ay four of the solicitors were University men, Elias C. Hines, Thomas Settle, Jr., Robert Strange, and David Coleman, and William A. Jenkins, the Attorney-General (1856-62), made a fifth.
All of his predecessors in the office of AttorneyGen-eral since 1810 had been University men, except those filling the position for a period ofdiffered so radically in his political views from the ruling element, and was so outspoken that public sentiment forced his dismission from the faculty as early as 1856; another member, Rev. Solomon Pool, escaped the same fortune, probably, by being more circumspect in his language; Junius B. Wheeler served as engineer, assistant of the Convention of Teachers of the Confederate States, at Columbia, S. C., April 28, 1863 (Macon, Ga., 1863,). Another alumnus, Colonel William Bingham, class of 1856, remained at the head of his private school for boys during the whole of the war period.
The school was continued at Oaks, in Orange county, and ten miles from a