Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1844

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Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1844

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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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application/pdf

Language

English

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Text

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https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/2

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

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10 pages ; 32 cm

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[Page 1]

At a Special Meeting of the Board of Visitors Convened at the Citadel in Charleston on the 20 day of May 1844

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
John H. Means
J. W. Cantey

The Chairman announced to the Board, that he had assembled them in consequence of the resignation and subsequent death of Captain W. F. Graham late Superintendent of the Citadel Academy, and also the recent death of Lieut Finley, Second Professor of the Citadel Academy: whereupon the following resolutions submitted by Genl. Jamison, were unanimously adopted, viz

Resolved,

That this Board deeply regrets the deaths of Capt. Graham, and Lieut Finley, late officers of the Citadel Academy: and will cherish the memory of these high minded, honorable, and generous men: worthy, patriotic, and faithful citizens: able, zealous, and devoted officers, cut off in the prime of life, and in the midst of their usefulness.

Resolved,

That these resolutions be entered upon a separate page of the journal of this Board.

The Board then adjourned to meet again on tomorrow at 9 O’ clock AM

[Page 2]

Citadel 21 May 1844

The Board met by adjournment this day, and on motion proceeded to the election of officers, to fill the vacancies occasioned by the resignation of Capt. W. F. Graham, and death of Lieut J.E.B. Finley, which resulted in the choice of Richard W. Colcock Superintendent and William Hume, Second Professor of the Citadel Academy.

The following resolution submitted by Genl. Means was unanimously adopted.

Resolved,

That the Chairman of this Board tender to Professor F. W. Capers, the unanimous thanks of the Board, for the very able, zealous, and efficient manner, in which he discharged the laborious duties lately devolved upon him, as the sole academic and policy officer of the Citadel Academy: and for the ready devotion he has at all times evinced for the interest, and welfare of the institution.

The Board then adjourned.

[Page 3]

Citadel, Charleston
Monday 18 Nov 1844

The Board met this day at the Citadel Academy,

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
John H. Means
J. W. Cantey

when the annual examination of the Cadets commenced & was continued daily, until the [illegible]; the Board adjourned to meet at Columbia, on Tuesday next the 26th inst.

Arsenal, Columbia
Tuesday 26th Nov 1844

The Board convened this day at the Arsenal Academy at 9 O’clock AM

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
Daniel Wallace
W. J. Hanna
John H. Means
James W. Cantey

The annual examination of the Cadets commenced, & closed on Friday the 29th inst.

Then the Board adjourned to convene tomorrow at this place at 9 O’clock AM for the purpose of holding their annual meeting.

[Page 4]

At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Visitors held at the Arsenal, Columbia, on the 30th November (Saturday) 1844

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
Daniel Wallace
W. J. Hanna
John H. Means
J. W. Cantey

On motion,

Resolved, That no Cadet shall be admitted into the Academies, who is less than sixteen, or more than nineteen years of age: or who is below five feet: & that 14th sect. of the regulations be altered accordingly.

Resolved, That the punishments, to which a Cadet shall be [illegible], be comprised in four following classes, viz
1st Privation of Recreation, etc.
2nd Arrest, etc.
3rd Confinement in a Light Room
Confinement in a Dark Room
4th Dismission
and that the punishment of the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd classes may be inflicted by the Superintendent, etc.: that of the 4th class by the Board of Visitors: & that sect. 38 of the regulations be altered accordingly.

Resolved, that there shall be a suspension of the academic studies for the months of June & Dec. in each year instead of the months of August & September: & that 52nd sec. of the regulations be altered accordingly.

[Page 5]

Resolved,

That the Superintendents of the Academies, be instructed to make such alteration in the studies of the Academies, as they may deem expedient: which alterations will take effect as soon as they are made; but will be subject to the approval or disapproval of the Board, at their next annual meeting.

Resolved,

That Pay Cadet Cantey (in consequence of sickness & absence) be not called by the Superintendent, or Bursar of the Arsenal Academy for payment of $50 for the present quarter.

Resolved,

That the resignation of Cadet K. Simons (as accepted by the Superintendent of the Citadel Academy) be confirmed.

Resolved,

That Cadet Thompson, now under suspension, be forthwith dismissed from the Citadel Academy.

Resolved,

That Cadets Stopplebein, Kingsman, McNamee, & Campbell, be forthwith dismissed from the Citadel Academy.

[Page 6]

Resolved,

That the Board after mature consideration of the cases of Cadets Landreth,
Lockwood,
Lester,
Wagner,
[Illegible],
McDonald,
Hay,
have decided that they be continued at the Citadel Academy at Charleston: and be permitted to rise with the classes, to which they respectively belong: but that should they (in the opinion of the officers of that institution) be deemed incapable of keeping up, with their classes, at the examination in May next, that they be dismissed from the institution.

The Board then adjourned to meet on Monday next 2nd December, at the State House, at 11 O’clock AM

[Page 7]

State House, Columbia
Monday 2nd Dec 1844

Pursuant to adjournment, met this day at 11 O’clock AM,

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
Daniel Wallace
W. J. Hanna
John H. Means
James W. Cantey

On motion,

Resolved,

That the Chairman be authorized to draw on the fund appropriated to the use of the school in Charleston, the sum of one hundred and eighty three dollars, seventy five cents ($183.75) to pay two thirds of the salary of the clerk of the Board of Visitors for the years 1843 & 1844: & for printing done by order of the Board.

Resolved,

That Cadets Worten, Counts, & Thad. Williams be permitted to renew their engagements in the Arsenal Academy, on the first of January next for two years from that time.

Resolved,

That Cadet Adams be permitted to rise in his class, and continue his studies, until the examination in June next: but that should he at that time indicate any inability to keep up with the class, that the Superintendent be authorized to dismiss him from the institution.

[Page 8]

Resolved,

That the Chairman of the Board do place at the disposal of Capt. Colcock, Superintendent of the Citadel Academy in Charleston, a sufficient fund for the purchase of an apparatus for the use of the said institution: and that the fund arising from pay pupils be drawn on for this purpose.

Resolved,

That Cadet Morral be retained at the Citadel Academy, as a Beneficiary Cadet, for the remainder of his term of service.

Resolved,

That 36 sec. of “The Regulations of the Academies” be altered by striking out, all the words coming after “June in each year” & that the following be substituted “And no pupil hereafter admitted by the Board of Visitors, into either of the Military Academies, shall be considered a Cadet; or furnished with any article of uniform, or clothing; except such articles of undress as may be necessary; until the semiannual examination next succeeding such admission; at which time, the Superintendent and Professors of each Academy respectively, shall have power to dismiss, from the institution, all such probationary pupils, as shall have shown utter incapacity; or whose conduct shall have been grossly immoral; or generally improper or insubordinate. And, if any pupil should be admitted at any other time, than at the regular annual meeting of the Board of Visitors, he shall be subject to a like probation of four months, before he shall be admitted to the Grade of Cadet.”

[Page 9]

Various applications for appointments, as Pay & Beneficiary Cadets, in the Arsenal & Citadel Academies, having been read,

It was resolved,

That the following named persons, be admitted into the Citadel Academy, Charleston, as Pay Cadets, viz:

1 Henry P. Gibbes, Charleston
2 W. W. White, Charleston

and that they report themselves to the Superintendent thereof on 1st January next.

and that the following be admitted into said Academy, as Beneficiaries, with directions to report themselves in like manner, viz

1. Henry D. Kennedy Abbeville
2. John Russell Colleton
3. H. Moses Richland
4. Robt. Redford Sumter
5. P. N. Graham Sumter
6. Jas. H. Warley Pendleton
7. F. F. Warley Pendleton
8. Jas. Slowman Beaufort
9. Jas. Parnell Darlington
10. Hey. Oliver Edgefield
11. Jos. Powell Greenville
12. P. F. Stevens Pendleton
13. Jn. W. Noling Barnwell
14. Jn. W. Gaillard Charleston
15. C. Sigwald Charleston
16. Chas. Levy Charleston
17. H. L. Bransley Charleston
18. H. Laborde Charleston
19. W. M. Morgan Charleston
20. Geo. Ativer Charleston
21. A. Braist Charleston

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Resolved,

That the following, be admitted into the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, as Beneficiary Cadets, and that they be directed to report to the Superintendent thereof on 1st January next: viz

1. S. Richards, Spartanburgh
2. J. H. Howell, Kershaw
3. Tho. Lee, Lexington
4. W. W. Staley, Orangeburgh
5. Jas. McCann, Fairfield
6. Jn. B. Shawbridge, Lancaster
7. M. J. Mellett, Sumter
8. J. H. Collins, Barnwell

The Board then adjourned.

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Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, “Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1844,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/2.

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