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Union College College bill sent to John S. Livingston for his son Johnston Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04102 Author/Creator: Union College Place Written: Schenectady, New York Type: Document Date: 1835/04/04 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 24.8 x 19.9 cm

The bill lists the charges for Johnston's education for the session commencing 2 January 1835 and ending 27 March 1835. Charges include tuition, room-rent, use of college library, servants' hire, printing, etc. The document also gives Johnston's scores for attendance, conduct, and performance in the courses Astronomy, Moral Philosophy, and Kames. The remainder of the document states the college's offical course of studies, standard payments, and the rules and regulations.

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