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Senatus Academicus Minutes, Part 4 (1830-1842)

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                                                                        Milledgeville 8 Nov. 1830

The Senatus Academicus convened this day at 4 O.clock P. M. in the Senate Chamber.

            The following members attending constituted a Quorum to wit:

His Excellency Governour Gilmer, The Hon. Thomas Stocks, President of the Senate, Asbury Hull Speaker of the House of Representas  Messrs Senators, Allen, Anderson, Black, Blair of Habersham, Blair of Lowndes, Bowen, Branham, Bryan, of Montgomery, Bryan of Scriven, Cargile, Cobb, Cone, Cox, Daniel of Chatham, Dunagin, Echols, Ector, Everett, Ezzard, Faris, Ferguson, Floyd, Fullwood, Garrett  Graham, Green, Hall, Harlow, Harvey, Hatcher, Henly, Hines, Janes, Johnson, King, McDougald, McKnight, Muncrief, Munroe, Nesbett, Neal, Parrish, Prior, Reeves, Rhodes, Robinson, Sayre, Sheffield, Singleton  Sledge, Spann, Stapleton, Stewart, Surrency, Swain, Temples, Tennille, Thomas of Appling, Thomas of Lee, Waldthour, Warren, Wells, Wilcox, Wood, Woolfolk, Wooten, and Young.

            Of the Board of Trustees, Mr. President Church  Messrs. Camak, Clayton, Crawford, Fort, Gilmer, Hardin, Nesbett, Jackson, Prince, Schley, Walker, and Whitehead. The minutes of the last (meeting) were read and a communication from the President on the state

 

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of the University, which was refered to a Committee consisting of Messrs Clayton, King, & Daniel of Chatm

            The Treasurer’s statement of the fund was submitted, read and refered to a committee, consisting of Messrs Harden, Cobb, & Sayre.

            A Report of the Board of Trustees in relation to the late distruction of the Building by fire, was read & referred to a committee consisting of Messrs Schley, Branham, and Singleton.

            The Senators were then called alphabetically, who made reports on the condition of academies & poor schools in their respective counties: Which reports on motion of Judge Clayton, were refered to the House of Reps with a request, that the same be refered to the Committee of the Legislature on Public Education and Free Schools.

            On motion of Mr. Clayton - Resolved that the appointment of William Schley Esq. & Doctor Tomlinson Fort, to be Trustees of the University be & the same is hereby confirmed.

            The Board them adjourned till to-morrow evening 3. O.clock.

                                                                                                Tuesday Evening

            The Board (met) pursuant to adjournment, Mr. Reese appeared in his seat as a member, of the Senate, and Mr. Cuthbert as a Trustee.

            On motion of Mr. Clayton,

 

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            Resolved, That the appointment of John A Cuthbert Esquire to be Trustee of the University be & the same is hereby confirmed.

            Mr. Clayton from the Committee appointed made a Report which was read, & ordered to lie on the Table, and 300 copies thereof to be printed.

            The Senators from the Counties of Lincoln, Upson  Early, Walton, Wilkerson, (sic) Troup, & Jasper, made additional Reports, on the academies & schools, in their respective Counties which were recd and refered.

            Mr. Sayre from the Committee appointed, made the following Report which was agreed to. viz:

            The Committee to whom was refered the Treasurer’s Statement of the funds of the University, have carefully examined the same, and find it correct.

            The receipts are equal to former estimates, and the Expenditures are such as have been authorised by resolutions of the Board of Trustees, and are all covered by sufficient & satisfactory vouchers.

            Your Committee are convinced, that the Board in all their appropriations, have has a due regard to that economy, which is so necessary in the management of Public funds.

            By the report, it appears that balance in the Treasurer’s hands, at this time amounts, to five thousand five hundred & fifty eight Dollars, & 1 3/4 cents - which is a much larger sum, than will be reported at the next, or future periods,: Because the present amount has been swelled much beyond the usual size, by the saving of a Professor’s

 

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salary during the vacancy of the chair of Moral Phiy and Belles Lettres, and the fortunate collection of an old and doubtful debt. - and because during the adverse situation of the Institution, resulting from the late deplorable conflagration, the item of funds, arising from Tuition Bills, may be very materially diminished.

            Mr. Schley from the Committee appointed made a report, which was read, laid on the Table, & 300 copies ordered to be printed.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned ‘till 3 O.clock to-morrow evening.

                                                                                    Wednesday Evening 3. O.clock.

            The Board convened pursuant to their adjournment,  On motion of Mr. Schley, Resolution That the appointment of Alfred Cuthbert Esq. as a Trustee of the University, be (and) the same is, hereby confirmed.

            The Senators from the Counties of Butts, Bibb, Chatham and Troup, made additional Reports, which were received and refered as the former reports were.

            The Report made on yesterday by Mr. Clayton, and laid on the Table, was called, considered, discussed, and adopted, and is as follows, to wit:

            The Committee to whom the Communication of the President of the University has been refered, beg leave to report, That upon a careful examination of that Document but two leading subjects, will be found worthy at this

 

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time, of the attention of the Senatus Academicus. 1st The establishment of two additional Professorships, to wit: one of Modern Languages, and the other of Nat History - 2dly  The destruction by fire, of one of the College Edifices, together with the Library & Mathematical Instruments of the College. - Upon these subjects there can be but one opinion.

            By every consideration of the blessing of knowledge to every community - by all its advantages in the support, of our civil & religious privilledges - by the respect due the character of the State, both at home & abroad, and the implied pledge, to our Sister States, that we will promote every thing that will strengthen our Union, increase our affections for each other, and add to our repuration in foreign countries, so much opposed to our growth, in useful literature, & refinement, the College of Georgia ought to be liberally supported with one mind.

            But the Committee regret to say, that the University of Geo. from causes whether true or false, is not now material (,) has not enjoyed the full & entire confidence of the good people of Georgia - It is not at present necessary to investigate that subject; such is the fact, and it certainly becomes the imperious duty of the Guardians of the literary concerns of the State, to lode not a moment of time in removing all obstacles, that oppose a renewal of the affections of the whole for this hitherto favoured Institution.

 

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            This they believe can be done by suffering the whole community to be represented in this Institution.

            Division of opinion in political affairs ever has, existed, and doubtless will continue. Perhaps it is right as it produces a vigilance highly favorable to the preservation of free  institutions and the best interests of the people. This division should not, however, be carried, into literary institutions - upon that important subject there should exist the utmost cordiality of feeling and oneness of mind - Every cause of jealousy should be removed. - Every  impediment standing in the way of Universal Confidence, should be made to yield to an open, liberal policy, on the part of the administrators of these vital interests.

            Without intending any reflection whatever upon those who have managed the affairs the affairs (sic) of whose labors have doubtless been arduous and delicate; whose decisions have been conscientious and well intended, yet we may (say) its management, has been altogether in the hands of one political party; and this of itself is calculated to inspire the belief, that the great persevering principles just laid down, of united concert in the support of science, may not be duly regarded, and consequently defeat the great ends promised and expected, from that interesting source of public strength and private happiness

 

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            If then this difficulty can be removed the Committee have no doubt, (for they found their belief upon the intelligence and liberality of the people of Georgia, repeatedly manifested towards this same institution, as well as all others having for their object, the interest of the sate and the elevation of its character) that an endowment every way suited to the exigencies of the University may be obtained from the Legislature of Georgia. - When then this shall be accomplished they earnestly recommend that an application be made to the present general assembly, to make such appropriations as will afford the relief so much needed, and so affectingly (sic) required by the President’s Communication. And the Committee are grateful in saying this relief may be extended in a great degree, without any considerable draft upon the funds of the State. - Some facts & information submitted to the Senatus Academicus, will explain this suggestion. - The College was originally endowed with lands - From the great quantities of lands unappropriated in the State, the support of the Institution by rents, was found to be not only very precarious, but insufficient - Consequently the Trustees asked of the Legislature to permit them to sell their land and to suffer them to vest their proceeds in profitable Bank Stock.

            This was granted by an Act passed in Decr 1815, to which we bed leave to refer

 

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            By this Act, the Trustees were directed to sell their lands on a long credit, and to deposit the Bonds for which they might sell in the State Treasury, as a pledge, for two thirds of their amount in the Stock of the State Bank, owned by the State, which was then about to go into operation - The lands were sold, and Bonds to the amount nearly of One hundred & forty thousand Dollars, were lodged in the Treasury of the State, and for which the State granted to the University $100.000. in the Bank Stock.

            This left $40.000, over & above the amount of Stock; and the Committee are informed, that the State has been fully paid her $100.000, both principal & interest, and that this residue has been transfered to the Central Bank as State funds.

            The Committee believe that every candid mind will readily perceive that the University is entitled to this forty thousand Dollars, or so much at least of it as has been collected. This is a part of the original endowment, because it is a apart of the proceeds of the College Lands.

            The Committee recommend that an application be made to the Legislature, not to suffer the Trustees to withdraw this amount, but to let it remain in the said Bank, and to permit the Trustees to have the use of its semi-annual interest for the benefit of the College - and they would respectfully ask the Legislature, so to increase that fund in the Central Bank, as to make the annual interest thence

 

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arising amount to Eight thousand Dollars. This sum with the present endowment, would be fully sufficient, to meet all the wants of the Institution, and place it upon a footing with any other institution in the United States.

The Committee are the more emboldened to this measure, from the belief the State has resources which will amply justify it, and that they represent a people who, from their intelligence  liberality and patriotism, are, unwilling to be behind any community in the praise worthy and honorable support of learning & virtue.

Mr. Schley from the Committee appointed made the following report, which was agreed to. viz:

The Committee to whom was refered the report, of the Board of Trustees, on the subject of the destruction of one of the College Edifices and the Library of College beg leave to

Report, that under the expectations that an appropriation will be made in accordance with a request of the Senatus Academicus, as contained in a report just agreed to, setting apart certain funds in the Central Bank, founded on University Bonds, as a permanent fund for the University - The sum of ten thousand Dollars be requested as a loan of the Legislature, to be reimbursed out of the proceeds of the fund aforesaid for the purpose of rebuilding the College Edifice and repairing other losses accompanied by the fire.

 

 

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On motion of Mr. Cobb

 Resolved that the Board of Trustees of Franklin College, be & they are hereby requested to take into consideration the subject of admitting the poor of this State to participate in the benefits of receiving Education at Franklin College, and to report to the Senatus Academicus at their meeting in 1831, such plan or plans as they may think most expedient to accomplish this desirable object.

            Resolved that the Secretary of the Board, furnish each of the Members of the Board of Trust, with a copy of this resolution.

The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine die

Attest

Asbury Hull                                                                  George R. Gilmer

            Secretary                                                                      Governor &

                                                                                                            President.

Postscript

            The following Resolution of the Board of Trustees was read and approved by the Senatus Academicus, viz:

            Resolved that in the opinion of this Board of Trustees, it is expedient& proper, that the Board should be increased to the number of Twenty Eight, and that the Legislature be requested to appoint Eleven Trustees, which added to the present number will constitute the number of Twenty Eight.

                                                A. Hull

                                                            Secretary

 

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Milledgeville 14 Nov. 1831.

            The Senatus Academicus convened this day at 3. O.clock P M. in the Senate Chamber.

            Present His Excellency Wilson Lumpkin, The Hon. Thomas Stocks, President of Senate. Asbury Hull Speaker of House of Represens  Of the Board of Trustees, Mr President Church, Messrs, Berrien, Camak, J. A. Cuthbert, Fort, Harden  Hook, King, Lumpkin, Murray, Paine, Prince, Schley, Thomas, Watson, Williams, Whitehead, & Wood.

            Of the Senate. Messrs Allen, Anderson, Avery, Baber, Bailey, Baker, Black, Blackstone, Bowen, Boykin, Branham, Brown of Camn  Brown of Monroe, Bryan, Burch, Cargille, Clayton, Cleveland, Cone, Cone, (sic) Daniel, Dean, Dunagin, Devereau, Echols of Coweta, Echols of Walton, Ector, Everett, Faris, Fulwood, Graham, Groves, Hall, Harlow, Henley, Hines, Holloway, Johnson, Loyall, McAllister, McDougald, McCred, Mealing  Mercer, Miller, Mobley, Muncrief, Neel, Nesbit, Parrish, Prior, Ray, Sheffield, Singleton, Smith, Spann, Stapleton, Stewart, St. George, Surrency, Swaine, Thomas of Appling, Thomas of Lee, Temples, Tennille, Townes, Waldhour, Ware, Wells, White, Williams, Wofford, Wood, Woolfolk, & Wootin

The minutes of the last session was read -

The President Communication on the State of the College was read, and refered to a committee consisting of Messrs  Berrien, Wood, Nesbit, Wootin and Singleton.

 

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An Extract from the proceedings of the Board of Trustees on the subject of the Education of one poor as from each County was read and refered to a Committee consisting of Messrs Burch, Prince, Harlow, Wofford and Fort.

The Treasurer’s Statement of the Finances, was then read and refered to a committee consisting of Messrs Harden, Branham, Anderson, Daniel, & Murray. The Senators were then called alphabetically, who presented such reports on the condition of County Academies & poor school  operations, as had been furnished them - After the reports had been received Mr. Henley offered the following resolution which was agreed to: to wit:

Resolved that the Reports of the Senators made to the Senatus Academicus, be laid before the Senate, with a request that they be refered to Joint Standing Committee in Public Education & Free Schools.

The Senatus Academicus then adjourned ‘till,

Tuesday evening 3. P. M.

The Board Convened pursuant to adjournment.

The Senators from Baldwin, Franklin, Hancock, Upson, & Muscogee made additional returns.

Mr. Wood from the Committee appointed made the following reports which was read and concurred in. viz.

The Committee to whom the Report respecting the state of the University was refered, beg leave to express their approbation of the general view which has been presented of it. The Progress of this great

 

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literary Institution of our State, to the elevated station anticipated by its supporters, cannot but tend to ensure to it the confidence of the public.

The various subjects contained in this exposition are so connected, as to render it unnecessary for the Committee to go into detail; while it obviously appears that nothing has been omitted which lead the Institution to prosperity.

The destruction by fire of half the College buildings during the sitting of the last legislature, and the erection of an elegant building on the cite (sic) of the one destroyed, in the short space that has intervened, indicate a prompt & indefatigable attention, in those to whom its interests have been confided. It appears also, that two additional Professorships have been raised, and those chairs already filled with selected talents, offering now ample means, to those who are desirous of embracing a full collegiate course.

            The introduction of order & decorum, and the inculcation by the Faculty of useful & practicable knowledge certainly is very commendable. - Your Committee therefore duly appreciate the progressive state of this Institution & offer the following resolution.

            Resolved that the report, relative to the present situation of Franklin College, holds out the most cheering prospects, in relation to its future usefulness, & that it be accepted as meeting the approbation of the Senatus Academicus

 

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            Mr Prince from the committee appointed made a Report which was read, amended, & agreed to and is as follows, to wit.

            The Committee to whom was refered the Resolution of the Board of trustees, relative to the education at the College of the indigent youth of the several Counties of this State, concur in the sentiment expressed by the Trust of the importance of that object to the people individually, and to the character and future welfare of the State, the great objects of the existence of the Institution. The immediate effects of such a measure be to carry the benefits of education in as great a degree as possible, home to the people who are least able to obtain it.- And 2dly to diffuse these advantages as equally as possible to every portion of the State. The Committee carrying out the principle farther than seems heretofore to have been suggested would distinctly recommend that the plan should include, not merely a course in the University as heretofore contemplated, but that it should include the elementary education preparatory to that course. For it must be apparent that those parents whose destitute circumstances bring them within the policy of the government, cannot be able at their own charge to fir their sons for entrance into the College - And it further seems to the Committee that the plan in its operation, will be more just, equal, efficient, and satisfactory to the people in the preparation

 

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that the selection of beneficiaries be left with the people themselves, or those most intimately acquainted with those, from whom the selection is to be made.

            In pursuance of these views of the subject, the Committee recommend  to the Senatus Academicus the adoption of the following resolutions. – Resolved that it be recommended by the Senatus Academicus to the Legislature to provide by Law, - that the Justices of the peace in each Captains district, nominate to the Inferior Court of the County one or two such poor Boys of the district not under fourteen years of age, as are in their opinion best entitled to the benefits of the act.

            That the Justices of the Inferior Courts of the Counties shall select from those thus nominated such one Boy on whom in their opinion the public will be best bestowed, judging of his talents, habits, disposition, & circumstances of his parents, giving them the power to determine by lot when they feel otherwise unable to decide.

            These beneficiaries to be entered at the Grammar School at Athens and to be taught cloathed and boarded at the public expense, until they shall have completed the full course of studies, taught at the University.

            That when there shall from any cause a vacancy in the scholarship in any county (occur) the Faculty shall notify the Inferior Court thereof, who shall cause such vacancy to be filled, as before pointed out. And that a permanent annual appropriation of Fifteen Thousand Dollars, be asked of the Legislature for the purpose aforesaid.

 

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            Mr. Harden from the Committee appointed, made the following report which was read and concurred in.

            The Committee to whom was refered the Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the University of Georgia from the 1st of November 1830, to the 31st of October 1831,

            Report that they have carefully examined the same, and find that the charges are properly supported by the necessary vouchers, and the credits correctly made, leaving a Balance in hand of Four Thousand Nine Hundred & Eighteen Dollars 19 1/4 cts.

            The Following Resolution of the Board of Trustees was presented and read - to wit:

            Resolved that the Senatus Academicus be requested to appoint annually, fifteen persons as a Board of visitors, to attend the examinations of the classes in the University preceeding the annual Commencement, the duty of any three or more of whom, shall be to report to the ensuing meeting of the Senatus Academicus - which was approved and on motion of Mr. Paine, it was resolved,

            That the President of the Senatus Academicus, President of the Senate, & the Speaker of the House of Representatives, be a Committee to make the appointment of the said Board of visitors.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine die”

Attest                                                                                       Wilson Lumpkin

    Asbury Hull                                                              Govr & President of the Board

            Secy

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville 12th November 32

            The Senatus Academicus convened this day pursuant to law - Present - His Excellency Gov. Lumpkin.

            The Hon Thos Stocks, President of the Senate

                        Asbury Hull Speaker H. of Reps

Of the Senators Aessn/Upson?, Avery, Baker, Barnerd Baxter, Beall, Blackstone, Boykin, Brown, Bryan, Burch, Cargile Chappel, Clayton, Cleveland, Cobb, Cochran, Collin, Cone, Dunnagan, Echols of Coweta, Echols of Walton, Eckley, Faris, Freeman, Fulwood, Gordon, Graham, Green, Grisham, Groves, Hall, Harlow, Henderson, Henly, Hines, Howard, Hudson, Kellum, King, Knight, Lucas, McDougald, McCred, Mealing, Muncrief, Neel, Nesbit, Newman, Oliver, Posey, Pryor, Ragan, Rogers, Scudders, Sellers, Sheffield, Sherrand, Shorter, Singleton, Smith of Earley, Smith of Sumpter, Smith of Twiggs, Stapleton, Starr, Surrency, Temples, Tennille, Thomas Townes, Turner, Waldhour, West, Williams, Willis, Wilcox  Wood of Heard, Wood of McIntosh & Wofford of the Trustees

            Messrs Berrien, Clayton, Cobb, Cuthbert, Fort, Gilmer, Harden, King, Lumpkin, Owen, Prince, Reese, Schley, Thomas, Walker, Watson, Wayne & Wood.

            The minutes of the last session were read.

The Communication which the President of the University made was read & refered to the Senate and also a Report from the Board of Visitors who attended the late annual Examination of

 

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the Classes in Franklin College were read & refered. The Senators then presented such Reports on the Condition of County Academies & poor schools as had been furnished them, which were received - and on motion it was Resolved

That the Reports of the Senators on the Condition of Academies & poor schools, together with Communication of President Church, and the Report of the Board of Visitors, be laid before the Senate with a request that the same may be refered to the Joint Standing Committee on Public Education & Free Schools -

On motion of Mr. Harden -

Resolved the appointment of J. V. Harris, Henry Jackson, & George W. Owen, to be trustees of the University of Georgia, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine Die”

Attest

            Asbury Hull                                                                  Wilson Lumpkin

                        Secretary                                              Govr & President of the Board.

 

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                                                                        Milledgeville 12 November 1833

The Senatus Academicus of the University of Georgia convened this day at 3. o.clock in the Senate Chamber.

            Present his Excellency Gov. Lumpkin.

            The Hon  Jacob Wood, President of the Senate.

            The Hon. Thos Glascock, Speaker of the H of Rep.

            Of the Board of Trustees, Messrs Berrien, Camak, Clayton, Cuthbert, Fort, Harris, Hook, King, Lumpkin  Prince, Reese, Schley, Watson, Williams & Wood, and Habersham.

            The minutes of the last (meeting) were read, - His Excellency the Governour laid before the Board, the Report of the Board of Visitors who attended  the late examination of the Senior Class in Franklin College, which being read, on motion was refered to the Senate with a request the same might be refered to the Committee on Public Education & Free Schools.

            A communication from the President of the College was next presented, read, & refered in the same way.

            The following Senators were present, and on being called on, presented such Reports on County Academies and Poor Schools, as had been furnished then: to wit:

            Messrs Allen, Andrew, Avery, Aubry, Baker, Baxter, Beall, Brooks, Brown, Burch, Butt, Cargile,  Chappel  Clayton, Cleveland, Cochran, Collier, Cone, Cooper of Gilmer  Cooper of Stewart, Daniel, Dougherty, Dunagan, Echols of Coweta, Echols of Walton, Eckley, Fields, Freeman, Fulwood, Gordon of Jones, Gordon of Putman, Graham, Gresham, Groves, Hall, Hammond, Hemphill, Henderson, Hilhouse, Holloway, Howard, Hubbard, Irvin, Jones, Kellum

 

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Kittles, Legget, Lewis of Burke, Lewis of Greene, Liddel, Lucas, McConel, McFarland, Mitchell, Morgan, Moseley, Muncrief, Meal of Decatur, Neal of Newton, Nesbit, Newman, Newton, Parks, Pearson, Potter,Pryor, Rogers, Saffold, Sharp, Smith of Byran, Smith of Sumpter, Spann, Stapleton, Surrency, Swain, Towns Walker, Wall, Waldthour of Effingham  Waldthour of Liberty, Wellborn, Whitaker, Wiggins, Wilcox Wofford and Woolbright, which being received at the Secretary’s Table, was on motion refered to the Senate with a request to that Body to lay the same before the Joint Standing Committee on Public Education and free schools.

            The Treasurer of the University laid before the Senatus a Report on the condition of the Finances, which was read & on motion of Mr. Liddel, ordered to be recorded and is as follows. viz,

            The Balance on hand the 1st Nov. 1832 was…………. 1432.81 1/4

            Received State Bank Dividend in Nov 1832…………  4000.00

            Recd State Bank Dividend in April 1833……………..  4000.00

            Received Central Bank Appropriations……………….  6000.00

            Recd from Tuition, fines & forfeitures………………... 3143.06 1/4

            Recd on account of the sale of Town Lots in Athens…..  513.00

            Received from Sunday individuals for old Houses

               sold and removed from Stewards Hall Lot…………..   302.00

            Recd from   Sale   of old chapel edifice………………...   151.00

            Received on account of Books Catalogs &c……………    40.36 3/4

            Recd on acct, of hire of College Carpenter………….......    69.00

            Received the State Bank Dividend of Oct. 1833………..  300.00

            Received from the State Treasury, to make the last

               mentioned sum equal to $4000.00……………………. 1000.00      

            Making the Receipts up to Nov. 1833………………. $ 19.651.23 ¼

 

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            The disbursements within the same time are as follows.

            Paid to the College officers their salaries for one year, up to the 30th September last viz.

            To Alonzo Church President………………………….. $2.200

            To James Jackson. Prof. Nat. Phi: & Chem…………...   1 400

            To James Shannon    “    Languages……………………  1 400

            To Henry Hull           “    Math. & Aston -……………..  1 400

            To Stephen Olin        “    Moral Phi. & Bell. Let……….  1 400

            To M. A. Ward          “    Nat. History………………….  1 400

            To William Lehman  “    Modern Languages…………..  1 400

            To Tutor Wm L. Mitchell………………………………..     800

            To Tutor Hopkins    one quarter………………………...     250

            To Tutor William H. Hunt………………………………     587.00

            To Secretary & Treasurer……………………………….     650.00

            To Carlton & Towns, last payment on Chapel contract… 1 000.00

            To Wm Lumpkin for Building designed to hold

                 the Library, Cabinet of Minerals &………………….  1 986.00

            Paid on account of the increase of College Library…….     492.37 1/2

            Paid Expenses attending the Botanic Garden…………...     286.37 1/2

            For the purchases of Telescope & Hygrometer…………     692.50

            Paid on account of Repairs & materials therefore………     733.96 1/2

            Paid for Printing & postage……………………………..     159.80

            Paid subscriptions to Periodicals, & Reviews…………..        67.75

            Paid for improvements on College Campus…………….      279.70

            Paid the Incidental Expenses of the Institution

              including, fire wood, stationary, Bell ringing &c……...        76.50                   

                        Making the annual Expenditure                       $18.642.12

                                    Receipts…………………$19.561.23

                                    Expenditures…………….  18.642.12

              Balance on hand 1st Nov. 33                     $1009.11

 

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            On motion of Mr. Prince

            Resolved, That the appointment of Richard W. Habersham as a Trustee, to fill the vacancy in the Board, occasioned by the resignation of Col George M. Troup, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine Die”:

Attest                                                                           Wilson Lumpkin

            Asbury Hull                                                      Govr & President of

                        Secretary                                              The Board.

 

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                                                                        Milledgeville Nov. 10th 1834

            At a meeting of the Senatus Academicus the following members of the Board of visitors attended, to wit:

            His Excellency Wilson Lumpkin

            Hon Jacob Wood, President of the Senate,

            Hon Thomas Glascock, Speaker H of Reprs

            Messrs Allen, Avery, Baker, Baxter Beall, Blackstone, Boggess, Butt, Burch, Clayton, Cleveland, Colquitt, Cochran, Cone, Cooper, Cowart, Crawford, Dawson, Dean, Dunagan, Dougherty, Echols, of Coweta, Echols of Walton, Faris, Fields, Freeman, Fulwood, Gholson, Gordon of Jones, Gordon of Futnam, Graham, Gresham, Groves, Harris, Hemphill, Holland, Holloway, Holmes, Hood, King, Knight, Lamar, Lumpkin, Legget, Lewis, Liddel, Lindsey, Loyless, McAfee, McCallister, McCall, McConnell, McDonald, McFarland, McIntosh, Mimms, Mitchell, Moseley, Muncrief, Murray, Nesbit, Newman, Patterson, Prior, Quillian, Redding, Reese, Saffold, Sellers, Sheffield, Smith, of Bryan, Smith of Twiggs, Stapleton, Surrency, Swain,  Taylor, Wofford, Wathall, Warren, Wellborn, Whitaker, Whorton, Wilcox, Williamson, Willis, Wilson, Wood of Heard, & Woolbright.

            Of the Board of Trustees,

            Messrs, Berrien, Cuthbert, Fort, Habersham, King, Lumpkin, Paine, Prince, Reese, Whitehead, & Wood.

            It appearing that there was not a majority of the

 

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Board of Trustees, Present, Mr. Liddel offered the following Resolution which was adopted, viz,

            Resolved That the Board of Visitors in connexion with the Trustees now present, proceed to the ordinary business of the meeting, trusting to future legislation to legalize the proceedings.

            The President of the University presented a communication embracing the condition & prospects of the College, together with a catalogue of the Students their names, classes, & residences, which was read.

            The Treasurers Statement of the Receipts, and Expenditures of the Institution from the 1st Novr 1833 to Nov. 1st 1834, was also read.

            The Governor then presented the Report of the Board of Examiners who attended the examination, of the late Senior Class, and also the examinations of the three lower classes preceding the last commencement, signed J. G. McWhorter as chairman, which was also read.

            A code of Laws for the Government of Franklin College, revised by the Faculty, and recommended by the Board of Trustees, being presented, for the ratification of the Senatus Academicus, the same was taken up, amended, and Enacted for the future Government of the Institution.

            The Senators were then called upon to present their Reports upon the condition of County Academies, Poor Schools, and other Seminaries of learning in their respective Counties, which being done without reading.

 

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            On motion of Mr. Cuthbert

            Resolved That the Reports of the Senators, the communication of the President of the University, the Treasurers Statement of the Finances, and the Report of the Board of Examiners, be laid before the Senate, with a request that the same may be refered (to) the Joint Committee of the Legislature on Public Education & Free Schools.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine Die”

Asbury Hull                                                                              Wilson Lumpkin

            Secy.                                                                            Governor & President of

                                                                                                the Board.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Novr 9 1835.

            The Senatus Academicus convened this day pursuant to Law. Present.

            His Excellency William Schley.

            Hon. Robert M. Echols, president of Senate

            Hon Joseph Day, Speaker House of Reps

            Messrs Alford, Avery, Baber, Baker, Blackmon Boggess, Brown, Burkhalter, Chastain, Clayton, Cochran, Cone, Cooper, Cowart, Crowell, Dawson, Dunagan, Echols, of Coweta, Faris, Floyd, Freeman Gibson, Gonder, Holloway, Holmes, Hutchins, Kellum, King of Fayette King of Glynn, Lamar, Lawhon, Lawson, Liddel, Ligget, Little, Mays, McAfee, McCall, McCallister, McConnell, McDaniel, McDonnell, Mitchell, McLennon, Mosely, Murray, Nelms, Newman, Nesbit, Obarr, Patterson, Paulk, Pike, Poke, Powell, Powers, Reese, Rivers, Robinson, Rogers, Rutherford, Saffold, Scarbrough, Sellers, Sentell, Smith, Stapleton, Steelman, Surrency, Swain, Taylor, Walker, Wathall, Walthour, White, Willis, Wood of Heard, Wood of McIntosh.

            Of the Board of Trustees, Messrs Camak, Clayton, Cobb, Cuthbert, Fort, Habersham, Hamilton, Wm H. Jackson, Prince, Reese, Schley, Thomas, Watson, & Wood.

            It appearing that there was not a majority of the Board of Trustees attending, on motion of Mr. Liddell, it was - Resolved, The Senators together, - with members of the Board of Trustees now present, proceed with the ordinary business of the Senatus Academicus, trusting to future legislation to legalize the proceedings.

 

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The Report of the Board of visitors who attended the late examinations of the Senior Class - The Presidents communication on the condition of the College; The Treasurers abstract of the funds, were presented, & read.

            The Senators were then called on in order of their names, who laid upon the Table Reports of County Academies & Free Schools in their respective counties.

            On motion of Mr. Liddell it was resolved, that the Reports of the Senators; the communication of the President of the University, the Treasurers Statement of Finances and the Reports of the Board of Examiners, be refered to the Senate, with a request; That their honourable Body will make such disposition of them, as in their opinion, will most conduce to the interests, of the various institutions to which they relate.

            The Senatus Academicus the adjourned “Sine Die”

Asbury Hull                                                                              William Schley

            Secretary                                                                      Governor & President of

                                                                                                the Senatus Academicus

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov. 14. 1836

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus held in the Senate chamber the following persons attended - to wit.

            His Excellency Gov. Schley

            Hon. Robt. M. Echols Prest. Senate

            Hon Joseph Day, Speaker House Reps

Of the Senate Messrs.

Avery                                       Hardeman                                Paulk, of Irwin

Baker                                       Harris                                       Polk, of Madison

Beall, of Carroll                        Hines of Bryan              Powell, of McIntosh

Beall, of Wilkinson                    Hines of Liberty                        Powell, of Talbot

Blackman                                 Heard                                       Reese

Bond                                        Holmes, of Baker                     Reynolds

Bracewell                                 Holmes, of Early                       Robison

Burks                                       Hopkins                                   Robson

Bush                                         Hudson                                    Rogers

Butt                                          Hutchings                                 Rutherford

Cochran                                   Ingram                                      Saffold

Cone                                        Janes                                        Sager

Conyers                                   Johnson                                    Shotwell

Cooper                                                King, of Crawford                    Smith, of Floyd

Cowart                                     King, of Fayette                        Smith of Hab’sham

Curry                                       Lamar                                      Smith,of Twiggs

Dean                                        Lawhon                                    Stapleton

Dunagan                                                                                   Stockton

Echols, of Coweta                    Lawson                                    Surrency

Echols, of Walton                     Leggett                         Swain

Fariss                                       Liddel                                       Walthall

Floyd, of Morgan                     McAllister                                Walthour

Floyd, of Newton                     McConnell                               Walker

Freeman                                   McLennon                                Wharton

Fulwood                                   McLeod                                   White

Gibson                                     Mitchell, of Baldwin                  Williams

Goode                                      Mitchell, of Clarke                    Willis

Gresham                                   Morgan                                    Wilson

Green                                       Moseley                                   Wood

Guess                                       Pike                                         Wright

 

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Of the Board of Trustees Mr. President Church

Messrs. Berrien, Cobb, Fort, Foster, Gilmer, Harden, King, McDonald, Paine, Prince Reese, Schley, Thomas, Watson, Wayne Whitehead. -

            The minutes of the last session were read also, the proceedings of the Board of Trustees.

            The President of the University made a Communication upon the condition of the Institution, which was read, when upon the motion of Mr. Harden, it was resolved That a Committee of Seven, be appointed to take into consideration the Minutes of the Board of Trustees, the Report of the President of the University, to recommend such measures, as are necessary to be adopted from recommendations therein contained.

            Whereupon, the President appointed Messrs Harden, Liddel, Saffold, Floyd of Morgan, McAllister, Mitchell of Baldwin, & Reese to be that committee, & report to-morrow afternoon at 4. o.clock

            On motion Genl. Harden, it was resolved That the appointment of Chas J. McDonald and Thomas F. Foster Esquires to be Trustees of the University of Georgia, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

            The Senators were then called alphabetically who laid on the Table, reports from their several Counties on Academy & Free Schools.

 

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            On motion of Mr. Saffold –Resolved That the Reports, presented, by the Senators to the Senatus Academicus be refered to the Senate, with a request that Body, will refer the same to a Select Committee or to the Committee on Public Education and Free Schools, and it is hereby recommended to the Legislature thru their committee to ascertain & report all delinquent Counties, that the Law now existing, may be enforced in relation to said Counties.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned until 4. O.Clock to-morrow afternoon.

                                                                                               

Tuesday Evening Nov. 15

The Board met pursuant to adjournment

            Mr. Harden from the Committee appointed made the following Report.

            The Committee to whom the Report of the President of the University & the Resolved of the Board of Trustees, was refered, find but two subjects which would appear to require the action of the Senatus Academicus. The Committee therefore in accordance with the recommendation of the President & the Board suggest for the determination of this Body the following resolutions.

            Resolved, That the Recommendation of the Trustees & President of the University relative to the exemption of Students in the various literary Institutions

 

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of the State, from military duty in time of peace is a subject which merits the consideration of the Legislature to whom they would respectfully refer the Subject

            2ndly Resolved that a smaller number of Trustees should constitute a quorum for the purpose of uniting with the Senators of the State of Geo. in forming the Senatus Academicus, and therefore it is recommended to the Legislature to provide by Law, that seven members shall constitute a Quorum of the Board of Trustees, at the annual meeting in Milledgeville which it is believed, will attain the desired object, without endangering the interest of the Institution.

            The report of the Committee was agreed to. The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine Die”.

Attest                                                                           William Schley

            Asbury Hull                                                      Governor & ex officio

                        Secretary                                              Presidt of Senatus Academicus

 

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                                                                                    Senate Chamber

                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov. 13. 1837

            As a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus the following members attended to wit.

His Excellency George R. Gilmer, Governour and ex officio President of the Senatus Academicus

Hon Robt. M. Echols, President of the Senate.

Hon Joseph Day Speaker House of Representatives.

Of the Senators

Messrs. Adair                                       Fullwood

             Atkinson                                  Garmany

             Avery                                      Gibson

             Beall                                        Guess

             Beck                                       Hall

             Black                                      Haralson

             Brown of Heard                      Hardeman

             Brown of Murray                     Harris of Baldwin

             Bond                                       Harris  “  Talaiferro

             Burks                                      Haynes

             Burns                                      Hill

             Butt                                         Hines

             Camden                                  Holmes

             Catchings                                Holsted

             Chapman                                 Hudson

             Cleveland                                Hutchings

             Cochran                                  Ingram

             Colquit                                    Janes

             Cone                                       Key

             Cooper                                   King of Crawford

             Cowart                                    King of Glynn

             Conyers                                  Knight

             Curry of Decatur                     Lamar

             Curry of Washington                Lawhon

             Dunagan                                  Lawson of Burk

             Echols of Coweta                    Lawson  “  Houston

             Faris                                        Lockhart

             Floyd                                     

 

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 Messrs Mays                                       Reynolds

             McAllister                               Shiffield

             McDaniel                                Stone

             McDonald                               Smith of Bryan

             McGarr                                   Smith of Jefferson

             McLennon                               Smythe, Wilkes

             Mitchell                                   Stell

             Morgan                                   Strickland

             Moseley                                  Surrency

             Murphey                                 Trammel

             Obarr                                      Varner

             Patterson                                 Wells

             Pearson                                   Williamson

             Pryor                                       Wilson

             Polk                                        and

             Powell of McIntosh                 Wright

             Powell of Talbot                     

             Rogers

            Of the Trustees, Mr President Church

            Messrs. Berrien, Camak, Foster, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, McDonald, Reese, Schley and Watson            10.

            There being no quorum of the Trustees present, Mr McDonald, offered the following Resolution which was agreed to.

            Resolved That the Attending members of the Board of trustees of the University of Georgia, be recognized as a Board, for all the purposes that can be performed by a full meeting of the Senatus Academicus, and that the Legislature be recommended to legalize by Law the proceedings of this Body.

            The Annual Communication of the President of the University was read, and on motion of Mr Haralson, was refered to a committee, consisting of Messrs. Berrien, McDonald, McAllister, Patterson and Camak to report thereon to-morrow afternoon.

 

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            Mr Harris of Baldwin offered, the following Resolution which was agreed to.

            Resolved as the Sense of the Senatus Academicus, that a Professorship for instruction in civil Engineering, should at once be established in Franklin College, and that the General Assembly be respectfully invited to make provision for the payment of suitable salary to the Professor.

            The Treasurers Report of the finances of the College was presented and read.

            The Senators were next called alphabetically who generally, presented Reports of the condition of Academies & Poor Schools in their respective Counties, which on motion of Mr King of Glynn, was refered to the Senate, with a request that they be laid by that body, before the joint Standing Committee on Public Education and free Schools.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned to meet again, at 3. O.Clock, P. M. to-morrow.

Tuesday Nov. 14. 1837

            The Senatus Academicus convened pursuant to adjournment.

            A Report from the Board of visitors who attended the final examination of the late Senior Class was read and refered to the Senate.

            Mr Berrien from the Board of visitors who attended the final examination of the late Senior Class was read and refered to the Senate.

            The Committee to whom was refered the Communication of the President of the University to the Senatus Academicus beg leave to report.

            That they have attentively considered

 

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the several subjects which this communication embraces - They have examined the laws of the College, and especially the Second Chapter, which relates to the admission of Students, and the studies of the different classes, and concurring with the President in the views which he has taken on this subject, they recommend the adoption of the following resolution

            Resolved: That so much of the 2d Chapter of the Laws of College, established by the Senatus Academicus on the 10th November, 1834, as relates to the qualification of candidates for admission into College, and the Studies of the several Classes be repealed, and in lieu thereof the following, regulation be established

            The qualifications of candidates for admission into College, as well as the Studies of the several Classes, shall be prescribed, and may from time to tome be modified by the Faculty of College and shall be published under the direction of the President; provided that every alteration of the existing regulations, shall be reported by the President to the Board of Trustees, at their first regular meeting thereafter, and shall be communicated to the Senatus Academicus at their next regular meeting, and provided also that until such alterations are made, the existing regulations shall be in force

            The Committee have given their attention to that portion of the communication of the president which suggest the importance of endeavouring at once to secure the most important early Historical Works, relating to the discovery settlement of this Country, and entirely agree with him in in (sic) the propriety of such a measure.

 

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            The records of our common origin ought to be accessible to all and to (be) found therefore in the archives of each of the members of that great confederacy of Republics of which we constitute a part. - Many of them are now to be procured at comparatively small expense, but they are rapidly disappearing - To collect and preserve them is a duty which we owe to ourselves, and to the generations which are to succeed us; and in the view of the Committee, no more appropriate place of deposite can be selected, than the Library of our State University – They therefore recommend the following Resolution, viz

            Resolved, That the Legislature be respectfully recommended to appropriate Five Thousand dollars to be expended under their direction of the president, and Librarian of the University in the purchase of Books, and other Documents, relating to the discovery and settlement of this Country, and that the same when obtained, shall be deposited in the Library of the University

            The Committee concur likewise with the Prest, in the view which He has taken in securing the originals or copies of our Colonial Records – Some of these will be found to relate probably, to the title to real property in those parts of the State which were settled during the existence of the Provincial government, and being useless to Great Brittian the originals of these may be surrendered to us. Most of them it is presumed will be important to the narrative of our colonial History. - It seems however to the Committee, that the nature & degree of the importance of these Documents, and the fact whether original or copies can be prcured (sic) ought first to (be) ascertained, together with the cost of procuring them, and that for this purpose

 

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all that will be necessary is the appropriation by the Legislature of such an amount as will be sufficient to defray the expense of an examination through some of the Public Agents of our Government who are resident in Great Brittian – They therefore recommend, the adoption of the following resolution

            Resolved That the Legislature, be respectfully requested to appropriate the sum of four thousand dollars, for the purpose of causing an examination to be made of the Colonial records of this State which may yet exist in Great Britian - of procuring a descriptive list of such Documents, and of ascertaining the expense of obtaining the originals or copies of the same, - and that such sum or so much thereof as may (be) necessary shall be expended under the direction of the Governour of the State.

            The Report of the Committee on the important subject of establishing in the University of Geo. a Professorship of Civil Engineering, has been rendered unnecessary by the establishment of that Professorship, by a resolution of the Board of Trustees, and by the direct & prompt action of this Body upon this subject - They cannot however forbear to express their belief, that all who desire to promote the great works of internal improvement, that are in progress in our state will cordially concur in a measure, which is calculated to enlighten the Public Mind, upon this  interesting subject, and to provide among our own Citizens competent agents for the completion of these noble enterprizes – They trust moreover that the liberality of the Legislature will if necessary supply any deficiency in the funds of the University to sustain this professorship, as the experiment will have been made for the

 

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attainment of an object in which all classes of our citizens have so deep an interest, and under the previous sanction of the Senatus Academicus - The foregoing Report was on motion of refered to the Senate, to be by that Body brought to the consideration of the Genl. Assembly.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned “Sine die”

As Hull                                                                          George R. Gilmer

            Secy -                                                                               President

                                                                                                            &c

 

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov. 12. 38

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus, the following members attended

            His Excellency Geo R. Gilmer, President

            Hon Charles Dougherty, Prest. Senate

            Hon Joseph Day Speaker House Reprs

            Messrs Allen                                                    Echols

                        Alexander                                             Ellington

                        Anderson                                             Floyd

                        Atkinson                                               Foster

                        Baber                                                   Gibson

                        Bailey                                                   Gordon

                        Baker                                                   Graham

                        Beall                                                     Green

                        Billups                                                  Guess

                        Bivins                                                   Hall

                        Black                                                   Hansell

                        Bostwick                                              Harralson

                        Bradford                                              Harris of Talaiferro

                        Branham                                               Harris      Warren

                        Brown of Heard                                   Harris      Wayne

                        Brown  “  Murray                                 Heath

                        Bryan                                                   Hendrick

                        Calhoun                                                Holmes

                        Camden                                               Hutchins

                        Cleveland                                             Janes of Greene

                        Cockran                                               Janes  “  Lee

                        Cone                                                    Jones

                        Curry of Washington                             Jourdan

                        Curry of Decatur                                  King

                        Drane                                                   Knight

                        Dunnegan                                             Lamar

                                                                                    Lawson of Burke

                                                            Lawson of Houston

 

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Loveless

                        Mattox

                        Mauldin                                                Rogers                         Tomlinson

                        McDonald                                            Rutherford                    Williamson

                        McFarland                                           Sagur                           Wilson

                        McLenon                                             Sayre                           Wright

                        Miller                                                   Scarborough                

                        Morgan                                                Stone

                        Mosely                                     Shaw

                        Moye                                                   Smith of Bryan

                        Murphy                                                Smith  “  Coweta

                        O’Barr                                                 Smith      Floyd

                        Purson                                                  Spencer

                        Polk                                                     Springer

                        Pryor                                                    Stell

                        Robinson                                              Surrency

                                                                                    Swain

                                                                                    Tarver

                                                                                    Tillford

            The Board of Trustees viz

            Mr. President Church

            Messrs Berrien                                     Lumpkin

                        Camak                                                 Paine

                        Fort                                                      Reese

                        Foster                                                  Watson

                        Gilmer                                                  and

                        Habersham                                           Williams

                        King

            The Minutes of the last session having been read, on motion of Mr. Branham the Board of Trustees & Senatus Academicus adjourned to meet again in this place on to-morrow evening at three Oclock post meridine

 

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                                                                                    Tuesday Afternoon 3. O.clock

            The Senatus Academicus convened pursuant to adjournment, when the Senators were called alphabetically to render in Reports on the State and condition of Academies and Free Schools in their respective Counties, which were received and laid on the Table. After which the communication of the President of the College, the annual statement of the condition of its funds, and the report of the Board of Visitors who attended the final Examination of the late Senior Class in the University of Georgia, were severally presented & read.

            On motion of Mr. Hansell,

            Resolved that the communication of the President of the College, The Report of the Treasurer - The Report of the Board of Visitors at the late Senior Class Examination, and the reports of Senators on Academies & poor Schools of the respective counties, be refered to the Senate, to be disposed (of) by that Body as shall appear best for the interest of the Institutions to which they relate.

 

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            Mr Jones offered a Resolution, recommending to the Board of Trustees the establishment of a Professorship of Political Economy, and to the Legislature to provide the meads for accomplishing the object intended by the Resolution - which was rejected.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned Sine Die.

A Hull                                                                                      George R. Gilmer

    Secretary                                                                              Gov. & President of the

                                                                                                Senatus Academicus

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov. 11. 1839

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus the following members attended.

            His Excellency Charles J. McDonald, Govr and

            ex officio President of the Senatus Academicus

            Hon. Robt. M. Echols Prest. Senate.

            Hon Joseph Day, Speaker House of Reps

            Of the Senators. - Messrs. Alexander

            Anderson                                 Gordon of Chatham

            Aubrey                                     Graham

            Baker                                       Green

            Bates                                        Harris of Taliaferro

            Beall                                         Harris  “  Warren

            Beck                                        Heath

            Billups                                      Henley

            Bivins                                       Holloway

            Bostwick                                  Holmes

            Bradford                                  Hopkins

                                                            Huff

            (Part of page torn;                    Jenkins

            about seventeen names Johnson

            are missing.)                             Jones

                                                            Jordan

                                                            Kelly

                                                            Kennon

                                                            Knight

                                                            Lawson

                                                            Lewis

                                                            Loveless

                                                            McDaniel

                                                            McGar

                                                            Mattox

                                                            Mays

                                                            Miller

 

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Morgan                                    Springer

            Morris                                      Stanford

            Moye                                       Tatum

            Neal                                         Tomlinson

            Payne                                       Tracey

            Phillips                          Vincent

            Polk                                         Walthour

            Porter of Greene                       Warthen

            Porter  “  Morgan                     Watters

            Pryor                                        Whitaker

            Raulerson                                 Williams

            Robertson of appling                 Williamson

            Robertson -   Columbia            Wilson

            Rutherford                                     and

            Scarborough                             Wright

            Scarlet                                     

            Sloane

            Smith of Bryan

                “          Coweta

                “          Jefferson

                “          Twiggs

            Of the Board of Trustees

            Mr. President Church. Messrs. Berrien Camak, Dawson, Dougherty, Fort, Foster, Hamilton, King, McDonald, Jenkins, Reese, & Schley.

            The Minutes of the last session having (been) read, the commincation of the President of the College, and Treasurers statement of the Receipts & Expenditures, were each presented and read.

 

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            The Senators were then called alphabetically  Some of (them) made Reports on the condition of Academies and Schools in their respective Counties.

            After the receiving Reports was gone through with - On Motion of Mr Tracey it was Resolved,

            The Reports of Senators together with the communication of the Prest. of the University, be refered to the Senate, to be by that Body referred to the Committee on Public Education, or otherwise disposed of as the Senate may see proper.

            On motion of Mr Trustee Foster.

            Resolved, That the Legislature be respectfully requested to provide by Law, that nine members of the Board of Trustees, shall be a quorum to constitute with the Senate, the Senatus Academicus, and for the transaction of the business appropriately belonging to the Board of Trustees.

            Be it further, Resolved, that the Legislature be also (requested) to pass a law legalizing the proceedings of this Body, altho a majority of the Trustees may not be in attendance.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned Sine Die.

                                                            Charles J. McDonald

                                                                                    Prest.

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov. 9. 1840

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus, the following members attended to wit - His Excellency Charles J. McDonald President -

            Hon Thomas Stocks President of Senate.

            Hon. Chas J. Jenkins, Speaker of Representas

            Of the Senators.

            Messrs Adams                                                 Dunagan

                        Anderson                                             Echols of Coweta

                        Beall                                                     Echols  “  Walton

                        Beasley                                                Floyd

                        Bishop                                                  Fryer

                        Blackshear                                           Glover

                        Bogges                                     Godard

                        Bostwick                                              Gondor

                        Bryan of Macon                                   Goode

                        Bryan of Stewart                                  Gordon

                        Bulloch                                     Graham

                        Calhoun                                                Graves

                        Camp                                                   Griggs

                        Camron                                                Guess

                        Chastain                                               Hamilton

                        Christian                                               Harris of Burke

                        Cone                                                    Harris  “  Talaiferro

                        Conner                                                 Harris  “  Warren

                        Cox                                                      Hefflin

                        Creach                                                 Holmes of Baker

                        Crosby                                                 Holmes  “  Houston

                        Culbertson                                            Hopkins

                        Dart                                                     Jameson

                        Dawson                                                Janes

                        Diamond                                              Jones

 

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            Messrs Kennon                                   Messrs. Stapleton

                        Kimsey                                     Strickland of Tatnall

                        Knight                                                  Strickland  “  Ware

                        Lindsay                                                Swain

                        Loveless                                               Thomas

                        Mays                                                    Thompson

                        McAfee                                                Tomlinson

                        McConnell                                           Vincent

                        McDonald                                            Waldhour

                        Minter                                                  Walker

                        Moore                                                  Warthen

                        Morris                                                  Waters

                        O.Neil                                                  Williams

                        Rainey                                                  Williamson

                        Reeves                                                 Wiggins

                        Reid                                                     Wright

                        Robertson                                                 &

                        Smead                                                  Young

                        Smith Byran

                        Smith of Twiggs

                        Speight

                        Spencer

            Of the Board of Trustees Messrs.

            Berrien, Camak, Dawson, Dougherty, Foster, Groves, Harden, T.W. Harris, Jackson, Jenkins, McDonald, Reese, Tinsley, Watson Whitehead

            After reading the minutes of the last session, the Presidents communication on the college, and the Treasurers abstract of

 

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the Finances were severally presented and read – The Counties were then called alphabetically, when a few of the Senators made report on Schools & accademies (sic) in their respectstive (sic) counties

            On motion of Genl Harden - Resolved That the appointment of Messrs Cooper Groves & Echols as Trustees of the University of Georgia, be & the same is hereby confirmed by the Senatus Academicus.

            On motion of Mr Floyd

            Resolved That the Communication of the President of the University, The Treasury Report, and the Reports of Senators, be referred to the Senate, with a request that the same be refered to the Committee on Public Education & Free Schools, to be disposed of as the Senate may direct.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned Sine Die.

                                                                                    Charles J. McDonald

                                                                                    Pres. Sen. Acad.

Asbury Hull

            Secry.

 

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                                                                                    Milledgeville Nov 8 1841

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus on the Senate Chamber the following members attended, to wit

            His Excellency Charles J. McDonald

            Governour & ex officio President of the

            Senatus Academicus.

            Hon Robt. M. Echols Prest. of Senate

            Hon Wm B Wofford Speaker H. of Reprs

            Of the Senators

            Messrs. Anderson, Beall, Beavers, Bishop Bivins, Black, Blackman, Blackshear, Boyd, Bradford, Briers, Broddus, Bryan, Camp, Chastain, Clyatt, Coffey, Collins, Collier, Cone, Culbertson of Madison, Culbertson of Troup, Crawford of Decatur Crawford of Oglethorpe, Diamond, Dunagan, Dupree, Farnall, Favor, Foster, Fulwood, Goddard, Graves, Griggs, Hall, Hamilton, Harris of Burke, Harris of Talaiferro, Harris of Warren, Hefflin, Hendricks, Holmes, Jameison  Johnson of Elbert, John of Henry, Jones, Keith, Kenan, Mayes, Mahone, McAfee, McDougald, McMillen, Miller, Moore  Morris, Pearson, Powers, Prior, Rainey, Redding of Harris, Redding of Monroe, Render, Rivers, Robinson, Rudd, Saffold, Sandford, Scarlett, Shipp, Smith of Camden, Smith of Coweta, Smith of Floyd,

 

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Snider, Spalding, Speight, Stapleton, Stocks, Swain, Tomlinson, Turner, Vincent, Walthour, Wilcox, Williamson Willis & Wright

            Of the Board o Trustees

            Mr. President Church - Messrs. Berrien, Billups Cooper, Dawson, Dougherty, Gilmer, Graves, Harden, King, Jackson, Jenkins, Lumpkin, McDonald, Owens, Watson Wayne & Whitehead & Echols.

            On motion of Gene Harden, Resolved that the appointment of Col Jno Billups Vice, Edward Paine Esq resigned, to be Trustee of the University of Georgia be and the same is hereby confirmed.

            The communication of President Church and the report of the Treasurer of the University on the condition of the funds were severally presented & read, and on motion of Mr. Echols were refered to the Senate, with a request that they be printed for the use of the Legislature.

            Senators were then called alphabetically, to make report of the county academies & common Schools in their respect(.) counties, which being received was on motion refered to the Senate

 

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with a request that they be referred by the Senate to the Joint Standing Committee on Public Education & free Schools.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned until tomorrow evening 3 O.clock.

                                                                                                Tuesday Nov. 9. 1841

            It having been communicated to the Senate by the Board of Trustees that the Board had no further, communication to lay before the Senatus Academicus, it was considered that it was unnecessary that the joint board should again assemble, and in consequence the Senatus Academicus stood adjourned Sine Die.

Teste

Asbury Hull                                                                              Charles J. McDonald

            Secretary.                                                                                 Pres. Sen. Aca.

 

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                                                                                                   Senate Chamber

Milledgeville Nov. 14. 1842

            At a stated meeting of the Senatus Academicus the following members (attended) viz: His Excellency Charles J. McDonald Governor & ex officio President of the Senatus Academicus - Hon Robt M Echols Prest of the Senate, Hon William B. Wofford Speaker of the House of Representatives.

            Of the Board of Trustees - Mr. Prest. Church  Messrs Billups, Dawson, Fort, Foster, Echols, Cobb, McDonald, Mitchell, Reese, Schley & Watson.

            Of the Senators - Messrs Anderson, Andrews, Arnold, Banks, Beall, Berry, Bishop, Blackshear, Blackwell, Briers, Broddus, Brown, Bryant, Bryan, Camp, Carter, Candler, Chastain, Clyatt, Coffee, Colley, Cone, Conyers, Crawford, Culberson, Daniel Dunagan, Dupree, Farnall, Foster, Freeman, Fullwood, Furlow, Gann, Glass, Goddard, Hall, Harrison, Hick, Hines, Humphries, Jarrett, Johnson of Early, Johnson of Heard, Jones, Kelly, Knowles, Lawson, McAffee, McComb, McConnell of Cheroke, McConnelly of Liberty, McCormick, McDougald, Means, Miller, McMillan, Minter, Moore of Glynn, Moore of Lincoln, Murphy, Phillips, Pitman, Powers, Pryor, Reid, Render, Reynolds, Ridley, Rivers, Rogers, Rutherford, Sayre, Smith of Coweta, Smith of Floyd, Snellings, Spalding, Stapleton, Stephens, Stocks, Story  Strickland, Tankersly, Tarver, Tomlinson, Tumlin, Vincent, Warthen, Weathers, Wilcox, Wood and Wright

            The minutes of the last session, having been read, a communication from the Board of Trustees was presented & read.

 

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            A Report of the Board of Visitors who attended the late examination of the Graduating Class and also the examination of the under classes, was read which together with the Treasurers Statement of the funds, & the

Presidents communication, was refered to the Senate with a request that they be laid before the Joint Standing Committee on Public Education & Free Schools.

            On motion of Mr. Dawson

            Resolved That the appointment of Howell Cobb & William L. Mitchell Esqrs to be Trustees of the University of Georgia, in place of Thomas W. Harris & Jacob wood resigned, be & the same is hereby ratified and confirmed.

            The Senators were then called alphabetically to make report of the condition of Education in their respective Counties, after which Mr. Stephens offered the following resolution which was adopted to wit - Resolved That the Reports from such Counties, as have not been received & that may hereafter be received, may be presented to the Senate, during the present session of the Legislature

            Resolved That the Several Reports of the Poor School fund of the respective Counties be referred to the Senate, with a request that the same be referred to the Senate, to be by that Body referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Public Education.

            The Senatus Academicus then adjourned Sine Die.

A Hull                                                                                      Charles J. McDonald

    Secy                                                                                                             Prest. Sen. Acad.

 

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