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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Mineralogy, in addition to its peculiar subjects is here understood to embrace what is real in Geology

      It is interesting how they talk about the realness of geology. The people of the time believe there are fake concepts in geology, and studying mineralogy is the real parts of it. This old study probably changed to the environmental science major.

    2. to exercise with order & justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciaries of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence with candor & judgment.

      This is a sense of self- government in which a student is to exercise. A person can trust the person whom he delegates power to. In this way, any leader or student organizations, a student delegates to. It is interesting as Jefferson always wanted this and he created this in the Rockfish Gap Report.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Also the whole of his Slaves amounting to 57 in number.

      The custom of the time allowed slaves to be treated as property. It is interesting how slaves are included in this account of purchased property. How could the writers of the document believe in an education that would "leave us free to do whatever does not violate the equal rights of another"?

    2. To improve by reading, his morals and faculties.

      The leaders who wrote this document wanted a student to improve his mental abilities, ethical ideas, and reading. The morals that a student should learn though are not specified. These morals probably did not include racial equality with the slaves at the time. This improvement of morals could have caused students to disregard the problem of slavery when talking about morals.