The Institute Becomes a College 181
For the first five years of the College the scholastic year began the
first Monday in August and closed the third Thursday in June, the first
term closed the third Thursday in December, and the second term
began the second Monday in January thereafter. Beginning with 1845
the year closed with the Commencement on the second Thursday in
June, while the first term began on the last Monday in July and closed
on the second Thursday in December, and the second term began on
the third Wednesday in January. The calendar continued thus until the
Civil War.
Again, in 1838, the opponents of the College took advantage of the
fact that the President and the two professors were from the North to
prejudice the people of the state against it. A year later the
circumstances connected with the resignation of Professor Armstrong
caused even some of the most faithful to grow
cold.12
1855-56 ..................................... 103 93 127
1856-57 .......................................54 45 99
1857-58 .......................................68 28 96
1858-59 ........................................68 27 95
1859-60 .......................................60 16 76
1860-61 .......................................─ 67
1861-62 ...................................... 30
The numbers in the second column after 1856 represent only the new names
added.
12
In 1840 William Crenshaw resigned as Treasurer and Trustee; in 1841 Thomas
Meredith resigned as President of the Board and as Trustee, but was reelected
Trustee in 1844. George W. Hufham did not attend another meeting of the Board of
Trustees, possibly because he left the State for a period of years. He afterwards
proved his friendship for the College by devising a plan to pay the College debt, of
which more later.
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