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Third. The care of the lands appropriated to the common school fund, is vested in the commissioners of the land office.
There is now in the Treasury, (February, 1829) $70,446 24 cents capital paid in, to be invested in some of the stocks of this state.
It is the duty of the Comptroller to invest in the stocks of this state, the capital of the Common School Fund which
may hereafter be paid into the Treasury. Fourth. The character and usefulness of schools depend upon the qualifications of Teachers.
More than 8600 teachers are now required to supply the district schools of the state. To meet the demand, reliance must be placed upon the higher seminaries of learning. For this purpose, also, academies are in some measure made nurseries of teachers for common schools.
The miserable economy, which not unfrequently prevails, of employing cheap teachers, without reference to their fitness, has a tendency to depress rather than ele. vate the standard of education in our common schools.
The superintendent recommends that provision be made, by law, for enumerating the number of children taught in all the schools in the city of New York, as well as the number of children: between five and fifteen, and.concludes his report by remarking, that returns have been received of the condition of the common schools from the commissioners of every town and city in the state.
Recapitulation of the state of the Schools, School Fund, &c., in 1828.
55. Organized counties. 757 Towns and wards. 8,609 School districts.
311 New school districts, formed in 1828.
358 Additional returns from districts since 1827. 449,113 Children between the ages of 5 and 15. 468,205 Scholars, taught in 8164 districts, from which returns have been received.
11,775 Scholars, more than the whole number of chile
dren between 5 and 15. 29,897 Children between 5 and 15 more than in 1827. 26,349 Children between 5 and 15 added to the number
taught, since the last report.
In 1816 there were 2755 school districts. 140,106 Children instructed therein.
5,854 Increase of distriets since that period. 328,099 Increase of scholars during the same time.
In 1828, $232,343 21 cents, money paid to the
school districts. $9,347 44 More distributed in 1828 than in 1827.
CAPITAL OF SCHOOL FUND, $1,684,628 80. 869,178 Acres of land, in addition to the aforesaid capital,
appropriated to common schools. $13,133 91 Revenue from local fund in several counties in
1828. 470,446 24 On hand to be invested. 8,600 Teachers now wanted to supply the district
schools of the state. 50 Academies in the state. 3,000 Scholars, and more, instructed therein. $336,643 Paid for teachers' wages, in addition to the pub
lic money, making $568,986 paid for tuition in
this state in the year 1828.
COMMON SCHOOL FUND.
This fund consists of the following items:
Do. do. for escheated lands in the
23,607 81 Balance due on the loan of 1786,
30,095 21 Do. do. do. 1792,
332,564 35 Do. do. do. 1808,
426,303 54 Canal stock, bearing an interest of 5 per cent. 320,000 00 3600 shares in the stock of the Merchants' Bank,
$180,000 1000 do. do. Manhattan Bank, 50,000 2000 do. do. Midule District, 50,000
Money in the treasury, being the balance of re
ceipts from the capital,
$1,684,688 20 To this fund also belong all the unappropriated lands owned by the state, on the 1st of January, 1823, and yet remaining unsold.
The REVENUE from this fund is estimated as follows: Interest on the loan of 1786,
$2000 00 Do. do. 1792,
20,000 00 Do. do.
24,000 00 Interest on bonds taken for escheated lands,
1,200 00 Do. do. do school fund lands, 20,000 00 Do. Canal stock,
16,000 00 Do. Money in the treasury to be invested,
3,000 00 Probable receipts, on accouut of debts for fees of the clerks of the Supreme Court,
1,000 00 Dividends on Merchants’ Bank stock,
11,500 00 Do. Manhattan Bank stock,
3,500 00 Do. Middle District,
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES IN THE STATE OF
This Seminary commenced its operations in 1821, at Auburn. The number of persons who have been educated at this seminary is 106.
Rev. James Richards, D. D. Prof. of Christian Theology.
Rev. Matthew L. Perine, D. Ď. Prof. of Ecl. Hist. and Church Government.
Rev. Henry Mills, Prof. of Biblical Criticism.
First Vacation. Four weeks from the Wednesday previous to the first Thursday in May.
Second Vacation. Eight weeks from the Thursday suc.ceeding the third Wednesday in August.
HARTWICK THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
This is an Evangelical Lutheran Seminary. It commenced its operations in 1816, at Hartwick.
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 13.
Rev. Ernest Hazelius, D.D. Prof. of Systematic Theology. Church Hist. and Pastoral Theology.
Rev. G. B. Miller, Prof. of Jewish and Christian Antiquities, and Hebrew Language.
Anniversary. Last Tuesday in August.
First Vacation. From the third Wednesday in April, to the third Monday in May.
Second Vacation. From the last Wednesday in August, to the first Monday in January.
Third Vacation. From the 21st of December, to the last Monday in January.
HAMILTON LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION.
This is a Baptist Seminary, and commenced its operations at Hamilton, in 1820.
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 20.
Rev. N. Kendrick, D. D., Prof. of Theology, and Mental Philosophy.
Rev. D. Hascall, Prof. of Natural Philosophy, and Sacred Rhetoric.
Rev. S. S. Whitman, Prof. of Biblical Literature.
Anniversary. The Wednesday after the first Tuesday in June.
First Vacation. Second week in June.
GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE PROTESTANT
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES. This Institution was established in 1819, at New Haven, Conn., and was afterwards removed to the City of New York. where it is now loeated.
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 123.
Rt. Rev. John H. Hobart, D. D. Prof. of Pastoral Theology and Pulpit Eloquence.
Rev. Samuel H. Turner, D. D. Prof. of Biblical Literature,
Rev. B. Wilson, D. D. Prof. of Syst. Divinity.
Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D. D. Prof. of Church Pol. Clement C. Moore, A. M. Prof. of Oriental and Greek Lit.
Anniversbry. Friday after examination, which takes place the last week in June, on Wednesday and Thursday,
First Vacation. From commencement till the first Monday of October.
Second Vacation. Recess of a few days at Christmas.
NEW-ENGLAND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES.
BANGOR THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.-CONGREGATIONAL. This Seminary commenced its operations in 1816, at Ban
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 51.
Rev. John Smith, D. D. Prof. of Theology and Pastoral Duties.
Rev. George E. Adams, Prof. of Biblical Criticism and Sacred Rhetoric.
Rev. Benj. Tappan, Prof. of Sac. Rhet. and Past. Theol. Calvin E. Stowe, A. M. Prof. of Bib. Lit. and Ecl. Theol.
ANDOVER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.CONGREGATIONAL.
This Seminary commenced its operations in the year 1808, at Andover, Mass.
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 444.
Rev. Ebenezer Porter, D. D. Pres't. and Prof. of Sacred Rhetoric.
Rev. Leonard Woods, D. D. Prof. of Christian Theology.
NEWTON THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION.
This is a Baptist Seminary, and commenced its operations in 1825, at Newton, Mass.
The number of persons who have been educated at this Seminary is 7.