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FOR THE C^WJEBMMEMT 

OF THE 

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ADOPTED 

BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 

JULY IT, 1839, 



JACKSON: 

HUNTED BY KOBERT C. CARMAN*' 

1839/ 



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LAWS OF THE COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA. 



CHAPTER $ 

OF THE OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE, 



Art 1 The officers of the College of Louisiana shall be the 
President, Professors and Tutors, arranged in the following or- 

K lirst-The President, who shall instruct the Junior and 
Senior classes in Rhetoric, Composition, Criticism Mental and 
Moral Phiosophy, Logic, History, Evidences of Chnstiamty, Law 
of Nations, Constitutional Law and Political Economy, as these 
studies are arranged in said Classes. 

# e «mtf-Professor of Mathematics and Natural Pmlosophy. 

TVuYtf— Professor of Chemistry and Natural History. 

.Fowrf/i— Professor of Ancient Languages. 

i^/i_Professor of Modern Languages. 

Sixth— Tutors. 

Art. % Every unmarried Professor and Tutor shall occupy 

a room in the College buildings. 

Art. S. The salaries of the officers shall be regulated by the 
Board of Trustees as the exigencies of the College may require; 
but the salary of no officer shall be reduced without at least s>x 
months notice to him of the intended reduction/ 

Art, 4. Whenever there is a vacancy in the Presidency, the 



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senior Professor, in the order in this chapter before arranged, shall 
perform the duties and receive the salary of President, unless the 
Board of Trustees shall otherwise specially direct. 

Art. 5. The President shall exercise a general superintend- 
ing care over the whole economy of the College, and shall, by and 
with the consent of the assembled Faculty, arrange the classes, and 
designate the duties (whether of instruction or government) to be 
performed by the several officers, in so far as not specially provi- 
ded for by the present code. 

Art, 6. The President shall be charged with the correspond- 
ence of the Institution, and shall keep a Letter Book, into which 
he shall transcribe all the letters by him written in relation to the 
College and its interests — which book shall at all times be open to 
the inspection of the Board of Trustees or any member thereof. 

Art. 7. The President shall keep a Register of all the stu- 
dents belonging to the College, in which shall be entered, at the 
time ol admission, the name in full of the student — his age, as near 
as can be ascertained — his place of birth and residence, and the 
date of his admission; and when the student ceases to be a member 
of the College, the manner or cause and the date of his sepera- 

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CHAPTER II. 

Q? THE IMMEDIATE GOVERNMENT OF THE COLLEGE- 



Art. 1. The President, Professors and Tutors shall consti- 
tute the Faculty of the College. 

Art. 2. The President may convene the Faculty at his dis- 
eretion> and appoint the times and places of meeting. In case of 
Ids absence, the senior Professor present shall convene and pre- 
side in the Faculty. It shall also be the duty of the President, or 
senior Professor, as the case may be, to convene the Faculty when- 
ever thereto required by two of Us members, 



Art, 3. A majority of the members of the Faculty shall, when 
duly convened, constitute a quorum. 

Art. 4. All decisions of the Faculty shall be made by vote* 
The President shall have a vote in all cases, and a casting vote 
when otherwise the votes would be equally divided. 

Art. 5. The Faculty shall keep a Book of Records, and ap- 
point a clerk, who shall enter therein a fair statement of all their 
transactions — which book shall be laid before the Board of Trus- 
tees whenever required. Said book shall, moreover, be always 
open to the inspection of any member of the Board. 

Art. 6. The Faculty shall have power to institute regula- 
tions, not inconsistent with these laws or the Statutes of the State, 
on all minor subjects,' but the regulations so made uhall be re- 
ported to the Board of Trustees at the meeting of that body next 
succeeding their institution. 

Art. f. The Faculty shall hear any complaint made by a 
student of delinquency on the part of the Janitor, and if the com- 
plaint be just, they shall instantly apply the necessary corrective, 
if in their power — if not in their power, they shall have the same 
reported to the Board of Trustees, at the next succeeding meet- 
ing of that body. 

Art. 8. An exemplary moral deportment is required of every 
member of the Faculty. 

Art. 9. Every student, when required thereto by an officer 
of the College, shall open the door ot his room. If he refuse, the 
door maybe broken down, and the expense of repairing shall be 
defrayed by the student. 

Art. 10. Each officer of the College is privileged to enter the 
rooms of students at pleasure, and it shall be the duty of all fre- 
quently to make such visits* 

Art. 11, Whenever any student shall feel himself aggrieved 
by a fellow student, it shall be his duty to make it known to the 
President, who shall, if he deem it expedient, call a meeting of the 
Faculty, to take the subject into consideration. 

Art. 12. Every student, upon his admission into College, 
shall pay to the Librarian fifty cents, for which he shall receive % 



eopy of these laws; and the Librarian shall pay over the money 
thus received to the Treasurer. 

CHAPTER III. 

OF THE CLASSES, OF ADMISSION INTO COLLEGE, AND OF THE 
COURSE OF STUDY. 



Art. 1. The students shall be divided into four Classes — 
namely: The Freshman, the Sophomore, the Junior and the 
Senior, 

Art. 2. Candidates for admission into the Freshman Class 
cannot be received, unless, upon examination, they be found able 
to read and parse Caesar's Commentaries, Cicero's Select Orations, 
the first six books of Virgil's iEneid, Jacob's Greek Reader or an 
equivalent, and be well skilled in Penmanship, Arithmetic, Eng- 
lish Grammar and Geography. 

Art. 3. No one shall he admitted to an advanced standing 
unless he be equal to the Class for which he is a candidate. 

Art. 4. No person shall be admitted to an actual standing as 
a student in any class, or be permitted to recite with the game, 
unless he shall have produced to the Faculty a receipt or certifi- 
cate from the Treasurer of the College, showing that he has fully 
complied with the existing orders of the Trustees relative to Col- 
lege dues; and this rule shall be observed at the commencement of 
each Session, but shall not be construed to apply to State students, 
nor to those whom the Trustees may admit gratuitously. 

Art. 5. The Freshman Class shall study Virgil, Sallust, 
Horace, the Anabasis of Xenophon and Grsoca Majora commenced 
■ — Arithmetic revised and Algebra commenced, and such French 
and Spanish authors as the Faculty may direct. 

Art. 6. The Sophomore Class shall study Algebra and Ge- 
ometry, Grecian and Roman Antiquities, Livy, Tacitus, Grcra 



Majora and Homer's Iliad, and such French and Spanish authors 
as the Faculty may direct. 

Art. 7. The Junior Class shall study "Plane and Spherical 
Trigonometry, Mensuration, Surveying, Navigation, Analytical 
Geometry and the Differential and Integral Calculus; Chemistry 
and Natural History, Rhetoric, Composition, Criticism, Ancient 
and Modern History, Mental Philosophy and Logic, and be exer- 
cised in the Modern Languages as the Faculty shall direct. 

Art. 8. The Senior Class shall study Chemistry and Natu- 
ral History, Moral Philosophy, Natural Philosophy, including Op- 
tics, Astronomy, Mechanics and Engineering; Evidences of Chris- 
tianity, Law of Nations, Constitutional Law and Political Econo- 
my$ and shall be exercised in the Modern Languages, as in the 
Junior Class. 

Art. 9. No student shall be permitted to advance irom one 
class to a higher, unless he shall have passed creditably through 
a careful examination in all the studies of the previous class. 

Art. 10. The preceding arrangement of studies shall apply 
only to those students who intend to pursue a full Collegiate course. 
Others may be admitted as irregulars, provided they shall have at- 
tained the age of sixteen years, and their studies shall be regulated 
by the Faculty, as far as practicable, in conformity to the wishes 
of parents and guardians. No student, however, shall receive a 
Diploma, unless he shall have passed favorably through all the 
studies of every class. 



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CHAPTER IV. 

OF THE HOURS OF STUDY AND RECITATION. 



Art,1. The hours of study shall be from sun-rising until 
breakfast, and from 8 o'clock until meridian, in the forenoon — 
from 2 until 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and from twilight until 
bed time in the evening. During the hours of study* every stu- 



dent shall keep his room, unless callctLfroin it to recite, or by some 
urgent necessity, of which latter he shall always be ready to give 
an account to any officer of the College who may observe his ab- 
sence. 

Art. 2. Every student shall diligently apply himself to such 
studies as may be prescribed to him, and shall be careful to attend 
every recitation of his class. 

Art. 3. The time and place of recitation for every class shall 
be appointed by the Faculty,, 



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CHAPTER V. 



DUTIES OF PROFESSORS, &C, 



Art, 1. A room of sufficient size shall be appropriated by the 
Faculty to the use of each Professor, in which he shall receive his 
classes^ and rooms thus appropriated shall be used for no other 
purpose, except in extraordinary cases, and by consent and direc- 
tion of the Board of Trustees, or of the President, by and with 
the advice and consent of the Faculty. 

Art. 2, The Apparatus and other articles belonging to the 
College, which may be useful in the illustration of any Professor's 
course, shall have an appropriate place of deposit, and shall be un- 
der the immediate care of such Professor. 

Art. 3. Each Professor shall adopt, in his room, that system 
For the government of his class which he may deem the best, pro- 
vided it do not contravene these laws. It shall be his duty to ad- 
monish or reprimandj either privately or before his class, each of 
his students who may become neglectful of conduct or study. 



CHAPTER VI. 

OB PUBLIC SPEAKING AND OF COMPOSITION, 

Art- 1. Every Saturday morning shall be exclusively devo- 
ted to public speaking. Those who are to speak are to be designa- 
ted by the Faculty, on Saturday, and at least one week preceding 
that on which they are to speak. No student shall be excused 
from taking his part in this exercise, unless prevented by SQine nat- 
ural impediment. Every member of the Faculty is required to 
be present at these exercises; and it shall be the duty of each and 
all, as may be arranged amongst themselves, to point out to the 
speakers such errors as the- latter may commit. 

Art. % Nothing indecent, profane or immoral, shall at any 
time be delivered on the public stage,, under penalty of such cen- 
sure as the Faculty or Trustees may judge proper; and it shall be 
the duty of every student, appointed to speak, to show to the Pres- 
ident, or to some officer designated by him, the whole of what he 
proposes to deliver; and he shall not fail to observe such correc- 
tions as may he made in the exercise by the President or other of- 
ficer to whom it shall thus have been submitted. 

Art. S. Closely connected with public speaking is the exer- 
cise of writing composition, in which every student shall engage m 
often as the Faculty may direct. 



CHAPTER VII; 

OF DEPORTMENT, 



Art. 1. The students are to consider themselves and each 
other as young gentlemen associated for the purpose of mutual im- 
provement, and are to deport themselves accordingly, avoiding all 
turbulence, rudeness and violence, 



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Art. 2. They are to treat the President, Professors and Tu- 
tors, on all occasions, with the most profound respect, obeying im- 
plicitly all their lawful commands, and to act decently and re- 
spectfully toward all pefsons with whom they may have inter- 
course. 



CHAPTER VIIL 



OF RELIOI0US EXERCISES, 



Art. 1. The exercises of each day shall be opened and closed 
with prayer by the President, or, in his absence, by some other 
member of the Faculty. 

Art. 2. Every student shall attend morning and evening 
prayer, and Divine service at least once every Sabbath, unless 
specially excused by the Faculty, on a written request of the pa- 
rent or guardian. 

Art. S. A due observance of the Sabbath is earnestly recom- 
mended, and all practices inconsistent with the reverence due to 
the day are expressly prohibited. 

Art. 4. As it. is the right of every religious denomination to 
enjoy its peculiar sentiments and modes of worship, it is ordered 
that the officers of the College, in their instruction of the students, 
avoid every thing like sectarianism, or that can in any manner in- 
terfere with the tenets, either in church government or doctrine, cf 
any denomination of Christians. Neither shall any thing be re- 
quired of a student contrary to the mode of worship and religions 
professions of his parent or guardian. 



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CHAPTER IX. 

QF PUNISHMENTS, AND OF MISDEMEANORS AND OTHER OFFENCES. 



Art. 1. The punishments of the College shall be admonition, 
private or public, fines, suspension for a limited time, suspension 
for an indefinite tune, and expulsion. 

Art. 2. A student under any sentence, expulsion excepted, 
is still a member of the Institution, and shall obey the injunctions 
of the Faculty, under the penalty of expulsion. 

Art. 3. A second indefinite suspension is considered as equiv- 
alent to expulsion, and shall in all ordinary cases preclude the pos- 
sibility of re-jid mission m % but every student suspended indefinitely 
shall have the privilege of an appeal to the Board of Trustees. 

Art. 4. Every student who may be sentenced to pay a fine, 
shall pay the same to the Clerk of the Faculty; and in case of 
non-payment, within such time as the Faculty may have prescribed, 
he shall be suspended for a definite period. 

Art. 5. The Clerk of the Faculty shall pay over to the 
Treasurer all fines by him thus received. 

Art. 6. If any student shall neglect his studies, or interrupt 
the studies of another, or disturb or impede any officer in his law- 
ful employment, or be guilty of profane cursing or swearing, of 
intoxication, of striking, or of insulting, by word or ges- 
ture, a fellow student; of keeping company with persons of 
known immorality 5 -of playing at cards, dice, or other games of 
chance, or of any other thing grossly immoral, (of which the Fac- 
ulty shall be the judge ) he shall, at their discretion, receive any 
punishment short of expulsion; but when in their opinion the of- 
fence shaif merit expulsion,, it shall be the duty of the President of. 
the Faculty to report the case in writing to the President of the 
Board of Trustee's, with the attendant facts and circumstances, who 
shall immediately convoly the Board, in the manner pointed out 
by Statute,- and submit the matter to its decision. 



Art. 7. Duelling, or any concern in promoting or abetting 
it, shall in all cases be punished by expulsion. 

Art. 8. No student shall be permitted to carry a dirk, sword 
cane, or any deadly concealed weapon whatsoever. 

Art. 9. No student shall keep, for his use or pleasure, any 
horse or other riding animal, or dog, or gun or other fire arm:;; nor 
.shall any student ride, or go beyond such limits as the Faculty 
shall designate, for any purpose, except by permission of some 
member of the Faculty, 

Art. 10. No student shall absent himself from his room af- 
ter twilight in the evening; nor shall any student go into a Tavern 
or other house where inebriating liquors arc sold, without permis- 
sion from a member of the Faculty, or upon urgent necessity when 
a member of the Faculty cannot be seen,- and the purpose 
for which he may desire to visit any such place shall be by him par- 
ticularly specified to the officer from whom he may ask permission. 
If such visit be made without permission, he shall give a satisfacto- 
ry account of the cause thereof when required by any member of 
the Faculty. 

Art. 11. No student, during the regular Sessions of College^ 
shall attend any Ball, Theatre, Horse Race, or any expensive or 
unlawful amusement whatever, except by permission of some mem- 
ber of the Faculty, or by a wrttten permission from his parent or 
guardian; and in the latter case, the permission must be exhibited 
to the Faculty, if they require it. Contravention of this provision 
shall be punished according to the discretion of the Faculty. 

A.rt. 12. If, in the opinion of the Faculty, the character of a 
student shall be so vicious as to render him an unworthy member 
of College, he shall be admonished or censured; and if he do not 
forthwith reform, his parent or legal guardian shall be requested 
to remove him. A delayer refusal on the part of the latter so to 
do shall be deemed good cause for his removal by the Board of 
Trustees, in such way as may be deemed proper. 

Art. 15. Every suspended student shall immediately return 
home, or reside at such place, during th^period of his suspension, 
as the Faculty may direct; and upon application for re-ad mission 



iie shall produce satisfactory testimonials of his good behaviour 
whilst absent. 

Art. 14. No student shall, under any pretext whatever, cut 
or otherwise injure the College buildings, or furniture, or enclo- 
sures, or trees planted or growing therein, Any student convicted 
of offending herein shall be reprimanded by the President, in "pre- 
sence of the assembled students and Faculty, and shall moreover 
pay for the damage done, according to a reasonable estimate of tli« 
amount. If, however, the perpetrator cannot be discovered, and 
the damage be committed in one of the rooms, the occupants there- 
of shall pay, — if it be committed on a public portion of one of thfjj 
Halls, the students occupying the same shall pay; but if it be com- 
mitted on any property common to the College, such as out-build- 
ings, enclosures, &c, then the expense of repairing such damage 
shall be assessed on ail the students, and shall be collected in the 
same manner as other College charges. 

Art. 15. Students who do not lodge in the College are re- 
quired to observe all the rules laid down in this Chapter, but the 
Faculty shall not be answerable for any 'breach thereof by non~res> 
ident students, committed beyond the College limits. 



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CHAPTER X, 



OF LEAVE OF AF/SENCE. 



Art. 1. Any student wishing to obtain leave of absence from 
College, must present a written application to the Faculty, in which 
shall be stated, either by himself or parent or guardian, the circum- 
stances that render his absence necessary; and the Faculty shal!, 
if in their judgment it be proper to do so, grant the applicants' 
request. 



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CHAPTER XL 

a? DISMISSION AND WITHDRAWALS FROM COLLEGE, 



Art. 1. An j student desirous of leaving Cellege before the 
completion of his course, shall, if a minor, produce from his pa- 
rent or legal guardian a written statement that such is his wish, 
and the President shall thereupon grant him such Certificate of dig- 
mission as he may deserve,, 

Art. 2, If any student leave the College permanently with- 
out obtaining a regular dismission, he shall be regarded as though 



under suspension. 



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CHAPTER X1I> 

OF THE LIBRARY, MUSEUM, &C 



Art. 1. The Board of Trustees will appoint a Librarian, who 
shall hold his situation during their pleasure, exercise the duties 
cf his office according to their discretion, and be entitled to re- 
ceive such compensation as they may*/rom time to time allow. 

Art. 2. In case the oiace of Librarian should become vacant, 
the President' 'shall take charge of the Library Room and of the 
books and other property. belonging to or deposited therein. 

Akt. S. The Museum and collections of specimens in Natu- 
ral History shall be under the immediate care of the Professor of 
Natural History, who shall have charge of the room assigned as 
their place of deposit. 



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CHAPTER XIII. 

OF SESSIONS, VACATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS. 



Art. 1. There shall be two vacations in each year— the first 
to begin the day after Commencement, and to continue six weeks 
— the second to begin on the twentieth day of December in each 
year, and to terminate on the tenth day of January following. 

Art. 2.- The intermediate periods between the foregoing va- 
cations shall each be denominated a Session, and each shall be sub- 
divided into two terms. The first term of the first session shall 
extend from the beginning to the last Monday in September,- and 
the second term shall be from that time to the end of the Session. 
The first term of the. second Session shall extend from the begin- 
ning to the last Monday in March, and the second term shall be . 
from that time to the end of the Session. 

Art. 3 There shall bean intermission of the College exerci- 
ses during the last four days of the first term of each Session, at 
which time students residing in the vicinity of the Institution may 
be permitted to visit their homes. 

Art. 4. During the periods of vacation and intermission, stu- 
dents are required to observe the same rules of decorum and moral 
conduct as though they were engaged in their regular Collegiate 
duties. 

Art. 5. There shall be two public Examinations in each year, 
of all the classes— -one beginning at least seven days before Com- 
mencement, and the other at least seven days before the twentieth 
of December. There shall be a public Exhibition, by such students 
in the different classes as the Faculty may select, and in such ex- 
ercises as they may prescribe, at the close of each term, excepting 
the last term ot each academic year, which shall be exclusively de- 
Toted to the exercises of Commencement, in which the candidates 
for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts shall engage* in the order in 
which they may be classed by the Faculty. 

Art. 6. The Senior Class, as candidates for the first degree, 



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shall be required to'pass a final examination on all subjects of stuu; 
in the whole Collegiate course — which examination shall take 
place four weeks prior to Commencement, and the period interven- 
ing between the examination and Commencement shall be allowed 
as a recess in which to prepare their several exercises for that day. 
Art. 7. At the close of each Examination, the students shall 
be ranked in their Classes, by the Faculty, according to their 
merits. 

CHAPTER XIV. 

OF COMMENCEMENT AND DEGREES* 



Art. 1. There shall be an annual Commencement on the 
first Wednesday in June of each year. 

Art. 2. No Degree shall be conferred unless the Board of 
Trustees shall consent thereto. 

Art. 3, All degrees shall be conferred by the President, or, 
in his absence ? by the Senior Professor, or by such other member 
f the Faculty as the Board of Trustees may specially select for 
(hat purpose. 

Art. 4. All those students who shall have passed honorably 
through all the studies prescribed by the Board of Trustees, shall 
receive the Degree of Bachelor of Arts: 

Art. 5. Any student who shall, after receiving the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, remain in the College one year, and attend to 
such studies as the Faculty may prescribe, may receive the degree 
of Master of Arts. 

Art. 6. Bachelors of three years standing, and of good mor- 
al character, may be admitted to the degree of Master, upon sea- 
sonable application to the Board, and on presenting an approved 
Thesis or pronouncing an approved Oration, and paying the custom- 
ary fees. In case the application be for an honorary degree, it 



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must be announced to the Board of Trustees at least three months 
before Commencement. 

Art. 7. Each Graduate shall pay a fee of ten dollars for his 
Diploma, one fifth of which sum shall be given as a perquisite to 
the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and the remainder be paid 
into the College Treasury. 



CHAPTER XV. 



OF COLLEGE FEES AND EXPENSES, 



Art. 1. The fees to be paid by each student, per Session*' 
shall be as follows:* 

Tuition, - - » $25 00 

Room Rent, - - 4 00 

Fuel, - 4 00 

Use of Library, - - - 2 00 

making the sum of thirty-five dollars, which must be paid to the 

Treasurer of the College at or before the beginning of each Session, 

either in cash or by a negotiable endorsed note, having not more 

than six months to run, and bearing interest at the rate of ten per 

cent, per annum. 

Art. 2. Students entering College at any time during the 
first term of a Session shall pay for a whole Session, but those en- 
tering during the second term shall only be required to pay for 
half a Session. 

Art. 3, If any youth of good morals and promising talents 

be desirous of admission into College, and shall be unable to pay 

the established fees, the Faculty, by and with the written consent 

of five members of the Board of Trustees, shall admit him gratis.- 

Art. 4, AH College dues owing by a student must be paid, 



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and a certificate of the payment be presented to the President, be- 
fore such student can receive any degree; and no student shall re- 
ceive a dismission unless all his dues shall have been first paid. 

Art. 5. If any student be expelled, any money he may have 
advanced, beyond the period of his connection with the Institu- 
tion, shall be refunded to him. 

Art. 6. Every student shall occupy such room in the Col- 
lege as may be assigned him by the President, and shall, in conjunc- 
tion with his fellow-occupants, if he have any, supply it with all 
necessary furniture. 

CHAPTER XVI. 

OF THE jAMITORSr 



Art. 1. The Faculty are authorized to employ as many Jani- 
tors as may be necessary to keep in order, under their superintend- 
ence, the College buildings and grounds, and to supply the rooms 
with fuel and water and other necessary attendance. 

Art. 2. The Janitors shall receive, respectively, from each 
student on whom they shall attend, such compensation as may be 
stipulated between the parties; and for taking care of and keeping 
in order the class rooms, buildings, grounds, &c, such compensa- 
tion as may be stipulated between them and the Board of Trustees; 



0F the chrahekeab school 



The Grammar School attached to the College of Louisiana 
shall be called the "Matthews Academy," and shall hereafter be 
organized and conducted conformably to the regulations laid 
down in the following articles: 

Art. 1. The officers of said Academy shall consist of a Rec- 
tor and not more than three Instructors, to be chosen by the Board 
of Trustees — the Instructors to be chosen on the recommendation 
or by consent of the Rector. 

Abt. 2, There shall be taught in this Academy— the Eng- 
lish, Latin and Greek Languages, Writing, Arithmetic, Geogra- 
phy and History, Book Keeping, Elements of Algebra and Geom- 
etry, Drawing, Public Speaking, Music, and such other studies as 
may be introduced by the Rector and approved by the Board of 
Trustees, or so much of the whole as may be necessary to prepare 
students for entering College. 

Art. 3. The Sessions, Terms and Vacations of the Acade- 
my shall be arranged in the same manner as those in the College 
of Louisiana, except that the vacation immediately following Col- 
lege Commencement shall continue in the former but four weeks. 
There shall be the same intermission of studies at the end of each 
term as in the College. 

Art. 4. The Academy shall be at all times open to visitors, 
and each Class subject to examination by a!l,persons interested in 
the welfare of the school or the progress of any of the pupils pres- 
ent. Public Examinations and Exhibitions shall be arranged at, 
the discretion of the Rector, 



Art* 5. Pupils shall be received into the Academy either as" 
Boarders or as Day Scholars. Boarding shall be provided, in the 
academic buildings, by the Rector, who shall consider and treat 
those for whom he thus provides, as far as practicable, in such 
manner as though they were members of his own family, and ame- 
nable to his authority as children to that of a parent. 

Art. 6. The academic fees and expenses for each pupil, per 
Session, shall be twenty dollars for Tuition and Room rent, and 
eighty dollars for Boarding, including lodging, washing, fuel, lights 
and attendance — making one hundred dollars, — which must be 
paid to the Rector, on the terms he may prescribe. 

Art. 7. Every boarder shall keep a sufficient supply of cloth- 
ing, properly marked. Such room furniture as may be necessary 
must be provided by him, under the direction of the Rector. 

Art. 8. The salaries of instructors shall be fixed by the Board 
cf Trustees, apd be paid in the same manner as those of the offi- 
cers of the College. The salary of the Rector shall consist of 
*he revenues of the Academy, the whole of which are allowed 
him. 

Art. 9. All the buildings at the old site of the College shall 
be and hereby are appropriated to the exclusive use of the Mat- 
thews Academy, and shall be under the control of the Rector, who 
is authorized, with the concurrence of the Visiting Committee, to 
have necessary repairs and improvements made; and a suitable 
portion of said buildings shall be appropriated to the use of his 
family. 

Art. 10. A Visiting Committee shall be appointed by the 
Board of Trustees, to consist of two members of the Board," whose 
duty it shall be to visit the Academy monthly, and as'much often- 
er as they may deem proper, for the purpose of ascertaing the pro- 
gress of students, inspecting the condition of the establishment, 
&c.-~ which Committee shall make semi-annual reports to the 
Board of the result of their observations; and if at any time any 
thing should occur requiring, in their opinion, the ^immediate ac- 
tion of the Trustees, they shall take the necessary steps, by appli- 
cation to the President, to have the Board convened. 



Art. 11. The Rector shall be intrusted with the government 
of the Academy,— shall assign the duties of the Instructors — make 
all such regulations as maybe deemed necessary for attaining the 
objects of the Institutiou, &c; and at the close of each Session 
he shall make to the Board of Trustees a written communication, 
setting forth clearly the operation and condition of the Academy, 
in all its details. 

Art. 12. It shall also be the duty ot the Rector to receive as 
Boarders such of the College students as may desire it, and at a 
rate not exceeding sixteen dollars per month. The State students 
attached to the College shall board with him, unless authorized re- 
spectively, by a Resolution of the Faculty, to board elsewhere.