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Commencement exercises.

--The annual commencement of the Medical College of Virginia took place at the African Church on Saturday night last. The ceremonies were opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian Church, after which the Armory Band discoursed a fine piece of music. Next followed the reading over the list of graduates by the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. L. S. Joynes, who also opened the sealed envelopes containing the prizes to be awarded, which he presented to those entitled to receive them. Professor James B. McCaw concluded the evening's exercises with the delivery of the valedictory address to the graduates.

We append the following list of graduates:

William F. Alexander, Jefferson county, Virginia; James W. Atkin, Harnett county, North Carolina; George S. Barnsley, Bartew county, Georgia; John C. Bell, Augusta county, Virginia; William J. Bell, Augusta county, Virginia; John F. Bethea, Marion District. South Carolina; P. McL. Burbank, Meriwether county, Georgia; Matthew H. Carr, Jr., Lenoir county, North Carolina; Edward L. Carrington, Charlotte county, Virginia; Robert M. Cochran, Dallas county, Alabama; James M. Collier, Hampton, Virginia; Samuel Davis, Carroll county, Virginia; Charles C. Davis, Dinwiddie county, Virginia; Edward W. De Treville, Charleston, South Carolina; Charles R. Donoho, Rutherford county, Tennessee; William J. H. Durham, Orange county, North Carolina; James T. Durrett, Albemarle county, Virginia; Julian T. Edwards, Richmond, Virginia; T. Player Edwards, Colleton District, South Carolina; Alexander C. Ewell, Fayette county, Tennessee; Jeremiah Farmer, Pulaski county, Virginia; George W. Fleming, Hanover county, Virginia; Benjamin F. Gardner, Washington county, Texas; James H. Garlick, New Kent county, Virginia; John W. Gillespie, Louisa county, Virginia; Benjamin C. Goodwin, Louisa county, Virginia; Benjamin Gough, St. Mary's county, Maryland; Jerome H. Herdcastle, Talbot county, Maryland; James T. Hazlewood, Gibson county, Tennessee; William D. Hooper, Richmond, Virginia; Vincent C. Huff, Wythe county, Virginia; Solomon S. Keeting, Princess Ann county, Virginia; George W. Kyser, Dallas county, Alabama; E. F. B. Longstreet, Jackson county, Florida; Byron Lemly. Jackson, Mississippi; Cuvler Lipscomb, Tavant, Texas; Joseph A. Lipscomb, Spotsylvania, Virginia; Lee Mason, Marion, Virginia; Samuel J. McChemey, Washington, Virginia; George M. Mott, Clarke, Mississippi; William Y. Morris, Wilcox, Alabama; Jacob M. Painter, Wythe, Virginia; Edgar H. Parsons, Tucker, Virginia; John A. Powers, Wilcox, Alabama; Thomas J. Pretlow, Southampton, Virginia; William C. Richardson, Mecklenburg, Virginia; John M. Rushton, Edgehill District, South Carolina; Charles A. Rutledge, Harford, Maryland; Edmund W. Sale, Bedford, Virginia; Melville P. Shelton, Nelson, Virginia; William H. Shepherd, Nelson, Virginia; Milton D. Sizer, Richmond, Virginia; George W. Smith, Madison, Mississippi; John M. Stainback, Brunswick, Virginia; Robert H. Stancell, Northampton. North Carolina; Ratliff P. Talley, Dawson, Georgia; Williams D. Wall, Wilkinson, Mississippi; William H. Walthall, Campbell, Virginia; Lawson E. Waring. Essex, Virginia; Charles T. Whiting, Norfolk, Virginia; Joseph B. Winston, Louisa, Virginia; Thomas M. Wood, Botetourt, Virginia.

Whole number, sixty-two; being a larger number of graduates that at any session before or since the stampede of the Southern students from Philadelphia in the year 1860.

The prize of one hundred dollars for the best essay on any subject pertaining to the theory or practice of medicine was awarded to Dr. Alexander C. Ewell, of Tennessee, for an "Essay on the mind: Its physiological relations with, and pathological and therapeutical action over, the body." The prize for the best essay on any surgical subject was awarded to Dr. William D. Hooper, of Richmond, Virginia, for an "Essay on the anæsthetic agent, chloroform." The committee to whom the adjudication of the prizes was intrusted also reported an "Essay on diphtheria," by Dr. George S. Barnsley, of Georgia, as worthy of honorable mention.

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