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tered at length on the Journal, or by a Committee of the Board acting in pursuance of authority expressly delegated and entered at length on the Journal.

Resolved, That no warrant shall be drawn on the Treasurer, except by express direction of the Board entered on the Journal, or except upon directions, in writing, by a Committee of the Board acting pursuant to authority expressly given by the Board, and entered on the Journal.

Resolved, That no account or claim against the Board shall be audited or allowed, except by the Board itself, or by the Finance Committee, in writing, acting pursuant to authority expressly granted by the Board.

Resolved, That the amounts of the salaries of Professors shall be fixed, with the times of payment, by resolution of the Board, at the time they shall receive their appointment, and the Secretary is authorized to draw his warrants, countersigned by the President on the Treasurer therefor, as the same shall fall due.

Adjourned to meet the next day at 8 A. M.

March 25th, 1858. Present Regents Baxter, Johnson, Bishop, McIntyre, Brown, Parsons, and the President.

The minutes of the previous day were read and approved.

On motion of Regent McIntyre, the President was requested to ascertain the probable cost of printing the “Tables of Victoria,” by Dr. Brunnow, the director of the Observatory, and report at the next meeting.

On motion of Regent Johnson,

Resolved, That the President and the Faculties of the Academical and Medical Departments be requested to report to the Board of Regents, at their next meeting, some suitable plan for arranging and disposing of the entire collections in Natural History, and an estimate of the probable expense of executing the plan which they may recommend.

A communication was received from Miss Sarah E. Burger, stating that a class of twelve young ladies would present themselves for admission as students in the University, in June next. Laid on the table.

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A communication was received from Professor White withdrawing his application for the vacant house belonging to the University.

A report was received from the Committee appointed to irr vestigate certain reflections and imputations of a character unfavorable to the moral and religious condition and discipline of the University.

On motion of Regent Brown, the report was accepted and the Committee discharged.

Regent Baxter, Chairman of the special committee on the University property in Detroit, presented a Plat of the same, together with two proposals to purchase parts of it, and made a verbal report that it was inexpedient to act definitely upon the subject of disposing of the lots at present, owing to the financial embarrassments.

A personal explanation was made by Professor Winchell respecting his claim to the vacant residence.

On motion of Regent Baxter the subject was laid over until the next meeting.

The annual report of the Medical Faculty was taken up.

On motion of Regent McIntyre the following appropriations were made for the coming year, viz.: For printing Annual Announcements,

$30,
materials for Chemical Department,
“ Anatomical,

75,
“ Surgical,

50, • Materia Medica, etc.,

10, means of illustration in Obstetrics & Physiology, 50.

Total $290. On motion of Regent Baxter, the printing a separate Catalogue of the Medical Department was disallowed.

A bill of $10.30 was received from H. C. Knight, for expenses as a member of the Board of Visitors, which, on motion of Regent Baxter, was ordered paid by a warrant for said amount.

A communication was received from the Medical Faculty recommending the Regents to allow a salary of $500 to the Demonstrator of Anatomy, and naming A. M. Helmer as a suitable person

for Demonstrator.

75,

On motion of Regent Baxter, the communication was laid on the table.

The application of assistant Professors Brooks and DuBois for an increase of salary was taken up.

On motion of Regent Parsons,

Resolved, That the salary of assistant Professors Brooks and DuBois be raised from $800 to $1,000 per annum, to take effect from July 1st, 1858.

A similar application from the Secretary, who is also Librarian, was, on motion of Regent Bishop, laid over until the next meeting.

The application of the Steward for an increase of salary was laid on the table.

A communication was received from the President and Academical Faculty relative to the establishment of Scholarships, which, on motion of Regent McIntyre, was laid on the table. Adjourned to meet the next day at 8 30, A. M.

March 26th, 1858. Present Regents Baxter, Johnson, Bishop, McIntyre, Brown, Parsons, and the President.

On motion of Regent Johnson,

Resolved, That the warrants for the items of appropriation for the use of the Medical Department be not drawn till after the next meeting of the Board.

On motion of Regent Bishop, the Chairman of the Finance Committee was authorized to advertise that all claims against the University be presented for adjustment.

A communication was received from J. M. Chase, University Treasurer, in reference to his deposit with Mr. Lyell.

On motion of Regent Johnson, the subject was postponed until the next meeting, and the Secretary was ordered to draw no warrant in his favor until further instructions from the Board.

The President called the attention of the Board to a debt of $2,300, due for the great Telescope of the Observatory, and to a balance of $2,175, still due from the Detroit subscription,

On motion of Regent Johnson,
Resolved. That the matter of the indebtedness on account of

the Telescope constructed by Mr. Fitz, together with the subscriptions remaining unpaid on the same account, be referred to the Finance Committee with authority to collect the said balance of subscription with all convenient dispatch, and apply the same on account of the sum due to Mr. Fitz,

On motion of Regent McIntyre,

Resolved, At the request of President Tappan, that the Fi. nance Committee be requested to examine the accounts and vouchers of President Tappan in relation to the receipts and disbursements by him on account of the Detroit Observatory, and to report the result of such examination to this Board at its next meeting

On motion of Regent McIntyre,

Resolved, That the Secretaries of the respective Faculties be requested to keep an account of all the receipts from students for initiation fees, fines, and dues, and to report the same with the sources from whence derived to the Board of Regents at their annual meetings in the month of December.

On motion of Regent McIntyre,

Resolved, That the State Treasurer be respectfully requested to discriminate in his annual report to the Regents of the University between the sums paid by him to the Treasurer of the University, and the sums paid by him for expenses or other objects and charged to the University Interest Fund.

A communication was received from Charles. Watson M. D. of London, requesting information as to the conditions on which honorary degrees are conferred by this University,

On motion of Regent Bishop, the Secretary was directed to inform him that no honorary degrees are conferred here.

On motion of Regent Bishop, the communication of the Medical Faculty, dated June 23, 1857, in relation to an extension of the Medical term to nine months, was taken up. After hearing some remarks from Profs. Denton and Sager in favor of such extension, on motion of Regent Parsons, the subject was laid over until the next meeting.

The committee on the University property in Detroit presented to the Board the original records of the University of the Territory of Michigan received from the Comptroller of the city of Detroit.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That all initiation fees and all rents, damages, fines, and other dues received from students shall be paid over to the Treasurer of the University immediately after they are received, and the receipt of the Treasurer shall be taken therefor, and filed as a voucher with the Secretary of the Board.

On motion of Regent McIntyre,

Resolved, That the Librarian be authorized to receive and place in the Library, the manuscript volumn of Field notes and Observations made by the late Prof. Douglass Houghton, State Geologist of Michigan, and to procure a suitable case to enclose the same under lock and key, and that the same shall be subject to examination only by the Regents, the President and the sev, eral members of the respective Faculties, and such other persons as shall receive written permission from the President, but that the same shall not be removed from the Library without the direction of this Board.

A communication was received from Hon. A. W. Buel, of Detroit, in relation to a collection of coins and medals belonging to Prof. Daniel E. Gioux.

On motion of Regent Bishop, the President was requested to ascertain and report how many of them it would be desirable to obtain and the cost of the same.

The President presented a proposal from Prof. Bradish to deliver a course of fourteen lectures in the University on the Fine Arts.

On motion of Regent McIntyre,

Prof. Alva Bradish having been appointed Professor of the Fine Arts in the University without salary, as a sort of honorary or complimentary Professorship, and with the understanding that no compensation should be paid to him, and he having by a communication of the 10th inst. addressed to “ Chancellor Tappan” expressed a wish to occupy some time at the close of the present term to offer the result of his studies to a class in the University.

Resolved, That President Tappan be and he is hereby author

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