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JOURNAL.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,

JANUARY 1st, 1858. The new Board of Regents assembled at 10 A. M. Present Hon's. B. L, Baxter, Levi Bishop, D. McIntyre. E. L. Brown, L. H. Parsons, John Van Vleck, and the President of the Board.

The oath of office was administered by Hon. E. Lawrence, Circuit Judge of the Fourth District.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.

The applications of assistant Professors Brooks and DuBois, of the Steward, and of the Secretary and Librarian for an increase of salary, were taken up, and after a brief discussion, laid over until the next meeting.

On motion of Regent Baxter,

Resolved, That Donald McIntyre, Levi Bishop, and E. Lakin Brown be the standing Finance Committee of the Board of Regents, and that the remainder of the Board constitute the Executive Committee.

On motion of Regent Bishop, Regent Baxter was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That the Secretary be and is authorized to draw his warrants on the Treasurer in favor of the Steward for an amount not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars, to be expended by him under the direction and with the consent of the Finance committee.

On motion of Regent Baxter,

Whereas certain reflections and imputations of a character unfavorable to the moral and religious condition and discipline of the University of Michigan have been heretofore made in certain quarters, and especially by one or more religious associations of this state, which, if true, demand efficient action on our part; and whereas, we deem it due alike to the Faculty of the University and to the citizens of this state that the Board of Regents should thoroughly investigate the matter, therefore,

Resolved, That Regents Luke H. Parsons, John Van Vleck, and Levi Bishop be appointed a committee whose duty it shall be to thoroughly investigate the entire matter, and report there on at the next meeting of the Board.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That the subject of the University lot, so called, in Detroit, be referred with the memorial of the Board of Education of Detroit to a special committee of three, who shall inquire into the condition of the property, and whether the same can be sold or leased with advantage to the University, and report at the next meeting of the Board.

On motion, Regents Baxter, McIntyre and Bishop were appointed said committee.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That the Bonds of the Treasurer and Steward of the University be recorded in the Journal, and that the record of the same be compared with the original by the chairman of the Finance Committee.

On motion of Regent Baxter,

Resolved, That the Finance Committee examine and report respecting the University Interest Fund.

The President called the attention of the Board to the Joint Resolutions of the Legislature of Michigan, approved Jan, 21, 1853, asking a grant by Congress of three townships of land to the University.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That the President be requested to prepare ard forward a memorial to Congress on the subject.

On motion of Regent McIntyre,
Resolved, That the several Professors and assistant Profess-

ors of the University be and they are hereby requested to com municate in writing to the Board of Regents at their next meeting a statement of the number of hours per week spent by them respectively in the University in delivering lectures or hearing recitations.

Resolved, That the several Professors of the University be requested individually to express in writing to the Regents at their next meeting their respective opinions as to the propriety of discriminating in the charges to be made to students who are residents and those who are non-residents of this State, and, it in favor of such discrimination, in what manner should the same be made-also whether any change should in their opinion be made in the amount to be charged to students, and, if so, what ? The memorial of the Medical Faculty received June 23, 1857, soliciting the extension of the course of instruction in the Medical Department in all its branches through the entire year, and a corresponding increase of salary, was taken up.

After hearing some remarks from Dr. Denton in favor of the proposed change, the memorial, on motion of Regent Bishop, was laid on the table.

On motion of Regent Baxter,

Resolved, That Seventy Five Dollars be appropriated for the purchase of a Comet-Seeker for the Observatory, and that the Secretary be authorized to draw a warrant for said amount.

Regent Brown presented a bill of $20, for expenses as Regent -ordered paid by warrant for said amount.

Regent Parsons presented a bill of $15, for expenses as Regent-ordered paid by warrant for said amount.

Regent Van Vleck presented a bill of $30, for expenses as Regent-ordered paid by warrant for said amount.

On motion of Regent Baxter,

Resolved, That the next regular meeting of the Board be held on Wednesday, March 24, 1858, at 10 A, M. On motion adjourned.

J. L. TAPPAN, Secretary.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, March 24, 1858. The Board assembled at 10 A.M. Present Hon's. B. L. Bax

ter, J. E. Johnson, L. Bishop, D. McIntyre, E. L. Brown, L. H. Parsons, and the President.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

The annual report of the Medical Faculty was received and accepted.

Communications were received from Professors Winchell and White, each requesting the privilege of renting one of the private residences belonging to the University.

Prof. White made a personal explanation of his claim, when, on motion of Regent Bishop, the subject was laid on the table.

Communications were received and read from all the Professors of the University, in answer to certain resolutions passed at the last meeting of the Board, stating the amount of labor performed by them, and expressing a variety of opinions in reference to a discrimination in charges against students from other States.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That the Professors' salaries for the present current quarter be paid, one-half by a fifteen day warrant, on March 31st, and the balance by a fifteen day warrant, on May 15th.

A bill of $5.00 was received from Thomas Campau, of Detroit, for making Plat of University Lot, in the city of Detroit, which, on motion of Regent Bishop, was ordered paid by a warrant for said amount.

A report was received from the Medical Faculty recommending twenty-seven students to the Degree of M. D., which was accepted and the recommendations confirmed.

The Medical Faculty having made personal application on behalf of Mr. Cunningham, on motion of Regent Johnson,

Resolved, That the rule requiring an attendance upon the last course of lectures at this institution, and the writing of theses before admitting an applicant to an examination for the degree of M. D., be suspended in said case, but that he shall not be presented for a degree without satisfactory recommendations from the Faculty of McGill College.

On motion of Regent Bishop,

Resolved, That no debt or obligation whatever, shall be incurred by or on behalf of this Board, except by resolution en

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