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Princeton College - P11LCET0N COLLEGE. Annual Commencement...
P11LCET0N COLLEGE. Annual Commencement Exercises A TIME OP GREAT REJOICING Gen. Giant and Staff I'lcecnt ADDRESS BEFORE TUE GRADUATES Delivered by Secretary of War Belknap A COMPLIMENTARY BANQUET GIVEN Details of the Interesting Proceedings Special Despatch to tlie Inquirer. ',' ; ! , . ! ' ' . , . ,, : ., 1 : , Fkikcrtor, June 27. Old Princeton has on ill cnuiuitiiiccnieot attire. Toe season of yesterday, to-day and tomorrow comprises wiihin iis limits all the exercises of the colleco imd its societies To thrse days, ' clodng.Jas they do, the routine and bard work of a Jong coUen'iate year, profesiort, students and residents look forward as the briL'hlt6t time of the entire college course, the suinminR np of the results of week on week of exertion in the joyful ceremonies of class day, alumui cuecllui: nxd, lar above all, commence-ment. The town is ibrongrd with visitors. For the last two or three days ihey have teen pouring in from all sections of the couutry, especially from the neighboring towns and next from Philadelphia and New York. The beautiful privato residences, surrounded with trees and clinging with Bowers and vines, arc doing a joyful service for the guests, there being scarcely a prominent citi-icn of the town who has cot thrown open his doors to the visitors and made him welcome with I truly PriDcetonian hospitality. The streets are crowded with promcnaderi. The fathers and mothers of the graduates to be have come up In force to sec their sons clothed nritb the blushing honors which the college will jive on the morrow, and sisters and brothers ire not wanting to greet their prides of the household with the love which has kindled by a Ions; absence. It "is impossible to describe the joy which everywhere prevails. - It is something of a manifest yet subdued cltaractcr which fills the i yj with gleams of delight and makes every lace beam with a happiness which has Its most visible demonstration in the greetings exchanged Crura mouth to mouth, the handshakings and the mutual good wishes of friend to friend. Old Princeton has iudeed undergoue a wonderful change under the management of Fresident McCosh. A new and great impetus has been given to every department. Emiuont men have been called in to hold up the bands of the venerable scholar to whom the world's thought owes so much ; the great metaphysician as well as the great divine, who has brought his hearty, genial presence and hk boundless energy Into collegiate life, and has put a new face on the higher cdueatbn of of American

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 28 Jun 1871, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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