Vault Early Papers of the University Box 1 Document 19

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Beersheba Springs Grundy County Tenn: August 13.1859

Upon notification the following persons, members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees ofthe University ofthe South. Rt. Rev Jas: H. Otey, Chairman, Rt. Rev L. Polk, Rt Rev Stephen Elliot, Rev David Pise, Jno M. Bass Esqr., Geo R. Fairbanks Esqr., and together [were?] organized by the elect appoint= =ment of ^Rev David Pise, D[.D.?] Secr.

On motion of Bp: Polk, it was Resolved, That [&c?] [it?] (Ob[servatory Instruments &c?])

On motion of Bp: Elliot, it was Resolved, That [&c?] B. (Bp: Otey's Polks corresp[ond?] for Gardener.)

On motion of Geo. R Fairbanks, it was Resolved, [&c?] C. (Public Documents.)

On motion of Bp: Elliot, it was Resolved, That [&c?] D. (C[orrespondence?] with Dr. [Jelf?].[A??])

On motion of Bp: Polk. ^Resolved (E.) ^Horse, & Forester.

On motion of Bp. Polk. Resolved [&c?] F. additional cabins.

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Proceedings of the Executive Com: of Univ. of South Beersheb. Aug 13th/59.

David Pise Sec'y

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Resolved, That the Chacellor of the University be requested to open a correspondence with [Lieut?] Maury of the National Observatory with of the view of obtaining for the [use?] of the University, a ^complete Set of the instruments for Meteorological Observation /in his hands for/ [distribition?] ^by the Smithsonian Institute [&c?] to be placed in the [? for?] hands of the Engineers of the University with for the purpose of Cond[ucting?] determining Scientific data.

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Resolved, That the Chancellor of the Univer sity be requested to take such steps as may be requisite to procure all the publications of the G[ov?] made under the authority of the General Government for the use of the University

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Resolved that Bp Polk & M Bass be authorized to go to Winchester & [sett?] make arrangements to settle the titles [of?] ^to all the lands granted to the University by the Sewanee Mining Com. & [other matters?]: & also to make any arrangement [they may think important?] for the [increase of the terri-?] to the interest ^tory of the University, which they may deem nescessary.

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Resolved, That the Rt Revd Bishop Polk be authorized during his [Visit?] [at?] the [North?] to open a correspondence with C[??p??d?] for the purposes of ob[taining?] a Landscape Gard[ener?], for the use of the University.

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