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COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES. 699
legislature. The college commencement is on the third Thursday in September. Rev. H. L.
Baugher, D. D., is president.
RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE, VA.
This institution is located in Mecklenburg co., 88 miles south-west of Richmond. It was founded
in 1832. It is under the direction of the Methodists. There is a preparatory school connected with
it. It is reported as having 11 instructors in 1850, 145 students, and 124 alumni. Libraries, 6000
volumes. Commencement is on the second Wednesday of June. Rev. A. W. Smith is president.
RECTOR COLLEGE, VA.
Under the direction of the Baptists. Founded in 1839, and located in Taylor co. Instructors in
1850,3; students, 50; library, 2500 volumes. Commencement, the last Wednesday in September,
Charles Wheeler, A. M., president.
RICHMOND COLLEGE, VA.
This institution, located at Richmond, was founded in 1832. It is under the direction of the
Baptists. In 1850, it had 6 instructors, and 72 students, with a library of 1200 volumes. Commence-
ment is on the third Wednesday in December. Rev. Robert Ryland is president.
RUTGERS COLLEGE, N. J.
This institution is established at New Brunswick, 33 miles from New York and 56 from Philadel-
phia. It was founded in 1770, and named after a distinguished benefactor. It is under the direction
of the Reformed Dutch Church. A theological seminary is connected with it, and likewise a flourish-
ing grammar school. The principal college building is of stone, three stories in height, devoted to
public purposes. The students generally lodge with the families of the village. There were 9 in-
structors, and 76 students, in 1850 ; alumni, 513 ; libraries, 1600 volumes. Commencement is on the
fourth Wednesday in July. Theodore Frelinghuysen, LL. D., is the president.
ST. CHARLES'S COLLEGE, LA
This college is at Grand Coteau, and was established in 1838, by the Roman Catholics. Its in-
structors in all departments number 21, and the students in 1850,103. It has about 4000 volumes
in its libraries. Its commencement is about the middle of July. President, Thomas H. Soller, S. J.
ST. CHARLES'S COLLEGE, MO.
Established at St. Charles, in 1837. This college is under the direction of the Methodists. The
number of students was 20 in 1850, and the number of instructors 3. Library, 900 volumes. The
president is John W. Robinson.
ST. JAMES'S COLLEGE, MD.
Established in 1844, and located near Hagerstown. It is under the directon of the Episcopa-
lians. It has 10 instructors; students in 1850, 32; libraries, 3500 volumes. Commencement on th«
last Thursday in July. Rev. John B. Kerfoot, D. D., is president.
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, MD.
This institution, located at Annapolis, was incorporated in 1784, and received from the state $1750
per annum, on condition that the city should convey to the trustees 34 acres of land, the present site
of the institution, which had been given to the corporation by Lord Baltimore. It was opened Novem-
ber 10, 1789, by Rev. William Smith, D. D., as president pro tempore. The first commencement was
in 1793. In the high party excitements of 1805, the original grant, above referred to, was annulled.
The state has since, however, made appropriations for its support. The buildings are on an elevated
site, and command an extensive and delightful prospect. The college has 6 instructors ; students in
1850, 30 ; volumes in the library, 3292. Among its alumni are many of the distinguished men of
the state. The following is the list of presidents: Rev. John McDowell, LL. D., Rev. Henry L.
Davis, D. D., Rev. William Rafferty, D. D., and Rev. Hector Humphreys, D. D., who is now in office
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, N. Y.
Established at Fordham, by the Roman Catholics, in 1841. A. J. Thebaud, S. J., president. It
has 16 teachers, and 110 students; libraries, 9500 volumes. Commencement, second or third week
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, KY.
St. Joseph's is a Roman Catholic college, located at Bardstown. It was founded in 1819. It has
17 teachers, who, in 1850, had charge of 126 pupils in all the departments. The number of its
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