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condition is correct. I think that four normal schools can do, and are doing, more than one alone could do, as he advocated.
Gentlemen of the Northeast, North, and North west, we thank you for your sympathy, and we are not forgetful of your early aid in the South on behalf of education; but we have a brainy people here - a people filled with a desire to educate — and we shall persevere until we build up a system suited to our conditions.
DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE.
HIGH-SCHOOL BUILDING, NASHVILLE, TENN., July 17, 1889. The Department of Superintendence assembled at 3 o'clock P. M.; VicePresident C. C. Davidson in the chair. The chairman stated that President Campbell was detained at home on account of the illness of his brother.
The following resolution, by H. S. Tarbell, was adopted :
Resolved, That the annual meeting of this Department be held in Washington, D. C., or such other place as the Executive Committee select, and that the officers elected at this time hold office antil the close of the winter meeting.
On motion of Aaron Gove, the Executive Committee was requested to hold the next meeting in New York City.
On motion of J. M. Greenwood, the Department proceeded to the election of officers.
Mr. Clark moved that the election be by ballot. Carried.
Messrs. Greenwood and Gove were appointed tellers. The result of the ballot was: A. S. Draper, 16; J. A. B. Lovett, 14; scattering, 8.
On motion of Mr. Tarbell, the following officers were elected:
Mr. Draper thanked the members, and expressed his disapproval of having so many papers and so little spontaneous discussion, and said if the members approved he would have a programme arranged which would secure this free discussion.
Messrs. White, Hancock and Greenwood expressed approval of Mr. Draper's plan.
Mr. Brown, of Nashville, extended a welcome to the members.
Mr. Greenwood, of Kansas City, spoke briefly of a former visit he had made to the public schools of Nashville, and of his surprise and delight at finding such well-organized schools. He commended the system.
Mr. McElroy spoke words of praise concerning the warm reception received at the hands of the people of Nashville. The Department then adjourned.
W. R. THIGPEN, Secretary. (613)
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