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teaching the district schools of the State, and when thus But besides this, the idea is constantly kept before engaged they were regarded as having attainments the minds of the students that they have made a solequal to the other district school teachers of their own emn promise that they will become teachers of disage, and yet these introductory examinations show trict schools. It is spoken of, therefore, as a matter most conclusively, that the most of them did well in of course, that they will be as good as their word. coming for a term to the Normal School. Indeed But they are told further that their promise is not kept many of the pupils do not hesitate to say of them- if they merely “keep a school.. To be men of their selves, that they were unfit to discharge the duties of word, they must strive to be efficient teachers. If they a teacher, and all declare that they have received ve- mean to be indolent and inefficient, it is better far for ry great advantage from the Normal School.

them not to teach at all. Hence this question is ever The students are expected to remain in the school before the mind of the Normal pupil, how shall I fit until they are fitted to graduate. This requires a myself to be a useful teacher? And he is told that, longer or a shorter period, according to the attain- in as far as knowledge is concerned, two things are ments, ability and industry of the pupil

. The majori- necessary: First, to be accurately acquainted with ty complete the course of studies in one year, but every subject that he will be required to teach; and many are required to remain from eighteen months to secondly, to be able to communicate his ideas in

plain and easily intelligible language. He is taught The following is a list of the names and duties of that it is no evidence of profundity to be incomprethe present corps of instructors:

hensible—that it is the easiest thing in the world to David P. Page, A. M., principal.

talk in such a way that no mortal mind can gather GEORGE R. Perkins, A. M., Professor of Mathematics. This meaning, and one of the most difficult

, as well as WILLIAM F. PHELPs, Permanent Teacher of Experi- valuable attainments, to be able to make a subject mental School.

intelligible to the capacity of a child. Now this is DARWIN G. Eaton, Teacher of Mathematics, &c. cominon sense, and it is believed that the students of SUMNER C. WEBB, Teacher of Arithmetic, History, &c. the Normal School appreciate it, and are earnestly enSILAS T. Bowen, Teacher Grammar, Mathematics, &c. deavoring to obtain accurate knowledge, and a perspicuWILLIAM W. CLARK, Teacher of Natural History and ous manner of telling what they know. And it is certain, Chemistry:

that if they obtain the latter quality, of speaking in a TRUMAN H. Bowen, Teacher of Vocal Music, &c. plain and simple manner, they will be forced to study, ELIZABETH C, Hance, Teacher of Reading and Geog- for ignorance is easily seen through the transparent raphy.

medium of simple language. Now the committee Ann MARIA Ostrom, Teacher of Drawing, &c. believe that these are two great lessons, which are

It is a fact worth mentioning, and one highly credi- taught in the Normal School, and which, if thoroughly table to the Normal School, that all of the teachers, learned, will amply compensate the student for a two with the exception of Messrs. Page and Perkins, are years residence in Albany; and they further believe, galuates vi the Normal School; and the sta eine at iliat a great end will be gained, if

, in any degree, the is made with pleasure, that they are most competent Normal School can thus aid in banishing ignoranca teachers, laboring assiduously to promote the best in- and grandiloquence from the teacher's desk. terests of the pupils, and they have the entire conti A list of the studies pursued in school, and also of dence of the committee.

the textbooks which are used, is given in the appenFor a full statement of the daily recitations of the dix (B.) In regard to studies, the committe have little school, see appendix (E.) An examination of this to add to what they have said in former reports. It programe of recitations, will show that the powers is well, however to state, that in addition to the course of the students are taxed to the utmost, and it may of instruction in the " theory and practice of teaching, therefore most truly be said, that there too heavily the principle has, during the yeai, given a course of taxed. To attend five recitations a day, is more than lectures to the graduating classes, on the details of inany student should be required to do; but under ex- struction, in which the everyday duties of the teacher isting circumstances this is, porians, unavoidable. are more fully illustrated and enforced, the better methThe most of the students are persons of limited ods of teaching the different branches, presented in a means, and it is only by the most rigid economy that familiar style, and the prominent faults and errors of they are able to remain at the school as long a time young teachers pointed out. This is found to be a as is now required for graduation. But if the nun- most profitable exercise, and the students engage in ber of the daily recitations was diminished, the con- it with great interest. sequence would be, that the pupils would be com In teaching Drawing, the study of perspective is pelledto remain one or two terms longer to complete connected with instruction in Geometry ; and imitathe prescribed course of studies. Now the limited tive drawing is made a class exercise in which a part pecuniary resources of the studea's will not permit of the class is required to draw upon the black board ilis; and however desirable such a change of the each day. This is a very important exercise for present regulations of the school may be, it is impossi- teachers ; fitting them to teach drawing to their puble to adopt it, for the effect would be to prevent pu- pils and also enabling them to illustrate many imporpils from attending the school.

tant subjects to their schools; indeed in the absence of The recitations of the school are characterized by apparatus, it is the only way in which the teacher can thoroughness. In every case an instructor is appoint- address the eye. The specimens of drawing execued to teach those branches in which he himself excels, ted by the pupils, are highly creditable both to them and for which he has a fondness. This fondness im- and their instructor, and the committee refer to these parts animation to his teaching, and a desirable en- specimens with pride and pleasure. thusiasm is awakened in the breasts of the pupils. The question is often asked by persons not familiar Hence there is less of listlessness in the recitation with the subject, “in what respect does the Normal rooms of the Normal School than is usual in other School differ from an ordinary academy, and why schools; while the student has this additional consid- cannot the best of our academies afford to teachers eration operating upon him as an incentive to atten- all the instruction and training which they require to tion, he knows he cannot receive a diploma until fit them for the work of instruction?” every study of the course is mastered.

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make a few remarks, not so much for the purpose of tical working of the School. The School began its answering objections which have been made to the seventh term on the 1st of November last. It has School, as to give accurate information in regard to therefore completed six whole terms. The following the course and methods of instruction pursued in it. table will show the number of students in each term,

1. The Normal School has a prescribed course of and also the number of graduates: study which the pupil is required to pursue. He is

Students. Graduates. not, (as is too often and unavoidably the case in acade 1st. Winter,

.98. mies, permitted to follow his own whims, studying 2d. Summer,

185 31 what he pleases, and in the order which may seem 3d. Winter,

47 best to him. Having been examined and classified, 4th. Summer,

.205 63 he is expected to take up those studies which his

5th. Winter,

178 46 ieachers think necessary for him. If he is ignorant oth. Summer,

221 64 of the elements, he must, however mortifying it may 7th. the present term,

200
he to his pride, go back to the first principles and mas-
ter them; nor is he allowed to leave a lower study

Total graduates,..

254 and enter upon a higher, until he has given the most

The number of names entered on the Register, insatisfactory evidence that he thoroughly understands dependent of those now in the school, is 537. That the lower study. 2. The Normal pupil is subjected to a rigor of daily school, have for a longer or shorter period enjoyed its

is, 537 persons who now have no connection with the examination, which is impossible in an academy: - advantages. Of those 537, 234 are graduates, and -He is required not only to recite a lesson, but also to the connection of the remaining 283 with the Normal illustrate it, as a teacher would to his pupils. A les- School, ceased before they had graduated. son, or the subject of study, is not regarded as mas

The committee have felt very desirous to obtain aetered, until the pupil can tell what he knows, and can curate information as to the pursuits of these 537 pergive full information upon it without its being necesing of some dozen interrogatories. He who cannot Of the graduates, there have died,. sary to draw that information out of him by the ask- sons, and the result of their inquiries will now be predo this when it is required of him, is regarded as ha- Never taught,... ving fallen short, and he must study the more dili- Taught six months, and then relinquished tlie gently and come up to this mark. He is made to feel

profession on account of ill health, that he has come to the State school for two purposes Taught from six months to a year, and then left —first, to acquire knowledge, and secondly, to learn the State to teach in other Siates, .. how to communicate that knowledge to others. Now, Taught six morohs, and then engaged in other the former he may acquire at a good academy as pursuits, well as at the Normal School; but the latter he can- Graduates who have taught in the State, but in not, and yet without the latter, he will be useless as

academies or select schools only,. a teacher.

Graduates who, after teaching in the common 3. A much longer time is spent in the recitation

schools of the State, from six months to two room than is possible in our academies. In the Nor

years, have gone into academies or select mal School eachi recitation occupies forty-five min schools,

7 utes, and the student is engaged in recitation nearly Graduates whom the committee, from the best infour hows every day..

formation which they could gain, believed to 4. There are siudies necessarily pursued in the Nor be now engaged in teaching the common mal School, some of which, though appropriate to schools of this State,.

222 academies, are not usually taught in them, and others

It is due to the memory of those who have died, would be wholly out of place elsewhere than in the to state, that there is no reproach upon their names for Normal School." of the former class are vocal niusic the violation of plighted faius; all of them died at and drawing, and of the latter are daily recitations and their post. lectures on the theory and practice of teaching. In Now these statistics speak volumes in favor of the deed, it may be said with strict regard to truth, that moral principle of the graduates of the Normal School; one-half of the time of the Normal pupil is necessa- of the 254 graduates, all, except five, have taught for rily and properly occupied about matters that concern

a longer or shorter period in the district schools, and of the teacher's work. But this could not be done in the these five, two are now teaching in academies of the academy without doing great injustice to those of the State. And it may be well to mention in this connecpupils who have no desire to fit themselves for instruct- tion, a cireumstance which has come to the knowi. ing, and if in the academy a majority of the pupils edge of the committee within the last week. were designed for teachers, and a course of studies At a teachers' instituite lately held, a gentleman suitable for them were introduced, then it would cease from New York citered one of the dudents of the to be an academy, that is a place designed for the in- school a situation as a teacher at a salary of $300; struction of prepils in the higher branches, and it would she replied, she could not accept his ofier, for she become in fact a Normal School.

had made a soleran proinise that she would teach in From these remarks it will be seen, that the acade- district schools. It is proper to add, that the present my and the Normal School, are in their very nature salary of this high-inded young woman is $10 per wholly different institutions. In the academy many month. things must be taught, which would be out of place

But the 283 undergraduates, whose connection with in the Normal School, and in like manner many sub- the school has ceased, must now be spoken of. Of jects must be pursued long and thoroug!uly in the lat- these ter, which would be very inappropriate in the acade- Died, my, and would seriously interfere with the advance. In the school one term or less, and left without ment of the other pupils.

being qualified to teach, .

9 STATISTICS.

Dismissed for incompetence or misconduct, 10 The Committee would now present to the Regents, Married, (a female,). certain statistics, which will throw light upon the prac- Left to enter college, a student for ce tern,

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in past years have been found to be incompetent or Total,

31 immoral, were chiefly from the class of pupils who

in former reports have been spoken of under the Of these 31, few, if any, have taught in the common name of volunteers. By the present mode of apschools since they left the Sia'e institution. Of the pointing pupils, ard especially if the superintendents remaining 252:

are faithful, no unsuitable persons either as to morals Teaching in other states,...

3 or ability, will be found in the School. Taught one year and then relinquished the busi

During the past year vocal music has been taught ness on account of ill health,..

1 by one of the teachers of the School, who is also emFemales, who have taught from six months to

ployed in teaching other branches. Agricultural chetwo years and then relinquished the business

mistry has also received considerable attention. on account of marriage,.

The mention of agricultural chemistry calls up to Taught common schools from six months to two the recollection of the committee the name of Silas years, and then engaged in academies or se

Wright. That distinguished statesman urged upon lect schools,

2 the committe and Faculty of the School the imporThose of whom nothing definite is known, (these tance of paying much attention to this subject. He were students of the last term, and there has said that most of the pupils would probably be em

been no opportunity of hearing from them,).. 39 ployed in the rural districts of the State, wliere they Those whom the committee, from the best infor might, if well informed, improve greatly the present

mation which they could gain, believed to be modes of culture, and call forth more largely the reengaged in the common schools of this.state,: 199 sources of the State, which as yet are very imperfect,

From these statements it appears: first, that of ly developed. And the committee will be pardoned these 537 graduates and undergraduates, 501 hare if they mention another fact in regard to this disbeen engaged for a longer or shorter period in the dis- tinguished man. When he was elected to the office trict schools of the State, since their connection with of governor, he was far from friendly to the Normal the Normal School ceased; and secondly, that 421 School, and hence in his first message he did not say are believed to be now employed in the district schools a single word in commendation of it. But afterwards, of this State.

when he came to reside in Albany, he had an opporThese statistics give also the data hy which may le tunity of visiting the school, and of seeing its practidetermined the actual expense incurred by the Siate cal working, he became its friend and advocate, and in sending each of these teachers into thie district in his message of 1846, he presents his views in reschool. If the $30,000, drawn from the treasury du- gard to the School in a clear and masterly manner.ring the last three years, be divided by 21, which is The committee are also happy to add, that the county the number of the pupils now believed to be teaching, of St. Lawrence, where Nir. Wright resided, which it shows that each of these teachers have cost the did not at first avail itself of the advantages of the State $71.25.* And when it is taken into account, Normal School, is now fully represented. that during the first year

the

expenses of the School were necessarily much greater in proportion to the results than they can be in future years; that during

There are at present 732 volumes in the Miscellathe first year the graduates were only 34, and that neous Library, showing an increase of 39 volumes they now number about one hundred a year; also since last report

. The Text book Library numbers 5,that about a hundred under graduates very well pre

710 volumes. In both libraries there are 6,412 vol's. pared to teach, leave the school yearly and engage in

The philosophical and chemical apparatus has been our district schools; it will be seen that the expense supposed to be as extensive as the wants of the school of each teacher to the State will not propably exceed require, hence but slight additions have been made $50.

during the year. The committee are happy to bear It is proper in this place to state, that in general the witness to the excellent condition of the apparatus, most flattering accounts have been received of the evincing, as it does the capability and efficieney of manner in which the pupils of the Normal School are the teacher in this department. discharging their duties as teachers.

The experimental school is composed of one hunThe affairs of the School during the last

dred pupils, between the ages of six and 16 years, year

have strengthened the convictions of the committee in fa- drawn from families resident in the city of Albany." vor of the Normal School. The teachers are compe

One half this number are fatherless children, who retent and faithful, and of the pupils it is only necessa- ceire their instruction gratuitously. The remaining ry to state, that during the summer term, there was which defrays the expenses of sustaining the school.

pay a tuition of twenty dollars per year, each, not a single case of discipline. Every thing in and The great design of this department is to afford the about the school is orderly; the kindest feeling seems to exist among the pupils

, and they display great af- Normal graduates an opportunity to practice the modes fection for their teachers. But above all, there is con- of instructiun and discipline inculeated in the Normal stantly manifested a regard for what is right, and there School, as well as to ascertain their aptness to teach is in the Normal School what the committee have and to perform the various and complicated functions never seen in the same degree in any other school of the teacher's high office. To secure these ends, a moral power which keeps in check the least tenden- the department is placed under the supervision of a

permanent teacher, whose duty it is to govern, arcy to evil doing.

range and classify it according to his best judgment, * In this calculation, the $9.000 appropriated for the establish- and to make such criticisms and suggestions relative lishment of the school is not taken into account, because, first, lit to the modes of instruction adopted by the teachers, ile more than half of it is as yet expended; ard secondly, the as circumstances may require. The instruction of books, furniture, &c., which have been bought with it, are now in the pupils is mainly performed by eight members of though $5000 has been expended within the three last years, yet the graduating class per week; four of whom act as it ought not to be regarded as a charge against the present school. “observers,” and four as teachers. At the commence

LIBRARY AND APPARATUS.

EXPERIMENTAL

SCHOOL.

THE HISTORY OF THE PAST YEAR.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

general

ment of every term this class is met by the perma- NEW YORK STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, IN ACCOUNT WITH THE nent teacher, their relations to the school are clearly defined, and a copy of the regulations and blank re

1847,

Dr. port is presented to each member. They are thus afforded ample opportunity to become acquainted with Sept. 30, To cash paid from September 30, 1846, to

this date, for improving the school buildtheir duties, and to prepare for their proper discharge

ing, including the finishing and furnishbefore being called upon to engage in them.

ing of three new rooms with stoves and The aim has been to present to the inspection of these teachers, a school, which, in point of classifica

fixtures, repairs of roof, deafening the floor, &c.,;

$657 33 tion, arrangements and system, should be a model;

To cash paid for text books, libraand' at the same time to furnish them with every fa

ry books, &c.,.

367 41 cility for giving a fair specimen of their tact and abil

To cash paid for apparatus, chemity as instructors of the young; From their entrance

icals, &c.,..

95 49 into this school to their exit, their course is carefully

To cash paid for mileage of the noticed, their excellencies commended, and their faults corrected. The better to do this work, teacher's meet

students,

3,128 55

To cash paid for the salaries of ings have been instituted. After the close of the daily session they are called together, and the errors

teachers, .

5,929 00

To cash paid for support of the of the day are commented upon in a kind of

experimental school one year,inlecture, and at the same time the “better way” is

cluding repairs of roof, deafenpointed out. They are, furthermore, allowed to ask

804 07 any questions relative to the school, or upon any sub

ing floor, &c......

To cash paid for incidental expenject connected with their duties as teachers. To give

ses, including fuel, cleaning, pay greater variety and interest to these meetings, as well

779 23 as to cultivate the teaching faculty, subjects are as

of janitors, librarians, &c.,. .

To cash in bank, Sept. 30, 1847,. 78 42 signed to the acting teachers beforehand, who, at a specified time, are allotted twenty minutes to devolop

$11,835 50 it, in the same manner as they would be required to do before a class of younger pupils. They are advis

1847.

Cr. ed to study brevity and perspicuity in these exercises, Sept. 30, By cash in bank, Sept. 30, 1346,.. $554 31 and whenever there is a failure in these respects it is

By cash received at sundry times pointed put to them. Two exercises of this kind are

from the Comptroller, by draft of expected from each teacher, which sets him to think

the Superintendent, from the apon the best modes of imparting his knowledge to others, besides bringing the experience of all into one

propriation to “ Éstablish the

Normal School” to this date, common store-house. The Permanent Teacher is in

since Sept. 30, 1846,. the habit, at these meetings, of giving short lectures

1,000 00

By cash received as above from on various matters connected with school duties, methods of instruction, &c. They are for the pres

the appropriation, to support

the Normal School,” ent held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,

9,500 00

By cash received from Sept. 30, of each week, from 3 to 4 P. M.

1846, to this date, for tuition in The reports required to be made are thorough and searching. The blank has been so constructed as to

the experimental school,...... 766 50 call their attention to most of the important items in a

By cash received of sundry Nor

mal students for loss of text teacher's round of duty, and it is hoped by thus di

books, ....

14 69 recting their attention for two weeks to these matters, that such an impression may be made, as shall influ

$11,835 50 ence them throughout their whole course as teachers. These reports are made to the permanent teacher, who

DOCUMENTS. passes his judgment upon the labors of the individu

(A.) als, and brings his case before the faculty, about the time of making out the graduation list. It is under- NAMES AND RESIDENCES, OF THE PUPILS WHO RECEIVED stood that his course in this school has a material in THE DIPLOMA OF GRADUATION APRIL 1ST, 1847. fluence in deciding the question of his graduation. A statement of the receipts and expenditures, from Cornelia E. Gifford, Albany,

Albany. September 30th, 1846, to September 30th, 1847, is Eliza Winton,

Havana,

Chemung. herewith submitted, and the vouchers for every item Emily E. Jones,

New-Lebanon,

Columbia, Elizabeth Stiles,

Tompkins,

Delaware. of expenditure are in the possession of the commit

Emeline J. Fenn, Davenport,

do. tee.

Marcia L. Hard,

Hunter.

Greene. All of which is respectfully submitted.

Maria L. Isham,

Watertown,

Jefferson, WM. H. CAMPBELL, Nancy A. Turner,

Nelson,

Madison.
S. YOUNG,
Sophia A. McNaughton, Mumford,

Monroe.
GIDEON HAWLEY, Emily Baily,

Utica,

Oneida.
H. BLEECKER.
Maria P. Mason, Sangerfield"

do.

Susan Maria Cox, I concur in the foregoing report.

Onondaga Hollow, Onondaga.
Henrietta B. White, Baldwinsville,

do
N. S. BENTON,
Jane A. Butin,
Fabius,

do
Sup't of Common Schools.

Sarah A. Gue.

Farmington, Ontario, ALBANY, December 13th, 1847.

Frances M. Sherman, Saratoga,

Saratoga. It is necessary to add, that since the date of the Delia Krum,

Middleburgh, Schoharie,

Nancy McHinch, Broome, above report, the institution has experienced a severe

do loss in the death of David P. Page, Principal. The salmon 0. Simonds,

Cynthia A. Osborn. Yorktown,

Westchester,

Conewango, Cattaraugus. Executive Committee have chosen Professor Perkins Charles C. Shorkley, Scipio,

Cayuga. to the vacant office.

James E. Dexter,
Locke,

do

NAMES.

TOWN.

COUNTY,

Azariah S. Palmer, lianover,

Chatauque.
William Smith,

Richfield,

Otsego.
Harry Cole,

Sherburne,
Chenango. J. H. Stephens,

Rockland.

New City,
Hiram C. Burlingame, Norwich,

do
John F. Stoddard,

Sullivan.

Liberty,
James Baldwin, Jr., Preble,
Cortland. Joseph H. Tompkins, Perry,

Wyoming James Wood, Jr., Wales,

Erie.
D. Waterbury,

Middletown, Delaware.
Oscar W. Lord,

Bethany,
Genesee. J. P. Welsh,

Syracuse,

Onondaga. Oaklield, Gecrge D. Chapel,

do

William L. Wood, Charlottsville, Schoharie. George L. Farnham, Watertown,

Jefferson, L. M. Wiles,

Perry,

Wyoming. John Felt, Jr.,

Felt's Mills,

do

Ladies 25; gentlemen 37; total, 62. William J. Grannis, Lyine,

do Francis Ferry,

Liecester,
Livnigston.

(B.) Jedediah Gaskell, Porter,

Niagara,

(See Circular of the Sec. of State, in another column) Myron Wheaton, Tully,

Onondaga.
Joseph H. Palmer, Granby,

Oswego.
Jsaac Johnson,
Palermo,
do

(c.) Thomas H. Reed, Carmel,

Putnam. As frequent inquiries are received from other States William Ross,

Ovid,

Seneca.

for the act of the Legislature establishing the Normal Edward H. Hallock, Southold,

Suifolk.

School, it has been thought proper to append it to this Jereroiah G. Tuthill,

do

do Jairah I. Foote,

report. Sangerties,

Ulster. Thomas P. Hunt,

AN ACT for the establishment of a Normal School. Cambrige,

Washington. Ezra Leonard,

Passed May 7, 1844. Lyons,

Wayne. Benjamin F. Cooke, Penn-Yan,

Yates. The People of the state of New-York, represented in SenHenry A. Bruner, Starkey,

do

ate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Females 19; males 27; total, 16.

1. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the

comptroller, to the order of the superintendents of NAMES AND RESIDENCES OF THE PUPILS WHO RECEIVED

common schools, from that portion of the avails of THE DIPLOMA OF GRADUATION, SEPTEMBER 16, 1847. the literature fund appropriated by chapter two hunNAMES.

dred and forty-one, of the Laws of one thousani eight POST-OFFICE.

COUNTY. Margaret S. Arnout, New-York,

New-York. hundred and thirty-four, to the support of acac emical Pheba A. Barnard, Union Village, Washington departments for the instruction of teachers of common Emily S. Corwin, Gloversville, Fulton.

schools, the sum of nine thousand six hundred dolCatharine M. Griffin, New-York,

New-York.

lars which sum shall be expended under the direction Jane A. Holbrook, Lima,

Livingston. Marguerite A. Hillman, Albany,

Albany.

of the superintendent of common schools, and the Emeline D. Howard, Perry Centre, Wyoming

regents of the university, in the establishment and Clarissa Harris,

Portland,

Chautauque, support of a normal school for the instruction and Frances J. Johnston, Northumberland, Saratoga. practice of teachers of common schools in the science Elizabeth M. Lewis, Groton,

Tompkins. of education, and in the art of teaching, to be located Sarah J. Loomis, Wampsville, Madison.

in the county of Albany. Charlotte McDuffie, Albany,

Albany:

§ 2. The sum of ten thousand dollars shall, after A. McSorley,

Attica,

Oneida. Barbara H. McDonnell, New-York,

New-York.

the present year, be paid annually by the treasurer on Sarah S. Niles,

Hamilton,

Madison.

the warrant of the comptroller to the superintendent Marietta A. Noble, Warren,

Herkimer. of common schools for the revenue of the Literature A. Louisa Ostrom, Moscow,

Livingston. Fund, for the maintainance and support of the school Marion Phelps,

West Groten, Tompkins. so established, for five years, and till otherwise directAnn Amenia Pomeroy, New York, New-York.

ed by law. Lucy A. Riley,

Almond,

Allegany.

$ 3. The said school shall be under the supervision, Catharine Robinson, Rose,

Wayne. Elvira Searle,

Fort Plain, Montgomery management and government of the superintendent Sarah A. Sherman, Bemis' Heights, Saratoga.

of common schools and the regents of the university. Catharine A. Terry, Clymer,

Chautauque. The said superintendent and regents shall, from time Mary Whalon,

Milton,

Saratoga, to time, make all needful rules and regulations, to fix A. Butler, Jr.,

Westfield,

Richmond.

the number and compensation of teachers and others R. W. Baker, Pavillion Centre, Genesee,

to be employed therein, to prescribe the preliminary G. E, Benson,

North Easton, Washington. G. H. Collier,

Mina,

Chautauque.

examination and the terms and conditions on which H. W. Collins,

Kirkland,

Oneida. pupils shall be received and instructed therein, the J. T. Conklin,

Brooklyn,

Kings. number of pupils from the respective cities and counL, B. Corey,

Ferguson's Corner, Yates. ties, conforming as nearly as may be to the ratio of Isaac T. Davis,

Coeymans Hollow, Albany. population, to fix the location of the said school, and J. M. Denton,

Durham,

Greene.

the terms and conditions on which the grounds and G. H. Dunham,

Orangeville, Wyoming Elihu Enos, Jr.,

Kingsboro,

Fulton.

buildings therefor shall be rented, if the same shall not Park Fellows,

Syracuse,

Onondaga.

be provided by the corporation of the city of Albany, Judson Flatt,

Barton,

Tioga.

and to provide in all things for the good government J. W. Frisbee,

Roxbury,

Delaware. and management of said school. They shall appoint Addison C. Gibbs, East Otto,

Cattaraugus. a board consisting of five persons, of whom the said Charles H. Gillett, Scott,

Cortland.

superintendent shall be one, who shall constitute an Edward Gray,

Oswego,

Oswego. executive committee for the care, management and Samuel Hallett,

East Canisteo, Steuben. John B. Loomis, Champion,

Jefferson,

government of the said school under the rules and reGilbert Losee,

Sprout Creek, Dutchess. gulations prescribed as aforesaid, whose duty it shall Andrew L. Martin, Milan,

do be from time to time to make full and detailed reports James E. McVean, Caledonia,

Livingston. to the said superintendent and regents, and among W. D. Nichols,

Terlin,

Rensselear. other things to recommend the rules and regulations J. R. Page,

Bethany,

Genesee.

which they deem necessary and proper for said school. Ilezekiah E. Pitcher, Nichols,

Tioga,

§ 4. The superintendent and regents shall annually II. P. Platt,

Schroon Lake, Essex. J. B. Poucher,

transmit to the legislature a full account of their proNorth Sterling, Cayuga John Prentice,

Troy,

Rensselaer. ceedings and expenditures of money under this act, Enos K. Reed,

Jamesville, Onondaga. together with a detailed report by said executive com

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