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704 COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES.
dents; library, 1200 volumes. Commencement about the 20th of August. E. E. Chambers is
president of the trustees.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE, YA.
This college is at Lexington, Rockbridge co., 129 miles north-west of Richmond. It was endowed
by General Washington, with 100 shares of the stock of the James River Company, which has
sometimes produced an annual income of about $2500. It was incorporated in 1812. Its funds are
large, and the course of instruction thorough. It has 6 instructors. In 1850 it had 81 students
and about 600 alumni; volumes in the library, about 5000. Commencement is oh the third Thursday
in June. George Jankin is the president.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE, TE.
This college is in Washington co.,founded in 1794. It has 2 instructors; students in 1850,42;
alumni, 110; library, 1000 volumes. The president is Rev. E. T. Bard, A. M.
WATERVILLE COLLEGE, ME.
This college is situated in Waterville, on the western bank of Kennebec River, 18 miles above
Augusta. It was founded in 1820, and is under the direction of the Baptists. The instruction is
given by the president and 5 professors. Number of students in 1850, 74; volumes in the library,
8500. The college has two brick edifices for the accommodation of the students. Alumni in
Acccssus. Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1822. ..... Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, D. D....... 1833.
1833......Rev. Rufus Babcock, D. D....... 1837.
1837......Rev. Robert E. Pattison, D. D...... 1840.
1841......Eliphaz Fay, A. M......... 1843.
1843...... Rev. David N. Sheldon, A. M.
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CT.
This institution, situated at Middletown, is under the direction of the Methodist Episcopal church.
It was founded in 1831. The faculty consists of the president and 4 professors. The libraries con-
tain over 11,000 volumes; students in 1850, 125; alumni, 327. Commencement on the first
Wednesday in August.
Accessus. Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1831......Rev. Wilbur Fisk, D. D....... 1839.
1839......Rev. Stephen Olin, D. D. . . . . 1851.
WESTERN MILITARY INSTITUTE, KY.
\ This institution, having the rank of a college, was established in 1847, at a place called Blue Lick
j Springs. It has 9 instructors; the number of students in 1850 was 217. Colonel T. F. Johnson
is at the head of the institution.
WESTERN RESERVE COLLEGE, O.
This institution, located at Hudson, in Portage co., was founded February 7, 1826. Its founders
were mainly from New England, who were animated in their enterprise by a regard to the religious
wants of the western country. The charter obtained from the state placed the institution wholly under
the control of its founders, and has secured to it a complete exemption from the embarrassments so
liable to grow out of mixed corporations. The college is now tolerably well endowed. Its funds
have been wholly derived from private benefactions. In connection with the collegiate, there is a
theological department in this institution. There is also a medical department, which is established
at Cleveland. The number of instructors, exclusive of the medical professors, is 9; besides which
there are also 3 teachers in the preparatory school. In 1850, the college had 54 students, and the
theological department 19; alumni, 164. The libraries have about 8000 volumes. Commencement
is on the second Thursday in June.
Accessus. ( . * Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1830.....Rev. Charles Backus Storrs, ...... 1833
1834.....Rev. George Edmond Pierce, D.D.
WEST TENNESSEE COLLEGE, TE.
This college was incorporated in 1843, and reorganized in 1849. It has 4 teachers, and about 100
students in the preparatory and other departments