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within the limits prescribed in article first for the purposes aforesaid.
4. That the Trustees engage to the General Assembly to grant them every practicable accommodation in the buildings now existing; not only till others may be erected by the Assembly, but afterwards, so long as the same may be desirable.
5. That the Trustees engage to endeavour to receive into the College all the youth whom the Assembly, or the Directors by them appointed, may send to it for the purpose of education, subject to such examination at entrance, and to such discipline during their residence in College, as the other pupils of the College are subjected to; the Trustees to receive for the expenses of board, tuition, and room rent, the same as for others; and giving to the Assembly the assurance that as pupils increase, and the funds of the College will permit, they will reduce, as low as possible, all the expenses of the pupils under their care.
6. That the Trustees agree to receive and hold, for the use of the Assembly, such sums of money, as they may voluntarily choose to deposite in the hands of the Trustees for improvement; so as to incur no inconvenience to said Trustees from the limitation of their charter; and that such sums of money be accordingly invested in such funds as the Assembly shall direct; that the Trustees pay the interest thereof when received to the order of the Assembly, keep it wholly separate from the funds of the College, and pay over or transfer to the order of the Assembly, the principal sum whenever they shall so direct.
7. That the Trustees grant to the professors and pupils of the Theological Seminary the free use of the College library; subject to such rules as may be adopted for the preservation of the books, and the good order of the same.
8. That, if the General Assembly shall wish to establish at Princeton an elementary school, for the instruction of youth in such learning as usually precedes their entrance into college, the Trustees agree to aid them in this undertaking, by every accommodation and all the patronage in their power; so, however, as not to engage to make drafts on the funds of the College for the purpose.
9. That, if at any time the General Assembly shall find, that the connexion between their Seminary and the College does not conduce sufficiently to the great purposes contemplated to be answered by the said Seminary, they shall be at liberty to remove it to some other place. And the Trustees engage that, while the Theological Seminary shall remain at Princetno, on Professorship of Theology shall be established in the College.
10. That, whereas the Trustees of the College have in their hands a fund, the annual income of which is nearly eighteen hundred dollars, appropriated by the donors to the education of poor and pious youth for the gospel ministry of the Presbyterian denomination; the Trustees give an assurance to the Assembly, that if the first of these articles take effect, they will pay a high regard to the recommendation of the Assembly, or of their Directors, as to the youth who shall re ceive the benefit of this fund.
The Committee appointed by the last Assembly, to consider what further addition or amendments may be necessary in the constitution of the Theological Seminary, reported, and their report, being read and amended, was adopted, and is as follows; viz.
That, on a careful revision of the first and second articles of the Constitution, they judge that an alteration is highly expedient in the second section of the first article, and in the first and second sections of the second article: that is to say, that the Board of Directors be enlarged to the number of thirty; and that any number of the Directors not less than eleven, shall be a quorum; provided that in the quorum there shall never be less than six ministers, and that of a quorum constituted by eleven members, the president of the board, or in case of his absence, the vice-president shall be always one: that to the second section of the second article, the words vice-president be added. It will then read thus: "The Board shall choose out of their own number, a president, vice-president, and secretary. In the absence of the president and vice-president, the senior member present shall preside."
The vote for these alterations in the constitution of the Theological Seminary, was unanimous; and they were accordingly made in the constitution. The item fixing the quorum, was made the third section in the second article.
The following amendment, by unanimous vote, was made to the constitution of the Theological Seminary. In the third section of the second article, the words senior member for the time being, were erased, and the word vice-president was inserted in their place. The section then will stand thus: "The President of the board, or, in the event of his death, absence, or inability to act, the vice-president shall, at the request, &c."
The consideration of the articles seventh and ninth in the constitution of the Theological Seminary, which had been referred to this Assembly by the last Assembly, was again de ferred.
DIRECTORS OF THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
Joseph Clark, D. D.
Dirck C. Lansing,
Eliphalet Nott, D. D.
Mr. William Haslett,
Resolved, That the Directors of the Theological Seminary be directed to meet at Princeton, the last Tuesday in June, at 3 o'clock, P. M. and afterwards on their own adjournments.
Resolved, That the Directors of the Theological Seminary devise and digest a plan for the formation of a Permanent and Contingent fund.
The following persons were appointed Agents for the ensuing year, to solicit donations for the establishment of the Theological Seminary.
OF THE SYNOD OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.
Rev. Samuel Miller, D. D.
Philip Milledoler, D. D.
John B. Romeyn, D. D.
Rev. Ashbel Green, D. D.
James Muir, D. D.
Rev. John Clark,
David S. Bogart,
Mr. John Mills,
OF THE SYNOD OF PHILADELPHIA.
Mr. Robert Ralston,
John B. Patterson,
James Inglis, D. D.
John M Mullin,
Francis Markoe, and
In addition to his appointment to solicit in general within his district, the Rev. John E. Latta was appointed to solicit donations particularly in Baltimore.
OF THE SYNOD OF KENTUCKY.
Rev. Robert G. Wilson,
Rev. Joshua L. Wilson,
James W. Stevenson,
OF THE SYNOD OF THE CAROLINAS.
Rev. James Hall, D. D.
Henry Kollock, D. D.
Andrew Flinn, D. D.
Rev. John Elliot of Medway,
Hon. William B. Chavis,
It was recommended by the Assembly, that the Presbyteries take order severally for obtaining donations to the Theological fund. It was also recommended by the Assembly, that the several Presbyteries, of which the agents are members, take order for the supply of their pulpits, during their absence from their charges in prosecuting the business of their agency.
Resolved, That hereafter the agents appointed to solicit donations for the Theological Seminary, report to the Assembly in writing.
The Assembly proceeded to the election of a Professor of Didactic and Polemic Divinity in the Theological Seminary. After special prayer for direction on the subject, the ballots were taken and read: and the Rev. Archibald Alexander, D. D. was declared duly elected. The election being closed, a special prayer was made for a divine blessing upon the Professor and the Theological Seminary.
The Committee appointed to make a statement of the monies subscribed and collected for the funds of the Theological Seminary, reported; and their report, being read, was adopted, and is as follows; viz.
That the following persons had obtained subscriptions, and collected the sums annexed to their names.