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Medical school. The faculty of medicine consists of the president of the university, and the professors and lecturers authorized to give instruction to the medical students. Candidates for the degree of doctor in medicine must comply with the following rules: They must have attended two courses of lectures delivered at the Massachusetts medical college; have employed three years in their professional studies under the instruction of a regular practitioner of med. icine; if pot possessed of a university education, shall satisfy the faculty in re. spect to their knowledge of the Latin language and experimental philosophy; four weeks before the examination must transmit to the dean of the faculty a dissertation written by themselves on some subject connected with medicine; and must submit to a separate examination before all the faculty; these dissertations must be delivered on or before the first day of July, and for the winter examination on or before the first day of December; the lectures are delivered at the Massachusetts medical college in Boston, and commence annually on the third Wednesday in October; they continue four months; during the lectures, the students may find in the city various opportunities for practical instruction.

Divinity school Candidates for admission are examined on the day before commencement, and pass an examination in Hebrew grammar, and the first ten chapters of Deuteronomy. 'If unknown to the faculty, they are to present testimonials of their moral and serious character.' Students are required to reside in or near divinity hall; they give bonds in the sum of $60 for the payment of term bills; board is $1 75 a week; each student must possess a copy of the Old and New Testament in the original languages, the latter in Griesbach's edition; a copy of all other class-books is furnished on loan; indigent students are aided from foundations and other sources; instruction is given by Professor Ware in natural religion, church history, and systematic theology; by Professor Ware, Jr., in pulpit eloquence, composition, and delivery of sermons, and pastoral duties; by Professor Palfrey in biblical literature, Hebrew criticism, &c.

Newton Theological institution. This seminary is situated at Newton, in the county of Middlesex, seven miles west of Boston, and is under the direction of persons of the Baptist denomination; it has two principal buildings, a mansion house, and a brick edifice 85 feet long, 49 wide, and three stories high, exclusive of the basement; it has 31 rooms for students, to each of which is attached a bedroom; it also contains a reading room, a chapel, and library room. The institution was incorporated in February, 1826, and commenced operations in the following November, with three students in the family of Professor Chase. The institution is open for those persons, and those only, who give evidence of possessing genuine piety, suitable gifts and attainments, and of their being influenced by proper motives in wishing to pursue theological studies. The regular course occupies three years, and embraces biblical literature, church history, biblical theology, and pastoral duties. The plan contemplates four professorships; only three bave yet appointed:

Rev. Irah Chase, prof. of biblical theology.
Rev. Henry. J. Ripley, prof. of biblical literature.

Rev. James D. Knowles, prof. of pastoral duties. Theological seminary at Andover. This institution was established in Ando. ver, Essex county, in 1807. It is endowed by the donations of John Norris, and of his widow of Salem, of Mrs. Phebe Phillips, John Phillips, and Samuel Abbot of Andover, and of Moses Brown and William Bartlet of Newburyport. The seminary has a president, four ordinary and one extraordinary professorships; the president is generally to be a professor in the seminary. The buildings are three in number, built of brick, on an elevated site, and commanding an extensive prospect; the central edifice contains the chapel, three lecture rooms, and a large library room; the others furnish accommodations for 120 students. It is in contemplation to erect a fourth building; in addition there are houses for the president, three professors, and the steward; also a large building of stone for the purposes of manual labor; the seminary is under the same board of trustees, which have the management of Phillips academy; the faculty and instructors are,

Rev. Ebenezer Porter, president, and lecturer on homiletics.
Rev. Leonard Woods, Abbot prof. Christian theology.
Rev. Moses Stuart, associate prof. sacred literature.
Rev. Thomas H. Skinner, Bartlet prof. sacred rhetoric.
Rev. Ralph Emerson, Brown prof. eccl. history and lecturer on pastoral

duties. Edward Robinson, prof. extraor. sacred literature and librarian. The institution is equally open to Protestants of all denominations; it is required of every candidate for admission, that he furnish testimonials that he possesses good natural and acquired talents, that he has been regularly educa. ted at some college, or has otherwise made equivalent literary acquisitions, that he sustains a fair moral character, and is hopefully possessed of personal piety, if not a professor of religion, he is required to subscribe a declaration of his belief in the Christian religion; candidates, who expect charitable assistance, must present the proper testimonials of their indigence. Every candidate must be prepared to sustain an examination in Hebrew grammar, and in the Hebrew chrestomathy of Professor Stuart, so far as the extracts from Genesis and Exodus extend The libraries and all the facilities of education at this institution are more complete than those which are enjoyed at any other theological sem. inary in the Christian world.

The following are some of the literary associations in Massachusetts: American academy of arts and sciences, incorporated in 1780; N. Bowditch, LL. D., I'. R. S., president. Massachusetts historical society, instituted 1791, incorporated 1794; statute meetings last Thursday of January, April, and October, and the day before commencement at Cambridge, John Davis, LL. D., president, Rev. Charles Lowell, D. D., recording secretary, Rev. Abiel Holmes, D. D., corresponding secretary, James Savage, treasurer,

librarian. American antiquarian society, incorporated October, 1812 ; Thomas L. Winthrop, president, Rejoice Newton of Worcester, recording secretary, Edward Everett of Charlestown, foreign corresponding secretary, William Lincoln of Worcester, domestic corresponding secretary; library, cabinet, &c., at Worcester. American institute of instruction; Rev. Francis Wayland, D. D., Providence, R. I., presi. dent, Wm. C. Woodbridge and Solomon P. Miles, Boston, corresponding secretaries; Richard B. Carter, Boston, treasurer; A. Andrews, Frederick Emerson, Cornelius Walker, curators. Boston society for diffusion of useful knowledge; Daniel Webster, president. Massachusetts lyceum; Hon. A. H. Everett, president, Rev. W. C. Woodbridge, corresponding secretary, Josiah Holbrook, recording secretary, Mr. T. H. Carter, treasurer, Messrs. Wm. Jackson, T. A. Greene, S. C. Phillips, W. S. Hastings, A. R. Thompson, S. J. Gardner, Joseph Brown, and Joseph Jenkins, curators.

RHODE ISLAND. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.-In 1828, the legislature appropriated $10,000 annually for the support of public schools, with authority to each town to raise by tax double the amount of its proportion of the $10.000. All the towns availed themselves of its provisions. The whole number of schools probably exceeds $700. Till within a short period, education has been very much neglected in Rhode Island.

ACADEMIES AND HIGH SCHOOLS.—The Friends' boarding school in Providence, established by, and belonging to the yearly meeting of New England, is a spacious structure of brick, with a basement of granite, under the care of a superintendent, 5 male and 4 female teachers. There are 117 male and 70 female pupils; it has a small library. The public schools were established in 1800, and now consist of 5 grammar schools, 5 primary schools, and one African school; they originated with the mechanics and manufacturers' association. The English and classical Seminary at East Greenwich, was opened for the reception of pupils, on the first of April; George W. Greene, principal; the year is divided into two terms of five months each; the first, commencing on the first Monday in April, will close on the last of August; the second, commencing on the first of October, will close on the last of February; board and

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tuition in the family of the principal, $200 a year; tuition alone in English, $35; for the languages and mathematics. $50; no scholar received for less than a term.

COLLEGES AND HIGHER SEMINARIES. -—Brown University. This institution was incorporated in 1764, by the general assembly of the governor and company of the English colony of Rhode Island; it was originally established at Warren, where, in the year 1769, the first commencement was celebrated; it was removed to Providence in 1770; it takes its name from Nicholas Brown, its most distinguished benefactor; it has two halls, both of brick, namely, university hall

, four stories high, 150 feet long and 46 feet wide, containing 50 rooms for officers and students, besides a chapel, library, and philosophical rooms; and Hope college, built in 1822, four stories high, 120 feet long, 40 wide, with 48 rooms for officers and students; they are placed on some of the highest ground in the city. Hon. Nicholas Brown has resolved to erect at his own expense, another college edifice, to embrace a chapel, library, philosophical hall, lecture rooms, &c., to be brick, three stories high besides the basement, 86 feet long and 42 wide; it will be placed in the front yard of the college, ou the south, and will of course front the north; a subscription has just been commenced in Providence, for the purpose of raising $25,000, intended to constitute a permanent fund, the proceeds to be applied to the purchase of books, and philosophical and chemical apparatus; Mr. Brown has given $10,000 toward it, and another gentleman has subscribed $1,000, and it is expected that the sum will be completed by the next commencement. The government of the university is invested in a board of fellows, consisting of 12 members, 8 of whom, including the president, must be Baptists; and a board of trustees, of 36 members, 22 of wbom must be Baptists; 5 Friends, 5 Episcopalians, and 4 Congregationalists. The philosophical apparatus is very complete; the following is the list of presidents, Rev. James Manning, D. D., 1765–1791. Rev Jonathan Maxcy, D. D., 1792-1802. Rev. Asa Messer, D. D., LL. D., 1802–1826. Rev. Francis Wayland, D. D., 1826. The faculty are,

Rev. Francis Wayland, D. D., president.
William G. Goddard, prof. mor. phil. and metaphysics.
Rev. Romeo Elton, professor of languages.
Rev. Alexis Caswell, prof. math. and nat. philosophy.
Rev. Solomon Peck, prof. Latin language and literature.
George I. Chace, Christopher M. Nickels, and William Gammel, tutors.

Horatio G. Bowen, librarian.
Any young gentlemen of good moral character, may, without becoming a
candidate for a degree, be permitted to pursue, with the several classes of the
institution, such branches of study as his parent or guardian may select. The
bill for board, tuition, room rent, library, and incidental expenses, varies from
$103 to $128 per annum; the board in commons is charged at its net expense,
and varies with the price of provisions; good board is furnished at $1 per week,
and that which is more expensive at from $1 50 to $1 61 per week.

thalana ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.—The sum divided among the several school districts for the year ending March 31, 1832, was $76,585 50, which considerably exceeds the expenditure for all other public purposes. This sum proceeds from a fund derived from the sale of lands in Ohio, of $1,882,261, The number of children between four and sixteen years of age, in all the school districts, according to the enumeration in August, 1831, was 85,095. It is doubtful whether the schools would not be better supported by an annual tax; in other States, as in Massachusetts, the tax is on property, and thus the poorer classes are not burdened, while they pay such a proportion as to be interested in the success of the schools; the rich can afford to pay, by the greater security which the education of the poorer classes gives to their property.

ACADEMIES AND HIGH SCHOOLS.—Bacon academy at Colchester, incorporated in 1802; fund, $35,000; Charles P. Otis, principal

, Samuel P. Fox, Dillon Williams, assistants; vacations, first Thursday in September, 3 weeks, first Wednes

day in January, 2 weeks, first Wednesday in May, 2 weeks. Plainfield academy; James Humphrey, principal and teacher of the French language, Chandler Leeden, assistant; vacations from anniversary last Wednesday in August, 3 weeks, from first in January, 2 weeks, from first Wednesday in May, 2 weeks. Hartford female seminary; John T. Brace, principal. Hartford grammar school; Francis Fellows, principal; tuition, $6 a terra; studies taught, are geometry, algebra, Latin, Greek, and various English studies; Andrew Kingsbury, Esq., treasurer. Norwich female academy; Misses Caulkins and Wood, instructresses; Drs. Farnsworth and Hooker, lecturers. New Haven young ladies institute ; Ray Palmer and Mrs. Palmer, principals. Litchfield female academy, Miss Sarah Pierce, principal, Misses Jones, Ogden, and Hart assistants. Goshen academy, John Norton, instructor. Lancasterian school, New Haven, John E. Lowell and Cynthia E. Bradley, instructors. Franklin institute

, New Haven, Charles U. Shepard, curator. Collegiate institute, New Haven, Professor Cleaveland, principal. Episcopal academy, Cheshire, Rev. Bethel Judd, D. D., principal. This seminary has large funds. Anniversary, first Wednesday of September. Vacations, four weeks from first Monday in May, and four weeks from first Mon. day in September. Tolland academy, incorporated in 1829. Rev. William Ely, president, Jeremiah Parish, secretary. Ellington school. This school is situated at Ellington, about 16 miles north-east from Hartford, in one of the most pleasant villages in the State. It is designed exclusively for males, all of whom board together under the care of proper guardians. The summer term, of 24 weeks, commences on the fourth day of May. For board, washing, tuition, superintendence, fuel, and lights, the charge is $90 a term, payable in advance. The officers of Yale college say, that the school, after a trial of three years, has fully answered expectations, and is distinguished for the fidelity of its teachers, and the accuracy and completeness of its system of instruction.' Edward Hall, superintendent, John Hall

, principal and instructor in elocution, Luther Wright in Greek, Samuel G. Brown in Latin, Luther Haven in English.

COLLEGES AND HIGHER SEMINARIES.- Wesleyan University, at Middletown. This institution is on the west bank of Connecticut river, 15 miles south of Hartford, and 25 north-east of New Haven. The population of Middletown in 1830, was 6,892. It is a pleasant and prosperous town. The university was commenced in August, 1831. The following statements will show its present condition. Faculty.- Rev. Wilbur Fiske, D. D, president, and acting professor of moral science and belles lettres, Augustus W. Smith, A. M., professor of mathematics, and professor of natural science, -, professor of ancient languages and literature, and acting professor of natural science, Rev. Jacob F. Huber, professor of modern languages. All the studies pursued at the university, are divided into departments, or general classes, with a professor at the head of each. The number of these departments will be increased, as the means and wants of the university shall increase. At present they consist of five, viz. :-1. Moral science and belles lettres; II. Mathematics; III. Ancient languages and literature; IV. Natural science; V. Modern languages. The students of each department are divided into sections, so as to accommodate their different degrees of advancement, without any reference to their standing in the other departments, or to the time they have been members of the university. Any student may take a partial or an entire course, as may suit bis circumstances; and when regularly dismissed, shall be entitled to a diploma, according to his attainments.-But no one will be entitled to the collegiate degree of bachelor of arts, except he pass a thorough and satisfactory examination in the entire classical course. Whenever he does this, he will be admitted to his degree, without regard to the time he may have been in the university. Daily bills of merit and demerit are kept of each student—the former denoting the excellencies of each in his recitations, and other college exercises—the latter, the deficiencies and delinquencies of each in his respective duties. The president will furnish an exhibit of these records in any particular case, when requested by the student or his friends, and in all cases where the delinquencies exceed a certain number, and where private and public admonition has been given without effect, a statement of the bill of demerit will be forwarded to the friends of such delinquent scholars. This will be the last step of discipline,

preceding the final one of suspension or dismission. The faculty are determined that the university shall not be infested, and the whole community embarrassed and perhaps corrupted, by idle or corrupt members. The university has a choice library of about 3,000 volumes, and a very respectable philosophical and chemical apparatus.

Washington College, at Hartford. This institution is under the control of the Episcopalians, and was established in 1826. It is pleasantly situated about three quarters of a mile west of the city, on elevated ground. Rt. Rev. Bishop Brownell was the first president. The faculty are now

Rev. N. 8. Wheaton, D. D., president.
Rev. Horatio Potter, prof. mathematics and natural philosophy.
William M. Holland, prof. ancient languages.
J. S. Rogers, M. D., prof. chemistry and mineralogy.
George Sumner, M. D., prof. botany.
Hon. William W. Ellsworth, prof. of law.
Rev. F. S. Jarvis, D. D., prof. oriental languages and literature.
Rev. Lucius M. Purdy, tutor.

Gregory A. Perdicaris, teacher Greek language, and librarian.
We quote the following statements from a late prospectus of the college.

Terms of admission : -For the Freshman class, English grammar, geog. raphy, and arithmetic; Cæsar's Commentaries, or Sallust; Cicero's Select Orations; Virgil; Jacob's Greek Reader; the Gospels of St. Luke and St. John, and the Acts of the Apostles ; Latin and Greek prosody, and composition in Latin and Greek, as taught in the Latin Tutor, and in Neilson's Greek Exercises. Candidates for an advanced standing must sustain a further examination on those branches, which have been pursued by the class which they propose to enter. Students of the partial course must be qualified to pursue to advantage those studies of the regular course, to which they propose to devote their attention. They recite with the regular classes, and have the privilege of attending the lectures. The study of the modern languages forms a separate item of expense. Every candidate for admission shall present to the president a certificate of good moral character, signed by his preceptor or some other responsible person ; and, if admitted from another college, he must produce a certificate of dismission in good standing. Public Worship.—The students are required to attend morning and evening prayer in the college chapel; and on the Lord's day, to attend public worship, either in the chapel, or at such places as their parents or guardians may desire. Expenses. - For tuition $11 00 per term; for room, rent, $3 50 per term; for the use of the library, $1 00 per term; for sweeping rooms, ringing the bell, fuel for recitation rooms, and printing, $2 00 per term; all payable in advance. Besides the above, there will be occasional assessments for damages, extra printing, or other common expenses. No commons are established, as it is preferred that the students should board in private families, contiguous to the college. The price of board varies from $i 25 to $1 75 per week. The students reside in the college, and provide for themselves bed and bedding, furniture for their rooms, fire-wood, candles, books, stationary, and washing. Books and furniture may be sold, when the student has no further use for them, at a moderate reduction from the original cost. The following is a near estimate of the necessary expenses, exclusive of apparel, pocket money, traveling, and board in vacations. College bills $60, board 40 weeks, from $50 to $70; fuel, light, washing, from $16 to $30; use of books, stationery, furniture, from $10 to $30; taxes in classes, from $5 to $8; total, per annum, from $141 to $198. In regard to all moneys and expenses the following provisions of the college laws must be strictly complied with:—'To prevent extravagant or improper expenditure by the students, all moneys designed for their use shall be placed by their parents or guardians in the hands of the college Bursar, who shall superintend their expenses with a parental discretion. No student may purchase any thing without his permission. All necessary articles for the students' use are to be paid for by the Bursar, who shall keep a correct account with each student of all receipts and expenditures on his behall, and shall receive a fixed salary for his services; and he shall charge each

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