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kins, under a penalty of $25,000, in which he engaged within six months from its date, to convey to the Trustees of Washington College a site of not less than fifty acres, and certified by them to be worth $10,000, conditioned to the fulfilment of the other conditions requisite for the establishment of a College.
A bond dated April 1, 1817, was also executed by Jas. Guyon, Jr., Thomas Lawrence, Peter J. Van Pelt and Daniel D. Tompkins, with a penalty of $50,000, in which they undertook within one year to procure an endowment of $50,000 in money, lands, securities for money or other property for the endowment of the proposed College.
On the 10th of February, 1817, resolutions were adopted by the Board of Regents, recommending the Trustees of Columbia College to consolidate their funds and property with those of Washington College on Staten Island, if the consent of the corporation of Trinity Church could be obtained, and suggesting a negotiation for the relinquishment of the conditions of their former grant to Columbia College, which fixed the location of their College in the city, and required the President to be a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. They were requested to report the result in order that it might be presented to the Legislature at their then present session.
On the 27th of March, the Trustees of Columbia College passed a lengthy resolution in courteous terms declining the proposed consolidation, and this appears to have ended the whole matter.
Incorporated by special act, April 17, 1851,' and located at Buffalo. It was empowered to grant the usual degrees and might hold property not exceeding $15,000 in value, annually. It was required to report to the Regents, but the organization was never perfected, if, indeed, any thing was ever done toward carrying the law into
EXTRA LIMITAL COLLEGES ESTABLISHED UNDER THE LAWS OF NEW YORK.
THE SYRIAN PROTESTANT COLLEGE, AT BEIROUT, AND THE ROBERT COLLEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE.
These were incorporated under the general act of 1848, for the formation of Benevolent, Charitable, Scientific and Missionary So
1 Chap. 204, Laws of 1851.
cieties, and both of them were authorized by a special act passed May 4, 1864,' by their corporate names, to receive by gift, purchase, devise or bequest, any real and personal estate for the purpose of their incorporation, and no other, within the State, the clear annual income of which did not exceed the amount specified in the general act. Both were established, and means for their support are provided, to a great degree, by citizens of this State.
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT.
The University of Vermont (incorporated November 3, 1791), having received from the Legislature of that State a grant of 50,000 acres of land, and about the same amount having been granted for the establishment of an Academy in each county in the State, an application was made to the Legislature of New York, through Ira Allen, in a petition dated February 16, 1793, for a grant of a township of land by New York in aid of their University. In his petition, Mr. Allen represented:
"That on the memorial of Governor Chittenden and others, offering as a donation to a University about £8,000, part to be funded in lands, and part to be appropriated to erect public buildings, the Legislature have established a University on the eastern banks of Lake Champlain, in the town of Burlington. That this University when duly organized will equally benefit the northern part of the State of New York as that of Vermont. Two of the members of the corporation of the University are inhabitants of said State. Should the Legislature be of opinion that giving a full township would be too much, in that case, as a member of the corporation, have to petition that a township be granted for such moderate fees as may be thought reasonable, one-fourth part of the fees payable on or before the 1st of September next, on which payment being made, the charter to be issued on the whole of the lands being mortgaged, or such other security being given as may be satisfactory for paying the remainder of the granting fees in a reasonable time."
A petition of like import was received from Thomas Chittenden, the President of the University. They were referred to a committee, who while expressing an opinion favorable to learning, found the session so far advanced that no action could be taken, and so deferred further consideration of the subject until another year. It does not appear that further action was had.'
1 Chap. 579, Laws of 1864.
* Assembly Papers. Miscellaneous, Vol. IV, pp. 334, 336, 338.
Although none of these have ever been in any degree under the supervision of the Regents, yet in order to render our list of incorporated educational institutions in the State complete, we will present a list of those that have been established, and that are now in exist
BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
Under act of April 15, 1817,' not located in the act, and so far as we are concerned, not organized. The "Baptist Education Society," incorporated the next year, established the "Hamilton Literary and Theological Institute," which has been continued in a modified form until the present time as the "Hamilton Theological Seminary." Statistics of attendance were given in the reports of Madison University, from 1855 to 1881.
PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Auburn).
Incorporated by act of April 14, 1820. Act amended May 13,
GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES (New York).
Incorporated April 2, 1822. Amended March 20, 1868,' and April 10, 1869."
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE ASSOCIATE REFORMED CHUrch of NEW YORK (Newburgh).
Incorporated May 15, 1836."
UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Incorporated March 27, 1839. Presbyterian. Amended May 1, 1865, April 1, 1870, and May 11, 1874."
DREW THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Incorporated April 16, 1866.12 Located at Madison, N. J.
Chap. 274, Laws of 1817.
2 Chap. 215, Laws of 1820.
3 Chap. 101, Laws of 1857.
4 Chap. 150, Laws of 1822. 5 Chap. 41, Laws of 1868. 6 Chap. 152, Laws of 1869.
CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL INSTITUTE.
Incorporated April 16, 1868.1 Eddyville, Yates Co. Organized in connection with the "Starkey Seminary," and under the control of the Christian denomination.
JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE (Westchester Co.).
Act exempting property from taxation, April 30, 1873.'
In addition to the above incorporated or amended by special acts, there are the following:
ROCHESTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
Baptist. Established in 1850.
HARTWICK THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
Lutheran. Established at Hartwick Seminary in 1816.
DELANCEY DIVINITY SCHOOL.
Episcopal. Geneva, 1861.
SEMINARY OF OUR LADY OF ANGELS (Suspension Bridge, Niag. Co.).
Conducted by the priests of the Congregation of the Mission. Ecclesiastical students, 70; Collegians, 140. (Catholic Directory, 1884.)
ST. JOSEPH'S THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW YORK (Troy, Rensselaer Co.).
Seven Professors, 124 students. (Catholic Directory, 1884.) The above institution is located in the building erected for the Troy University.
ST. ANDREW'S PREPARATORY SEMINARY (Rochester, Monroe Co.). Established September, 1870. Number of students, 16. (Catholic Directory, 1884.)
ST. LAWRENCE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL.
Canton, 1858. Universalist.
THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF ALFRED UNIVERSITY.
1857. Seventh-Day Baptist.
Chap. 208, Laws of 1868.
SEPARATE MEDICAL COLLEGES, ETC.
Besides the Medical Schools already noticed in connection with Literary Colleges, there are a considerable number that have an independent organization; others that have ceased to exist after having had a more or less successful career, and others that obtained charters but accomplished nothing under them. We will present all of these under one alphabetical order, in the following pages, after giving some general statistics concerning them. A few Dental, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Colleges are included. The statistical returns from these Colleges have been made but imperfectly, and no attempt was made to generalize them until about thirty years ago.
1858.. 1859. 1860.
1862. 1863. 1864.
YEARS ENDING IN
GENERAL STATISTICS OF MEDICAL COLLEGES.
Professors, Students and Graduates.