Excerpt from An Exposition by the Council of the University of the City of New-York: Respecting the Late Measures of Retrenchment Adopted in That Institution and Which Led to the Dismissal of Some of the Professors in the Faculty of Science andMoreExcerpt from An Exposition by the Council of the University of the City of New-York: Respecting the Late Measures of Retrenchment Adopted in That Institution and Which Led to the Dismissal of Some of the Professors in the Faculty of Science and LettersThere are circumstances in the history of collective bodies of men charged with high and responsible duties, which demand of them an appeal to the public, and a justification of the proceedings which they have deemed themselves bound by honour and duty to adopt.
Especially is this the case when for a long period detraction and malevolence have been at work, to poison the public mind against them and their measures- and when from the silence of the objects of these attacks, their unworthy purposes have been partially accomplished.
The Council of this University hoped that their publication of the 19th of September last would have silenced the clamors of the late Professors and satisfied the public mind. Nothing is more uncongenial to their pursuits and feelings than a controversy through the press. Towards the late Professors, they had individually, and as a body charged with their supervision, always held the most friendly relations. Between them and the Chancellor they had no partialities - each was equally esteemed.
They conceded to them learning and talents adequate to their stations. None could regret more than the members of the Council, the unfortunate collisions which have recently agitated the institution. In view of them they pursued the path which wisdom and duty pointed out.
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