The Girard College and Its Founder: Containing the Biography of Mr. Girard, the History of the Institution, Its Organization and Plan of Discipline, with the Course of Education, Forms of Admission of Pupils, Description of the Buildings, &c. &c., and the Will of Mr. Girard
C. Sherman, printer, 1854 - 85 páginas
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Página 33 - I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said college : — [n making this restriction, I.
Página 75 - In making this restriction, I do not mean to cast any reflection upon any sect or person whatsoever ; but, as there is such a multitude of sects, and such a diversity of opinion amongst them, I desire to keep the tender minds of the orphans who are to derive advantage from this bequest free from the excitement which clashing doctrines and sectarian controversy are so apt to produce.
Página 66 - Pennsylvania charged as aforesaid) unto the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia their successors and assigns, in trust to and for the several uses intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned and declared of and concerning the same, that is to say...
Página 67 - I direct to be established : and in supplying the said college and out-buildings with decent and suitable furniture, as well as books and all things needful to carry into effect my general design.
Página 73 - ... proper guardian or other competent authority, shall have given by indenture, relinquishment or otherwise, adequate power to the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, or to directors or others by them appointed, to enforce in relation to each orphan every proper restraint, and to prevent relatives or others from interfering with or withdrawing such orphan from the Institution.
Página 72 - ... appurtenances shall have been constructed, and supplied with plain and suitable furniture and books, philosophical and experimental instruments and apparatus, and all other matters needful to carry my general design into execution ; the income, issues and profits of so much...
Página 34 - ... and Secondly, because it limits the instruction to be given to the scholars to pure morality, and general benevolence, and a love of truth, sobriety, and industry, thereby excluding, by implication, all instruction in the Christian religion.
Página 60 - X. I give and bequeath to my said brother, Etienne Girard, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars, and the like sum of Five Thousand Dollars to each of his six children above named: if any of the said children shall die prior to the receipt of his or her legacy of five thousand dollars, the said sum shall be paid, and I give and bequeath the same to any issue of such deceased child, if more than one, share and share alike. XI. I give and bequeath to my said niece, Victoire Fenellon, the sum of Five Thousand...
Página 75 - ... that all the instructors and teachers in the college shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars the purest principles of morality, so that on their entrance into active life, they may from inclination and habit, evince benevolence towards their fellow-creatures and a love of truth, sobriety, and industry, adopting at the same time such religious tenets as their matured reason may enable them to prefer.