1825.e

Those students who were not present at the connnencement of
the Session were detained after evening Prayers to render their
excuses for their tardiness in returning; The Faculty deemed the
excuse of each one sustainable. No more business. adj'd

E. S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday Febry 1st 1825
Faculty met, did nothing worthy of record and adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec.

Tuesday evening, Febry 8th, 1825

It was reported to the faculty in session that a large number of
students, had convened, contrary to law, in the room of George
Walker, & after a supper, which the said George had procured were
engaged in boisterous conversation loud laughing and singing of
songs, and the said George when called before the faculty confessed
that he had caused spirituous liquor to be brought into his room
(67)ewithout permission, therefore it was resol,red by the Faculty that the
said George Walker be fined in the sum of five Dollars, likewise
resolved that Harvey Means, John Sankey, James Walker, Nelson Walker,
William WaLer, Edward Ware members of the Senior Class and John Cowles,
Prior Green and Addison Sample members of the Junior Class who,
in part, composed the party in the room of the said George, be
fined each in the sum of one Dollar, and whereas Isaac Walker of the
Junior Class, being one of the party in the room of the said George
in addition to the crime above specified, used insulting and
disrespectful language to an officer of College therefore by the
faculty resolved that he be fined in the sum of three Jollars, and
that he be informed that, if in future, he use language in the
slightest degree disrespectful to any officer of College, he be
dismissed from the Institution. The faculty then adj'd

E. S. Hopping
Sec of fac.

Wednesday morning Feb 9th 1825

The faculty met and Hugh Harralson, Albert Browning, Richard
Merriwether, James Merriwether and Albert Torrance were called before
them to answer for the crime of absenting themselves from College on
monday night untill a late hour of the night, without permission.

No satisfactory excuse being made, therefore by the faculty resolved
that the said Albert Browning, Albert Torrance, Richard & James

be fined each in the sum of one Dollar, and as the said Hugh did use
insulting and disrespectful language to a member of the faculty in
addition to the sum above mentioned, therefore by the faculty resolved

(68) that he be fined in the sum of three Dollars, and informed that if in
future he use language in the slightest degree disrespectful to any
member of the faculty he be immediately sent from the Institution.
No more business, faculty adjourned.

E.S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday--Feby 15th 1825
Faculty met--no business calling their attention, adj'd

E. S. Hopping

Tuesday March 1st 1825

Faculty met--no business--adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec.

Tuesday March 8th 1825
Faculty met--n business adjn'd

E. S. Hopping sec
Tuesday March 15th 1825
It was reported to the Faculty in session that George Graves
Hesekiah Rice and Wm. H. C. Reynolds were engaged in chasing Negroes
in and about College thereby making much noise and disturbance,
therefore by the Faculty resolved that they be admonished by the
President. No more business, faculty adj'd
E. S. Hopping

March 22d 1825
Faculty met, no business calling their attention adj'd

E. S. Happing

(69) Wednesday March 30th 1825
This day the examination of the three :ewer Classes was closed and
sustained except in one instance, Albert Browning was found greatly
deficient, and his Parents were enjoined to remove him from College.

Third term, May 2d 1825

May 2d, Monday 9 O' dock A.M.

Faculty met, Revd Gamaliel L Oldes, recently appointed
Professor of Natural Philosophy in this Institution appeared and tock
his seat as a member of the Faculty--pointed out the studies of he
respective classes, and time of recitation to their respective
officers. Adjourned to meet at 4 O'clock P.M.

E. S. Hopping sec
4 O'clock P.M.--Faculty met Mr. Womack presented himself a candidate
for admission as an irregular and was permitted to enter as such
adjn'd to meet next day at 9 O'clock.
E. S. Hopping sec.
May 3d 9 O'clock

Faculty met, proceded to examine Giles Mitchell & John
Rutherford of the Sophomore Class, & Thomas King, Andrew Simmes
Nehemiah Wyche & Wm. Lumpkin of the Freshman Class, who were not
examined at the close of the last term in consequence of Absence-Adjourned
to meet at 2 o'clock.

E. S. Hopping
2 O'clock the Faculty met, and examined Thomas Ligon of the Junior
Class who was not examined at the close of the last term in consequence
of absence. No more business adjourned.

E. S. Hopping

(70) Tuesday May 11th 1825
Faculty met no business calling their attention adj'd

E. S. Hopping sec.

Tuesday evening May 17th 1825

Faculty in session. Albert G. Browning, who, (although his Father
had been "enjoined" to take him from College) yet under peculiar
circumstances was permitted to remain, was again called before the
Faculty to answer to the following charges brought against him.

1st Dancing on the Sabbath before the doors and in the passages of

2d loud and vociferous hooping and yelling from time to time

3d sitting and lying in the chapel during reading and Prayers

4th A habitual apparent indifference and carelessness respecting
college duties, particularly a want of any proficiency in those
studies to which the class is bound to attend. All of which he
virtually confessed, Wherefore by the faculty resolved that he
remove himself from College immediately.

E. S. Hopping

Thursday May 19th

The faculty were convened to take into consideration a
petition presented by Albert G. Browning praying the faculty to
restore him to his former standing and as the said A. G. B. did most
solemnly and unequivocably pledge himself to reform the faculty
resolved to admit him upon trial.

No more business adj'd. E. S. Hopping, sec.

(71) Tuesday evening May 24th 1825
Faculty met, no business calling their attention adjourned
E. S. Hopping
Sec. fac.

May 26th Thursday evening

As the subject of Composition writing is universally
admitted to be of the first importance therefore by the faculty
resolved that the members of the three lower classes shall read
compositions once in two eeks, and as it is likewise important that
this subject should be attended to punctually, it is by the fculty
further resolved that all those who shall refuse to read their compositions
at the time and place appointed shall be required to read
them in the Chapel on the following evening.

E. Stiles Hopping

Tuesday May 31st '25

Faculty met examined and admitted into the freshman class
Stony. No more business, adj'd

E.Stiles Hopping

Friday 3d June '25

Faculty met and examined Winslow Hobby. His examination
was sustained on all the necessary studies except Euclid, which he is
required to make up against the approaching Commencement. Under these
conditions he is admitted into the Sophomore Class. No more business

E. S. Hopping
Sec. fac

(72) Wednesday 8th June 1825

Faculty met--no business calling their attention adj'nd

E. S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday June l th '25

Faculty in session--no business before them adjourned

E. S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday 21st June '25

Faculty met, but no business calling their attention they

E. S. Hopping sec

Thursday evening June 30th '25
Faculty in session. Richard Mosely was called before them
to answer to the charge of absenting himself from College at a late
hour of the night of the 28th instant without permission in direct
violation of a law which requires all Students to be in their rooms
after the ringing of the evening Bell. He plead guilty to the charge,
not offering even "a semblance of an apology for what he had done."
The consideration of his case is postponed untill tomorrow evening.

No more business, adj'nd

E. S. Hopping sec

Friday evening July 1st '25
Faculty met according to adjournment, to consider the case
of Richard Mosely for the crime specified under the preceeding date.
It may be seen by refference to record of 9th June 1824 that a
resolution was passed declaring that for the next violation of
College law the said Mosely must be dismissed, but in consequence of

the remoteness of that date of that resolution the Faculty were
disposed to consider it as not binding--therefore by the Faculty
resolved that the said R. Mosely is permitted to remain in full standing.

No more business adj'd

E. S. Hopping
Sec. fac

Tuesday evening July 5th
Faculty met. No business--adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday evening July 12th
Faculty met. No business adjourned.

E. S. Hopping sec. fac

Tuesday evening July 19th 1825
Faculty met. Thomas Ligon was reported to the Faculty for
having absented himself from College during the whole of the evening
of Friday the 15th inst. and was engaged in shooting. The crime not
admitting of any apology. Therefore by the Faculty resolved that the
said Thomas Ligon be fined in the sum of three Dollars, No more

E. S. Hopping sec

Tuesday evening July 26th, 1825
Faculty met. No business worthy of record coming before

E. S. Hopping
sec. faculty

Monday Aug 1
st 1st This day the public examination of the College
closed. The Faculty could not sustain the examination of R. Ware of
the sophomore class, or of Jas. Blackstien, Joseph Dupont, Thos. King,
Walter Mitchel, John Walker & Nehemiah Wyche of the freshman class.

(74) Loury Degraftenreidt, Junius Hillyer, Joseph Kenny, John Lamar,
Wm. Lumpkin, A. Mitchel, Madison Reynolds, were fowid very deficient.
Wherefore by the faculty resolved that they be permitted to go on with
their class, but be reexamined on the studies of the past term at the
commencement of the year 1826.

5 O'clock Hezekiah Rice and Albert Browning were detained
after prayer. The former was charged with quarrelling in aover-;
boisterous manner at the door of the College after the riging of the
evening bell; the atter for being out of his room in study hours and
using loud and profane language. The faculty resolved that the Parent
of the said H. Rice be informed of his conduct, and that the said
Browning be instructed to go from the Institution. It was agreed that
the President make known to the students the result of the late
examination, on the uorning of Commencement day. Adjourned

E. S. Hopping

Thursday August 4th
Edward Fullwood, Courtney Payne, Hillyer, Vason, Cock,
Edmwid Bacon, Richard Moon, Watts, Dubignion, Greenwood, candidates
from the Grammar school, having been examined, were admitted to the
freshman Class

E. S. Hopping
Clk of the faculty

(75) First Term. 1825
(Session 1st)

Thursday August 11th 1825

Faculty met. Dr. Henry Jackson recently re appointed
Professor of Natural Philosophy took his seat as a member of the
faculty. Absent Tutors Patterson & Hopping, proceeded to examine
Cabal Cuyler, Laurence,Rembert, candidates for the Freshman Class
who were admitted

No more business--adjourned

E. S. Hopping

Friday morning Augst 12th
Faculty met. It having proved impracticable for the
President to announce to the several classes the result of the late
examination, and as, in consequence, those whose examination was not
sustained, and also those who were deficient had been kept in
ignorance of the situation in which they were placed it was proposed
that they all be permitted to go on with their class and be reexamined
at the beginning of the next term. This proposition was agreed
to (with reluctance). At the same time it was resolved that for the
first manifestation of negligence in College duties, or in attention
to study toey shall be at once degraded. Richard Mosely who had absented
himself'from College for a considerable time previous to the
close of the last term under the supposition of quitting College
entirely, presented a petition praying readmission, at the same time
promising in the most unqualified terms to obey all the laws cf
College in future and show the most respectfull deportment to its
officers. The faculty agreed to admit him once more to College and
assigned the last week-day in September for his examination. The

(76) faculty also appointed the same time to examine H. Hill who was
absent by permission from the last examination. The faculty then
proceeded to arrange the studies of the several classes for the
ensuing term and time of recitation. The freshman class to recite
each day in Horace and Xenophon to Mr. Patterson and in Arithmetic to
M.r. James Jackson. The sophomore class to recite three times each
day; in Roman Antiquities and Homer to Tutor Hopping and in Algebra
to Mr. Church. The Junior Class to recite three time a day, To Mr.
Church in Mathematics, to Dr. Jackson in Blair's Lectures, and to Mr.
J.Jackson in French. The Senior Class to recite for the present
twice each day; to the President in Moral Philosophy, and to Dr.
H.Jackson in Natural Philosophy.
No more business adjourned
Attest E. S. Hopping

John Barnard, Timothy Barnard, Cook, Ebn. McKinley,
Spiers, Wm. WiLkins were examined & admitted tothe sophomore class.
Frances Hera, Wm. Smith were examined and admitted to the Freshman
class. Philip Box, Marable & John J. Heard applied for admission
to the Freshman class, were examined and deemed unqualified.
Quintilean Skrine who had been absent from College a long time
applied for readmission. He was permitted to rejoin his class and a
day appointed for his examination/ Augst 20th 1825. Faculty met for
the purpose of reexa.mining John J. Heard. He was found still very
deficient, the faculty however agreed to admit him to the freshman
class on trial. no more business adj'd. E. S. Hopping

Tuesday Augst 23, '25 Faculty met--no business calling
their attention--adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, secretary

(77) September 1st 1825
In consequence of the indisposition of Professor J. Jackson
arrangements were made by the faculty to hear his classes recite the
prescribed number of times, the class in Homer which Professor
Jackson heard, to recite to Tutor Hopping. The Junior Class which he
also heard, to recite to Professor Church in Mathematics; These
arrangements were made known to the Classes concerned in due time.
Sept 2d 11 O'clock A.M. The following communication was
handed to Professor Church
"Franklin College Sept 2d 1825.
We the undersigned deeming the order of Mr. Church relative
to two recitations per day in Mathematics unjust and arbeitrary do
solemnly pledge ourselves to one another to disobey said order. The
time alloted to French, we can, during Mr. Jackson's illness devote
to that study or reading or writing composition. Other classes have
completed their mathematical course without any such strange innovation
and we determined to resist the present, to prevent future imposition.
Signed H. M. Nesbitt, H.eP. Hill, W. Hobby, Geo. Hargraves, L.
Franklin, L.eA. Mayn, A. S. Hill, N. W. Cocke, B. B. Moon, Wm. B.
McKigney, R. A. Ware, Giles Mitchel, Thomas B. White, Wm. H. White.
Relative to the above the Faculty adopted the following resolution
Franklin College Sept 2d 1825.
Resolved that all those who do not now declare, or shall
not have declared to the President at or before eight O'Clock tomorrow
morning their determination to withdraw their names from the said
paper & to conform to the prescribed change in the recitation, be
suspended for the remainder of the present term.

No more business, adjn'd

E.S. Hoppinge

(78) September 3d 1825
Faculty met. L. Franklin, B. B. Moore, Wm. B. McKigney, R. A. Ware,
Giles Mitchel, Thomas B. White & Wm. H. White came forward in due time,
and requested their names to be erased from the aforesaid paper, & it
was accordingly done. The remaining seven viz. H. M. Nesbitt, H.eP.
Hill, W. Hobby, Geo. Hargraves, L. A. Mayer, A. S. Hill & N. W. Cocke
still refused to have their names erased. And consequently were
ordered by the President to remove themselves and effects from College


E. S. Hopping, sec. fac

Monday Septr 5th 25

A petition was laid before the Faculty in session signed by H. M.
Nesbitt, H. P. Hill, L . A. Mayers, A. S. Hill & N. W. Cocke, praying
permission to withdraw their names from a paper under record of Sept.
2d '25, and restoration to their class. Accompanying was a petition
signed by a majority of the senior Class requesting the same objects,
which objects the Faculty considered and granted, having first
obtained from the above named persons a confession that the step
which they had taken was rash & precipitate & consequently a wrong
one, and one which they regretted. They likewise promised rectitud
of conduct for the future

adjourned E. S. Hopping, sec

Tuesday evening, Sept 6th
Faculty met no business adjourned

E. S. Hopping
secretary of faculty

(79) September 9th 1825
Faculty met. George Hargraves presented himself and requested
permission to 'Withdrav his name & to be restored to College. The
faculty requiring of him the same confessions and promises as from
those petitioning under date of Sept. 5th, granted his request.
No more business adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec.

Sept. 13th Tuesday eve

In consequence of the absence of the President & of
Dr. H. Jackson through indisposition the members of the faculty
present did no business


E. S. Hopping

Sept 14th 1825
Faculty met. The President being absent, Professor H.
Jackson took the chair. A letter from the President was read,
requesting the faculty to appoint some one of their number to hear
his recitation, and they selected Professor Church to hear said
recitation. W. Hobby requested, through Tutor Hopping, information
relative to the course he could adopt in order to restoration to his
class. Relative to which "The Faculty unanimously resolved, that they
could receive no applications from him until the term of his suspension
has expired."

No more business adj'd E. S. Hopping sec. fac

(81) did attack the said Junius Hillyer. After a due consideration of the
events recorded on the preceding page, the Faculty ca.me to the
following resolution. Resolved that the said Junius & Granby Hillyer
be publickly admonished by the President & solemly warned against a
repetition of the said transgression as it will be followed by an
immediate dismissal from College. Likewise Resolved that the said
Robert Toombs be publicly dismissed from College. Adjourned to meet
at 3 O'Clock

Attest. E. S. Hopping

3 O'Clock Sept 26th

Faculty met to take into consideration the cases of Charles
Dubinion J. Herd and Wm. Vason for alledged violations of the college
laws on friday night last. Upon examination they found that Charles
Dubinion was engaged in the degrading d contemptible business of
bringing into college and preparing for eating, fowles which had in
all probability been unjustly obtained, that J. Heard was found out
of his room and engaged in the same business, and that Wm. Vason
permitted this to be done in his room without exercising that authority
which he was bound by the laws of College to have exercised.
Therefore Resolved that Charles Dubinion be directed at once to leave
the College & put himself under the instruction of the directors of

the grannnar school, for the remainder of this term and if his conduct
there be not such as the laws of that institution require, he shall be
dismissed from all connection with Franklin College, And if his
conduct be not such as is consistent with the rules of that school he
shall be at Resolved also that Wm. Vayson be fined
in the sum of three dollars, and assured that if any similar conduct
once dismissed.

(80) Tuesday morning Sept 20th 1825
Faculty met. General John Clark, through the President, requested a
reconsideration of the case of Winslow Hobby. But as the Faculty had
previously resolved to receive "no applications from the said Hobby
until the term of his suspension shall expire," and seeing no grounds
for reconsideration determined to take no further step concerning the
matter. The faculty had become possessed of information relative to
an unpleasant occurrence between Junius & Granby Hillyer on the one
part & Robert Toombs on the other. The circumstances were as
follows: It had been customary, as appears, with the Students to
apply to the two Hillyers the nickname of Bull. This epithet the
said Toombs applied to the said J. Hillyer, and made it the reason
of various shameful and obscene remarks both to the said J. Hillyer
and others. The said Toombs acknowledged these facts, when called
before the faculty and also stated that the two said Hillyers made an
attack upon him, on friday night the 16th inst. and beat him. The
Hillyers stated that Granby only attacked him. It appeared from the
statements of each party that after this first attack upon the said
Toombs he soon after repaired to the room of the said Hillyers with a
Bowl and Pistol, the former, he threw at Granby Hillyer and presented
the latter at Junius but was wrested from him by a fellow student.
Afterwards he the said Toombs made an attack upon the said Junius
with a knife and hatchet but was prevented from effecting his purpose
by the interference of a fellow student. It likewise appeared that
on the morning of the following day, he the said Toombs did waylay the
road for the purpose of interceptng the said Hillyers on their return
to College armed with a club & pistol, with vhich he the said Toombs
be permitted in his room, he will be submitted to a punishment far
more severe. Further resolved J. Herd be sent to the Grammar School
for the term of one month

adjourned. E. S. Hopping, sec.

(82) Wednesday morning Sept 21st 1825
The Faculty met to take into consideration a letter addressed to them
by Robert Toombs containing an acknowledgement of the impropriety of
his conduct. Accompanying was a petition from the Demosthenian
Society in which also the members of the Phi Kappa society acquiesce,
soliciting if not a remission, at least a mitigation of his punishment.
From considerations stated in said letter & petition the Faculty
resolved to remit entirely the sentence passed against him. He will,
however, consider himself under probation for the remainder of this
term. At the close of which if his conduct has comported with his
promises, he shall be restored to full standing in his class. The
faculty wish the member of this Institution distinctly to understand
that this must not be conaidered as a precedent--that a resort to
weapons of a deadly nature is viewed by the Faculty with the utmost
disapprobation, that it is a crime tha will always be punished to the
utmost extent of the laws, and of a punishment inflicted for such a
crime there can be no refusal.
Cocke of the freshman Class was now called before the
Faculty. It appeared that he was engaged with Charles Dubinion
& J. Heard on friday night last in bringing into College & preparing
for eating fowles. Being found equally guilty of the charge with
said Dubinion, therefore by the faculty resolved that he suffer the
same punishment, viz. that he go to the grammar school for the
remainder of this term, and if he refuse to comply, that he be
dismissed from all connection with Franklin College


E. S. Hopping
Secretary of faculty

(83) Wednesday evening Sept 21st 1825
Petitions were laid before the Faculty from Charles Dubignon
praying restoration to College. Faculty determined not to grant said
petitions. No more business adjourned

E. S. Hopping

Friday evening 23d 1825
Faculty met. A letter was read by the President addressed
to him by Mr. Wm. Hobby requesting the Faculty to reconsider the case
of his son Winslow oncerning which the Faculty ca.me to the following
resolution. That as soon as he the said Winslow should address the
Faculty by a written petition, in such terms as suited the relation
existing between him the said Winslow Hobby and the Faculty, then the
Faculty would determine whether they would reconsider his case or not.

No more business, adjourned

E. S. Hopping, sec.

Saturday morning Oct 1st 1825

This being the day appointed by the Faculty, for the examination of
Quintilian Skrine Richard Mosely H. Hill & J. Dubose: the Faculty
convened for that purpose, present President M. Waddell D. D.
Professors Church and J. Jackson, Tutors Patterson & Hopping. Concerning
the examination of Hill & Dubose the Faculty came to no
conclusion. The examination of Skrine & Mosely was not completed, in
consequence of the absence of Professor H. Jackson. Having been
ordered to hold themselves in readiness for an examination on the
remaining studies, they were permitted to retire.


E. S. Hopping sec

November 8th 1825. The examination of the College having closed, The
Faculty met to assign and note the various awards and punishments.
Whereas, The past conduct of Hezekiah Rice, Prior Green and
Quintilian Skrine of the Senior, as also that of Joseph DuPont &
Walter H. Mitchel of the sophomore Class has been such as not to
warrant their continuance in College, therefore by the Faculty
resolved that the Parents of the said Rice, Green, DuPont & Skrine
be directed to remove them from College, and that the said Mitchel
go to the grammar School for the space of three month. And whereas
Junius Hillyer of the Sophomore class & Edward Fulwood of the
Freshman have been convicted of disorderly conduct therefore by the
Faculty resolved that they be sent to the grammar school for the same
length of time

(85) Second Term

January 2d 1826

Monday morning 9 O'Clock. The Faculty met. Dr. Waddell Professors
Church, H. Jackson J. Jackson, & Tutor Hopping were present. Mr.
Alvin Lathrop recently appointed tutor vice James C. Patterson
resigned, appeared and took his seat as a member of the Faculty.

Faculty proceeded to examine John L. LewisJack, John B. Trippe &
Isaac Moreland who were admitted to the Freshman Class, said Lewis
on conditions of unceasing diligence & Frippe, probationed on

2 O'Clock Monday 2d

Faculty met. Present as above. Madison Strong presented
himself for examination but in consequence of his bad character, the
Faculty could not admit him, consequently was not examined. A letter
was then read, addressed to the Faculty by Mrs. R. Hillyer praying a
remission of the sentence passed upon her Son Junius as appears of
record under date of Oct 8th, 1825. The Faculty determined that said
sentence could not be remitted, and authorized the President to inform
Mrs. Hillyer of this determination. Walter H. Mitchel presented a
similar petition which met a similar fate. .r. J. Jackson then laid
before the Faculty the case of W. Hobby the term of whose suspension
has just expired. The Faculty determined that when he the said Hobby
shall present himself they will examine him a.nd admit him to that
class for which he may be deemed qualified.

Adjourned to meet at 9 O'Clock tomorrow.

E. S. Hopping, sec. fac

(86) Tuesday morning Jany 3d 1826.
Faculty met and proceeded to arrange the studies of the ensuing term.

Relative to the Freshman Class the Faculty adopted he
following resolution "Resolved that the freshman class shall recite
in English grammar until the 15th of February being the middle of the
present term; that the subsequent part of the term sha.11 be spent by
them in Arithmetic, commencing with vulgar fractions, and to continue
through the roots, but with this proviso, that those members of the
class who are proficient in this branch of study shall be exempted
from recitation which is to be confined only to those who are
deficient in it. And that an examination of the class in order to
ascertain who are deficient will take place on the 15th Febry,


E. S. Hopping, sec.
Wednesday eve January 4th 1826
The President read to the Faculty in session, a letter from
Mr. Wm. Rice in which he solicits the the Faculty to receive again
into College his sons whose conduct during the last term did not
warrant his continuance. Having pledged himself for the rectitude of
his conduct in future, the said H. Rice was readmitted to his class.
A leter was read from Q, Skrine praying restoration to College
privileges, the consideration of which was differed till evening, at
which time the Faculty determined that the prayer of the said Skrine
could not be granted. Adjn

E. S. Hopping sec, facty

(87) Friday morning Jany 6th 1826
Faculty examined and admitted into the Freshman class Gray Chandler
& Erasmus Marable

E.es. Hopping, sec.e
Tuesday Jany 10th '26

Iverson A. Jones Wilie E. Jones & William D. Brinkley
candidates for admission into the freshman class, were examined by the
President Prof J. Jackson and myself. Said Brinkley was admitted.

The two Messrs Jones were not qualified.

E. S. Hopping

Tuesday January 17th 1826.
Faculty met. No business

E. S. Hopping sec. fac

Tuesday, Jany 24th 1826
Faculty met. No business. Adjnd

E. S. Hopping, sec.

Thursday 26th 1826.

John R. Wiggins presented himself for examination, having
passed which he was admitted to the Sophomore Class as an irregular.

No more business, adjourned

E. S. Hopping
sec. fac

Saturday Jany 28th 1826.eGeorge H. Harris presented himself as a candidate for
admission into College, was examined and admitted to the Sophomore
Class, probationed on Quadratic eauations. No more business. adjnd

E. S. Hopping, sec.
Tuesday Jany 31st 1826.
Faculty met. N. H. Cocke was reported for disorderly
conduct. It being the first offence of the kind, the Faculty decreed
the mild punishment of a private admonition from the President. No
more business. adjd

E. S. Hopping
Wednesday Feby 1st 1826

Junius Hillyer & Walter Mitchel who have been sent tc the
grammar school for the whole of the present session petitioned
immediate restoration to College, producing at the same time certificates
from the teachers of that branch of the institution of their
propriety of conduct whilst under their charge. The faculty granted
said petition and determined to extend the same clemency to Edward
Fullwood who was under the like conde!D!lation.


E.es. Hopping, seceFeby 6th 1826
John Bowen was this day admitted to the Freshman Class as
an irregular student having first stood an examination.

E. S. Hopping, sec. fac

Tuesday evening, Feby 7th 1826e
Faculty met, but did no business worthy of reco.rd.eadjourned

E.es. Hopping, sec faceTuesday evening Feby 14th 1826.
Faculty met. No business calling their attention,


E. S. Hopping, sec
Feby 16th, 1826.

In compliance with a resolution of the Faculty as appears
of record under date of Jany 3d the faculty met to examine said
Freshman class on Arithmetic the result of which was, that seven viz.

E.eFullwood J. Herd, S. Hillyer, R. Moon W. Smith W. Vason, W. B.
Watts were deemed sufficiently qualified on Arithmetic to be
exempted according to the said resolution.
E. S. Hopping, sec. fac.
Tuesday evening Feby 21st 1826
Faculty met. No business requiring their attention, adjourned

E. S. Hopping sec.
Wilie E. Jones was this day examined and admitted to the Freshman

Class, as an irregular

E. S. Hopping
Thursday Feby 23d, 1826
William Cocke was reported to the Faculty for the crimes
of drunkenness & profanity, Several circumstances conspiring to
mitigate the punishment for such heinous crimes, the faculty decreed
the punishment of an admonition from the President, in presence of

the Faculty. No more business, adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec.
Monday Feby 27th 1826

Tuesday evening Feby 28th 1826
Faculty met, but transacted no business worthy of record,

E. S. Hopping sec
March 7th 1826
The Faculty met & adopted the following Resolution &

Disorders, in the village, having become intolerable to the peaceful
citizens, and, being charged to the students, whether justly or
unjustly, the faculty pretend not to say, it becomes requisite that
a stop be put to the possibility of the stigma attaching to the
members of College; to effect this, the faculty deem it necessary to
enforce rigidly the rules of College requiring attendance at rooms
after the ringing of the evening bell--it is therefore resolved.
That hereafter all cases of absence from rooms after the time
prescribed, sha.11 on conviction of the absentees be punished by a
fine in evry-instance of from one to fiYe Dollars each, let the
absentee be out for any cause whatever, without permission from one
of the faculty. And all students who shall be absent from their
rooms when the visiting officer shall go round, shall immediately on
return report to such officer the cause of absence or be regarded as
violaters of the laws.


E. S. Hopping
secretary of fac

(91)eTuesday evening March 14th 1826.eFaculty met no business, adjourned
E.eS . HoppingeTuesday evening March 21st 1826.
Faculty met, no business called their attention, adjouned

E. S . Hopping
Wednesday evening March 22d.
Faculty met. Isaac Walker, N. W. Cocke & H.eP. Hill were
reported to the faculty for noncompliance with the resolution of
record under date of March 7th. The penalty annexed to that violation
of that resolution was not inflicted; the said Walker, Cock & Hill
pleading ignorance of its requisitions. No more business, adjnd

E.es. Hopping.e
Thursday evening March 25, 1826

Wm. W. wnite of the Junior Class was reported to the Faculty in session,
for the crime of profane swearing. The faculty inflicted no punishment.
No more business adjourned

E. S. Hopping, secy. of faculty
Tuesday evening March 28th 1826.
Faculty met. No business, adjn.

E. S. Hopping, secy. fac
Wednesday evening March 29th, 1826.
Isaac Walker & John Barnard were reported to the Faculty for noncompliance
with the resolution of the faculty under date of March 7th.

A fine of one Dollar was imposed on each. No more business, adjourned

E. S. Hopping, sec fac

(92) Thursday March 30th 1826.
Upon the review of the examination which has just closed, the Faculty
determined that Thomas Blackshear, J. Bryan, E. Cobb L. Degrafftenreidt
Junius Hillyer J. Kinny W, Lumpkin, W, Mitchell A. Simmes A. Walker,
& G. Wyche members of the Sophomore class could not be sustained in
their examination upon Geography and therefore resolved that that the
said defaulters be required to make up said deficiency by the first
of May next, at which time they shall be reexamined.

E. S. Hopping, sec.
Second Term.
Session third.

May 1st 1826.

9 O'Clock, Faculty met. Wm. Flournoy presented himself for admission
into College, was examined & admitted to the freshman Class. Sampson
Harris was examined & admitted to the Sophomore Class.

E. S. Hopping sec
2 O'Clock.
Faculty met and proceeded to arrange the studies of the
present term. Wm. Bacon & Walter Mitchel were reported to the Faculty
for disorderly conduct at the close of last term. The Faculty being
convinced of their guilt, resolved that the said Wm. Bacon be sent to
the grammar school for the term of three months from this date, & that
the said Mitchel be dismissed from College immediately,

Attest. E. S. Hopping sec.

( 93)
Wednesday 3d May 1826

Faculty met and examined Chars. Rodgers who was admitted to
sophomore Class Wm. Rodgers & Stephens were examined & admitted to
the freshman Class

E. S. Hopping
Tuesday evening 2d May
Faculty met. W. Mitchell, who had been dismissed from College
requested a rehearing which was granted, the reconsideration of his

case was deferred to a subsequent meeting. No more business adjnd

E. S. Hopping, sec of Faculty
Tuesday May 9th 1826

Faculty met. No cause operating sufficient to change the
minds of the Faculty as expressed on the first day of this term
respecting W. Mitchel therefore by the Faculty resolved that the
sentence of dismission cannot be rescinded.
John V. F. Walker was this day examined and admitted to the Sophomore
Class. George Pearce applied for admission into College was examined
& admitted to the Freshman Class. Charles Dubignion who had been
absent from College during the whole of the last term appeared before
the Faculty and petitioned permission to join his Class. In consequence
of his absence he was not qualified to go on with his class in all
their studies. The President was requested to acquaint the Father of
said Charles with this fact & request instructions. During the time
necessarily consumed in this communications, he the said Charles is
permitted to recite with his Class in two studies. Adjourned

E. S. Hopping

( 94)eTuesday May 16th 1826eIsaac Walker was reported to the Faculty
in session for
noncompliance with the resolution of the Faculty on record under date
of March 7th. This being the 3d offence of the same kind the Faculty
resolved that he be fined in the sum of two Dollars. Adjourned

E. S. Hopping
sec of fac

The Faculty for several days have had under consideration the
application of Joseph DuPont. The circumstances connected with this
case are the following. At the close of the first session of the
first term of the present year the Parent of the said Joseph was
requested not to send him back to this Institution. A few days since
he requested restoration to College. But inasmuch as the conduct of
the said Joseph had been deemed insulting insulting to the President,
not only by the President but by the whole Faculty, the Faculty
thought it necessary, previous to the reconsideration of his application,
that he the said Joseph be required to subscribe the following
declarations & acknowledgements.

The subseriber in soliciting at the hands of the Faculty of
Franklin College, a restoratiop to its privileges, begs leave to make,
which he does with sincerity the following declarations & acknowledge


He declares that he regrets his conduct to the President in
January last, that on friday last, the idea as well as intention of
insulting the faculty directly or indirectly through contemptuous


(95)elanguage to the President was the furthest possible from his mind,
and that he is sorry that his actions should have warranted in thee


opinion of the President or of the Faculty any such construction .

.And he further promises, that if he Faculty will acceed to his
earnest request of restoration to College his course of conduct hereafter
shall be :onvincing to them that he is sincere in this declaration.

J.eM. DuPonteA true copy.
E. S. Hopping.
secretary of Facty.
Having subscribed the above, the said Joseph was restored to College.

E. S. Hopping, sec
Friday May 19th

John Lewis (of Greensboro) was examined & admitted to the
Freshman Class.

E. S. Hopping sec. fac
Tuesday 23d May
Faculty met, no business adjo""!led.

E. S. Hopping, sec.
Tuesday eve May 30th 1826

Faculty met as usual, but, no business presenting iself, they


E. S. Hopping secty. of Fae.
Wednesday May 31st '26
Notice was this evening given to those whose examination Has
not sustained on Geography, and to those who have been admitted to

College conditionally to hold themselves in readiness for an examination
on the studies in which they were deficient, which examination
shall take place two weeks from this date. adjournede

E. S. Hopping secty. fac.
Tuesday June 6th 1826.

Faculty met. No business calling their attention, adjourned

E. S. Hopping, sec. fac
Tuesday evening 13 June
Faci.llty met as usual, no business, adjourned.

E. S. Hopping, sec. fac
Thursday June 15th Faculty met. The President exhibited a number of
letters which had been transmitted to him by .Mr. C. P. Beaman. It
appeared that these letters had been sent from Athens to Mr. Beaman

as quizzes, & that he transmitted them to the President in consequence
of his belief that they ca.me from Jeremiah Wyche, a member of the
Sophomore Class in this College. A consultation was had as to the
best method of ascertaining whether Mr. Beamans suspicions were true.
As the result of this consultation the said Wyche was called before
the faculty, the said quizzes were presented to him by the President
& asked, if he had ever seen those letters before. He denied having
ever having seen them & positively disclaimed all knowledge of them.
Although the similarity in the hand writing was somewhat considerable,
yet not sufficiently striking, in the estimation of the faculty to
convict him of the crime alledged. Adjourned.

E. S. Hopping

(97)eTuesday evening June 20th 1826.
The examination of the Senior Class being brought to a
close, the Faculty met, and adjourned, to meet tomorrow at 8 O'Clock.

E. S. Hopping, secy

Wednesday June 21st 1826

Faculty met agreeably to adjournment, & adopted the following,
which was announced to the Class in due time.
The Faculty determine that each member of the Class is entitled to
the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

In awarding to the Class the several honours, the faculty made the
following arrangement.
The valedictory oration to be delivered by Daniel Chandler. The
Latin Sa.ludatory by Wm. Reynolds the English saludatory by Benjamin

T.Moseley & a philosophical oration by Paul F. Eve. The two last
honers to be considered as equal.
consequence of the largeness of
the Class, all cannot speak on the day of commencement, therefore the
Faculty made the following selections. Messrs Blackshear, Campbell,
Carter, Cowles Jones, La.mar, Ligon, Magruder and J, Meriwether to
speak on commencement day.
Those of the Class whose names have not been here enumerated to speak
on the day preceding, commencing at ten O'Clock, if it be their
pleasure so to do.
(Attest. E. S. Hopping, secy fac)
Tuesday evening June 27th 1826

Faculty met no business calling their attention, adjourned,

E. S. Hopping

Monday evening July 10th 1826e
Faculty met. Jeremiah Wyche was this evening arraigned fer
introducing into his room spirituous liquor and making & permitting

to be made a g!'eat noise in the same. He acknowledges the disturbance,

but denyed, in the most positive terms his having conveyed or
permitted to be conveyed into his room any spirituous liquors whatever.
faculty adjn to meet next day at half past 9 O'Clock.

E. S. Hopping sec.
Tuesday morning July llth

Faculty met agreeable to adjournment, & upon investigation
discovered to a certainty that the said Wyche did have liquor in his
room on the night alledged. Said Wyche was again called before the
faculty who again denyed the charge of bringing liquor into his room,
and stated that no liquor had been drur.k in his room that night. He
was informed that the Faculty had positive proof that the charges
brought him were true, & that he might think upon the subject 'till
evening. Faculty adjourned till after Prayers

E. S. Hopping
Tuesday evening July 11th

Jeremiah Wyche confessed to the Faculty in session that he
had carried liquor into his room as charged on the night aforesaid.
Whereupon the Faculty, after due consideration Resolved, That Jeremiah
Wyche for the twofold violation of the laws of College, in the introduction
of spirituous liquor into College, and the utterance of a
falsehood be fined in the sum of ten Dollars, & regard himself as being

hereafter under probation for good conduct, & he is solemnly admonished
that on his next offence against the laws of College he will be
severed from the Institution.a
(Attest) E. S. Hopping sec.

Tuesday evening, July 18th 1826.

Faculty met but did no business--adjourned.

E. S. Hoppig
July 24th 1826.

Faculty in session determined to attend the examination of
the Grammar school to be had on the Wednesday preceding Commencement
from which examination the faculty shall determine who are qualified
to enter College, which attendance shall supercede the necessity of an
examination on the following saturday, the day hitherto devoted to

the examination of candidates for College from said Grammar school.

E. S. Hopping
July 26th
The Faculty attended the examination of the Grammar school,
which took place this day. As a result of this examination the Faculty
determined to admit to College the following persons, applicants from
said Grammar school, viz. John Borders, Benjamin Beall, Franklin,
Joseph Griffin Alex. Grinnage,Haughton, William Hunt James Nesbit
Gailcaid Stoney, Amos Whitehead Thomas Wilk.ins.

E. S. Hopping sec. fac
(100)eSaturday 29th 1826.e
Finny applied for admission into College, was examined and
admitted to the Sophomore Class. Henley, Semmes, Smyth were also
examined and admitted to the Freshman Class.

August 11th 1826.

Faculty met, and proceeded to the distribution of the rooms
by Ballot. The Faculty then adjourned, to meet immediately in the
library room.

E. S. Hopping.

10 O'Clock. Faculty met according to adjournment. The President being
absent, Dr. Jackson was called to the chair, & A. Lathrop was

appointed Sec. Fae. vice E. S. Hopping resigned. Faculty then
proceeded to arrange the studies for the present term. Adjourned.

A.eLathrop Sect.e(101)eTuesday Aug. 15th, 1826e
Faculty met as usual--no business--adjourned.

A.eLathrop Sec.e
Tuesday Aug. 22d 1826
Faculty met, no business, adj.

A.eLathrop Sec,eThursday Aug. 24th 1826
Rutherford, N. Cocke, & G. Harris, & A. Hill, were detained
after prayers to answer for having been absent from their rooms
without asking permission. Their excuses were sustaied, with the
exception of Harris, who was to receive an admonition from the
President. A. L. Sec.

Tuesday Aug. 29th 1826

Faculty met, no business, adjourned.

A.eL. Sec.ye
Wednesday Aug. 30th

A petition, signed by a majority of the student, was
presented to the Faculty, asking permission cf absence from College
after Thursday evening, to attend Camp Meeting. Petition was granted.

A.eL. Seery.e
Tuesday Sept. 5th
Faculty met, no business, adj.

A.eL. Sec.ye

(102)eTuesday Sept 12theMr. R. Ware complained to the Faculty of the amount of
fines, charged in his circular, for abseoces from morning prayers, &
requested they might be diminished, alleging, as a reason, that for
many of those absences, he had sufficient excuses, which he was never
called upon to render. Request was granted, & Mr. Hopping was
authorised to take the bills for which he was never called upon, & to
cross out the absences in the same proportion as it had been done in
the bills to which he had answered.

Tuesday Sept. 19th
Faculty met, no business, adj.

Tuesd. Oct. 10th, 1826

In consequence of a scene of personal violence between
George Jones & William Rodgers, occasioned by some abusive language
of Jones upon the character of Rodgers' father--in which personal
rencontre Jones was also proved to e the aggressor, & egregiously in
fault, therefore the Faculty unanimously resolved,

l.eThat George Jones be, & he hereby is, publicly & severely
reprimanded for his attack on William Rodgers, & that he publicly
informed that nothing has saved him from instantaneous dismissal from
the Institution but his unacquaintance with a resolution of the
(103)eFaculty passed on this subject about a year since.e
2.eThat he be fined in the sum of three dollars, & be
considered in a state of probation during the remainder of his
Collegiate Junior Year.
Alvin Lathrop, Secr.y Fac.y


Tuesday Oct. 24th

Nath. Cocke, having been convicted of playing cards, some
night last week, at a house in town, therefore, the Faculty resolved,
that he be fined one dollar for absence from his room without
permission, & two dollars for playing cards, & receive an admonition
from the President in presence of the Faculty.

A.eLathrop, Sec'y Fae.e
Friday Oct. 27th

William Dubose, candidate for admission into the Freshman
Class, was examined & received--probationed, however, uoon A.rithmetic,
on which he is to undergo an examination the first of next term.

A.eLath. Secy.e
Friday Nov. 17th

The examination having this day closed, the Faculty agreed
the examination should be sustained.

A.eLathroo Sec,e
(104)eJanuary 1st, 1827--Mondaye10 A.M. Faculty met--all present--
Rev. Mr. Olin, recently appointed
Prof. of Ethics & Belles Lettres, appeared & took his seat as a
member of the Faculty.
Proceeded to the arrangements of the studies for the
ensuing term.

Jany. 1st, 2d, & 3d.

The following persons, candidates for admission into College,
were examined & received:--Macon Crawford to the Soph. Class;
Erwin to the same;--Francis Goulding to the same on probation.

Adj. A. Lathrop Sec. Fae.

To the Freshman Class, W. Harris, full standing; Francis Upson & A.
Barns on probation.

Irregulars , Gaither, Alexander, & Albert


A.eLath. Sec.e
Jan. 6th.

Iverson H. Jones, candidate for the Freshman Class,
irregular, was examined & admitted on probation

A.eLathrop, Sec.eJan. 8th Geo. M. Newton, candidate for Junior Class, was
examined & received,

A.eL. Sec.e
Jan. 9th Tues. J. N. Hall, J.eM. Knox, T. F. Scott, candidates

for Soph. Class, were examined & received.

A.eL. Sec.e
(105)eJany. 15--Wm. M. Price, candidate for the Frshman Class, was examined
& received, as irregular. A. L. Sec.e

Jany. 15th--On examination of Geo. W. Jones, who last term received
a regular dismission & now again applied for readmittance, Faculty resolved-That
said Geo. W. Jones be received on probation 'till next
April--that during the intervening time, he be allowed to join the
Junior Class in their recitations--that he be directed to apply
himself to those studies in which they were engaged during last term,
& in which, on examination, he has been found greatly deficient--&
that he be informed, if his progress in his present studies, & his
proficiency in those wherein he is now deficient, be respectable at

Lathrop, Sec. FacultyoLathrop, Sec. Facultyo
the regular examination then to take place, he will be admited to a
full standing in the Class.

Resolved also, that if said Geo. W. Jones do not apply
himself closely & assiduously as he & every student ought, or be
guilty of any overt violation of the laws, his term of probation shall
close & he be dismissed from College.

Resolved that the Secretary be directed to hand to Geo. W.

Jones, for his better knowledge, a copy of these resolutions.

(106)oJany. 18th. Wm. Baker, candidate for the Fresh. Class, was examined
& admitted, probationed on Arithmetic. A. L. Sec.oJany. 25th. John A. Calhoun,
candidate for Junior Class, examined &oreceived on probation. A. Lath. Sec.

Feb. 5th. John S. Reeves, candidate for admission, irregular in
Greek & Latin, was examined & received. A. L. Sec.

Febr. 8th. Sa.ml. Rutherford, candidate for Freshman Class, was
examined & received. A. L. Sec.oFebr. 26th Frederic Wymberly,
candidate for Freshman Class, was
examined & received on probation, irregular. A. Lathrop Sec.
Mond. & Tuesd. March 12th & 13th The Faculty investigated all the
circumstances of the affray
that took place last Saturday morning, in front of the College,
between Cocke & Bunkley, in the presence of most of the Students:--&
afier mature & calm deliberation agreed to the following resolutions:-Resolved,
that Nathaniel W. Cocke, of the Senior Class, for
a violation of the 7th article of co.apter 8th of the cole of laws, &
thro' the medium of the press insulting a fellow student;--& Wm. D.
Bunkley, of the Sophomore Class, for violation of the same article by

(107)estriking a fellow sudent; be each of them fined ten dollars, & be
suspended 'till the 15th day of .ay next; and that they be warned,
that they are held on probation for good & orderly moral conducteduring
their term of suspension.
Resolved, that John W. Womack of the Junior Class, & John

L.eLewis of the Sophomore Class, for aiding, abetting, & advising Wm.
D.eBunkley to the course pursued by him, be each fined six dollars.
A.eLathrop. Secretai-fe

March 29th. The examination having closed, the Faculty agreed the
examination should be sustained.

A. L. sec.
March 30th. The Faculty resolved that the secretary should inform

the guardian of Wm. Cabell that, in consequence of his great & long

continued inattention to all the duties of College, he cannot be

allowed to return to the Institution.

Which he has done--A. Lathrop sec.

May 1st, 1827 2d Term.

Faculty met & arranged the studies for the term. Exa.l!lined
one candidate; but the examination was not sustained, & he was not
admitted. Edwin Moore was examined at the close of last term, & ad

mitted to the Fresh.man Class. A. Lath. Sec.

(108)eMay 2d, Wednesday--Faculty met; Banon, examined yesterday,e
requested permission to join the Freshman Class on probation as ane

irregular. Granted. Dubose & Chandler, who were absent at thee

public examination, were to day examined & sustained.e

A.eLathrop Sec.e

May 3d.

The Faculty granted a petition, from the Phi Kappa Society,
that N. W. Cocke might be permitted to return to College.

A.eL. Sec.e
M.ay 9th. Sa.ml. & Wm. Roberts were examined for admittance into college,
& received into the Freshman Class; probationed on Arithmetic &
Algebra. Wm. Murray was received irregular at the first of the


A.eLathrop Sec.e
June 18th. Senior Class examined.

June 25th. The Faculty met to determine the appointments of the

Senior Class: the following distribution was made.

(Rutherford, Valedictory Oratione

Cocke, Latin Salutatory & Eng. Oration

, Floyd, English Salutatory

\..Lacy, Phiolsophica.l Oration
All the Class to Speak.

A.eLathrop, Sec,eJuly 2d. Ban.s, c ndidate for the Soph. Class, was examined &
received on probation.
A.eL. Sec.e
(109)eJuly 9th. George Vance, &eHill, candidates for the Freshman Class,
after being examined, were received on probation, provided they make
up some deficiencies in Arithmetic & Algebra, on which they are to
sustain an examination after Col!lillencement.

A.eLathrop Sec.e

Wednes. 11th July.

Resolved by the Faculty, that S. Robert, of the Fresh.man
Class, having after full investigation, been convicted of a violation
of the laws, both in assuming, in manifest disrespect to an Officer
of College, his name, while engaged in improper conduct, & in telling
a positive falsehood, as proved against him. by the testimony of his
own companions, be sentenced to the Grammar school for the residue of
the term: & that he forthwith report himself to the Instructors of
said school under penalty of the severer inflictions of the laws.

Resolved that James A. Nesbit & Aurelius Franklin also of
the Fresh. Class, for violating the laws as to the observance of the
study hours on saturday last, & absenting themselves from College
without permission, be sentenced to the same punishment for the same

A.eLath. Sec.eJuly 20th Resolved by the Faculty that A. J. Grinage, for repeated
delinquency in regard to speaking in the chapel, be sentenced to the
(110)eGrammar School the remainder of this term, & 2 weeks of the next term.e
Resolved also that Jeremiah Wyche, having oeen convicted of
violating the laws in bringing a gun into College, & that too after
the solemn admonition given him July 11th 1826 in presence of all the
students, be dismissed from the Institution.

A.eLathrop Sec.e
July 24th. Petitions were laid before the F'aculty from the two
Literary Societies of College, requesting that Jeremiah Wyche might
be restored. The Faculty, deliberately considering the history &
character of said Wyche, & the circumstances of the case, resolved

that they could not comply with the petions.

A.eLath. Sec.e
Wed. 25th July. The following candidates for the ne..-rt Freshman Class,
from the Grammar School, after examination, were admitted, on
condition that, before the 12th of August, they study the roots i
Arithmetic. Harr-1 Wymoerly, James W. Porter, Saml. D. Mitchell,
Charles Kenny, Wm. H. Mitchell, John Dobbins, Charles C. F. Campbell,
Wm. Franklin, James Strobert, John Lamar. Also Theodore Dwight
irregular in Greek.

A.eLathrop Sec.e
July 26th thursday. Foster, candidate for the present Freshman

Class, was examined & received, provided be make up some deficiencies

in Algebra before the 12th of August.

A.eLath. Sec.e
(111} July 26th Thurs. Freshman Class was examined & sustained.

A.eLath. Sec.eJuly 27th Friday. Sophomore Class examined & sustained.
A.eL.eJuly 28th Junior Class examined & sustained.
July 30th. Wm. & James Ada.ms, candidates for the present Sophomore
Class, examined & admitted on probation, provided they make up some
deficiencies in Geography & Algebra & Euclid.

A.eL. Sec.e
Resolved by the Faculty that the parents of Geo. W. Jones be requested
& advised to ta.e him from the Institution.

A.eL. Sec.e

Friday Aug. 10th. Faculty met, & arranged the studies for the present

A.eL. Sec.e
Benj. Glover Shields, candidate for Soph. Class was examined on Latin,
Greek, & Eng. Grammar, & was received, probationed however unon
Arithmetic & Algebra, on which he is to sustain an examination 6 or

8 weeks hence.

A.eLath. Sec.eSat. Aug. 11th. Bennet Harris, candidate for Freshman Class, was
examined & received on probation.
A.eL. Sec.eMond. Aug. 13th. Howard, candidate for Freshman Class, was
examined & received, provided he make up his deficiency in Arithmetic

(112)eby the first of January next.e
A.eLath. Sec.e
Friday August 31st.

Alex. Drysdale made complaint to the Faculty against John
Lamar, of the Freshman Class, or abusive & violent conduct. Cn
investigation it appeared, that, after some vioent altercation,
originating in some impertinence on the part of Lamar, hile Drysdale
was quietly sitting, the same evening, at the supper table, Lamar came
up behind him, & inflicted a violent blow upon his head. The youth of
Lamar, his short residence in College, & his ignorance of the laws,
saved him from dismission;--& the Faculty resolved, that he should go
to the Grammar school one month;--& if, during that period, his conduct
be unexceptionable, & his habits, in all respects, good, he may resume

his place in college. A. Lathrop sec.

Sept. 18th. Whereas Robert Toombs & William Rembert have been in the

habit of indulging in loud laughing & boisterous conversation in their

room,e&, upon admonition, waxed worse & worse,

Therefore by the Faculty resolved that they be each fined in the sum

of two dollars."

A.eLath. Seer.e
(113)eSept. 18th.. J. W. Womack & Wm. D. Bunkley, having been convicted of
being engaged last saturday night, in conduct highly disorderly, in
violation of the laws of College, & to the great annoys.nee of the
citizens of Athens; were directed by the Faculty to withd.!-aw themselves
& their effects from the College before to-morrow night, in a
quiet & peaceable manner, considering themselves no longer members of the Institution. A. Lath. Sec.

Sept. 19th. J.M. Hines, of the Junior Class, having been convicted
of bringing spirits into his room last saturday night, & thus gi1ring
occasion to much disorder, was, by decision of the Faculty, fined in
the sum of fi ye dollars: --the punishment being made comparatively
light, in regard to the correctness of his previous conduct, his
manifest contrition, & the shortness of his residence in College.

A.eLath. Seer.eSept. 19th Albert Wray, of the Junior Class, being convicted of
halloing, in a disrespectful manner, from the window of College, on
sunday last, to a stranger peaceably riding through the campus, was,
by the Faculty, fined two dollars:--& it was also resolved that a letter
should be written to his father, giving an account of his standing &

character. A. Lath. Seer.

(114)eSept. 25th. A. Barron, of the Sophomore Class, having conYicted of
disorderly conduct during di Yine service in the Chapel, by scraping,
was by the Faculty, sentenced to the Grammar School during the
remainder of the present term.e
A.eL. Seer.e
P.M. On farther investigation, the preceding punishment was altered,e
& the Faculty resolved, that, A. Barron of the Sophomore Class, & Wm.
Cocke of the Junior Class, being satisfactorily & fully proved, by the
disinterested testimony of respectable citizens of the village, to
have joined in outraging the services of religion by their conduct in
the chapel at several times, be consistently with the laws of the
Institution, dismissed from this College.
A.eLath. Seer.eSept. 28. Mr. Moffit having demanded the charges
upon which vim. Cocke
was dismissed, & the names of the witnesses, the Faculty resolved
that they could not consistently yield up the names of the witnesses,
nor alter their decision:--whereupon Mr. Moffit appealed to the
A.eL. Sec.e
Oct. 2d. A. Barron presented a petion to the Faculty, deploring his
errors, & praying to be restored--refused.

A.eL. Sec.e
(115)eJany. 1st, 1828. Faculty met, among whom Mr. B. B. Eoppins appeared
& took his seat as a member, vice E. s. Hopping resigned. White &
Henderson, candidates for admission to the Sophomore Class, after
examination, were received, the latter probationed on Algebra.
A.L. Secy.

Jany 2d, Tuesday.

Franklin, Borders & Whitehead, of the Sophomore Class, who
were not sustained at the public examination last term, were reexamined,
upon which Borders was sustained;--& Franklin & Whitehead
were probationed upon Algebra, upon which they are to be again
examined after six weeks, & if they make up their present deficiencies,
very well--but otherwise, are to return to the Freshman Class.

A.eL. Seery.eDoctor Waddel laid before the Faculty a communication from
R.Toombs, upon which the Secretary was ordered to reply that the
Faculty could do nothing more in his case.
A.eL. Seery.e

(116)eJany. 3d, Wm. Franklin, C. Kenney, & John La.mar, of the Freshman
Class, who were not sustained at the close of last term, were reexamined,
but again not sustained, & the Faculty felt it necessary to
remand them indefinitely to the Grammar School.
A.eL. Seery.e
P.M. Faculty arranged the studies for the different classes. Ateprayers, a promise
of obedience to the laws of College was exacted
from all the students, according to the requisition of the new Code.
A, L. Seery.

Jany. 4th. Faculty resolved that it was expedient hence forward to
have no recitations monday morning before breakfast.

A.eL. Seery.e
Jany. 7th. Ebenezer Williams, candidate for the Fresh.man Class, was

examined & received, probationed on Arithmetic & Geography.

A.eL. Seery.e

P.M. R. E. Belcher, candidate for Feshman Class, was examined, &
received, probationed on Arithmetic & Geography.
A.oL. Seery.o

Jany. 8th. Wallace Howard, candidate for Sophomore Class, was
examined & re ce i red .

A.oL. Seery.oJany. 9th, Wednesday. J. S. Reeves, who went home last term without
permission, having acknowledged the ipropriety cf his conduct, was
allowed to resume his place in his Class.
A.oL. Seery.o
(117)oJany. 14th, Monday. James Brannon, candidate for Freshman Class, was
examined & receiYed, probationed on Arithmetic & Geography of ft.merica.o
A.oL. Seery.oJany. Wm. P. White, ca..didate for Freshman Class, was examined &
received on probation. A. L. Sec.

Febr. 28th Edward Herron, candidate for Sophomore Class was examined
& received.

A.oL. Sec.o
March 26th Junior Class was examined, & the examination sustained.

A.oL. Sec.o
March 27th Sophomore Class was examined, & the examination sustained.

A.oL. Sec.o
March 28th Freshman Class was examined, & the examination of all

sustained. Term closed. A.oL. Seery.o

April 16th, 1828 Second Term.

aculty met & arranged the studies.
A.eL. Sec.e
April 18th. Bolling Hall, candidate for Freshman Class, was examined

& received on probation. A. L. Sec.

April 23. Thomas J. Moore, candidate for Freshman Class, was examined
& received;--probationed on Geography.

A.eL. Seery.e
(118)eMay 1st. Joseph Saffold, candidate for College, was examined &
received into the Freshman Class.
A.eL. SeeryeMay 19th. aculty determined that hereafter, in appointing the
Junior Orators, they would be governed solely by the members in the
Class belonging to the respective Literary Socieies.

A.eL. Seery.e
May 27. John M. M. Caldell, candidate for Soph. Class, as examined
& received, probationed on Geography & Geometry & Algebra.

A.eL. Seery.eMay 28th. Thomas Dyer, ca.didate for Sophomore Class, was examined &
received, probationed on GeometrJ.
A.eL. Seery.e
June 21st. The bell having been mischievously removed, the Faculty
resolved that, until it be restored, the students should be summoned
for attendance upon college services by sound of trumpet.

A.eL. Sec.e

June 30th Faculty a.greed, in compliance with a request of the
students, to join them in their resolution of wearing the manufactures
of this State, so far as practicable.

A.oL. Seery.o
(119)oJuly 7 & 8 Senior Class examined, & the examination sustained.
July 9th Faculty met to determine the appointments of the Senior

Class: the following distribution was made.

(1ee, Valedictcr-J Oration
1 Cassels, Latin Salutatory & Eng. Oration.

Newton, Eng. Salutatoryl S. Harris, Scientific Orationo

(Mitchell, Cobb, G. Haris, J. Walker, Hayes, Blackshear & Calhou. to
speak English Orations.

Aug. 3d. Faculty determined to sustain the examination of all the

members of the different classes, & that they be permitted to rise:-

but that Franklin & Whitehead, Sophomores, be required to prepare,

for undergoing a thorough examination after the recess, the forer on

Greek Grammar, the la7-ter on French Gra.mraar.

A.oL. Seery.o
Sat. Aug. 5th. Examination ct' Candidates for the Fresh..'-:l.an Class, 20

of whcm were receivec. on probatin, viz. ifay, Mallard, J. Flurnoy,

Batty, J. Lumpkin, Jones, Fulton, Bowdr-J, H. I'homas, S. Thomas,
Stevens, Lewis, Fra.."Llin, Kenney, Holt, Blackshear, Espy, J. B:rJan,
Baker, & A. Wright. Batty & Bryan probationed on Arithmetic. Ragan
examined only on Arithmetic & Eng. Grammar for the purpose of entering

as an irregular. A. L. Seery,

(120)eAug. 4th. Bouchelle, candidate for Freshman Class, examined &ereceived.
Aug. 4th. Shelman, candidate for entrance as an irregular, examined
& received, probationed on Arithmetic & Algebra, on which he is to be
examined at the close of the ensuing term.e
A.eL. Seery.e
Aug. Wm. McKinley, candidate for Junior Class, was examined &
received, probationed on Algebra.

Aug. 6th James Rupert, candidate for Sophomore Class, was examined
& received on probation. A. L. Seery.

Aug. 7th. Edward Knott, candidate for Sophomore class, examined, &
found sustainable in Latin & Greek--deficient in Arithmetic, Algebra
& Geography--recommended for entrance on probation.

A.eL. Seery.eAug. 13th. Robert Alexander, candidate for Sophomore Class, was
examined & received--probationed on Algebra.
A.eL. Seery.e
Aug. 14th. Wm. Bacon, candidate for Fresh. Class, examined & received,
probationed on Greek Grammar till Nov. 1st. H. W. Kneeland & Wm.
Wiggins, candidates for Sophomore Class, examined & received, probationed
on Geogr. & Arith. till Nov. 1st. Lenr. Robison, candidate
for Sophomore Class, examined & received, probationed on Algebra till

(121)eNov. 1st & on Gecgr. & Arith, till Jany. 1st.e
A.eLathrop Seery.eAug. 15th. B. T. Russel, candidate for Freshman Class, examined &
received, probationed on Arithmetic. A. L. Seery.

Do. John Low, member of the Senior Class, dismissed at the request
of his father. Also John Hines, member of the Senior Class, dismissed
at his father's request. Also John Knox, member of Junior Class,
dismissed at his father's request.

A.eL. Secr-1.e

Do. Proff. Jackson resigned his office as Inspector of the College

Edifices, & Mr. Hopkins was appointed as his successor.

A.eL. Sec:rJ.e
Aug. 18. P.ll the students who have recently been admitted to College,
except Kenny, Jones & Rupert, who were absent, this morning in the
Chapel after prayers, took the promise of obedience to the laws as
required by the code.

A.eL. Seery.e
Aug. 18th Brazil & ester, candidates for the Fresruna.n Class as
irregulars in Greek, were examined & received on probation. Norwood
also received on probation; & all were reminded, that, being very
deficient, they would unavoidably be discontinued u.less, by very
assiduous application, they should make a very manifest improvement.

A.eL. Seery.e
{122) 19th. F. McKenna, candidate for Junior Class, examined & received-probationed

A.eL. Seery.e25th. John Gaulden, was examined & received into the Freshman Class
on probation. A. L. Secrf.

28th James Gardner was examined & received into the Sophomore Class.

A.eL. Seery.e

Oct. 30th Senior Class examined & sustained.

Jov. 1st Junior Class examined & all sustained

Nov. 2d Sophomore Class examined & all sustained.

Nov. 3d monday. Freshman Class examined & all sustained. A.eL.e

Nor. 4th College adjourned till the first of January.

A.eL. Seery.eJany. 1st, 1829 Faculty examined Mr. Price in Cicero De Oratore,
Euclid & Trigonometry, which examination was sustained.
A.eL. Sec. Fae.e
Jany. 2d J. Bouchelle, Hester & Saffold, candidates for Freshman
Class, were examined & received. Mr. Mackleroy was also examined &
received into the Junior Class. Also Wm. Crawford was examined &
received into the Freshman Class. Also Francis Goulding, after

(123)ehaving been necessarily absent from College, one year, was allowed,
upon application, to take the same standing he held when he left, &
therefore entered the Junior Class one term advanced.e
A.eL. Sec. Facy.e
Jany. 5th Faculty made an arrangement of the studies for the present

term. A. L. Sec. Facy.

Jany 8th Lecount & Archer, candidates for Freshman Class, were
examined & received on probation.

A.eL. Sec, Facy.e
Jany. 9th. Gunby was examined & received into the Freshman Class on

probation. A. T.at:::-cp S. F.

Jany. 12th A. B, Stanley was exa.:nined & received irregular.


Febr. 16th William Taylor was examined for the Freshman Class &
received on probation. A. L. Seery.

March 4th. James Gardner & Wm. Bacon were fined by the Faculty each

one dollar for purchasing a turkey of a negr, & inviting other

students during study hours to partake of it wit hem: also one

dollar each for disrespect to an officer of College in continuing

disorderly conduct in their room immediately after being reproved for


Thomas WiLkins was fined two dollars for a similar offence with that
first mentioned; the offence being deemed greater because he knew the

(124)efore-mentioned students had been dealt with that day for their
similar misconduct.
Resolved that every student be fined one dollar who admits a negro
into his room without permission of the Faculty and the further
sum of one dollar for
purchasing any thing from a negro in College.
A.Lathrop Seery.

March 10th Gideon Alston was examined & received on probation into
the Sophomore Class. A. L. Seery.
Samuel Spencer entered the Freshman Class on probation.

S.L. Seery.

March 31st, term closed, after the examination, in which all were
sustained recess until the 16th of April.

A.L. Seery.

April 16th. College exercises again commenced, & the studies arranged
for the ensuing term. 107 students now members of the Institution.

A.L. Secy.

May 18th. John Richard Reid was examined & received into the
Freshlnan Class on probation.

A.oL. Seery.o
(125)oJuly 3d. Examination of the Senior Class having closed, & all
sustained, the Faculty met this morning, & made the following appointments.
Crawford -Valedic. Oration
Scott oDivide the 2d honor, one to speak a Latin, the other
Vasonoan Eng. Oration, for which they are to draw lots. The


lot gave Scott the Latin.

Divide the 3d honor, Pearce to deliver an Oration on
Natural, Smyth on Moral Science.
J.oAda.ms)oHillyer /
Moreland English Oration, on subjects of their own selection.
Moore }


Fulwood To draw for 2 English Orations.

Heard Upon drawing, the orations fell to Heard & Waddel.



Valed. Orator allowed 20 minutes--the others limited to 10.

A.oLathrop. SeC!'"J,o
July 29th. Fresh.man Class examined,&, though some were very
deficient, all were allowed to rise.

July 30th. Sophomore Class examined, except Alexander, & all
sustained, except Alston, who, being exceedingly deficient, was

(126)oallowed to drop into the next Class.oJuly 31st. Junior Class examined,
except Caldwell, who was sick, &oGriffin, who absented himself from the
examination on Mah. & Gr.oTest., & Hill, who was absent from the whole
examination. Franklin & Whitehead were not sustained upon Nat. Phil.
--The others allowed to rise.
August 31st. Candidates from the Gram. School, for the Freshma.. Class,
were examined. Of 25 Candidates, the following 20 were admitted on
probation: Clayton, Cobb, Degraffenreidt, Deering, Jackson, Milledge,
Banks, Woolridge, Skrine, Foster, Grant, Henderson, Lillebridge, 'fim,
Borders, J. & M. Henning, A. Walker, Meek, Mitchell & Wilkins. Many
of these, however, were very deficient, & they were notified, that
they would be liable to frequent examinations, before the Faculty,
during the ensuing term, & to be dropped whenever found too deficient
to proceed with credit & approbation. The other ca..didates, the
Faculty could no feel themselves warranted to receive;--their deficiency
appeared too great to allow of their admission ;--if, however,
they or their friends wish that they may haire a second trial, the
Faculty are willing to allow them a re-examination.

A.oLathrop, Seery. Fae.o
August 3d. Re-examined Crump, B. Franklin, & King, but they could not,
in the opinion of the Faculty, be admitted.

(127)oAug. 4th. Montgomery & Johnson were examined & admitted into the
Sophomore Class. A. Lathrop Seery.

Aug. 5th. Commencement day. After the Public Exhibition, the
exercises of College were suspended till thursday, 13th of this month.

Aug. 6th. The rooms were distributed under the direction of the

Aug. 13th. Term commenced--morning prayers in the Chapel oy Mr.
Church, now President, Dr. Waddel having resigned.

A, L. Sery. Faculty.

Branham, J. H. Lumpkin, & Francis Upson were examined & received into
the Sophomore Class on probation.

Also Bacon examined & received into the FreshmE.D. Class on probation.
Also Edw. Harden, on probation.

Aug. 17th. Ebenezer Starnes examined & received into the Junior Class,
probationed on Math. C.oR. Ketchum examined & received into the Soph.
Class. Rob. M. Phinizy examined & received into the Fresh.man Class on
probation. A. L. Seery Fae.

Aug. 18th. Jacobus Watts examined & received ir.to the Freshman Class
on probation;--irreg. i 2reek.

A.oL. Seery.o
(138)oResolved by the Faculty that no student shall receive under his chargeo
any individual for the purpose of instruction.
--made 8 or 10 days ago but not inscribed in its proper

place. A.oL. Seery. Fae.o

Sept. 16th. Ashurst, Flurnoy, S. Thomas, Alston & nolt, all of the
Sophomore Class, were found in the room of the two first mentioned,

with a bottle of wine; & Ashurst had been drinking so much as to be
partially intoxicated. Holt & S. Thomas appear to have been least
culpable, & declare they had no agency in introducing the wine, & had
made no use of any of it. Alston appeared to have been very
prominently concerned, & to have been actively engaged in filling the
glass, & encouraging its circulation. Upon their expression, however,
of sincere regret, with promise of unexceptionable conduct on all
occasions in future, the President & myself agreed to pass over the
matter in silence, warning them, however, that in case of future
impropriety, this also would be remembered.

A.aL. Secy.aSept. 21st. William Cocke, who was 2 years ago dismissed on a charge
of disorderly conduct, presented to the Faculty a respectful petion to
be restored. The Faculty, after considering his case, & viewing all
the circumstances, consented to grant his petion, & to receive him
{139) on probation for one year; after which, if his conduct in the meantime
should be such as to entitle him to their confidence, he should be
considered a student in full & honorable standing. He was accordingly
admitted into the Junior Class.

A.aL. Seery.a
Sept. 22d. The Sophomore Class being too large to be heard with
convenience by one Instructor, the Faculty, after consulting together,
determined that it was very desirable that it should be divided.
Accordingly two diYisions were made, he first, consisting of 18,

to recite to Mr. Hopkins as usual, & the other, consisting of 17, to

recite to myself in Latin & Greek.

A.aL. Seery.a

Oct. 13th. Last satl.U'day night, Oct. 10th, near midnight several

students were fou.d together eating fowls etc. purchased of 2 negroes,

who were then in the room. J. Bryan & A. Wright, occupants of the

room, were fined each 2 dollars, & Branham & Skrine, each l dollar.

As they were quiet, & intended no disturbance, their names were not

publicly mentioned in the Chapel, but the general fact, & the fine

imposed, were mentioned.

The same night, & directly after, a company of students was fund in

a.n u.occupied house at some considerable distance from College. They
(130)ohad cordial & wine, fowls & cakes, etc., together with fiddling &
noisy dancing, & made considerable disturbance, & gave occasion,
though unintentionally, to much alarm & disorder. The meeting appears
to have been suddenly got up, & no disorder intended. Several of
those concerned were among the most respectable & orderly young men
in College. They were, of the senior Class, D. White, Smyth, Vance,
Henderson, McKinne;--Juniors, T. J. Moore, Taylor, Wiggins, Starnes;-Sophomores,
Alston, J. Bouchelle & F. Bouchelle. After considering
all the circumstances, the Faculty determined to exercise indulgence,
not to mention their names publicly, yet to administer a general
public admonition, accompanied with suitable remarks, & to impose a
fine on each, but leaving the precise amount for the present undetermined.
A. L. Seery.o

Oct. 28th. Senior Class examined & all sustained.
Oct. 29th. Junior Class examined & all sustained.
Oct. 30th. Sophomore Class examined & all sustained.

(131)oNov. 2d. Freshman Class examined.o

Nov. 3d. Term closed, after the speaking of the Senior Class, &
College exercises suspended until 1st of January.

Jany. 1st 1830,

The exercises of College again commenced. Faculty met; Rer.
Mr. Shannon, recently appointed Prof, of Languages, appeared & took
his seat as a member. Wm. H. Harris, Jas. C. Cozby, Hedges T. Conger,
Jas. W, Freeman, Daniel Ingles, Jas. H. George, & Abednego Franlin,
were examined for the Freshmr... Class & admitted on probation for 3
months, especially on Arithmetic.

Jany. 4th. Charles S. Gaulden, Thos. W. Harris, Barton C. Pope were

examined & admitted on probation into the Freshman Class, probationed

especially on Arithmetic. Arrangement of the studies made by the

Faculty. A. L. Seery.

Jany. 6th. John L. Kirkpatrick was examined & received into the
Sophomore Class on probation, being deficient in Arithmetic & F.J.gebra.

A.eL. Seery.eJany. 7th. Blanton Means, August Reese , & Ab rah. G. McAfee, were
examined & admitted to the Freshman Class on probation.
A.eLath. Seery.e
(132)eJany. 8th. William B. rrlhite, & Tinsley S. Rucker were examined; the
last admitted into the Freshman Class; the other to recite Algebrae
with thac Class, but Geography & Geometry with the Sophomore Class,
with the purpose of reviewing his Classics privately, & next August
be examined for a regular admission to the Junior Class.e
A.eL. Seery. Fae.e

Jany. 14th. Joseph Bryan, of the Sophomore Class, was called before
the Faculty to answer for having used violent & menacing language to
an Officer of College while in the discharge of official duty. The
Faculty, considering the general character & deportment of Bryan, his
frequent delinquencies, & his prevailing inattention to good order &
propriety of conduct, deemed this fresh & aggravated offence an ample
ground for immediate dismission. As he appeared, however, to be
thoroughly sensible of the impropriety, both of his conduct in this
instance, & of his general habits since he first became a member of
College; & as he appeared resolved, if allowed still to remain, to
pursue hereafter, on all occasions, an upright, unexceptionable &
honorable course:--the Faculty determined to extend to him their
indulgence:--assuring him, that they a.re willing to forget all the
past, & will freely give him, in future, their cordial approbation,
if he will make becoming efforts to deserve their approbation:--yet
warning him, should he again transgress, or should he fail to give
(133)oproofs of a radical reformation, not to expect any farther extension
of their clemency.
A.oLathrop, Sec. F'cy.o

Jany. 25th. Wm. B. White, who entered Ja.y. 8th, finding himself

very deficient, & unable to go on comfortably with the Sophomore
Class, adopted the judicious resolution to enter the Freshman Class,
& take a regular course.

A.oL. Seery.o
Jany. 26th. The following 9 students were selected by the Faculty
from the Junior Class, according to a resolution of the Board of
Trustees, to spea. pieces of their own composition seturday 13th of

March next, the selections having been ade agreeably to heir
circulars; Belcher, Campbell, Gardner, B. Harris, S. l4itchell, Moore,
Robertson, Robinson, & Saffold.

A.eL. Seery. Fae.e
Jany. 27th. Wm. Cocke, of the Junior Class, informed the Faculty
that, finding his funds more scanty than he had previously supposed,

& having an opportunity of entering immediately into good business, he
felt constrained to leave College, & therefore considered himself no
longer a member. A. L. Seery.

(134)eAt a meeting of the Faculty of Frank. Coll.
Febr. 5th, 1830, occasior.edeby the recent death of Judge Cobb, the
following resolutions were adopted. Whereas it hath pleased
Almightly God to remove by death
the Hon. Thos. W. Cobb, who has been for many years an efficient
member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin College, & an unwavering,
invaluable friend to the Institution; therefore,

Resolved, that the Faculty deeply deplore this afflictive
dispensation of Providence, by which Society has lost a bright
ornament, Republicanism a zealous advocate, & Franklin College a
uniform, consistent, & devoted friend.

Resolved, further, that as a testimony of our respect for
the character, & our gratitude for the services, of Judge Cobb, & as
an evidence of our regret for the loss which Franklin College has
sustained in his death, we will ware crosse on the left arm for the
space of 30 days.

Resolved, that the Editor of the Athenian be requested to
publish the foregoing resolutions in his next paper.

A.oLathrop, Seery.o
(135)oFebr. 16th. Mr. Wm. L. Mitchell, recently appointed by the Trustees
Tuter, took his place as a member of the Faculty, & assumed the
charge of the Freshman Class, in 2 divisions, in Algebra, & of the
first division in Xenophon.o

A.oLathrop, Sec.o
Febr. 23d. Griffin & T,fymberly, of the Senior Class, were reported to
have gone to Watkinsville 2 weeks ago to attend a ball. They were
called upon, & admitted the truth of the report--confessing that, as
they left College after dark, & returned before light next morning,
they had hoped they would not be discovered. They were each fined
$5. by the decision of the Faculty.

A.oLathrop, SeC!"'J.o
March 11th. Skrine of the Freshman Class, was convicted of keeping

cards; & though he at first stoutly denied, he afterwards confessed.

He was fined five dollars, & duly admonished in presence of the

Faculty. A. Lathrop Secy,

M.arch 22d. Saffold, of the Junior Class, having failed to perform the
part assigned him in the Junior Exhibition, the Faculty considering the
delinquency as of dangerous example, though extreme diffidence appears
to have been the cause in this instance, imposed a fine of five
dollars, & admonished him publicly, & cautioned all others to bwa

(136)oof imitating such delinquency, as it would not, if it should again
occur, meet with the same degree of indulgence.o
A.oL. Secy.o

March 31st. Term closed after examination of the Classes, in which

all were condiionally sustained. Secretary directed, however, to

advise the father of Watts, Freshman, to withdraw him from the
Institution, inasmuch as his inattention, idleness, bad health, &

palpable deficiencies render it impossible for him to go on with his

Class in any credit or comfort.

A.oD. Sec.o
April 16th. Duties of College again commenced. Faculty met &
arranged the studies for the Term.

A.oLathrop, Sec,o
April 27th. Selected 12 from the Sophomore Class, the highest on

the scale, to deliver original speeches Wednesday, the 9th of June

next--each to speak but 10 minutes. The Faculty also determined

that 7 speakers should be chosen from the Junior Class, 4 from the

D.S. & 3 from the Phi Kap. to deliver orations the day beforeoCommencement.
A.oL, Secy.o
April 30th. The Faculty complied with the request of the Societies,
that 6 might be chosen from the Phi Kappa, & 5 from the Dem. Soc.-but
only on these conditions, that each speaker be strictly limited
to 10 minutes--that no change be made in their speeches as corrected
& authorised by the proper Officer--& that for every minute which any
one speaks above the time prescribed, he be fined 50 cents; & also
se'lterely fined if he make any additions or alterations in his
corrected speech.o
A.oL. Secy.o


May 4th. J. Henning, cf the Freshman Class, withdrew privately from

College. A. L. Secy.


May 30th. Seven members of the Freshmen Class, Reesse, Foster,

Lillebridge, Dearing, eans, Phinizy & Fra."lklin, were convicted, boh

by ample testimony & their own confessions, of having been concerned,

though in different degrees, in ver-; disorderly conduct;--such as

pulling down fences, tearing up corn, blocking up avenues, drawig

away a waggon & sulky & throwing them into the river, & brea..ing off

the railing of the bridge. Franklin, as least concerned, was admonished.
Phinizy, as more active, was also admonished, & fined $5.00. Dearing

& Means, still more culpable, were publicly admonished, fined, each
10 dollars, & put on probation till the 10th of Nov. next. Reesse,
Lillebridge & Foster, as the yrincipal agents, in addition o the
penalties last mentioned, were required to read a public confession
in the Chapel, before Faculty & Students. Foster declined reading
the confession, & was therefore immediately dismissed. But the
following day, in compliance with the earnest intercession of some of
his friends, & especially one of the Trustees, whose good offices naci
been solicited,--seconded by his own humble request, & apparently
sincere contrition for his conduct--he was allowed, after reading a
public confession, & acknowledging, that, if he failed hereafter to
exhibit a faithful compliance with all the rules of College, he
shouliodedcr;e tooo instantly sent from the Institution:--he was again
received on probation.o

A.oLathrou, Seery.o

June 11th. Holt, of the Sophomore Class, & Pope, of the Freshman
Class, room-mates, having been convicted of quarrelling, of telling
what was not true, especialoly Pope, & of having procured cordial &
used it in their room, were fined each 3 dollars, & sentenced to
receive an adllloniticn before the Faculty. Gaulden also, of the

(139) Freshman Class, for having associated with them in procuring &
drinking the cordial was fined one dollar. Pope was placed in a
different room. A. L. Seery.o

June 14th. Gaulden, Sophomore Class, went into the country on sunday,
without permission,o&, upon being questioned, told a falsehood, saying
he had obtained permission, that he afterwards explained by saying
he meant he had obtained permission from himself. He was admonished
before the Faculty, & fined three dollars.

A.oL. Seery.o14th. A number of students left College at night, & went to a
drinking house, where three of them, Griffin, Campbell & Wiggins,
became intoxicated, & exhibited a degrading spectacle upon their
return. These three were fined each six dollars, & publicly admonished,
& warned that any similar act in them would be nunished with
dismission or expulsion. The others were fined each two collars:-Rupert.
Simmes, W. Mitchell, Wymberly, Dyer, Nesbit. Robinson, Grinage,
Starnes, & Vance. A. L. Seery.

(140)oJuly 2d, 1830. The Senior examination having closed, the Faculty met
to assign the honors, & determine who should take part in the
Exhibition at Commencement. Taking into view the final examination
& the circulars of their previous course, the Faculty considered
Henderson, Howard, Hunt & White as equal, & entitled to draw for the

Valedictorf, the Latin Salutatory, the English Salutatory, & an
Oration on Some Subject of Natural Science. That McKinley, whose
final examination was equal to that of any, but who had been here but
2 years, & had never susained an examination on French, should rank
next after these four, & should deliver an Oration on some subject of
Moral Science. Upon Casting lots, the result was as follows:-

Valedictory Oration --D.eS. White

Latin Salutatory H. L. Henderson

English Salutatory --W. Howard

Natural Science --Wm. Hunt
Moral Science -----Wm. McKinley

The following eight were determined, by the circulars, to
be in order of merit as here mentioned:--SI!t'Jth, McElroy, Dyer,
Goulding, Herron, Vance, Elliot & Foster. These to deliver English

(141)eOrations. The Valedictory not to exceed in length 20 minutes--the two
Philosophical Orations not to exceed 15 minutes, the others not to
exceed 10 minutes. This arrangement to be strictly adhered to, on
account of the large number, 13, of the spea..ers.e
A.eLathrop Sec.eJuly 3d. Phinizy, of the Freshman Class, whose examination on Greek
was not sustained last term, was again examined this morning. Harden,
Milledge & Lillebridge, under similar circumstances, were reexamined
in Algebra. Their several cases were deferred till the examination
at the close of this te?:'lll. Norwood, who was to have been examined at
the same time, requested permission to have his case deferred till the
close of the term, which was gra.ted.
A.eLathrop, Sec.e

July 6th, Tuesday. The Faculty met repeatedly yesterday & to day to
investigate the conduct of Albert Sinnnes , of the Senior Class, & after
much deliberation, the following article was drawn up, & read in the
chapel before the students, in the evening after prayers.

It has been with sincere pain that the Faculty have found
themselves again compelled to enter upon a course of judicial

investigation. The circumstances that transpired on Saturday last,
were of such a character as to demand from them i:mnediate attention,
& that attention has accordingly been given.
In the prosecution of the investigation, the testimony of the parties
concerned, as well as that of other members of College, adduced in
their behalf, was heard, & impartially weighed;--& upon this testimony
has the decision been made.
A legal maxim exists, that every man's house is his castle, & that
there he is sacred. Acting on this principle alone, & setting out of
view altogether the laws of College, the Faculty would say, that the
conduct of Albert Simmes was unjustifiable, & deserved severe censure;
but when, superadded to this, will be found a violation of seire!"alelaws
of the University, & that violation of a gross charac-cer, the
Faculty feel that were they to subject Mr. Simmes to the seYerest
College penalty, they should be justified as not departing from the
path of duy prescribed to ttem by their obligations.eThe facts are these:--
A private conversation, arising, as
is acknowledged by the idividual to whcm it was addressed, from the
purest motives towards himself personally, was repeated,e&, as the
Faculty regret to say, under exaggerated colors, to Mr. Simmes at an
early hour of the day:--fom: or five hours afterwards, and when

(143)oconsequently the heat of passion could not be pleaded, Mr. Simmes
went, in violation of the laws of College, ..rith a dirk in his bosom,
& entered Mr. McElroy's room demanding satisfaction. After a few
words of altercation, he declares that he will have vengeance,
accompanying that assertion with violent gesticulation. To repeated
directions to leave the room, a positive refusal is given, & a contest
arises in which the dirk is drawn & brandished, & the declaration
repeated with a profane oath that he would have vengeance. The
presence of an Officer & of several students, however, cause the
dispute to cease in the room; but while descending the staircase,
positive testimony exists that he exclaimed "The damned Scoundrel:-
'11 be the death of him be fore supper."o
Such is the recital of facts, as testified & proved before
the Faculty; & they feel that the whole outrage is of such a character
as to warrant innnediate expulsion from the Institution.

In consequence, however, of their disposition to execute
the laws more in mercy than in justice, & especially at the earnest
intercession of the Individual in whose person the laws were thus
outraged, the Faculty are willing to pass as lightly over the crime as
they can; & further, as the act is unprecedented in the annals of

(144)oCollege, to refer the whole business to the Trustees, before whom it
will be laid. But for the future government of the Institution, it isoby themo
Resolved, that if hereafter any student shall, either in
the College buildings, or in their precincts, or in the village, draw
a dirk, or any other deadly weapon whatever, against any student, or
other person, he shall be without delay expelled from the Institution.

A, Lathrop Seery.

Saturday July 31st, 1830. The Faculty met according to previous

notice in the public papers for the purpose of examining candidates
for admission into College, when the following applicants were examined
and admitted into the Freshman class upon strict probation and
also upon condition of reciting every saturday morning before breakfast.
Moses L. Barrow, David Blount, Jno. Jas. Flurnoy, Jno. Linton,
Crawford W. Long, Wm. H. Merriwether, Franklin Nesbit, Jas. Perkins,
Thomas Park, Jas. H. Saye, Fred. Sherrod, G. Toombs, J. Toombs, Saml.

G.oWatkins, Geo. Williams, John Dyer. The following applicants upon
examination were admitted into the Sophomore Class; Hugh O. K. Nesbitt,
Abner Powers, Jno. Whitehead. The following applicants upon examination
were admitted into the Junior Class; Jno. Forsyth, Jno. M. M.
Caldwell, Jas. Wiggins.
Wednesday August 4th 1830. The term closed to-day & the College was

adjourned until thursday the 12th inst.

Thursday Aug. 4. The rooms were drawn for in the terms of the law.

Thursday 12th August 1830.

The Faculty met in the LibrarJ room at 8 o'clock this morning for the
purpose of arranging the studies of the present term, &c. Mr. Lathrop
having signified his wish to resign his office of Secretary of the

{15) Faculty, Wm. L. Mitchell was appointed Secretary in his stead. Dr.
Henry Hull took his seat as a member of the Faculty having been
elected Prof. of Mat. & Ast. by the Board of Trustees at their late
meeting. The officers present, Rev. A. Chuxch Pres.
Prof. H. Hull
Prof. J. Shamron
Messrs. R. R. Hopkis, A. Lathrop, & Wm. L. Mitchell Tutors-Prof.
J. Jackson absent.

Resolved by the Faculty,

That every student failing to hand his composition to the
proper officer upon the appointed day shall be compelled to read one
within two days thereafter before his fellow-students in the chapel
unless he can give a sufficient excuse.

The Faculty appointed a forensic disputation for the Senior
Class on wednesday 8th Sept. next, & also an exhibition of the Whole
class on wednesday the 3rd Nov. next, which is the last day of the
present term.
Other ordinary-business having been arranged the Faculty adjourned.

Wm. L. Mitchell Secy.

Monday August 16, 1830. The Faculty met for the purpose of examining
some candidates for college, when Joseph Hutchinson was examined &
admitted into the Junior Class; Barth LaBazan and Jno. J. Gresham
into the Sophomore Class; and Thomas Graves into the Freshman Class.
Faculty adjourned.

Wm. L. Mitchell Secy.

Monday 5 o'clock P.M. Faculty met&: resolved.ethat no student shall be allowed
to see the sea.le of merit of a.yeother student, but that the secretary
may read to any student his owne
seale but no other. Wm. L. Mitchell Secty.e

Wednesday Aug.e18.e1830. Jno. P. Gaulden of the Junior Class was
dismissed at the request of his father by order of the Faculty.
wm. L. Mitchell Secty,
*Samuel Spencer of the Junior Class being 21 years old was
dismissed at his own request.

*This dismission should have been recorded towards the ende

of July. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

Monday 23rd August 1830.

Faculty met & resolved that, There shall be in each circular
for the future a head styled "Punctuality" under which shall be noted
the degree of punctuality of each student, upon prayers, recitation,
& church.

Faculty further resolved that those students who were not
examined at Commencement, be examined on Saturday morning Sep. 11th

Jas. C. Rupert was dismissed (being a stdent just ready to rise to
the Senior Class) at the request of his father y order of the Faculty.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.
August 27th. J. H. Lumpkin a member of the Junior Class was dismissed
at his father's request by order of the Faculty.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

Friday Sep. 3. 1830. Resolved by the Faculty that in consequence of

Mr. A. Lathrop having been appointed to superintend the Department of

Ancient Languages in Richland School S. Carolina, he be furnished ith
a letter expressing their sincere regret at his departure, as also
their opinion of him as a scholar, inst!"Uctor, disciplinarian, and

(147)agentleman: Whereupon Profs. Jackson & Shannon were appointed a
committee to prepare said letter and present it with the official
signature$ of the Faculty to Mr. A. Lathrop.a
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec. Fae.
Friday Sep. 10th 1830. Dr. Hugh M. Neisler having been appointed
tutor in place of Mr. Lathrop this morning, attended evening prayers
as a member of the Faculty. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec. Fae.

Sep. 10th 1830. Resolved by the Faculty that Charles Kenney
formerly a member of College, be allowed, according to his petition,
to enter the Sophomore Class upon the following conditions, that is

to say, that he recite with the class in Latin & Greek and study
Geometry privately and be prepared to stand an examination on whatever
he may be deficient in, on the first of January next

Wm. L. Mitchell, Sec, Fae.

Sep. 11, 1830. Resolved that the students to be examined to-day be
allowed one month longer for further preparatin.
Wm. L. Mitchell Secty. Fae.

Sep. 15, 1830. Resolved that John Flurnoy a member of the Junior

Class, (in consequence of having committed considerable disorder in

his room last night at a late hour by setting off crackers and it

being a second offence of the same kind) be fined in the sum of $2.00

& be notified thereof by the SecretarJ, and that he be likewise
informed that unless he is more attentive to his recitations and more

exa.mplary in his general conduct, his father will be instructed to

withdraw him from College.

Wm. L. Mitchell Scty. Fae.

(148)eWednesday evening Sep. 15, 1830. Resolved, By the Faculty that those
students, who have not paid their tuition money and fines, be informed
that if payment be not made before the first of October ensuing the
Secretary will be instructed to forward the accou.,ts of those who
fail to their fathers & guardians.eWm. L. Mitchell Secty. Fae.
Wednesday evening Sep. 30, 1830.
Wnite and Wigins members of the Senior class and Franklin a
member of the Junior Class were brought before the Faculty for having
staid at the camp-meeting two days longer than they were allowed &
each fined one dollar. Wigins was also fined one dollar more for

going to the camp-meeting without permission

Wm. L. Mitchell Secty.
Sep. 31, 1830. Henr1 G. Mitchell a member of the 3ophomore Class at
the request of his guardian & upon producing the Tes. receipt in full
was discharged from this Institution.

Wm. L. Mitchell Secty.

Oct. 1, 1830. Resolved by the Faculty that the fine for sleeping in
study hours be twelve & a half cents.

J.e3ouchelle & Franklin of the Junior Class were, in
consequence of having failed to hand their compositions to the proper
officer upon the day appointed, sentenced to read them in the chapel
according to a late resolution of the Faculty.
Oct. 2, 1830. Jas. S. W. Pinckard, a candidate for the Ju.ior Class

was found upon examination to be altogether unfit for that class &

advised to enter the Sophomore class, which he consented to do; he

was therefore received into the sophomore class upon condition of

studying Arithmetic, Algebra, & Greek in the ensuing vacation.

Wm. L. Mitchell S. F.

(149)eOct. 9th 1830. Albert Bacon, at the request of his father was
discharged from this institution being a member of the Freshman class
ready to rise Sophomore.
The students to be examined to-day were examined, except
Franklin of the Junior Class who failed to attend.


L. Mitchell S. F.
Oct. 11, 1830. onday morning.

Franklin of the Junior class was called before the Faculty this
morning for not having attended the examination on Saturday, and after

giving such excuse as he had was suffered o retire, when it was
resolved that he be exa:mined forthwith, which having been done & his
examination not being sustained, he was told that he would be allowed
one more opportunity for examination on the first of January neA-t, and
that he must then be prepared to stand a thorough examination on the
fourth & sixth books of Euclid and the three books of the Supplement
under the penalty of being dismissed from his class.

Monday evening. Hall of the Senior Class & Norwood of the
Junior class were called before the Faculty and fined each two dollars
for having been engaged in study-hours in playing backgammon.

Wm. L. Mitchell S.F.

Oct. 19, 1830.
Upson of the Junior class & Nesbitt of the Sophomore class
were brought before the Faculty for having violated the laws in

various respects as by leaving town on Saturday, without permission,
attending a show on saturday night, being absent from church, and also
from their rooms on Sunday night; and also for having been engaged in
disorderly company drinking wine on Sabbath evening and becoming
intoxicated. In addition to the above, Nesbitt was gci.lty of profanity.
Nesbitt was fined $10. & Upson $5. each admonished before the Faculty
and put upon probation so as to be liable to be sent from College at

(150)ethe pleasure of the Faculty.e
Robinson of the Senior class & Bryan of the Junior class
were fined each $1. for attending the wine-drinking alluded to above
and partaking of the wine thoe1 to a small degree as each remained but
a limited time and were guilty of no other impropriety.
Flurnoy of the Junior Class was fined $2. for leaving town without
permission and also for attending a show on Saturday night. His
attention to his studies being no better than heretofor, Resolved
that Prof. Shannon infor!led his father what are the sentiments of the
Faculty respecting him & that it is impossible for him to remain at
College without a radical change which they however hope may be
produced by his being deprired entirely of the use of pocket-money.

Wm. L. Mitchell Secty. Faclty.

Oct. 23, 1830, At about half past two o'clock in the morning, an
alarm of fire was given; students & citizens were aroused, and the
New College was discovered to be on fire.
The fire spread with great rapidity along the roof and soon the fourth
story was consumed. Many of the occupants of the upper rooms barely
had time to escape with their lives, for the flames entered their
dormitories as they left them. All hopes of saving the building were
given up from the first, as there was no water and no way of using it
had there been. The attention of every one was directed to the preservation
of the Old College & the Phi-Kappa Eall, and with much
difficulty they were preserved. In the mean time the devouring

element was progressing, sweeping away story after story, so that by
four oo1
clock, the whole building was consumed; nothing remained but
the naked walls presenting a melancholy spectacle.
The danger being pretty well over, the Faculty convened at the

(151)oPresident's at 4 1/2 A.M. and examined several students relative to
the origin of the fire.
From the testimony it appears tbat the fire first broke out in the
south end between Nos. 13 & 15 and at some point between the roof &
fourth floor, but how it was first communicated is altogether unknown.
The Library together with some Mathematical & Astronomical Instruments
was consumed.

It appearing to the Faculty that many of the students had
lost their text books, their clothes, and their bedding a.nd there
being but three more days for recitation before the close of the term,
the Faculty therefore thought it best to dismiss the College immediately,
which was accordingly done at morning-prayers, the President
attending and making such remarks as were suited to the occasion.

It was resolved that his Excellency the Governor Geo. R. Gil.mer be
informed of the loss which the State has sustained, which was accord

ingly done by letter. Letters were also addressed to Judge Stocks

President of the Senate & A. Hull Esq. Speaker of the House of

Representatives. A letter was also addressed to the Editor of the

Augusta Courier with a view to disseminate the news as widely & as

speedily as possible in order to anticipate the fears of parents.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sey Faculty.
Oct. 25, 1830. The Faculty met to prepare a piece for publication in
the Athenian as follows:

To the Public.

The Faculty of College would resectfully notify the Parents &
Guardians of the Students, that the conflagration of the new building,
however serious, will not interfere in the smallest degree with the
regular duties of College.

(152)eThe course of instruction will !10t be affected, as ever<J accommodation
will be ready for the students by the first of January. The Library
has, it is true, been destroyed, but we feel confident from the
munificence of the Legislature, that the loss will be so fa repaired
by the opening of the next term, as to pevent any injury arisinge

from its destruction. The Mathematical Instrumens can be easily

replaced. The fine Philosophical Apparatus & Chemical Instruments

are uninjured, and consequently full instruction in the higher

classes can be given.

As to the personal accommodation of the young men, no difficulty will

exist, as the old building hitherto devoted to the residence of the

two lower classes is uninjured, and will consequently contain all who

compose these classes, or who may come by the commencement of the next

term. The two upper classes ..rill be accommodated wih lodging & sudy

rooms in private faJirilies or the boarding houses in town, & that with

out any additional charge, until the College building shall be


The Faculty therefore trust, and with full confidence, that the credit
of the Institution with the Public, will not be impaired, and that
the patronage of its friends, will not be diminished. The Faculty
therefore confide in the return of all the students on the first of
January next, to resume heir regular duties.

By order of the Faculty. Wm. L. Mitchell Se'y.

The Faculty resolved to address a circular letter o each parent &
guardian as follows:

Athens Oct. 25, 1830


In consequence of the destruction of one of the College
buildings by fire on the night oE the 23rd inst. we fear that an

impression may get abroad, that the same number of students can not
accommodated as heretofore; we therefore thir it our duty to statee

that no inconvenience will, on that account, be experienced by those
who return, in as!lIUCh as an equal number was accommodated here before
the erection of the building which has just been destroyed.

Arrangements have also been made for the purpose of

ccommodating in respectable families in town (without additional
expense) all those of the two higher classes who may on any account
The advantages for scientific instruction will not suffer,
the splendid Philosophical and Chemical Apparatus are unin.jured and
we feel confident that the Library together with the Astronomical &
Mathematical Instruments will be replaced by the first of January, or
at least so many of them as will be necessary for full instruction in
those branches of a College course.

Yours respectfully,
By order of the Faculty. Wm. L. Mitchell Se'y.

Ja.... 3, 1831. Mr. Henry Saunders was examined and admitted into the
Soph. Class upon robaion.

Tho. W. Cobb, Frances M. Boon & John W. Wellborn were upon examination
admitted upon probation into the Freshma.r.. Class,

William Mitchell at the request of his guardian was discharged from

this Institution, having been just admitted into the Senior Class.
Virgil J.eM. P. Skrine was discharged from this Institution at his
guardian's request as a member of the Soph. Class one term advanced.

( 154)
Jan. 3 1831.
Thomas Batty, a member of the Junior Class one term
advanced was, at the request of his guardian, discharged from this

By order of the Faculty Wm. L. Mitchell Se'y
Jan. 4, 1831. Geo. W. Williams, a member of the Freshman class upon
probation was at the request of his father & upon producing his
receipt discharged from this Institution. By order of the Faculty.

'ilm. L. Mitchell Se'y
Jas. Gardner of the Senior Class was at the request of his father
discharged from this Institution.
Franklin of the Junior Class was examined in conformity o a esolution
of Oct. 11, 1830 & his examination sustained

Jan. 7, 1831. The Faculty was convened to examine Thomas M. Matthews,
a candidate for the Freshman class and he was admitted upon probation.
Jan, 1831. Wm. 0. Saffold was examined & admitted into the Freshma..
Class upon probation.

Jan. 10, 1831. Henry S. Glover was examined and admitted into the
Freshman Class upon probation.

John O. H. Lillebridge, a member of the Soph. Class having
withdrawn from College durir.g the last term ithcut permission was,
upon acknowledging his faul and promising amendment ir. a respectable
petition, restored to his class.

Wm. L. Mitcell S.F.

Jan. 11, 1831. Edward Carter, was examined & admitted into the

Freshman Class upon probation.

Fr. Upson, a member of the Junior Class one tel"!ll advanced was, at the

request of his guardian, disharged from this Institution.

Jan. 14, 1831. John Forsyth of the Junior Class one term advanced

was at the request of his father discharged from this Institution.

(155)eJan. 15, 1831. Hershel V. Johnson was examined & admitted into the
Freshman Class.

Jan. 24, 1831.

Resolved that weekly returns of absentees from prayers,
recitation, & church be made & that said retu..---ns be recorded in a book
to be kept for that purpose.

Resolved that G. Toombs a member of the Freshman Class be
informed that he must immediately commence his duties as a sudent,
or otherwise he will be sent home.

Resolved that all matters hereafter transacted by the ?aculty
which are to be recorded by the Secretary, be reduced to writing by

the mover, before they are considered as finally adopted by the

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

Jan. 27, 1831.

Jno. Cassels, a candidate for the Sophomore class was
examined & admitted int the same.

Jan. 29, 1831. Hugh 0. K. Nesbitt, a member of the

Sophomore class was discharged from this Institution at the reques cf

his guardia.n--upon paying his fines.

Jan. 31, 1831. Thomas Batty who received a discharge on the 3rd inst.
was upon application permitted to join his class.

G.eToombs a member of the Freshman Class upon probation was at iseown
request and by permission of his guardian discharged from this

Feb. l, 1831. Jacobus Watts a candidate for the Freshman Class was
admitted after examination upon probation.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

Feb. 5, 1831.

J.aL. Kirkpatrick, a member of the Junior Class one term advanced and
in good standing was discharged from this Institution. By order of
the Faculty. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y

Feb. 8, 1831.

Charles E. ?. Campbell, a member of the Senior Class, Jno. Flournoy,
a member of the Junior class & Jacobus H. Watts, a member of the
Freshman class were called before the Faculty for ha-vi.ng been engaged
during last sabbath in playing at cards and each firmly denied the
charge, and this they persisted to do until convicted by each other's
confessions. The scene tbok place in the room of Flournoy. The
several individuals engaged in the card-playing had pledged themselves
that they would not betray each other if questioned by the Faculty,
thus forming "a combination to do an unlawful act and to forbear a
compliance with an injunction f:-om lawful authority" and in conse

uence of such combination were severally guilty of the eno!"!Ility of
deliberate and wilful lying:
R.aHall, a member of the Senior class and Francis M. Boon, a member
of the Freshman Class were likewise guilty of playing at cards at the
same time a..'ld place, but when questioned frankly confessed the same:
Therefore resolved that said Ca!Ilpbell, Flournoy, and Watts be sent
privately from the Institution, and that the Secretary immediately
inform their parents of their situation; and that said Hall be put
upon strict probation and fined $10.--and that said Boon be put upon

strict nrobation and fined $5--and that their arents be infor:ned of.

these fines and the cause thereof immediately by the secretarJ. The
difference in the fines of Hall and Boon is owing to the fact that this

( 157)
was Boon's first offence whereas Hall has previously been arraigned
before the faculty. Ca.mpbell & Flournoy were upon probation at the
time of committing their offences and have been extremely inattentive
to the regular duties of College:--a.nd Watts was virtually dismissed
once before and manifests but little disposition to discharge his
duties with punctuality. These facts are recorded to shew more
satisfactorily the culpability of each indi,fid.ual.eWm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.
Feb. 12, 1831.
Se.muel Rutherford formerly a member of the Senior Class and who had
been honourably discharged was restored tc the class and standing he
held when here before.
Resolved that monthly reports of absences from church,
prayers, & recitations be made to parents and guardians, of all such
students as shall be deemed by the Faculty to be so far deficient in
these duties as to reQuire such notice.
Feb. 12, 1831.
The President called a meeting of the Faculty for the purpose of
investigating a most unpleasant affair which took place on yesterday
From the testimony of a number of students it appears that Joseph
Bouchelle & Joseph Bri;an members of the Junior Class were guilty of
violating the laws of College as follows:
Immediately after prayers Bryan asked Bouchelle to walk with

him and took him by the arm for that purpose, they proceeded but a
few paces and stopped, an animated conversation ensued, BrJa. said

'to Bouchelle, "if you will go down into the woods, I'll whip you liked
Hell," to r.rhich Bouchelle replied, "this is as good a place as any
other, n Bouchelle was also hes.rd to say that he would not do any thing
to injure his parents' feelings, that they (Bouchelle & Bryan) had
agreed to drop each other's names.
Bouchelle seemed to some of the witnesses to sha.e his fist in Bryan's
face, to others simply to ake gestures, and this was done with his
left hand while he kept his right hand in his pocket. It was further
proved that Bouchelle had his knife in his hand when Bryan took him
by the arm for the purpose of waLing & that he (Bouchelle) immediately
opened it. All the witnesses concurred in stating that Bouchelle
turned off from Bryan and that then Bryan kicked him upon which
Bouchelle turned upon Bryan and stabed him.d

The knife was identified, the length of the blade from the handle to
the point was 2 1/10 inches and its breadth about 1/2 an inch. It
was also in evidence that there was a report that Bouchelle's intention
as declared by himself was to kill Brya.. at the time he gave -che
stab. Immediately after the stab Bryan appeared to make an attempt
to strike Bouchelle & then clapped his (Bryan's) hand upon his side.
One witness stated that he did not think that Bouchelle had time to
open his knife after he received the kick and before he gave the stab.
In view of the whole case, therefore, Resolved by the Faculty that
Joseph Bouchelle and Joseph Bryan (in consequence of being engaged in

said affray) be privately dismissed.
By orde of the Faculty. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Faculty.

Feb. 21, 1831.
Whereas James H. Toombs did, this morning, behave in a very unbecoming
!IIB.Ilner in the recitation room by flying ir-to a passion and refusing

to listen to an admonition, in so much hat he was ordered out of the
room; and whereas he did, some little time aer, during the same
recitation, retu_rn and in a very angry and v-tolent manner threaten his
instructor; Therefore, Resolved by the Faculty, that said Toombs be
admonished and distinctly informed that a repetition of si:nilar
conduct will force them o send him from the Institution.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Falty

Feb. 23, 1831.

The Faculty appointed a forensic disputation of the Senior Class and
also an exhibition of original speeches; the firs to take place on
Monday the 28th inst. and the second on Thursday the 31st of March
next, which will be the last day of the present term.

Feb. 28, 1831.

A. R. Meek, a member of the Sophomore Class one term advanced and in
good standing, is, at his fathere1
s request, discharged from this
March 2, 1831.

Resolved that all letters, circulars, and papers sent to parents and

guardians relative to the improper conduct of their sons and wards be

endorsed as follows; "The Post-master is requested to deliver this to

no person but him to ,rhom it is addressed. 11

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Fa'lty

March 2, 1831.
Resolved that it is obligatory upon each member of the Faculty to

refrain entirely from giving an opinion upon any atter which ought
to be brought before the Faculty until there shall be constituted a
regular meeting of said body.

March 8, 1831.
The Faculty was convened yeseriay and again today for the purpose of
deliberating upon he propriety of restoring Joseph Bouchelle &
Joseph_Bryan to College, whereupon the following preamble and
resolution were agreed to;

Whereas said Bouchelle & 3r;a. having appeared befoe the
?aculty & having made such acknowledgements and given such pledges
of future good behavior as in the opinion of the Faculty warrant their
being restored to College,

Therefore, resolved that they be permitted to return to the
duties and privileges of College under probation for one year upon
making said acknowledgements and pledges publicly in the chapel.

(Immediately after evening prayers.)
When said Bouchelle was called upon to make the acknowledgements and
pledges according to the above resolution he refused to do so unless
he was allowed to make explanations; when said Bryan was called uon
to do likewise, he, at first made the reuired confession, bu afterwards
so modified it as in the opinion of the Faculty to destroy its
Whereupon it was resolved that the whole business be indefinitely

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Faclty.

(161) March 9, 1831.
Joseph Bryan having convinced the Faculty that he has everJ disposition
to make such acknowledgements and give such pledges as are
required and also to make any apology for his modification of his
confession in the first instance, be it, therefore, Resolved that
one more opportunity of confession in the chapel be allowed said
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Falty.
March 10, 1831.
Joseph Bryan this evening after prayers compleid with the ter.ns of
the resolution of the 8th inst. and was restored to college upon the
conditions therein specified.
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Flty.
March 11, 1831.
Edwin Cater was examined and admitted into the Freshman Class
probationed upon Greek & Algebra.
Augustus Wright a member of the Junior Class was discharged
from this Institution.
March 14, 1831.
James H. Toombs having been adlll.itted las August into he Freshman
class upon probation & never having been examined for a full standing
is, at his guardian's request, discharged from this Institution.
March 22, 1831.
Resolved that the resolution adopted Aug. 16, 1830, be abolished and
the following adopted;
No student shall receive any information respecting his own circular
or that of others except through his parent or guardian; Provided the

Faculty may direct when his circular shall be handed to the student

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

March 22, 1831.
Resolved that the Faculty recon:mend the Trustees of the University to
introduce Graeca Majera instead of Xenophon & Homer; the first vclumn
to be studied in the Freshman year & the second in the Sophomore year.

March 28, 1831.

The Junior Class as examined to-day upon all the studies of the te!"!!l.
(Vide Circular Book.) Baker & Holt were absent on account of sickness;
Bryan was not examined on Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, & French;

& Hutchinson did not study French. An exhibition of the following
members of the class in original speeches was appointed for the 4th
of May next: Baker, Bouchelle, Crawford, Gunby, Hutchinson, Johnson,
Leconte, Mallard, Montgomery, Reid, & Stevens.

March 29, 1831.

The Sophomore Class was examined to-day upon all the studies of the
term & all sustained. Cassels, Harden, and Henderson were not
examined. ( Vide C. B.)

March 30, 1831.
The Freshman Class was examined today upon all the studies of the
term & all sustained. Boon & Cobb were not examined. Cater was
admitted ino full standing in Greek, but continued upon probation in
Algebra. (V. C. B.)

March 31, 1831.

The term closed to-day after the Exhibition of the Seniors, a part of
whom exhibited last night.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y of the Faculty

April 16, 1831.eThe term commenced today by assembling in the chapel for morning
April 18, 1831.
The Faculty met this morning & examined Bak.er & Holt of the Junior
Class; Harden & Henderson of the Sophomore Class; & Cobb of the
Freshman Class. :riiey were all sustained.
A letter from the President the Rev. Alonzo Church was
read to the Faculty stating that his little son was very ill in
Clarkesville & that he cculd not with propriety leave him at present,
but expects to be in Athens in a few days; the other gentlemen of the
Faculty were present (viz}
Prof. Jas. Jackson presiding officer pro tem.
Prof. Jas. Shannon
Prof. Henry Hull
Mr. B. B. HopkinseJ


Wm. L. Mitchell

The Faculty arranged the studies of the different classes subject to

be altered as occasion may require.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y Faclty.

April 25, 1831.

The faculty was convened this morning; in the absence of the President,
Prof Jackson presiding.

The following "Extract from the minutes of the board of trustees of

the University of Georgia in session 5th April 1831et was :::-ead: (viz)
"The memorial or J. A. G. Bouchelle having been called up & some
discussion had thereon, the following was adopted. n

"The Board having considered the memorial of J. A.eG.
Bouchelle do recommend to the Faculty the restoration of that young
gentleman to college upon his expressing his regret for having
violated the laws of College & upon his renewing the promise usually
made upon entering College to respect the laws of the Institution."

"The Board at the same time declare that nothing has exhibited itself
in said proceedings calculated to impair their confidence in the
justice & prudence of the faculty in their administration of College

Copied from the Records.

Asbury Hull SecretarJ.

Whereupon it was resolved that the following questions be put to said
Bouchelle, (viz) Do you regret having violated the laws of College?
And if restored are you willing to be bound by the same, and will you
faithfully abide by, conform to, and obey said laws?

The foregoing questions having been answered in the affirmative,

Resolved that said Bouchelle be restored to the duties and
privileges of College, subject however to the usual probation of
twelve months.

Resolved further that said Bouchelle be allowed his own time for
preparing to be examined, provided it be done during the present term.
Wm. L. Mitchell, Sec'y Fa'lty

April 27, 1831.
The President having returned during the day attended the cnapel in
the evening as usual.

April 29, 1831.
The Faculty appoined the following members of the Sophomore Class to
exhibit original speeches on the eighth of June next; (viz) Conger,
Cozby, Freeman, Gaulden, George, Gresham, Harris, Ingles, F.eese,

ucker, Wnite, & Wooldridge.

May 2, 1831.
Mr. William Flournoy Esq. having represented to the Faculty that their
communications respecting his son John Flournoy who was dismissed on
the eighth of last February were mis-directed as well as those
previously sent him, so that it was entirely out of his power to
comply with the suggestions of the Faculty therein contained, a..d
having moreover expressed an earnest desire that his son should be
graduated in his own state; all which being taken in connection with
the deep penitence of the young man himself, therefore,
Resolved that Prof. Shannon be instructed to address Mr. William
Flournoy Esq. expressing to him the views of the Faculty respecting
his son & informing him that his son can return to college.

The Faculty also this evening determined the number of
speakers to be chosen by the two societies to deliver original pieces
the day preceding commencement should be seven; 3 from the Demosthenia
Society & 4 from the Phi Kappa Society.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec Flty

May 7, 1831.

Boon & Cater of the Freshman Class were examined this morning before
the Faculty--the former upon Algebra, Xenophon, & Homer and found

radically defective in them all & consequently was not sustained--the

latter upon Algebra and was admitted to a full standing. The

President was instructed to have a conversation with Boon & also to

write his father.

May 9, 1831.

John Flournoy having this day presented himself in accordance with
the instructions given his father was permitted to join his class
subject however to the usual probationary term of twelve months, and
with liberty to be examined at any time during he term ending August
next that he may choose.

May 17, 1831.

Resolved that the exhibition of the select orators from the Sophomore
class appointed to take place on the eighth of Ji.t."'le next be postponed
to the thirteenth of July next.

May 24, 1831.

Charles Kenney, a member of the Sophomore Class was discharged, by
his father's request, from this Institution.
James Foster, a member of the Senior Class, (Irregular) was discharged,
by his father's request, from this Institution.

May 30, 1831.

The Faculty was convened this morning to examine Bard. Elliott
Habersham for the Sophomore class; he was examined upon Latin & Greek
& admitted; at his request he was allowed time for better preparation
upon the mathematics.
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec. Fa'lty.

(167) June 16, 1831.
Resolved that no student shall for any ca.use whate,rer leave
his recitation room under penalty of being considered absent from
recitation without excuse for each offence, & that when a student is
found frequently culpable in this respect he shall be reported to the
Faculty & disposed of as shall be thought most prudent oy said body.

John O. Ho'. Lillibridge, a member of the Sophomore class was,
at his father's reuest, discharged from this Institution.
July 2, 1831.

The aculty have been diligently engaged for two days past in
examining the Senior Class for degrees. The examination terminated
yesterday afternoon, when the Faculty assembled in the Philisophical
Room for the purpose of consulting upon & deciding the relative merits
of the class. The Faculty again assembled this morning & ade the following

1.oResolved that Belcher, Dobbins, Hall, W. Harris, Kneeland, Mitchell,
Moore, Nisbet, Robertson, Robinson, Rutherford, Saffold, Starnes, Taylor,
White, & Wigins be recommended to the Trustees for their first degree
& that B. Harris who was not examined on account of sickness be also
recommended, as well as wight, who having been irregular upon Greek
was examined upon that study to the satisfaction of the Faculty.
2.oResolved that eight of the above be selected to deliver original
speeches on commencement day & that the remainder be yermitted to
speak on Tuesday night preceeding provided as many as six are willing
to speak.
3.oResolved that W. Harris is entitled to he first honour, & that
he deliver the Valedictory.
4.oResolved that Sam'l D. Mitchell is entitled to the second honour,
& that he deliver the Salutatory Latin and English.
5, Resolved that Moore & Robertson are equally entitled to the third
honour, & that Moore deliver an oration on the elles Lettres, &
Robertson one on tt= Mathematics.
6. Resolved that Nisbet & Saffold are eQually entitled to the fourth
honour, & that they be permitted to choose their subjects.
7. ResolYed that Belcher, Dobbins, Kneeland, & Robinson are equal &
that they cast lots which two of the four shall speak on Commencement
8. Resolved that the Valedictory be limited to 20 minutes; the
Salutatory to 15 min.; & all the rest to 10 min.
Wm. L. Mitchell, Sec'y Fcty.

July 5, 1831.

Resolved that in consequence of Sa.m'l D. Mitchell having refused to
perform the duty assigned him for Commencement (which fact is to be
laid before the Trustees) Lemuel B. Robertson be appointed to deliver
the Salutatory Latin & English; & that he and Moore be considered as
having the second honour; & Nisbet and Saffold the third; & that
Belcher, Dobbins, Kneeland, & Robinson together with Taylor be
required to deliver original speeches on Commencement day making the
number consist of ten in stead of eight.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y F'lty.

July 5, 1831.
Resolved that Wm. Franklin of the Junior Class & Labuzand of the
Sophomore class are so far deficient in their attendance upon church,
prayers, & recitation as that their parents ought to be informed of


July 18, 1831.

Habersham of the Sophomore class was examined upon Algebra & Geometry
this morning & sustained, he consequently is admitted to a full
standing in his class.

July 27, 1831.

The Freshman Class was examined and all permitted to rise to the
Sophomore Class except Boon who was not sustained upon any of his
studies. (Vide Circular Book.)
Wm cBride was examined upon Greek and Latin & permitted to become a
member of the Sophomore Class. He was not examined upon the
Mathematics, but allowed time for better preparation.
Elihu W. Maxwell, a candidate for the Freshman Class was examined &


July 28, 1831.

The Sophomore class was examined & all permitted to rise to the
Junior Class. wnitehead was not sustained on English Grammar & Homer.
July 29, 1831.

The Junior Class was examined & all ermitted to rise to the Senior

Class. FraILlin was not sustained on Spherics.

July 30, 1831.

A number of candidates for different classes presented themselves for
admission into college & after examination aarles James McKinley was
admitted into the Junior class probationed particularly on Mathematics;
Henry L. Benning probationed on Geometry, John Jones on Algebra &
Geometry, Nevill M. Lumpkin Do. Do.M. C. Summerlin Do. Do. & Milledge
Robey on Algebra Irregular--were admitted into the Sophomore class;
David Finley, David H. Janes, Jesse Jackson, George Jordin, Alexis
Borders, Benjamin Phinizy, Benjamin Baldwin, S. V. Hubbard Irregulars,
James Dudley Thomas, Philip H. Hanson, Robert Harris, Francis G.
Baldwin, Joseph M. White Irregular, Ezra F. Bouchelle were a&nitted
into the Freshman class, upon condition of submitting to any course
of instruction & method of study that the Faculty may point out as

most of them are very deficient in their preparation, & also upon
this condition that the Faculty can give none of them a dismission
until they shall have been sustained at some subsequent examination.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y
August 1, 1831.

Wm. G. Smith was examined & admited into the Freshman Class upon the
same terms as the above.

August 2, 1831.

Erasmus L. Ragan was examined and admitted into he Freshman Class upon
the same terms as the above.

Wm. L. Mitchell Se'cy.

The seven Junior orators exhibited before the rustees & a respectable

August 3, 1831.

Commencement day. After the usual exercises the term closed until
11th inst.
August 4, 1831.

The rooms of the old College ediice were distributed to the Sophomores
& Freshmen by lot.

Wm. L. Mitchell, Se'cy
(171) August 4, 1831.

A.eReese, just admitted into the Junior Class was dismissed at his
father's request.
August 5, 1831.

H. T. Conger, just admitted into the Junior class was dismissed at
his father's request.

August 11, 1831,

The term opened to-day with morning prayers. After breakfast the

Faculty met in the Philosophical Hall, present-

Rev. Alonzo Church D. D. President

Dr. Henry Hull Prof. Math. & Astr.

Rev. James Shannon Prof. Anc. Lang.

B. B. Hopkins Prof. Rhet et Bell. Lett. pro. tem.
Wm. L. Mitchell Tutor
James Jackson Prof. Nat. Phil. et Chem. absent, from sickness--The
Faculty arranged the studies of the different classes--& appointed
recitations for to-morrow morning. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.
Jno G. Moore was admitted into the Sophomore Class upon the same
terms that the other candidates for that class were admitted.

August 13, 1831.

The Faculty of Franklin College have resolved to give an annual prize,
of the value of about ten dollars, in appropriate and well selected
books, to the best Latin scholar; and another to the best Greek
scholar, who shall enter the Freshman Class in August, or a regular
course. The names of the young gentlemen thus distinguished, and of
the Teachers by whom they were educated, will be made public, that a
laudable emulation may be excited, and the standard of literature
raised throughout the State.

The Latin prize, however, will not be given to any who shall not
manifest, on examination, a thorough knowledge of, at least, Jacob's
Latin Reader, both vols., Caesar's Commentaries, all the wars in Gaul,
Gould's Ovid, the whole of Virgil, Cicero's Select Orations, and the
Cataline and Jugurthine wars of Sallust. The Greek prize will not be

given f'or less than a correct knowledge of Delectus, a valuable work
for beginners, John and Acts, Jacob's Greek Reader, and Graeca

A similar prize will be given for the best knowledge of AritPetic,

and Day's _,Ugebra, as far as the end of Simpl= Equations.

The Latin and Greek prizes have been this day awarded by the Faculty
to Robert Harriss, pupil of the Rev. W. Smith of Powelton. The
prizes now given consist of the works of Cicero in ten volumes, and
of' Homer in four volumes, handsomely bound, gilt, and lettered.
There was no candidate for the Mathematical nrize. It is desired by
the Faculty that all the prizes be hereafter taken.

By order of the Faculty.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

August 16, 1831.
Thomas Sparks, a candidate for the Freshman Class was examined and
admitted upon the same terms as others have been.

Resolved that no student shall be found in another's room ding study
hours without express permission under penalty of being fined as tho'
he were absent from his room -,ri thout excuse.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

(173) August 17, 1831.
Whereas John T. Grant did, on the evening preceeding Commencement,
behave disrespectfully and disobediently to the President in persisting
to cut a:1d exhibit at the illmnination the words "Gilmer and the Gals"
after being repeatedly ordered to desist; and whereas said Grant did
behave disrespectfully to another officer of College while receiving
his circular; and whereas he has, upon other occasions, manifested a

wilful and stubborn spirit; and whereas he has a:knowledged himself
to have behaved improperly and promised to act hereafter with u.,ifor:n
propriety; Resolved, therefore, that said Grant be put upon the
strictest probation for the remainder of the term, and distinctly
informed that a slight aberration from duty will compel the Faculty
to dissolve his connection with the Instittion.

August 20, 1831.

Peyton S. Alexander, a candidate for the Freshman class was examined
and admitted as others have been. J::o. G. Moore finding himself
unable to obtain a standing in the Sophomore prudently joined the
Freshman class. Cobb, Jackson, & Milledge of the late Sophomore Class
being desirous of obtaining a good education and thinking themselves
too young to enter with advantage upon the more difficult sciences
determined to repeat their Sophomore year with the approbation of the

August 29, 1831. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

Francis Walker was examined and admitted into the Sophomore Class,
probationed as others--.

The Seniors were appointed to have a forensic disputation on the firs
wednesday in October it being the fourth of said month--& to exhibit
original speeches on wednesday the 9th of November it be the last day

of the term. Wm. L. Mitchell.

Sep. 21, 1831.

Robert Harriss was called before the Faculty for having behaved in a

manner highly unbecoming during recitation by throwing a wad of
chewed paper at a fellow student so as to make him cry out. When

questioned as to his conduct he exhibited a spirit of insubordination
which was severely reprimanded by the Faculty. He was informed that
similar conduct would require his father to be notified of his
standing, and a thorough reformation was necessary to his future
prosperous connexion with the Institution.

Oct. 4, 1831.

Francis D. C. Bouchelle was at his father1
s request dismissed from this
Institution as in good standing on the first of August last.

Oct. 10, 1831.
Powers of the Junior Class, Carter, Glover, & Mathews of the
Sophomore Class were called before the Faculty and onvicted of
prevarication by saying that they had attended church on last sabbath
when they afterwards confessed that they had not attended as the law

Oct. 25, 1831.

Labuzan of the Junior class on yesterday evening after prayers stated

that he wished to make certain statements to the Faculty and then
(permission be given) proceeded to abuse the Faculty for having acted

towards him with great injustice and partiality in selecting him from

among the bad ones in his class to be made an example of, and other

language equally disrespectful. The president with much mildness

told him that he could not be allowed to use such language a.d advised

him to desist. Finally he left the chapel bidding the Faculty defiance.
The whole scene was to the Faculty entirely unintelligible as no
previous circumstance within their knowledge could throw much light
upon it. It was thought expedient to postpone the consideration of
his conduct, and he again ca.me forward this evening and retractede

what he had before said, affirming that a certain individual, whose
name he was pledged to conceal, had assured him that the Faculty had
recommended to his father to take him from College, and hat after
conversing with some indiYidual members of the Faculty he found this
to be untrue--he therefore expressed regret for his conduct and threw
himself upon the mercy of the Faculty. It was then resolved that he

be put upon probation until next April.

Wm. L. iii tchell Sec 'r;.

Oct. 31, 1831.
Resolved that hereafter if any student do not return at the commencement
of a term, the Faculty will feel themselves at liberty to
dispose of any room in any manner they may thin. advisable.

Nov. 2, 1831.
The Senior Class examined to-day and all sustained. Batty however
was absent and Mallard was not examined on Mental Philosophy and

Nov. 3, 1831.

The Junior Class ex8Jllined to-day--Henderson & Saunders were absent;

Borders & Franklin not sustained on Mathematics; Freeman, Harden,

Labuzan, Phinizy, & Whitehead were not sustained on Greek Testament.

The rest all sustained.

(Vide Circular Book.)

Nov. 4, 1831.
The Sophomore class was examined Meriwether & Sherrod were absent,

Boon was not sustained on any of his studies. Linton was not

sustained on his Greek.

Nov. 5 1831.

The Freshman class was examined. Borders and Hanson were not sustained

on Latin, Hubbard on Greek & Bouchelle on Mathematics. The rest were

all sustained.

Nov. 8, 1831.

The Term closed.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

Dec. 14, 1831.

At a meeting of the Faculty of Frari-lin College December 14, 1831, it
was, on motion, resolved that the Faculty highly approve the object
contemplated in the call of a Convention of Teachers to be held in
Milledgeville on the 19th inst.

It was further resolved, that as it is expedient that this body be
represented in the Convention, the Rev. Stephen Olin Prof. & Wm. L.
Mitchell Tutor be and they are hereby appointed delegates to said

Signed by order of the Faculty

Test. A. Church Pres.
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

Dec. 26, 1831. Ezra Bouchelle was permitted frcm Aug. last
to Nov. to recite with the Freshman Class tho' not prepared to take a
regular standing, and his conduct was good while thus connected with

the Institution.

(177) December 29, 1831.
Greenwood was examined and admitted into the Sophomore class
probationed particularly on Geometry.

Jan. 2, 1832,

The College exercises commenced this morning by holding prayers in

the Grammar School, the Old Chapel having been disposed of for the

purpose of erecting a new one on the same site. At ine A.M. The

Senior & Junior classes were assembled and uut into possession of te

New College building jus completed by casting lots for rooms as the

law directs. Immediately after which there was a regular meeting of

the Faculty.

Present,(Rev. A. Church D.D. Pres.

\ Rev. J. Shannon A. M. Prof. Anc. Lang.

1 Henry Hull M.D. Prof. Math. & Ast.

Rev. Stephen Olin A.M. Prof. Belles Lettres.oi
M.A. Ward M.D. Prof. Nat. Hist.
I B. B. Hopkins A.M. Tutor in Anc. Lang.
\_Wm. L. Mitchell Math. Tutor.
Absent, James Jackson A.M. Prof. Nat. Phil. & Chem.

Wm. Lehman A.M. Prof. Mod. Lang.

Lillibridge & Pope formerly members of College were on their petition

permited to recite with the Sophomore Class.

Jan. 3, 18 32 .

The Faculty met again to-day & arranged the studies of the several

classes in part.

Jan. 4, 1832.

James F. Gibert was examined & ad.mited into the Sophomore Class upon

the general probation.

Wm. L. itchell Sec

Jan. 5, 1832.
Ketchum, a member of the Senior Class petitioned to drou back ito the
Junior class for the pUI'l)ose of studying the modern languages, is
petition was granted & he was commended for so doing.

Hoxey was on examination permitted to recite with the
Sophomore Class, tho' badly prepared on the languages & quite
deficient on the Mathematics.

Toombs, formerly a member of College was permitted to recite
with the Freshman class, tho' entirely deficient on Geometry and
badly qualified on the other studies of that class.

Jan. 17, 1832.
Tho. W. Harris was permitted to recite with the Freshman class in the
mathematics, having no intention of obtaining a regular education.

January 18, 1832.

John Jones was examined for the Fresh.man class and found somewhat
deficient in Greek and partially so in Algebra. He has studied no
Geometry. He was admitted upon probation.

January 21, 1832.

Woodbridge was on examination for the Freshman class
admitted upon probation having read but little Greek & being imperfectly
acquainted with Mathematics.

January 23, 1832.

Williams a candidate for the Freshman class was examined

upon Latin & Greek and admitted upon probation being altogether

deficient in Mathematics.

(179)The following article was made out in December !!..."ld ordered to be
published in the Athenian, The Charleston Observer, the Georgia
Journal, 1 paper in Augusta, 1 in Savannah & 2 in Macon.
University of Georgia.
The exercises of this Institution will be resumed on the first of
January 1832. The public are informed that all the offices of the
College are now filled, and that instruction in the various departments
of Literature and Science, will hereafter be given by lectures
as well as by the study of approved text books. Lectures on the
following subjects have been prescribed by the Trustees. (viz)

1.Mental Philosophy, Political Economy, & Evidences of the Christian
Religion, by the President A. Church D.D.
2.Natural Philosophy and Chemistry with their application to the
useful arts by Prof. James Jackson A.M.
3.Philology & Classical Learning by Prof. James Shannon A.M.a
4.Astronomy and the benefit resulting from Mathematics to the useful
arts by Prof. Henry Hull M.D.
5. Rhetoric and Oratory, and English and American Literature by
Prof. Stephen Olin A.M.
6.Natural History including Mineralogy, Geology, Botany, and
Physiology &c. by Prof. Malthus A. Ward M.D.
7. Modern Languages of Europe by Prof. Wm. Lehman A.M.
8. B. B. Hopkins A.M. Tutor in the Ancient Languages.a
9.Wm. L. Mitchell A.. Mathematical Tutor.a
Candidates for admission into any of the regular classes ce..., be
received at any time if prepared upon the requisite studies. Any
individual however who does not wish to pursue a regular course can
attend to such subjects or lectures as he may choose, and will in
leaving the Institution receive from the Fact.l.ty a certificate of the
progress which he has made.

The Professor of Natural History has procured a Cabinet of Minerals,
and will be 9repared both on .fi.nera.log,J & Botany to render his
lectures interesting and pr-ofitable. The Philosophical Apparatus is
one of the most complete in the United States; and the Chemical
extensive, neither of which received any injury from the fire.

The Professor of Mathematics is well furnished with all the necessary
instruments for giving instruction in his department, and will be
particular to assist all who wish to qualify themselves for practical
Surveying and Engineering.

The Library is now very respectable, and the Trustees are making large
annual additions. A new College building has been erected and is
ready for the reception of students. The course of study prescribed
for regular students is nearly the same as that pursued heretofore,
and is so arranged that each student will have an opportunity of
attending all the lectures and recitations. All who wish will have
an opportunity of studying the Hebrew, Frech, Spanish, German, &
Italian languages. No additional charges, Gowever, will be made for
either Lectures or Modern Languages. The only College charge is that
of tuition, which is $38. per annum, paid half yearly in advance on
the first of August and February. By order of the Faculty.

Wm. L. Mitchell, Secretary

Jan. 21, 1832.

The Faculty spent the forenoon in examining those students who were
absent in Nov. last and those who were not sustained.(Viz) Batty &

Athens Dec. 27, 1831.

Mallard both sustained. Freeman, Harden, Saunders sustained.
McKinley allowed further time. W. Borders & B. Franklin did not make
their appearance. inton, Meriwether and Sherrod sustained. Boon
did not understand that he was to be reexamined. A. Borders, Hanson
sustained. Hubbard allowed :ill April. See Circulars.

(181) Januar1 23, 1832.
Prof. Lehman having arrived on Friday last, the Faculty were convened
this morning for the purpose of assigning him his post in the
exercises of the Sollege. The Soph. class is to alternate in Latin
and French.
Jan. 31, 1832.
Tait examined for the Freshman class, badly prepared en Latin &
Greek and altogether deficient in Mathematics except Arithmetic. He
was admitted upon probation and upon condition of attending the extra
recitation in Mathematics.
Feb. 3, 1832.
Foster of the Junior class was brought before the Faculty for having
been guilty of disorderly conduct by aking unusual noises, and when
reproved, manifesting a spirit to justify himself, which spirit was
also strongly manifested before the Faculty. This conduct ta.en in
connexion with his previous behaviour forced the Faculty to put him
upon strict probation for a.n indefinite period of time.
Feb. 8, 1832.
The Faculty spent most of this day in investigating the disturbances
which have lately taken place, and particularly last night.
Foster, of the Junior Class was convicted of having slept out of his
room contrary to law, of eating a supper and distubing the College

with his fiddle. He manifested, before the Faculty, a reckless
disposition, pretending to be unconscious of having done amiss. He
was, but a few days ago, put upon strict probation and expressly
informed that a rigid adherence to the rules and regulations of the
College was necessary to his longer continuance in the same.
Resolved, therefore, that said Foster be sent privately from the

Carter, of the Sophomore Class, was convicted of havig partaken of
the supper and of rolling brick bats along the passage.
Resolved, therefore, that said Carter oe put upon strict probation and
ordered to remove to the old college forthwith.

R.sHarriss, a member of the Freshman Class, was convicted, before the
Faculty, of having been engaged in disorderly conduct during last
night; such as firing a cracker, and improperly leaving his room.
He was also convicted of using profane language. He manifested, before
the Faculty, a reckless disposition. He was previously informed that
a radical reformation must ta..e place in his ma.ners to render his
future connexion with the Institution prosperous. He has received a
number of private admonitions, all apparently without a..y good effect.
Resolved, therefore, that said Harriss be and he is hereby suspended
till August next.
Resolved, further, that his father be recommended to put him at a
respectable school, and the Rector's certificate of good behaviour
will be sufficient to restore him to College.

A.sBorders, of the Freshman Class, was convicted, by his confessions
as well as by other testamony, of me.king laud, boisterous, and strange
noises with his voice, of being out of his room without any good

cause, and of having disturbed the Grammar School by throwing pebbles
at the children there. Resolved, therefore, that said Borders be
sentenced to the Grammar school for three months, and informed that
if he is seen in the college campus south of the Gra..,miar school he
shall be expelled.

(183) Woodbridge, of the Freshman Class, was convicted of firing a cracker,
and rolling a brick bat, which he seems to have done thoughtlessly.
Resolved, therefore, that said Woodbridge be admonished before the
Batty, of the Senior Class, was fined $2.00 for having a supper in
his room; and Carter, of the Sophomore class, $1.00 for partaking of
Wm. L. Mitchell, Sec,
Feb. 13, 1832.
Wiggins was permitted to recite with the Junior Class being an
irregular upon the ancient languages.
Feb. 13, 1832.
Foster, of the Junior Class, having manifested a sincere repentance
and having proved an alibi on the night the outrage was committed upon
the horse was permitted again to join his class, He assured the
Faculty that he would never be troublesome again.
Feb. 14, 1832.

R.eHarriss & A. Borders of the Freshman Class were upon a profession
of repentance taken back into their class. Both of them assured the
Faculty that their conduct should in future be exemplary.
Feb. 15, 1832.

J.eWhitehead, an irregular was dismissed from the Institution at the
request of his guardian.

February 28, 1832.
The Faculty was convened to investigate a disturbance that took
place at church on last sabbath. An officer of College distinctly
saw two students in the church gallery scuffling, one of whom he

knew to be Clayton of the Junior Class, and the other he took to be
Sparks of the Freshman Class. These two students being called before
the Faculty and the officer having stated the foregoing facts in their
presence, they both positively and repeatedly denied having acted as
charged upon them or having occasioned any disturbance in any manner
whatever. The same facts, however, were testified to by Williams cf
the Freshman Class, who was known to have seen the disorder. Several
other students were examined, but could give no positive testimony in
the case. The offence of disorderly conduct at church thus sunk into
insignificance, when compared with he obstinate and wilful lying of
the said Clayton and Sparks.

Resolved, therefore, that the said Clayton of the Junior Class and

the said Sparks of the Freshman Class be and they are hereby put upon
strict probation till next August, and that each of hem be fined
five dollars.

Wm. L. Ydtchell Sec'y.

March 7, 1832.

Whereas it has appeared to the Faculty that A. B. Means & Francis M.
Boon were guilty of violating the laws of College on monday the fifth
instant, by Quarreling and fighing, and by having and exhibitig
deadly weapons, Resolved, therefore, that said Means and Boon be fined
in the sum of five dollars each; that each of them be put upon strict
probation from this time until the first wednesday in August next;

that each of them be required to subscribe and read publicly at

(185)oevening prayers an acknowledgement of his offence, a profession of
sorrow therefor, and a solemn promise to abstain from all similar
misconduct hereafter .o..Ul the foregoing resolution has been
complied with by the said Means
and Boon.Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

March 13, 1832.
Francis M. Boon of the Sophomore class having failed to keep his
promise and havig been detected at a very late hour of the night out
of his room & in the new college playing the fiddle and when questioned
pretending to be ignorant of any impropriety, Resolved, therefore, that
said Boon be dismissed from this Institution.

H.oCobb & Wnite having attended a show in town without permission in
study hours were fined each $1.00.
Morning prayers, Thursday March 15, 1832.

White of the Freshman Class was detained and questioned as to the riot

last night. He confessed that he was one of the rioters, but said

that they were bound by oath not to tell upon one another. The

Faculty then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock.

9 o'clock, Thursday March 15, 1832.
The Faculty met. A number of students were called before them and
examined as to their knowledge of the individuals engaged in the riot.
The following is the substance of the testimony given

By Barron,

That Boon was one of the rioters, that Boon said just at
dark, that the Faculty or some of the Faculty would be

beaten that night--thin.\s, though not certain, that J.

Harris was among the rioters--heard Wm. 0. Saffold of the

Sophomore class say to the rioters, "ta.\e care of the spy

The following is the substance of the testimony given

By Gresham,
Did not know any of them certainly--thinks that Boon was
one, judged from the peculiar swing of his arms--the
disturbance was ver-f great.

By Reid,
Saw a pistol that fell from Boon's pocket at prayers
yesterday evening.

By Hut chins on ,
Saw and heard the rioters--a number of persons were
disguised--one of them threw a stone at his window--hearing
that an attack was to be made upon the President's House
witness resolved to prevent it--recognised the voice of
White--heard the report of a pistol during the riot.
By White,
(A warrant having been put in the hands of the Sneriff for
his arrest, White promised to give information concerning
the persons engaged in the riot, provided the Faculty would
stop the Sneriff who was upon the point of apprehending him.)
Testified that William W. Franklin, William B. Saffold, and
Thomas W. Batty of the Senior Class; Greene Wiggins of the
Junior Class; H. Cobb, John Linton, and David E. Blun.t of
the Sophomore Class; Thomas Harris, Jesse Jackson, Benj.


Baldwin, and himself of the Freshman Class; and Francis
George and Rufus K. Mills of the Grammar school together
with Francis M. Boon were the persons engaged in the riot.

(White's testimony was corroborated by Jesse Jackson.)

(187)eThe following is the substance of the testimony given
By B. B. Hopkins, Tutor,
Saw as many as 14 persons disguised in the campus--they
proceeded to march through the college buildings with much
noise and violence, throwing brick bats, beating with sticks,
and stamping; witness had the door of his room assaulted with
no great violence and expected that it would give way--was
prepared to defend himself--his recitation room door had
s:. oethe two upper pannels broken out--saw a number of missiles

thrown at the College--observed the rioters make for the
chapel in order, as witness judged, to carry off the steps,
which were missing next morning--the door of a recitation

room immediately under the room of witness was repeatedly
o. struck with much violence and finally forced from one of its

hinges--the riot continued from 1/2 past 10 till 2 o'clock

in the morning.
By M.A. Ward, Prof.

Said that the scene was pretty much as described by the last
witness--the rioters likewise made a vigorous assault unon
his door--broke out the two upper pannels of the door
opening into the room containing the cabinet of minerals,

but did not succeed in entering--expected his door would give
way every moment--a number of bricks were thrown at his windows.

By Wm. Lehman, Prof.

The violence of the rioters in the new college was very

great--a great number of missiles were thrown at his windows-

many brick bats were thrown along the passages with violence-

several glasses were oroke--the riot :ontinued from 1/2

past 10 to 2 o'clock by witness's watch.

(So complete was the disguise of the rioters, that not one of the
three last named witnesses could certairly recognise any of them,
though the moon shone with peculiar lustre, being nearly full.
Resolved, unanimously, by the Faculty, that the Secretary, Wm. L.
Mitchell, immediately procure a warrant or warrants for the arrest of
Francis M. Boon, of the three seniors, William W. Franklin, william
B. Saffold, and Thomas W. Batty, and likewise of the two members of
the Grammar School, Francis George and Rufus K. Mills. Faculty then
adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock.
2 o'clock, Thursday, March 15, 1832.

The Faculty met according to adjournment. A consultation was held as
to the best steps next to be taken, and after considerable conversation,
the Faculty adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock to-morrow.

9 o'clock, Friday, March 16, 1832.

The Secretary reported that William W. Franklin had given bond and
security to appear at the next Superior Court for Clarke County to be
tried according to the laws of his country; but that the other
individuals for whom warrants were obtained had either fled from
justice, or had not yet been arrested. After considerable conversation
The Faculty resolved to allow each student who was engaged in
the riot an opportunity to say any thing he wished by way of extenuation.
Adjourned to meet at 2 dclock.

2 o'clock, Jriday, March 16, 1832.

The Faculty met according to adjournment. Wiggins, B. Baldwin, T.

Harris, Linton, Jesse Jackson, and White appeared and were infor::n.ed

that if they had any thing to say in extenuation, they now had the

liberty. Each confessed himself to have been in the riot, but

declared that he did nothing. B. Baldwin, however, admitted that he

(189)oassisted in carrying off the steps from the chapel. H. Cobb having
appeared was allowed the same privilege and alledged that he was
along but did nothing. Franklin was, in like manner, allowed to
speak for himself. He was along, he confessed, but so far from
having any criminal intention, his sole object was to act as a check
upon the rest, and he did actually prevent much mischief. The other
students engaged in the riot did not make their appearance, but they
have all confessed themselves to have been in the riot.
Resolved, therefore, unanimously, that William W. Franklin, William
B. Saffold, and Thomas W. Batty of the Senior Class; Greene Wiggins
of the Junior Class; H. Cobb, John Linton & David E. Blunt of the
Sophomore Class; and Thomas Harris, Jesse Jackson, Benj. Baldwin, and
Joseph White of the Freshman Class be and they are hereby expelled
from this Institution.
Resolved, further, that the persons named in the fore-going resolution,
be ordered to move, forthwith, from the College buildings; and that the
fourteenth section of the eighth chapter of the College laws be read
to them in order to apprise them of the consequence of a refusal.

The Faculty then adjourned till evening prayers, when the fore-going
resolutions were read before the students.

9 o'clock, Monday, March 19, 1832.

A joint petition from the Phi-Kappa and Demosthenian Societies,
accompanied with professions of repentance and pledges of future good
conduct by the persons lately expelled, through the hands of four
trustees of the College, was read and dismissed without consideration.
From that respect, however, which the Faculty feel to the trustees
who acted as the organs of the societies, it was Resolved, that a
committee of four be appointed to have a free conversation with the
said trustees, and inform them of such facts as had come to the k..ow

ledge of the Faculty and of all the grounds upon which the Faculty
had acted. Whereupon, the President appointed Messrs. Shannon, Olin,
Ward, and Hopkins that Committee.
The Secretary was instructed to write to the parents and guardians of

those persons lately expelled, who live at a distance. The Faculty
then adjourned.
March 27, 1832.
S.eV. Hubbard was admitted into this Institution as an irregular ine

the Freshman Class in August last. He is hereby discharged from the

Resolved that no dismission shall be given to any student, ou in all
cases, it shall be sent by mail to his parent or guardian after the
student has left Athens.

The Faculty spent most of the last week in arch in examining the three
lowest classes, the result of which may be seen by reference to
Circular Book l'fo. 1.

March 30, 1832,
The College was adjourned this evening at prayers till the 16th of

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

(191) April 14, 1832.
John Dearing, a member of the Junior class since last August, was dismissed
in good & regular standing.

April 16, 1832.
The Faculty met and opened their meeting with prayer.

Resolved, that the examination of the Senior Class for graduation

take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Th11rsday, and Friday, the 24th, 25th,
26th, & 27th of July.
The Faculty then arranged the studies of the different classes for
the present and adjourned.

April 23, 1832.

A.eD. Wooldridge, a member of the Junior Class since August last, was
dismissed in good & regular standing.
John Dearing, who lately left the Institution upon his petition was
John D. Diomatari was, upon examination, admitted into the Freshman

April 25.

Pinckard was fined by the Faculty for improper conduct growing out of
his absence from his room in the sum of $1.00.

May 3, 1832.

John Jones, of the Soph. Class was dismissed in regular standing.
May 7, 1832.

Meriwether & Cobb of the Soph. Class ere fined for absence from room
and with disorderly company, and also admonished privately.
Sam'l. M, Strong was examined and admitted into the Freshman class
probationed on the Mathematics.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

Ma.y 8, 1832.

At a meeting of the Faculty this evening, it was Resolved, that, in
consequence of the present Senior Class consisting of only thirteen,
they all be allowed to speak on Commencement day, provided their
examination "before the Board of Visitors shall be sustained, and that
Crawford, Johnson, and Stevens cast lots as follows; (viz) the first
lot to deliver the ValedictorJ, the second the Latin & English
Salutatory; & the third the Philosophical oration; Upon casting lots
Crawford was to deliver the ValedictorJ, Stevens, the Salutatory ar.d
Johnson the Philosophical.

The Faculty also resolired that the Phi Kappa Society elect five and
the Demosthenian four from the Junior Class to speak the day
preceeding Commencement.

The Valedictory oration to be limited to 20 minutes, the Salutatory
to 12, and all the others to 10. It was further dete:rmined that the
Seniors by ready to exhibit their pieces before the Faculty on

Saturday the 7th July next--that the examination of the ttree lowest

classes commence on Thursday the 19th July and that of the Senior

class for graduation on Tuesday the 24th July and continued from day
to day until the Board of visitors are satisfied therewith.

In consequence of the College bell being cracked the Faculty

solicited and obtained from the Town Commissioners the use of the
Market Bell. The Secretary was instructed to address each of the

Visitors by letter giving information as to the time of the


Wm. L. Mitchell Secy.

(193) May 14, 1832.
Branham was examined and admitted into the Freshman Class
upon probation being very deficient in Mathematics.
May 18, 1832.
Wingfield was examined and admitted into the Freshman class
upon the usual probation.
May 24, 1832.
Resolved, that the Rev. George F. Pearce, who is expected to apply
at the ensuing commencement for the degree of A.. be requested to
deliver an oration upon the occasion and that Prof. Hull be the organ
of communication.
June 24, 1832.
Prof. Hull reported that the Rev. Geo. F. Pearce had declined the
June 26, 1832.
Greenwood, Hoxey, Gibes, & Pope were examined in Geometry and
June 28, 1832.
Harper was per!llitted to recite as an irregular in the

reshman Class.
July 6, 1832.
John Flournoy, formerly a member of this Institution upon application
of his guardian received a statement of the facts connected with his
conduct while here.

July 7, 1832.

Charles M. Irvin was examined & admitted into tne reshman Class as

an Irregular yet with a view to get up and become regular.

Wm. L. Mitchell Secy.

July 15, 1832.

Resolved that in consequence of the disorders usually attending an

illumination, and particularly the illumination last year, the

Faculty are unwilling to permit another, and that in future there be

no illumination without the consent of the Board of Trustees.

July 18, 1832.

Resolved that a memorial setting forth the disadva..tages of the
Societies participating in the choice of orators be laid before the
Trustees. Whereupon the President appointed Profs. Shannon, Jackson,
& Hull a committee to draw up said memorial.

To the Trustees of the University of Georgia.

The Faculty of Franklin College beleive, that it operates
injuriously on the best interests of the Institution, for the two
Societies connected with it, to have the appointment of Junior, and
in part, of Senior Orators.

So long as these appointments remain with the students, it may be
expected that they will oe conferred, not on the most deserving, but
the most popular. To obtain popularity with the Societies will thus

become a paramount consideration with the candidates for those
honours. Now it is lamentably a fact, that even with the mass of
mankind popularity is too often in the inverse ratio of merit; much
more may this be expectec to be the case among boys of such age as
are found in College. Young men, who would neve aspire to the
distinction, as a reward of merit, are thus encouraged to seek it in

(195)ea different way. They neglect study as availing them but little toe

obtain the summit of their Collegiate wishes. T'ney resort to the low
arts of electi.oneering, among the younger students especially, and
upholding & countenancing them in their disorders & infractions of the
laws of College, rather than lose their votes by an opposite &
honourable course. 'Thus originates the idea so preYalent among the
students, with the contagion of which even the better sort are sometimes
infected, that the duties of College are of little importance
in comparison with an attendance on the Societies. Thus, too, factions
are formed, disorders committed, conspiracies entered into for their
concealment and this idle & vicious course will, now & then, through
habitual disorder lead to open riot. The Faculty are confident that
this statement is fully sustained by actual occurrences connected
with the history of the College for a series of years. They therefore
respectfully suggest to the Trustees the propriety of making it the
duty of the Faculty to appoint the Junior orators on the grotmd of
merit. The Faculty also request that the law giving the Societies
a part in the election of Senior orators for commencement be repealed;
that these be selected on the ground of scholarship by the Faculty,
and speak on Commencement day in such order as they may prescribe,
there being between them however no distiction cf honours. In
connexion with this it is suggested that the final examination should
close at least four full weeks before commencement. This seems

necessary to enable the Faculty to make a correct selection, and give
the orators time to prepare heir speeches. Besides it may be
expected that if the appointments are made before the final examination
study will cease at least in a considerible degree and less
effort will be made to appear to adrantage. In this respect, also,

we may fairly calculate, that they will exert a pericious influence
on the lower classes. By the preceding arra..gement i is hoped, that
most if not all the advantages of the for!ll.er system of honours may be
secured, with few, if any of the disadYantages.

All which is respectfully submitted by the aculty.

Test. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

Order of Examination.

Thursday 19, July--hour

Freshman Class on Geography before brea.fast. 1.

" "

Latin at 8 A.M. to 10 1/2 2 1/2.

Junior Class II Greek Testament at 10 1/2 A.M. to 12. 1 1/2.
Sophomore Classa" French at 2 P.M. to 4. 2.

Hebrew Class at 4 to 5 P.M. l.

Friday 20, July-

Sophomore Class on Geography before breakfast l.

II " 11

Mathematics at 8 A.M. to 12 4.

Freshman Class, Greek at 2 P.M. to 31/2 la1/2.


Junior Class " French at 3 1/2 P .)1. o 5, l

Monday 23, July-

Junior Class on The Evidences of Christianity before brea.fast 1.

ti 11

Natural Philosophy at 8 A.M. to 10 1/2 2 1/2.

" "

Freshman Class on Algebra

at 10 1/2 A.M. to 12. 1 1/2.
at 2 P .M. to 4 2.

Junior Class

at 4 ?.M. to 5

(197) Order of Examination.
Tuesday 24, July--hours.

Sophomore Class on Greek before breakfast. 1
Senior Class on Belles Lett res a.t 8 A .M. to 10 2

II 11

Cicero de Oratore at 10 A.M. to 11 1



French at 11 A.M. to 12 1

" II


Natural History at 2 P .M. 5 3

wed.::esday 25, July-

Sophomore Class on Greek before brea.fast. 1
Senior Class on Geometry at 8 A.M. to 10. 2


n Political Economy at 10 A.M. to 12. 2


"Chemistry at 2 P.M. to 4. 2

" " 11

Greek Testament at 4 P.M. to 5, 1.

Thursday 26, July-Freshman
Class on Geometry before breakfast l
Senior Class on Natural Philosophy at 8 A.M. to 10. 2

ll II 11

:v!athematics at 10 A.M. to 12. 2
II n "oLogic at 2 P.M. to J. 1

11 " 11

Mental Philosophy at 3 P .M. to 5, 2.

Friday 27, July-Freshman
Class on Geometry before brea.fast 1
Senior Class on Moral Philosophy at 8 A.M. to 10. 2


r1 Astronomy at 10 A.M. to 12. 2

ti II

" Geography at 2 P.M. to 3 1/2 1 1/2

II tt ti

Evidences of Christianity at 3 1/2 P.M. to 5
l 1/2

For the result of the exa.I!lination of the three lowest classes, see
Circular Book No. 1.

Resolved that the senior class be recommend to te Board of Trustees
for the degree of A.B.

Nm. L. Mitchell Sec'y
Resolved that the Junior Orators spee.. on Tuesday before Commencement
in the following order--(viz) Ketchum, Foster, Harden, Pinckard,
Habersham, Harris, Powers, Dearing, Gisham.

Resolved that the Senior Class speak in the Following order, (Viz)
Stevens, Salutatory, S. Thomas. Lumpkin, eid, Leconte, Gunby,
Montgomery, Mallard, H. Thomas, Baker, Hutchinson, Johnson, Crawford,

Saturday 28, July 1832.

Shannon, Guyton, Cook, Willia.ms, Moore, Grant, Jarrett, & Stanley
were examined for the Fresh.man Class. Grant being entirely unprepared
was rejected, Moore was admitted on Arithmetic & informed that if he
made great proficiency in the lang1..:.ages next term he could ,join the
class, otherwise he would be dropped. The rest were admitted on the
usual probation.
Neal, A. Walker, J. Whitehead, C. Whitehead & Dowse were examined for
the Sophomore Class and being found badly prepared were advised to
enter the Freshman Class. Neal, J. Whitehead & Dowse on account of
their age being unwilling to do so, were allowed to recite with the
Sophomore Class. C. Whitehead agreed to join the Freshman Class and

A.eWalker likewise.e

Mann & E. Jones were examined and admitted into the Sophomore Class.

J. A. Thomas was examined & admitted into the Soph. Class.
S.ew. Harris was unon examination admitted into the Freshman Class.e
(199)eResolved that hereaer the Prof. of Modern Languages use Charles the
12th as the ten book instead of Recueil Choisi--and tha the Illiad
of Homer be read in the Junior Year instead of the Greek Testament,
the Illiad & Cicero de Oratore sharing the term equally.
Resolved hat if any member of the Sophomore and Fresh.man Classes who
was e.xpeled last March for misconduct, shall apply for read.mission
to the Institution, the Faculty will, on the production of satisfactory
evidence of reformed habits & good conduct since expulsion
proceed to examine him, and if found qualified to reenter his class
will readmit him to the same, or to such lower one as he may offer
for. Placing him at the same time on strict probation at the pleasure
of the Faculty, and notifying him that the Faculty will in no case
and at no time give him such a dismission as shall introduce him into
any other Institution.

Resolved hat a resolution expressive of the thanks of the Faculty oe
handed to the Board of Visitors, five of whom attended the examinations,
(viz) Rev. William McWhirr, Dcct. S. Harlow, Doct. Henry Jackson, J.

C.eTerrell Esq. & Rev. A. Sherwood. Whereupon the President appointed
Prof. Jackson to draw up a suitable resolution.
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.
Robert Y. Harriss, a member of the Freshman Class was dismissed at
his father's request.

August 9, 1832.
The Faculty convened this morning at 8 o'clock and the meeting was
opened by Prayer.
Present, A. Church, Pres, J. Jackson, J. Shannon, H. Hull, S. Olin,

M.oA. Ward & Wm. Lehman Profs. & Wm. L. Mitchell Tutor; absent B. B.
Hopkins Tutor. The Faculty proceeded to arrange the studies for the
Resolved that when a member of the Fresh.man and Sophomore Classes
fails to read his composition on Saturday morning or a member of the
Junior and Senior Class to read on the day appointed, ne shall do so
on the following monday evening in the chapel and be moreover fined
50 cents. Provided, that hen a student is absent, from sickness, he
shall perform this duty at the first recitation on the following
monday, under the aforesaid penalty.

August, 10, 1832.

Dill being examined for the Sophomore Class was found
unqualified to join the same, but was allowed to become a member of

the Fresh.man Class.

August, 11, 1832.

Geo. M. Troup Jr. was examined and admitted into the Sophomore Class.

(201) August 13, 1832.
The Faculty spent much of this day in examining H. Cobb, John Linton,
and Benj. Baldwin according to a resolution adopted July 28 ult. and
after a careful examination they pronounced H. Cobb prepared to join
the Junior Class in French and Mathematics, but unprepared in Greek
and Geography; he was therefore rejected, but at the same time


informed that as soon as he shall be qualified to join the same he
can do so.
Linton was examined for the Sophomore Class, but he gave no evidence
of having studied at all, indeed, he seemed to have lost what he once
knew. He was rejected in the same manner as Cobb.
The same was the case with Baldwin, who applied for the Freshman Class.
He seemed to know nothing of his studies.
Green Wiggins also a-pplied to be admitted upon examination which was
granted, but finding that he was not likely to stand such examination
as was required, he declined until he should be better prepared.

August 14, 1832.
Wm. Greenwood of the Junior Class applied to the President on the
first day of the Term for permission to attend a ca.mp meeting in
Greene County and to visit his friends; this was refused both because
it was likely to be pleaded as a precedent by others and because he
had remained in town all the vacation when he might have visited his
friends. He was told that he could not go without leave first
obtained from the Faculty, he however chose to go without such leave.

Upon his return he was called before the Faculty, when he ex..ibited

the same head-strong disposition to have his own way: Resolved
therefore that Wm. Greenwood be dismissed from this Institution.

August, 20, 1832.

H.dCobb again presented himself before the Faculty and after examination
on Greek & Geogra:9hy was admitted into the Junior Class 1.mder
the resolution of 28 ult.

Wm. 0. Saffold on his petition was admitted into the Sophomore Class.

August 28, 1832.

Benj. Baldwin was again examined for the Freshman Class and admitted
according to the resolution of the 28 ult.
Borders of the Sophomore Class was reprimanded by the Pres. in the
presence of the Faculty for disorder and cruelty such as catching
pigs and pulling them up into his room, throwing heavy pieces of wood
upon them, c. He was told that this was to be his last reprimand,
that unless he reformed he would be discharged.

August 29, 1832.

Mosely was examined for the Sophomore Class and admitted into
the Freshman Class.
September 12, 1832.

Franklin of the Senior Class was called before the Faculty for
having left the Recitation room under circumstances requiring
_investigation. It appeared, that he carried his text book to the
recitation habitually, notwithstanding he had been expressly
forbidden to do so. He was told that the practice was destructive to
his own improvement, and deemed injurious to the decorum of the
ecitation and must be corrected, & it was agai enjoined upon him to
leave his book. Subsequently be was reproved for having it, and he

denied it, yet afterwards acknowledged that he had it in his pocket.

(203) He was again told that he must not bring his book, that the practice
led to indolence, and a shameful habit of prevarication and deception.
He then left the room in resentment and very disrespectfully. The
only defence he made for his conduct was that the remarks of the
officer were such as compelled him to leave the room, that being the
only course he could adopt. 1..Jhereupon it was Resolved that

B.oFranklin read the annexed acknowledgement before his class in the
presence of the Faculty and if he refuse to do so, he be immediately
dismissed the College. (The Confession.)
I acknowledge that I have carried my text-book to the recitation,
repeatedly, after having been directed not to do so. I acknowledge
that I acted disrespectfully and without provocation in leaving the
recitation at the time and in the manner I did and I do.now most
solemnly promise that I will not offend in like ma..ner for the future.

(Signed) Bedney Franklin.

September 14, 1832.

Prof. Shannon having stated to the Faculty that in consequence of his
wife's ill health he elt it.his duty to try what effect a trip to
the Madison Springs would produce, begged that some provision might
be made for his recitations during his absence, which was accordingly

September 2 , 1832.

Cullens was admitted as an irregular to study Algebra with
the Freshman Class, French with the Sophomore Class and he was
allowed to select for his third study.

September 24, 1832.

A.oBorders of the Sophomore Class was at his father's request dismissed.
October th 1832.

Prof. Ward left this morning for the purpose of going to Salem
Massachusetts in order to bring out Mrs. Ward.

Ordered that the examinations at the close of the term begin wih the
Junior Class on Wednesday the 31st inst., then the Senior class, next
the Sophomore, and finally the Freshman, and that the Seniors have
their exhibition on Monday night the 5th of November and Tuesday
forenoon the 6th ditto.; provided they ca.not be ready before that time.

The Senior Class were exercised in forensic disputation for one day
before the President.

Cullens took a dismission, being unable to profit by the recitations
from his great deficiencies.

Oct. 20--1832.

Guyton of the Freshman Class was dismissed by request of his guardian.

Oct. 31, 1832.
The Senior Class was examined to day; for the result see Circular
Book No. 1.

Nov. 1, 1832.
The Junior Class was examined to-day; for the result see Circular
Book No. 1.

Nov. 2, 1832.

The Sophomore Class was examined to-day; for the result see Circular
Book No. 1.

Nov. 3, 1832.

The Freshman Class was examined to-day; for the result see Cir.cular
Book No. 1.

N.B. The Senior Class spoke, one half on Tuesday night, and the other
half on Thursday night the 30th ult. and 1st inst.

(205) November 3, 1832.
At a meeting of the Faculty of the University of Georgia November 3,
1832, It was, on motion, resolved, that the Rev. A. Church D.D.
President, and the Rev. Stephen Olin Professor be and they are hereby
appointed delegates to attend the meeting of the Teachers Society of
the State of Georgia in Milledgeville on the third monday in December
next in behalf of said Faculty.
Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.
John T. A. Dearing, a member of the Senior Class was at his father's
request dismissed from this Institution.

Pinckard of the Senior and Sherrod of the Junior Class were called

before the Faculty for quarrelling and fighting. It appeared from

testimony introduced by them both, tha Pinckard had used very

insulting language and that Sherrod had in addition to profane

language struck the first blow 'With a hickory walking stick. In view
of the whole case, therefore, Resolved, that said Pinckard ce suspended
from the priviledges of this Institution until the first of February
Resolved, further that said Sherrod be dismissed from this

Nov. 5, 1832,

Messrs Hull, Olin, & Mitchell were appointed to draw up a suitable

advertisment and report to the Faculty, which was adouted as follows:

University of Georgia.

The Faculty of Franklin College ask the attention of the public to

the following statements:

For admission into the Freshman Class, a candidate must hav-e a correct

knowledge of at least 9 of Cicero's Orations, the whale of Virgil,

John and Acts in the Greek Testament, the whole of Graeca Minora,

English Grammar and Geography, and he must be well acquainted with


Studies of the Freshman Year.

1st Term. From August to November.

Livy, Groeca Majora 1st vol. and the French language

2nd Term. From January to April.

Li V'J, Groeca Majora 1st vol. & French continued.

3rd Term. From April to August.

Livy and Groeca Majora 1st vol. concluded, French ccninued,
a.nd Day's Algebra through Ratio and Proportion.
Studies of the Sophomore Year.
1st Term. From August to November.

Horace, Groeca MaJora 2nd vol. Algebra concluded, and three
books of Geometry. (Playfairs Euclid)
2nd Term. From January to April.

Groeca Majora 2nd vol. continued, Horace & Geometry
concluded and an abridgment of Rhetoric.

3rd Term. From April to August.
Groeca Majera 2nd vol. concluded, Modern Languages, Plain
Trigonometry, Mensuration, Surveying, and Botany.

Studies of the Junior Year.
Navigation, Engineering, Conic Sections, Spherical Geometry, Sperical

Trigonometry, Natural Philosophy, Natural History, Logic, Belles
Lettres, and Criticism, Evidences of the Christian Religion, Ciceroo


de Oratore, and the Iliad of Homer. Greek Testament every monday

Studies of the Senior Year.
Natural History continued, Astronomy, Chemistl'"'J, Moral Philosophy,
Mental Philosophy, and Political Economy; together with a:ctemion to
such classics as may be directed by the President, and Forensic

Strict attention is paid to Composition and Declamation by all the
Ever ca.ndiate for admission into the Freshman class, must be at
least 14 years old, and every one for an advanced standing, of
proportioned age.

The rates of tuition, the Library fee, and Servants' hire, are $38

per annum, payable half yearly in advance, viz. $19 on the 1st of
February and $19 on the 1st of August; and any student entering

College after the before mentioned times, is required to pay

proportionally in advance. Parents and Guardians, who wish to send

their sons and wards to this Institution, can, cy reference to the

foregoing statement of the studies, at once, see what are he require

ments for joining any class of College at any tie of the year, as

they can be received at any time, if prepared upon the requisite
studies. Any individual, however, who does not wish to pursue a
regular course, can attend to such subjects as he may choose, for the
study of which he is prepared, and will on leaving the Institution,
receive from the Faculty a certificate of the progress he has made.
All who desire it, will have opportunity of studying Hebrew, Spanish,
German, and Italian, for which no additional charges are made.

Instruction in the various Departments of Literature and Science is
given by Lectures as well as by the study of approved tezt-books.
The Faculty regard it important that each student should be preset
on the first day of every term, as recitations will commence on that

Board can be obtained in respectable houses, at from 9 to 10 dollars
per month.

The r.ext College Term will commence on the 1st JanuarJ 1833.

By order of the Faculy. Wm. L. Mitchell Sec.

All the classes were examined as usual at the close of the Term for

an account of which see Circular Book 'No. 1. and there was an
exhibition of the Senior Class.

December 31, 1832,a

The Faculty met at the call of the President, & the meeting wasa

opened with prayer.apresent-

A. Church President, James Shannon
Henry Hull

M.aA. Warda
Wm Le hma.TJ. )aWm. L. MitchellaTutor.

Absent--James Jackson 7


Stephen Olin )a

B. B. Hopkins Tutor having resigned, his vacancy has not been filled.
The Faculty proceeded to arrange and dispose of the studies of the
Term to the best advantage.

Ordered that recitations commence to-morrow at 11 o'clock A.M.

The following young gentlemen were examined and admitted into the
Freshman Class: 7iZ. Thomas L . .Y1cBride, fart in Martin, Edmund W.

Butt, Joseph Law, Augustus Bacon Ttfui te

And into the Sophomore class, the following, viz. Charles West,

Francis Bartow.

January 8, 1833.

The Faculty was convened this morning to investigate some infractions
of the laws, when it appeared that Cook and Moseley in the Freshman
Class had in their room some wine and corcial last night, hich they
were drinking in company of their friends Walker and Baldwin of the
same class and Sparks of the Sophomore class. Cook and Mcseley were
fined each $4. and Walker and Sparks each $1.


Baldwin, from his having been received into College, after eX!Julsion,
upon strict probation, and his conduct for most of the time manifesting
no reformation, shewing before the Faculty also a recklessness
of temper, was directed to withdraw himself from the Institution.

January 11, 1833.
Timothy M. Furlow was examined and a&nitted into the Freshman Class
in Greek & Latin. He has not studied Algebra.

Jan. 14, 1833.

James Giles and B. G. Martin were examined and admitted into the
Sophomore Class being somewhat deficient in Mathematics.

At evening prayers Mr.Wm. H. Hunt appeared as tutor and took his seat,
at which time the Freshman Class was assigned him in Latin & Greek.

Jan. 15, 1833,

Bawling and Theodore Auze were allowed to recite with the
Freshman class.

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(2ll)Pope of the Junior class and Bartow of the Sophomore class were
convicted of being in disorderly company and out of their roos on
the Sabbath. They were refractory before the Faculty. They were
fined each $5,00.
Borders of the Senior class was advised to go home being
considered as doing no good.
March 7, 1833,
Troup & D. Thomas of the Sophomore class were called before the Faculty,
when it appeared from their statements that Troup both cursed and
struck Thomas as they were descending the stairs from the recitation


before breakfast. After brea..fast Thomas assaulted and struck Troup
in the street when a fight ensued. Resolved that Troup be suspended
till the 16th of next April and informed that his future connexion
with College will depend upon his good conduct during his suspension,
and also upon his being prepared to stand e.n examination upon the

studies his class shall have attended to in the interim.
Resolved that said Thomas be put uuon strict probation till the 16th
of next April.

March 12, 1833.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the Board of Visitors that the
examination of the present Senior Class for degrees will commence at
9 o'clock A.M. on monday the 24th of June next, and will continue
from day to day until the Board shall be satisfied.

March 28, 1833.
Resolved that the irregulars be reuired in future to choose the
studies to which they desire to attend at the beginning of a term and
continue them till finished or till the term ends.
For an account of the examinations see circular Book No. 1.

April 1833.

Joseph Witkins and Benjamin Yancey were, upon examination, admitted
into the Freshman Class.
April 15, 1833.

The Faculty met; present A. Church Pres. James Jackson, Jar:ies Shannon,
Henry Hull, Wm. Lehman, M.eA. Ward Profs. Wm. L. Mitchell, Wm. H.

Hu.t Tutors. Absent S. Olin Prof.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

A.eReese formerly of this Institution, but lately of Ya.le College was
upon examination admitted into the Junior Class.
The studies were then arranged .rnd assigned to their proper officers.

Ordered that the first division of the Freshman Class occupy the seat

immediately in front of the stage, and the second division the second

seat, the first half the South end and the other the north; that the

Sophomores be seated in a similar manner upon the third and fourth

seats; the Juniors upon the 5th & 6th; & the Seniors upon the 7th and

April 16, 1833.
Troup whose suspension expires to-day, was examined and restored to
his class.

John Jones who took a dismission from this Institution May 3, 1832 as
a member of the Sophomore class made application to be re-admitted, but
upon inuiry he confessed that he had been sent from West Point and

he was as a matter of course rejected. Recitations of all the classes
commenced at 11 o'clock.

(213)eResolved that the Trustees of the University be requested to alter
the vacations so as to throw them all into one and that the President
appoint a committee of two to prepare a memorial setting forth the
reasons of such alteration and also to urge the same in person before
the Board. Whereupon, The President appointed Profs. Hull & Shannon
that committee.
Dill who was dismissed on the 19th of February last having manifested
in various ways sincere repentance was allowed to join his class and
remain upon probation till August next.

April 24, 1833.

Henry M. Jackson of the Junior Class was on the evening of the 22nd
inst. brought before the Faculty, when it was stated by an officer that
he had been repeatedly disorderly at recitation, that he had been
often spoken to on the subject, that en ?riday last just after having
witnessed reproof administered to another he indulged in light and
improper conduct, and upon being spoken to, manifested contempt, for
which he was ordered to change his seat which he refused to do. On
monday he was asked before his class what he thought of his conduct;
he replied that he had acted properly, which he also stated before

the Faculty adding that he would have taken the seat if the officer
had not commanded him so imperiously. The case was then postponed,
and taken up and decided this morning by passing the following
Resolved that Henry M. Jackson of the Junior Class be and he is
hereby dismissed from this Institution.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

May 2, 1833.

Milledge Robey an irregular in the Sophomore and Junior classes for
15 months was at his own request dismissed.

May 4, 1833,
Resolved that any student found making water at the windows, doors,

or entries of the College be fined one dollar for each offence, and
that when said windows, doors, or entries become noisome to the smell,
they shall be cleansed at the expense of those who occupy the story.

June 10, 1833.

Milton Willia.ms having been examined was received into the Freshman


June 24, 1833.

The examination of the Senior Class before the Board of Visitors

commenced this morning and continued from day to day until the 28th,

when the examination was brought to a close.

During the Senior examination, the Junior class was examined on

Mechanics before breakfast, the Sophomore class in Mathematics, and

the Freshman class in French.

June 29, 1833.
The Faculty met this morning to determine the exercises of Commencement
and decide upon the merits of the Senior class, when it was
Resolved that the members of the class be recommended to the Trustees
for their first degree. It was further resolved that Gresham is
entitled to the first honour and that he deliver the Valedictory;
that Cozby is entitled to the second honour and that he deliver the
Latin Salutatory; that Rucker is entitled to the English Salutatory
which is considered the third honour; and that Habersham and Ketchum

(215)eare equally entitled to the fourth honour and that Habersham deliver
the Philosophic Oration and Ketchum one on Natural HistorJ. In
addition to the foregoing George, Clayton, Pinckard, Powers, Harris,
& Foster were selected to deliver original speeches on subjects of their
own choice not connected with politics. Rucker declined the honour
conferred upon him and the Faculty thought it best to let the matter
rest for the present.
The time allowed to the valedictory is 20 minutes, to each of the
other speeches 10 minutes.eIt was also resolved that hereafter a
student failing in compositioneshall in addition to the fine
of 50 cents read his composition before
the Faculty on the following Tuesday evening immediately after

The exercises of the day preceeding Commencement are to consist of
original speeches from 8 members of the Junior class chosen by the
Societies, namely, 5 from the Phi-Kappa & 3 from the Demosthenian

July 31st, 1833,
The Freshman Class was examined and all :permitted to rise Sophomore
except Stanley and Whitehead; the former of whom was not sustained in
Greek & French, and the latter was not sustained in Greek.

August 1st 1833.

The Sophomore Class was examined and all permitted to rise Junior
except Baldwin & Jordan. Baldwin was not sustained on Mathematics,
Jordan was not sustained on Latin, Greek, Mathematics & French.
Dowse did not appear at the exa.xnination; the Secretary was instructed
to write his father; Moore did not appear at the examination on
Greek, he absented himself once before at an examination on the same
study; in his other studies he is greatly defective; Prof. Hull was
instructed to request his father to withdraw him from College. Tait
left the institution a short time before the examination, of which
fact his father was informed by letter. Williams having remained as
long as he originally intended left before the examination.

August 2nd 1833.
The Junior Class was examined and all permitted to rise Senior except
McKinley who was absent from the examination on Latin, Evidences of
the Christian Religion, French, and Natural History. Diomatari
having made an assault upon a fellow student without sufficient cause,

for which he however has expressed his regret and made satisfactory

apologies to the injured party, the Faculty feel disposed to look

upon his conduct as arising from his imperfect knowledge of our

manners and language, and from a highly sanguine temperament. He was

accordingly admonished in the presence of the Faculty and put upon

probation for 12 months.

August 3rd 1833,

This day was spent in examining candidates. On this day and days

subseuent were admitted after examination into the Sophomore Class

Bonner, Dubriey, Marvin, Mlls, Owe Page, and Vayson, All of them

deficient as to French, and all except Vayson and Bonner partially

deficient in Algebra. There were upon examination admitted into the

Freshman class, Baldwin, Cunningham, Gignilliat, Hamilton, Howard,
Hunt, Jackson, Janes, Mitchell, Reeves, Shields, Shorter, Wade,
Whedbee, Williams, and Wingfield.

(217)eWilliams was not prepared upon Geography, and Hamilton was deficient
in Arithmetic; Wade entered as an Irregular--he is to recite Latin &
French with the Freshman Class and Geometry with the Sophomore Class.

August 7, 1833.
The College year closed to-day after the usual commencement exercises.

August 14, 1833.
The Faculty met to-day and arranged the studies for the ensuing term
which commences to-morrow.

August 15, 1833.
The Faculty and students assembled this morning at sun rise in the
chapel where prayer was offered up by the President and the rooms
drawn for. The day was spent in moving and preparing for study. At

five o'clock P.M. recitations were assigned for to-morrow.

John Jones of the late Sophomore Class with a view to obtain a more
thorough education repeats his Soph. year.

Aug. 22, 1833.

Charles M. Irvin was admitted as an irregular into the Freshman Class
July 7, 1832 and continued till near the end of the first term of the
Sophomore Class without examination. His moral conduct and studious
habits while at College were commendable. At his fathers request he
is hereby dismissed from this Institution.

August 23rd 1833,
Resolved that Alexander C. Walker, who was dismissed from the Freshman
class on the 5th of February last, on bringing, from the Academy of
which he has since been a member, a certificate of his good and orderly
conduct as a student, be permitted to join his class on probation, to
the 1st of November next, at which time, if his deportment shall have
been such as the Faculty approve and his standing as a scholar is
respectable, he shall be considered in full standing in his class.

August 27, 1833,
Augustus Grant was examined for admission into the Freshman Class as
an Irregular. He will study Latin and French with the Freshman Class
and Geometry with the Sophomore Class. He was admitted.

September 9, 1833.

Some complaints having been made to the Faculty of excessive fines

for absence from Room--the President was requested to write to the

parents of such as had been frequently absent from their rooms.

Notice having been given on Friday evening last that a resolution
would be this evening introduced to restore Henry McC. Jackson


to College when the Faculty passed the following resolution; Resolved,
that Henry McC. Jackson of the late Junior Class be restored to his
Class, and to the privileges of College.

Sep. 25, 1833.

George Jordan, who recites with the Junior Class, having been called

before the Faculty was required to state what he had been doing last


He stated, that between 9 and 10 o'clock he left his room in the N.

College and came to the 0. College; that he found Mosely and Hamilton

of the Soph. Class standing in the east entry with whom he remained 8

or 10 minutes; that there were other persons in the entry whom he did

(219)enot know; that he saw an individual disguised come apparently from
the N. College and place himself in a convenient situation to throw
at the room of the resident officer; that the said individual threw
twice in succession and immediately ran by him through the entry;
that he, also, expecting the officer was on the alert, took to his
heels, but was caught just as he jumped out of the back door. He
denied that he threw or knew who did throw. When asked what brought
him to the College, he replied "business," but refused to explain.
He admitted that he went into no room. He was subsequently seen in
the direction in which the individual who ran by him, had gone, and
being asked what took him in that direction and why he did not go to
his room, he replied, that his object was to apprise the runaway of
his danger as the officer was after him. Being asked if he would
assist any one whom he knew to be guilty of stoning an officer in
making his escape, he answered in the affirmative. He also stated
that when the officer caught him, his handkerchief fell over his face.
Mosely and Hamilton above alluded to, being called upon stated, thee


first, that he had just been to the resident officer's room and was
returning to his own when he discovered Jordan in the east entry;
that he saw a person disguised coming as he expected to stone the
officer; that he did not stop above a minute, but passed on immediately
to his room, to which he had nearly got when he heard the throwing,
which took place but once. He stated also that there was no person
in the passage except himself, Hamilton, and Jordan: The second
stated, that he stepped out of his room and found Jordan standing
alone in the entry; that in a minute or so Mosely ca.me from the west
end, stopped a moment, and then went on to his room; that he also at
the same time went to his room leaving Jordan alone at the door; that
just after he got to his room he heard the throwing which took place
but once. He stated that there was no person in the entry except
himself, Mosely & Jordan. The officer stated that about 9 1/2 o'clock
last night he left his room, suspecting what was about to take place,
and passing through the recitation room distinctly saw two persons
stealing silently under his windows evidently with a view to a.n

assault; that he immediately proceeded down towards the entry from which
they seemed to have issued, but before he reached it, the throwing
occurred, and the same two persons, whom he had just seen u.der his
windows, rushed into the entry; that he caught one of them, whom he
discovered to be Jordan after removing his disguise, which consisted
of a cap drawn down closely over the face and a handkerchief carefully
wrapped round his face with the cornrs in his mouth; that Jordan upon
being caught called to his companion to heel it and when recognised
used the profane exclamation "By God."

The Faculty having no doubt as to his throwing, as to his prevarication,
and as to his profanity, all which constitute his guilt in the

Resolved, that George Jordan be expelled from Franklin
College and ordered forthwith to move himself and effects from the
College premises.

Wm. L. Mitchell Sec'y.

(221) September 30, 1833.
The Faculty met this morning according to previous appointment and
examined Dowse of the Sophomore Class upon the studies of the last
term. He was sustained upon Latin and conditionally upon his other
studies, that is to say provided his standing in future shall be
respectable in all his studies.
Charles Whitehead was re-examined upon his Greek a.nd informed that
he must pay more attention to this study in future if he wishes to be

Oct. 2, 1833.
Alexander of the Junior Class was by request dismissed in regular

Oct. 14, 183].

Furlow of the Sophomore class was by request of his guardian dismissed
in regular standing.

Oct. 15, 1833.
Harper an irregular reciting with the Junior Class was by request of
his father dismissed in good standing.

The Senior Class exhibited original speeches in public on the last
two Saturdays previous to the close of the Term.

All the classes were examined on the studies which they have attended
to during the term, for the result of which see Circular Book No. 1.

Oct. 31, 1833,
The College was dismissed this evening to the 16th January 1834.
Wm. L. Mitchell Secy.

January 15th A.D. 1834.

The faculty met at the call of the President. The meeting was
opened with prayer.

Present.--A. Church D.D. President

Henry Hull

James Shannon

James Jackson Professors
Wm. Lehman
M.eA. WardeMccay
S. G. Hillyer
Absent.--Prof. Presley.

The faculty proceeded to arrange the studies and dispose of the
recitations to the best advantage

Ordered that recitations commence tomorrow at 4 O'clock P.M.

The following young gentlemen have been examined and admitted into
the Sophomore Class. Viz. James C. Radwick irregular in Greek. Geo.

W.eMiller, Wm. H. Lee, Robert Nesbet,Hugh Morrow Thos. Sam'l Mallard,
Josiah Dunham, Sam'l M. W. Varnedau J. W. Houston David B. Hamilton
Jas C. Chalmers Wm. S. Lowry.*

The following into the freshman Class, viz. Archibald
Clarke, Geo. W. Cooper Augustus Jones Wm. Manning, Geo. W. McCoy

McWhorter & James W. Baily were admitted to the Sophomore class.

Also John McKitterick,Guardner, Hillary Foster, Stephen C. Powell

(223)eFeb. 1834
According to previous notice the faculty met for the examination of
the Junior Class on the Evidences of Christianity and Conick Sections.
The duty being performed they adjourned.

April 14th 1834.

Faculty met according to previous notice in the philosophical
Hall for the purpose of investigating the nature of the difficulty
which occured last saturday morning between Joseph Wilkins & George

W.eWhite of the Sophomore class.e
The gentlemen being present upon investigation the following
appeared to be the facts of the case. That White on saturday morning
just before breakfast, picked up a letter which he found in the rear
of the old College Which letter was addressed to Wilkins, being of an
insulting character evidently designed, to wound his feelings, by the
author. This letter was read by White to several of his fellow
students Wilkins at length obtaining possession of it, was deeply

hurt at its character. He immediately drew up a certificate avowing
entire ignorance of the authorship, and requested his fellow students
to sign it, which was done by upwards of 90, Some did not sign it
for reasons entirely satisfactory to Wilkins. It so happened that of
th whole college there were but 3 who did not sign it without
satisfying Wilkins of their innocence of the authorship Viz The said

White a.nd Robert Nisbet and Gardner of the Sophomore class.
Of these, Wilkins' suspicions were fixed upon White 1st because, He
was known to be unfriendly to him, 2dly because he was the first seen
with the letter when it was not, in Wilkins' opinion, probable that
he had picked it up from the campus as it had been raining all night
and a great deal after day, and as the letter showed no signs of
exposure. Or if he did pick it up Wilkins thought that he (White)
must himself have dropt it and recovered it immediately before it
could receive injury from the weather. And lastly because the hand
writing and style of composition were similar to Whites. These
circumstances led Wllkins to accuse White of being the author.

White however proved by the testimony of Nisbit that he did get it

(the letter) from the rear of the college and assigned as a reason
for not signing the certificate that a large majority of the students
had already fixed upon him as the author that to sign would only
expose his veracity to impeachment which he did not wish to do. But
Wilkins still declared his belief that White was the author. Where
upon White told him that if he still persisted in believing him the
author, it was equivelent to giving hi the lie Wilkins replied that
he did suspect him. White then rushed at him and struck him, a few
blows only were exchanged, when they were separated by the bystanders.
Mr. White was taken of by Mr. Martin of the Sophomore class. These

facts having been obtained Mr. Wilkins was permitted to retire. Mr.
Martin was sent for and he together with White was examined touching
the difficulty which occured between them on yesterday at twelve
o'clock. From which examination we became acquainted with the
following facts.e

Martin being the individual who removed White from Wilkins
had been heard to say that he (White) ca.me away very easy from the
fight. Which remark White construed into an impeachment of his
On Sunday therefore he called Martin to an account and demanded if he
had ever said the above. Martin replied that he had. White replied
"you are damned liar" 'upon which Martin .ras about to strike him, but
was prevented from so doing by the interference of the students
present, who reminded him of the day, &c. He told him that he dare
not repeat the same to him on Monday, observing at the same time "we
will settle it tomorrow" That on monday after the ringing of the
twelve o'clock bell, White had started to his dinner, and reached as
far as the baptist Church, That Martin in the mean time said to some
of Whites friends, to tell White he was ready to settle that
difficulty. Two of his friends therefore called White, he returned,
and met Martin, Martin said to him, lets go farther into the grove.
This White declined Whereupon Martin demanded an explanation of the
words White had used the day before. There was no explanation given
Where upon Martin told White he was a dishonourable fellow, which
elicited a blow from the latter. A fight was the consequence. The
combatants were very soon separated by the students. From this
examination it also appeared that a pistol was drawn by some one of
the company. Mr. Benning of the senior class was called on for
testimony he refused to answer the questions proposed. Alexander
Walker of the sophomore class who was suspected of having the pistol
was then called in when all the others had retired. He being asked,

confessed that he had drawn a pistol, which was loaded.


With this information before them the faculty adjourned to
meet again at 12 o'clock.

Agreeable to adjournment the faculty met, on motion it was
resolved that A. Walker for the above stated offence of drawing a
deadly weapon be expelled & ordered to take himself and effects from
college this evening.

Prof. Jackson then reported Mr. Nisbet for having grossly
insulted him using very profane language and otherwise acting
unbecomingly the character of a student, while he Prof. Jackson was
in the discharge of his duty, and that Gardner was also countenancing
aiding and abetting the said Nisbet, upon which report the faculty
adjourned to meet at 1/2 past 1. P.M.

(227) Met accordingly. Mr. Robert Nisbet was called, But instead
of manifesting any sense of the great impropriety of which he had
been guilty, he became very insolent and insulting to the whole
faculty as a body and to Prof. Jackson as an individual.
The faculty therefore when he had retired resolved, that Mr. Robert
Nisbet be privately dismissed they also resolved that as Mr. Gardner
had never had a regular standing, and in consideration of various
delinquencies, he be informed by the President that he had leave to
retire from college.
The gentlemen were called up separately and informed of the decission.
The case of Wilkins Martin and White for good reasons was laid over
till monday.

April 15th

The regular quarterly examination of the several classes on
the studies of the term was this day concluded
Then was taken up a petition which had previously been presented by
the-students praying for relaxation from study till monday which
petition was granted and the college was dismissed accordingly at
11 o'clock.

Monday April 21st 1834

The faculty met at 1/2 past 1. P.M. in Dr. Church's recitation room,
and after arranging the studies & recitations of the term, to the
best advantage they took the cases of the three transgressors, which
had been laid over till this day.
When it was discovered that White had left the institution without
leave, of course the faculty were compelled to censure him more than
they would otherwise have done.

Therefore it was resolved that Geo. W. White be privately dismissed
for having quarelled and fought with two of his fellow students in
each case giving the first blow, and for leaving the institution with
out leave during the investigation of the matter by the faculty.

Further resolved that Mr. Martin be privately admonished by
the President and put on probation till commencement

Also resolved that Mr. Wilkins can be dismissed from the
further consideration of the faculty.
Faculty adjourned sine Die

S. G. Hillyer Secretary


(229) April 24th 1834.

After evening prayers the president la.id before the faculty
a petition from the two societies praying that the nwnber of Junior
orators to be elected from the same be determined upon. Where upon the
faculty resolved that the Phi Kappa should elect 6 and the Demosthenians
3, orators to represent their respective societies.

S. G. Hillyer sec.
May 1st 1834.

The President laid before the the faculty a letter from
Mr. Geo. O. K. White who had been lately dismissed, in which he
expressed his unqualified regret for what had happened, and begged to
be readmitted to his class. Whereupon the faculty resolved that he
be recieved on the following conditions viz
That he be on probation till November next, and that he pledge himself
that no new difficulties shall arise out of his late quarrels, so far
as he is concerned. The secretary was directed to write accordingly.

S. G. H. Sec.
May 4th 1834. This evening a petition was recieved from the Demosthenian
society praying to be allowed to elect 4 orators instead of three,
for the exhibition at com'nt. The Phikappa society at the same time
informed the faculty that they should be gratified if the petition of
their sister society were granted, provided it be not construed into

a precedent to determine future cases. The faculty, all things
considered, resolved to grant the petition. The Demosthenians therefore
were permitted to select another orator to represent them in
addition to the 3, previously granted.

At this time also was taken up the petition of Mr. Wingfield
and Mr. Branham. of the Junior Class to be permitted to lodge at Capt.
Browns. It was granted on the following conditions. That they be
liable to be recalled at any moment the faculty may deem necessary.
That Prof. Lehman be responsible for them so far as to visit their

room every night and to Notice their general behaviour and report the
same to the faculty whenever it becomes necessary.

S. G. H. Sec.
May 14th. It should of been recorded, that Mr. Robert Nesbit, who

was one of those dismissed on the 14th of April did,:.an the 21st make
application for readmission to College. But the faculty not considering
his case as with in the reach of clemency authorized the president
to inform him that he could not be readmitted. Especially as he had
stated expressly that it was to gratify the wish of his friends (not
his own) that he made application. The same gentleman did again on
this date renew his application stating that it was his own earnest

(231)edesire to return to College. The faculty after mature consideration
resolved, "that under all the circumstances they could not reverse
their decission"eThe Secretary was ordered to inform him

S. G. Hillyer Secretary
The following should have been recorded under date of May 11th.

Mr. White agreably to the per.nission of the faculty
returned to his class, vas Examined on those branches on which he was
not examined at the close of the term.

June 22d. The secretat"'J by order of the having previously informed
the Board of Visitors, when the final examination of the Senior Class
would take place, The said examination Commenced on this date and
continued from day to day till the 26 june when it was brought to a
close, thre being present of the Board Dr. McWhorter A. Shervood
Col Dunham Dr. Graham a.nd Judge Harris, and Mr. Willson.

Friday morning June 27th The Faculty met to determine the exercises of
Commencement and to decide upon the merrits of the Senior Class.

Resolved. That the whole class be recommended to the Board
of Trustees for their first degree.
It was also resolved that Benning is entitled to the first honour, and
that he speak the valedictory
Also that the second Honour is due to Waker and that he speak. the
Latin & English salutatories. That the third honour be divided
between Cater & McKinley who are to choose their own subjects.
That the fourth honour be assigned to H. Cobb, with privilege of
choosing his subject.

Further resolved: that the following gentlemen be considered equal

and appointed to deliver pieces upon subjects selected by themselves:

(to wit) McBride Meriwether Reese Saye & Summerlin.

That the following gentlemen be also considered equal (to
wit) T. Cobb, Dyer Gibert Glover Milledge. That of these two be
drawn by lot who shall be added to the foregoing spee..ers.

Lastly Resolved that the valedictory be limited to twenty minuts;

the Latin salutatory be 4 minutes and the english 8, making 12 minutes
for the whole speech, and that all the rest be confined to ten minutes

S. G. Hillyer, S.F.F.C

June 28th

Facul.ty met to ma.ke known their Decissions to the class.
having done so they proceeded to choose by lot two agreably to their
resolution Whereupon it ppeared that the lot fell to T. Cobb &

(233)eMillege, who were accordingly numbered with the speakers.e
S, G. H. S.F.F.C.

Jul.y 1st, 1834.

James Hamilton of the sophomore Class was detained this
evening after prayers for misbehaving in Church on last sabbath, In
consequence of which conduct it was ordered by the Faculty that Pro.
Shannon write to his father immediately, stating also that James H.
in addition to this specific charge is generally disorderly.

S. G. Hillyer S.F.F.C
July 8th 1834.
Mr. Slaughter C Powell an irregular member of the sophomore
class was regularly dismissed at his own request.

S. G. Hillyer
July 12th
Augustus Grant an irregular member of the Freshman class
was at the request of his guardian regularly dismissed.

S. G. H.
July 29th. The Faculty attended by severall members of the Board of
visitors commenced the regular examination of the several classes,
which was continued from day to day till friday afternoon the 1st of
august, when it was concluded. In the afternoon of the same day The

circulars were all graduated except in Prof. Shannon's Department
which was laid over till next day. The cases of several delinquents
were also laid over.

Saturday August 2d 1834
Faculty met for the examination of candidates, The following young
gentlemen wee admitted to the sophomore. viz. Benjaman Loyed Levi
Hart Wm Bullock Teleman Cuyler; Provided that they be examined in
Algebra at the Com'nt of the session. The following were admitted to
the Freshman Class. Viz.
William H. Hull, Gordon Howard, Sidney Paine Wm Cooper, John J. Corey
Alex. Pope, Ferdinand Phinizy Alphred George, Edward Clayton James
Tailor Tho. H. Polhill & Barton Pope was also examined and readmitted
into College to join the Junior Class.

After the examinations were over The faculty took up the unfinished
business of the day before, when after mature deliberation it it was
resolved that Douse of the Junior class be not permitted to rise. but
that he put back into the next Junior class.

That J. Thomas be permitted to rise, on indefinite probation, that he
be informed by the President in regard to his general schollarship,
and by each officer to whom he may recite in relation to his particular
branch that with out an immediate and thorough reformation he will
be certainly sent from College.a
It was also resolved that Charles Whitehead of the sophomore
class be not permitted to rise, that he be put back to the next
sophomore class.
And that Mills Marvin Houston and Moore, be permitted to rise, but
on the sa.me probation and under the sa.me conditions as J. Thomas of
the Junior Class.

*Resolved that the case of Rives of The Freshman class bea


laid over till the next meeting of the faculty. That all the other
members of the class rise.

S.eHillyer, S.F.F.C.e
August 6th

The case of Rives of the freshman class was decided upon
the same principles as Marvin's Mills &c. &c.
Aug. 13th Tho. B. Lamar Rim Remson Benj. C Baird were examined and
admitted to the freshman class. Also, Ba.Q.ks Wm. H McCain to
the sophomore. Also Calhoon and Joseph B Jones to Fresh

*Rives rose on the same terms as the other probationers
August 14th 1834

Faculty met in Dr. Church's recitation room, all present
except Pro Lehman The proceedings were opened by prayer from professor
Shannon. The faculty then proceeded to arrange the recitations of the
term to the best advantage. After which the petition of Robert A.
Nisbet, of the late sophomore class who had been dismissed in april
last for disrespect to one of the officers, & to the faculty, to be
restored to his class was taken under consideration
After due deliberation it was resolved that he, having made satisfactory
acknowledgements be received on strict probation.

In the afternoon of the same day the faculty met and
examined Loyed Cuyler Bullock & Hart for the sophomore class on
Algebra, they were sustained having been previously examined on the
other branches.

S. G. H.
Aus 14th The following young gentlemen having been examined at

different times were admitted to college. (To wit}, Frances McCaw


& William to the Sophomore class, Benj' Baird Aquilla Calhoun, Joseph
Faning Joseph Jones Thomas B Lamar, & Rem Remson to the Freshman class.
Aug. 18th Joseph Shannon of the Junior Class was regularly dismissed
at the request of his brother

Aug. 20th Also Moore, of the Junior Class was regularly Dismissed at

the request of his Father,

August 27th 1834.
The Faculty were called together to day in the Library, where upon
report of Pro ff. Shannon, John J. Mills of the Junior class was called
upon to answer for his conduct at prayers this morning which was said
by the officer reporting to have been extremely disrespectful to the
solemn exercises and also to the officer engaged in them. Mr. Mills
offered no extenuation, but positively denied the charge in the teeth
of the officer's eaqually positive declaration, affirming both the fact,
and the identity of Mr. Mills person
It was therefore resolved that, whereas the said Mills has thus
violated the terms of his probation, he be dismissed and directed to
remove immediately from Collegee

S. G. Hillyer S.F.F.C
September 2d
Mr. Shorter was brought before the Faculty for disorder in
recitation room and fined $1.00.

Sept. 29th 1834. The Faculty were detained this evening after
prayers, and informed by the president, that Levy Hart was suspected
and accused of having stolen a pair of pantaloons from his fellow
student Thomas H. Lamar of the Freshman Class. Hart being of the

sophomore class.

The faculty adjourned, that they might meet tomorrow
morning at 1/2 past 8 o'clock in Dr. Church's recitation room, and
there examine the whole matter.
Sept. 30th Met according to adjournment when -r. Hart was examined,
touching the accusation. He acknowledged tha.t 11
in fun" he did take the
pantaloons; that it was his intention from the first to have returned
them; that Lamar before he carried that intention into execution,
found them on him, and that in the embarrassment excited by the fear
of being considered a thief, he denied that they were Lamar's, and
stated that they came from the Tailor's, that they cost fourteen
Dollars. But, declared that he had no felonious intent. From the
most careful examination that the faculty could give it, They were
impressed with strong suspicions that there was felonious intention,
taking all the circumstances into consideration which were
brought to light by the testimony of several disinterested students
But in consideration of the extreem youth of the individual, his
inexperience, and his ignorance of the manner in which tricks of sport,
of that kind should be conducted, The Faculty were induced to hope
that he was innocent of felonious intention, notwithstanding the

And as it is a matter of the most serous nature, to condemn a young
man of an infamous crime, just as he is entering into life; the
Faculty resolved to put him upon probation for a year, and to admonish
him by the president.e

Oct. 13th Sidney Paine and John Cary both of the Freshmnan Class were
detained after prayers this evening, to answer for their conduct,-Paine
for rolling a stone down the stairs at night, and Cary for rolling
a brick-bat accross the floor in daytime

Upon examination it appeared that Paine's motive was to disturb the
officer who has care of the college at ninght, He was therefore fined

five dollars.

It appeared that Cary only designed a playful trick on one of his

fellow students, without intending any violation of the Laws. Yet

the conduct was disorderly therefore the Faculty could not excuse him

entirely. He was fined $1.00.

Oct. 14. The members of the 2d division of the Junionr class having

enterned into a combination not to recite this evening they were fined

by the Faculty 2 dollars a piece.

Oct 31st 1834,

The regular examination of the several classes preparatory
to the adjournment of College, commenced on monday morning the 27th
and was continued from day to day till all were examined. After
which the Fancunlty graduated the circulars, a record of which may be
seen in the circular book.
The Senior class, as is ustomary at the close of the term delivered
original pieces in the chappel,--part of the class on saturday the
18th and the rest on the next saturday following.

The business of the term thus being closed the President

this morning announced that the College was adjourned till the 15th

of January 1835, S. G. Hillyer S.F.F.C.


Jan 15th 1835 The faculty met and arranged the studies for the term.
It was resolved that the studies commence on Monday the 19th inst.
They admitted Messrs Lowther & Bartow to the sophomore class & Messrs
Baker Battle Boyd Bradley Buffington Cumming Cunningham Early A. Fall

C.eFall Gordon Irwin Leconte Lowry HaITison Harlsidge Hunt Rolin
Rutherford Sanford Wims to the Freshman Class. Mr. Mims was admitted
to the Freshman class on a months probation. Mr. Whelley was admitted
to the sophomore class
C.eF. McCay Secy.e
(241)eFeb 5th Mr. T. W. Harris was this day dismissed at his guardianse
request in good standing. C. F. Mccay Secy.e

Feb 12th Mr. Harris was restored regularly to collegeeC.eF. McCaye

Feb 23d Mr. Allen F Owen this day took a dismission from college
CF McCay
March 3d The faculty met & took up the cases of some who had been in a

riot on the 30 ult. while under the influence of intoxicating liquors.

A. S. Wingfield & J. Rutherford were dismissed G. W. Couper & C.
Buffington were each fined ten dollars & A Eulhorn five & all three put
on a years probation
April 12th T. Furlow & Rives secured a regular dismission by vote of
the faculty. c. F. Mccay
April 5th D. Hamilton was fined five dollars for having egg-noggin his
room & F. Bartow & W. Lee two dollars for being found in the room.

C.eF. McCayeApril 21 Polhill of the Freshman Class & Houston
of the Junior class were this day dismissed for being intoxicated
as they themselves acknowledged
before the Faculty C. F. McCay

May 8 Kendrick & Nisbit were admitted into the Freshman class.

D.oC. Reddick was dismissed for making a noise with a rattle &
maltreating the officer while attempting to discover him. Marvin
was also privately dismissed for having a disorderly room & for
being inattentive to his studies. Diomatari was fined five
dollars for being in a disorderly room & Gordon was put on
probation for being connected with some who were rocking the
tutors windows. Fowler got a regular dismission
F. Mccay.o
May 10 The decision concerning Diomatari was reversed & he was
permitted to remain in College with a fine of 5 dollars imposed
on him T. F. Page took a dismission.

F. M.
June 3 Paine of the Freshman class took a regular dismission & A.
George of the same class was dismissed for disrespectful language

to Tutor Miner C. F. Mc.

June 9 Some letters on the subject of uniform text books were laid
before the Faculty from Gen. Duff Green & the following resolution
was passed,Resolved

That we cordially approve of.the object proposed by Gen.

Green & will promptly correspond with him & with the Faculties
of other colleges on the subject of publishing a uniform edition
of a common series of text books

June 29th Cunningham of the Freshman Class was fined $1.00 for
improper conduct at prayers & Remson was dismissed for disobedience
to the officer when ordered to remove his seat in the
Recitation Room.


The senior class having been examined the preceding week were

this day all recommended to the first degree.

Bartow & Finley had the 1st Honor divided & the valedictory div'd.

( 243)
Martin had the 2d Honor & the Salutatory Long & West had the 3d
Honor the former an oration on Mental science & the latter on
Natural Branham. & Giles had the 4th Honor, the former an oration on Moral
science & the latter on LiteratureeTroup (Soeakers)


James Ragan Strong Smith Iverson Smith D. Thomas Whitehead & Woodbridge were to
draw for 3 speakers & the lot being ma.deeSmith Strong & James obtained theme

C.eF. McCay Secye
July 10 Martin & Giles having left college & refused to perform the
parts allotted them at commencement, West was transferred to the

2d Honor, & salutatory C. F. M.
Aug 1

Remson was restored again to his standing having made a. satisfactory
apology before the class. Wingfield was also restored as also
Manning who had been absent from sickness. Rutherford was restored
to the rising sophomore class & Reddick to the Senior. All on
probation generally, & particularly on some studies on which they
were deficient.

Aug 12 The exercises of commencement being over the following persons
were admitted to the Sophomore class, Anderson Donald Mathews

Pope Shields Sharpe Simmes & to the Freshman class, E. Cox M. Cox,
Love, Wade, Atkinson, Curey, Ware Smith Phinizy Mitchell, Brock,
Harris, Seaton, Courvoisie, Womack.

Aug 15 Murdock was admitted to the Soph. Class

Aug 25 Murdock took a dismission on an account of sickness.
Sep 3 Houston was dismissed for blowing a horn in the college

buiidings, having been placed at commencement on the strictest
Sep 10 B. C. Pope was fined 10 dollars & put on probation for leaving
college without permission
Oct 5 Nisbit of the senior class was privately dismissed for dissipation
& inattention to college duties
Oct 19 Royce, W. A. Couper & Howard took dismissions previous to
Jan 15, 1836

Faculty met, to settle the order of studies for the new
term, all were present except the professor of languages, whose
place is vacant. After the studies were arranged they admitted
into the Freshman class N. Atkinson, Baldwin Brown, T. Cox,
Ewing Felder, E. Harris Lowe, C. U. Mitchell Moore Rents.
Whaly & T. Whaley.
& into the sophomore class Bacon Baker Beggs Giles Morely Murdock
Way C. Young W. Young.

(245) & into the Junior Class Lewis & Vason
Messrs Boyd Paine Gordon & Seton took regular dismissions
Jan 25 Mr. J.B. Jones having returned was called before the Faculty
for improper conduct on his way from college at the end of last
term, he was reprimanded & put on probation

Feb 4th Faculty met to examine into a difficulty that occurred the
preceding evening between Mr. M. Williams & T. Wilkins. The friends
of both parties who had been present at the affray were examined &
for the most part they agreed in their testimony. It appeared that
Mr. Wilkins had heard that Mr. Williams had said of him "that his
room mate Mr. Yancy was a very clever fellow, but if he lived long

with Wilkins he would be contaminated. 11 Being offended at this Mr.
Wilkins said publickly of Mr. Williams as he passed through the campus
"there goes a grand rascal & I shall whip him before two weeks." This
was soon reported to Mr. Williams who as he returned to College was

met by the other & was asked if he he had made the remark above
mentioned. The reply was "I will answer your question to morrow. 11

They met again soon after but the Faculty could not get concordant
accounts of what passed at this interview. It seemed however to be

of no material bearing on the case. Williams came up to college soon
after supper spoke to three of his friends for their advice in settling
the difficulty. He concluded with them to deny having utterred the
remark attributed to him & to ask of Wilkins a retraction of his
expressions concerning him. He then sent a note requesting a conference
with Mr. Wilkins in presence of three of his friends. On meeting
Mr. Wilkins asked Mr. Williams if he had used the expressions he had
heard. When he received a denial he added "I am satisfied, the
difficulty is over" Mr. Williams then said "I have something to ask of
you. I heard you said I was a grand rascal & you intended to whip me
before two weeks"* The reply to this remark was "I tell you what I
did say; I said that if you had made the remarks I had heard I would
whip you before two weeks." Williams said; "as I have denied making
*of this I ask a retractione

them, it will be honorable for you to retract what you have said";
"I have nothing to retract replied !vlr. Wilkins. Not a word I have
uttered will I wi thdra.w. 11 Mr. Williams then spit in his face;
Wilkins immediately attacked him; struck him; Willia.ms told him to
keep off, drew his dirk one of Wilk.ins friends here handed him a
similar weapon, he struck on without heeding the offer, Williams in
the mean time stabbed him in several places & Wilkins fell back
fainting into the arms of his friends having received one stroke of
the weapon between two of his ribs which was only prevented from
reaching the heart by the breadth of the dirk blade. M.r. Willia.ms

drew also a pistol in the affray but whether for the purpose of
defence or as he said to hand it to his opponent to place him on
equality with himself the evidence did not determine. Mr. Willia.ms

(247)ewas called on to give any explanations before the Faculty he might
wish. He corroborated all the facts above related & acknowledged
that his feelings had been not under his control & that he had done
what was to be regretted. The faculty after hearing all the testimony
adjourned until to morrow.
Feb 5th The faculty met & unanimously passed the following resolution
Resolved That Mr. Milton Williams of the Junior class for using deadly
weapons against a fellow student be expelled from college.

The case of Mr. Wilkins was then postponed on account of his dangerous

April 1st Mr. Wilkins case was taken up & he was put on probation

till commencement.

May 2 Mr. 0. Battle was called before the faculty for having refused
to go to his room when requested by the officer & as he justified his
conduct & declared he wuld repeat it in similar circumstances, he
was dismissed.

Mr. Stevens was received into the Freshman class Mr. McClerkey into
the sophomore, though as an irregular his examination not being fully
May 13 The exercises of commencement having been some time under
consideration, a report of a committee, was taken up which recommended
that the commencement should last two days & that those who took honors
should speak on both days, & the report was agreed to. It was determined
also that the Faculty should elect Junior orators as the
societies had declined electing any who might be nominated under the

resolution of the board of trustees at their late meeting. It was
decided that 6 should be elected, three out of each society, & that
they should speak on Tuesday night.

The minutes of the Faculty end here to commence in a new

G. F. Mccay
Secy of the Facy.

Rinney admitted July 29, 1826