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Corresponclence of the Detroit Free Prosa. There is i project on toot to transfer the State Agrioulturul College to (ho Stilte Üniversity at Ann Arbor. The Agiïcultural College has thus fur been aiailiire. lts cuitinual erv has been give, give; nnrl the Stato is justlv gètting t'ied of this continued dram upon its lre:iö!ny lo support tho instiuition. Extrnvaganoe and imbecility to a great meaaury iill npnhe complement of its history thusiar It is tiow proposud - and the project seems a feasible one - to turn over the State buildings of the college íiixJ the f;nm coiuieoted ttkrewith, to the Meform School. The Reform School dtuiiand anntetbing of the kind, or tin fccreasbd outlay buildings lor th;U institution wotffd -eein to be imperalively demanded. Tho present building, and iho present Cystetn that tho conductor of the Reform School do, and are oompelled to nflopl, is little belter than a purgatory lor ihe unfortunate yoijth uominitled to their charge. Gne expenso 11 thus be cut off by tíBansferring thu buildings and ihe farm to the Reform School. The Agr'cultural College now tifke[ and will (isk i'.r all subsequent tiiny, bienniaily, in uppnóiimt hn ot $20, 000 -By lrai:sfening the institution to the Universi'y nearly ail thee expenses are cut (ff. There will bo required but Bi) addi'.ion.-d prufessorship for ihe Agiicultui-al Depiirtment at the Universi:y, and for the eslablishnient of a military rchoo!, tho addilion of a ningle pnifessoi-sliip. Upon the University'esUib'ishing tiiese dei'artments, it is proposed to laraneiec the grant of lunds (240,000 aci-e.) made iiy Oongress for ihe establishment of agrioultural eollegesj to thu University. The scheme teeüis a good one1, ïlictnled alike by motives of economv and a juat appreciation of tho objects to be seciTod by Cot)gresa in m, king the granf. Concentration, ceniralization is Uei-imble of all the means that ure to be afluided tÖB youth of ihe land in securing for thern tho highest and most coiijplete eduüation. This has been the poiioy of thoso e:;lightentd eountriesof Europe, where havo been reared these noble iniiveri-i'.ies, whot-o ancient and classic hallr our AmericLi!) seholars are still obliged to visit and avail ihernsulvi s ot iheir advaritages, before they ure CDiisidered to ):)s.-eris i full and liberal sohol.irship. hhould tho Agrioultnral (Jo,lege be reinovetl to Ann Arbor and become a part of the Universitv, ttie youtli vvho aro denirous of ávkilin'g tlicmselves of tho advantage of obtaining an agrioultural edueation will k!so have the advantago of tho large, well seL-cted and superior library connected with tho EInivemtyi In addi tion they uill havo the advantages of the ab!e and instruclive leetures in the vaiiouti deparlments of tho Univeraitv, also the opporiunity of listening to most of the i,ble and popular lecturers of l'ie country, and numerous and sundrjr ahd divers othcr advantages which can not bo had in thi.s out of-tho-way place, at Lansing. Of course the good people of this delectable town aro a good deal oxerüieed about the matter. They propuse to giro a supper to the honorable legiíhitors Whether their toasting and feasting will havo the effect to werve our incoiruptible legislators trom the plain path of duty, or prevent the ac complishment of a groat public good, remains to bü seen.


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