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EXAMINER PRESS.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

It is due to the medical pupils of Transylvania University to state, that, from a knowledge of the splendid powers and manifold and great excellencies of the late President of that institution, they were deeply sensible of the loss which literature, science, and society had sustained in his premature death.

Unanimously solicitous to make those sentiments publicly and respectfully known, it was at their request that the following Discourse was prepared and delivered.

It is further due because it is highly honorable to them, to state, that, although the Discourse, when delivered, was theirs, and they had a right to call for the publication of it in pamphlet form, they generously waived that right, that the work might assume a shape and character more worthy of the memory of the distinguished subject of it, and be made, if possible, to yield a profit, for the benefit of his accomplished widow, and orphan son.

To the liberal sentiments and manly conduct of the class, on the occasion, the following correspondence fully testifies.

Transylvania University, Sept. 4th, 1827. SIR,

The Medical Class, through the undersigned, a committee appointed for that purpose, beg leave to tender to you their respects, and, being desirous of paying a suitable tribute to the Rev. Horace Holley, LL. D., late President of this institution, request the favor of you, to

prepare and deliver to them and to the public, in the form of an introductory lecture, a biographical memoir, or eulogy, as you may yourself deem most proper, in commemoration of that distinguished individual.

Most respectfully,
Your obedient servants,

JOHN WARREN,
LEANDER HUGHES,
SYDNEY SMITH,

VIRGIL BoBo.
PROFESSOR CALDWELL.

Transylvania University, Medical Department. GENTLEMEN,

With an awakened sensibility corresponding to the occasion, and those sentiments of respect, which I uniformly cherish towards the pupils of this department, I have received, through your polite and obliging note, the request of the Medical Class to prepare and deliver, in the form of an introductory address, "a biographical sketch, or eulogy,' commemorative of Dr Holley, late President of this university.

Permit me to ask the favor of you to inform the class, that I duly estimate the compliment implied in the confidence thus reposed in me; and that, with such materials as I now possess, or may be able to obtain, and such ability as I can bring to the subject, it will be peculiarly gratifying to me to comply with their request.

Accept, gentlemen, I entreat you, for yourselves individually, an assurance of my sincere and affectionate regard.

Ch. CALDWELL. September 4th, 1827.

Transylvania University, November 7th, 1827. PROFESSOR CALDWELL-SIR,

The Medical Class, through their committee, the undersigned, beg leave to express their high approbation of your very able and elo

quent introductory address, commemorative of Dr Holley, and solicit
a copy of it for publication. Yours respectfully,
SYDNEY SMITH,

Thos. HARRIS,
John WARREN,

LEANDER HUGHES,
STEPHEN W. BATES,

VIRGIL BOBO,

Committee.

Transylvania University, Medical Department, GENTLEMEN,

November 7th, 1827. In acknowledging the politeness of your note, of this morning, permit me to ask the favor of you to make known to the Medical Class the lively sensibility with which I have received, through their committee, the expression of their approbation of my discourse on the genius and character of the late Dr Holley, and to inform them that a copy of it is at their disposal.

Accept, I entreat you, for yourselves, an assurance of my high and affectionate regard.

Ch. CALDWELL.

Lexington, 14th February, 1828. PROFESSOR CALDWELL,

The Medical Class, at a meeting held this morning, have unanimously appointed us a committee, to wait upon you, and to assure you that the contemplated change in the form of publication of your late highly interesting and able address on the genius and character, of the lamented Dr Holley, meets with our most full and cordial approbation.

Although it might have been gratifying to most of us, that it should have been published at an earlier period, still the difficulties in the procurement of the requisite materials, together with those far more elevated and benevolent feelings, by which you have been actuated, the alleviation in some degree of the situation of the interesting, and highly gifted object of the affections of him, whose character it is intended to commemorate, constitute a sufficient and satisfactory apology for the delay on your part, and cannot, we believe, fail to receive the entire approbation of all who cherish themselves, or venerate in others, feelings of virtue and benevolence.

Permit us, then, in behalf of the Class by whom we have been appointed, and of ourselves individually, to express to you the great satisfaction we have experienced at the change which has been effected, and to assure you that the feeling which prompted it, will ever be held by us in sacred remembrance.

Accept, dear sir, from the Class, and each of us, a sincere expression of the most profound sentiments of friendship and esteem.

Wm. M. GWIN,

D. H. Mason, PROFESSOR CALDWELL.

A. W. SCALES.

February 4th, 1828. GENTLEMEN,

The sentiments of the Medical Class, which you have been deputed to represent, as communicated to me in your very excellent and acceptable note of this evening, touching the contemplated mode of publishing my Discourse on the Genius and Character of the late Dr Holley, are precisely such as I confidently anticipated from a body of intelligent, high-minded, and honorable young men. They are such as are infinitely creditable to them, and, as long as the power of recollection shall be mine, will not cease to be remembered by me, with mingled emotions of gratitude and esteem. Nor have they failed to make an impression, which will be as lasting as it is vivid, on the mind of the very amiable and distinguished lady, whom they most immediately concern, in whose destinies we concur in feeling so lively an interest, and to whom I have had the honor of making them known.

Let me entreat you to be the organ to communicate to the Class these sentiments, and to assure them of the sincerity with which I reciprocate their expressions of friendship.

Accept, for yourselves individually, my cordial thanks for the very handsome and complimentary style in which you have been pleased to address

me, with an assurance of the sentiments of high regard, with which I have the honor to be, gentlemen, Your most faithful friend and obedient servant,

CA. CALDWELL.

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