, That in view of the continued ill health of General J. Gorgas
, which compels a severance of his relations with this Board as President
of the University
, we desire to place on record some expression of our high appreciation of his character and services— of the rare tact and ability which characterized his administration until he was stricken by disease—of the great improvement he effected in the order and discipline of the cadets, and particularly of the admirable system and method which he observed in keeping his books and accounts, and of the clearness and correctness of his business reports to the trustees.
He carries with him into retirement our highest esteem and confidence, and our earnest wishes that he may soon be restored to health and that many years of happiness and usefulness may remain to him.’
The trustees, with great delicacy, made him librarian and Mrs. Gorgas
matron, and provided a house for them.
On the 15th day of May, 1883, at Tuskaloosa, Alabama
, General Gorgas
died surrounded by his family and his friends.
The following minute on his death was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the University
, at the annual meeting held in Tuskaloosa
, June 18th, 1883: