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Robert B. Browne, M. D., surgeon U. S. A...

*George W. Calwell. U. S M. A., attorney and editor.

Rev. David W. Eakins, A. M. College of New Jersey, 1844.

Jeanesville.

Missionary to Creek Indians, chaplain at Fort Belknap.. Ft. Union, New Mexico. *James Fox, attorney. Died in Harrisburg, 1856.

John Hunter, Jr....

*Rev. William Hunter. Miami University. Died Oct. 6, 1870.
Jacob Knabb, editor "Berks and Schuylkill Journal ".
*Henry C. Longnecker, A. M. U. S. Military Academy, 1851;
captain U. S. army in Mexican war; late colonel of 9th
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; district attorney,
member of Congress, lawyer at Allentown, Pa., until de-
cease, September 16, 1871.

Rev. Joseph McMurray. University of Pennsylvania.....
Leonard Pratt. M. D.....

*Emmett Quinn. Atty. in Patent Office.

in Washington, D. C.

*Summer of 1872,

Samuel Sandt, M. D., surgeon 85th Penna. Infantry....

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*Charles S. Morrison. Died in Montgomery county, 184-. Giles Bleasdale Overton, attorney, captain Pennsylvania Volunteers, delegate to Republican Convention in 1860 at Chicago, real estate agent in Maryland to 1867, then land commissioner in Colorado, now land commissioner in Salt Lake City....

*John Overton. Died in California about 1850-5.

*Charles Phillippe. Resided in the West. Died in Philadelphia in 1858.

*Andrew Porter. Died at Cape May, N. J., 1856.

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Reading.

Gloucester, N. J.
Wheaton, Ill.

Easton. New Berlin.

Easton.

Brooklyn, N. Y.

Phillipsburg, N. J.

Easton. Landisburg.

Easton. Delaware co.

Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lehigh co.
Dale.
Easton.

South Easton.

Asbury, N. J. (?)
Slatington.

*Thomas McKeen Wilson. Lost in the "Independence," en route to California, in 185-.

William Zoxthemer...

1840.

Northumberland co.

*Edwin Sitgreaves, attorney. Died in Phillipsburg, N. J.,

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THE

LAFAYETTE MONTHLY.

Editors for July.-W. C. ANDERSON, S. G. BARNES, J. G. DIEFENDERFER,

VOL. III.

JULY, 1873.

NUMBER II.

THE THIRTY-EIGHTH COMMENCEMENT OF LAFAYETTE COLLEGE.

The graduation of a large class of young men, their final withdrawal from the halls where some information and more education have been gained, their entrance into the duties and privileges of active life, afford a fine field for the display of eloquence and profundity. With a self-denial which we hope our readers will appreciate, we resolutely turn our back upon all fine writing, and shall confine ourselves to an unvarnished statement of the progress of the Commencement exercises.

To begin our simple tale, for even Commencement has a beginning, our first reference shall be to the

BACCALAUREATE SERMON.

As the class of '73 entered the chapel on Sunday morning, the 29th of June, they found all the seats but their own well filled by the students and their friends, while in the pulpit above them were the well known forms of Dr. Cattell and Dr. Coleman.

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"Jesus, lover of my soul,

Let me to thy bosom fly,

While the nearer waters roll,

While the tempest still is high."

After singing of the hymn, President Cattell delivered the Baccalaureate sermon. The text was in Acts, xxvii: 23, 24. He commenced by a reference to an incident in the life of Julius Cæsar, mentioned by Plutarch. A fearful storm burst upon the small vessel in which Cæsar had sailed from Apollonia, and when the terrified sailors would have turned back, he bid them dismiss their fears and go forward, "for," said he, "you carry Cæsar and his fortunes!" This was often quoted as a sublime exhibition of faith in personal destiny. Cæsar believed the gods had decreed his future greatness, and therefore felt safe even when the hardy sons of the sea quailed in fear. This incident was then compared with that of which the text formed a part, when in this same tempestuous sea of Adira a more sublime exhibition of faith in a divine Providence was exhibited by the Apostle Paul; and the doctor then proceeded to discuss the general doctrine of Providence, with special relation to God's care of his people and the fact that in the benefits of this care others than Christians often shared. The voice of the angel not only assured Paul of his own safety in that night of peril, but added, "Lo! God hath given thee all them that sail with thee." The aim of the discourse led the speaker also into a discussion of the supernatural as opposed to the views of the materialists, to whom Providence was an impossibility and prayer an absurdity.

At the close of the sermon, of which we have attempted to give only a brief review, Dr. Cattell, turning to the members of the graduating class, who arose to their feet as he addressed them, said that while the subject which had been under discussion was one suited to any Sabbath day and to any worshipping assembly, it seemed to him eminently suited to that day and that audience. "I have been addressing," said he, "the students of a college founded in prayer, and one in whose history its friends have gratefully recognized many indications of a divine Providence. In its curriculum of studies, the Bible holds an honored place, not interpreted or taught as understood by speculative or rationalistic theologians, but as understood by Evangelical Christians-the old Bible faith that our fathers loved and that was embalmed in their confessions and creeds. We

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