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“  your corporation to hold it and I will attend to the erection of your first buildings, and to the transportation thither of your teachers.” Hence, we now find in the catalogue these facts: Money came from the Freedmen's Bureau and other sources; a noble site of fifty acres on the west side of Atlanta was procured; in 1869 the first building was opened and at once crowded with students; other good things followed. In time Atlanta University became independent of the American Missionary Association, so as to be as far as possible without denominational connection and control. It has a college church organization of its own, where the Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, and Congregational young people labor together. This works so well that all the graduates of this year are in the best sense of the word, Christians. Rev. E. A. Ware, whom, while he lived, I counted as a personal friend, was the president for the first sixteen years till his death. He kept the advance for Georgia in education of the higher grade. The university is still vigorous under President Horace Bumstead, D. D. The present student enrollment is 273. It has many fine buildings which, with land and equipment, are valued at $290,000, and 14 instructors. Industrial training is supplied: for boys the care and use of tools for the first year; the use of the turning lathe, including drawings, with considerable job and fancy work for the second year; mechanical drawing, use of instruments in all sorts of architectural and other constructions for the third year. For the girls, in their industrial division, sewing, cooking, and household management are made much of. Both boys and girls, at option, work in the printing
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