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Maktland Acrmcvj^rvKAL College, 



J*»*«4 Msrcb: C. .>«:s-.*iGB of l-jX. 

Whereas, it hath been represented to the L?g{5l3tare thai c^tsin 
TTise and rirtuous cUiztns are des^ir-stjs of insthaliog aa4 e5tabli«hisg 
in 5on>e conrenienl localiJf wjtkia tbs* Siafe, an A;^ri<rQlt«fal Col- 
lie and Model F'anu. m Trbich the Toashfol sttjdent maf cspectallf 
be in?trccied in those an? and 5<:i**ac?3 mdi-'pensaMe to sscces?r«l 
agricuUurai purfuii*; on<i tri^f.^.?, it dolb 2pj»?ar to this Li'gisiatore, 
ibat while the and If-arnadl io the pre*€it age bave cutiirated 
wlih laudsl>le iadu^try and appliffid -t^nh admirable success the ar*« 
and sciences to oihp.r pur*uj?5, the most Dec?*«arr, usefai sod boa- 
orable piiT>u5t5 of agnculmrj'ii have ?o far been ni€»t latsestayj 
seglecJed; ^n^* ?r^i'rf 34, i? t^ ih*r prerirscs and dotr of ib« LfgislaJure 
«o eiscoura^e and aid thf philanibrcpic aod palholic citrzeti^ in iheir 
efforts 10 d!N?^tnJD3t'e u^^ful ssotriedg*? fcj cslaHbhing an Afnc?4t?aral 
Goll«»g*r and Model Farm, which sbalL in addiiioa to the w^aa! coar^ 
of scbolaMjc learning, panJcalarly sDdcciriBatelhe youth of Marfiaud, 
t^eoretjcalir and practicallr, in cbe*^ arts and Kteoee^ irhicb «rjih good 
manners and raersb ^shall nsabie JheiJj lo subdae Ihc carjh ais4 ifle~ate 
tbe St^tc to th? Icfiy |>^iziot» its advaoiag»s ia $oj!, dimat? ^Stc, acd 
tb? moral aad'meataS capacJiics of ti-? citizeaf eattile it io aiiaiu : 
Tfeerefort? — 

SECTt<j?J 1. B( if .fW'Tr?/*^ f.r r^^V^r G't-a^nni Af*ts^^ <^ M^fp'i^i^. That 
James T. Vj^rh, J-?bn O. WhartoTi, Pvichdas K WorlhiugitjsJ. Charles 
B- Calrrri. Gr-iK W. H^sijhr*. Walse? W, W.Bowic»Kanj?4iy iVicIirarr. 
i. Carroii Wal^lt, en J A. B- D«ri?.^ K^v^uim feeand ihq are Her^bTf ap- 
pointed com{ni?»Jvioef7^. by wt^jorri or under vho^ direcUos stjbscripiiosss. 
mtf b? soljcii^i and obiain*^ t'> tb«- stock efthi» Mart land Agik«haral 
CoUfge, and thrv are heretnr a«ihafszed to itke, bold sad ^?5p<?se of a* 
b^s^eioafiti" pr^irj^^^d k>f, toiaiiUry *ylsMjrtf Jiya^ to tb<r*roount ol^i «x- 
eee^tog §vi? huuirrHi ifeaurafsti di?liaf*, ia «b»ra <tf t#««ty-five <lt4la,rs 





Maetla>-p AGKicuLtrF-^L College. 

Sec 2 Jjuf5e£? fs*^- That s^ ^^^n a* tt i*^-t t^o tK-^^nd *him 
stock afc^esaid shall b manner afbr^aid b.^ .u^^nH^ i^., i^^ .B^ri- 
bers aforesaid. their 5U<:ces<o:^ and assvgos.h.n ^ and .rr b^rr^r m»4t 
and declar'^d lo be incorrorated into a compa.nT bv ib^ n^so. and *Sfie 
of the « Maryland Asncuhural Coli-in-.;' 2r>d Kr xh^t nam- t-- rap'-ahk 
ertv. of contraction and being coatractfd ^.rh. in^tturm^. ^t^^.^t^m?, 
and'continuiog in succ^tul aperaiioa the MiirrUrd Asnc^^lturaJ C«l- 
le^e and Model Farjn. to have and u<^ a eo-r-^/rat? «-aL and lo do aail 
cause to be doae aii things necessary hi iht auaiamcst of the object || 


Sec. 3. Ambt it i-n(v:i.'d. Tna? a^ ^oon a* fs^o thon'-aud *ti«f*^ of i!i« 
stock aforesaid has fceen as aU>re5a;d s^b>cr?l>:"d f^r. asisl ott^-hMi tbcff^f 
has been in cash paid ia, and th? cthtr half t>:*r<^3l ivfrar* *i t:? If^ pai^ j 
\^hen required, the said stockholdt^r?, up«o s^jiUcr^i'u^ rr^^j^r cf jfc#^ tjoit ri| 
i aod place of meeuog being giv^-a. cr a majoaiv of ihrin. -f^isli J33»-!pI ||| 
I aod elect by!oi tweaty-inra iru>l??-i, o^f frsjra »';8ch cc^utjtf. ac4 |.| 
i one from the city of Ba'liniiore. anv five vt ^hvsi >baii cv>3'*44lo!t * iM 
i quorum capable of transaciicg bu^infs*. |;;i| 
Sec, 4. And hi it eno^id. That Vn? irtjvjt'tj so t\^it4 stf^ -sSotffit'^A by I ^-^ 
the stockholders as aforesaid fir<t eiettcd, fhaU C':»ntir5Uf in *?iBc« f^ 
fi.7e years, and oniil their sacc^sjorj art tn nianti'^f a(=>T»3Ji'd ekcit-d, isd 
ai! subsequent electioa> and ccn;iauai;oa lo ofScc <;-j tJu*tfr* ^^hmU b? fof i vij 
two Years and uniil their fsct^-^sor? are in Tsajs^isrr afyrtTtasd eH-ced. f J 
Sec. 5. And ht il c>(ac^td. That ih^ board cf tra^t^-r* af!^fe!K»»d, <&r a i ■ 
quorum of tber/ij -*b:iU have fa! j pow<*r and auilunJr lo appc^ict fto- 
fessors and teachers id the Ctall^ge ajb:rt>-ai4f J^rt^^cfibf ibc-.r dylirt, sal- 
aries, and fix and deternasae the cfuiies, w-a^rs, coM und cha.fiTf' of aU I ''^ 
other omcers and s<ir?aats, luitioa, Aisd boafd ci" »io4n}t*. ctmne of p^ 
study. Tacaiions, exam-Dalioos, exhibitioa*. tsd cvjnimi and mmt^n^ || 
all persons and things m and beioncin^ to ih*^ ?aid A-ncy|tumi C^^lk^*, | i 
and do and perform and cau*e to be dose 4Sd i^rriWrnr-d s|i ihi^sc* «i^- t - 
j cessary and proper to cotiiioue in ^ticc^^M r,pn^3\xoti lUr vaid A^tvcvih j 

. turai College and Model Farm, as f^Uy a. i^tmn i^i imih znd m^n^ I I 
1 tioned, i .• 

I Sec. 6. ^n-i be it «^^^, Tb„ ,t ,h«ll br ."m d«!v ef iht ,»>4 k.«rf of 
j traslws to order and d.rec. io t» a>a4^ ,nj mM,i.4*J .,0 «i,d maJd fa.m 

I caL»e ,ote car.iu,iy noiicrf upon vbe record, of «.J ,,,.i.,aUoa t!w I i 

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M^vBTLAND Agbicultural Collegb. 5 1 


character of said cxpen'mtrnts, the kiad of soil opoa which ther w'^e I 

uCdertaken, ihe sf^tera of caiiiratioa adopted, the state of the atmos^ i 

phere. and all other particulars which mar be necessary to a fair and f 

complete understaDding of theresalt of said ex peri meats; and they als© ? 

require the instructor of cheinisirT. a? far a? mar be €OD5i?teiit with bis \ 

other dotie? in said ia^iiiatioa. io czT^fuUy analyze a!l specimeDs of soil 

that mav be submitted to him braar ci'jzeu of this Staie, free of charge. . 

and speciallT furnish the appiicaat with an accarate statement of the j 

resuiL I 

Sec. T. Afid ^ U trmrfM^ That the trosiee? aforemeatioaed shall bare i 

the care, control and raaaagemeat of aU the real and personal propertr \ 

and moDej of the said coiapacT. and sbail appoint a register, and caasc } 

to be registered ia a book lo be kept lor that pjirpose, ail the acts^ orders i 

and proceedings of the said board of irustsss at their several meetings; I 

\ and thef shall determine op;>Q the times ot meetiog, which meelings \ 

\ shall be held at the College aforesaid not lejv? than four times in eaeh f 

I year tbeieafier; and Ihe 5aid board of irustees shall at ererv sessioa of \ 

- the Legtsiaujre prt-jeni in printed pamphlet form a full and correct report | 

of the condiijon o( the ?^id Agricultural College and Model Fatca, and ] 

the condition or Snal results of ail experiments undeftai:en as prorided ; 

for in the fore?joing section. 

Sec. S. Aridhf- i^t^'^y^M, That if within ttro rears from the 6fst dsT i 

of February, eightfvn hundred asd §fsr mi. the ^A stockholders shall ? 

hare recetred bona fide vjb^cnpijofis for t^o f hoosaod shares of iwetsljr- \ 

fire dollars each to the s'ock aforesaid, and shall hare elecied treslces I 

as aforesaid, and sbaii hare parcbased the lands for the taodel farm, not \. 

less than fifty acre?, and *hali hare erected ihereoa the bsildiags b?<:«*- |; 

sary for the collffe and (arm ptsrpotse^j sbat the said stockholdersj under | 

the came and style of the Maryland *\gTicaUsr3] College, «hjlt be eali- |; 

lied, from the Trea^aurr of the Sraie «7f Maryland, to the aansai sum of . t 

m% ihoo>and dollar*, t^-hich said anoaai snni of six thotij^and dollars | 

i i$ hereby appropriated, out of atjy unappropriai^d raoner iu tW J 

j Treat^ury. a^ an annual endowment of the t^Pii^ Maryland Asrkrat- ; 

1 Tnral Collt^e. ^t^n ^hail, by the b^rd of tni^ltr^ heremberore tsawi- ■ 

tioned, be applied to the paymeol of salarte:*. ot profc-sson? and «3ch f 

oihe? p«fp<>^€* a5t*»haU promote the trelfare and ?.aeces;$ of the said Af- \ 
ricoliural College; aod tipjn notiee b?:*ing girec in Trriting by the sasd 

Maryland Agriculmral College, that the subscription? sforrsajd bsTe j 

be*n bona 6de i»ad**, and a board of tr?J5tees d«ly appoicfed, and tfej? | 

lands for «ijd model farca hate beeti purchase and the cectssarj- bctld- | 



ings erected thereon as aforesaid, to the Coraptrolicr of ibe Treasury, he 
shall forthwith, if at any time before the first day of Februarr eighteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, said report is made. is5tie bis warrant to the 
Treasurer, and the Treasurer shall pay to the said l»ard of im^iet}^ or 
their order, then, and annually thereafter, the said sum of 5J1 ihoy^nd 
dollars above appropriated. 

Sec. 9. And he it enacted. That neilher the said stockholders nor ih^ 
said trustees shall in any way or means issue any note, bill* draft, cer nfi- 
cate, or hare and use any device or preteoc* for a cireulalisf media m. 
in form of bank note or oiherwise, and shall not u$5 or altetnpt to u'^c 
any banking privileges whatsoever. 

Sec. 10. And he it enad^d. That if there shall not be booa 6de *tjb- 
scribed at least two thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each, a? 
slock to the Maryland Agriculiural College, and tro.'^lee? appointed is 
manner and form herein provided for, on or before the said firj^t day of 
February in the year eighteen hundred and fifty -eight, xbtn and in thai 
case this act and ail the provisions hereof, and the iocorporalioa of toe 
stockholders or subscribers, and all rights, pririleges and Iramnnm^ 
hereinbefore mentioned, shall be repeak-dj vacated, ntiU, Toid, and of so 

Sec. 11. And he il enad^. That the General A««semblr of Maryland 
hereby expressly reserves the right at any futnre sesMon lo wnhdra's- 
any part or ail of said endowment of six thousand dollars hereinbefore 
appropriated, or to repeal, vacate, and make void all and erf-ry part of 
the incorporation aforesaid, and all rights pririkges, and immotJitifs 
hereinbefore mentioned, and the endowment and donation of the yix 
thousand dollars to be paid out of the Treasury, as htreinbefore provided 
for, shall cease to be paid. 

Sec. 12. And he U en^Med, That if on or before the firyt day of Ft-bru- 
ary in the year eighteen hundred and fifiy-eiirhl afarementioisfd, thrrf 
are not two thousand shares of tweniy-five dollars each, at the Jc«st, stjh- 
scribed UJ the Maryland Agricultural Collese, then in thai ca^ ibr 
subscribers who have paid all or any part of their '^tib^cupuous *haU 
have a return thereof, and for that pari subscrib.-d and not paid, excrpi. 
mg and reserving such compensation as shall b^ 6i;^m^^ utcrss^tj m 
the discretion of the commissioners, for incidtntai «p^o^ ,n obum^as 
subscripiions and collecting the same. 

%^'^-^^^^f^ general meeting of th. *tockhol4rr> 

stockholders shall appoiot They may be called at anv Urn., .«d to 



meet at any coavenient place daricg tht; interTal between said asotia! 
me'eimg% by the presid^int and ini5tee*E. or a majority of them, oi bf 
the stockholders owning at least one-fvcrth of the whole stock scbf^rnbed, 
upon giving tbirtr days pablic ootice of the lime aod placeof boldiag the 
same, by adrertiseEneGt published in one or roore newspaper? of geoeral 
circalaiion in the State; and when any such meeting? are called bj the 
stockholders, such Dc^iice sbal! specify the pariicolar obgect #f the czse. 
and if at any such-cailedmeetins^. a majority, in raioe, of the stockhold- 
ers of said conapany are not present jd person or by proxy, scch meetings 
shall be &6jovLTUcd fr<^ni day to day without transacting zny basiaess, for 
any time not esceedinf three days, and if within said three days, stock- 
holders baring a majority in raltie of the slock Hsbscribed do cot thots 
attend, such ineetiof shall be dis^olTed, and th^at any called meeting of 
the stockholders a raajoriiy of those pr^seat oaay require similar state- 
mestsfrom the president and directors, whose duty it shaD be to famish 
them when thus required, and at ail general meetings of the stockhold- 
ers a majority in Talue of all the stockholders in said company may fill 
any vacancy that oiay occur in the oS^ce of tmstees, and may reasoTe 
from offiire any president, or any of the trustees of said company, asd 
may appoint others in their siead. 

AN ACT Amk>'Datory of as Act extitled "As Act 


.Ps*«»<l fltT JtS!.v^ry $?»sicts-.l-S5, Chmpif^V*. 

Wbereai?, it K5 represented to ih« Lcgi^atore, that the iiiter^ss of the 
** Maryland Agricaltural Collrge^* will fee greatly adTasced by the pto- 
bable incrtea«Eed cumber of «»ub?cnlf«^ to the stock thereof by ted&vitiS 
dje amount of «ab^riptioa to the shares or stock ia the same^ ^Ma«by 
diflcisiog more wide and general interest amon^^ the sgticttlt^Ttst^ of the 
State, and also by graoiing to tfee District of Colambia a trustee for tls« 
matjag^ment of*aid InMiiotion, ia rifw of the prtjximtty of its looitioQ 
and site to said District, and the great interest already tcauifested by 
large subscription* to its stock by the ifihabiiants of that District ; &sd 
v^etms^ h is also repretected that the orif ioal act incorporaijsg said la- 

Mabtlaxd Agbigcltukal Colleoe- 



siitution contains no prorisions for fiUit3|: racaocifs occuirins in xhw 

board of trustees recemly elected, wiiboni a geoeral call or meetjsf of f : J 

Stockholders: Therefore, J S 

Section 1. 5^ -ii wiad*^ hy the Gen^d A^cmUy of MjrW^r^, That j | 

ihe amount of shares of stock or subscription to the Man land A^rjcul- ! -i 

lural Colle^, incorporated by the act of eighteen hundred and nftT-:^is, 1 

chapter ninety-seven, be and the same is hereby rcp«=!3ied froTTj tTr^nir- f '^ 

fire dollars, as provided (or by the first section of <.aiii act, tt> fir** dqiUar? j I 

per share. I 

Sec. 2. Aiid be U enacts. That there tnay be a irustpe selec'***! an^ 1 1 

appointed iroai the District of Columbia, and also one from the Ea-^iertj \ 

Shore, and one from the Western Shore, for the Slate at largr. for \ht \ > 

conducting and nuanagement of said Institution, with \i\^ fo^^t% aod j ' 

authority with the trustees authorized to be appointed fron:! each eo»sstr | 

and the city of Baltimore, by the original act to which lhi$ if amtnda^ | 

tory. ? 

Sec. 3. And he U enacted. That the present board of trtjste^, recent- I /; 

ly elected for the management of said *= Maryland Agricultural Coiifge," Iv^ 

and their successors hereafter lo be elected, under the prorisiocs of the l- ■ 

act to which this is a sapplement, be and they are hereby auihorized at^d \ 

empowered to fill all vacancies occurring in their board by resignation, I 

death, removal, or otherwise, during the tertn for which 'th*^v .h^ll b- 1 ^ 
elected, from any county, city of Baltimore, or District of Columbi 
Provided, that the persons elected to fill such vacancie> shall in all 

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be taken from the city or county from which h.s immediate pr^^,^^ 


j was appointed. I 



Sec. 4. And he it enacttd, That the raid board of trustee shaii ba 

power and authcriijr to appoint and select ho.orarr t^embrr, ci ti,, 

board of trastees in said Institmion, from the other St,,« of ibu 

'^iJ^^'^' ''"" '^" -' ^-^^^ ^^ '^' rror. the date I 


Mar VI*A^"I> Ageicultceal College, 9 




THOMAS PERRY. .m^an^ C^«nfy- 

J. DIXOX ROMAN. . ................. Weihingifm Connis, 

GEORGE R. DKXNIS- *Frtdcrick C^antv. 

A. BOW3E DAVIS. ....-.....«-.«-.. .-.Vwriig^ssaKrj' C^?ttn^Sf. 

CH A RLES CA HROLL.. ,. .Hc^erd Cmtntf. 

S. T. C. BROWN. €<trrcU Ccuniv^ 

JOHN C- BRtJNE Bettsmm-e Ciff. 

JOHN MERRY3! AN ^ . . , . .BsJUimr^r €<^nXv. 

RAMSAY Mc HENRY * Hsrford C^fniy. 

G. M. ELD RIDGE.. dcii C^uni^, 

J A M ES T. EA RLE. (i%ttn Ann^ 's C^tiniy. 

EDWARD WILKLN'S. A«»-' C^anfy. 

SA MUEL H AMBLETON. Tulh^t C^nni^. 

R. C. CARTER. dfrniin^ C<ra^^, 

WILLIAM T. GOLDSBOROUG H D>yrche^,fr C'^u^^. 

CH ARLES B. C A L VERT. Prinze Gt^r^t 's Cewni^. 

GEORGE R- DE.NNIS ..S^mtrset C^tsnStf. 

WM- H. PURNELL.. W^ctsSer Covniv. 

JOHN H. SOTHORON Si. Mark's C^^n. 


THOMAS J. GRAHAM ..-..• Ccitrri C<ynni$, 

K , B, WORTH I N GTON ............. .*f »«< .f rsm^el C^untf, 

JOHN C.GROOME. ..,. ^ ,KsAtm mtcrt. 

OTHO H, WJLLLAMS. .....?? V^«r«S*4?«, 

W.W.CORCORAN-,,.. DisiHci ^ C€^tt^hiA. 

fiosoRARY jaif^Bna or rar. board or TRcrrEJts. 




>«.! «i ■ kH 'i It T 

10 Maetland Agbicultubal College. 

J. M, COLBY, A. M., President 




Professor of Science of Agriculture^ indudiiig Chemistry and its application- 

to tJte Arts, Geology and Mineralogy. 


Professor of the Exact Sciences, including Mathematics, Pure and Mixed j 
Surveying, Mensuration y Engineering and Construction, 
Mechanics and Astronomy. 


Professor of Ancient and Modern LangiLoges, including Letting Greek, frencli y 

German, Spanish and Italian. 

J. M. COLBY, A.M., 

Profcsso)' of 3Ityral and Mental Philosophy, History and English Literature. 

Professor of KcUiiral History^ Botany, Pomology, ^c^ 

Professor of Physiology, Comparative Anatomy and Veterinary Surgery. 

Principal of the Preparatory Department. 



Maryla^td Agricultural College. 11 


First Session, 1859-60, 

Nama. Tost Office. 'Stale. 

Abrahams, Woodward. . .. . .Baltimore > . .Maryland. 

BeatYj C. L Union ville South Carolina. 

Bean, William N. '....Horse-head , Maryland, 

Beall, Otho Upper Marlboro' Maryland. 

Beckett, Richard Prince Frederick ..> .Maryland. 

Beckett, Thomas , Prince Frederick .... Maryland, 

Berry, T. O. w. .Buena Vista Maryland. 

Berry, Wii.liam Georgetown Dist. of Columbia. 

Bowie, T. T. S .Upper Marlboro' Maryland. 

Bowie, Washington Oloey Maryland. 

Bradley, G. G Rockviile. Maryland. 

Brent, G. T Beltsville. Maryland. 

Brown, Charles H .Crownsville Maryland. 

Brickhouse, C. F Bellhavcn ..Virginia. 

Calvert, Geo. H. jr Hyattsville Maryland. 

Calvert, C. B. jr Hyattsville.... Maryland. 

Calvert, W. N Hyattsville Maryland. 

Calvlrt, E. S Hyattsville Maryland. 

Clark, N. W Clarksviile.. ...Maryland. 

Corcoran, J. W Washington ........ Dist. of Columbia. 

Chain, G. H Johnson's Store. ... .Maryland. 

Crudop, Josiah Kettrell's. North Carolina. 

Crudop, John Kettrell's North Carolina. 

D'Antignac, a Augusta.. . . . . . .Georgia. 

Davis, S. Boyer Baltimore....^ Maryland. 

Fassitt, Thomas Philadelphia Pennsylvania. 

Franklin, Thomas, jr. Annapolis Maryland. 

Gale, Thomas Hanesville Maryland. 

Goldsborodgh, Edmond Easton .Maryland. 

12 Makylaisd AGRiGUi.TirBAL College. 


Hall, S. D.. • • -MiUersyilk Maryland. 

Hardesty, B. McLean Baltimore - . . .Maryland. 

Henderson, Wm . . , Kiilmarnock Virginia. 

HoLLiDAY. Richard Genireville.. Mary la n<!. 

HoLLiNS, Geo. N Sacketi's Harbor. . . .New York. 

HoucK, George Frederick Maryland, 

Howard, R. M Taylor. Marybod. 

Howell, P. P Washington Dist, of Calumhia. 

Keech, Alexander Chariotie Hall Marybnd. 

Lawton, J. C CharlesloD — , South Carolina. j 

MaynarDj Geo. W Washingioa DtM, of Colunjbia. | 

MaynarDj John Wasbiogtoo Di^L of C^ommbia. | 

McCalop, James J Clinton ISorlh Carolina. 1 

Middleton, Jesse Washington Disu of C-olombja. j 

Nailor W. T Washingt^m Di&uofColambJau j 

Neall, H. B Philadelphia Pennsylvania. j 

Nicholson, J. E Baltimore Maryland. . i 

Ober, Robert Baltimore Maryland- | 

Paca,E.T Wye Mills... Maryland, ( 

Randall, A. T Randalstown. Maryland. j 

Roberts, T. O. W Bladensburg Maryland. j 

Ross, James J Seaford Delaware. 

Sands, W.m.B .Baltimore.. Maryland. 

Scott, Wm. Lee St. Louis Missouri. 

Skinner, Frederick Nottingham Maryland, 

Smith. Robert W.. Atlanta Georgia. 

Sothoron, M. L Charlotte Hall Maryland. 

Talbott, Thos. j Laurel Maryland. 

Talbott, John a Laurel Mari'laud. 

Taylor, Benj. F Baltimore Maryland. 

Telford, J. G Washington Di5i ' of Coiumbm. 

TiLGHM AN, Richard fiaston... .Marrland. 

Tilghman, Charles H.. Easion Marvlapd 

TuRPLv, W. T. S CentreTille Mariland. . 

Waring, W. W. Nottingham Maryland. 

Waring,RB... Nottingham Maryland. 

Wharton, ^^m. F Hagersiown .Maryland. 

MabtIlAst) Ageicultteal College. 13 

The Board or TRtrsTEES, deeming it right and proper, in the orgaoi- 

lioD of etery lostitotion seeking poblic pairoaagp, tha£ it" de*ig:ss and j 

objects sboold be clearly and distincily s€i forth, beg leare to refer to j 

the loliowiDg extract frooa the report of their Register. Dr. John O- | 

Wharton, as embodriog iheir riew? and purp-oses in the establishment j 

of this iDStitation : 1 


" While the Trtistees are coDslraised br the amount of means now at I 
their cointnaQd to limit their operatioas. ibey desire to make koown di$- \ 
tinctiijr the ultimate ends and purposes by which they are goTemed. I 

"Their scheme, then, is first, an Edocatiooal lastituiion in its mo^ 
comprehensiye seose. Its definition of Edacaiion is, that it is the umtedl 
symmetrical derelopmeDt and inftruction of the religious, the iaieUec- 
j tual, and the physical qualities of the man. It recognizes the irbole 
I man, in all the departmeots of his being, as the object of its care. Its 
aim is not to instruct merely, not to impart knowledge merely, bst lo 
I awaken, to derelopj to train and discsplioe all the latent inborn powv^n 
I and faculties of the man, that he may command them for the high sad 
noble uses of which ihey may be capable, or for which ihej were de- 

^ It Is not to be sopposed. then, that what we designate an Agricul- 
tural Coliege, aims merdy at professional instruction in agrtcalroie. 
The plan undoubtedly embraces such jastruction, but it is far more cosj- 
prehensive. It claims for the farmer or mechanic, or for whomsoeTcr its 
care may be sought, first his dcTdopme nt us a mac, trained and Stisd> 
to the full extent of bis capacity, for ail the duties of a man and ft citi- 
zen. To this end it offers him the advantage of the mtm appn}Te«d 
systems of moral and intellectual culture^ and superadds to these, Ibrlixs 
physical training, moderate and sy5iemaiic exercises in the field and la 
the workshop, as the best mean* of laying the foundation of fottaje he^iJh 
and energy^ in a weli-dereioped. rolmsi^ physical constitution. 

" Tho*, inciden tally if cot primarily, the schetne emtsfaccs the best 
practical traiuing io agriculture and mechanic arts. The siudenl learns . 

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the various useful details of agricultureaodfaor.iciiUTireandibemecnaotc 
art.- he acquires skill and handicraft in the a.^ of toob and jmpkmeoi^, 
from the hammer or the hoe, to the scythe or ibe plough ; he U^rm the 
construction and management of all sucii macbiaerr ^ tiv may proba- 
bly have the future use of. These practical exercises ar- icarn-d. Mmul- 
taneously with his scientific instruction, in the k-clure-room. and the 
valuable menial habit is acquired of referring practices to ibcir princi- 
ples, and of watching and noting the facts and circumsUnce; which lo 
practice modify the application of purely scieouSc theories. The wdl- 
informed mind and the cunning right band will leaf a to work log ether, 
and Labor Tvill be enlightened and digaified by iis association wuh 


. " As regards moral and intellectual culture and instrtjction. ire propose 
nothing more, yet nothing less, than the system which bas apprOTed 
itself to the wise and learned of many geaeratioas. The religious tX3 iu- 
ing is more especially the duty of the parent and the Cbarcb. li begins 
at the mothers knee, and its best and most effective lessoos art liarse^ 
before the period of College life. With Strict ilD parti alltf as to Ibe va- 
rious shades of Christian belief, the moral character shall here be fOatidf d 
by vigilance and discipline, from corrupting and immorsl infiueacir^, 
and, by diligent instruction, be confirmed and strengthened ia the f rea^ 
principles of faith and well-living, which rise above all denominaiiooa! 
differences and discussions. 

" In mental culture we adopt the course of studies of the most approTf^ 
institutions for training and disciplining the intellect and cultitatiag 
the taste — embracing the study of Languages spoken andunspokeo ; the 
Mathematics in its several departments and applications : Moral asd 
Intellectual Philosophy: the Physical Sciences—those espcciaiiy more 
immediately associated with agriculture; also the Science of GortfXJ- 
mentj Political Economy and Political Ethics. In conD<?tt}os W}?h 
such studies, a Patriotism which shall embrace his whole country, and | 
a devotion to the republican principles of the GoveromeBt, will be faith- t 
fully instilled. Its teachings will rise above section and party— Will 
know no difference of class, and acknowledge no personal syp^noritr 
but what is due to worth and excellence of character. 

" The scheme of an Agricultural College, in coDnetrlioa with at! E4o- '- 
cational Institution such as is here sketched, embraces an Ex^rimfnul 
and Model Farm, with a plan for the advancement of Agric^imr^i 
Science, based upon practice. Science, in its application, to Agricul- 
ture, IS m Its infancy. Its promises and prof««ions are m«T, but tber 





Mabti>axd Agpjculttbal Society, 


are as yet unfulfilled. It propose? theories without number, which want 
tbe substfiDiiai basis of facts- II is proposed lo iDstilaie here a system 
of experimeDts. made under the most inteiligeot observation of facts, 
with an accurate and careful record of all the circum?^tance5 attending 
and bearing upon them. These experimeat-s wil! be made ia the full 
light of all that Science now professes to teach, but with absolute ioipar- 
lialitr as to theories already in rogue, and tbe strictest referre ia 
adopting ccncltisions. Their design ^ill be to contribute in 5otne de- 
gree to building up an Agricultural Science on the sure fouadation c( 
TveU-a5certaincd facts, 

" The farci, in i\s general tnanageioeGt. h is proposed tomakea tnc?dei 
and an example of the best modes ofcuiture in the several departments 
of Agriculture. It will be slocked with the besi breeds of cattle, sheep, 
hog5. dec-, and the most approved tools, implements, and machines. 

** To complete the arraagerneBts which a srstem so comprebes«ire 
demands, a commodious Trork?hcp. with rooiire power ?uf5cieDt fur a!i 
its purposes and with ypace enough for exercise aad inssruciioa in most 
of the mechanic arts, at least for tho^e operating in -wood, iron, assd 
Stone, is indispensable. Tbe motive power itre have in tbe abundant 
and rapid stream which passes through the farm. Will the meas? to 
erect the buiiding and purchase the requijjte machinery be denied XisT^ 

focafion ani Uulliing, 

The farm is about two and a half miles north of Bladensburg. about 
nine from WashingJoa and twenty-eight from Baltimore. It i* traversed 
by the turnpike road between tbe two citii^ and is in fall view of the 
railrtad, wttboot touching it at any point, but with the right of way 
through the adjoining property lo a switch about three-Cjuarters of a 
mile from the College building". 

The present College building is one hundred and twenty feet in lengtlij 
fifty-four feet in width, five slorie* high, with kitchen, dining roota, 
paniry, wa.«h room. dc« in the basemen t. with eight lecture anti 
class rootm on the principal floor, and doTtnitories in tbe upper slt^ies 
suSicieni for the comforiable accommodatioo of two bundr«*d studeutsrr 
and is so constructed as lo insure tbe in<«:t perfect ventilation, and to 
afford every facility for beating every part of it in ibe most appTOvecl 
maDn^-, by hot water or heated air. 




Mahylakd Agricultueal College. 

Terms of Admission* 

A Preparatory Department being attached to the College, all students 
above the age of twelve years will be admitted upon their producing 
evidencej satisfactory to the Faculty, of their good moral character, and 
upon their complying with the other requirements of the institution. 

If a student comes from another College or Academy, he must also 
present a certificate of regular dismission from, and of good standing in, 
the institution which he has left. 

Every student, upon application for admission, shall be furnished with 
a copy of the laws of the institution, and before being admitted shall 

sign the following pledge : "I, , having carefully 

read and considered the Rules and Regulations for the government of the 
Maryland Agricultural College, do hereby promise to observe and con- 
form to the same, so long as I remain a member of the institution." 

Every student is free to attend the schools of his choice, or such as 
his parent or guardian may direct, and to graduate in any and all of the 
schools whenever he can furnish satisfactory evidence, by actual exam- 
ination, that he is properly qualified, without reference to the period of 
his residence in the Institution. He is required, however, to attend at 
least three Professors, unless the Faculty, for satisfactory reasons, shall 
release him from this obligation. 

Collegiate Year* 

The Collegiate year will be divided into two terms— the first commen- 
cing on the first Wednesday of September and ending on the first Wed- 
nesday of March, and the second commencing on the first Wednesday 
of March and ending on the third Wednesday of July. All applications \ 
for admissioii should be lodged wiih the Faculty at least two weeks be- ] 
fore commencement day. 

Maryland Agricultural College. 




The entire charge per annum to each pupil, for Board, Tuition, Lodg- 
ing, Washing, Fuel and Lights, will be two hundred and fifty dollars — 
payable one half at the lime of raairiculaiion, and the other half at the 
end of the first term, on the first Wednesday of March. A deposit of 
$10 per session is required to cover contingent expenses for Books, 
Clothing, &c. Any balance is credited in the settlement of the student's 
account at the end of the term. . 

Vac a tions. 

There will be two vacations during the year: The first will com- 
mence on the third Friday of December, and last three weeks, and the 
second will commence on the third Wednesday of July and continue 
until the first Wednesday of September. 

Every fifth Saturday is allowed as a day of recreation to such stu- 
dents as have conducted themselves properly for the previous five weeks, 
to visit their parents or friends ; and parents and guardians are particu- 
larly requested not to ask permission for their sons or wards to absent 
themselves from their studies on other occasions. All are expected to 
return in time to resume their regular duties on the following Monday. 




Students' Funds. 

Every student, on matriculaUDg, must deposit with the Patron ail 
the funds which he shall have in his posj.e>sioa intended to defray hi,s 
expenses while at College, or on his return thence to his reriilcDCc, He 
must also deposit with the Patron all such furihfr fasds as he may 
receive for the same purpose. The Patron will disbun^e the fund*? so 
deposited, for all legitimate purposes, upon the order of ibe 5ttjdrnt, 
No money will be advanced to any Student beyond the actoai amount 
deposited by him in the hands of the Patron ; and parents or gtiardians 
are particularly requested not to furnish student? tsciih any pt>ckct 
monej^j as the Patron, out of the funds in his hands ^Jt^ allow f uch 
reaisonable amount as may be determined upon by the Faculty, "srilh the 
assent of the parent or guardian. 

Course of Study. 

The Studies of the College are arranged to embrace a foil and tho- 
rough course of Latin, Greek, English, and Mathematics, includts^ th<^<i» 
branches usually taught in connection with the-^e re^pt^tivc der^rtlncnt^ 


LATiN.-McClintock's First Book in Latin. 
Greek— McClintock's First Book in Greek 

E^GL■=e.-G^amm,r; Geography; History ; Excrci«, in Pcom,,- 

.h.p ; Orthography and EDgii.h Composition. 
M.TH...T.cs.-Ari,hn>e.ic; Algebra, to the end ofS-.p,, £,«,,,„,. 

or their fuU ^,•^^7.^7^:1^- ITZ'^f T ''' ''""' ''"*-' 
than a perusal of certain books ^' '^'"^ "^"'"^ "'*« 





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Martla>*i» Agricultuhal Societt. 19 


Latis. — Andrews and Sloddzzd's L^atin Grammar : Andrews' LaiJa i 


Reader; C^^sar : Arnold'.* Latia Prose Composition; Coraeiius I 

IVe|K55 : Ovid. I 

Greek. — BullioQ** Greek Grammar; Arsold's Greek Prose Compel- ] 

lion; Greek TeslameQi: Anzbatsh^ | 

Fre>*ch. — FasquelJe'* Course; Fa^^joelle-s Colloquial Reader ; Wrktea I 

Exercise?; Sy5i<?tnaiic Studf of the Verb. 1 

German. — Adler-s OtlendQTS'& Graxamar aod Reader; WriJten Ex- j 

ercises, I 

Er^OLiSH. — History ; Ancient Geagraphr ; GrsimmzT ; Rhetoric ; Com- | 

position; Natural PhiloJopbr: Chemistry; Boianj ; EnioiDcl- i 

ogy ; Poraologr. I 
MATHE.MATicfj. — Algebra, (Loomis:) Elements of Geometry. (Loomis 

6 Books,) 


Lati>-- — GnuBuiar, Syntax, and Proscdr ; Arnold's Pro«e Composiijoa; 

Sallbst; Virgil; Cicero. 
Grees. — Gramraar; Syntax; EtymolosYj reTiewed; ArBold*s Greek 

Prose Coinpo*iiioi5 : Anabasis; Homer. 
Fbe^cr.— Bolmar? Lerjzac ; De Fira^* Classic Reader ; Raciae ; Wril- 

len Enprc!<<!s. 
GERjfit AT?.— Grammar; Adler-s R«a^der; Roemers Polyglot Rcaitlcr; 

Written Exerci-*fs, 
Engusi*. — Rhciorie; Mora! Philo<!ophr; Coiapo^iiioa ; Deckmatioaj 

Cheiai?trT: BotajiT ; Entomolqey; Poroologr. 
Matbem-atics. — Geometry of Plants and Solids and Cocic Sectlofss, 

(Loomis'O Plane and Spherical Tr igooosnetry ; Natigattas ^^ | 

Surveying, (Loomis'.) 

20 Maeyla>'d AGBicuLTcniJi College. 


Latin. — Kuhner's Grammar; Translation? from English iniO Latin ; 
Liry; Horace; Cicero; Latin Hexameters: Plauim; Jurcnal. 

Greek. — Crosby's Grammar ; Arnold'? Prose Composition ; Cyropsedia ; 
Sophocles; Anacrpon; Homer; Demoslheoes; Earipidf^- 

Frekgh. — Grammar; Translations; Racine; Molierc; Tran^latjony 
from English Classics : Corneilk ; Select Modero Wrilers, 

German. — Grammar ; Roemer-s Polyglot Reader ; Translation* ; Schil- 
ler; Translations from English Cla^^ics: Goetbe; Li!sc<iTjf:, dv:, I 

English.— Rhetoric ; Logic ; Mental Philosophy ; Cheroi5iry ; Bou^ny : | 
Entomology; Pomology; Composition; Declamation. 

Mathematics.— Analytical Geometry; Diilefeatial and iotesral Cal- 
culus, with applications. (Loomis' ;) Natural Philosophy ; Me- 


Latin — History of Latin Literature and Antiquities, (ieciure?;) Com. 
positions, on different subjects; Tacitus; auiniiiiaa; Cicero. 

GEEEK._History of Greek Literature and Antiquities. (Iwtares;) Ar- 
nold's Prose Composition, 2d ; Euripides; Plato'; D^m^ihm^. 
Thucydides ; Selecta. * 

FRENCH.--History of French Literature, (lectures;) Composicion. on 
given subjects; Select Writings of Liring Writers 

GERMAN-^History of German Literature, (lectures ;,) Composition., oo 

given subjects ; Select Reading of Modern Writer,. * 

English --Guizot's History of Civilization, (lectures;) Chemis-rv • 

^ Mental and Moral Philosophy ; Rhetoric. ^^^«-^^? . 

MATHEMATics.-Civil Engineering"; Astronomy; Mechanics. 



School of Asciest asv Moderx L^vj^tguagbs, 

The study of Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian h optional. 

It is desirable that stadents in this department should proTide them- 
selves with the follotring works : 

Andrews.' Latin and Eagiish L^iicoo. 

Liddei and Scotl's Greek and English Lexiccu- 

Spiers aad Surreaae's Freseb and Eoglish PrGnouDCjng Dicliosar?. 

Adiefs Gernsaa and EDgibb Dictionan. (unabridged.} 

Smilb's or Antboa's Cbssicai DicUOfiarj- 

These and all other Text-books can be faroished at the College to 
those who have dsJ alreadv provided ibem^elTts, 

lacrmirf §pulius. 


licliaious (frtrnsts. 


In addition to tbe nsgtilar in-door stedies of the College, ererj sta- 
dent is required to deroiea certain pc-nioji of each daj to the aegoidlioa 
of practical knowledge, by eagasing iu the ran<^ais opemtmos of the 
farm and garden, under experienced tn5tn}e!€T5. Br tbc*e daily eier- 
eiscs, the physical eoanitotiou will be greatly bs?neSJed, and, at fheisame 
time, an opportunity aSarded for appiyJog tbe scientific ktjowied^; ae- I 
qtiired in the lecturt toom, to tbe test of practioil ejps^imeoi. 

PrayerSj with tbereadiisf of the Scripturt^ are held CTcry monimf la 
the College ChapeK aed Dittjje ftrntm are performed on Saadar? by 
Ministers of the diSer^iai desominatios?, Tbe sJudeals ai« repaired to 



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In addition to the dail>^ examination? of student5. there vr'ill be a 
public one at the close of the term ending in July. 

The Professor of the School prepares, in wrilia|:, a scrips of qu«ri»ons 
to be proposed to the class, and affixes to them numerical ralut^- accord- 
in^ to his estimate of their relative difficolty. Oa the asseiahlinir of the 
class for examination, these questions are, for the first tiane, pr«?cnted to 
them, and they are required to answer them in a prescribed time, vriih- 
out assistance from anv source. Their answers are carefallr examined 
and a value attached to each, not exceeding that of the corre?poa<liag 
question. In the Schools of Languages, subjects are al^ iseiecutl for 
oral examinations, and the value of these exercises marked at the tirae, 
The students are then arranged into four divisions, according to the 
merit of their examination, as determined by the foUowiog method : 
The numerical values attached to all the questions are added together, 
and also the values of the answers given by each student If ikif last 
number amounts to three-fourths of the first, the Student is ranked ia 
First Division; if it be less than three-fourths, and as much as oae-fealfj 
in the Second ; if less than one-half, and as much as one-fourth, in the 
Third ; if, less than a fourth, in the Fourth Division. 

The examinations are conducted and the result ascertained bv ai 
Committee, consisting of the Professor of the School and two other 
Professors. The standing of the student at these examinatiojif. 15 c^m- 
municated to his parent or guardian in the last circular of the ^€5^ir,li; 

Those who attain the First Division, receive, at the close of the .ses- 
sion, a printed certificate of their distinction at the exaraiaaijoc. and 
their names are announced in the proceeding, which lermioat- ih? 

The Examinations for Graduation are partly oral and partlv in wr- 
tmg, and are conducted by the Profec^or of th.. School, i,^ iheprtr^p.^ 
of two other Professors. The Examinations for Gr^duaiioa wiU mk^ 
place during tne last week of the session, which ends in Mf 

Maktx^\u>*d Agbicl'ltubal College. 



The Academical De-gr^sare: First, that of ProOcieBt in certain spe- 
cial departments of a school j iecond. ifcat of Graduate in a school* 
thirdj that of Bachelor of FhilofopbT ; fourth: that of Bachelor of Arts ; 
and fifth, that of Master ofArts of the Marrlaad Asricoltoral College- 

1st, The DagTee of Proficieol applies to those braociies of a schc?ol 
which ihc 5tudei5i Is allowed to aiiend separatelf. 

26. The Degree of Graduate in a 5cb€?ol embraces, ia the school of 
Ancient Ijaoguage.?. the Latin aad Greek Langug^os; ia the school of 
Modern Language"?:, any two of the laBgoage'. Laugbt thereio; in that 
of Maiheraatjc«.ail the studiesof the school. e.\cept mixf'd Maihetaatics ; 
in that of Natural Phiio5oph? and Chemi>irsr. ail the studies of the 
school ; in that of Moral Philc5^>pby. ail the studies of the school; ia 
that of Botany. Natural Historr d.c-, all the studie?* of the school. 

3d. The Degree cf Bachdor of Philosophy Trill be conferred upots 
such sttident? as shall becorac Graduates of the Schools of MatbeniaSicSj 
Natural Philosophy, Chemiftry and Nalarai HistorT, "Botany, 4c-. The 
candidate for this decree must furnish an origiBal Essay oa »ome sciea- 
lific subject. 

4th. The Degr^^ of Bachelor of Arts Trill be conferred tipon suc^ 
students as hare become Gradaates ia any two of the Scteatiiic School^; 
viz: MathematicSj NattJral Philo^ophj, Cbemi'iryj or Naiaral HiMoiipj 
BotanVj 4c.; and in any t^o cf the Literary Schools, riz: Ancient 
Languages, Modem Langotges, or Moral Philosophy, dbc. The caudi* 
date for this degree must satisfy th« Faculty of his general Ui&rsttf 
acijuiremen ts, by furui5hiag aa origiaal Bs?ay on sosie appropiiaie ssb- 
Ject of Literature or ScieQct 

5th. The Degret* of Master of Arts, wbieh is the highest honor of lli€ 
Institution, will only bi' ci?nj>fftd on tbo^e students who bare become 
Graduates in all the SchooUvf the CoU^e. 





The Discipline of the College is parenial in its character. The Rdes | 
and Regulations are as mild as good goTernmeat "will allow, and ^^sch I 
as no parcDt or student, who properly appreciates the nec€5«itf of order | 
and decorum, can complain of. It is not propo^d to make the in^tiiu- | 
tion a house of correction to reform the idle and rkioas, but a Home ft 
for the virtuous, where Morality, Industry, and a ihirst for Kno^'ledge 
shall unite for the advancement of the student and the prosperilT of the 
institution. Those who exhibit a persistent disposition to dss^rtgard the 
cultivation of the latter qualities, will be forthwith dismissed. 

The location of the College, being far removed from the osbsI temp- 
tations to vice, affords uncommon facilities for a mild, bat at the same I J 
time a 6rm and decided discipline j and parents are ^ixa'^lly requfsied 
to unite in maintaining such. 

A report will be made out, at tbe end of every five week?, of the st^n^- f:| 
ing of each student, and forwarded to the parent or guardian ; asd ii If 
is earnestly requested that all who receive this Report will assist th« || 
government of the College by giving such admonition and advice xo 
their sons or wards, as will best promote their good condsijt aad nij^d 

Every student shaU be subject to the laws and govcrameat of the C^sl- 
lege, and show in speech and behavior all proper tokens of mpect and 
obedience to the Faculty ; and if any student shall tran.^fca ihi* kw, 
by treating them or any of them with reviling or reproachful kng«i^, 
or by being guilty of any kind of contempt of thdr perH.DS or aulhorhr. 
he may be punished by any censure, even to expulsion, as the nature and 
aggravation of the case may require. 

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Mabtlajn'd Agricultural College. 


Students shall conduct themsdres in ao orderl? manner, in thdr 
rooms as well as in ererr part of the College baildings. Lood taJking, 
scuHling, boisterou's behavior^ or unneces^arr Doiseof anj kind, isslriclij 
prohibited in any fjortion of the boilding. 

If any Mudeol i? koown lo indulge in habits injurioos to the morab 
of the Coliege, or calculated to destroy the e^lablished order^ he will be 
iinmed lately dismissed. 

Any student who sball be intoxicated, or shall ase or bring wilbia the 
College ground?' or hare ja his room aor ^piriiooaf, tiooss, fertnented 
or other iDioxicatiog drinks, shall for the Sr^t oSVnse receire stscb jma~ 
ishment as raay be itjfiicted by the Facohy ; bat for a second oSeose of a 
similar kind shall bt- di^^mistsed from the Institution- 
No student shall ?end or accept a cballeage to fight with deadly 
weapons, or be the bearer of any j^och challenge wrilieu or Terbal, or 
in any way directly or indirectly countenance or promote a duel, or tip- 
braid another for declining to fight, on pain of expalsma. 

Grambling of every de*<cription is strictly prohibited, and will be pan- 
ished in the discretion of the FacuUy, 

Profane, obscene or rulgi- lang^ua^ is <iricily prohibited, and will be 
pani:>hed by admonition b^-fore the Faculty or Board of Tnislces. 

Ko studeot shall absent bimMlf t'rora the College farm, ^ihoQt first 
obtaining permi<5ion from the Prrstdeot, 

Siadeots are not lo join any conTrtjal dob or other as^ciatlois, am 
shall any general meeting be call* d er held by them for aisy |ntrpo»^ 
witbot2t the express? perrp!>5ion ol the Pr^if^idenf* 

No fire arms or fire-works cf any df^criptioo, or gtso-powder in aay 
fortOj shall be intriM^uced by any #^Judent within the walb of the C©!- 

Iffe, nor shall the jaroe be used by «nT person within the ecclosEores of 
the College farm, without the ?anclioQ ofihe Pfe^wdenl. . ;- - 

Ail per?*on< arc Ftrictly fofhidd*,-» lo ciJt, mark, or in ani- mactsieir de- 
face or injure the walls, buildings, porches or public properly of aasjr 
kind. Any one so otu-ndtnar trill be rctjuired to inalte good ssch ^m^ 
a^e or injury, and be otherwise panished as th« cas^may rt^vart-r 

The tise of tobacco in atiy form Is strJctly probibited. 

All combinatso«.<s. under amy pretext whaJerer, are strictly prohllnled. 

Studetsf? «rf not ooIt rrouirttl to a!:«^tatn frora all tictous, isnmoral 
and irregular coaduci, but are et?jo?ced to coodoct ih^rosclyes oo erwy 
occasion with the propriety and decoftim which characterize the society 
of gentlemen. 

lo erery ca^e of stj^f^osioo or expuUion, wb»*re a student ctmaad*^ 

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himself unjustly treated or punished by the Faculty, he shall have the 
right to appeal to the Board of Trustees. 

No student is to visit the room of another, or to lounge or walk about 
the grounds of the College, or to absent himself unnecessarily from his 
own room during the hours of recitation or study. 

No student shall remove from the room assigned him, without the 
authority of the President. 

No student shall throw stones or missiles of any description in the 
vicinity of the public buildings. 

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The apparatus in the Chemical and Philosophical department is not 
as large as could be desired, but additions will be made as the require- 
ments of the institution shall demand. The Museum contains the 
beautiful and exceedingly valuable collection of Model Fruits belonging 
to Professor Glover, and a numberof Stuffed Birds and Animals, and 
will in a short lime be furnished with Cabinets of Minerals, which have 
been presented by several friends of the institution. Professor Glover's 
Model Fruits offer advantages, for the study of Pomology, &c., superior 
to tJiose of any other institution, and his very valuable collection of 
Insects afibrds unsurpassed facilities for illustrating the study of Ento- 
mology . 

The Library, which at present is small, will be increased as the means 
of the Institution will justify. It will in a short time receive a large 
accession from ihe General Government, through the kindness of the 
Hon. G. W. Hughes, and it is hoped that considerable additions may be 
expected from the liberality of friends of the institution. The Libraries 
of Ihe Literary Societies are in a very flourishing condition. 


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There are two Literary Societies, formed by the students of the Col- 
lege, which meet weekly for discussion. These societies have fine 
libraries of their own. 


Iq conclusion, the Board of Trustees appeal to all professions to assist 
in huilding up an Institution, intended to advance the interest of all, "by 
increasing and diffusing knowledge" on those subjects upon which the 
prosperity of the whole is dependent. They will gratefully receive from 
publishers, Scientific, Agricultural and Statistical Periodicals and other 
works : from State Boards of Agriculture and Agricultural Societiesj 
their transactions J from inventors and mechanic?, models of their inven- 
tions, machines, and implements themselves ; and from scientific" bodiiBis 
or men. Geological, Mirieralogical, Botanical, Zoological, Entomologi- 
cal, or Ornithological Specimens. 

All donations or communications, distinctly marked "Maryland'; 
Agricultural College, Prince Georr/e's county^ Maryland^'' may be sent 
direct to the College, or left at the offices of the "American Farmer," 
or " Rural Register,'' Baltimore, Maryland. 


Maryland Agbicultural College. 

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The Post Oflace of the lostitution is the 

Maryland Agricultcral College, 

Princx GtoT^if €&U7iipj M^ry!.<i^i. i 

To which all communications for those attached Jo the In^liiGtioa i bould 
be addresssd. 

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The Rossbarg House, on the College Farm, has been Sileti xsp hj the 
Trustees as a Boarding House, for the accoromodalioa cf ibe parents 
guardians, and immediate friends of the students. Jt is occopjrd by the 
Register and bis family, who will receive and comfcriablj ^t^mmo^aic 
those who desire to visit the Colleg^ on business or plca^irf. Thif 
arrangement has been made to enable visiters to remain, -ucb limf «» 
they may desire, in the immediate riciniiv of the ColU-fe, w,ibou( 
interrupting or interfering with the duties or discipline of tbe ia>u^ 


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