To the Legislature: 311, of

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To the Legislature:
Pursuant to bhe provisions of the act, chap. 311, of the L a m
of 1,844, the undersigned herewith traaslnit the anilual report of
the Executive Committee of the State Normal School, which has
been received and approved; which report also contains a, full
statement of the receipts and expenditures of money under the
same act.
H. 33. VAN DPCK,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
G. Y. LANSING,
Chancellor of the Regents of the University
Jan. 17, 1860.
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To the Stafe Superinta~dentof' Public Instruction
and the Regents of the Universi~:
The Executive Committee of the State Normal School
RESPECTFULLY
REPORT
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That the whole number of pupils in attendance during the
past year, which embraces the fwenty-ninth and thirtieth terms,
has been three hundred and twelve; sixty-three of these, twentyone males and forty-two females, having completed the course of
study specified in the docnment accompanying this report, have
received the diploma of the kstitution. The whole number of'
pupils who have enjoyed the advantages of the school'for a longer
or shorter period, to September, 1859, is 3,288. Five &untie4
viz: Hamilton, Lewis, Putnam, Richmond and Warren, have not
been represented in the schooI during the past year. Twentyseven counties were represented by the graduating classes. The
following table presents the number of pupils and graduates for
each term from the eommei~cementof the schod:
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Jfumber of Pupils and Graduutes in Former Years.
GRADUATES.
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First year,- -
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1st term,- "
Pupils.
98
- - 185
Second year, - - - - - 3d '&
19'1
4th " - - 205
Third year, -,,-_,
5th
- - 1'78
6th Ii - - 221
198
Fourth year, - - - - - 7th " 208
8th "
- - 1'75
Fifth year,- - - - - - - 9th
10th " - _ 196
Sixth year,- - - .- - 11th '" - _ 223
12th " - - 219
Seventh year, - - - - 13th " -,, 2 3 2
14th " ,, 236
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Males.
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Females.
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Totbl.
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34
20
13
14
1'7
34
26
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GRADUATES-
Eighth ye a r ,,-----15th term,-16th " - Xinth year, - .- - - - - 17th " - 18th LL - Tenth year,_ - - - - _ l 9 t j 6 " - 20th '" - Eleventh year,----2lst b; - 22th " - Twelfth
--23d " - 24th " - Thirteenth year,- -25th u 26th a - Fourteenth year,- -27th " - 28th " Bfteenth year,* .-29th " - 90th bk - -
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Pupils.
Males.
Females.
232
227
276
273
253
265
250
228
238
23'7
270
242
233
211
241
250
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18
26
25
25
33
21
26
31
20
15
30
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24
17
22
17
13
14
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9
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TotaL
26
37
39
42
38
50
41
37
4 1.
32
28
40
23
35
31
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1120
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From this table it will be seen that a large number have been
c m n e ~ t e dwith the school mlmo have not completed the prescribed
murse of study, Each year an average of one hundred and
twenty under-graduates leave the instit~aioizt o engage in the
work of teaching, and although they are not deemed to be thorougldy fitted for their work, i t is believed they are doing much
t o improve the character of the iilstiuction commoaly given in
anr public school^.
Present Nunzber and Cl'lnss~fication
of Papa'ls.
The 31st term, or tlle 6rst of the sixteenth year of the State
Normal School, cornmeneed on the third Monday in September
last. The number of pupils in attendance is 253. The students
m e arranged in four classes: Sub Junior, Junior, Snb-Senior and
Senior,--a classification extending the coursc: of study through
two entire years. These classes are also subdivided for converliencs i n reeitations. The classificatioa of the pupils will be seen
f k n the following table :
Males.
Females.
Total.
Seniors, . - - - - - - - , - - - - , - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , - - - 19
29
48'
- - - 45
-,-70- - , - - ,
Sub-Seniors, - - - - - - - - - - - - - , - - 25
75
99
Juniors,
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Sub-Juniors,,----,--_---,---,-------,---, 6
30
$6
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179 253
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Allwion was made i n a preceding report to the difficulty experienced in classifying the new appointees, owing to their general
and deplorable defkiency in the most elementary branches. TI&
difficulty not only continues, but gives as yet no promise of
decrease. Until a thorougtr proficiency in penmansliip orthography, reading and grammatical construction is made in odr
schools an absolute prerequisite to the study of the higher branches,
i t may be considered as comparatively remediless. The same
thing is true in regard to the deficiency itself. Excellence in
those brauches is the product of early attention, careful study,
and fixed habit alone. When; therefore, the pupil is
or encouraged, as is done in too many of our higher schools, to
neglect these branches until he reaches his maturer years and the
later stages of his educational course, the utmost that can be
hoped from the most unremitting care and the severest drill in
any school is, that he may be made aware of his deficiency and
be pzit upon the track of its ultimate correction.
Cozrse of Study.
The course of study remains the same as a t the date of la&
report. The course of gymnastic exercises then adopted, has
been thoroughly and jt~diciously prosecuted d u ~ i n gthe entire
year, under the direction of competent teachers, t o the marked
benefit of the pupils. Great inconvenience, however, is experienced 'from want of proper room and apparatus. It is to be
regretted that the Normal scl~ooldoes not furnish greater facilities
for carrying iuto practice a complete systern of instruction in t h k
department of Education.
Sex of Pupils. .
From the document accompanying this report, i t will be seen
that, the disproportion existing between the sexes, as t o their
numerical representation in the school, is not so great
it bas
been hitilerto. And not only is the r~umberof young men in
attendance on the increase, but i t is as gratifying to observe a
corresponding a d v a n ~ ein their grade of ability and attainmentrr.
This result is doubtless owing to the fidelity and zeal of ths
school commissioners, many of whom have spared no pains i~
endeavoring to secure for their respective districts, not only the
fullest, but the ablest representation, in the school.
Faculty.
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Several changes have occurred in-the faculty of the school
since the last report. At the close of the 30th term the resign*
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of Mathematics. This vacancy was filled by the appointment of
G. EimbaI1, A. DL, who had previously discharged the
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duties of assistant professor in this department.
At the close of the same term the professorship of Natural
&ience was vacated by the resignation of Prof. Edward F. B.
.Qrtoa, and Ambrose P. Eclsey, A. M., Principal of Cincinnatus
Academy was appointed t o take charge of the cla&es in, this
department,. At the same time Mr. Isaac W. Lake, a graduate of
'%& school, mas appointed teacher in Arithmetic and such other
subjects as the condition of the scllool might require.
The following is a full list of t l ~ epresent officers of the school :
DAVID H. COCWRAN, A. M.,
Principal, and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy.
RODNEY G. KIMBALL, A. M.,
Professor of Mathematics.
AMBROSE P. KELSEY, A. M.,
Professor of Natural Science.
REV.FREDERICK S. JEWELL, A. M.,
Professor of the English Language and Literature.
WILLIAMS D. HUNTLEY, A. M.,
Superintendent of Experimental 8chool.
ALBERT 1'3. HUSTED,
Teacher of Algebra and Mental Arithmetic.
FERDINAND F. MULLER,
Teacher of Vocal Music.
ISAAC W. LAKE,
Teacher of Arithmetic and Penmanship.
LOUISA OSTROM,
Teaeher of History and Drawing.
MARY E. BUTLER,
Teacher of Geography and Reading.
Libra?-y and Jlpparadzcs.
Since tlke last report, 576 volumes have been added ta the text
$ook,lilsrnry. The most of these mere to supply t h e pl-ace-of
&hose too much worn to be longer used.
With t l ~ eexception of a few volumes added for reference, the
m~scellaneouslibrary remains as a t the date of ]?st report. A12
4pe apparatus has been compared with iiyentories, and fo~xndto
he in good condition,
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Experimental School.
This school, in which the teaching is entirelyperformed by the
members of t h e grad-uating elm; and'which is designed to furnish them the opportunity for applying, under tile direction of an
experienced teacher, the- modes of instruction imparted i n t-hs
Normal School, fully accomplishes the object for which it was
estalJished. There still continues to be a greater number of
applicants than can be accommodated. A tuition fee of $12.50
per term, for each pupil, not only renders the school self-sustaining, but causes i t to contribute to the support of the Normal
School. The number of pnpils in this school, is 105. A full
account of its organization is contained i n the document accompanying this report.
A statement of all receipts and expenditures, from September,
1858, to September, 1859, is appended t o this report, and the
vouchers for every payment are in the hands of the committee.
A11 which is respectfully snbmitted.
S. B. WOOLWORTH.
CH. L. AUSTIN,
FRANKLIN TOWNSEND,
ROB'T H. PRUYN,
H approve of the above report.
H. H. VAN DUCK,
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FINANCIAL REPORT.
New Vbrk State Normal School in account with Executive Committee.
1858.
DR.
Sept. To W a n c e as per last report, .........--.. $1,321 20
1859.
To cash from Comptroiler on annual appropriation for support of school ,--,,,, ,,_, 11,000 00
To cash received for tuition in experimental
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school, , - - Interest on deposits,, ,_
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116 08
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$15,006 26
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Cash paid
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$8,420
salaries,--_-,-,
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,- - - stationery and text books ,,,---.,
'110
mileage to students, _-,,,-_,,,-,
1,084
repairs to building,.,,,-,-,,
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440
fuel,, ,,. ,,,,,,,,,., ,- , .,-a
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Cash paid ineurance, ,,,,-- -,
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contingents, _ - - - - _ , - - _ - -1,354
_-95, , - ,
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support of experimental school, ,,
1,352 '12
Sept. Balance in treasurer's hands, ,,,,,,,
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DOCUMENTS
ACCOBlPdNYING THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COXMITTEE.
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A, Annual Register and Circular of the State Normal School for
the year ending July 14, 1859, with the names of the Executive Committee, faculty an,d pupils, and a list of the gradnates
for the same period ; also au account of the qualifications for
admission, the sums allowed for traveling expenses, and other
matters important to be understood by the pupils and others,
wit11 the form of the diploma granted to graduates.
B, Full progi-amme of the class exercises, as adopted a t the
begianing of the year.
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,
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Hon. H. H. VAN DYCK,
Superintendent of Public Instrzrci.ion,
CHAIRMAN.
CHARLES L. AUSTIN, Esq.,
Hon. FRANKLIN TOWSSEND,
SAMUEL B. WOOLW-OBTH, Secretary and Treasurer.
Eon, ROBERT H. PRUPN.
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ANXUAE REGISTER AND CIRCULAR OF TI33 STATE
NORMAL SCHOOL, ALBANY, N. Y., FOB, THE YEAB
ENDING JULY 14, 1859.
FACULTY,
A. M.?
DAVIDH. COCNRAN,
Principal and Professor of Nora1 and Intellectual Philosoph~[..
GEORGE
W. PLPMPTON,
A. N.,
Professor of Mathematics.
F. B. ORTON,
A. M.,
EDWARD
Professor or Natural Science.
REV.FREDERICK
S. JEWELL,
A. M.,
Professor of the English Language and Literature.
WILLIAMS
D. HUNTLEY,
A, N.,
Superintendent of Experimental School.
RODNEY
G. KIMBALL,
A, M.,
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dssista.nt Professor of Mathematics.
FERDINAND
F. MULLER,
Teacher of Vocal Music.
ALBERT
Pa. HUSTED,
Teacher of Arithmetic and Algebra.
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LOUISAOSTROM,
Teaches of History and Drawi-ngg
NARYE. BUTLER,
Teacher of Reading and Geography.
STUDENTS.
-FEXALES.
Kames.
Counties.
Towna.
Emily R. Adams, ,_,,,,,,-Seeley Creek, ,,, Cbemung.
Polly Allen,,- ,.. - ,,., - Greenbush, ,,,- - Rensselaer.
Will~elminaS. Anderson, ,- Albany, ,-_,
-,-AIBany.
Lydia A. D. Andrcws ,,--__ P3mfret, ,.-,,,-Chautauqua.
Jefferson.
Barriet E. Austin, ,,-.- - ,, Adams, ,,-.,,,_
Margaret C. Baker,-, ,,,,, Chernung, ,- _,
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, Che~nnng.
Sarah Bell, --_,-,--,,
--,Bath ,,,,__, -,-,
Rensselaer.
- Erie.
Ameliia'E. Bernan, - - ,- - - - - , Bu%do, ,,- ._,
.Anna Bennett, - - - .- ,-,- , Albamy, - - - ,-,
,, Albany.
Anna E. Bennett ,,-- .-,-,- Danby
,,,, Tonlpkins.
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Rochester,_ - -,
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, Monroe.
Caroline Bislsee,,, ,-_,
Electa M. Bishop ,-.-,,,_,Oswego ,--,,,-,,
Oswego.
Clarissa Rlakely, ,,,,,.,,. Cohoes, .,,,,,,, Albany.
Catharine E. Blauvelt
Orange ,,_-, ,,. , Rockland.
Adelaide J. Bowen, ,- ,-,
, Newport, ,,--,
,, Rerliimer.
Kate A. Bowltay: ,,- ,- - , Troy, - , - - -,
,. Rensselaer,
Gertrude Brayton
.,,, Geneseo, - ,,,,-Livingston.
Harriet A. Brovn, ,,,, - .-Brookhaven, ,,-,Snffolk.
Helen A. Brown ,-,------, Lansing, .,-,,-,Tompkins.
Otsego.
Louisa C. Brown ,---..-----Milford, -,,-,--Sarah B. Br01~11,-,,--,.,_ - Albany, , - - -- - Albany.'
Clinton,-- ,,'- .--Rensselaer,
Mary J. Brown, _,,,----,,
Welen R. Brownell, - - - - - - - S c l ~ A a r i e-, - ,,,-Schoharie.
Margaret A. Buck,..- -,,,- - Chemung,, -,,,,-Chernung.
Maria A. Burnham
Angelica ,-,,,,,,
Allegeny.
Fanny G. Bush, - - - - - - _ - - - Cooperstown, ,-,Otsego.
Esther L. Uyrne,_, - - -,- - -,Lewiston, ,- - - - - Niagara.
Lewiston,
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Niagara.
Mary E. Byrne ,--,,--- , - _
Olive Carpenter, - - - - - ,,- Wilna, - ,,,- ,,- - Jefferson.
Ellen T. Cnssicly;_ - - .-- - Albany ,,,-, ,--,
Albany.
Velina C. Caton,,
-,-Hempsted, ,,,--_
Queens.
- - - - RensselnervilIe,, - Albany.
Frances Chadwick.-, _,
Gelina L. Chase,, - - - ,,, Henrietta, _,
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,, Monroe.
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Rensselaer,
Perlina Cjppe~dy,---,,
J o s e p l ~ i ~M.~ eClark ,--,,,,Albany, ,,-,
,,,-Albany.
Fleka F. Cqpp, ,,,_-,,,,
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Toms.
Counties.
Rhoda S. Corbin, ,.--,
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- - - - ,Orleans.
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Anna If. Courtney,- - - -,- - Albany, -- - - - - -,Albany.
Jane Co~vieson,-- , - -Albany,
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- - ,,- - - - Albany.
- .--,Greenbush, - ,-- - Rensselaer.
Relief' 11. Craig,- , --Jkabella A. Crannel1,- - - - - - Albany,. - _,
,- - - Albany.
Adeline L. Crawford,- - .--- - Hanniba1,- - - - - - Oswego.
Susan E. Cursons,- .-,,, - -Buffialo,
- - - - , - - Erie.
Lavinia Daniels,- ,,--,
- - - - Cairo ,---, ,.---Greene.
R. Anna Danks,- , _ _
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-Watertown,' _ - Jefferson.
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Olivia Dart, - - - - - ,,- - ,- - ,- Niagnra, - - - - - - - N iagara.
Margaret Davidson ,-----_, Dnanesbui-gh, , - Sclienectady.
Anna Davis, .-- _- - - _- - - - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
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Amsterdam, - - - - 'Montgomery.
Julia L:Dean,_ - -,
Sarah F, DeForest, - - -,
- - - Rotterdam, - ., ,, Schenectady.
Mary Denliam, :- , - ---,Buffalo,
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Erie.
--,. Allegany.
Elizabeth Denroche, -,,,,,Amity, -,,,,
11. Jane Disbrow,- -- - _- - - - Waterloo, ,- ,-- - Seneca.
Helen W. Dobbs, ,,--,
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Margaret L. Don, ,.--,
--,Albany, - - ,--,
, Albany.
Mary A. Donegan, - ,-,
- - -,Cortland,- -,
,-,Westchester.
Alice Doty, - - - - - -,-,Hudson, - - - -,- - Columbia. ,
Letitia G. Duganne,- - - -,
-,Etirliug,-- -,
- - -,Cayuga.
Kate M. Elclred, - ,- - -,- - - . Auburn, - - - - ,- -. Cayuga.
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Kingsboro, - - - - - Fulton.
Emrna J. English, ,--,
Sarah A. Eno,-- - - - - - - - - - - Clay, --.- - - - - - - Onondaga.
- - Albany.
Emi!y ?vans, _ -- - - - - - - - - - Albany, .,- - ,Mehetable Everett,, - -,
- - -,Middletown, - - ,, Orange.
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-- Alba~~y.
Elizabeth G. Fanning,-. .-,Albany, - - -,
Leonora Farnharn,-- - - - - - - Albany, - - -,- - - - Albany.
.--Nassau, - - - - ,-,,Rensselaer.
Eliza J. Ferguson, --,,
-- Half Xoon, - ,-- - Saratoga.
Mary J. Fonda, ,- - - ,--,
- , - -Lyons,
- - - - - -- -,Wayne.
Rose P. Foster, -,,-Mary L. Fox, - - - , - -- - -Scio,
, - - - - -Allegany.
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Albany.
Margaret Gallnp, - - - - - , - -Knox,
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,-,Saratoga.
Elizabeth I3. Gardiner, - - - - Charltoli, - -,
Thanlift11 P. Gardiner,. .--,Hanover, - - - ,,,, Chautauque.
Emma E. Gates,-,---_- - _
Nisliayuna,
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Schenectady.
- - -,East Avon, - _ -- _ Livingston.
Frances S. Gates
Mary E. Gates,- - -,- - - - - - Albany, - - - - - - -- Albany.
Jane M. Gibson,- - - - - - - - -,Schenectady,-, -,Scbenectady.
Christina H. Gilbert,-, - - -,Pomfret, - ,,,_
Chantauqua.
S~zsanGilbert,, - - ,,,- - -,
,, Pomfret, ,- - - - Chautauqua.
North
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Harriet E. Gillette, - - - , Anna M. Gillman, - - ,,- - - - Albany, ,- , - - - , Albany.
Ellen J. Goewey, - - - - -Hartwiclr,
- - , , --.,,,Otsego.
Hcleu S.Hagaman, - - ,,--Irondequoit, ,-- _ Nonroe.
P h e l e Haigh t, ,- ,- - - ,,,,, Tarrytown, - ,,, Westchester.
-- Rensselaer.
Abby E . Bawlin, ,,,,,., Greeubush, - ,Harriet E. Hand,, ,,,,,,,, Kingsbury, ,,,,, Washington.
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Greene.
Lucy L. Hand, ---,-,-,Hunter,
Adelaide Hart,- - - - --- -,- Rochester,- - - -,Mon1.oe.
Meliceiit J. Hatoll, - - - - - - - - r1>hompsou, - - - - Sullivan.
Susan A. Hendrickson, - - ,-Manhass:et, - - - - - Qneens.
Mary B. Herbert,- - - -,
- - -,Junius,- - - - - ,,-,Seneca.
Elizabeth F. Hilton, - - - - -,Albany, .- - - ,- - - Albany.
Cordelia A. Hines,:- -,
-- - - Le Ray, - - -- - - - - Jefferssn.
Pamelia A. Hobbs,-- ,- - - - Kinderhook, .--,Columbia.
Catharine I-Iolliday,- - - - - - - Anburn,-- - - - - -,Citynga.
Isabella D. Holmes, - - - -.- - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Caroline S. Horton, ,- - - - - - Blooming Grove,- Oral~ge.
Helen Houghtol:, - - - - - - - - - Worcester, - .-- - Otsego.
Nary Hughes,-- - - - - - - .-- - Stamford, - - - - - - Delaware.
Orange.
Pauny 14. Hnlse, - - - - - - - - - Monroe,
Emma L. Irish, - - - - - - - - -- Van Buren, , . , O~ioljdaga.
Jemirna Jacltson, ,- - - - .... - - Albany, , - - --- - Albany.
Elizabetl: Jolies, - - - - - - - - - Albany, -,
- - - - - - Albany.
Ellen G. Keyes, - - - - -.- - -- New York, - -,
-,New York.
Josephine Killmer , - - - - - - - Albany,
-,-- - - - Albany.
Helen Lathrop, - - - - - - - - - - Hoosick Falls, - - Rensselaer.
Caroline S Leadley, - - - - -,Oswego, - - ,- -1- - Oswego.
Martha RI. Lord, - - - - - - - - - Albaliy, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Prances &
Lowrey,I.
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"Sara11A. Maguire, - - - - - - - - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Mary Martin, ..- - - .,-----.
Albany, - - - - - - - - Alba~iy.
Kate C. Maxwell,- - - - - - - - - Jackson, - - - - - - - Waslii~rgton.
Susan NcCne,-- - - .--,- - - - Schenectady, - - - Schenectady.
Eva A. McC~~lloch,
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- - Clarlrsville, - ,-- - Albany.
Mary E. McMickin, - - - -- - - Albany, _,_,
-- - - Albai~p.
Sarah J. McNutt,, .--.- - - - Bethlehem, ,- - - - Albany.
Mary R. Mead, - - - - - - - - - -. Hudson , - - - -- - - - Columbia.
Jane B. Miller, - - - - - - - - - - - Bradford, - - ,--,
Westchester.
Mary S. Mix, _ - - - - - - -. - - Troy, . - - -- - - -- Rensselaer.
Rebecca A. Moran, ,- - - - -,Kinderhook, --- - - Columbia.
Elizabeth 31. Neemes, ,- - -,Albany, - - - - -- - - Albany.
Phebe -4. Neemes, - - - - - - -,Albany, --,--Albany.
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Eiizabeth A. Niver, - .. - - -,Albany, _ -,,.- -.. Albany.
Maria Louisa Noble, - - - - ,Saratoga,- -_.
- ,, Saratoga.
Maria J. Noon, - - - - - - - ..- - - New York, ,- - - - New Yorli.
Georgia A. Ostraader,- .--,Schodac, - - - - -,Rensselaer.
- - - , - - - - _ - - - Albany.
Mary J. Owens, - ~ , - - -Albany,
Hannah M. Pardy,-- ,- - - - Beekinantown, - - Clinto11.
Augusta M. Parkiuson, .-- - Xaples, - - - - _ _
Ontario.
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Amelia Parnell, - - - - - - - - - - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Maria Parry,- - - -- - - - - - - - - P i t t ~ t o \ ~-n- ,,,-Rensselaer.
Maria L. Patterson,- - ,-- - - New York, - - - -- Kern York.
Pamelia A. Patterson, ,-- - New Scotland, ,-Albany.
Julia E. Pelton, - - - ,,
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Julia E. Pepper,-, ,,-,- _,
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Juliet D. Phillips, ,---_,,,Middlesex, - _ - - - _ Yates.
Mary L. Phillips, - .--,---_
Buffalo, - - - - - - - - Erie.
Aurelia Pierce, - - - - - - - - - - , Otsego, - - - - - - - - Otsego.
Sarah Pierce, .-- - - - -.-- -- Mount Pleasant,- Westchester.
Mary E. Pitcher, - - - - - .., - - Redhook, - - ,-,Dntchess.
Elizabeth Powell, - - - _- - - - Brooklyn, - ,--,
Kings.
M. Augusta Prall, - - - _-- -- Albany, - - -- - - -:Albany.
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Albany.
Josephine M. Q~zinn,--,Sarah A. Ransley, ,- - - - , Marlborough, ,- - Ulster.
Helen L. Reid, - - - - - _
Albany,
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Albany.
---- -,Verona, - - - - - - - - Oneida.
Ellen G. Revely.---Lydia J. Rogers, ,- - - - ---- H m i l t o n , - - - - - - Madison.
Mariette G. Rugg, .- - - - - _ Perrysburg, - - -,Cattaraixgus.
Amanda X. Schuyler, - -,-,
Orleans,-- - - - - - _ Jefferson.
Miriam Sheppard ,.----- - - New
. Yorlr, , - - -New York.
Helen L. Sinlms,-- -,
.--,- - Troy, - - -,- - - - - - Rensselaer.
Lucy C. Slade, ,..----,_,-- Bethlehem, - .--Albatly.
Mary E. Slade, - - ,,- - - - - - - Chemnng, - - .- - - Chemung.
Kate E. Sliter, - - - - - - - - - - _ Baltimore ,..,---- Greene.
Mary F. Slocum,-- - - - - - _- - Albauy, - - - -- -.- Albany.
Frances Smith, - - - - ,- - ,- Washington, . - , Dutchess.
Laurestine R. Smith ,---,-,Essex, - - - - - _ - - _Essex.
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- - - _ North Chatham,- Columbia.
Louisa U. Smith, - ._
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Saratoga.
Mary E. Smith,- - - - - -- -,
Nancy 31. Snow,.-,, ,-.--Edinburgh, , - - -Saratoga.
Eleanor A. Snyder, - - - - - - - Hillsdale, - - - - - Columbia.
Eveline D. Spencer,-- -,
- - Cortland,- ,-,--- Cortland.
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- - - - Albany.
Emily A. Sprong,, - - -,
Elizabeth Stewart, - - -,
- - - West Sandlake, - Rensselaer.
Isabella Stewart, - - - - - ,,-- Wllitestomn, - - - _ Oneida.
Kate A. Storey, - - - - - - - - - Albany, - - ,,- - Albany.
Wary E. Street, - - -,- - -,- - - Albany, ,- -,- ., Albany.
Mary L. Streeter,- - - _ _- - - - Albany, .,, - - - - 'Albany.
Lucia A. M. Sylvester,- - - - _ Pleasant, - - - _ - - - Dutc41ess.
Mary 'l'hompson, - - -,
- - - _ Kinderhook, -- -,Columbia.
A. Louisa Ticknor ,---,,,-,Albany, - - ---,
, Albany.
Adelaide Tuton,- - - - - - .-- - West Milton ,---- Saratoga.
Coeynalx,- -..,_
AIba11y.
Henrietta B. Tnttle, - - - __,
Martha A. Uline, - -..-.- - - _ West Sandlake, Rensselaer,
Charlotte V. Usher, ,.- - - - - Albany, .- -,- - - - Albany.
Albany, --_,,-_,
Albany.
J a n e A. Utter, - - - - - .---_,
Caroline Van Allen,_--,
- Brownsville, - __,
Jefferson.
Elizabeth Van Allen ,..--.- _ Buffalo, - - - - ,..-, Erie.
L. Anna Van Allen,_ ,- - - - Bt,olv~~sville,
- - -,Jefferson.
Nary Van Deearr, - - - - .-- - Stoclrport, - - - - - - -Colnmbia.
Clara M. Van Duzer, - -,
- Wawayanda, - - - - Orange.
Mary L. Vaw Hoesea,-- ,_
- Athens, - - -- - - - - Greene.
Mary Van Neas, .--..-,,- _ Stuyveeant,,- .-,, Columbia.
R. V. N. Van Schoouhoven, Albany, ,_-,---,
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t Verrinder ,---, New York, - .--,New York.
Elizabeth B. Voge1,- -,,_
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Cannjoharie, - - - - Montgomery.
Mary Walker
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-.. - - Albany.
Jane E. Walwark ,-,--- - - -- Aurora, - - - - - - - - E ~ i e .
Harriet A. Watlrins,- -- -, West Charlton,- - Saratoga.
Painelia L. Wetherwax, -,
-,West Sandlake, - - Rensselaer.
P l ~ e b eWhetherwax, - - ,,,, West Sancllake,- - Rensselaer.
Caroline W Wendall, - - -Albany,
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----Albany.
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Xartha Wlli ting, , - - - - - - - Greenbush, - - - - - Rensselaer.
- - -Easton,
- - - - ,,--Washington.
Celia A. Wilbur , - - - - -,
Matilda E. Wilbur, ,-,-,-,
Easton, -,
,- - - - Wasl~ington.
Sarah Wilson,-- - - ,--- - - - Norwich, ,- - - - -,Chenango.
Evolinall Winne, ,_,
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,- _ Albany, -.- - -,
-- Albany.
Albany, ,,---,-_
Albany.
iMart11a Winne ,---,-_--_-- - - - North Greenbush, Rensselaer.
Sarah C. Witbeck, - - -,
Anna E. Wood,- ._
- _- - - - - Conquest, ,- - --.Cayuga.
Maria P. Wolsey,- - - - - - - - - Bedford, , - - - Westchester.
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Matilda F. Wolsey, - _ -,,- , Bedford, - - - -- - _ Westchester.
M. Theresa Worden, --,,
-,Dover, ,-- - --Dutchess.
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Sarali P. Worden, ,- - - - - - - - Bradforcl, - - , - - , S teuben.
Mary L. Yale, - - - - ,
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Bet-gen,
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- - - - Albany.
Sarah C. Yeomans , - - - - _ - - , Albany, -,-_
Anna L. Zimfiierly, ,- _ - --- Erie, - - - - -,
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Edgar 8. Annis, - ,.--,,-- - Meudon, - - - - - _,
Monroe.
Francis H. Balcom, --,.--,
.Redfield, - - - - - - - Usmego.
Josepli P. Barnurn,- - - - ,--- Lansing, ,- - -- - - Tompkins.
John L. Barrick,-- .-_ -- - - - Varrick, ,-- - , Seneca.
Jerome M. Bayne,- - - - - - - -,Ridgeway,- - - - -,Orleans.
John J. Beardsley
--Theresa,
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- -,-.,, Jefferson.
John A. Bell,, --.., - - - -,- - Watervliet, - - - -< Albany.
Geo. H. Benjamin, ,--.
- - - - Tully, .-,,----Onondaga.
Edward D. 51. Blauvelt,-- -,Rarnapo, - - - - - - - Rockland.
P. Steele Boyd, - - - - - - - - - - Yorlr, _.- - ,
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Julius M Button, - - - -- - - - - Madison, - - - - - -,Madison.
Samuel D. Cochran, - - - - - - - 0t to, - - - ,- - - - - Cattaraugus.
Justin S. Coon , - - - - - - - - - -Wilna,
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- - Jefferson.
William Cooper,- - - - - ,.--,Redfield, ,- - ,-_,
Osrvego.
Alonzo G. Cornelius, - - - - - - Wamarsing,. - - _ - Ulster.
Frank Crooker,-----,-- - - - Lansing, ,- - - - - - Tompltins. '
Onondaga.
Noall B. Crysler, - - _ -,-- - Nacarino, ,---,
Henry S. Daliin, - - - - - - ,- - - Nor Lh East, - - , Dutchess.
- - - - '%finden, - - - - - - - - Montgomery.
Abram Devendorf, ,,,N. Wait Everett, ,- - - - -,Cl~emung,_,
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@has. H. Farnsworth, ,_-,, Beelrman town, - , Clinton.
William H. Freeman,. - ,-,-German Flats, - Herkirncr.
Wilton, - - - - - - - - Saratotza.
Walt011 W.French, _--.--,
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Leroy Fowler, -. -,-- - - -- Brownville, - --,
, Jefferson.
William H. Fowler,_- - .,- . Flushing,. - - -,-Queens.
- - ,-Gilboa, ,-- - - - -.. Scliohnrie.
Lorenzo I). Gallup, - - _,
Wyoming.
Thornas W. Gillet, -- - _ .-- _ Bennington, .-,_
Ralph S. Good win, - - - - - - - , Binghamton, - -,Broome.
William L. Greenman,- - - - - Stepl~entown,,- - Rensselaer.
Oren H. Hall, - - - _- - - - , - -Ellisbn~.gh,
- .--,Jefferson.
Samuel Hall,- - - .-.-- _-,
- - Schnyler,- - - - - -,Schu.vler.
Chas. W. Hamlin , - - - - - - - -Floyd,
---,. - - - - Oneida.
Amiel Mi Hannay, :--.
- - - _ Annsville, .- -..--- Oneida.
Robert V. Herbert, ---..--- Whitehall ,..,---- Washington.
James Higgins,- - - - - -- -,- - Fort Covington - Pranlilin.
Eugene L. Hinckley, - - - - - - Treutou,._ - - - - - - Oneida.
J a y R. Hinckley, - - - - - .-,-Trenton, - -.,- - Oneida.
William C. Hollis, - - - - ,- - Ormell, - - - - ,-_,
Oswego.
Eli B. Hubbard,-- .-,, .--,Richford ,-..-_,,, Tioga.
Alexander S. Hunter,. - .-,_
Conesville, - - - - - Scholrarie.
George P. Husted, - - - - --,Pleasant Valley,- Dutchess.
Uriah M. &lley,- -..- - - ..- -,Lysander, ,- - - - - Onondaga.
Amos S. Kimball,- _ -- - - - - - Lawrence, - - .-- _ St.. Lawrence.
Eussel L. Kort~vright,-- - - - Wa~varsing,-_ l - - Ulster.
Albert Lawrewe, Jr., - - - Westerlo,
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Ira M. Lang , - - - - - - - - _ - - - Westford,
- - . - - -Otsego.
EGmund R. Maybe,-- - - - - - - Camden, -,- - -- Oneida.
Edward F. Marson? Jr.,--,- Marcy, -.------Oneida.
@ d e b J3. Mawney, - - - - ..-,- Potter ,--..--, - -Yates.
Robert A. Max.ivell,-- - -_--- Jaclrson, - - - - - - _ Washington.
Chauacey A. M. McCormick, Ridgeway,- - - - - _ Orleans.
Joseph N. McDonald,- - - - ,Albany, ,.- - ,- - - Albany.
Robert H. Moore ,,-,-- --,_
Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
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Qeo. A. ~hoaies,_,,--,
- - . ,Plymouth, -,,,,,Chenango.
Milo W. Scott, - - - - - _
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Chenango.
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- - Washington.
Albert Shiland,- - --SamueQShort, .-- - ,-- -- - - Fort. Covington, - Franklin.
Edgar J. L. Sliter, - - - - - - - ,East Greenbush,- Rensselaer.
O. Sidnej~Smith, - - - - - - - -Sing
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Sing,--_,--Westchester.
J. Runt Smith , - - - - - - - - - -Virgil,
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Francis G. Snook, - - - - -- - -Auburn,
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-9-, Cayyga,
- - - - Stokes, - - - _- - -- Oneda.
Chas. E. Snyder,-, _-,,
Jefferson.
Philander A. Spencer,- - - - _ Lyme, - ,,,-.--Daniel W. Sprague,,------ Fabius, - - - - Onondaga.
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Heman C. Sprague, - - - --.-- East Bloomfield,- Ontario.
--Lima,
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--,Livingston,
James R. Sprague,--,J
Elias G. Sternberg,-- -,
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William Stiles, - - - - - -Millon,.. -,
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Luther L. Stillman , - - - - - - -Homer, _,-,---Cortland.
Lewis Storey, .--.- - --,
-,Greenville, ,- - - - Greene.
Francis A. Strong,,- _ -.--,Durham, ---,--,
Greene:
Wilbur F. Strong, --,--,,
Durham, _ - - ,Greene.
--Scott Suttan, -- ,.,,-.
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Jared H. Terry,
Eugene Vosbnrg, , - --,-,
- - Stockport ,----,,
Columbia,
Albany, ----,,Albany.
William B. Wait,-_--,,--,
@has. R. Wadrath, - -,--,
- , Bro~vnville, ---,
Jefferson.
Prank B. Ward, - - - - - - ,,-,Evan's Mills, ,--,
Jefferson,
-,Watcrvliet, - - - -- Albany.
John yaterman, .. ,,-,,,Jacob P. Weidman, - - - - - -,Sparta, ,- _-,-,Livingston,
William H. Westcott, ,- - -,Clarendon,- - -- ,, Orleans.
Hiram C. Whitcher ,,-,--,- Sweden , - - - - , - -Monroe.
John C. White,- - - - - - - - - - - Duanesbnrgh, ,- - Schenectady,
Franklin A. Wilder,- - - - - -- Watertown, ,,-,Jefferson.
Monroe.
AdelFert C. Wood,-- -- .-- - Parma., - - - - --,,
- -_ Bergen, ,,-,,-,Genesee.
Lucias T. Yale, - , - -- -
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Of the Twenty-Ninth Term, ending February 3,1859FEMALES.
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Names.
Counties.
Ann E. Bennett, .- - - - - ,-- South Danby ,-,, Tompkins.
Margaret A. Buck.-- - - - - - - Chemnng, - - - - - - Chernung.
Mary E. Byrne,- - -,- - -- -,Lewiston, --,
-,Wiagars.
- - - - Medusa, - - - - ,,,_
Albany.
Frances Chadwick,. ,.
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Albany, - - - - _,,Albany.
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Xargaret L. Don,- - - keonora Farnham .,--- - - - _ Albany, - - - _-,-Albany.
Rose P. Foster,-- - _ --- ,,,-Lyons, - - - - - -- .- Wayne.
Ghristina H. Gilbert,-- - - Predoiiia,,
---Chautauqua.
,Lucy L. Hard ,----_--,,---Hunter, - - - - , - -Breene.
Sarah J. McNutt , _ - - ---- - - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Elizabeth A. Niver, - - ,- - - - , Bethlehem, - - - - - Albauy
Georgia A. Ostrander, ,.-- - Schoaac, - - - - - -,Rensselaer.
M. Augusta Prsl1,- .-,,-- - - Albany, -,
- - - - - - Albany.
Ellen 6. Reveley,_--_,
- - - - Verona, - - - - - - - - Oneida.
Catharine A. Storey
Albany, - - - - ---- Albany.
Evolinah B. Winne ,-_---,- Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany-,
Anna L. Zimrnerly,,- - - -- - _ Erie, - - ..- -- - - -- Erie.
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Post OEces.
Names.
Counties.
P. Steele Boyd,- --,-- --,,Greigsville, - ---,
Livingston.
Walton W. French, , - - --- - Wilton, - - - - - - -- Saratoga.
William C. Hoflis,-- - - - - Orwell,.. -,
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- - -,Osmego.
Edward F. Marson, Jr.,,-- - Utica, - - - - - - - - - Oneida.
Edwin R. O h , - - - - -- --Lawrenceville,
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William H. Palmer , - - - - - - - Stone Mills ,----., Jefferson.
G . Sidney Smith,- ,,--- - Sing Sing,-- ,--Westchester.
-,,,Cayuga.
-- -,Auburn,.- -,
Francis G. Snook,- -,-Charles E. Snyder ,---,-__,Stakes, - - - - ----- Oneida.
Daniel W. Spragne,- - - - - - - Fa%ius, - - - - - - - - Onondaga.
James 23. Spragrae, - - - - - - - - East Bloom6eld1- Ontario.
L ~ t h e rE. Stillman ,--,_,-- PPomer, - - - - - - Cortland.
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Frank B. Ward ,----- - - - - - Evans' Mills,-- -- Jefferson.
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Males, - - ----,-- - - - - - -- -- -,
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FEMALES.
Post OEces.
Names.
Counties.
Amelia E. Beman , - - - - - - - - Alden, -,---,--Erie.
Ellen T. Cassidy,- - - - - - - - - Albany, - , -- --- - Albany.
Josepliine 31. Clark,-- - ,- - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Fleta F. Copp
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Erie.
- - - - - - Albany, .--- - - - Albany.
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Jane Cowleson
Mary Denham, - - - - - - - - - - - - Buffalo, - - - - - - -,Erie.
Mary J. Fonda,.. - - - - - - - - - - Mecl~anicsville,- - Saratoga.
Albany.
Slargaret Gallup,- - - - - - - - - East Berne
H. Thankful Bardner,- .-,-Silver Creek , - - - - Chautanqua.
Abby Hamlin,-- - - - - - - - - - - Greebush, - - - - - - Rensselaer.
Melicent J. Hatch, - - -. -- Monticello, - - - - Sullivan.
Caroline S. Horton,.. - - ,-- - Blooming Grove,- Orange.
Fanny M. Hulse,- - - - - - - - - - Monroe, - - - - -- - - Orange.
Amelia A. Mc'Fadden, - - - - - - Beekinantown, - - Clinton.
- - - - Albany, - - ,- - - - Albany.
Phebe A. Neemes,- -- -,
Maria J. Noon ,--,---,---. Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
Mariette G. Rugg , - - - -- - - - Perrysbnrg ,-----Cattaraugus.
Miriam Sheppard,- - - - - .--,New York. - -,
- - Ne~vYOI-li.
- - - - Chemung, - - ,--- Chemung.
-Mary E. Slade, - - - - - ,Eveline D. Spencer,- - - _ -- - Cortlandville, - - - Cortland.
Anna E. Stewart,- - - - - - - - - West Sandlalie,- - Rensselaer.
- Albauy. , - -- - - - Albany.
Mary E. Street, - - - - - --..-Phebe Wetherwax,-- - - --.- West Sandlakc,-- Rensselaer.
Martha Whiting,- - - - - --,Greeabush, - - - - - Rensselaer.
Sarah E. Peomans,-- - - - - - - Albany, - - - - - - - - Albany.
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The Normal School of the State of Kew-York was'established
by an act of the Legislature, in 1844, "for the insti.uction and
practice of Teachers of Common Schools in the Scienck of Education and the art of Teaching." I t mas first established for five
years, as an experiment, and went into operation on the 18th of
December, 1844, in a building provided gratuitously by the city
of Albany, and temporarily fitted up for that purpose. The first
term opened with twenty-nine pupils, and closed with niuetyseven. The number in attendance, the second term, was about
t ~ 7 ohundred. The average number is now about two hundred
and fifty.
I n 1848, an act was passed by the Legislature, " for the permanent establishpent of the State Normal School," appropriating
$15,000 towards the erection of a suitable building. The following year am additional appropriation of $10,000 was made for
its completion. A large and commodious edifice, contaiuing -a
dwelling-house for the Principal, was accordingly erected on t,he
corner of Lodge and Howard streets, adjoining the State Geological and Agricultural rooms. To this building the School was
removed on the 31st of July, 1849.
The design of this institution is to improve the condition of
Common Schools, by providing a class of teachers, superior in
professional scholarsl~ipand practical skill, to' those ordinarily
furnished by institutions not having this end specifically in view,
and' i t is confidently believed from experience, that the condition
of admission, the course of study adopted and the class drill
pursued are well calculated to secure this object.
Each county in the State is entitled to send t o the school a
number of pupils (either male or female) equal to twice the number of members of the Assembly in such county. The pupils are
appointed by the Assembly district school commissioners, a t a
meeting called by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, on
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the first Mondays of February and September in each year. A
list of the vacancies a t the close of each term is forwarded to the
commissioners, and published in the papers of the city of Albany.
Persons failing to receive appointments in their respective
counties, may, upon presenting testimonials of character and
talents, and sustaining the prescribed examination, receive appointments from the execntive committee, provided any vacancies
exist. I n such case the pupil mill not receive mileage.
Pupils once admitted to the school will be entitled to its privileges until they graduate, unless they forfeit that right b y voluntary absence, by improper conduct, or by failing to exhibit evidences of scholarship and fair promise of success as teachers.
The following is the form of certificate of appointment which is
to be given b y the commissioners to each pupil appointed :
At a meeting of the school comnlissioners of the county of
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for the purpose of filling vacancies in the Slate Normal School,
was duly appoipted a pupil of that institution.
(Signed by the Commissioners.)
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Females sent to the school must be a t least sixteen years of
age, and males eighteen, and i n all cases decided maturity of mind
i s indispensable.
Candidates for admission t o the lowest class, must snstain a
thorough examination in reading, spelling, the geography of the
western continent, intellectual arithmetic, equal to one-half of t h e
ordinary treatises, written arithmetic, through interest, and so
much of English grammar as to be able to analyze and parse any
ordinary prose sentence.
For admission to the advanced classes, in addition to those
required for entrance examination, all the studies of the preceding
classes must have been accomplished. The time required to cornplete the course will depend on the attainments, habits and talenti
of the pupil. It ought never t o exceed four terms, or two years.
A11 the pupils, on entering the school, are required t o sign t h e
following declaration :
We, the subscribers, hereby DECLARE, that it i s our intention t o
devote ourselves to the business of teaching the schools of the State,
and that our sole object i7z resorting to this Normal School is the
better t o prepare ourse1z;esfor this important duty."
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It is expected of the commissioners that they will select such
pupils as will sacredly fulfill their engagements in this particular,
and they sho;ld be made acquainted wilh its import before they
are appointed.
The following extracts from a circular issued to the town superintendents, by the State Superintendent of Public Pastruction,
clearly present the qualifications which are deemed essential :
" The town superintendents are directed t o give the most extended notice in their power, of vacancies, and t o interest themselves in finding proper pupils to be appointed.
" I n making the selectioas, those who from paat suecessful
experience have proved their aptness t o teach, or from traits of
character, clearly developed, give fair promise of futnre success,
shoulcl be preferred. Talents not below mediocrity, unbleplislied
morals and s o m d health, are regarded as indispensable. I n your
visitations of the schools, you will sometimes find teachers who
only need the instruction which this school is designed to give, to
ensure their highest success and usefulness ; or ,pupils who have
given prcof of good scholarship, which; by being properly directed,
may be made of great value in the cause of education. Such
teachers and scholars yon will encourage to seek these appointments."
Privileges of the Pupils.
A11 pnpils receive their tuition free. They are also ferrnished
with the use of text books without charge. They are, however,
held responsible for their Ioss or injury. If they already own the
books of the course, they ~vil1do well to bring them, together with
such other books for reference as they may possess. Besides this,
each student receives the amount designated in the following table,.
t o defray traveling expenses from his county seat t o Albany. No
pupil will receive mileage, unless the appointment is obtained
from tlle count,y in which said pupil resides, such appointment
being regnlarly made by the commissioners. This money is puid
at the close of each term.
Rp~aratus.
A well assorted apparatus has been procured, sufficiently extensive to illustrate all the important principles in natural philosophy,
surveying, chenlistry aud human physiology. Extraordinary
facilities
for the study of natural history are afforded by the
-..museum of the Medical College
and the State collections, which
are open a t all hours for visitors.
Library.
Besides an abundant supply of text Woks upon all the branches
of the course of study, a well selected miscellaneous library has
been procured, to which all the pupils may have access, free of
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charge. I n the selection of this library, particular care has been
exercised t o procure most of the recent works upon education,
as well as several valuabIe standard works upon the natural sciences, history, mathematics, &c. The State Library is also freely
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accessible to all.
Terms and Vacations.
The Fall Term will begin on the third Monday i n September,
and continue twenty weeks.
The Spring Term will begin the Bast Monday in February, and
continue twenty weeks.
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Prompt Attendance,
As the school Ti41 open on Monday, i t is desirable that pupils
reach Albany on the Friday or Saturday preceding the day of
opening. The faculty can then aid them in securing su.itable
places for boarding.
As the examination of the papils preparatory t o classiJicationwill
commence on the Jirst day of the term, it i s exceedingly importawt
that all should report themselves on the first mo&ng. Those who
arrive a day after the time, will subject not only the teachers to
much trouble, but themselves also to, the rigors of a private examination. After thejrst zoeelc, no student, exceptfor the sfronges$
reasons, will be allowed t o enter the school.
Price of Board.
The price of board i n respectable families varies from $2.25 to
$3, exclusive of washing. Students wishing to board themselveb
can procure ready f ~ ~ r n i s b erooms
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a t five shillings per veek.
Many pupils, by so doing, reduce their entire expenses t o less
than $2 per meek.
The ladies and gentlemen are not allowed to board in the same
families, and gentlemen of the school are not allowed to call upon
ladies of the school after six o'clock, P. N. Particular care is
taken to be assured of the respectability of tEe families who propose to takd boarders, before they are recommended to the pupils.
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Course of Study and Text.boolcs.
The following is the course of study prescribed for the school,
and a thorough acquaintance with the whole of i t on the part of
the male pupils, is made a condition of graduation.
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SUB-JUNIORS,
Text Books.
Reading, ---,------,,,--,,' -,,,,,,-_-Nandeville.
Spelling.
Elementary Sounds of the letters, ,-,
- -- Page's Normal Chart.
Writing.
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English Prose Composition, _ -,Geography and Outline Maps, ,-,
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Davies.
Intellectual Arithmetic, , - - ,- ,- - - ,- *.
Elementary Al:ithmetic, - - - - - - - - ,- - ,- ,. Davics.
English Grammar, ,,,- - - ,- - ,
- - ,,,- - - , Clarlc.
History, - - - - ,- - -,
- - - - - - ,- - - ..- , - - - Wilson.
Chronology, Bern's System,, - - ,,_ -,,_ --, Jfiss Peabody.
Elementary Algebra, begun,-- ,,- -,,,,-, Davies.
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Intellectual Arithmetic, - ,,,,,, - ,- - - - Davies.
Practical Arithmetic, - - ,- ,,- - - - ,,,- - - - - Davies.
Geography and Map Drawing,-, ,,,,,-, .Mitchell.
Writing.
SUB-SENIORS.
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Geometq-, six books,- ,,-- _- - ., - - -- ,,,,
Rhetoric, - - - - - - -,- ,
Drawing.
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Mathematical Geography and use of globes?
Constitutional Law, mi th select parts of the )
R. Statutes most intinlately connected
with the rights and duties of citizens,. .
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Dacies' University.
Davies' Legendre.
Day.
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Gray.
Lectures.
Lectures.
Young's Science of
Government ; Reeised Statutes.
SENIORS.
Clarlc.
Grammatical Arralysis, .- - ,.- - - ,,,.- - H i g l ~ e rAlgebra, - ,- - - - - - - - - - - - ,.. - - - , Davies' Bourdon.
Plane Trigonometry, as contained in- -,
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Surveying and Dlensuration, - - - ,,- ,-,, Davies.
Thomson's Seasons,- -,--,,
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Boyd.
Plly siology, - - - - - - - _ - - , - - , Hooker.
Astarorlomy,--,--_,---_--__-_-_----,,Robinson.
Intellectual Philosophy, ,,,-,-,,
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Moral Philosophy, ,,,---_,,.__
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[ASSEMBLY
Test Books.
Silliman.
Xorton.
Gray and Adams.
Lectwes, Page, andatArt of Teaching,- - - - -.- - -.. - - - _-,
- - - - - - ) tendance in the Ex) perimental School.
It is not claiaed that in order to meet the present demands c+f
* ordinary clistrict schools, a student must complete the entire
course of study above specified. The Normal School claims to
exert its most direct and powerful influence, b y supplying a superior grade of scl~olarshipfor the higher public schools in its graduates, but a t the same time to supply the wants of a lower grade
of schools, i t provides an undergraduate course snfficiently moderate in its requisitions.
The studies of the Jnnior class are designed to prepare a higher
order of teachers for the common schools generally; those who
are looking for schools of a still better grade, have before them
the sub-senior course; and for those who aim a t more important
positions in the higher schools, or a t principalships, the Seniore
studies are believed to be none too complete or severe. To extend
or elevate the course beyond what i t now is, mould be to put its
completion beyond the time and meana of most of those who now
graduate ; and more, i t would simply eduoate the few who could
complete i t beyond even the reach of the higher schools, on account
of tlle limited demand for such teachers, and the insufficient cornpensaltion offered them. On the other hand, to modify i t so as t o
make i t less severe upon the pupils a t any one time. would be to
disregard the fact that it is no part of the true province.of the
Normal School to afford a purely academic instruction in the arts
and sciences. This is the proper work of our many excellent high
schools and academies, and if through their means the pupil has
properly prepared himself for the Normal School course, as i t
must be presumed he has, no more is required of him than he
ought, to perform.
Experimental School.
of
The object of this department is to give the Normal -pupils
the Senior class an opportunity t o apply in practice, under the
direction of an experienced teacher, the methods of instruction
and discipline inculcated in the Normal School. I t has one permanent teacher, denominated the Superintendent of the Experimental 8choo1, whose labors are devoted to i t s management,
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There are one hundred and fire pupils i n this ,department,
mrhose ages range from eight to sixteen years. These pupils are
divided, according to their acquiremects, into five classes, and t o
give opportunity for alternate study acd recitation, and a more
complete classification, each class is further divided into two divisions, rnaking in all ten distinct grades or classes. The pupils of
the lowest class, having learned a little of reading and spelling
,before entering the school, commence mental arithmetic and geography. The course of study embraces the s~zbjects usually
tanght in our ~ u b l i cschools.
The teaching is performed by the members of the senior class.
To give all a suitable opportunity to fix permanently in th'e mind
the most approved methods of illustrating the %ul~jectshere
taught, and to afford an opportunitp for practice in school management, the Senior class is divided into sections of five in number, corresponding to the classes of the Experillnelltal School,
Each section is exercised in this school during a t least two weeks,
and each teacher is expected to exert all his tact, energy and
.skill to advance the pupils of the class placed in his charge. On
entering the department and having his class assigned to him, the
teacher remains as " observeri7two or three days before the class
i s fully committed to llis charge. During this time he is to learn
the condition of his class and his cluty,'and prepare himself as
well as he is able to discharge that duty. He is furnished with
written instructions, embodying, as far as posGble, general pricciples in teaching applied to his specific duties, whicl~instr~~ctions
he is tb study carefidly and apply in practice. The Superintendent meets these teachers every morning one half hour before
school, to remove any difliculties they may have found in the discharge of their duties, and to fully and freely criticise their bearing as teachers, their manner of teaching, and the matter taught,.
Each teacher, upon leaving this department, makes a report of the
condition of his class, and a concise statement of tlie rnethocls he
would employ in teaching the various subjects. These reports
are preserved and bound for future reference as. to tho success of
the teachers respectively i11 this school. The length of time each
section is employed i n the Experimental Department is from two
to t,liree weeks, depending npon the number of the Senior class.
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DIPLONA.
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STATE OF NEW PORK,
NORMAL
SCHOOL,
ALBANY,
N. Y., [date.]
To whom it may concern:
This certifies that A. B., having been a member of the State
Normal School, sud having completed the prescribed course of
study, is deemed by the Faculty of the Institution to be well
qualified to enter upon the duties of a teacher.
[Signed by each member of the Faculty.]
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I n accordance with the above Certifi>cate,we the Executive
Committee, have granted th'is DIPLOMA.
Signed by each member of the Executive Committee.]
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[By an act of tho Legislature, passed April 11, 1849, "every teacher shall be deemcd a
qualified teacher who shall have in possession a Diploma from the State Normal School."
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The following are the Programmes of Exercises of the fall term.
They remain the same for the spring term, except that the exercises commence one hour earlier :
PROGRAMME :
FOR F I R S T T H I R D OF FALL TERM-SIX
WEEKS.
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......................... ......... Prof. Kelsey.
.. .................. Prof. Kimball.
......................... Mr. Husted.
............ Prof. Jewell.
9.20 to 10.. ....
......................t.. . Mr. Lake.
..................:.......... Miss Butler.
................................ Miss Ostrom.
1 0 to 10.10.. ..................
........................ Principal.
,.... ........ Prof. Jewell.
.............. Prof. Kelsey.
............. ...... Prof. Kimball.
10.10 to 10.50 ..
............................. Mr. Husted.
........................... Mr. Lake.
..................... Miss Butler.
.................... Miss Ostrom.
. '10.50 to 11....................
...................... Principal.
.............. Prof. Kelsey.
....................... Prof. Kimball.
11t o 11.40 ......
........................ Miss Ostrom.
............................ Prof. Jewell.
............... Mr. Husted.
...................... Mr. Lake.
...................... Miss Butler.
11.40 t o 12.. ..........................
........................ Prof. Kimball.
......................... Miss Ostrom.
........................ Prof. Jewell.
.............. Prof. Kelsey.
1 2 to 12.40.. ....
........................... Mr. Lake.
............................. Mr. Hnsted.
.............................. Miss Butler.
12.40 to 1.15.. ..............
.................................. Prof. Ifelsey.
......................... Mr. Husted.
....................... Miss Ostrom.
1.15 to 1.55. ...
............... Prof. Kimball.
............................. Miss Butler.
............................ Prof. Jewell.
9 A. M. t o 9.20..
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Opening Exercises.
Scniors, Geology,
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Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Geometry;..
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Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Algebra,
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Science of Gorernment,
Juniors, No. 1, Arithmetic,.
Juniors, No. 2, Reading,
Sub-Juniors, History,
Rest and Change of Classes.
Seniors, Theory and Practice,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Science of Government
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Natural Philosophy,.
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.Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Geometry,.
Juniors, No. 1, Algebra,
Juniors, No. 2, Arithmetic,
Sub-Juniors, No. 1, Composition,.
Sub-Juniors, No. 2, Composition,.
Rest and Change of Classcs.
Seniors, Intellectual Philosophy,
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Natural Philosophy,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Geometry,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Drawing,.
Juniors, No. 1, Grammar,
Juniors, No. 2, IntelIectual Arithmetic,.
Sub-Juniors, No. 1, Arithmetic,
Sub-Juniors, No. 2, Arithjmetic,.
Recess.
Seniors, Logic of blathematics,
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Drawing,
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Rhetoric,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, fatural Philosophy,.
Juniors, No. 1, Geography,
Juniors, No. 2, Algebra,
Sub-Juniors, Grammar,
Calisthenics and Sub-Lectures.
Seniors, Chemistry,
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Algebra,
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Drawing,.
.Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Higher Arithmetic,
Juniors, No. 1, Reading,
Juniors, No. 2, Grammar,
Sub-Juniors, Geography, :.
Dismission.
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Mr. Lake.
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FOR SECOND T H I R D OF FALL TERM-SIX
9 A.
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9.20 to 10.
Opening Exercises.
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Seniors, Geology and Physio:ogy,
Sub-Seniors, No. I, Geometry,.
Snb-Seuiors, No. 2, Algebra
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Rhetoric,.
Juniors, No. 1, Arithmetic,.
Juniors, No. 2, History,
Sub-Juniors, Intellectual Arithmetic,
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Prof. Kelsey
Prof. Iiimball.
X r . Rusted.
Prof. Jewell.
Mr. Lake.
itfiss Ostrom.
Miss Butler.
................ Rest and Change of Classes.
Seniors, Moral Philosophy, ........................... Principal.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Drawing, ..........:. ............. Miss Ostrom.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Natural Philosophy,. .............. Prof. Kelsey.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Geometry,. ....................... Prof. Kimball.
10.10 to 10.50 ...Juniors, No. 1, Algebra, ............................. Mr. Husted.
Juniors, Nd. 2, Grammar, ............................ Prof. Jewell.
Sub-Juniors, No. 1, Geography, ...................... Mr. Lake.
Sub-Janiors, No. 2, Geography,. ...................... Miss Butler.
10.50 to 11.................. Rest and Change of Classes.
Seniors, Intellectnal Philosophy, ...................... Principal.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Natural Philosophy,. ............. Prof. Iielsey.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Geometry,........................ Prof. Kimball.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Drawing, ......................... Miss Ostrom.
11 to 11.40.. ....Juniors, No. l,'Grammsr, ............................ Prof. Jewell.
Juniors, No. 2, Algebra,. ............................. Mr. Hushed.
Snb-Juniors, No. 1, Arithmetic,. ...................... Mr. Lake.
Sub-Juniors, No. 2, Arithmetic, ...................... Miss Butler.
11.40 to 12.. .......................... Recess.
Seniors, Higher ;\lathematios,. ........................ Prof. Kimball.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Algebra, ......................... Mr. Hasted.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Rhetoric,. ........................ Prof. Jewell.
12 to 12.40.. ....Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Natural Philosophy, ............... Prof. Kelsey.
Juniors, Writing, .................................... Mr. Lake.
Sub-Juniors, No. 1, History, ......................... Miss Butler.
10 to 10.10..
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Sub-Juniors, No. 2, History,. ......................... Miss Ostrsm.
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.............. Calisthenics and Sub-Lectures.
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Seniors, Chemistry, .................................. Prof. Kelsey.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Rhetoric,. ........................ Prof. Jewell.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Higher Arithmetic,. ............... Prof. Kimball.
1.15 to 1.55.. ...Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Algebra,.. ........................ Nr. Hnsted.
Juniors, No. 1, IJistory, .............................. Miss Ostrom.
Juniors, No. 2, Arithmetic,. .......................... Mr. Lake.
12.40 to 1.15..
1.55 to 2.
Sub-Juniors, Grammar, .............................. Miss Butler.
............................Dismission.
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FOR T H E LAST T H I R D OF T H E FALL TERM.
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Opening Exercises.
9 A. M. to 9.20..
Seniors, Physiology,
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Geometry,
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Science of Government,
9.20 to 10..
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Algebra,.
Juniors, No. 1, History,.
Juniors, No. 2, Grammar,
Sub-Juniors, Intellectual Arithmetic,.
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10 to 10.10
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Prof. Kelsey.
Prof. Rimball.
Pl'of. Jewell.
Mr. Husted.
Miss Ostrom.
Mr. Lake.
Miss Butler.
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Principal.
Prof. ICelsey.
Prof. Rimball.
Prof. Jewell.
Miss Butler.
Mr. Husted.
Mr. Lake.
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..................Rest and Change of Classos.
10.10 to 10.50.
10.50 t o 11..
11 to 11.40.
11.40 to 12..
12 to 12.40..
Seniors, Moral Philosophy,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Natural Philosophy,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Geometry,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Rhetoric,
Juniors, No. 1, Reading,
Juniors, No. 2, Algebra,..
Sub-Juniors, Arithmetic,
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................ Rest and Change of Classes.
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Seniors, Higher Mathematics,.
Sub-Seniors, Xo. 1,
Sub-Seniors, KO.2, Bookkeeping,
Sub-Seniors, No. 3,
Juniors. No. 1, IntellectuaLArithmetic,
Juniors, No. 2, History,
Sub-Juniors, Reading,
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Mr. Lake.
Mr. Hnsted.
Miss Ostrom.
Miss Butler.
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Seniors, Grammatical Analysis,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Higher Arithmetic,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Natural Philosophy,.
Sub-Seniors, No. 3, Natural Philosophy,.
Juniors, Xo. 1, Grammar,
Juniors, No. 2, Reading,.
Sub-Juniors, Algebw..
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Prof. Jewell.
Prof. KimbdlProf. Kelsey.
Prof. Kelsey.
Mr. Lake.
Miss Butler.
Miss Ostrom.
.............. Caligthenics and Sub-Lectures.
Seniors, Agricultural Chemistry, ......................
Prof. Kelsey.
Sub-Seniors, No. 1, Rhetoric,. ........................ Prof. Jewell.
Sub-Seniors, No. 2, Drawing,. ........................ Miss Ostrom.
1.15 to 1.55.. ...Sub-Seniors, No 3, Geometry, ........................ Prof. Kimball.
Juniors, No. 1, Algebra ............................... Mr. Hnsied.
Juniors, No. 2, Geography, ........................... Mr. Lake.
Sub-Juniors, Grammar, .............................. Miss Butler.
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1.55 to 2..
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Programme of Afternoon Exercises.
A11 the afternoon exercises of the Pall Term commence a t 3;
and end a t 44. I n the Spring Term they take place one hour
later.
Instruction in vocal music, ,.--,
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Seniors and Sub-Seniors on Mondays and Fridays,- - ) Mr. Miiller.
Juniors and Sub-Juniors on Tuesdays and Fridays, )
Compositions are required from each pupil once i n three weeks,
commencing with the third week and ending with the eighteenth
week, thus making six compositions during the term.
The compositions are corrected as follows:
-,-, - - - - by Prof. Jewell.
The Seniors' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sub-Seniors' No. 1,- - - - -- - - ---.
-,-,--, Prof. Eelsey.
Prof. Kimball.
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,Sub-Seniors' No. 3,-- - - - - - - . - - _ .,-,
Mr. ~ i k e .
J u n i o r No. 1
- Juniors' No. 2 ,,,---__,,,,- - .--,
, ,--, Miss Ostrom.
Miss Butler.
- - - - - - - - - - -- -Snb-Jnniors',-. - - - - - -:
Selected compositions are publicly read every third Wednes:
day, commencing the fifth week, and ending with the twentieth,
thus making six times. At this exercise, all the teachers, as well
as pupils, are expected to be present.
Field exercises, with surveying and engineering instruments,
are given to the gentlemen of the senior class, by the Professor
of Mathematics. These exercises consist of land snrveying, with
trigononletrical and other methods of areas, and heights and distances-taking
levels for railroads and canals, calculations for
excavations and embankments, and locating and describing curves.
The object of these exercises is to make the pupils familiar with
the use of instruments, and their application to the purposes for
which they are designed.
I n the afternoon of those Wednesdays which are not otherwise
occupied, lectures are given by the several teachers, to the classes,
on such subjects as are peculiarly appropriate to their duties i n
the school, and those of the profession for which they are preparing.
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