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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INSTRUCTION.

TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING.

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS.

NORTHAMPTON, Aug. 13, 1850. The Institute met in the Town Hall, and was called to order by the President, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Day, of Northampton.

The Association listened to remarks by the President, which were responded to by Rev. Dr. Allen.

Editors and Reporters were invited to occupy seats at the table.

The Records of the last meeting were read by the Secretary.

Messrs. Wm. D. Swan, of Boston, Leonard Read, of Roxbury, L. Wetherell, of New York, A. A. Gamwell, of Providence, R. I., and Thomas Baker, of Gloucester, were appointed a Committee to report a list of officers for the year ensuing.

An Introductory Address was delivered by the Hon. Henry Barnard, of Connecticut.

Adjourned to 2 o'clock, P. M.

At 2 o'clock, P. M., the Institute met according to adjournment.

The subject of Mr. Barnard's Lecture was discussed by Messrs. Field, of Boston, Greenleaf, of Bradford, S. S. Greene, of Boston, and Northend, of Salem.

The Nominating Committee presented their Report.

On motion of Mr. Northend, of Salem, it was voted that the Report be accepted. It was then ordered to be printed.

At 2 o'clock, a Lecture was pronounced by Rev. J.P. Cowles, of Ipswich.

Voted, To have a recess of five minutes. The discussion of the topics contained in the morning's Address was continued by Messrs. S. Graham, of Northampton, and Wells, of Newburyport.

Voted, On motion of Mr. Greenleaf, of Bradford, that the subject of the afternoon's Lecture be taken up and discussed.

Mr. Greenleaf led in the discussion.

Mr. Bulkley, of Albany, moved to resume the discussion of Mr. Barnard's Lecture.

A spirited discussion was carried on for some time, in which Messrs. Bulkley, of Albany, McElligott, Cutter, Thompson, and Partridge, of New York, Kingsbury, of Providence, Burleigh, of Maryland, Wetherell, of N. Y., and Baker, of Gloucester, took part.

The Institute then adjourned to meet at 7 o'clock.

The President called the Institute to order at the time appointed, and the discussion of Mr. Barnard's Lecture was resumed. Able and appropriate remarks were made by Messrs. McElligott, Thompson and Reed.

Mr. Thompson, of New York, presented the following resolution, which was adopted,

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be presented to the Hon. Henry Barnard, for his able and useful Lecture, delivered by him to-day, and that it be printed for gratuitous distribution, if the funds of the Institute admit of it.

At 7} o'clock, the Institute listened to a Lecture delivered by Rev, Mr. Whiting, of Lawrence.

Voted, That when we adjourn, it be to 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.

Voted, To adjourn.

Wednesday Morning, August 14th, 81 o'clock, the Institute assembled according to adjournment.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Ellis.

The resolutions offered by Hon. H. Barnard were briefly discussed, and then laid on the table to make way for a Lecture. At 9 o'clock, A. M., a lecture was given by Mr. Barnum Field, of Boston.

Voted, To reconsider the vote whereby this hour was assigned for the choice of officers.

On motion of Mr. D. Swan, it was voted to take a recess of fifteen minutes.

At 11 o'clock, a Lecture was delivered by Mr. C. C. Chase, of Lowell. Subject, “ God's Plan for Educating Man."

The following resolution was presented by Mr. J. N. McElligott, and was adopted.

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are most justly due to C. C. Chase, Esq., for the sound and educational views with which he has made his Lecture to abound, and for his manly and eloquent expression of them.

Voted, That the Institute adjourn to 2 o'clock, P. M.

At 2 o'clock, the Institute met according to adjoumment.

Voted, To proceed to the election of officers.

Messrs. Philbrick, Anthony, and Baker were appointed a committee to collect and count the votes.

The balloting for officers for the ensuing year resulted in the election of the following list, viz:

PRESIDENT.

Gideon F. Thayer, of Boston, Mass.

VICE PRESIDENTS.

Thomas Sherwin, Boston, Mass.
John Kingsbury, Providence, R. I.
Barnum Field, Boston, Mass.
Samuel Pettes, Roxbury,"
Barnas Sears, Newton,
Horace Mann,
Benjamin Greenleaf, Bradford, Mass.
Daniel Kimball, Needham,
William Russell, Merrimac, N. H,
Solomon Adams, Boston, Mass.
Henry Barnard, Hartford, Conn.
Wm. B. Fowle, Boston, Mass.
Wm. H. Wells, Newburyport, Mass.
Edwin D. Sanborn, Hanover, N. H.
Richard S. Rust, Northfield,
Alfred Greenleaf, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Nathan Bishop, Providence, R. I.
Wm. D. Swan, Boston, Mass.
Charles Northend, Salem, Mass.
Samuel S. Greene, Boston,
Roger S. Howard, Thetford, Vt.
Benj. Labaree, Middlebury,
Edward Wyman, St. Louis, Mo.
Thomas Cushing, Jr., Boston, Mass.
Rufus Putnam, Salem, Mass.
Ariel Parish, Springfield,“
Leander Wetherell, Rochester, N. Y.

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