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around, and laboring in Sunday-schools in destitute neighborhoods, they make
themselves useful and acquire such habits as must greatly increase their usefulness
hereafter. A ministry so educated can not fail to be a blessing to the Church.

We do not believe that the highest degree of intellectual culture has any tendency
to impair, but rather to improve, the spirituality of religion, when the culture is
connected with practical religious subjects.

During the year past, the Instructor has devoted his whole time to the duties of
his own proper department. Heretofore, since our reorganization after the war, he
has been compelled to divide his time between the Theological and Literary Depart-
ments. This condition of things exists no longer. It is hoped, also, that we will be
able to do something towards a practical organization of the Murdoch Professorship
before the commencement of the next Collegiate year.

"We hope that in a year or two we will succeed in effecting a still further enlarge-
ment of the operations of this department of the institution. It is very evident
that such instruction as is imparted in a good Theological School is becoming
more necessary every year. The congregations of the Church, for whose prosperity
we labor, demand the services of Avell instructed men. We earnestly desire to per-
form our part in supplying this demand. Will our friends help us ? With forty or
fifty young men preparing ior the ministry, the full organization and vigorous sup-
port of the Theological Department ought to be considered an absolute necessity.
Will not the Church accept this earnest statement practically ?. We must have a
ministry of a higher order of education. Can we prepare such a ministry, as far as
human agency is capable of preparing it, as economically and efficiently in any
other way, as in a good Theological School ? All experience and observation say
that we can not. Will not the Church, then, patronize and with its money aid the
Theological School ?

The Trustees, considering it desirable, and in accordance with the feelings and
wishes of the Church, that this department should have distinct buildings and sur-
roundings of its own, have caused to be settled upon it by decree of the Chancery
Court a fee simple title to fifty acres of ground, and the spacious buildings now oc-
cupied by this as well as by the Literary Department. This property cost eighteen
thousand dollars, about nine thousand of which remained unpaid. This latter sum,
out of the §12,000 for which the lots donated by Judge Ewing, near the city of Chi-


cago, were recently sold was applied to the payment of said debt, and the title fixed
as before stated.

By tbis disposition of unproductive property in a distant city, the institution, in
all its departments, is cleared of debt, and the Theological Department has a per-
petual home, with three thousand dollars added to its productive funds, saiely in-

Tbis department has, therefore, a College building and grounds worth twenty
thousand dollars, Camp Blake and one of the best theological libraries in the south-
west. May we not Bay then to the Church that the Theological School is now on
something like a firm foundation ? It wants additional endowment for the support
of instruction. It will then be prepared for the fulfilment of its great mission.

Lectures on Theology, Broaddus's Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. Jahns's
Biblical Archaeology, Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, Coleman's Ancient Christian-
ity Exemplified, Home's Introduction, Upham's Mental Philosophy, Butler's An-
alogy of Natural and Revealed Religion, Paley's Natural Theology, Bloomfield's
Greek Testament, Green's Elementary and Large Hebrew Grammars, Gesenius'S He-
brew Lexicon, Biblia Hebraica.


Braly, J. D Bodenham, Tennessee.

Bartmess, J. F Covington, < >lno.

Billingsley, J. A

Brigham, D. A.* Erin, Tennessee.

Benge, R. W Holly Bprtngs, Mississippi.

Black, W. H Oovington, I »hio.

Blackwood. A. s Memphis, Tennessee.

Boone, J. D.* Lebanon,

Culton, H. C Charleston,

Dillon, W. G Nashville, "

Duvall, C. P L His* iri.

Dale, W. T,* Lebanon, Tennessee.

Flaniken, F. P sulphur W. lis, ■•

Flaniken, R.B.*

Foster, Wood B Kentucky.

< libson, W. F Fayetteville, Tenni -

Green, D. Hoyl Athens,

Hardin, J. C Branchvill<

Hnbbert, J. M art.

Hai t. o. e Evansville, indiana.

Hawkins, I ). C - ■■■■ Missouri.

Hyde, W. \- r Nashville, Tennessee.

Hunter, Isaac \ i

Johnston, T. M ' I m,

Johnson, a. B Lebanon, "

Joplln, J. T i i- Missouri.

Kerr, K. < > Kenton, Tennei

Lovett, Jas. a. B.* Blountsville, AJabai

Marshall, H. B Nashville, Tennesi

Manly, A. H Mei Idianvl

Mil. 'hell, David River Hill. Tennest

Max. y, m. a W Ebury, Kentuc




Melton, J. W Centreville, Texas.

McPherson, Jno.* Franklin, Tennessee.

Oo-iesby, S. G Green Pond, Alabama.

Oliver, R.B Oxford, Mississippi.

Oakley, J. T Mineral Springs, Arkansas.

Paisley, T. K Bethel, Tennessee.

Paisley,' A. W "

Pryor, E. G. H.* Jasper, «

Smith, M. O Austin, Arkansas.

Smith, Hamilton- Corinth, Mississippi.

Smith, B. P.* Oxford, "

Simmons, G. D.* Pembroke, Kentucky.

Warren, J. H Petersburg, Tennessee.

Young, W. A Horn Lake, Mississippi.


Boone, J. D., Marshall, H. H.,

Smith, B. F., Smith, Hamilton.


This Institution was organized in September, 1868, and has been in successful
operation ever since.


1. A contingent fee of $10 is required to be paid in advance, not to be refunded in
any case.

2. No one is admitted until he has furnished evidence that he is a candidate for
the Ministry, in the care of some Presbytery in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

3. Aroomis furnished with a bunk, chairs and a table. The student furnish-
es blfl own wood, washing, lights, bedding and whatever else he may need, (jf conr-.-
no charge is made for board. All eat at the same table, where every appliance is

4. Candidates for the Ministry pay no tuitiou ; but before entering College each
one is required to pay five dollars contingent tax.

The whole expenses of boarding in Camp Blake, Including both contingent taxes
and books, per .session, need not exceed fifty dollars, and by very rigid economy may
be considerably less.


Money and provisions for Camp Blake may be sent to Hon. Nathan Green, Leb-
anon, Tennessee.


Candidates for the Ministry are taught gratuitously. This favor is extended on
the faith of the Church, and with the full expectation that the Institution will be
furnished with money enough to enable it toeontinite this policy. In obedience to
a heavy pressure from the churches, the Trustees have required a refunding bond,
binding candidates to refund to the Institution or to the Church all the tuition «»r
boarding given them, In ease they should ever abandon, voluntarily, the mlnlstl
a calling.

Xsftw Department®






Junior Class.— Caruthers's History of a Law Suit; Stephens's Pleading; Kent's
Commentaries ; Greenleaf's Evidence, 1st Vol.

Senior Class.— Barton's Suit in Equity; Story's Equity Jurisprudence; Bishop's
Criminal Law; -Parsons on Contracts.

This course is very imperlect ; but is so necessarily. It is impossible to become a
good lawyer during the short time young men can be induced to remain in any
school of Law.

All that can be done is to give them a decent preparation for a license, and fit
them respectably for beginning the practice.


After much study and reflection, the Faculty and Trustees have determined to
condense the course so as to enable gentlemen to be graduated in two sessions of five
months each.

It will be seen that we have now only two classes, the Junior and the Senior.
Many books of importance are or course left out, and those only retained which are
deemed indispensable. Yet those which are in the course, if well studied and un-
derstood, will make any man a good lawyer. Perhaps it may be truly said that law
books, more than any others, are filled with repetitions, the principles sf law being
comparatively few.

The fifteen volumes which are now embraced in the course discuss every subject
of importance known to the law. The student, therefore, who is attentive will find
himself at the end of the ten months master of sufficient, elements ©n every legal
topic to enable him to enter upon his professional life.

We trankly state here the reasons which have induced us to'make the change :

1. Most of the Law Schools in the United States have shortened the time thus
within which students may be graduated.

2. But few young men who have attended the school since the war have been able
to remain longer than ten months. Nearly three-fourths of those who have entered
our Junior Class upon the old system of fifteen months have fallen off before reach-
ing the Senior Class.

3. The condition of the country since the late civil war seems to demand that
there should be a change. Our young men, for the most part, are limited in their


means. They are really not able to remain here on expenses longer than is abso-
lutely necessary. And, further, their exigencies require that they should go to work
for themselves as soon as possible.

This they will do whether we graduate them or not. They will apply to the
Judges, who will feel bound to license them after very poor preparation and a few
months of unsatisfactory reading in some law-office. We have thought it better
that we should abridge our course somewhat, and thus reduce the time and lessen
the expenses, so as to induce more of them to enter the school, where they can be
thoroughly drilled in the practice and instructed In the elements .at least for ten

4. As has been said heretofore, all we can do is to prepare the student for a li cense.
It may be objected that the ten months is too short even for that. We may be told
that it once required an apprenticeship of seven years before our English ancestors
would allow the attorney to engage in the practice. That may have been necessary
then, but is not now. Anciently the law was diffused through many books, most of
which were reports. Years of labor and observation in the office and in the Courts
were necessary to give the beginners any proper notion of the law itself and the

But now Blackstone, Kent, Story, Greenleaf and others have collected the princi-
ples of jurisprudence from the vast number of reports, and have arranged, digested
and reduced them to system, and have brought them within a small compass.
They have done the work for us which the British student formerly had to do him-

It is certainly, therefore, not hazarding too much to say that the modern diligent
student can accomplish more in one year than the ancient student could in seven,
Just as the modern railroad train can travel faster in one day than our forefathers
could have gone with their road wagons in ten days.

We would be glad if we could induce young men to remain at the School two
years or longer, but we can not.

Gentlemen who may pass through our course and receive the degree of Bachelor
of Laws are invited to remain another year free of charge.

The Faculty of this Law School are authorized by law to confer license to prac-
tise. This will be given to all who receive diplomas, without any extra fee.


Every student is drilled in the forms of pleading and practice. Moot Courts are

estab ished as part of the regular course. In these all are required to participate.

Oasea are made ont and given to the disputants, who are required to briug suit In

whatever court the matter may be cognisable. The Professors sit as judgei and the

students, by turn, act as jurors, clerks and sheriffs. The causes are argued— often
with great cogency and interest— and the jury charged, the verdict rendered and
Judgments entered exactly as in real courts.


We do not teach by le ctur e s. A lesson Is ass ign nil, end niiii itfiitml Is examined

everyday upon the text. The law is in the text hooks, and it is Wetter to require the
student to tell what it is than for the ProfosSOI to announce it in a lecture, still, all
difficulties are removed and dark passages explained in the course of recitation.


We teach the CVmunon Law and Equity, applicable alike In all the States. The

Student who is educated here may therefore practise anywhere iu the United Stales.


No knowledge of Latin or Ore. k is required, nor any other special literary quell*
iflcation, in order to enter the Law School.


The lees per session of five months are as follows : tuition, $60.00 ; contingent,
§,5.00— to be paid in advance ; diploma fee, $5.00.

Students furnish their own hooks, which can be bought cheaper in Lebanon than
elsewhere. The books in the Junior course can be obtained in Lebanon for forty-one
dollars. The books in the Senior course will cost fortyvfive dollars.

There are two sessions. The Fall Session begins on the first Monday in Septem-
ber next and ends January 15th, 1874. The Spring Session begins January 19th, and

ends June 4th, 1874.


Boarding in private families at from S3 .50 to $5.00 per week, and in clubs much



The Lebanon Law School was established in 1847 by Judge Abraham Caruthers.
There were thirteen students the first term. As soon as the plan of instruction be-
came generally known the numbers increased so rapidly that it became necessary to
add another Professor, the Hon. Nathan Green. This was in 1848. Sh ortly after, the
Hon. E. L. Ridley was added.

Under the guidance of these distinguished men, all of whom now rest from their
labors, the institution prospered to a degree never equaled in the United States du-
ring so short an interval. The year before the war the number of students was more
than two hundred.

Probably more than a thousand young men have pursued their legal studies here.
Many fell during the late civil war. But many survived, and they are rapidly tak-
ing the high places of public trust throughout the land. Numbers of them are to-
day Chancellors, Judges and Congressmen, and many are standing at the head of
their profession all over the country. There is scarcely a town in the contiguous
States that has not a representative from the Lebanon Law School. While theie
may be a few who do us no particular honor, yet we point with pride to the great
mass of those who have been educated here. They are, to a great extent now, and
as the years and their numbers increase, will continue to be, controlling minds in
the country. It is hoped the School will not lose its usefulness under the present
management. It is now on a good footing, with better prospects than at anytime
since the war. The students who now attend are noted for their good habits and
earnest application. They come from the many different States, and form themselves
into a band of brothers, each vying with the other in diligence and zeal. Being in
classes together, they constitute a powerful stimulus to one another while here.
When they leave and settle in the various parts of the country, each has scores of
professional brethren whose future intercourse and correspondence in business may
be highly beneficial and remunerative.

The town of Lebanon is famous for its morality, healthfulness and sociable hos-
pitality. Students board in the best families, and are favorites with the citizens.

In view of the advantages offered here, we think we may safely invite gentle-
men who have our profession in view to visit the Lebanon Law School.


Anderson, Hugh C Jackson, Tennessee.

Allen, N. Q Washington, "

Bell, W. E Friendship, "

Barr, J. H Pontotoc, Mississippi.

Boyd, Houston S Pekin, Tennessee.

Brown, Foster V McMinnville, Tennessee.


Boyd, Thos. A Little Rock. Arkansas.

Bobo, C. 8 Lynehburgh, Tennessee.

Byers, Josepb P Van Buren. Arkansas.

Baker, T. C Trinity, Alabama.

Baines, J. B Gatesville. Texas.

Bond, Frank P Browns .'■•

Bridges, N.B Bellfontain^. Mississippi.

Brown, E. F Harrisburg. Arkansas.

Clark, Luther W Saulsbury, Tennessee.

Cowan, A. S Cleveland, "

Clark, C. D Spencer. "

Cavitt, J. A Bryan, Texas.

Cavitt,W. R "

Cox, J. B Enon, Alabama.

Cotton, 0. D Edward's Depot, Miss,

Cooper, Jno Lebanon. T -nnessee.

Crowder, J. R Grenada, Mississippi.

Catlin, J. H Travis, TV

Cummings, J. H Woodbury. Tennessee.

Daly, J. W Elkton. Tennese

Dodd, S. L Kosciusko. Mississippi.

Dodd, J. L

Enloe, B. A McLemoresville, Tennessee.

Frazf-r, James B Nashville, "

Farr, J. C Edward*.- !>■ pot, Mississippi.

Finklea, J. W May hew St tion,

Goodnight, I. H Franklin. Kentucky.

Godwin, T. H Murfreesbi >ro, "tee.

Gibbs, B Yazoo City. Mississippi.

Hillyer, Philo H., Jr Henderson. Kentu

Harmon, S. L Batesvllle, ppi.

Hudson, R. J St. Helena. California.

Hill, Thos. S OoldS ,Tei -.

Heims, Aaron Nashville, Tennee

Hill,s. E Lewlsl - ,Arkai

Harding N 5 iVnne SB

Harris, W'm. A Mem] "

Harris, J. A " Nash*

Hart.B. B Quito

Hemdon, Thomas Verona, pi.

Herndon, Geo. P

Hughes, l>. D Guthrie, K atucky.

ion, a. M Austin, X

Jagoe, J. W 8 : ntm-ky.

. G. \\\. Br New :■' Llabama.

Leigh, W. B Brownsville, Tew

Lanius, P. B Leeville,

Lumpkin, T. C ChaM "

Love, Ben F Fain

m. >y, Thomas Graem \ ... . Tennessee,

Montague, Jno. F C

Murray, <;. B - Gaini

Moore, Walters Bpringnel , lilasouri.

Melton, J. I - Oantn

McKem Winona, Mi l Iwl ppfc

Myers, J. C McMinnviUa, Tenneawe.

Martin, Wm. L HuntavJ , M a n a m a.

Manning, •'. V But*

Miller, c. A Bolivar,

Miller, A. N -. Chapel Hill, «



McCabe, H. C Ludlow, Mississippi.

Mixon, H. S Lagrange, Arkansas.

Marshall, Matt. M., Jr Trenton, Tennessee.

Neil.M. M "

Otey, W. S Wartrace, «

Patterson, A. M Falkville, Alabama.

Polley, James T Milan,Texas.

Patton. C. H - Florence, Alabama.

Plaster, R. H Keysburgh, Kentucky.

Pickett, H. L Statesville, Tennessee.

Riley, T. M Trenton, Kentucky.

Ridgell, Richard J Edoni, Tt-xas.

Ruble, C. N Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Robinson, Jas. H Harrodsburgh, Kentucky.

Robinson, Jno. D Memphis, Tennessee,

Reamey, J.S Friendship, "

Smith, E. P — Murfreesboro, "

Sivils, J. W i ., v Warrensburgh, Missouri.

Smith, A. G ; Livingston, Alabama.

Scales, E. D Franklin, Tennessee.

Stephens, W. S McKenzie, "

Simpson, Wm. T Huntsville, Alabama.

Spencer, E.N Paulding, Mississippi.

Shockley, W Spencer, Tennessee.

Thompson, J. M Nashville, "

Taylor, Zach Mason, "

Thompson, J. W New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tutwiier, P. A Havana, Alabama.

Turner, Jno. W Lagrange, Tennessee.

Talley, J. B Stephenson, Alabama.

Wells, V. M Winona, Misssissippi.

Wilson, G. A Lexington, "

Wert, 8. T Decatur, Alabama.

West, R. H Dallas, Texas.

Wood, C. H Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Wilkinson, Geo. E Yazoo; City, "

Whitson, Sam. L Centreville, Tennessee.


W. S. Stephens,
E. N. Spencer,
P. A. Tutwiier,
J. B. Talley,
J. R. Crowder,
B. A. Enloe,*

B. Gibbs,
T.C. Bilker,
J. B. Baines,
Frank P. Bond,
J. A.Harris,
B. B. Hart,
George P. Herndon,
J. C. Lumpkin,

A. B. Miller,
H. S. Mixon,

R. H. Plaster,
J. S. Reamey,
W. S. Otey,
H. G. McCall.f


James H. Robinson,
Simpson L. Harmon,
John F. Montague,
John W. Turner,
James S. Frazer,
James T. Poll ey,
Thomas S. Hill,
R. H. West,


Alex. M. Jackson,
Charles S. McKenzie,
William L. Martin,
J. A. Cavitt,
J. L. Dodd,
J. C. Farr,
Samuel E. Hill,
Philo H. Hiilyer, Jr.,

George E. Wilkinson,
H. C. McCabe,
J. W. Thompson,
Foster V. Brown,
Hugh C. Anderson,
C. D. Clark,
Andrew M. Patterson,
Aaron Heims,

jGraded June, 1872, but involuntarily omitted in list of graduates last year.



W. R. Leigh, Walter 8. Moore, W. R. Cavitt,

C. H. Patton, H. S. Boyd, G. A. Wilson,

J. W. Finklea, C. H. Wood. J. H. Godwin,

P. H. Lanius, James B. Cox, C.D.Cotton,

C. Y. Manning, J. L. Bodd, D. D. Hushes,

W. R. Bell, Richard J. Ridgell, J. W. Jagoe,

J. P. Byers, J. H. Catlin. Jr., A. G. Smith.

Thomas Malouoy,
Whole number of graduates 68


Tennessee 44

Mississippi 20

Texas 13

Alabama 10

Kentucky 7

Arkansas 5

Missouri 2

California 1

Louisiana 1

Total number Law Students 103



In the fall of 1842, the Commissioners appointed by the General Assembly to se-
lect a place to which " Cumberland College " should be removed from Princeton,
Kentucky, decided in favor of Lebanon, Tennessee. Funds were raised by the citi-
zens to procure a site and erect necessary buildings. The College went into operation
the next year, under the presidency of the venerable and distinguished Dr. F. R.
Cossitt, and was chartered by the Legislature, with the name of " Cumberland Uni-
versity." Some progress was made in a permanent endowment under the efficient
agency of Rev. J. M. McMurry, and large and expensive additions were made to the
buildings before the war. The close of the terrible conflict of arms between the sec-
tions, in 1SG5, found the endowment mostly lost, the spacious buildings in ashes, and
a considerable debt unpaid. In this gloomy state of things, the question of surren-
der or an effort to resuscitate was anxiously considered. The Mends here and else-
where rebuked the former, and with commendable unanimity and zeal adopted the
latter course. A handsome subscription Avas obtained for rebuilding, but enough
could not be realized to authorize the commencement of the work; but a large un-
finished building and fifty acres of ground were bought near the town, and prepared
at considerable expense for the use of all the departments, except the Law, which
provides for itself by renting. The title to this valuable property, as elsewhere stat-
ed, has been, by decree of the Chancery Court, on the application of the Truste »,
vested in the Theological Department forever for nine thousand dollars (one-half of
its cost) taken out of the proceeds of the sale oi some lots near Chicago, donated by
Judge Ewing many years ago, to that Department. This sum disencumbered^the
property and made the title clear.

By this arrangement, together with the appropriation of such other jmeans as
could be made available, the institution is now entirely out of debt, and holds the
valuable property above described, and the original college site, together with the
home of the young preachers, called " Camp Blake," of the value of $5,000, unincum-
bered. No doubt can now exist, if there ever was any entertained, that this time-hon-
ored institution is again on a firm foundation, and will continue for all future time>
as it has been in the past, a blessing to the church by which it was founded, as well
as the cause of education generally.

Nothing is now wanting to make this university more prosperous than it ever
was, but a fund sufficient to erect such buildings for the Collegiate Department, on
the old site, as the times and its former fame require, and a permanent, general, Or
professorship endowment, sufficient to make the salaries of able Professors secure-
A confident hope is indulged that these desirable objects will soon be accomplished
by the energetic co-operation of the friends of the enterprise. The laudable spirit
evinced to provide for the future by the Ball endowment scheme, gives assurance
that the necessary intermediate support will be given. That can afford but little aid

until the ten years expire.

The Trustees call upon the thousands of alumni sent out annually for the last
thirty years, all over the laud, to rally to the support of their Alma Mater. Very many
of them occupy high and influential positions in Church, State and Literature. They
are Presidents and Professors in Colleges, ornaments of the Pulpit, Judges on the
Bench and law-makers in the halls of Congress and Legislatures. If they can not
give money they can send students. Either will give strength. As in the past so in
the future, we will have in every department able and faithful Professors. Send us


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