Biographical and Historical Catalogue of Washington and Jefferson College: Containing a General Catalogue of Jefferson College, and of Washington College, and of Washington and Jefferson College

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Elm street printing Company, 1889 - Universities and colleges - 524 pages
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Page 386 - ... standing in society, may become a member by complying with the requirements of the constitution. 7. Members may pay their dues monthly if they prefer it, and should the liabilities of the union in consequence of benefits to sick and superannuated members exceed the receipts thereof, then three-quarters of the members present at a regular meeting, or at a special (in which not less than twenty members shall form a quorum) shall have power to lay an assessment not to exceed the sum of $2 in any...
Page 387 - We concur in the view taken by the supreme court of the state and the supreme court of the United States, and we can add very little to the full discussion to be found in the opinions of those courts.
Page 386 - College, hear those who nnty be interested and desire to say anything on the question submitted to titem, and after obtaining all necessary information within their reach, and taking into consideration all the advantages and disadvantages of each locality, and everything that may have a bearing upon the future prosperity and welfare of the College, and the advancement of liberal education, they, or any four of them, shall report to the Board of Trustees, in writing, where, in their judgment, the...
Page 386 - that as soon as the necessary preliminary arrangements could be made and suitable buildings provided, the several departments of Washington and Jefferson College .should be closely united, and located either at Canonsburg, Washington, or some other suitable place within this commonwealth, to be fixed by the vote of not less than two-thirds of the trustees,
Page 386 - College shall be closely united and located either at Canonsburg, Washington, or some other suitable place within this Commonwealth, to be selected and fixed in the manner hereinafter specified. SECTION a.
Page 263 - ... of the academy and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington. He was assisted as principal, first by David Elliott, later his successor in both positions, and afterwards by George Baird ; and such was the success of the institution under their management that on the 28th of March, 1806, an act was passed by the legislature granting the trustees the charter of a college. The library of the academy owed its origin to a donation of 50 from Dr. Benjamin Franklin as early as 1790. The...
Page 7 - Western country received their education, and may be ranked among the honored Alumni of the institution, although their names do not appear as graduates under the college charter.
Page 7 - The first ministers who were settled in this region, early directed their attention to the raising up of a ministry at home, for the supply of the wants of the growing population. For this purpose, mainly, several of them opened classical schools, in log-cabins near their own dwellings.
Page 263 - ... Mills, and Rev. Matthew Brown. It was in the spring of 1805 that Rev. Matthew Brown became principal of the academy and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington. He was assisted as principal, first by David Elliott, later his successor in both positions, and afterwards by George Baird ; and such was the success of the institution under their management that on the 28th of March, 1806, an act was passed by the legislature granting the trustees the charter of a college. The library...
Page 386 - Trustees by a vote of no less than two-thirds of the members present at a regular meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, if they can agree; and if they can not agree within sixty days after the passage of this act.

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