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open for the perusal of all men; instructor, and the human and, if he shall be absent at any mind is liable to imperceptible meeting of the trustees, another bias ; it is therefore required shall be appointed, to serve in his that, when any candidate for room during such absence. election, as a principal instruc
The treasurer shall, previous tor, is so near a kin to any memto his receiving the interest of ber of the trust, as a nephew or the seminary into his hand, give cousin; in determining that bond for the faithful discharge of election any member, to whom his office in such sum, as the the candidate is so related, shall trustees shall direct, with suffi- not sit. cient sureties, to the trustees of The trustees are empowered the seminary for the time being; to appoint such assistant or as, said bond to express the use both sistants in and for the service of in the obligatory part and in the the seminary, as they shall judge condition. He shall give dupli- will best promote its usefulness, cate receipts for all monies re- and as may be duly encours ceived, countersigned by one of aged. the trustees, one to the donor, No person shall be chosen, as the other to be lodged with such a principal instructor, unless a member, as the trustees shall professor of the Christian Relifrom time to time direct ; and gion, of exemplary manners, of the trustees shall take such other good natural abilities, and litemeasures as they shall judge rary acquirements; of a good acrequisite, to make the treasurer quaintance with human nature; accountable, and effectually to se. of a natural aptitude for instruccure the interest of the semina- tion and government. And in ry.
the appointment of any instructThe trustees shall let or rent or, regard shall be had to qualifiout the lands in such manner, as cations only, without preference they shall find on the whole most of kindred or friend, place of profitable. They may make birth, education, or residence. sale of any kind of estate, make The trustees shall make a conpurchases, or improve the prop- tract with each master and aserty of the seminary in any way, sistant before their entrance upwhich they judge will best serve on office, as to salary ; of which its interest.
there shall be no alteration, but Upon the death, resignation, in their favour, which the said or removal of the master, appoint, trustees are empowered to make, ed by the said SAMUEL PHILLIPS as to them shall appear reasonaand John PHILLIPS, the trustees ble, and as the incomes of the shall appoint another in his seminary will admit. stead ; and ever after, from time It shall be their duty to into time, as there shall happen any quire into the conduct of the vacancy in this office, they shall master and assistant or assists supply it.
ants; and, if they or either of Whereas the success of this them be found justly chargeabla institution much depends, un- with such misconduct, neglect of der Providence, on a discreet duty, or incapacity, as the said appointment of the principal trustees shall judge senden them, or either of them unfit to may be better promoted by the continue in office, they shall re- scholars boarding'in private fammove the master or any assist- illes, and by some other improveant, so chargeable.
ment of the interest of the semThe trustees shall determine inary. They shall from time to the qualifications, requisite to time order such repairs, as they entitle youth to an admission in shall judge necessary. to this seminary.
* · Upon the death, resignation, As the welfare of the semi- or incapacity for the service, by nary will be greatly promoted reason of age or otherwise, of by its members being conversant any of the trustees, the remainwith persons of good character ing 'trustees shall supply the only ; no scholar may enjoy the vacancy by a new election. privileges of this institution, Insettling the salary and who shall board in any family, perquisites of the master, and in which is not licensed by the the consideration of every other trustees.
: question, in which the master is And in order to preserve this particularly interested, he shall seminary from the baneful in- not sit. And, if any question Auence of the incorrigibly vi- shall come before the trustees, cious, the trustees shall deter- wherein the town or parish, mine for what reasons a scholar where the seminary is situate, shall be expelled ; and the man- may be a party or particularly ner, in which the sentence shall interested, and any minister; bebe administered.
longing to such town, is a trus• The trustees at their annual tee; in the consideration of such meeting shall visit the seminary, question he shall not sit. and examine into the proficiency At the meetings of the trus. of the scholars; examine and ad- tees there shall be made decent, just all accounts relative to the not extravagant entertainment ; seminary, and make any farther economy is to be ever viewed by rules and orders, which they find trustees and instructors in their necessary, and not inconsistent respective capacities, as an object with any rule, that is or may be worthy their particular recomestablished by the founders. mendation.
They shall, as the funds will The master, when appointed, permit, without affecting the shall receive applications for the support of the master or any admission of scholars, and deterassistant, have power to erect mine them agreeably to the such buildings, as they may rules respecting the same. think necessary; and at a conve- : He shall conform himself to nient season, when of sufficient the regulations, established by ability, shall erect a large decent the founders and trustees, and building, sufficient to accommo- have power from time to time date at least fifty scholars with to make such other consistent boarding, besides the master and rules and orders, as he shall find his family ; unless it shall be necessary for the internal manthe determination of a major agement and regulation of the part of all the trustees, that the Seminary ; which rules and ortrue design of this institution ders shall be subject to the ex
amination, amendment, or dis. . It is therefore required, that continuance of the trustees at he most attentively and vigotheir discretion.
- rously guard against the earliest It shall be ever considered, as irregularities ; that he frequentthe first and principal duty of ly delineate in their natural colthe master, to regulate the tem- ours the deformity and odiouspers, to enlarge the minds, and ness of vice, and the beauty and form the morals of the youth, amiableness of virtue ; that he committed to his care.
spare no pains to convince them There shall be taught in this of their numberless and indis. seminary the English, Latin, pensable obligations to abhor and and Greek languages; writing, avoid the former, and to love and arithmetic, music, and the art of practise the latter ; of the sevspeaking ; also practical geome- eral great duties, they owe to try, logic, and geography, and God, their country, their parany other of the liberal arts and ents, their neighbours, and themsciences or languages, as oppor- selves ; that he critically and tunity and ability may hereafter 'constantly observe the variety of admit, and as the trustees shall their natural tempers, and solicitdirect. .
ously endeavour to bring them The master is to give special under such discipline, as may attention to the health of the tend most effectually to promote scholars, and ever to urge the their own satisfaction and the importance of a habit of in- happiness of others; that he ear, dustry. For these purposes it is ly inure them to contemplate the to be a part of his duty, to en- several connexions and various courage the scholars to perform scenes, incident to human life ; some manual labour, such as furnishing such general maxims gardening or the like ; so far, as of conduct, as may best enable is consistent with cleanliness and them to pass through all with the inclination of their parents ; ease, reputation and comfort. and the fruit of their labour shall And, whereas many of the be applied, at the discretion of students in this seminary may be the trustees, for procuring a li- devoted to the sacred work of brary, or in some other way in the gospel ministry, that the creasing the usefulness of this true and fundamental principles seminary. But above all, it is of the Christian religion may be expected that the master's atten- cultivated, established, and pertion to the disposition of the petuated in the Christian church minds and morals of the youth so far, as this institution may under his charge will exceed ev. have influence, it shall be the duery other care, well considering ty of the master, as the age and that, though goodness without capacities of the scholars will knowledge (as it respects others) admit, not only to instruct and is weak and feeble; yet knowledge establish them in the truth of without goodness is dangerous ; Christianity, but also early and and that both united form the no- diligently to inculcate upon them blest character, and lay the surest the great and important scripture foundation of usefulness to man- doctrines of the existence of kind,
ONE TRUE God, the FATHER,
Son, and Holy Ghost; of the tion is the promotion of true fall of man, the depravity of hu. Piety and VIRTUE; the second, man nature, the necessity of an instruction in the English, Latin, atonement, and of our being re- and Greek languages, together newed in the spirit of our minds; with writing, arithmetic, music, the doctrines of repentance to and the art of speaking ; the ward God, and of faith to- third, practical geometry, logic, ward our Lord JESUS CHRIST ; and geography; and the fourth, of sanctification by the Holy such other of the liberal arts and SPIRIT, and of justification by sciences, or languages, as opporthe free grace of God through tunity and ability may hereafter the redemption, that is in Jesus admit, and as the trustees shall CHRIST, in opposition to the er- direct, and these regulations roneous and dangerous doctrine shall be read by the President at of justification by our own mer- the annual meetings of the trusit, or a dependence on self-right- tees. eousness, together with the oth And we hereby reserve to our er important doctrines and du- selves, during any part of our ties of our Holy Christian Relige natural lives, the full right jointion.
ly to make any special rules for And, whereas the most whole. the perpetual government of this some precepts without frequent institution, which shall be equalrepetition may prove ineffectual, ly binding on those, whom they it is farther required of the mas- may concern, with any clause in ter, that he not only urge and re. these regulations ; provided no urge, but continue from day to such rule shall be subversive of day to impress these instructions. the true design herein expressed. And let him ever remember that We also reserve to ourselves a the design of this institution can right jointly to appoint one pernever be answered without his son to succeed in the trust after persevering, incessant attention our decease or resignation, to to this duty.
whom shall be transferred the Protestants only shall ever be same right of appointment and concerned in the trust or instruc- to his successors in the said tion of this seminary.
trust forever. The election of all officers In witness whereof, we, the shall be by ballot only.
subscribers, have hereunto set This seminary shall be ever our hands and seals this twentyequally open to youth of requi- first day of April, in the year of site qualifications from every our LORD one thousand seven quarter, provided that noue be hundred and seventy eight. admitted till in common parlence Signed, sealed, and delivered, they can read English well, ex- &c. cepting such particular numbers
SAMUEL PHILLIPS, as the trustees may hereafter li.
Joan Phillips. cense.
O A historical view of the progAnd, in order to prevent the ress, funds, and present state of this smallest perversion of the true institution, is .respectfully requested intent of this foundation, it is
for the Panoplist from some of the again declared, that the first and.
gentlemen connected with it, and who agun. declared, that the nrst and are in possession of the proper docprincipal object of this institu- uments.
thy glorious presence, that makes (From Hall's Contemplations.)
heaven to be itself. This is the
privilege of thy children, that CREATION.
they here, seeing thee, (who art In this thine enlightened invisible) by the eye of faith, frame, how fitly, how wisely are have already begun that heaven, all the parts disposed; that the which the perfect sight of thee method of the creation might an- shall make perfect above. swer the matter and the form both! Behold all purity above ;
• below the dregs and lees of all. ALL that God made was good, The higher I go, the more per- and the Maker of them much fection ; each element superior more good; they good in their to other, not more in place than kinds, he good in himself. It dignity ; that by stairs of ascend- would not content him to know ing perfection, our thoughts God and his creatures, his curimight climb unto the top of all osity affected to know that which glory, and might know thine im. God never made, evil of sin, and perial heaven, no less glorious evil of death, which indeed him. above the visible, than those above self made, by desiring to know the earth. Oh! how miserable them; now we know evil well is the place of our pilgrimage, in enough, and smart with knowing respect of our home.
it. How dear hath this lesson Behold in this high and stately cost us, that in some cases it is building of thine, I see three better to be ignorant! and yet stages; this lowest heaven for do the sons of Eve inherit this fowls, for vapours, for meteors ; saucy appetite of their grandthe second, for the stars ; the mother ; how many thousand third, for thine angels and saints. souls miscarry with the preThe first is thine outward court, sumptuous affectation of forbid. open for all; the second is the den knowledge! body of thy covered temple, O God, thou hast revealed wherein are those candles of more than we can know, enough heaven perpetually burning; the to make us happy; teach me a third is thine holy of holies. In sober knowledge, and a content. the first is tumult and vanity; ed ignorance. in the second, immutability and Paradise was made for man, l'est; in the third, glory and yet there I see the serpent ; blessedness. The first we feel, what marvel is it, if my corrup. the second we see, the third we tion find the serpent in my closbelieve. In these two lower is et, in my table, in my bed, when no felicity ; for neither fowls nor our holy parents found him in stars are happy. It is the third the midst of Paradise. No soon. heaven alone, where thou, Obles- er he is entered, but he tempte sed Trinity ! enjoyest thyself, eth ; he can no more be idle, and thy glorified spirits enjoy than harmless. I do not see thee. It is the manifestation of him at any other tree; he knew
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