Journal of Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Journal of Proceedings of the Annual Convention

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...on location begun its work of examination of the advantages of different sites, than it was met by the offer of large pecuniary and other recommendations, from nearly all the various localities which preferred claims to be accepted. To all such suggestions and offers one uniform answer was given, viz: The University is not to be put up to the highest bidder in the offer of pecuniary consideration; there are three primary and indispensable conditions which take precedence of all other considerations, and to which all others are secondary, and these are: First, health, subsidiary to which are pure air and an ample supply of pure free-stone water. Secondly, accessibility. The site must be within reach of the countries represented in the Board in three or four days' travel by the ordinary means of conveyance. Thirdly, facility of obtaining supplies, including besides provisions, materials for building, fuel, &c. Wherever these primary conditions were fully met, there was to be the chosen site. Such was the answer given to all concerned, whether the claimant to preference was an inhabitant of the mountain or the plain. In so grave a matter, involving interests so important, the committee were unwilling to rest the decision of the Board, on any recommendation which they might give. They employed an engineer of national reputation to form a corps for topographical surveys and explorations, of the best assistants he could engage. He was furnished with a printed series of questions, embracing all the topics of interest entering into the enquiries of the Board, to which questions he was asked to return specific replies, founded on actual observation and survey. He was directed to continue his explorations at each locality so long as those interested in it...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678575
  • 9781236678577