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Report of
to settle
acct. of
the treasurer.

     The Committee appointed at the last annual meeting to settle the
accounts of the'Treasurer of the Kentucky University presented their
report which was filed.

    Moved and seconded to adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.


of June 11,

Kentucky University, Lexington, Ky., June 11th, 1879.

Board met this morning at 9 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.

    After prayer by Elder Williams the minutes were read and after
correction was approved.

of the

    President White presented recommendations for graduation of the
following students of the Commercial College.
    Merchants' Scientific Course.
    David B. Allen                    Lexington, Ky.
    Frank. D. Bracking                  Nashville, Tenn.
    L. C. Clark                        Lexington, Ky.
    J. Brent mnmal
    Alexander H. Gratz
    Peter Hammall                          "       tl
    Philip Meighan
    Jas. McCormick
    Jas. C. Reed                        Forth Worth, Texas.
    Jno. W. Robinson                    Lexington, Ky


Full Course.

R. C. il. barber - Lexington, Ky. - IN. R. Snyder
Jas. A. Brown -   M1t. Sterling,hy. - H. F.Turner
Chas. Cassidy - Lexington, Ky. - K. S. Webb.
Frank T. Catlin - Greenville, Ill.
Horace M. Collins - Paris, Ky.   H. T. Wheeler, Philadelphia,Pa.
Mortimer Craig - Eagle Station
Frederick G. Dennis - Lexington, Ky.   Tham. George, Lexington, !Qy.
Lucius L. Edwards -   Lexington, Ky
David B. Goodwin - Pine Grove.
Simon Goldsmith - Lexington, Ky.
Joseph P. Kenney - Lexingtat, Ky.
George W. Kirk  - Fairmount
Joseph H. Moning - Nohin.
Olander S. Noyes - Hooksett, New Ham.
Thomas L. Patterson - Lexington, Ky
0. Emmett Owsley - Stanford, Ky.
W. ES. Randolf -   Lexington, Ky.
Wallace McDowell Shelby - Walnut Hill



Claim of            President White presented claim of himself abd John H. Neville for an
H. W. White         in salary heretofore partially settled.
and J.H.h\eville.
                    Curator Steele moved that the said account be referred to the executive
                Committee and if said Committee find the facts as stated that they be
                authorized to pay said claim found correct if the facts in the case prove
                to be equitable.

Report on           Curator Withers presented the report of committee appointed yesterday
petition of     on the petition of donors and citizens in regards to setting aside land
donors          for the A. & M4. College.
                Now made their report.

Motion              Curator Stoll moved that the report be received and adopted.
about the same.
Coimnittee          Curator Withers moved that Curator J. G. Kinnaird and Horace Miller
on.             be appointed to  the Committee on Nominations adopted.
                    The Committee on donors and citizens in their report reccommaend the
                adoption of the following resolutions

 Resolution         Resolved that the executive Committee be and they are hereby instructed
 Concerning the  to tender to the Legislative Commission the use of the Woodlands Estate
 tender of       with all the buildings and improvements thereon as the permanent site ot
 Woodland for    the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, conditioned on its
 the seat of     returning to Kentucky University in event that it is not used as a permanent
 A. & M.         location of the A. & M. College and on the board of Visitors of the A. & LI.
 College.       College keeping the buildings, fencing &c in repairs and the buildings in-
                sured for a sm sufficient to rebuild or repair them in case of loss or
                damage by fire, and conditions farther on the Mayor and Council of City of
                Lexington entering satisfaction of the judgment of $10,000 in favor of
                the city of Lexington against Kentucky University which said judgment is
    (404)      secured by a mortgage 6n the WSoodlands Estate.

                    Curator Kinnaird moved to amend as follows By condition that it become
                one of the Colleges of Kentucky University as it was originally under the
                same government Control.

 Motion to          Curator White moved that the whole matter be laid on the table-rejected.
 lay on the         Curator Kinnaird amendment was rejected.
 table              Curator Shackelford moved to adjourn for the purpose of attending the
 rejected.    Commencement exercises of the A. & M. College at the Opera House.
              Iiotion rejected.

proposed by

       Curator Withers moved to add to the report of the Committee on A. &
M4. College whose report was filed this morning the following
       Provided that all matriculates of Kentucky University shall be en-
rolled free tuition in A. & LT. College and that the State release all claims
or demands she may have on Kentucky University.

Curator white calls for ayes and noes.

Ayes & Noes.


Ayes & Noes.

     Curator Steele moved to insert the following as an amendment to the
Committee on the A. &e M. College.

      Resolved - That in response to the memorial of certain donors and
other citizens of Lexington in regard to making a donation to secure the
permanent location of the A. & L. College at Lexington, we respectfully
reply that the Curators, owing to the financial condition of the University
and for other considerations do not feel that they should comply with the
Request of the Memorialists.

     The ayes and noes being called on inserting this substitute or amend-
ment resulted as follows..
The report as amended was then adopted.


Those voting in the affirmative were

Andrew Steele
G. W. Givens
W. L. 1,illiams
Horace Miller
Tas. G. Kinnaird
R. M. Gano
Sam'l Coleman
Io. T. Tibbs
R. J. White
T. A. Crenshaw
John Wallace.

  D. S. Goodloe
W. T. Withers
11. E. Rogers
A. M. Barnes
Geo. Stoll, Jr.
Jas. Patrick
loom. Mitchell

Eleven voting in the affirmative and eight voting in the negative.

The substitute or amendnent*;was adopted in part of the report.

Faculty of

in College
of Arts.


     The Faculty of the Commercial College would respectfully reconmend
that certificates be granted to the young men whose names stand first in
the list above and diplomas to twenty-three names following LexingtonjCy.
June 11th, 1879. For names see page 402.

     The Faculty of the College of Arts would respectfully recomnxend that
the Regular degree of Bachelor of Arts. be conferred on C. W. Cook of
RevenaKy. P. T. McCartky of Paris, Ky. and E. A. Tipton of Paris. They
having completed in a satisfactory manner the course of study prescribed
for a member of this degree.

     The Committee on Nominations through Curator Steele nominating the

of Officers
of the

     For President
John S. Sweeney

A. M. Barnes

H. W. White.

     For Executive Commaittee
W. T. Wdithers
MM. Mitchell
John L. Cassell
Wm. E. Rogers.
TVI.T. Tibbs




Election of

John L. Cassell - Lexington, Ky.
J. T. Hinton, Paris, Ky.
R. McMichael - Lexington, Y-y.
J. L. Neale, Harrodsburg, Ky.
John F. Fisk, Covington, Ky.

     The Curators were elected by ballot and they were unanimously
elected. The vote being taken resulted unanimously in their election
of the other officers.

of by-Laws

     Curator Gano offered the following:

Resolved that the amended by-laws adopted at the last meeting of
the board be and the same as hereby referred to the executive
Committee to make such further amendments as they may deem proper
and to them publish the same together with all the acts of the Legis-
lature in reference to Bacon College and Kentucky University.

Uhich was adopted.

The committee to whom was referred the following Resolution


Report of the
Com. to inquire
into the violation
of the order
of this Board.

     Resolved that a Committee be appointed to enquire why and for
what purpose the solemn order of this Board was disregarded in pub-
lishing the report of B. L. Swope accountant in the columns of the
Kentucky Gazette.

     Beg leave to report that from the best information which they
can get which is the assurance of Curator Steele that no Curator
of this Board is in any way responsible for said publication and
they ask that the Committee be discharged.

Adjourned until 2- o'clock.

               Afternoon Session.

Board met pursuant to adjournment.

President Sweeney in the chair.

JT.B .Bowman.

     Curator Withers offered the following resolution.

     Resolved that the Committee appointed at the last meeting of
this Board to revise the settlements heretofore made and approved
by this Board, with the former Treasurers of the University be and
they are hereby fully authorized to settle with J. B. Bowman all
matters of accounts between him and the University arising since
he ceased to be Treasurer in 1874; but said Committee is instructed
to take no action in making this settlement until John B. Bowman
binds and obligates himself to abide by the answer that may be made
by the Committee and enters into Bond with good security to pay any
balance that may be found by said committee to be due from him to
the University.



                          2nd. The Executive Committee are hereby authorized and instruct-
                    ed to Execute Bond to J. B. Bowman.

      (408)             Binding the Kentucky University to pay to him any sum the Committee
                    may find to be due him as soon as he agrees to abide and be bound by
                    the           Committee.

                         3d. That in case any legal question arises the Committee is
                    authorized to take legal advise.

                         4th And If bonds are not executed as herein provided within
                    Sixty days that the fact be reported by the Committee to the execu-
                    tive Committee and the Committee be discharged from further con-
                    sideration of the subject.

                         Which Resolutions were adopted.

                         Curator Withers offered the following resolutions
calling on          Resolved that J. B. Bowman be requested to turn over immediately
J.B.Bowman          to the executive committee all funds certified by stock bonds promis-
for funds,          sory notes or other evidences of debt, belonging to Kentucky University
Stocks, bonds,      and all books, papers and other property belonging to Kentucky Uni-
etc.                versity as required by the Charter of the University and the amendment
                    there to approved February 5th, 1868 and the Secretary of the Board is
                    instructed to furnish X. B. Bowman a copy of this resolution and request
                    his compliance therewith.

                         2nd. Unless the request contained in the proceeding~resolution is
                    complied with on or before the 1st day of July next the executive Com-
                    mittee is hereby authorized and instructed to institute appropriate
                    legal preceedings to recover possession of the notes, books, papers &c.
                    and to publish a notification in leading newspapers of Central Ken-
                    tucky notifying the debtors of the University not to pay John B. Bowman
                    any money due Kentucky University.

                         :Jhich resolution was adopted.

    (409)               Curator Withers offered the following resolution:

                        Resolved that the resolution of the Board of Curators adopted
                   at the July meeting 1866 tendering the Mansion and appurtenances
                   at Ashland to Regent T. B. Bowman for his use as a residence be
                   and the same is hereby repealed.

                        2nd. That the Secretary of this Board transmit a copy of this
                   resolution to John B. Bowman accompanied by a polite request that he
                   surrender possession of the Mansion and appurtenances at Ashland to
                   the Executive Committee.

                        3d. In case said request is not complied-with by or before the
                   lst day of July next. The executive Committee are instructed to
                   take the necessary legal steps to disposess 5. B. Bowman and to re-
                   cover from him possession of the Mansion and appurtenances at Ashland.

Which resolution was adopted.



Seats of
Curators Shelby
and Groom
are vacant.

  Curator Steele offered the following resolution Resolved that the
places of T. H. Shelby and B. L3. Groom as Curators be and is hereby de-
clared vacant by reason of their absence from this Board at two success-
ive annual meetings of the Board.

  Which was adopted.

  Curator Withers offered the following:

  The Committee to whom was referred so much of the report of the Presi-
dent White as to refers to the future of the University present the fol-
lowing report.

Your Committee recommend that the portion of President 'White's report
that was referred to them be referred to the executive Committee.


  With instructions to devise a plan for enforcing the present organiza-
tion of the College of Arts and to recommend to the next meeting of this
Board not less than two suitable persons as Professors to fill vacant
CLairs in said College.
                                       7.'t T. Withers.
                                       Io. T. Tibbs.
                                       R. Mlclicheal.

Which report was adopted.

Curator Steele offered the following resolution

Authority to
the printed
report of the

          The Board did at the June Meeting of 1877 order that the report
of B. L. Swope should be submitted to the legal arbitrators ordered in
the case of the former Exec4tive Committee and J. B. Bowman Regent and
Treasurer, and whereas further at the meeting of 1878 the Board did order
that report of said financial Committee embracing the report and exhibit
of Mr. Swope the accountant should be laid before the Committee, composed
of Curators Barnes, Stoll and Sayre therefore resolved that should the
last named Committee fail to make a settlement with the late Regent and
Treasurer on the terms as this day ordered by the Board then the finan-
cial Committee are authorized on being notified by the Executive Committee
of such failure to circulate amongst the donors their report as printed
and submitted to the Board.

WIhich was adopted.


Thanks to
the Hon.
Madison C.

  Curator Tibbs offered the following resolution Resolved thatbthe Board
of Curators of Kentucky University gratefully recognize the disinterested
and valuable services rendered by the Hon. Madison C. Johnson and that
the secretary of the Board be instructed to convey to him the thanks of
this body.

Which was unanimously adopted.




Curator Tibb s
elected Presi-
dent pro tem.
  Deceat 01
Curator Wasson
and Shirley

Time given
to Committee
on Obituaries,


     The President of the Board stated that he was compelled to leave
on the train about to start in order to meet an important engagement
there upon, on motion W. T. Withers the President, T. S. Sweeney was
allowed leave of absence and Curator W. T. Tibbs was unanimously elect-
ed President Pro tem-

     Curator Williams offered the following resolution Resolved that a
Committee of three be appointed to draft and submit suitable resolutions
upon the death of Curators 'dasson & Shirley Deceased since the last
meeting of the Board.

     The Committee was appointed to consist of Curators: V. L. 4illiams,
Rogers, Gano.

     On motion of Curator McMichael, J. P. Tarbitt was added to said

     Curator Gano

    From Comnittee on Arbituaries ask leave for time to prepare arbitu-
aries and report to the Executive Committee for publications

     '.Phich was granted.

The minutes were read and approved.

On motion the Board adjourned.

               President pro Tem

                                tI  . i.ibbs.

To the Chairman of the Board of Curators of Kentucky University:

Call for a
Meeting of the

          The action of the Board of Curators at its late annual Session
in regard to the petition presented by Donors to the seal Estate and
Building Fund and other citizens, who desire to retain the Agricu#=ral
College in Fayette County, has created great dissatisfaction. These
Donors and Citizens beleive that Kentucky University is morally bound
to concede to this community the Woodlands Estate for the permanent
location of the Agricultural and Mechanical College many of them alleg-
ing that they gave for this specific purpose and for no other. We
are convinced that the presentation of this claim must be met in an
equitable and candid spirit by the Board of Curators; that if the claim
be just it ought to be conceded, if unjust its injustice ought to be
demonstrated .

    The good will of the community is essential to the upbuilding of an
Institution of Learning and we should depreciate any policies which
should depreciate any policies which should tend to alienate from Ken-
tucky University the suppert and the confidence of a people who have
shown that in the maintenance of their Institution of Learning they can
be both appreciative and generous.



      From these considerations we respectfully request your Honor to
call, at the earliest practicable date a special meeting of the Board
of Curators of Kentucky University to convene in the city of Lexington
not later than July 24th, 1879 to reconsider the request made in the
petition submitted by Donors and others citizens to the Board over
which you had the honor to preside at its late Session at this place.

                                 Very Respectfully,

G. Stoll,Jr.
A. M. Barnes
D. S. Goodloe.


      In pursuance of the above call the board of Curators of Kentucky
met at Morrison College in the City of Lexington at 2 o'clock.

      The roll being called the following Curators answered their named

Called Meeting
of July 24,

Andrew Steele
W. T. Withers
W. E. Rogers
A. M. Barnes
J. J. A. Lee
tW. T. Tibbs
Jas. M. Graves
Geo. Stoll, Jr.
T. A. Crenshaw
Sam'l Coleman
Tho . Munnell
i. D. Sayre
Tas. Patrick
Will Mitchell

Tno. B. W'Tallace
Jno. L. Cassell
T. L. Ileale
Jno. Aug. Williams
D. S. Goodloe
Jno. Shackelford
Horace Miller
I. G. Kinnaird
R. 14. Gano
Robt. 1Mcelchael
Jno. L. Hinton
Jno. F. Fisk
I. L. WillI iams

on length
of Speeches.



      Curator Tibbs offered the following resolution:
                                                        Resolved that no
member be allowed to speak more than twenty minutes in his first speech
nor more than five minutes in any speech after that.   Adopted.

      Curator Withers offered the following resolution:
                                                         Resolved that
the Woodlands Estate with all buildings thereon be and the same is here
by tendered through the Board of Mayor and board of Councilmen of the
city of Lexington to the State of Kentucky as the permanent site of the
A. & M. College, of Kentucky University subject to the following considera
tion and limitation.

      1st. That the A. & M. College of Kentucky be conditionally located
on said estate, and that the buildings and other improvements thereon be
kept in a good state of repair by the board of Visitors of the A. &M.
College and the buildings thereon be kept by them be 1Rept.insured by
them for not less than two third's of its real value and in case of
loss that the insurance money be used in their repair on buildings.