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Title of collection: Philanthropic Society Records (#40166), University Archives, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Philanthropic Society Minutes, August 10
and 11, 1855
Author: Philanthropic Society
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Call number 40166 (University
Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel
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Minutes for the August 10, 1855, meeting of the Philanthropic
Society report that a committee was formed to study a resolution prohibiting
friendly remarks on Society exercises. The evening's debate was decided in the
affirmative, the president resigned and a new president was elected, and
Lieutenant M. F. Maury was elected to give the commencement address before the
Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. Minutes for August, 11, 1855, record the
names of eight students who composed and nine students who declaimed; guests
Gov. Thomas Bragg and John Herritage Bryan also offered remarks.
Philanthropic Society Minutes, August 10 and 11, 18551
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Philanthropic Society
Friday night August 10/55
Society convened this evening with the attendance of all its
members save Messrs
Supervisor then having read his unanswered charges, the
following Resolution was read and passedreceived viz.
Resolved that that article of the Constitution, granting members
permission to make "friendly remarks" upon
exercises be strickened out
The debate being next in order was decided in the affirmative.4 The
Query chosen for to night fortnight's discussion, is, Was
Napoleons exile to
justifiable on the part of
Hawkins were appointed Principals, The former having choice
of sides chose the affirmative to be assisted by Messrs
Hill, The later the negative to be assisted by Messrs
Sumner then resigned the office of President which was confered upon at
our last meeting.5
After which, the Roll was called in order to elect some one to
deliver the Address before the two Literary Societies at our next commencement
which resulted in the choice of 'Lieut
M. F. Maury
, U. S. A.'6
The Roll was then called and Mr.
Johnson elected President to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
Supervisor having made his report the
Secretary called the Roll and
Society adjourned at a quarter after 9 Oclock. P. M.
B. Barnes Supr.
B. Killebrew Pres Hayley &
Philanthropic SocietySaturday morn. 11/55
Society convened this morning with the attendance of all its
Members save Messrs
HayleyHeringtonHillJacobsJiggittsLeaMcLeanPerkinsPriceRamseySandersSingetarySellersStallingsSuttonTillett and others,
Supervisor having read his unanswered charges and there
being no motions, the following gentlemen composed viz. Messrs
Kenan, After which Messrs
By motion of
Sanders the duties of the Hall was suspended, until we received a few
remarks from His Excellency
who was followed in his remarks by the
, both of
Raleigh, N C
Their time being limited they then left after which we resumed our duties.
Treasurer Monitors and Librarian and
Supervisor having made their respectives reports the
Secretary called the Roll and
Society adjourned at ten minutes past ten Oclock A.
B. Killebrew, Pres R M
B Barnes Supr Mann Treas Hayley &
Cors Deberry Reader Officers8
2. A squiggly line drawn down the page appears to the right of
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4. Subjects for debates were selected two weeks in advance.
Philanthropic Society minutes for July 27, 1855, indicate
that the query discussed on August 10, 1855, was "Was
justifiable in killing his daughter?" (Vol. S-13, UA).
5. Philanthropic Society minutes for March 17, 1855, specify a fine of $2 for
"refusing to serve when elected to any office" (Vol. S-13, UA).