Two days after joining the faculty of Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper delivers an exhaustive lecture on chemistry before the students and the Board of Trustees. This lecture is probably among the earliest of its kind published in America.
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his travels in Asia Minor, where he followed the route of the Israelites in their flight from Egypt on to the Holy Land, describing both the historical and the contemporary...
Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards of the end of his eventful days.
Both William Pettit and John Price Durbin argue that slavery is an evil that should be ended, but they also suggest that America cannot handle the emancipation of the freed slaves financially, and that the best solution is colonization.