The Chronicle; Pub. Weekly During the College Year by the Chronicle Association of the University of Michigan. V. 1-21 Sept. 25, 1869-June 26, 1890 Vo

The Chronicle; Pub. Weekly During the College Year by the Chronicle Association of the University of Michigan. V. 1-21 Sept. 25, 1869-June 26, 1890 Vo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...of the thirteen professorships provided for by the act, seven were held by Mr. Monteith, and six by the Rev. Gabriel Richard, a French Catholic priest of Detroit. It is interesting to observe, as the whole legislative and governing power must have been vested in these two men, that they, although one was a Presbyterian and the other a Catholic clergyman, seem to have agreed in providing for the reading of the Sacred Scriptures throughout the whole of the lower and higher education under their charge. The salary of a professor was $12.50 per annum. One had seven and the other sixprofessorships, so that the former received $87.50 and the Litter $75 per annum. As these men, however, had other professions, and little to do in the work for which these salaries were provided, and received tuition fees for the teaching done by them, tliev were probably well enough paid, and both enjoyed that high regard so generally accorded to worthy clergymen and teachers in frontier settlements. The interest of the people of the territory, and especially those of Detroit, in this enterprise, would appear in many facts which could be stated. The law in which this institution originated, provide! for fifteen per cent increase of the taxes, and the payment of the same to this University. It gave to the institution the right to prepare and draw four successive lotteries, deducting from the prizes in the same fifteen per cent for its own benefit. On the very first effort about $3,000 were raised by voluntary subscription, and one of the most interesting ways for an old resident of Michigan to spend an hour is to read over the names of the subscribers to this endowment fund. Of the same character, as showing the interest of the people in this movement, are statutes 13 and...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236510844
  • 9781236510846