Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1842

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Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1842

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Official minutes of the governing body of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.

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The Citadel Archives & Museum

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The Citadel Board of Visitor Meeting Minutes

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English

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Charleston (S.C.)

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5 pages ; 32 cm

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Journal of the Proceedings of the Board of Visitors of the State Military Academies

Columbia Dec. 21 1842.

In pursuance of an order from His Excellency Gov. J. H. Hammond, the Board of Visitors appointed to organize Military Schools at the Arsenal, Columbia, and at the Citadel in Charleston, met at the State Arsenal, at Columbia.

Genl. Jamison a member of the Board was requested to act at this meeting, as Secretary.

Present.

The Adjutant & Insp. General. James Jones.
W. J. Hanna.
D. F. Jamison.

Genl. Jones then took the chair, and after some conversation as to the best manner of carrying the proposed organization of the school at the Arsenal into Effect,

It was resolved,

That the Board will elect a Superintendent for the Military School, at the Arsenal, in Columbia, to whom the entire management of the school will be intrusted, with a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum.

In consequence of the absence of two Members of the Board, and in order to give an opportunity for Candidates for the office of Superintendent to make application to the Board, the Election for

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that office was postponed until the next meeting, which was ordered to be held on Wednesday the 11th of January next.

On motion,

Resolved, That a System of Rules and Regulations be compiled, for the organization and good government of the school at the Arsenal at Columbia.

Genl. Jones assumed the duty of framing such a Digest,

On motion,

Resolved, That the beneficiary scholars be selected from the several judicial Districts of the State, as nearly as practicable, according to the Ratio of Population and Taxation.

On motion,

Resolved, That no scholar shall be admitted at the Arsenal, under the age of fifteen, or above the age of eighteen years.

The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday the 11th January 1843.

Columbia 11th January 1843.

The Board of Visitors convened this day at the State Arsenal at Columbia.

Mr. J. Matthews was requested to act as Secretary.

Present

James Jones, Chairman
J. W. Cantey (Adj & Insp Genl) – D. F. Jamison
W. J. Hanna – J. H. Means

The Chairman submitted a System of Rules and Regulations, which, after various additions, and amendments, were adapted.

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On motion,

It was resolved, that the Election of Superintendent be postponed until the next meeting.

The Board then adjourned to meet on the 12th inst.

Thursday 12th Jan. 1843

The Board convened this day, in the Executive Office at 9’ O Clock AM

Present

James Jones, Chairman
J. W. Cantey (Adj & Insp Genl) – D. F. Jamison
W. J. Hanna – J. H. Means

The Board went into the Election of Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, when Alfred Herbert Esquire, was unanimously elected Superintendent thereof; and leave of absence was granted him until the 1st February next.

On motion,

Resolved, That one Professor at the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, in addition to the Superintendent, shall be Elected by the Board of Visitors, who in addition to his other duties, shall also discharge the duties of Bursar, with a salary of one thousand dollars per annum.

On motion,

It was resolved, to proceed to the Election of Professor and Bursar, Mr. Joseph Matthews was unanimously Elected Professor and Bursar.

On motion,

Resolved, That a Surgeon be Elected for the Military Academy at Columbia with a salary of two hundred and forty dollars per annum.

On motion,

It was resolved, to proceed to the Election of Surgeon for the Arsenal Academy, when Doctor A. H. Nagel, was unanimously Elected.

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On motion,

Resolved, That until the 1st of October next, the Superintendent, and Assistant, be excused from the duties of Powder Receiver, and Bursar, & that said offices be conferred upon Captain M. C. Shaffer with a salary of six hundred dollars.

On motion,

It was resolved unanimously, That the Board of Visitors are fully sensible of the zeal, ability, and fidelity, with which Captain M. C. Shaffer has discharged the duties of his office as Captain of the Arsenal & Magazine Guard at Columbia, & take this opportunity to express their entire approbation of his conduct.

On motion,

Resolved, That a copy of the preceding resolutions be furnished Captain M. C. Shaffer by the Secretary of the Board.

On motion,

Resolved, That the Bursar, with the Consent of the Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy, is authorized to employ such a number of Labourers, Laundresses, Cooks, and Waiters, as shall be necessary at said Academy.

On motion,

Resolved, That the following consist of the Bite of fare to be furnished the Cadets by the Bursar.

Breakfast. Tea, or, Coffee, Corn and Wheat Bread, Meat or Fish, Hominy, Butter.

Dinner. Beef or Bacon, and Vegetables – Rice, or Hominy, Corn Bread – Soup twice a week.

Supper. Corn and Wheat Bread – Cold Meat – Tea or Coffee.

On motion,

Resolved, That the Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy is hereby directed to enquire whether the parents of the Cadets, W. D. M. Harman & P.B. Rice, are able to support, from their own means, their sons, at the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, and to report the information to the Board of Visitors.

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On motion,

Resolved, That the officers, and professors of the Citadel Academy at Charleston, consist of one Superintendent with a salary of Eighteen hundred dollars, one Professor with a salary of Fourteen hundred dollars, one Professor with a salary of One thousand dollars, one Bursar with a salary of Eight hundred dollars, and one Surgeon with the pay of Three hundred and sixty dollars per annum – and that the Chairman of the Board be directed to advertise the same.

The Board then adjourned to meet at the Citadel in Charleston on the 23rd Feb. next.

J. Matthews
Secretary

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Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, “Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1842,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1.

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