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“  solicitation of President Fairchild and Mr. Fee I determined to finish the work at Berea by giving them an additional $2,000.” And the final reference to the college in 1870 shows my authorization of $7,000 more to complete the large and commodious Ladies' Hall. This placed Berea with its extensive grounds on a substantial basis. The students there numbered 170 with eight teachers. Having steadily grown, Berea in 1896 had 460 students and 23 instructors. In 1903, 972 students and 52 instructors, and property valued at $791,968. The Government aid was for the freedmen and such as would properly be called refugees and their descendants. 5. The Burrel School, one of a high order, at Selma, Ala., had in 1870 but 35 pupils and two teachers. In 1896 there were 92 pupils. 6. Claflin University was organized in 1869 at Orangeburg, S. C. In my accounts of schools for 1870 I mention it as then under Methodist auspices. It had a good academic course of study and numbered 170 pupils with 9 instructors. By Act of the South Carolina legislature, 1872, the university was enlarged to embrace the Institute for Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. It was recorded in 1895 as nonsectarian, having 570 students. In 1896 the two institutions, Claflin University proper and the Institute for Agriculture, separated and now educate youth each in its own line. Claflin University had an enrollment in 1904 of 481 pupils. 7. Central Tennessee College, located at Nashville, Tenn., and founded by the Methodist Freedmen's Aid Society, had in 1870 92 scholars and 5 teachers. It had
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