Guilford District 10: Guilford Center – The Academy, Part IV

Continuing with the minutes of the meetings leading to the formation and building of the “Academy” at Guilford Center is transcribed here verbatim:

“At a meeting of the Proprietors of GUtLFORD CENTRE ACADEMY, held pursuant to notice at the Centre School House in the town of GUILFORD, on the evening of the 18th December 1827.

On motion, Calvin Mills was called to the chair, and Daniel S. Dickinson chosen Clerk. The object of t he meeting having been explained y the Clerk, to be for the purpose of forming a joint society from the foregoing subscribers, and adopting Regulations for the same. After discussion and deliberation the following preamble and regulations were unanimously adopted.

Voted that the subscriptions be continued in circulation and that E. H. Fitch, Abiram Mills, Dr. Colbey Knapp and Dr. Josiah W. Case be a committee to circulate the same and solicit subscriptions.

Voted that the building committee be requested to precede with said building with all possible dispatch and complete the same on or before the first day of October nest.

Voted that meeting adjourn without day.



At a meeting of the Proprietors of the GUILFORD CENTRE ACADEMY held at D. Murray’s on Friday, the 14th day of November 1828 pursuant to notice Dan’1 T. Dickinson in the chair, and D. S. Dickinson, Sec’t.

Voted that the correspondence of D. S. Dickinson with the officers of Union College and Horace Dresser be approved by this meeting as correct and proper.

Voted that seven trustees be chosen by ballot to employ a teacher and conduct the school.

After counting the ballots it appeared that John Latham, Dauphin Murray, Rufus Baldwin, John T. Whiting, Dan’1 S. Dickinson, Calvin Mills and Phineas Atwaterwere elected trustees.

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