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At the Spring meeting of Madison Presbytery, held in the Sand Creek Church, April 1828, the following Resolutions were proposed and adopted, viz.

Resolved, That we deem it important to the interests of the church, that a School should be established within our bounds, in which young men of promising talents and good moral character, may receive such an education as, with the blessing of God, may qualify them for usefulness in the Church; - and whereas a School of this description has been established, at Hanover, in Jefferson Co. under the care of the Rev. John Finley Crow, with assurance of liberal patronage from those in the vicinity, provided it be taken under the superintendance of this Presbytery, therefore,

Resolved further, That we take said School under our patronage, and that Messer Crow and Duncan be a committee to report a plan for its organization and government.

Messer Crow and Duncan accordingly reported the following plan, which was adopted, viz.
. The School shall be known by the name of the "Hanover Academy."
. It shall be under the care and patronage of the Madison Presbytery.
. The ordained Ministers belonging to the Presbytery, together with four laymen, in full communion in the Presbyterian Church, living in the vicinity of the Academy, and elected annually by said ministers, shall constitute a Board of Trustees for its superintendance and government, - any seven of whom shall constitute a quorum to do business.
. The Board of Trustees, in connection with the Teacher, or Teachers of the Academy, shall have power to make Bye-laws for the regulation of the School.
. A committee of three shall be appointed by the Presbytery, at each of its stated, semi-annual meetings, called a "Visiting Committee," whose duty it shall be to visit the School at least once during the progress of the Session, to attend its examination at the close, and to report to the Presbytery.
. An agent shall be appointed by the Presbytery, annually, to solicit donations to aid the funds of Hanover Academy. And it is distinctly understood that all funds thus procured are to be at the disposal of the Trustees.
The following laymen were then appointed members of the Board of Trustees, viz.
Samuel Smock
George Logan
William Reid, and
Samuel Hanna.
Resolved, that the Visiting Committee consist of
John M. Dickey
James H. Johnston, and
Samuel Gregg -
Resolved, that Mr. Crow be appointed agent.



At the Fall meeting of Madison Presbytery, held at Hanover, October, 1828, the following Report was made by the Visiting Committee of Hanover Academy, which was adopted, viz.

The Visiting Committee of Hanover Academy, report, that they have attended to the business assigned them, and visited said School twice, since their appointment. They were present at an examination of the Scholars on the 2nd day of the present month.

They have it in their power to state that both these examinations were very satisfactory: and afforded evidence of the fidelity of the Teacher, and the diligence of the Students.

The committee would further state, that the condition and prospects of the School are of a very encouraging kind. The number of students at present is sixteen, and a considerable addition is expected next Session. The character of the students is such in respect to talents, morality, and a serious regard for religion, as to afford the promise that some of them will hereafter be useful either as preachers of the gospel, or by otherwise promoting the best interests of their fellow-men.

The committee earnestly recommend the School, as highly worthy of confidences and encouragement. They doubt not that it may be rendered the means of lasting and extensive usefulness.

A donation of a lot for building, and the proceeds of other lots, has been made for the benefit of the School, by Williamson Dunn Esqr. It is in contemplation, next year, to erect a two story brick building, 40 feet by 25, for completing which the necessary materials and labour have been subscribed.

The committee finally recommended that the constitution and regulations, adopted at the last meeting of the Presbytery, be revised, that the number of Trustees be increased, and that application be made to the Legislature, next winter for an act of incorporation.

Jas. H. Johnston
John M. Dickey
Visiting Committee
Saml. Gregg

In compliance with the above recommendation the Presbytery

Resolved, That the third regulation respecting Hanover Academy be amended by striking out the word "four" before "laymen," and inserting "six" in its room; and by striking out the clause "living in the vicinity of the Academy."

Resolved, that Jeremiah Sullivan Esqr. and Williamson Dunn Esqr. be added to the Board of Trustees; and that Jeremiah Sullivan, Williamson Dunn, John F. Crow, and Jas. H. Johnston, be a committee to revise the Constitution and rules of the Academy, and to make application to the next Legislature for a charter.

Messer Lowry, Gregg, and Johnston were appointed a Visiting Committee.



At the Spring meeting of Madison Presbytery, held at Parc's, April 1829, the committee appointed at the previous meeting of the Presbytery, to revise the Constitution of Hanover Academy, and to apply to the Legislature for a charter, reported

That they had made application to the Legislature, and obtained a charter, according to the provisions of which the Board of Trustees were authorized to transfer the corporate privileges to any Body of learned men, whom they might think proper to select.

The report was accepted, and the committee was discharged from the other duty assigned them, i.e. of revising the Constitution.

The Visiting Committee of Hanover Academy reported, That they had attended two examinations of the Students and found them entirely satisfactory. No material change in the state or prospects of the School had taken place since last report, except that a charter, with ample privileges, had been obtained.



Hanover, Feb. 26th, 1829.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at the call of John F. Crow,
Present, John F. Crow
John M. Dickey
Saml. G. Lowry
George Logan
Saml. Smock
William Reid and
Jas. H. Johnston.

An Act of Incorporation, having been obtained, from the General Assembly of Indiana, the same was ordered to be read, and was accepted by the Board, And is as follows, viz.

An Act to incorporate Hanover Academy.

Whereas it has been represented to this General Assembly, that a number of the citizens of Jefferson County, residing in the vicinity of Hanover, in said county, have, by the aid of private contributions, established an Academy at Hanover, by means of which a liberal education may be acquired by the youth of that vicinity; - and whereas it is represented to this General Assembly, that an act to incorporate the said Academy, would greatly promote the laudable object of the Citizens aforesaid, - therefore

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That John Finley Crow, James H. Johnston, Williamson Dunn, George Logan, John M. Dickey, Samuel G. Lowry, Samuel Smock, William Reid, Samuel Gregg, and Jeremiah Sullivan, be, and they are hereby constituted, and appointed a Body corporate and politic to be known by the name of the "Trustees of Hanover Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, with permission to adopt a common seal, with power to alter or change the same at pleasure; and as a Body corporate shall be authorized to carry the object and designs of said Institution into complete effect, - to increase the number of Trustees, whenever it may be deemed necessary, - to employ or appoint Tutors and Professors, in said Academy, - and put the same under the direction of any Body of learned men whom they may select, - to establish a Constitution, Bye-laws, and Regulations for the government and well-being of said Academy, the Tutors, Professors, and Students thereof, not incompatible with the Constitution and Laws of the United States, or of this State; - and by the name and style of the "Trustees of Hanover Academy" may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any Court of Law or Equity.

Section 2. In case of the death, removal, or other disqualification, of any of the Trustees of said Academy, or of their successors, a majority of the remaining Trustees, shall have power to fill such vacancy, and the person or persons so appointed, shall be vested with the same power and authority as if specially named in this Act, and at any meeting of the Board of Trustees, seven shall constitute a quorum to do business. The Trustees elected and appointed according to this Act, and their successors, shall have power, in their corporate capacity, to purchase or receive by donation, bequest or devise, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, monies, rents, goods, and chattels, which may be conveyed, devised, or bequeathed, to them for the use and benefit of said Academy, and shall be required faithfully to apply the same; - provided however, that the land held by said corporation, at any one time, shall not exceed one hundred and sixty acres. The Trustee first named in this Act, or, in case of his absence, death, or refusal to serve, the next person named, shall give notice of the time and place of the first meeting of the Board of Trustees, and on a majority of them attending, they shall elect a President, Treasurer and Clerk, the two first of whom shall be members of the Board, and they shall thereafter meet on their own adjournments, or may be convened by the President, or any two members of the Board: - They shall have power to erect all necessary buildings, for the use and accommodation of said Academy, and to select a site for the same.

This Act to be in force from and after its passage.

Passed in the Senate Dec. 22nd 1828

Passed in House of Representatives Dec 30th 1828.

After the reading of the foregoing Act of Incorporation, the meeting of the Board was opened with prayer.

The Board then proceeded to elect a President, Treasurer and Clerk.

John M. Dickey was appointed President Samuel Smock was appointed Treasurer and Jas. H. Johnston was appointed Clerk.

Resolved, That two additional Trustees be elected, - whereupon Samuel Hanna and Andrew Spear were duly elected.

Resolved, That John F. Crow be appointed by this Board, the principal of Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That it is expedient to appoint, as soon as practicable, an additional Teacher, possessing the necessary qualifications to superintend the Students in Theology.

Resolved, That Messer Crow and Johnston be appointed a committee, to correspond with such individuals as they may think proper in reference to this object.

Resolved, That Messer Dickey, Crow and Lowry be appointed a committee to prepare a Constitution, Bye-Laws and Regulations for Hanover Academy, and report the same, as soon as practicable.

Resolved, That it is expedient to connect the "Manual Labour Scheme" with Hanover Academy, as soon as practicable, and that Messer Dickey, Crow, Lowry, Logan and Smock, be appointed a committee to report on that subject, as soon as they conveniently can do it.

Resolved, That the next meeting of this Board be held at Hanover, on the 1st Wednesday of April - at 2 o'clock P.M.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. Jas. H. Johnston Clerk.



April 1st 1829, The Board of Trustees of Hanover Academy met, agreeably to adjournment at Hanover. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, John M. Dickey
John F. Crow
Saml. G. Lowry
Samuel Gregg
George Logan
Samuel Smock
William Reid
Saml. Hanna
and Andrew Spear.

Jas. H. Johnston, the Clerk of the Board, being absent, Mr. Gregg was appointed clerk pro-tem.

The committee appointed to procure an additional Teacher, reported, that they had written to Dr. Matthews of Shepherdstown, Virginia, but had not yet received an answer. The Board adjourned.



The Board of Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at Hanover, August 15th 1829, in compliance with a call from the President.

Present, John M. Dickey,
John F. Crow
Jas. H. Johnston
George Logan
William Reid
and Saml. Hanna
.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

A communication from Tilly H. Brown was laid before the Board, whereupon it was

Resolved, that a commission be given to Mr. Brown, by this Board, authorizing him to act as agent, in soliciting aid to Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Logan and Hanna be appointed a committee to confer with Judge Dunn, for the purpose of securing a title to the lot on which the building for Hanover Academy is to be erected.

Information being communicated to the Board, that a donation of one hundred acres of land had been made to Hanover Academy, by the Rev. J. F. Crow and Williamson Dunn Esqr, therefore, it was

Resolved, That it is expedient, as soon as practicable, to procure a person to superintend the farm, of which the Institution has been put in possession, and further

Resolved, that the Clerk be authorized to use means to obtain a suitable man for this purpose.

The Board adjourned to meet at Hanover, on the 1st day of October next. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. James H. Johnston Clerk



The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at Hanover, agreeably to adjournment, Oct 1st 1829. The meeting was opened with prayer. Present, J.M. Dickey, President,
J.F. Crow
Saml. G. Lowry
Saml. Gregg
J.H. Johnston
George Logan
Saml. Smock
Wm. Reid
Saml. Hanna
and Andw. Spear.

The following resolution was adopted, viz.

Whereas it appears, that at a meeting of six members of this Board, held on the 29th of August last, resolutions were adopted, under the impression that six members of the Board constituted a quorum, - and whereas the Act of incorporation requires seven members, and accordingly those resolutions are null and void, unless adopted by a quorum, therefore,

Resolved, That the Board now adopt the several resolutions recorded in the minutes of the meeting above named.

The Board then attended to the reading of all the minutes of Hanover Academy, together with the Act of incorporation.

The Committee appointed to procure an additional Teacher, reported, that they had received a letter from Dr. John Matthews, which letter was read, whereupon it was

Resolved, That said committee be continued, and further be authorized to bring the subject of the Academy before the Synod of Indiana, at its meeting to be held this month, and to request said Body to take the Institution under their care.

The committee appointed to report a plan for connecting the "Manual Labour System" with the Academy made the following report, which was adopted, viz.

The committee appointed to digest a plan for introducing the "Manual Labour System" into Hanover Academy, beg leave to report.

That they have had the subject under consideration, and are decidedly of opinion that the interests of the Church, the interests of the institution, and especially the interests of the young men who may enjoy its privileges, demand, as soon as may be practicable, the introduction of a system of manual labour; - inasmuch as that seems to be the best way, in which, with the blessing of God, such a degree of health of body, purity of morals, and expansion of intellect, as promises extensive usefulness to the Church, can be, at the same time, secured. They feel by no means prepared, however, to present a plan which they can recommend as free from objections. On the contrary all that they would attempt, is to recommend a few simple regulations, which may serve as the basis of a plan, and which may be altered or amended as circumstances may require. They propose,

1st That measures be immediately taken to erect a building sufficiently large to accommodate a family, and at least twenty students.

2nd That this house, together with the farm, be put into the possession of a man qualified to manage the farm, and superintend the temporal concerns of the whole establishment.

3rd That all the students be required to board with the Steward, except in extraordinary cases, to be determined by the Board of Trustees.

4th That the Steward be bound to furnish all the Students, who may be placed under his care, with boarding, viz. diet, lodging, and candles.

5th That each student be required to pay, in advance, to the Steward, each session, five dollars in specie, and to labour not less than three hours, each day in the week, the Sabbath excepted, under the direction of the Steward, at such business as he may appoint.

6th That such regulations be made that the Students may labour, in rotation, at such specified time as not to interfere with their recitations.

Resolved that a building committee of three be appointed to superintend the erection of the building intended for the use of the School. Messer Crow, Dunn and Logan were appointed said committee.

The Board then adjourned to meet at Hanover, on the day of the public examination in the Academy, next Spring. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey, Pres. J.H. Johnston, Clerk



Resolutions of the Synod of Indiana, respecting Hanover Academy.

In the Synod of Indiana, convened at Shoal Creek, Illinois, Oct. 16th 1829.

The order of the day was taken up, namely the report respecting a Theological Seminary, and the following resolution was adopted, viz.

Whereas Hanover Academy has been incorporated, by an act of the Legislature of the State of Indiana, according to which act, the board of Trustees of said Academy, are permitted, by special provision, to place it under the care of any body of learned men that they may select; and whereas the Board, at a late meeting, appointed a committee of their body, to make a tender of the Institution to the Synod of Indiana, that said Synod might avail themselves of the corporate privileges granted, in founding a Theological Seminary, in connexion with the Academy, therefore,

Resolved, that a committee be appointed, on the part of the Synod, to confer with the committee of the Trustees of the Academy, and to report on the subject, as soon as may be practicable. Messer John M. Dickey, James Thompson, and Ashbel S. Wells, were appointed said committee.

In the Synod of Indiana, Oct 17th 1829,

The committee appointed to confer with the committee of the Trustees of Hanover Academy, reported, and their report was adopted and is as follows, viz.

The committee appointed to confer with the committee of the Trustees of Hanover Academy, report,

That they have conferred with said committee, and have examined the charter of said Academy, and enquired into its present prospects, and they believe that the interests of the churches within our bounds would be promoted by taking said Academy under the care of this Synod. They therefore recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: viz.

1. That this Synod adopt said Academy as a Synodical School, provided the Trustees of the same will permit the Synod to establish a Theological department, and appoint the Theological Professors.

2. That the Synod will take measures to establish a permanent fund, for the support of Theological Professors, - and if, at any future time, the Synod shall determine to establish another school, within their bounds, the funds collected within the region, that the new school is designed to benefit, shall be appropriated to the said new School, - and if any new Synod shall hereafter be formed, within the present limits of the Synod of Indiana, the amount of funds collected within the bounds of said new Synod, shall be returned to said new Synod, as soon as they shall establish a school.

3. That this Synod appoint a Board of Directors, to superintend The Theological department in Hanover Academy.

4. That the Synod, at this time, appoint a Theological Professor.

5. That the Synod appoint a committee to prepare a plan of union, to be agreed upon, by the Trustees of the Academy, and the Synod of Indiana, and also a plan for the regulation of the Theological department, and that this committee report at the next meeting of the Synod.

Messer John R. Moreland, William W. Martin, John M. Dickey, Leander Cobb, and James H. Johnston, were appointed said committee.

After recess, the Synod proceeded, in accordance with one of the above resolutions, to elect, by ballot, a Theological Professor, and on counting the ballots, it was found that the Rev. John Matthews, of Shepherdstown, Virginia, was unanimously elected.

Resolved, That the Stated Clerk be directed to inform the Professor elect, of his appointment.

Resolved, that an Agent be appointed, in each of the Presbyteries in the State of Indiana, to solicit funds for the support of the Theological Professor.

Resolved, that Messer Wm. W. Martin, John R. Moreland, John M. Dickey, and Saml. R. Alexander, be appointed Agents, within their respective Presbyteries, for the purpose specified in the above resolution; - and that the Trustees of Hanover Academy be authorized to appoint any other Agent, or Agents, they may deem proper.

Resolved, that the Trustees of Hanover Academy be requested to give commissions and instructions to the Agents above appointed.

Madison Nov. 9th 1829 -

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the President.

Present - J.M. Dickey,
J.F. Crow
J.H. Johnston
Williamson Dunn
Saml. Smock
Jer. Sullivan and
Andrew Spear.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

The committee appointed at the last meeting, to make a tender of Hanover Academy to the Synod of Indiana, reported,

That they had discharged the duty assigned them, and that the Synod has agreed to take the Academy under their care, provided the Trustees of the same would permit the Synod to establish a Theological department, and appoint the Theological Professor, - whereupon, it was,

Resolved, That the privilege be granted, and it is hereby granted, to the Synod of Indiana to establish a Theological department, and the Board pledge themselves to appoint as Theological Professors, whomsoever the Synod may elect, or may have elected, and faithfully to appropriate, agreeably to the direction of the Synod, whatever monies may be put into their hands by the Synod, or any of their Agents. And whereas the Rev. John Matthews D.D. has been appointed, by the Synod, Professor of Theology, therefore, Resolved, that we hereby appoint the same.

Resolved, that the following commission be given by the Trustees to the Agents appointed by the Synod: viz.

Rev. ____ ____

Sir, At the request of the Synod of Indiana, by whom you were appointed, we hereby commission you, as Agent to solicit funds, within the bounds of _____ Presbytery, for the support of a Theological Professor in Hanover Academy. We also send you forms of subscription papers, which you can use, or substitute others as you may think best. And in order that you may be able to give satisfaction, to those from whom you may solicit funds, we send you a copy of the charter, and also of the resolutions of the Synod, and of the Board of Trustees.

May the Lord grant success to your undertaking.

By order of the Board of Trustees of Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Board be directed to forward the above commission to each of the Agents, together with a copy of the charter, and a copy of the resolutions of the Synod and the Board of Trustees.

Resolved, That the Rev. John R. Moreland be appointed General Agent to solicit funds for the Theological Professor, and also to solicit contributions to the contingent fund of the Academy.

Resolved, That the Agents appointed by the Synod, be requested to take up collections, in the congregations which they may visit, for the contingent fund of the Academy.

Resolved, That the Building Committee of Hanover Academy be authorized to audit accounts, and that the Treasurer be authorized to pay money on the order of that committee. Adjourned. - Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of J.F. Crow and J.H. Johnston, at Hanover, December 7th 1829.

Present, J.F. Crow
Williamson Dunn
George Logan
Saml. Smock
Wm. Reid
Andrew Spear
Saml. Hanna and
Jas. H. Johnston

Williamson Dunn was called to the chair, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Rev. John Matthews D.D. the Professor elect of Theology, being present, it was

Resolved, That the whole records of the Academy be read.

The records having been, accordingly, read, Dr. Matthews, at the request of the Board, made a statement of his views respecting the Institution, and his appointment as Professor of Theology, and also mentioned the conditions, on which, if he accepted the appointment at all, he could accept it.

After free conversation between Dr. Matthews, and the Trustees, respecting the objects of the Institution, and the prospect of support for the Theological Professor, it was

Resolved, that this Board pledge themselves to pay Dr. Matthews six hundred dollars annually for his support, provided he accepts the appointment.

Resolved, That the Rev. John Matthews D.D. the Professor elect in the Theological department of Hanover Academy, be authorized and requested to act as Agent for this Board, in soliciting funds and Books for said department, wherever he may judge proper.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. . Dunn Pres. pro.tem. J.H. Johnston Clk.



The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the President, at Hanover Janr. 27th 1830 - Present, J.M. Dickey
J.F. Crow
J.H. Johnston
Wmson. Dunn
George Logan
Saml. Smock
Wm. Reid
Saml. Gregg, and
Andw. Spear.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

The Building committee reported, that for work done on the building twenty dollars is due over and above the sum subscribed for the object.

Whereupon the sum above named was immediately pledged to the Board, by the following individuals: viz.

Rev. Samuel Gregg - $5 Rev. J.F. Crow - $5 Rev. Leander Cobb - $5 and Rev. Mr. Vail of Cincinnati - $5 ___ $20

Resolved, That the Secretary of this Board be authorized to correspond with individuals, at the East, respecting the practicability of obtaining pecuniary assistance for Hanover Academy, and also to look out a suitable Agent to visit the East, and solicit funds.

Resolved, That J.M. Dickey, the President of the Board, be authorized to obtain, by loan or otherwise, the sum of two hundred dollars, for the purpose of defraying the expense of removing Dr. Matthews and his family to this place, provided he accepts of the appointment of Professor.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.



The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at Hanover, at the call of the President, on the 15th day of March 1830, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, Wmson. Dunn, George Logan, Saml. Gregg, Saml. Hanna and J.H. Johnston.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be directed to prepare a House for Dr. Matthews as soon as possible, and that Col. Smock, be added to that Committee.

Resolved, That the same committee be directed to erect a log-building to serve as a temporary residence for Dr. Matthews, till a suitable brick building can be erected.

Resolved, That Messer Ashbel S. Wells, and William Sickels, who are intending to visit the East this Spring, be authorized and requested to act as Agents for the Hanover Theological Seminary, in soliciting funds and books for the same, and that the clerk be directed to furnish them with commissions.

Resolved, That a resolution of this Board, adopted in Oct. last, requiring a meeting of the same to be held, on the day of the Spring examination in the Academy, be, and the same hereby is rescinded.

Resolved, That Messer Dickey and Crow be a committee to publish a statement, in the Cincinnati Christian Journal, respecting the Theological Seminary of Indiana.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Sec?





Hanover April 7th 1830.

A meeting of the Trustees of Hanover Academy was convened by the call of the President and was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, Pres. J.F. Crow Wmson. Dunn Jer. Sullivan George Logan Saml. Hanna and J.H. Johnston.

A recent communication from Dr. Matthews was laid before the Board.

Resolved, That Rev. John F. Crow be appointed an Agent to solicit funds and books for Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That tuition in the Academy be $15 per annum - from the commencement of the next session.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews and Tilly H. Brown be added to the Board of Trustees.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Sec.



Hanover, May 24th 1830.

The trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the President, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, Pres.
John Matthews
J.F. Crow
T.H. Brown
J.H. Johnston
Jer. Sullivan
Wmson. Dunn
Andrew Spear
William Reid
Saml. Smock and
Saml. Hanna.

Dr. Matthews reported that he had obtained as Agent for this Board $245 in money paid, and $500, in money subscribed, to be paid annually for five years, to support an assistant Teacher in the Theological Seminary; - and that he had moreover obtained 78 volumes of Books for the benefit of the Theol. Sem.

Resolved, That the Board highly approve of the plan devised and executed by Dr. Matthews for obtaining support for an assistant teacher.

Resolved, that the clerk of the Board be authorized to correspond with the Professor of the Theological Seminary at Princeton, for the purpose of ascertaining from them whether they can recommend a suitable person to be appointed by the Synod of Indiana, Teacher of Biblical Literature in the Hanover Seminary.

Resolved, That Agents be allowed ten per cent, on all monies collected for this Board, as a compensation for their services.

Resolved, That, after deducting the expenses of Dr. Matthews agency, and of removing his Family to this place, the balance of the money in his hands, if any there be, be paid to the Treasurer of the Board.

Resolved, That the Books purchased by Dr. Matthews for the Seminary be received by the Board at the prices which he gave for them.

Mr. Crow reported, That he had collected $68 in Specie for the Board, and had also obtained subscriptions to the amount of $40 or upwards: and had received 20 volumes of Books.

Resolved, That the money in Mr. Crow's hands, after deducting expenses and the compensation allowed, be paid to the Treasurer of the Board, for the contingent fund.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.



Hanover August 21st 1830.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the request of two members, viz. John F. Crow and J.H. Johnston, and by the call of the President. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, Pres. J.F. Crow,
T.H. Brown,
Wmson. Dunn,
Wm. Reid,
Saml. Smock,
Andw. Spear, and
J.H. Johnston.

A letter from Dr. Alexander, of Princeton, in answer to one addressed to him, by the Clerk, by order of this Board, was read, in which J.W. Cunningham, a member of the Seminary at Princeton, was recommended as a suitable person to be appointed Teacher of Biblical Literature in Hanover Seminary.

Resolved, That this Board will recommend J.W. Cunningham to the Synod of Indiana, this fall, as a suitable person to be appointed Teacher of Biblical Literature in Hanover Seminary.

Resolved, That the Board are favorable to Mr. Cunningham's remaining, agreeably to his wishes, at Princeton and Andover, for six months after completing his course.

Resolved, That Mr. Cunningham be authorized and requested to act as Agent for this Board in soliciting aid for Hanover Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to forward a copy of the foregoing resolutions to Mr. Cunningham, and also a commission for an agency.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews and Messer Dickey and Johnston be appointed a committee to prepare a report to be presented to the Synod of Indiana, at the next meeting, respecting the state and prospects of Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That the Agents collecting funds for Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary, be directed to forward to the Treasurer the names of all donors, where the donors are known, together with the amount of their donations, and also the names of congregations where collections are made; and that the treasurer be required to keep a book in which shall be inserted the names of donors with the amount of their donations, and also the names of congregations where collections are made, with the amount of their collections.

Resolved, further, That an auditting committee be annually appointed, whose business it shall be to examine the books and accounts of the Treasurer; and that said auditting Committee, for the present year, together with the Treasurer, make out a list of donations already made, together with the names of donors, as far as can be ascertained, for insertion in the Treasurer's Book.

Messer Crow, Johnston and Dunn were appointed Auditting committee, for the present year.

The Board adjourned, to meet on the 16th day of October next, at Hanover. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey, Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.



A meeting of the Trustees of Hanover Academy was held, on the 16th day of Oct. 1830, at Hanover, agreeably to adjournment, and was opened with prayer.

Present - J.M. Dickey
John Matthews
John F. Crow
T.H. Brown
Williamson Dunn
William Reid
Andrew Spear
S.G. Lowry
Saml. Gregg
Jer. Sullivan
George Logan
Saml. Hanna and
Jas. H. Johnston.

The clerk stated that he had written to J.W. Cunningham, as directed by the Board, and had received an answer.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews and Messer Crow and Sullivan be a committee to confer with the committee appointed by the Synod of Indiana to form a plan of Union between said Synod and Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That a subscription be now opened to defray the expense of repairing the Professor's House, and to discharge the debts due from this Board.

Adjourned till the 18th next. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. Jas. H. Johnston Clk.




Hanover Oct. 18th 1830.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present - J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, S.G. Lowry, Saml. Gregg, T.H. Brown, J.H. Johnston, Williamson Dunn, Wm. Reid, Dr. Matthews, Andw. Spear, Saml. Smock, Saml. Hanna, and George Logan.

Mr. Crow stated that he had engaged Mr. Wm. Gregg to assist in giving instructions in the Mathematical department of the Academy, the next session, -

Resolved, That the Board approve of the employment of Mr. Gregg for the purpose, and time, above specified.

Resolved, That Rev. John F. Crow be appointed an Agent for this Board to visit the East as soon as practicable and solicit aid, in money and books, to Hanover Academy, and especially to the Theological Department of the same.

Adjourned to meet to morrow morning. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres.
Jas. H. Johnston Clk




Hanover Oct 19th 1830

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

The Clerk being absent, Mr. Lowry was appointed pro. tem.

The Board took into consideration the subject of rebuilding the dwelling House of the Theological Professor, lately consumed by fire, and it was

Resolved, That this business be committed to the building Committee already appointed.

Resolved, That the building Committee be authorized to obtain a loan, for the purpose above mentioned, of from one to five hundred dollars.

Adjourned to meet at Madison at the call of the President. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres.
Saml. G. Lowry Clk pro. tem.




The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at Madison, Oct 26th 1830, at the call of the President. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present. J.M. Dickey, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, S.G. Lowry, S. Gregg, T.H. Brown, Jer. Sullivan, and J.H. Johnston.

Resolved, That John W. Cunningham be, and he hereby is, appointed by this Board, Teacher of Oriental and Biblical Literature, for one year, in the Theological Department of Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That the plan of Union between this Board and the Synod of Indiana, which has already been adopted by the latter, be adopted by this Board: it is follows, viz:

Articles of compact between the Trustees of Hanover Academy and the Synod of Indiana.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy agree to give the Synod of Indiana the supervision of said Academy agreeably to the provisions contained in the following articles.

Article 1. That the Theological Seminary about to be erected by the Synod of Indiana shall be located at Hanover Academy, or its immediate vicinity, in Jefferson County, and in such connexion with the Academy as is implied in the following articles, the Seminary being considered the Theological Department of said Academy.

Art. 2. The Trustees engage that the Synod and Directors appointed by them, shall have the whole control of the Theological Department in said Academy, without any let or hindrance from them, the Trustees or their successors; that is to say - the Synod shall appoint their Directors, choose their Professors, carry on their instructions, govern their pupils and manage their funds as to them shall appear best. And the Trustees engage to appoint as Theological Professors in said Academy whomsoever the Synod shall elect, and to dismiss any Theological Professor or Professors, when required so to do by the Synod or Board of Directors, and appoint any person Professor pro. tem. whom the Directors shall recommend. And they further engage to enact and carry into effect, all rules and regulations adopted by the Synod or Board of Directors, in relation to the Theological Department, and to account for all monies or property put into their hands by the Synod, and appropriate or manage the same according to the order or direction of the Synod.

Art. 3. The Synod shall annually appoint a committee whose duty it shall be to visit the Academy, at least twice a year, and report to the Synod.

Art. 4. The Synod may from time to time make such suggestions and recommendations to the Trustees of the Academy as they shall think proper, respecting its management.

Art. 5. The Trustees shall annually report to the Synod the state and prospects of the Academy.

Art. 6. Any alterations may be made to these articles of compact or additions to them, by the joint concurrence of the Synod and Board of Trustees.

Art. 7. These articles of compact shall be binding so soon as they shall have been concurred in by both the Board of Trustees of Hanover Academy, and the Synod of Indiana and shall have been signed by the Moderator and Stated clerk of the Synod, and by the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

Signed, John Matthews, Mod. Synod October 26th 1830 - J.H. Johnston S.C. Synod John M. Dickey Pres. T.H.A. J.H. Johnston Sec. T.H.A.

The Board then adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. Jas. H. Johnston Clerk.



Hanover Nov. 25th 1830

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present. J.M. Dickey, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, J.H. Johnston, Williamson Dunn, Saml. Smock, Wm. Reid, and Andrew Spear.

Resolved, That the following be adopted as the course of studies to be pursued in Hanover Academy; - it being understood that such additions and alterations may, from time to time be made as the Trustees may deem proper.

Preparatory Course. English, Latin, and Greek Grammars; Mair's Latin Syntax; Cosar's Commentaries; Virgil's Eilogues, Bricolies and Eneed's; Cicero's Orations; Collectanea Graca Misiora; Modern Geography, and Arithmetic.

Freshman Class. First Session. Roman Antiquities begun; Sallust; Greeca Majora, Cyropeedia and Anabasis; Algebra and English Composition.

Second Session. Neilson's Greek Exercises; Roman Antiquities finished; Virgil's Georgies; Horace's Odes; Graca Majora, Theophrastus, Rh'arus, Polyonus and Herodotus; Geometry and English Composition.

Sophomore Class. First Session. Grecian Antiquities commenced; Horace finished; Graca Majora continued; Plain Trigonometry; Measuration of Heights and Distances; Surveying; Navigation, Application of Algebra to Geometry and Conic Sections; English Composition.

Second Session. Cicero de Officus, de Senectuto, and de Annicitia; Sperical Trigonometry, Projections, ****, Levelling, Nautical Astronomy, First Vol. of Greeca Majora finished, Second Vol. begun; Grecian Antiquities finished; English Composition.

Junior Class. First Session. Greeca Majora continued; Cicero de Oratore; Rhetoric; Natural Philosophy; English Composition.

Second Session. Greeca Majora cond.; Cic. De Oratore finished; Astronomy and Chemistry; Eng. Com.; An. and Mod. History.

Dr. Matthews reported that he, as agent for this Board, had collected, in August last, ninety one dollars, in Kentucky.

Samuel Smock, the Treasurer, tendered his resignation, which was accepted, and Williamson Dunn was appointed Treasurer in his place.

Resolved, That the former Treasurer pay over the money in his hands to the Treasurer now appointed.

Tilly H. Brown reported, that he, as agent for this Board, collected in the East in the year 1829, in money, forty dollars, and 19 volumes of Books, and that he had paid over the same to J.F. Crow in December last.

Resolved, That the Board meet Tuesday next at 12 O'clock M.

Resolved, That the Treasurer be directed to pay to the Theological Professor six hundred dollars, for the current year, from the funds put into his hands for the support of that officer.

Resolved, That J.M. Dickey be appointed agent for this Board, in this State, and that a compensation be allowed him at the rate of $400 a year.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey, Pres. J.H. Johnston Clerk



The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at Hanover, at the call of Williamson Dunn and James H. Johnston, Feb. 21st 1831. Dr. Matthews was called to the chair.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present- Dr. Matthews, W. Dunn, S. Smock, S. Hanna, A. Spear, T.H. Brown, and J.H. Johnston.

A letter, recently received from Mr. Crow, having been read, which stated that he had engaged Mr. Thomas Kendall Jun. of New Lebanon, New York, to act as Steward of the Academy and Superintend the farm; and requesting that Mr. Kendall be appointed agent of this Board to solicit aid for the Institution, it was

Resolved, That the Board cordially approve of the arrangement entered into by Mr. Crow with Mr. Kendall;

Resolved, That Mr. Kendall be, and he hereby is, appointed Agent for this Board to solicit aid to Hanover Academy and Seminary; and further

Resolved, That the Clerk be required to forward to Mr. Kendall a copy of these resolutions as soon as practicable.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John Matthews Ch. pro. tem. J.H. Johnston, Clerk



The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at Hanover, at the call of the President, March 31st 1831. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J. Matthews, J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, J.H. Johnston, W. Dunn, W. Reid, S. Smock, G. Logan, S. Hanna, and A. Spear.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.

Mr. Crow reported that he had, since the 1st of December last, spent about four months as Agent for this Board, and had collected $2888, and had obtained the promise of $250 more on condition that $6000 should be raised within one year.

Information was communicated to the Board by the Clerk that Mr. Cunningham was desirous of remaining at Andover till Fall. Before acting on this subject, the Board adjourned till to morrow morning at Sunrise.

Concluded with prayer.



April 1st 1831 -

The Board met, agreeably to adjournment. Members present as yesterday, with the exception of Mr. Logan. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Resolved, That this Board cordially consent to Mr. Cunningham's remaining at Andover till Fall, and further

Resolved, That Mr. Cunningham's salary commence from the 1st day of May next.

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to acquaint Mr. Cunningham with the foregoing resolutions.

Resolved, That the Treasurer be directed to pay over, from the funds put into his hands for the Theological Professor, the sum still due on his salary for the current year and, if there be a deficiency, that he be authorized to borrow the amount necessary to supply the deficiency from the building fund.

Resolved, That Rev. Henry Little be appointed an Agent for this Board, for six months, to solicit funds for the Theological Professor, and that he receive for his compensation at the rate of four hundred dollars a year.

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to inform Mr. Little of his appointment.

Resolved, That the Treasurer be directed to pay fifteen dollars to Mr. Thos. Stevens out of any funds in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Resolved, That the Students of Hanover Academy be advised to adopt some cheap, uniform dress, which will combine decency with durability.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be directed to contract for making and burning one hundred and fifty thousand brick, and for such other materials as may be necessary to erect the Professor's and Steward's houses.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Logan and Hanna be appointed a committee to confer with Judge Dunn and Mr. Shannon in reference to procuring land in addition to the building lot and the farm already belonging to the Board.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at Jefferson Church April 9th 1831. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, Pres., at whose call the Board met, also J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, J.H. Johnston, Samuel Gregg, Samuel Smock, and George Logan.

Resolved, That Rev. Samuel G. Lowry be appointed Agent for this Board, for the term of six months, to solicit aid for the funds of Hanover Academy and Theol. Seminary.

Resolved, That Mr. Crow be appointed to prepare a statement respecting the condition and prospects of the Hanover Institution, as soon as practicable, to be published by this Board, and signed by the President and Clerk.

Adjourned ***. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey, Modr. J.H. Johnston, Clk.

Hanover June 11th 1821

The Trustees of Hanover Academy, met at the call of J.F. Crow and J.H. Johnston, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Present - J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, J.H. Johnston, T.H. Brown, W. Dunn, S. Hanna, S. Smock, and A. Spear.

Two letters from Thos. Kendall were read, stating his inability, on account of ill health, to come, agreeably to his expectations, and introducing to the Board Col. George Briggs, with a recommendation that said Briggs should be appointed superintendent in his stead.

Further communications were read, whereupon it was

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to confer with Col. Briggs, and report articles of agreement to be adopted by the Board and himself as Steward of Hanover Academy. Messer Crow, Smock and Spear were appointed said committee.

The above named committee presented their report which was amended and adopted and is as follows, viz.

Regulations for the Students of Hanover Academy

. All Students connected with the Institution, are required to board with the Steward, excepting those cases in which they can board with their parents, and extraordinary cases, to be determined by the Board of Trustees.

. The price of boarding in the Refectory, viz. dieting, shall be one dollar per week.

. Each student connected with the Institution shall be required to labour at least two hours each day in the week, the Sabbath excepted.

. Those Students over sixteen years of age, that labour in the garden or on the farm, shall be entitled individually to five cents per hour, which shall be taken out of the price of their board; with the privilege of working as much as will cover the whole expense of their board, at the same rate, provided they continue to maintain a respectable standing in their class; and all Students under the age above named shall be allowed pay at such rate per hour as may be agreed on by the Steward and parents or guardians.

. Those Students that labour at some mechanical art, shall have the privilege of making their own arrangements respecting their work; provided they labour the above named period of two hours per day and pay the Steward the stipulated sum for boarding.

The Steward will be required

. To board all the Students who may wish to place themselves under his care and are willing to submit to the regulations of the establishment; furnishing a sufficiency of good and wholesome diet at one dollar per week.

. To exercise a paternal care over the morals and habits of all the Students committed to his care.

. To direct and superintend the operations of those who work on the farm, or in the garden, during the hours of labour.

. To open an account with each student, giving him credit for every hour he may labour, at the rates specified in a preceding article, to any amount not exceeding the full amount of his board.

Compensation.

As a compensation for his services above specified, the Steward shall be entitled, in addition to the amount received from the Students for boarding, to the proceeds of the farm and garden, and the use of the house and its appurtenances, rent free -

And it is distinctly understood that the house is to be furnished with all the necessary articles of kitchen and Household furniture, except beds and bedding: And also that the farm be stocked, and farming utensils be provided: And that the whole be returned in as good state as when received, necessary wear, and unavoidable accidents, excepted.

Time embraced in the above agreement.

It is mutually agreed upon by the parties, that this agreement shall be binding upon the parties for the term of five years; subject however to such alterations as circumstances may require. So that if at the end of any year, it be found from a full and fair exhibition of the state of the income and expenditures of the establishment, that an alteration is necessary, such alteration shall be made as may be mutually satisfactory; it being understood that if there should be an excess of expenditures above the income the same shall be made up to the Steward by the Trustees.

Additional Article.

Resolved, That the Steward shall be required to report from time to time respecting the manner in which the students comply with the above regulations, and if it shall appear that any student does not labour to the satisfaction of the Steward his compensation shall be reduced to such an amount as the Trustees shall decide.

Resolved, That Col. Briggs be appointed to superintend the building of the Steward's and Professors houses which are to be erected this summer.

Resolved, That the Superintendent be authorized to purchase a yoke of oxen and a cart, if necessary.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be directed to consider the expediency of erecting Dormitories for the Students, and if it shall be thought advisable, that they be authorized forthwith to erect the same.

Resolved, That Messer Crow and Brown be appointed a committee to form regulations for the Library, and to report the same at the next meeting of the Board.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. Jas. H. Johnston Clk.

Hanover July 14th 1831

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the Building Committee.

Present, Dr. Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, W. Dunn, S. Hanna, A. Spear, and J.H. Johnston. Dr. Matthews was appointed chairman. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Resolved, That the resolution adopted at the last meeting authorizing the Building Committee to erect Dormitories for the accommodation of the Students be rescinded.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be directed to have eight or more rooms prepared, in the Steward's house about to be built, for the accommodations of Students as rooms for lodging and study.

The plan adopted by the building committee for the Steward's house was presented to the Board for examination, whereupon said plan, with the change required in the above resolution, was adopted.

The plan for the Professor's house was also presented and adopted.

Resolved, That the rooms to be prepared in the Steward's house for the accommodation of the Students be subject to the rent of two dollars per session, on each room.

Resolved, That Messer Crow and Dunn be appointed a committee to ascertain whether the meeting house can be obtained to be occupied for a primary School, and to obtain a Teacher.

A proposal for erecting a building, for the accommodation of Students with rooms for lodging and Study, 50 feet by 30, two stories high, containing eight rooms on each floor, for the sum of eight hundred dollars was made by Messer Briggs and Sample - with four Garret rooms, for $100 more.

Resolved, That the Board are pleased with the plan above proposed, and that the building committee be authorized to make a contract with the persons above named, as soon as they may think the funds will justify it; it being understood that no funds shall be appropriated to this purpose, but those that shall have been raised for this specific object.

Resolved, That Messer Crow and Dunn be a committee to make further arrangements with the Steward about compensation, and report at the next meeting of the Board.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.

Hanover Sept. 29th 1831

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at the call of Messer Crow and Johnston.

Present - John Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, J.H. Johnston, S. Gregg, S. Smock, S. Hanna, and G. Logan.

Dr. Matthews was appointed chairman. The meeting was opened with prayer.

The Committee appointed to obtain the Meeting House for the use of a primary School and to obtain a Teacher, reported that they had done nothing, - the same committee was continued.

The Committee appointed to make further arrangements with the Steward, reported that they had done nothing, - the same committee was continued.

Resolved, That the Board procure the necessary furniture for the rooms designed to be occupied by the Students in the Steward's house.

Resolved, That the Board appoint annually an examining Committee, whose duty it shall be to attend the semiannual examinations in the Academy, and report to the Board the result of the same.

Messer Dickey, Johnston, and Gregg were appointed said Committee, for the ensuing year.

Resolved, That Messer Logan, Dunn and Brown be appointed a committee to attend to improving the Seminary lot and to selling out suitable treds in the same.

John M. Dickey President of the Board appeared and took the chair.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Smock and Brown be appointed a committee to procure the necessary furniture for the rooms designed for the Students.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be directed to get the Building ensured without delay.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to petition the next Legislature for an enlargement of our Charter so as to enable the Board to confer degrees.

Messer Sullivan, Crow and Johnston were appointed said Committee.

Resolved, That when the Board adjourns it adjourn to meet on the first Wednesday of November, for the purpose of receiving reports from the Building Committee as to the ensurance of the Buildings, and of the Committee appointed to obtain titles for the lots on which the Buildings are placed.

Resolved, That Rev. B.C. Cressy be appointed Agent for this Board to visit the East and solicit funds, and that his compensation be at the rate of $400 per an. and his traveling expenses be defrayed by the Board, provided however that he shall spend at least four months in his agency after reaching the field assigned him.

Resolved, That Messer Crow and Johnston be appointed a Committee to consult with Mr. Cressy and his congregation in reference to this subject.

Resolved, That Messer Matthews, Crow and Johnston be appointed a Committee to procure a Mathematical Teacher.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. James H. Johnston Clk.

Hanover Nov. 2nd 1831 -

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment.

Present, Dr. Matthews, J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, J.H. Johnston, W. Dunn, A. Spear, and G. Logan. The meeting was opened with prayer.

The Committee appointed to procure a Mathematical Teacher reported, That Robt. C. Caldwell, a graduate of Oxford College had been engaged to devote two hours each day to teaching at $100 per session.

Resolved, That Rev. T.H. Brown be appointed an Agent to solicit funds for Hanover Academy and Theol. Seminary.

Resolved, That Moses H. Wilder be appointed an Agent to visit the East and solicit funds for Hanover Academy and Theol. Seminary and that his compensation be the same as that offered to Mr. Cressy, provided that he shall spend four months on the ground.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to negotiate a loan to the amount of $1000 for the purpose of fulfilling contracts that have already been made.

Resolved, That Mr. Crow be authorized to procure an Agent for Hanover Academy and Theol. Seminary, for this State.

Resolved, That the Rev. Ashbel S. Wells be appointed an Agent for the Theol. Seminary to solicit funds in this State.

Resolved, That Mr. Johnston be added to the Committee appointed to prepare a Constitution, Bye laws etc. for Hanover Academy.

Adjourned to meet on the 16th next. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.

Hanover December 10th 1831 -

A meeting of the Trustees of Hanover Academy was held at the call of Messer Dunn and Crow. Present - W. Dunn, J. Sullivan, A. Spear, T.H. Brown, J.F. Crow, S. Hanna, J.H. Johnston, J. Matthews and S. Smock.

Mr. Dunn was called to the chair and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Resolved, That a memorial to the Legislature of this State, praying for an enlargement of the Charter of the Academy, be prepared and signed by the President and Clerk of the Board and forwarded to Indianapolis.

Messer Briggs and Sample presented a plan for erecting a building, whereupon it was

Resolved, That the Board adopt the plan proposed, and that the Building Committee be authorized to accept the proposition of the persons above named an enter into engagements for the same.

Resolved, That Rev. Henry Little be appointed an Agent to visit the east to solicit aid for Hanover academy and Theol. Seminary, and that he be allowed as a compensation for his services fifty dollars per month during the time in which he may be employed in said agency.

Resolved, That Mr. Johnston be appointed to visit Mr. Little and inform him of his appointment.

Resolved, That Mr. Dunn be appointed to visit Indianapolis and attend to the business of procuring a Charter.

Resolved, That the building Committee be directed to take into consideration the expediency of erecting a Work shop.

Adjourned ***. Concluded with prayer. Williamson Dunn Chrmn. Jas. H. Johnston Clk.

South Hanover Jan. 21st 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at the call of the President.

Present - John M. Dickey, John Matthews, W. Dunn, T.H. Brown, A. Spear, S. Hanna, and J.F. Crow.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Mr. Crow was appointed Clerk pro. tem.

On motion, Resolved, that the Rev. John M. Dickey be appointed an Agent for the Synod of Indiana to visit the churches within the Bounds of the Synod, to secure the Salary of the first Professor, and that he receive as a compensation for said services at the rate of four hundred dollars per ann. the necessary expenses for the time he may spend in that service.

Resolved, That the Committee previously appointed to negotiate with Judge Dunn respecting the purchase of a tract of land, be directed to make such contract as they may deem prudent to secure a small farm on which to commence the manual labour system, by purchase or otherwise.

Resolved, That the course of studies to be pursued in Hanover Academy as adopted by this Board on the 25th of November 1830, be rescinded and in lieu thereof the course of Miami University be adopted verbatim.

Resolved, That Judge Dunn and T.H. Brown be a committee to erect and furnish a Black Smith's shop, should they deem it expedient to establish one for the corporation.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. J.F. Crow Clk pro. tem.

South Hanover Feb. 13th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at the call of the President.

Present - J.M. Dickey, T.H. Brown, G. Logan, W. Dunn, S. Hanna, A. Spear, and J.F. Crow.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Mr. Crow was appointed Clerk pro. tem.

Resolved, That Mr. Crow correct for publication in the Cincinnati Journal a communication which he has just read respecting the condition and prospects of Hanover Academy and Theol. Seminary.

Adjourned. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.F. Crow Clk. Pro. tem.



South Hanover March 28th 1832.

The Board of Trustees met at the call of the President.

Present. John M. Dickey, John Matthews, Williamson Dunn, Samuel Hanna, Andrew Spear, George Logan, Tilly H. Brown, John F. Crow, and James H. Johnston.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Resolved, That Rev. B.C. Cressy be appointed to prepare and publish a pamphlet respecting Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That Rev. B.C. Cressy, receive as Agent for this Institution at the rate of six hundred dollars per year, and that his traveling expenses be borne by the Board.

Resolved, That Rev. Leander Cobb be appointed an Agent for this Board, to solicit aid in money and Books for Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That John W. Cunningham be appointed a member of this Board.

Resolved, That the Faculty be authorized to employ an Assistant Teacher, and that two hundred dollars per annum be appropriated from the funds of the Board for his support.

Resolved, That information be communicated to the Students, that as many as can obtain rooms in the Boarding House, or in other houses convenient, shall have the privilege of commencing the manual labour system, at the commencement of next session.

Adjourned to meet on Tuesday the 8th day of May next. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clerk

South Hanover May 8th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present - John Matthews, John F. Crow, Williamson Dunn, Tilly H. Brown, Andrew Spear, George Logan, Samuel Smock, John W. Cunningham, Samuel Hanna, William Reid, and Jas. H. Johnston.

The President being absent, Dr. Matthews was called to the chair.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews and Mr. Cunningham be added to the Committee to prepare a Constitution and Bye Laws for Hanover Academy, and that said Committee be required to report at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to procure titles for the farm, and the lots on which the buildings are erected, be required to report, and to present said titles at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be required to report, at the next meeting, the manner in which they have attended to the business assigned them in erecting buildings etc.

Mr. Cunningham presented a report of his agency, which was committed to Messer Brown and Dunn to examine the same and report thereon.

Resolved, That Messer Dunn and Johnston be discharged from the auditting committee, and that Messer Brown and Cunningham be appointed in their stead, and moreover that said committee be required to report at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That Mr. Lowry's report of his agency be committed to Messer Brown and Dunn to examine the same and report thereon at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That the committee appointed to prepare regulations for the Library be discharged and that the direction of the Library be entrusted to the Faculty.

Resolved, That the committee appointed to procure the Meeting House for the use of a primary School be discharged.

Resolved, That the committee appointed to improve the seminary lot be discharged.

The committee appointed to furnish the rooms intended for the Students in the Steward's house, reported that they had procured the necessary furniture for the same, principally by the liberality of individuals and churches, with some additional expense, the amount of which to be reported at the next meeting. This report was approved.

The Building Committee reported that they had not yet procured the ensurance of the Buildings belonging to the Board; - they were required to attend to this business and report at the next meeting.

The Committee appointed to petition the Legislature for an enlargement of the Charter of the Academy, reported that they had attended to the duty assigned them, and had succeeded so far as to obtain the removal of the restriction as to the amount of land, but had failed of securing the power of conferring degrees.

Mr. Dunn presented a report of his visit to Indianapolis and of the efforts made by him for the enlargement of the Charter. Both reports were approved.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Sullivan, Johnston, and Cunningham be appointed a committee to use their efforts to procure a College Charter at the next meeting of the Legislature.

The Committee appointed to examine the report of Mr. Cunningham's Agency reported that they had examined the same and found it correct, and that there is still due to Mr. Cunningham $6.58 1/4 cts. and to others $99.91 cts.

Resolved, That this report be accepted and the Treasurer be ordered to pay Mr. Cunningham the sum due him, and that the Trustees assume the payment of the other sum.

The Building Committee reported that they had borrowed one thousand dollars, agreeably to a former resolution of this Board, of the Madison Insurance Company, at 12 percent interest, and had paid seventy dollars interest on the same. This report was approved.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Dunn, Logan, Smock, and Cunningham be appointed a committee to make immediate and definite arrangements with the Steward, and to ascertain the terms on which he is willing to take charge of the Boarding Establishment, until the farm shall be sufficiently improved to enable the Board to put the manual labour system into full operation; and also that said committee lay off a certain portion of the land designed for cultivation, and make immediate arrangements for clearing and fencing the same.

The Building Committee reported, that, agreeably to a resolution adopted by the Board Dec. 10th 1831, they had entered into a verbal contract with Messer Briggs and Sample, by which said Briggs and sample were authorized to prepare materials for putting up a Seminary Building. This report was approved.

Resolved, That Victor King be appointed a member of this Board, and that he be added to the Building Committee.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized and instructed to procure the erection of a Seminary Building, of Brick, eighty feet by forty, four stories high, to be so far completed as to afford the necessary rooms for the accommodation of students on the 1st day of November 1832.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to borrow the amount of money necessary to erect the contemplated Seminary Building, and to make such arrangements as they may think best relative to the money already borrowed.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to consider the prospect of erecting a Black Smith Shop be discharged.

Dr. Matthews reported, that as Agent for this Board, he had recently obtained, after defraying his traveling expenses, in cash $108.43 cts. - in subscriptions $138 - and 7 volumes of Books. This report was approved.

Mr. Crow, as Agent for this Board, reported that he had recently received, after deducting the per cent allowed to Agents, in cash $420.30 cts., and in subscriptions $72.50. This report was approved.

Resolved, That Jeremiah Sullivan Esqr. be appointed an Agent for this Board to solicit aid in money and Books for Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Mr. Briggs presented a report containing his account with the Board which was committed to Messer Dunn and Brown to examine the same and report thereon at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That Mr. Cunningham be added to the Building Committee.

Mr. Brown presented a report respecting the Wagon Makers shop whereas ordered to be put into the hands of the Building Committee to examine and report thereon at the next meeting of the Board.

Mr. Smock presented a report containing his account with the Board, which was ordered to be put into the hands of the Building Committee.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to hire a man for such length of time as they may deem necessary, to remove rubbish from the Professor's house, labor on the farm etc.

Resolved, That when this Board adjourn they will adjourn to meet on the first Saturday of June next.

Mr. Crow tendered his resignation of the office of Principle of Hanover Academy, which was accepted.

Resolved, That Rev. James Blythe D.D. be appointed President of Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That Rev. John F. Crow be appointed Vice President of Hanover Academy.

Resolved, That Dr. Blythe be appointed Agent for this Board, to solicit aid in money and Books for Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary.

Resolved, That the President elect, provided he should accept of the office, be allowed six hundred dollars per year, to be paid semiannually, - the Vice President, five hundred, per year, - and the assistant Teachers, two hundred dollars, each, from the funds of the Board, as a compensation for their services.

Resolved, That the Students of the Academy be required hereafter to pay their tuition Bills to the Treasurer of the Board, - and that seven dollars and fifty cents per session be required, if paid in advance, or ten dollars if not paid before the middle of the session.

Resolved, That the Treasurer be required to present a full report of the state of the funds at the next meeting.

Adjourned to meet June 2nd 1832. 9 o'clock A.M. Concluded with prayer. John Matthews Char. Jas. H. Johnston Clk.



South Hanover June 2nd 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment.

Present, John Matthews, J.F. Crow, S. Smock, W. Dunn, G. Logan, V. King, T.H. Brown, J.W. Cunningham, and J.H. Johnston.

Dr. Matthews was called to the chair.

The meeting was opened with prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to prepare laws etc. for the Academy be required to report at the next meeting.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to procure titles for land etc. be allowed longer time, and be required to report at the next meeting.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be allowed till the next meeting to procure the ensurance of the Buildings.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to make immediate and definite arrangements with the Steward, be discharged; and that Messer Cunningham, Smock, and Crow be appointed in their stead, and required to report at the next meeting.

The Treasurer reported in part, and his report was accepted, and the same, together with his books and papers, were put into the hands of the auditting Committee, to report thereon at the next meeting.

Resolved, That Tilly H. Brown be appointed a committee to take an invoice of the articles furnished for the Steward's house.

Resolved, That the Steward be appointed to take charge of all articles of furniture, farming, and other utensils etc., belonging to the Board, to be let out and used according to the order of the Board.

The Committee appointed to furnish the Students' Rooms presented their report which was adopted and is as follows: viz.

The Committee appointed to furnish the Students' Rooms report - That they have attended to the duty assigned them, and have furnished 16 rooms, at an expense to the Institution of $59.31 cts. the rest having been furnished by the benevolence of Churches and individuals.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized and directed to erect as soon as practicable, a Cookers' Shop, 48 feet by 24, with a small cellar under it.

The committee appointed to examine Col. Briggs account with the Board, reported that they had examined the same and found it to be correct, and that the Board were indebted to Col. Briggs in the amount of $36.30 cts. This report was adopted.

The Building Committee presented their report which was adopted and is as follows, viz.

The Building Committee report - That they have made settlements with the following persons viz:

With Blackburn Leffler for Wagon Maker's Shop and admitted his account at ---$43.00 With Mr. Sample and admitted his account 768.63 of which there has been paid --- 673.78. With Col. Briggs and admitted his account 863.80 Of which there has been paid --- 825.45. With Col. Smock and admitted his a/c 21.22.

They report moreover that they have had the rubbish removed from Dr. Matthews house and the expense paid.

They have contracted with J. Lund to make three hundred thousand brick for the Seminary building, at $2.62 per thousand, and have engaged to furnish said Lund with a Shanty to live in while making the Brick, and plank to cover the Kiln.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to change plan of the contemplated Building so as to make said building 100 feet long and 3 stories high, and that they be authorized, if they should judge it expedient, to erect a *** and procure a bell for the institution.

Resolved, That Messer Victor King and T.H. Brown be appointed a committee to procure tools for the Carpenter's Shop to the amount of $121~

Resolved, That it be the duty of the auditting Committee in addition to duties already required, to examine all accounts and claims presented against the Board, and that the Treasurer be instructed not to pay any money on such claims except by order of the auditting Committee or the Board.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to procure additional land be authorized to make a conditional contract with Judge Dunn for 50 to 60 acres of land; it being understood that if the Board shall be able to pay for the same within a year, or such time as will satisfy Judge Dunn, it shall be a firm contract, otherwise he shall retain the land in his own possession.

Resolved, That the Faculty be authorized to make such arrangements as they may judge best to supply the place of the Mathematical Teacher, now absent on account of ill health.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to aid the Students who expect to engage in Mechanical employments, by furnishing materials, to be paid for in their work.

Resolved, That the Board adjourns to meet at 2 O'clock P.M. on the last Wednesday in September next.

Concluded with prayer. J. Matthews Chairman J.H. Johnston Clerk.



South Hanover, July 7th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover academy met, at the call of Dr. Matthews and J.H. Johnston.

Dr. Matthews was called to the chair and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Present Dr. Matthews, W. Dunn, J.F. Crow, J.W. Cunningham, T.H. Brown, A. Spear, G. Logan, S. Hanna, and J.H. Johnston and V. King.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews be appointed to prepare for publication a pamphlet giving information respecting the state and prospects of Hanover Academy and Theological Seminary, and an appeal to the public in their behalf, to be circulated in the State and elsewhere.

Resolved, That Dr. Matthews and Mr. Johnston be appointed a committee to superintend the publication of said pamphlet, and the Treasurer be authorized to defray the expense. The number of copies to be published, being left to the discretion of the Committee.

The Committee appointed to prepare a System of Laws for the government of the Academy presented their report which was amended and adopted and is on file.

Concluded with prayer. Adjourned. J. Matthews Chairman
J.H. Johnston Clerk




South Hanover, August 7th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met at the call of Dr. Matthews and Mr. Crow.

Present - Dr. Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, V. King, W. Dunn, J.W. Cunningham, A. Spear, and J.H. Johnston.

Dr. Matthews was called to the chair, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be instructed to make known to Col. Briggs the doubts entertained by this Board as to the sufficiency of the foundation which is laying for the College Building.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be required to secure the laying of a foundation for the College Building of such kind as they shall be satisfied is fully sufficient, and if this object cannot be otherwise obtained, that they be authorized to be at such additional expense as they may find necessary.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to procure the erection of twelve additional rooms of suitable size for the accommodation of the Students.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Johnston, and Dunn be appointed a committee to correspond in reference to procuring a Professor of Mathematics.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J. Matthews, Chairman J.H. Johnston Clerk



South Hanover September 24th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the President. The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, J.W. Cunningham, S. Gregg, G. Logan, and J.H. Johnston.

Information having been communicated to the Board that Col. Briggs intended to leave the Refectory before the commencement of the next session, it was

Resolved, That Messer Logan, Dunn, Crow, and Cunningham be appointed a committee to make enquiry, and to procure some suitable person to take charge of the Boarding establishment, by the beginning of the next session, it being understood that no engagement shall be entered into for a longer period than six months.

Resolved, That Dr. Blythe, the President of the academy, be appointed Professor of Moral Science, Chemistry, and Natural Philosophy, - and Mr. Crow, the vice President, Professor of Logic, Belles Lettres, History etc., - and further

Resolved, That Mr. M.A.H. Niles be appointed Professor of the Latin, Greek and French Languages and Literature.

Resolved, That until a suitable Teacher for the Preparatory Department be provided, all the members of the Faculty be required to share in the labour of giving instruction to the Students of said Department.

Adjourned to meet to morrow. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey President J.H. Johnston Clerk.



South Hanover September 25th 1832 -

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, agreeably to adjournment, and the meeting was opened with prayer.

Present. J. Matthews, J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, S. Gregg, V. King, W. Dunn, A. Spear, J.W. Cunningham, and J.H. Johnston.

A communication was read by the Clerk, from Mr. Niles, signifying his acceptance of the appointment of Professor of Languages.

Resolved, That five hundred dollars per annum be paid to the Professor of Languages.

Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Board, every proper effort should be made to secure an enlargement of the charter of this Institution, at the next meeting of the Legislature of Indiana.

Resolved, That the Students be required to pay their tuition fees in advance, each session; and five dollars, each session in advance, per board; and that no Student be permitted to attend a resitation till his tuition fee be paid, nor be admitted to board in the Refectory till five dollars be advanced.

Resolved, That funds received by the Treasurer for tuition be appropriated exclusively to the support of the Teachers, and that said funds so received be divided among the several Teachers, in proportion to their respective claims.

Resolved, That the Examining Committee be authorized and required to prepare and present a report to the Synod, respecting the state and prospects of the Academy.

The committee appointed to procure Deeds etc. reported that Deeds had been prepared, and it only remained to get them acknowledged by a Justice of the Peace.

Resolved, That said committee be continued.

Resolved, That Victor King be added to the committee to procure ensurance on the Buildings of the Institution.

The committee appointed to procure additional land reported an agreement which was approved by the Board and is on file.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be required to procure the completion of Dr. Matthews house, without delay.

Resolved, That Messer Dickey, Matthews, and Dunn, be appointed a committee to prepare Bye-Laws, for the government of this Board, in their proceedings, and be required to report the same at the next meeting of the Board.

Resolved, That the committee appointed to procure a Steward be authorized to employ him as an Agent for the Board, to promise him a definite salary, and to furnish him with the funds necessary to procure provisions etc.

Resolved, That Mr. Crow be requested, as soon as may be thought advisable, to spend some time, on an agency for this Board, in Philadelphia, and elsewhere.

Adjourned to meet on the last Tuesday in Nov. at 2 O'clock P.M. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.

October 4th 1832 -

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, at the call of the President, at Pisgal Church.

Present, J.M. Dickey, J.F. Crow, S. Gregg, J.W. Cunningham, V. King, W. Dunn, S. Smock, and J.H. Johnston.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

The Committee appointed to procure a Mathematical Teacher, reported that there was an opportunity of procuring Mr. J.H. Harney, late Professor of Mathematics at Indiana College, and recommended his appointment by this Board; - whereupon it was

Resolved, That Mr. J.H. Harney be appointed Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, in Hanover Academy.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. J.M. Dickey Pres. J.H. Johnston Clk.



South Hanover, November 27th 1832.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met, agreeably to adjournment.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, J.W. Cunningham, W. Dunn, V. King, G. Logan, and J.H. Johnston.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.

The Building Committee, who had been authorized, at a previous meeting to procure the erection of twelve rooms, reported that they had erected six rooms instead of twelve. This report was approved.

The committee appointed to procure a Steward, reported that they had procured one agreeably to the resolution of the Board, for six months, and the terms of agreement having been made known it was

Resolved, That said report be approved.

The committee appointed to procure deeds etc. presented the deeds required, which were put into the hands of Messer King and Logan, to report thereon as soon as practicable.

Resolved, That Messer Crow, Dunn and Sullivan be appointed to prepare a petition to the Legislature praying for an enlargement of the charter.

Resolved, That the Legislature be requested merely to amend the present charter, by giving to the Institution the name of a "College," instead of an "Academy," and by granting the power to confer literary degrees.

The Committee appointed to prepare Bye-Laws for the regulation of the proceedings of the Board, reported the following which were adopted; viz.

Art. 1. There shall be two stated meetings of the Board, in each year, one in the Spring, and one in the Fall, on the Tuesdays immediately before the close of the sessions respectively.

Art. 2. There shall be an Executive committee appointed at each stated meeting of the Board, who shall have power to appoint agents, to manage the funds of the Board, to make contracts for Buildings etc., to appoint Teachers pro tempere, and do such other business as may be necessary for the prosperity of the Institution. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, and submit the same to each stated meeting of the Board, for their approbation or disapprobation.

Art. 3. When any business shall demand the attention of the Board, before the time to which it stands adjourned, the President, or any two members of the Board, may call a meeting, by specifying the particular business to be transacted, which notice must be given by depositing a letter in the post office, to each member of the Board, not otherwise as early informed, at least fourteen days previous to the intended meeting; and at said meeting, thus called, no business shall be transacted but such as shall have been specified in the notice given.

Art. 4. At any regular meeting, if the President be absent, the Board shall choose a chairman and proceed to business.

Art. 5. When any Professor or Tutor, having received a permanent appointment, shall wish to resign his office, he shall be required to give three months notice of his intention to the Executive Committee, and it shall be the duty of the committee to give information of it to the other members of the Board. And the Board shall have power to dismiss any Professor or Tutor, by giving him three months notice. And every Professor or Tutor, upon entering on the duties of his office, shall signify his assent to the provisions of this article.

Art. 6. No alterations, or amendments shall be made to these Bye-Laws, unless by a concurrence of two thirds of the members present, at a stated meeting of the Board.

At the suggestion of the Faculty some slight alterations, additions and amendments were made to the Laws of the Academy, adopted at a former meeting, and the same were committed to Mr. Johnston for publication.

Resolved, That 500 copies of said System of Laws be published and the expense be paid from the funds of the Board.

Resolved, That the Faculty be required to commence immediately holding one service on the Sabbath in the Seminary, at which all the Students shall be required to attend, agreeably to the Laws.

The Committee appointed to examine the deeds presented from Judge Dunn reported that they were in due form.

Resolved, That Mr. Johnston be required to get these deeds recorded, and the Treasurer be authorized to defray the expense from the funds of the Board.

Resolved, That the Faculty be authorized to publish a catalogue, of the Officers and Students as soon as they may judge advisable.

Resolved, That the Inauguration of the President and Professors of the Institution take place, at South Hanover, on the 1st day of Jan. 1833.

Resolved, That Messer Matthews, King, Crow, Dunn, Cunningham, Johnston, and Logan, be appointed an Executive Committee, to meet at the call of the Chairman, and afterwards on their own adjournments.

Resolved, That the arrangements for the Inauguration be made by the Executive Committee.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to dispose of the house and lot formerly occupied by Dr. Matthews, by rent or sale, as they may judge expedient.

Adjourned to meet on the 1st day of Jan. 1833 at 10 O'clock A.M. Concluded with prayer. John M. Dickey Pres. James H. Johnston Clk.

South Hanover Jan. 1st 1833.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy, met agreeably to adjournment.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J.M. Dickey, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, J.H. Johnston, G. Logan, V. King and S. Smock.

The arrangements for the Inauguration adopted by the Executive Committee were approved and in accordance with the same, the Trustees attended upon the ceremonies of that occasion.

After prayer by the President of the Board, and public addresses from Dr. Blythe, President of the Academy, Mr. Niles, Prof. of Languages, and Mr. Harney, Prof. of Mathematics, these Gentlemen, together with Mr. Crow, Professor of Belles Lettres etc. severally assented, in public, to the following formula, viz:

"In the presence of God, and the Trustees of this Institution, I do solemnly, examine, promise obedience to the laws and regulations already adopted, or that may hereafter be adopted by the Board for the government of the Institution, while I may continue connected with it. And I further pledge myself faithfully to discharge, to the best of my abilities, the duties of my office as professor; as well as to promote by all proper means the general interests of the Institution." The Laws, the Key etc. were delivered the President of the Academy by the President of the Bd.

The exercises were then closed with prayer by the Professor of Theology, in the Theological Seminary.

The Board adjourned to meet on the 10th day of Jan. John M. Dickey Pres. James H. Johnston Clk.



South Hanover Jan. 10th 1833.

The Trustees of Hanover Academy met agreeably to adjournment.

The meeting was opened with prayer.

Present, J. Matthews, J.F. Crow, T.H. Brown, V. King, W. Dunn, G. Logan, and A. Spear.

Dr. Matthews was appointed chairman, and Tilly H. Brown, clerk pro tempere.

The committee appointed to obtain a college charter, reported, and presented a charter which was read and adopted by a unanimous vote of the Board.

The auditting Committee requested advice of the Board, as to the course they should pursue with Col. Briggs' account, relative to the Boarding Establishment, whereupon it was

Resolved, That the Board can not make any allowance to Col. Briggs, unless he produces a detailed account of his expenses, giving the items; also the amount of money received from the students for boarding; also the amount received from any other persons for boarding; and further give a statement of the number of persons who have been boarding with him, besides his own family (exclusive of persons in his own employment) and the length of time they have boarded with him while he was steward.

Resolved, That the Building Committee be authorized to contract for building a Stable, connected with the Boarding establishment, and that Mr. Logan be authorized (as soon as practicable) to open a house of Entertainment.

Resolved, That the Faculty be authorized to publish, in pamphlet form, an account of the proceedings of the Inauguration of the Professors, in connection with a catalogue of the Students, and such other matter as they deem important to the interests of the Institution.

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be authorized to employ a farmer, to labour on the farm, and superintend the farming establishment.

Resolved, That the Rev. William Blythe be appointed an agent to solicit funds for the Institution.

Resolved, That the Board adjourn to meet on the Monday before the last Wednesday in March. Concluded with prayer. John Matthews Chairman Tilly H. Brown Clk pro. tem.



See acts of 1833. page 5.

An Act to amend the Act entitled "an Act to incorporate Hanover Academy" referred to in the preceding minutes.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, that the name of the Institution created by the act to which this is an amendment, shall be changed to "Hanover College," and the same shall hereafter be known by the name and style of "Hanover College" - and the Faculty of said College, consisting of the President, Professors and Tutors thereof, shall have the power of granting and conferring, by and with the approbation of the Board of Trustees, such degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as are usually granted and conferred in other Colleges, in the United States, to the Students in the College, or others, who by their proficiency in learning or other meritorious distinction may be entitled to the same, and to grant unto graduates, diplomas or certificates under their common Seal, and signed by the Faculty to authenticate and perpetuate the memory of such graduations; Provided, however, that no degrees shall be conferred, or diplomas granted, unless such student has acquired the same proficiency in the liberal arts and sciences as is customary in other Colleges in the United States.

Sec. 2. Those Students in said College of sufficient bodily ability, shall, during the time they continue as such, be exercised and instructed in some species of mechanical or Agricultural labour, in addition to the scientific and literary branches there taught. And the Trustees shall annually report to the Legislature the plan, progress and effects of such agricultural and mechanical exercise and instruction, upon the health studies and improvement of the Students.

Sec. 3. The General Assembly of the State of Indiana, hereby reserves to itself, the right and power of altering and amending this act of incorporation at any time after 1843, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

This act to be in force from and after its passage. -




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