Joseph McKeen, the first president, was installed in 1802; and at the first commencement, in 1806, there were eight graduates. Its spacious dormitories are now well filled. Its departments are, 1, Classical; 2, Medical. Its president is the Hon. J. O. Chamberlain, D.D., LL.D., ex-governor of the State. The number of instructors is 27. The poet Longfellow was professor of modern languages in this college from 1829 to 1835, when hc was called to Harvard. The college is under the auspices of the Congregz»

tional Church.

omen UNIVERSITY (1195).

Union College at Schenectady, N.Y., was incorporated in 1795 by the regents of the University of the State of New York. It received its name from the circumstance that several religious denominations united in its organization; and it was the first college in the country so organized. The Itev. Eliphalet Nott was its president from 1804 to 1866,—-sixty-two years. The principal features of what has since developed into a regular scientific department in other colleges were first introduced here. By the recent union of the schools of law and medicine, and an astronomical observatory, located in the neighboring city of Albany, with this institution, it has been made a. university with five departments: 1, Classical; 2, Scientific; 3, Law; 4, Medicine: 5, Astronomical. Its president is Rev. E. Nott Potter, D.D., LLD. The university has valuable real estate and other endowments, with extensive cabinets and libraries. It is largely supported and patronized by Presbytarians, but is undenomlnational in its religious affairs