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township schools to a state university, wherein tuition shall be gratis, and equally open to all." The 36th part of every township of land is reserved for the support of education; but no general system has yet been devised and carried into effect.


This institution, which is situated at Bloomington, about 60 miles SSW. of Indianapolis, was incorporated in 1827, and endowed by Congress with two townships of land. About two thirds of the land have been sold, and the proceeds form a productive fund of $60,000. There are two college buildings, one 36 feet by 25, containing recitationrooms; the other 75 feet by 50, of three stories; the lower story forming a chapel, the 2d, recitation-rooms; the 3d, rooms for literary societies. The library contains 400 volumes; and the students' libraries 200. Faculty in 1833.

Rev. Andrew Wylie, D. D., President.
Ebenezer Elliott, Prof. Math.

Beaumont Parks, Prof. Lang.
Matthew Campbell, Tutor.

Number of students in the college classes, in 1833, 34; and 10 in the English department.- Whole number graduated 10.

Commencement is on the last Wednesday in September. Two Vacations; - October and May.

Annual expense of education about $100.


This institution, which is at South Hanover, 6 miles below Madison, was founded in 1825, by the Rev. Messrs J. M. Dickey and J. F. Crowe, and incorporated in 1829. It is styled "South Hanover College and Indiana Theological Seminary;" and comprises a collegiate, a theological, and a literary department. The principal colleg edifice is 100 feet by 40, and three stories high. The system of manual labor is introduced. The corporation consists of 16 members.

Faculty in 1833.

Rev. James Blythe, D. D., Pres. Prof.

M. A. H. Niles, A. B., Prof. Lang.

Rev. J. F. Crowe, Vice-President & Prof. Rev. John Matthews, D. D., Proj. Theol.
Logic, &c.
Rev. J. W. Cunningham, A. B., Prof. Bibl.

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Number of college students, in 1833, 35; theological 5; students in the preparatory department 52; - total 92.

Vacations; - 1st, from the last Wednesday in September to the 1st Monday in November; - 2d, from the last Wednesday in March to the 1st Monday in May.

Annual expenses; - college bills $15; board ($1 a week) $42; roomrent $1; fuel and lights $5; washing $4: - total $67. For manual labor deduct $25- leaving $42.

Indiana Historical Society; organized in 1830; incorporated in 1831. Benjamin Parke, President.



JOHN REYNOLDS, Governor; term of office expires on the 1st Monday

in December, 1834; salary, $1,000.

Zadoc Casey, Lieutenant-Governor.

Present number of Senators, 26; Representatives, 55; pay of each, usually $3 a day.

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The judges of the Supreme Court officiate also as judges of the Circuit Courts.


A thirty-sixth part of every township of land is granted to the support of schools; and three per cent. of the net proceeds of the United States' lands, sold within the state, is appropriated for the encouragement of earning, of which a sixth part is required to be bestowed on a college or university. But the state has not yet done any thing for the establishment of schools; and no system of general education has been formed. Funds from the sale of lands, have been received to a considerable amount; but instead of being applied to the support of schools, they have hitherto been employed to meet the demands of the state. The subject, however, arrests the attention of individuals; and in February, 1833, a society was formed at Vandalia, styled the "Illinois Institute of Education," the object of which is the promotion of education in the state.


This institution, which was founded in 1830, is pleasantly situated at Jacksonville, a flourishing town, in a very fertile district of country, which is very rapidly increasing in population. The sum of $46,000 has been raised, wholly from private benevolence, to be expended in the purchase of land, the erection of buildings, the procuring of a library, apparatus, &c., the support of instructors, and the putting in operation the system of manual labor; but no provision has yet been made for permanent endowments. There are two college edifices, one 65 feet by 36, of two stories, containing a chapel, 4 recitation-rooms, and 8

rooms for students; the other 104 feet by 40, four stories high, besides a basement story, having two wings 36 feet by 27, of two stories, occupied by the families of the president and professors. The main body of the building contains 32 rooms, having each two bed-rooms, for students; and the basement contains a kitchen and dining-hall. The library contains about 1,200 volumes; the chemical apparatus is tolerably complete; the philosophical is yet very limited. A farm of 228 acres of very excellent land, with three work-shops, belong to the institution. This institution comprises two departments, the collegiate and the preparatory.

Faculty in 1833.

Rev. Edward Beecher, A. M., President. J. Turner, A. B., Inst. Greek & Latin. Rev. J. M. Sturtevant, A. M., Prof. Mat., Erastus Cotton, A. B., Instructor Prepar. & Nat. Phil.

Truman M. Post, A. M., Inst. Gr. & Latin.


Commencement is on the 3d Wednesday in August. Vacations; 1st, from commencement, 6 weeks; - 2d, from the Wednesday before December 25th, 2 weeks; 3d, from the 2d Wednesday in April, 4 weeks. Annual expenses; - tuition $16,50; room-rent from $5 to $10; repairs and recitation-rooms $3; board and washing from $45 to $60 total from $ 69,50 to $89,50.

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No students have yet been graduated, and only two classes (the Sophomore and Freshman, each having 4 members), had, previous to the summer vacation of 1833, been formed. The following remarks are given from the best authority: Aug. 1833. —" Our average number of students has been 65, including both departments. The greater part are yet in the preparatory department; but a considerable number will enter college this fall. Three years ago, there were none in the state fitted to enter college, and no preparatory schools. Hence the necessity of fitting our own scholars for college, and the small number yet in the college classes."


This institution was founded by the Baptists in 1833, at Alton, on the east bank of the Mississippi, 4 miles above the junction of the Missouri, and 20 miles above St. Louis. It is designed to comprise both a college and a theological seminary. A brick edifice is now in progress; and arrangements have been made to obtain the library (1,200 volumes) at Rock Spring, where there has heretofore been a Baptist seminary.



DANIEL DUNKLIN, Governor; term of office expires on the 3d Monday

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Judges, William C. Carr. David Todd, John D. Cook, Priestly H. McBride, John F. Ryland. Salary of each $1,000.


Population of Missouri according to a census taken under the authority of the state government, in 1832, 176,236, including 32,184 slaves, and 681 free persons of color.


Public lands have been granted by Congress of considerable extent in this state for the support of education; but no system of free schools has yet been put in operation. There are flourishing female academies at St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Ferdinand, and Apple Creek, under the direction of Catholic ladies. A number of other academies have been incorporated, and a college in Marion county is about to be commenced.


This institution, which was founded in 1829, and styled St. Louis College, was incorporated December, 1832, under the name and style of St. Louis University, and it is conducted by the Fathers of the Society of the Jesuits. It has an elevated and pleasant situation just on the confines of the city of St. Louis. The edifice is 130 feet by 40, of 4 stories, including the basement; and the library contains between 4,000 and 5,000 volumes. The course of instruction embraces both a mercantile and a classical education. The instructors consist of 6 professors, who are Catholic clergymen, and 5 assistant tutors. Rev. Peter J. Verhaegen, President.

The students, in 1833, consisted of 86 boarders, 8 half boarders, and 60 day scholars; - total 154. The scholastic year commences on the 1st of September, and ends on the 31st of July, on which day is a public exhibition or commencement. Annual expenses, for tuition, in the various branches of English education; in Greek, Latin, French, and Spanish; also for board, washing, &c. $150, and $ 10 entrance.


This institution, which is situated at the Barrens in Perry county, was established in 1822, by Dr. William Du Bourg, Catholic Bishop of New Orleans, and has lately been incorporated. It has received no endowment or foreign assistance. As the power of conferring degrees has been but recently granted, there are yet very few graduates, though many have finished their education here. It has a library of about 6,000 volumes; is under the government of a president, prefect, and 14 professors and assistants; and it had, in August, 1833, 124 students. Commencement is at the end of September; after which there is a vacation till the 1st of November. Annual expense for tuition, board, washing, &c., $112.

Rev. John M. Odin, President. Rev. Joseph Paquin, Prefect.

St. Mary's Seminary, a diocesan clerical seminary or theological school, connected with the college is under the care of the priests of the Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent of Paul. Young men designed for the clerical profession, are educated here without rendering any other compensation than some assistance in teaching such classes in the college as may suit their capacity. The present number of students is 15; but the number has been much greater. -There are 8 priests and5 lay brothers, all under the direction of the Superior. Rev. John B. Tornatore, Superior, who is also Vicar General.

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The District of Columbia is under the immediate government of Congress. The city of Washington became the seat of the government of the United States in 1800; and it is the residence of the President and the other chief executive officers of the national government. The Congress of the United States meets every year at Washington on the 1st Monday in December, unless it is otherwise provided by law and the Supreme Court of the United States meets here annually on the 2d Monday in January.


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The chief judge of the Circuit Court holds also a District Court.

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