The Columbian College, Commencement

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COMMENCEMENT OF The Columbian College IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21,
1825.

ORDER OF EXERCISES.
MUSIC.
PRAYER.

ORATIONS OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITION.

  1. A Salutatory Address in Latin, and an English Oration on the Causes of the Paucity of Splendid
    Productions of American Genius, in Poetry, Sculpture, and Painting, By Thomas D. Eliot, D. C.
  2. Pernicious Effects of Imitation on our Literature, By John Armstrong, Penn.
    MUSIC.
  3. Eulogy on Alexander Hamilton, By John Brewer, Md.
  4. The Feudal System contrasted with the Constitution of the United States, By Wm. A. Smallwood, D.
    C.
    MUSIC.
  5. The Instability of Civil Institutions, By James Jones, D. C.
  6. Influence of Metaphysical Speculation on Force of Character, By Robert W. Cushman, Mass.
    MUSIC.
  7. The Elevation which Mind appears destined to reach: An Oration, with Valedictory Addresses, By
    Baron Stow, N. H.

CONFERRING OF DEGREES.
MUSIC.

Baccalaureate Address by the President of the College.
BENEDICTION.

CANDIDATES FOR THE FIRST DEGREE IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES.

John Armstrong, Penn.
Joseph Borrows, D. C.
Thomas J. Brackenridge, D. C.
John Brewer, Md.
John A. Bulfinch, D. C.
William Collins, Va.
Robert W. Cushman, Mass.
Thomas D. Eliot, D. C.
James Jones, D. C.
John A. Jones, D. C.
William A. Smallwood, D. C.
Baron Stow, N. H.
Ambrose L. White, D. C

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Columbian College. 1825. Commencement of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1825. Pamphlet. https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.19201700/

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