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[298] Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., of Medford, was chosen, in May, 1853, to fill the vacancy.

The corner-stone of the present college-edifice was laid, in form, on the 19th of July, 1853, after an able address, delivered on the spot, by Rev. A. A. Miner, of Boston. The building was finished in the spring of 1854. Mr. S. F. Bryant was the architect. It is a plain structure, of brick, one hundred feet by sixty feet, and sixty feet high, containing a chapel forty feet by thirty-three feet, and a library-room forty feet by twenty-two feet, besides recitation-rooms, lecture-rooms, society-rooms, offices, &c., but no dormitories': these last will be provided in a boarding-house which is to be erected next summer.

The course of instruction in Tufts College extends through four years, and is, in general, the same as that of other New England colleges. With the regular academical course, however, it is designed to connect other branches, as soon as the academical course shall have been carried into thorough operation. A few students are accommodated, for the present year, in the college-building; but the institution will not be regularly opened till about the 1st of September, 1855.


Oliver Dean, M. D., President; Rev. Thomas Whittemore, Vice-President; Rev. Otis A. Skinner, A. M., Secretary; Benjamin B. Mussey, Esq., Treasurer of the College; Hon. Israel Washburn, jun., Orono, Me.; Rev. Calvin Gardner, Waterville, Me.; Rev. Thomas J. Greenwood, Dover, N. H.; Rev. L. C. Browne, Hudson, N. Y.; Rev. Eli Ballou, Montpelier, Vt.; Silvanus Packard, Esq., Boston, Mass.; Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., Medford, Mass.; Timothy Cotting, Esq., Medford, Mass.; Hon. Richard Frothingham, jun., Charlestown, Mass.; Phineas T. Barnum, Esq., Bridgeport, Conn.; Thomas Crane, Esq., New York City; Charles Rogers, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.


President, Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., Professor of History and of Intellectual Philosophy; John P. Marshall, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and of Physical Science; William P. Drew, A. B., Professor of Ancient Languages and of Classical Literature; Benjamin F. Tweed, A. M., Professor of Rhetoric, Logic, and English Literature; Enoch C. Rolfe, M. D., Professor of Physiology and Hygiene;--------, Professor of Moral Science and of Political Economy;--------, Professor of Modern Languages.

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