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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
female Collegiate Institute, Murfreesboro', N. C.

Murfreesboro', July 4.
The commencement exercises of this Institution recurred on Wednesday evening, July 3. The following essays were read:

‘"The thorn is Often Picked for the Rose,"’ Miss Lydia A. Barnes, Hertford county; ‘"Life a Journey."’ Miss Helena, I. Spiers, Murfreesboro'; ‘"The Golden Key Unlocks Every Door,"’ Miss Rosa D. Stargell, Northampton county; ‘"The Contemplation of Nature Favorable to the Virtues,"’ Miss Mattie E. Long, Hertford, Perqm's county; ‘"Hamiray of True Greatness,"’Miss Alice R. Parker, Sussex county, Va.; ‘"The True Pastric,"’ Miss Anne Thompson, Murfreesboro', ‘" A Lave for the Heaudtut, "’ Miss Alice P. Stancell, Northasapton; " I slept and Dreamed that Life was Beauty, I Woke and Found that it was Duty, " Miss Zenie Lassiter, Murfreesboro'; ‘"Be if Ever so Humble, There's so Flae Like Home, "’ Miss Mary E. Powell, Perris county, ‘" Suffering the Source and Theatre of Woman's Virtues,"’ Miss Penelope L. Simpson, Chewan county.

These were highly creditable to the young ladies of the graduating class. The valedictory of the President was replete with wise counsel, tender affection, and anxious solicitude for the young ladies. The next session opens October 3. Almandine.

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