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COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES. 697
MADISON UNIVERSITY, N. Y.
This institution is located at Hamilton, Madison co. It was incorporated in 1819, under the name
of the Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary. It is under the direction of the Baptists, and
was originally designed'as a school for the instruction of young men preparing for the ministry in
that denomination, under the patronage of their Education Society. It has since been elevated into
a college, having both a preparatory school and a theological department connected with it. It
has 7 instructors in the collegiate, 3 in the theological, and 1 in the preparatory department.
Students in 1850 — collegiate 93. theological 22, preparatory 25; alumni, 200; libraries, 7000
volumes. Commencement third Wednesday in August.
MARIETTA COLLEGE, O.
This college was founded in 1833, at Marietta, on the Ohio River. Like the college on the West-
ern Reserve, it was established mainly to meet the wants of the country for competent teachers and
ministers of the gospel. Efforts have recently been made, with success, to increase the funds. The
number of instructors is 6 ; number of students in 1850, 55; alumni, 113, 44 of whom have already
entered the ministry. The libraries contain 6400 volumes. Commencement is on the last Wednes-
day in July. Rev. Henry Smith, D. D., is president.
McKENDREE COLLEGE, IS.
Founded at Lebanon, in 1835. Under the direction of the Methodists. It had 4 instructors and
about 60 students in 1850. Libraries, 1800 volumes. Commencement is on the second Wednesday
in July. The president is Rev. A. W. Cummings.
MARSHALL COLLEGE, PA.
Founded in 1836, and located at Mercersburg. It has 11 instructors. The number of students in
1850 was 81; alumni, 94; volumes in the libraries, about 7000. Commencement is on the last
Wednesday in August. The president is Rev. John W. Nevin, D. D.
MASONIC COLLEGE, MO.
This college is located at Palmyra, in Marion co. It was established in 1831. It has 5 instructors
and about 50 students. It has about 2500 volumes in its library. Commencement is on the last
Thursday in September. J. Worthington Smith president.
MERCER UNIVERSITY, GA.
This institution is under the direction of the Baptists. It was founded in 1838, and located at
Penfield. There are about 3000 volumes in its library. Instructors, 6; students in 1850, 61. Com-
mencement on the last Wednesday in July. Rev. J. L. Dagg, D. D., is president.
MIAMI UNIVERSITY, O.
This institution is at Oxford, in Butler co., adjoining the state of Indiana. It was founded in
1809, and went into operation in 1824. The lands of the township of Oxford, a territory six miles
square, and containing a population of several thousand inhabitants, were owned in fee simple by
the university. The annual revenue of the institution is therefore large, and continually increasing.
The location is represented as delightful. The number of instructors is 6 ; the number of students
in 1850, 66; and of alumni, 343. There are about 7000 volumes in the libraries. Commencement
is on the second Thursday in August. Rev. E. D. Macmaster, D. D., president.
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, VT.
This college was incorporated in 1800. It is pleasantly situated in Middlebury, 32 miles south of
Burlington, in Addison co. The funds of the institution have been derived entirely from individual
donations. The college buildings are two in number; one of wood, three stories high, containing
the chapel, recitation rooms, and rooms for students; the other a spacious edifice of stone, 108 feet
by 40, four stories high, containing 48 rooms for students. The libraries contain about 8500 volumes.
The cabinet contains 2700 specimens in zoology, 400 in botany, 1500 in mineralogy, 1750 in geology.
The faculty consists of the president, four professors, and one tutor. Alumni in 1850, 877. Com-
mencement, third Wednesday in August.
Accessus. . Succession of Presidents. Exitus.
1800. . . . . . Rev. Jeremiah Atwater, D. D...... 1809.
1810......Rev. Henry Davis, D. I).......1817.
1818......Rev. Joshua Bates, D. D....... 1840.
1841......Rev. Benjamin Labaree, D. D.
A Gd.zBtt.GQr of the United States of America by John Hayward.
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