society fees, and pocket money, will vary, according to the
habits and circumstances of the student. It is believed by the
Faculty, that much pocket money is not only unnecessary, but
in some cases a serious injury to the student and the College.
The discipline of the College is mild but strict. The Faculty
endeavor to adopt such a course in the discharge of their
official duties in the College, that, while respect for order is
preserved, every student may feel that his teacher is his friend.
Strongly convinced that the principles of morality and religion
are essential to the happiness and prosperity of individuals and
society — that no truly great or useful character can exist with-
out them, they are frequently and earnestly inculcated. While
entire freedom of religious sentiment and practice is allowed,
the students are required to attend regularly at some place of
public worship on the Sabbath, and on all occasions to treat
the institutions of religion with respect.
Students who are religious are affectionately guarded, and
their religious interests promoted by such means as afe thought
conducive to this end. Believing that the value of education
very much depends upon the mental habits it forms, the Fac-
ulty endeavor to encourage and enforce, as far as they are able,
the diligent and systematic employment of time.
■ Any books used in the course, may be procured in the vil-
lage, at a reasonable price.
Meadville, the seat of the College, is a beautiful country
town, containing something over tw^o thousand inhabitants. It
is pleasantly located in the valley of French Creek, and for the
wealth, industry, intelligence, and good morals of the commu-
nity, will compare favorably with any other borough of similar
size in the country. It is only thirty-seven miles from Erie,
and is directly on the stage route to Pittsburgh, and also on the
route from Erie to Bellfont. When the river is navigable,
steam boats come up the Allegheny to Franklin, only twenty-
four miles distant ; and the canal furnishes a cheap and easy
conveyance from Beaver and Erie.
EXTRACTS FROM THE BY-LAWS.
Article I. — Of the Faculty.
"Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of every officer, individually,
to use his utmost vigilance in carrying into complete effect the
laws of the Institution. Each Professor being clothed with
sufficient authority to make himself and the laws respected, he
is to suffer no violation of them, known to him, to pass without
due reprehension or punishment."
Article III. — Conduct and Personal Deportment.
" Sec. 1. The Students of this Institution shall attend regu-
larly and seasonably, the public and private exercises, recita-
tions, and lectures, established by the Faculty, or announced
by the President, or by any one of the Professoi's. They shall
use their best diligence in preparing for the exercises assigned
them ; and shall perform them with all care and precision,
" Sec. 2. No Student shall attend the instruction of any one
who may tmdertake to teach any language, science or art, in the
town of Meadville, or its vicinity, unless such teacher be speci-
ally approved and authorized by the Trustees : provided, that
the President of the College may give permission to attend upon
an instructor of merely the ornamental branches of Education.
" Sec. 3. Persons not intending to go through a full course
of Collegiate studies, will be admitted for the purpose of attend-
ing with the regular classes to such branches as they may
wish to acquire.
" Sec. 5. Students are not permitted, in any case, to loiter
about taverns, stores, or any other places of public resort.
"Sec. 6. Gambling, or games of chance of eveiy descrip-
tion, all profane and vulgar language, every species of irregular
or immoral conduct, all scuffling, and unnecessary noise at any
time or place, are strictly forbidden.
" Sec. 7. Habits of industry and economy are strongly re-
commended, and will be enforced among all the Students ; and
every one will be required to attend to all his duties with
" Sec 8. Any Student who shall be found to associate with
low, vulgar, or immoral company, or be addicted to the habits
of profaneness, or dissipation, will, unless he immediately re-
form, be dismissed from the College.
" Sec 9. No Student shall be guilty of designedly injuring
the character or feelings of any other Student.
" Sec. 10. No Student shall possess, or exhibit any indecent
picture ; nor shall any one be allowed to purchase or to read
any lascivious or immoral book, while he continues a Student
of this Institution.
" Sec 11. Nohallooing, loud talking, whistling, jumping, or
other disturbing noise, or act, shall be permitted at any time in
the College building ; and any Student conducting himself dis-
orderly in the town, or any other place, will be punished ac-
cordinfr to the nature of the offence.
" Sec 12 No Student shall bring, or cause to be brought,
gun-powder, fire-arms, or any deadly weapon, within the Col-
lege premises : nor shall any one engage in any species of
hunting, during the College term, without permission from the
Faculty. No Student shall be allowed to smoke tobacco in any
form, within the College enclosure.
" Sec 13. No Student shall enter the room of another, or
open a door, trunk, desk, or anything under lock and key, or
otherwise secured, belonging to a Student, without permission.
" Sec 14. No Student shall call a meeting of the Students,
without permission from the President.
'' Sec. 15. Any member of this Institution wlio shall join,
or countenance any combination whatever, that has a tendency
to create opposition to the discipline of the Institution, either
by making promises of secrecy, or otherwise ; or who shall by
threats, or in any way deter others from the discharge of their
duties, will be immediately dismissed ; and shall never be re-
admitted without an express vote of the Faculty."
Article IV. — Public Worship.
"Sec. 1. All the Students of this Institution shall be strictly
required to attend public worship on Sabbath, at such places,
within the town of Meadville, as they, their parents, or guard-
ians may select.
" Sec. 2. Any Stvident who shall conduct himself in a dis-
orderly or irreverent manner, at any place of religious worship,
shall be suspended or dismissed, according to the circumstances
of the case.
" Sec. 3. Prayers shall be attended every moi'ning in the
College, by the President, or some other member of the Fac-
ulty, at his request: at which time the Students are required
to be present."
Article V. — Punishment.
" Sec. 1. In all cases where punishment may become neces-
sary, the great object will be the prevention of misdemeanor
by reforming the pupil ; and ultimately, when this is found
impracticable, to remove him from the Institution.
" Sec. 2. The principle punishments will be, private admon-
ition, public reprimand, extra duties, confinement, suspension,
private dismission, and expulsion.
" Sec. 3. AH the delinquencies and misdemeanors, not speci-
fied in these by-laws, shall be left to the judgment of the Fac-
ulty ; and whenever, in the opinion of two-thirds of the Faculty,
any Student is an injurious member of the Institution, by the
use of profane language, the inculcation of irreligious princi-
ples, or the exercise of any influence tending to counteract the
maintenance of good order, sound morals, and gentlemanly de-
portment, the Faculty shall have power, and it shall be their
duty, when milder means have failed, privately to dismiss him
from the College.
" Sec. 4. If any Student, when required by the Faculty, shall
refuse to give evidence respecting the violation of any College
law, or concerning any matter under consideration, shall falsify
therein, he shall be punished by public confession, by admon-
ition, or as the circumstances of the offence may require.
" Sec. 5. The President, or any of the officers, may require
suitable assistance from any Student, or Students, for the pres-
ervation of the good order of the College ; and if any one so
required, shall refuse, or neglect to give his assistance, it shall
be viewed as a great contempt for the authority of the College :
and shall be jDunished by public confession, suspension, or
Article VI. — Vacations.
" Sec. 7. All who remain in the College, or its vicinity, in
the times of vacation, shall be subject to the same laws requir-
ing orderly conduct, as in time of the sessions.
" Sec. 8. No Student shall absent himself from the College
without leave granted, for some good reason, by some one of
the Faculty, nor shall he prolong his absence beyond the spe-
Article VII. — Regulations in relation to Boarding.
" Sec. 1. All the members of the Institution, except those
whose parents or guardians live in Meadville, or its vicinity, will
board at such places as shall be approved by the Faculty ; and
shall be subject to such regulations as the Faculty may from
time to time establish. At their boarding houses, and all other
places. Students will be required to conduct themselves in con-
formity with the strictest rules of good breeding.
" Sec. 2. No Student shall be allowed to board at a tavern,
or other house of public entertainment, without permission
from the Faculty."
Article IX — Literary Societies.
" Sec. 1. No Literary, or other Society, may be formed in
either Department of the Institution, without the consent of
two-thirds of the Faculty,
" Sec. 2. If any Society should be found to interfere with
the good order of the College, by shielding its members from
discipline, or affording a cover for the violation of law, or in any
other way counteracting good order, such Society may be restric-
ted from its privileges, or may be dissolved by the Faculty.
" Sec 3. The times and places of the meetings of the Socie-
ties shall be at the discretion of the Faculty ; and all meetings,
whether of regular Societies, or of any other body of Students,
shall be open to the attendance of the President, or any other
member of the Faculty.
" Sec 4. If any Society of Students shall be dissolved, the
books, apparatus, and furniture, if any, shall become the prop-
erty of the College, subject to the order of the Trustees."
OFFICERS AND STUDENTS 11
MEADVILLE, I' A.
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OFFICERS AND STUDENTS
PRINTED BY GEO, PARKLN & CO. GAZETTE BUILDINGS, THIRD ST,
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
His Excellency WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON, Gov. of the Commonwealth,
Hon. JOHN B. GIBSON, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Hon. CORNELIUS DARRAGH, Attorney General,
DAVID DERICKSON Esq,. President,
HIRAM L. RICHMOND, Esq. Secretary,
JOSEPH DERICKSON, Esq, Treasurer,
JOHN REYNOLDS, Esq.
DAVID DICK, Esq.
Hon. J. W. FARELLY,
DARWIN A. FINNEY, Esq.
Mr. JNO. LUPHER,
" ENOS ONDERDONK,
" JOHN DICK,
" NORMAN CALLENDER,
" JAMES DOUGHTY,
" ROBERT ADRAIN,
" WILLIAM M'LAUGHLIN,
" WILLIAM RYAN,
" JOSEPH BROWN,
Rev. AMOS CHASE,
" JOHN BARKER, D. D. President of the Faculty
Dr. DANIEL BEMUS,
Hon. ALEXANDER M'CALMONT,
" ARNOLD PLUMER,
" SAMUEL HAYS,
WILLIAM KINNEAR, Esq.
Dr. WILLIAM A. IRVINE,
Rev. R. CLAPP,
" HIRAM KINSLEY,
Mr. JAMES LYON,
Rev. S. C. THOMAS,
" ZERAH H. COSTON,
WILLIAM ROBINSON, Esq.
Dr. a. N. M'DOWELL,
Rev. ROBERT HOPKINS,
" CHARLES COOKE, D. D.
" JOHN BAINB,
Mr. CYRUS PRENTISS,
JOHN LEECH, Esq.
Rev. CHARLES ELLIOTT, D. D-
Dr. ALONZO HARLOW,
WALTER LOWRIB, Esq.
Hon. E. T. FOOT,
Mr. GRIFFITH BENNETT,
Hon. WILLIAM CLARK,
Crawford co. Pa.
Warren co. "
Clarion co. "
Erie co. "
Columbiana co. O.
Cuyahoga co. O.
Beaver co. Pa.
Allegheny co. "
Cuyahoga co. "
Henry D. Sellers, M. D. Pres.
E. G. Edrington, M. D. Secy.
Allen Kramer, Esti. Treas.
Nathaniel Holmes, Estj.
John McGill, Esq.
Rev. C. Cooke, D. D.
" Wm. Cox.
Rev. Moses Hill, Pres.
Mr. William S. Drew, Secy.
" Joseph Brov^'n, Treas.
Hiram L. Richmond, Esq.
Mr. William McLaughlin,
Prof. Calvin Kingsley,
" George W. Clarke,
Rev, M. H. Bettis,
" Hiram Luce.
Rev. John Spencer,
" William Hunter,
" Peter M. McGowan,
" William C. Henderson.
Rev. J. K. Halleck,
" E. J. Kinney,
" Joseph Uncles,
" M. H. Bettis,
" B. O. Plimpton.
Rev. F. S. de Hass.
Rev. a. G. Woods.
REV. JOHN BARKER, D. D.
And Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy and Belles Lettres.
REV. GEORGE W. CLARKE, A. M.
And Professor of the Greek Language and Literature .
REV. CALVIN KINGSLEY, A. M.
Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.
REV. JONATHAN HAMNETT, A. M.
Professor of the Latin Language and Literature.
REV. L. D. WILLIAMS, A. M.
Professor of Natural Sciences.
MONS. J. B. G. ROLLINET,
Teacher of the French Language and Literature.
0. N. Hartshorn,
Henry 0. Lakin,
J. K. Lee,
George L. Little,
David A. McCready,
R. W. Williams, ■
W. H. Andrews,
R. Wesley Black,
W. W. Brown,*
W. C. Carper,
John C. Cotton,
A. A. Dravo,
James C. McKnight,
Solomon Schoyer, Jr.
C. W. Smith,*
R. D. Wallace,*
J. H. Armitage,*
A. R. Barclay,
A. J. Brown,*
Simon S. Burton,
J. O. Chapman,
W. W. Chambers,
G. W. Clarke,
John Y. Cowhick,*
J. E. Cummings,
J. A. Edie,
Lathrop, S. Ellis,*
E. W. H. Gardner,
James P. Harper,*
William G. Hobbs,
J. H. Hogan,
James M. Hoge,
H. C. Huston,
A. H. Hamilton,*
James Jamison, .Jr.*
John M. Jones,*
John H. Miller,*
R. C. Parsons,
W. W. Patrick,*
W. D. Sackett,*
R. P. Speer,
Harvey S. Taft,*
G. S. Wardwell,
Silas E. Warren,
M. B. Welsh,
George D. Woodin,
William Beaty, Jr.*
George M. Berry,
James C Bi-akey,
J. W. Case,
F. S. Dravo,*
John F. Duncombe,*
William T. Dunn,
C. P. Ensminger,*
J. P. Edie,*
Cyrus B. Ely,*
John W. Farelly, Jr,*
William Gamble, Jr.*
Samuel F. Gard,*
James W. Gardner,*
Hugh W. Guthry,
James S. Hall,
George W. Hendricks,
E. T. Hamilton,*
James A. Heydrick,*
John K. Keel,
T. Rustin Kennedy,*
Ira B. Knox,*
A. V. Larimer,*
John T. McConnell,*
D. W. C. Newton;
Floras B. Pliinpton,
John A. Pinkerton,
George W. Richardson,
Gr. W. Scantling,
Edwin P. Slade,
Franklin G. Steward^*
S. S. Sears,
J. D. Tallmadge,
J. M. Watson,*
Lucius C. Wood,*
George P. Wowrmes,
Isaac W. Adams,
W. B. Alhson,
Abijah C. Axtell,
Milton B. Axtell,
Benjamin F. Ayres,
James B. Bennett,
M. A. Bentley,
William S. Blackburn,
J. T. Boyle,
W. P. Brown,
George S. Brown,
Ira A. Bradrick,
Joseph A. Burley,
A. P. Calderwood,
J. W. Campbell,
L. D. Carlan,
C, H. Carothers,
A. W. Couse,
E. B. C. Coleman,
Edward S. Crossman,
D. E. Day,
James C. Dewey,
Alvah Dewey, Jr.
William H. Doughty,
Charles H. Dunham,
Jacob K. Eberle,
David S. Espey,
James S. Frazier,
Adam C. Free,
J. N. Free,
Joseph H. Geyer,
Thomas B. Geyei",
Ephraim X. Giebner,
William M. Goodwin,
John H, Gray,
E. H. Harris,
O. L. Hawley,
James P. Hennegan,
William C. Hesser,
Jesse A. Heydrick,
John M. Heaton,
James S. Hall,
John C. High,
William C. Hill,
C. K. Holliday,
John G. Hudson,
H. M. Jamison,
James B. Johnston,
George R. Jones,
Benjamin O. Junkin,
A. Ellicott Kennedy,
J. G, Kenyon,
F. D. Kinnear,
John B. Knowlton,
T. R. Laird,
Edward L. Lakin,
Joseph S. Landia,
H. John Landis,
Vincent J, Lane,
C. C. Loveland,
Charles M. Maltby.
Samuel R. Mason,
WilHam C. McCord,
James M. McCready,
Hugh W. McKean,
Samuel J. McKee,
George W. Maclauglilin,
Stephen L. Mead,
Urban G. Mease,
John H. Mehrten,
Goodell M. Miller,
H. W. F. Morrison,
John C. Morse,
Reuben H. Moore,
John G. Myers,
Isaac E . Myers,
A. W. Meyers,
Thomas P. Newell,
A. B. Olney,
A. J. Ougheltree,
David L. Palmer,
Joseph G. Patton,
P. P. Pinney,
John S. Place,
George G. Pottsgrove,
A. C. Price,
J. B. Patton,
P. W. Reeder,
Floyd M. Reynolds,
Joshua T. Reynolds,
John B Rice,
Thomas B. Roberts,
William B. Rowe,
James D. Robinson,
Julius W. Scott,
Benjamin B. Shaw,
John F. Shumaker,
J. D. P. Shutt,
George W. Seibert.
Benjamin B. Siggins,
Joseph G. Simons,
David D, Simmons,
William W. Smith,
H. A. Smith,
Albert T. Slade,
Levi L. Sovereign,
Isaac W. Stanly,
Charles B. Stratton,
John H. Stew^art,
James G. Stew^art.
John M. Sullivan,
Lew^is C. Taft,
Charles H. Tidd,
William G. Tritt.
Walter Van Ess,
F. M. Van Nostran,
John S. Waterman,