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The following list of volumnes needed to complete our files of periodicals is printed in the hope that some of our friends may be willing to supply our deficiencies from the accumulations in their attics:
Academy (London), v. 23-30; American Architect, v 1-18; American Naturalist, v, 1, 6-11, 13-19; American Presbyterian Review, v. 1-11; Appleton's Journal, old series, v. 1-17; Arena, v. 1-4. 15-date; Athenæum (London), 1892; Baptist Quarterly, complete; Barnard's American Journal of Education, complete; Blackwood's Magazine, V. 1-5, 9-38, 51-54, 61-64, 68, 92; British Quarterly Review, v. 1-52 Catholic World, v. 1-10, 14-16, 18, 20-41, 45-46; Charities Review, complete; Christian Examiner, v. 5-6, 16, 20-21, 25-34, 37-41; Critic (N. Y.), old series, v. 1 & 2; Democratic Review, v. 4-6, 12, 15, 19, 28-29, 32-43; Dial (Chicago), v. 1-11; Eclectic Magazine, v. 1-15, 64, 66-date; Electrical Engineer, v. 1-10; Electrical World, v. 1-16: Electrician, v. 1-28; Harper's Weekly, v.4-12, 25-29; Lippincott's Magazine, complete; Literary World (Boston), v. 1-9; McClure's Magazine, complete; Macmillan's Magazine, complete; Methodist Magazine, v. 1-11; Methodist Quarterly, v. 1-22; Missionary Review of the World, old series, v. 1-10; Nature, v. 3-32 and Jan.-Oct., 1894; New England Magazine, old series, v. 1-6; New Review, complete; North British Review, v. 38-43; Public Opinion, v. 1-5; Railroad Gazette, v. 1-30; Review of Reviews, v. 1-3; Saturday Review, complete; Scientific American, v. 1-29; Scientific American Supplement, v. 1-2; Scottish Review, v. 1-8: Southern Quarterly Review, v. 1-7, 14-1856; Spectator, v. 1-57; Westminster Review, v. 1-19.
Gifts of these magazines, either in volumes, bound or unbound, or in separate numbers, will be appreciated. Expressage will be paid or postage refunded, if the donors wish.
Library, University of Vt., December, 1897.
First half-year began
From Thursday evening, Dec. 21, to
Day of Prayer for Colleges
From Friday evening, March 23,
Prize Reading for Women Students
Final Examinations begin
Meeting of Phi Beta Kappa Society
Meeting of Associate Alumni
3 P. M.
"An Act for the purpose of Founding a University at Burlington," was passed by the Legislature of Vermont, Nov. 2nd, 1791, of which the following are the Preamble and First Section:
'Whereas the education of youth is necessary for the advancement of morality, virtue and happiness, and tends to render a people or State respectable; to promote which, establishments for Seminaries and Colleges have ever been patronized by all good governments; and whereas several grants of land have already been made by the State and private liberal donations have been offered, for promoting so needful an establishment within the same, which demand the attention of this Legislature for laying the foundation for an institution so beneficent to society; therefore,
Section I. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, that there shall be and hereby is a College instituted and established at such a place in the township of Burlington in the County of Chittenden as the Corporators hereinafter named shall think most convenient for that purpose, to be known and designated by the style of THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT."
A subsequent Act gave the Corporators of the University "full power, right, and authority to appropriate to the use and benefit of the said University forever all such lands as have been already granted and reserved by the authority of this State for the use and benefit of a College."
The Act of Incorporation vested in the Trustees of the University of Vermont full power "to appoint, elect, support and remove from time to time, all such officers and servants as they shall find necessary; to direct the studies of the youth; to establish professorships and professors, and provide for their support; to make and establish all necessary rules, regulations and by-laws for the orderly government of said University (provided always that the said rules, regulations and by-laws shall not tend to give preference to any religious sect or denomination whatsoever); to grant and confer all such degrees, literary titles, honors and other distinctions as other Universities, Colleges or Seminaries have done or may of right do; and to do
any other thing which shall be found necessary for the government and welfare of such an institution."
With the consent of the Corporation certain changes were made by the Legislature in respect to the number and the mode of election of the trustees of the University by Acts passed Nov. 2nd, 1810, and October 31st, 1823; but these were, with like consent, repealed by the Act of October 30th, 1838, which revived and confirmed the provisions of the original charter, which charter remains in full force at the present time, with such modifications as the Corporation of the University accepted in 1865, in accordance with the provisions of the charter of The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.
In 1862, largely through the exertions of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, then Representative and since Senator from Vermont, Congress passed an "Act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts." Under the provisions of this Act, the Legislature of Vermont chartered in 1862 the Vermont Agricultural College, which, failing to receive the support necessary to put it into operation, was by an Act approved Nov. 6, 1865, incorporated with the University of Vermont into one institution by the name of "The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College." This corporation is invested with the property, rights, powers and privileges which belonged to both or either of the corporations so combined, and "shall be and remain a body corporate forever, for the purpose of carrying out the objects contemplated in the respective charters" of the two institutions.
The "objects contemplated" in the charter of the Vermont Agricultural College are stated in the exact language of the Act of Congress providing for Colleges of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, as follows:
"The leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic