An Exposition of the Reasons for the Resignation of Some of the Professors in the University of the City of New York (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from An Exposition of the Reasons for the Resignation of Some of the Professors in the University of the City of New York Shortly after, this occurrence was related to the Faculty in the pre. Sence of Dr. Mathews. We will, to do justice to him, state the expla nation which he then gave of his agency in the. Transaction to which it has reference, with all the strength, too, which he subsequently attempted to give to it before the committee of the Council. He said that he did not appoint the young men to prepare the Speeches that have been mentioned, and did not, therefore, assign; to them of his own motion the honours of the institution; that he only told A, ou are a good Latin scholar, and if we shall have a public commencement, you will very probably speak the Latin Salutatory, and to B, that he would very probably have the Valedictory assigned to him, and to the candidates generally, that there was no harm in their getting ready for a com. Mencement if there should be one; and that inasmuch as it had been mentioned, at some' meeting of the Faculty, as a proper thing, even though no commencement should take place, for each of the young men, whom it should be resolved to recommend to the Council for de grees, to prepare an essay, as an exercise to take the place of his com, mencement speech, - he thought there was no harm in setting the young men to work in the preparation of their speeches, the more especially as he also thought the time allowed them for that purpose might otherwise be rather short. Let the reader, and especially the reader who is acquainted with the usages of colleges and universities, decide on the merits of the excuses rendered. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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