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COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES. 691
^ccessus Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1602. .... Rev. Joseph McKeen, D. D..... . 1807.
1307. . ... Rev. Jesse Appleton, D. D.......1819.
1820. .... Rev. William Allen, D. D....... 1838,
1839. .... Rev. Leonard Woods, Jr., D. D.
BROWN UNIVERSITY, R. I.
This insututkm (originally founded at Warren in 1764, and removed to Providence in 1770) takes
its namo from Nicholas Brown, its most munificent benefactor. It is under the direction of the
Baptists. The buddings, furnishing elegant and ample accommodations, are situated upon the high-
est part of the city. The library, which is in Manning Hall, is arranged in a very perfect manner,
and contains about 23,000 volumes. The libraries of two societies among the students contain 6000
or 7000 volumes more. Rhode Island Hall contains the cabinet, the chemical and philosophical
apparatus, and spacious lecture rooms for the accommodation of the departments of mechanical and
physical science. University Hall and Hope College are large edifices for the accommodation of
students. There has been established ip this university, in connection with the regular collegiate
course, an English and scientific course, designed for the benefit of those who do not propose to enter
either of the learned professions, but who desire to prepare themselves, by a thorough education, for
some of the more active employments of life. The course embraces every department of English
study pursued in the university, together with the several branches of mathematical and physical
science, giving the student all the advantages of the library and cabinet, and of the courses of lectures
on chemistry, natural philosophy, physics, intellectual philosophy, and the evidences of Christianity.
This course is arranged for a residence of either one or two years. The faculty consists of the pres-
ident and 6 professors. Number of students in 1850, 150; alumni, 1725. Commencement is on
the first Wednesday in September.
Accessus. Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1765......Rev. James Manning, D. D......• 1791.
1792. . . . . Rev. Jonathan Maxcv, D. D....... 1802.
1802. ..... Rev. Asa Messer, D. D., LL. D...... 1826.
1827......Rev. Erancis Wayland, D. D.
BURLINGTON COLLEGE, N. J.
Located at Burlington, under the direction of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Founded in 1846.
Students in 1850,118. Library, 1200 volumes. Rt. Rev. George W. Doane, D. D., LL. D., president.
CENTRE COLLEGE, KY.
This institution is located at Danville. It was incorporated in 1818 or 1819. It is managed by a
board of 11 trustees, appointed from time to time by the Presbyterian synod of Kentucky. The
legislature gave up all control of its concerns, and surrendered it to the synod, in consideration of
their engaging to endow the institution without legislative assistance. Connected with the college is
a grammar school. There is also under the direction of the same board an institution for the deaf
and dumb, which has been endowed by Congress. The college has five instructors. Students in
1850,114; alumni, 307. Libraries, 5500 volumes. Commencement is on the last Thursday in June.
Rev. John C. Young, D. D., is president.
CENTENARY COLLEGE, LA.
This institution was founded in 1841, and located at Jackson. It is under the direction of the
Methodists. It has 5 instructors. The number of students in 1850 was 67. It has a library of
about 3000 volumes. Commencement is on the last Wednesday in July. Rev. R. H. Rivers is
CHARLESTON COLLEGE, S. C.
Founded in 1785, and incorporated anew in 1791; located at Charleston. This college was again
reorganized Dec. 20, 1837, by an act of the legislature, transferring all the college property to the
city council of Charleston, and binding the city to maintain the college. In 1850 the college had
6 instructors. 70 students, and 124 alumni. The library contains about 2000 volumes. The com-
mencement is on the Tuesday after the fourth Monday in March. William P. Finley, A. M., is
CINCINNATI COLLEGE, O-
Thi3 college was founded at Cincinnati in 1819. It had 84 students in 1850. Its commencement
is on the last Monday in June.
COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, N. J.
This institution was founded in 1746, at Elizabethtown. From 1748 to 1757 it was at Newark. It
was then removed to Princeton, as its permanent locality. In the old college edifice, which is of
stone the British troops took refuge in 1777, and were dislodged therefrom by General Washington.
A Gazetteer of the United States of America by John Hayward.
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