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Title: Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, April 4, 1867 [Containing a Report on the Death of James Phillips]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees. Executive Committee
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Title of collection: Records of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina (#40001), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, April 4, 1867 [Containing a Report on the Death of James Phillips]
Author: [University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees. Executive Committee]
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 40001 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, April 4, 1867 [Containing a Report on the Death of James Phillips ]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees. Executive Committee



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Death of Profr. Phillips
The following announcement was made by the secretary & the following Resolutions adopted on the motion of Col. Barringer.
The Revd. James Phillips D.D. the senior Professor in this Institution departed this life in the 75th year of his age on the morning of the 14th ulto. He was the first to enter the Chapel & take his accustomed seat with his recitation room key & text book for morning recitation in his hand. He died almost instantly

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without a struggle or a groan in the very spot where at stated intervals during more than thirty years he had risen to lead in the religious services of the Institution. The last sounds in his ear were the familiar tones of the College Bell, the last object of sight the students assembling for prayers.
Dr. Phillips was born in England 22nd April 1792, came to this Country 1815, was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, over eminent competitors in May & entered upon the performance of his duties in July 1826.
He never failed to meet his class, at the appointed hour from any cause during the first ten years, was rarely absent during the remaining thirty one

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of his service, & never except from unavoidable cause, or while with the concurrence of the authorities of the University, engaged in the performance of higher duties He filled his professorship during a longer period than any of his predecessors with learning, fidelity & ability rarely equaled & never surpassed in the department of service to which his life was devoted.
In the opinion of the Committee, the authorities of the University & the people of North Carolina are deeply indebted for the long continued & eminent services of the deceased professor, & as offering grateful evidence of their appreciation of his worth:
Resolved that the Revd. Professor Hepburn be requested

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to deliver a funeral oration before the Trustees, Faculty & students of the University in Gerard Hall on the day immediately preceding the performance of the Commencement exercises in June next & that the public be respectfully requested to unite with them in the bestowment of appropriate funeral honors.
Resolved that the salary be continued & paid to the legal representatives of the deceased until the close of the present session; & that his Family be respectfully & affectionately invited to remain in the possession of the premises so long occupied by him until the close of the year.
Committee adjourned.