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1857 Examining Committee Report

The Examining Committee's report
To Hon. E. E. Higbee Supt. of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

The undersigned inspectors appointed by you with the consent of the Governor, in pursuance of the requirements of the Seventh Section, of the "Act to provide for the due training of teachers for the common schools of the State," approved the 20th day of May, 1857, together with the superintendents of the counties of Clarion and McKean, ex-officio-members of the Committee, whose names are last subscribed, do report-

That on due notice received from the Department of Public Instruction, they did personally and at the same time, to-wit: on February the 15th, 1887, visit and carefully inspect the proposed Normal School, located at Clarion, Clarion County, Pa., and after a thorough examination thereof, of its general arrangement and facilities for instruction, we do approved the same, and find that they fully come up to the provisions of the "Act to provide for the due training of teachers for the Common Schools of the State," approved the 20th day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven and its supplements.

We therefore certify the same to the Department of Public Instruction, with our opinion that the proposed Normal School at Clarion has fully complied with the provisions of the said Act, and its supplements as far as can be done before going into operation under the same, and we unanimously recommend that it shall forthwith be recognized as a State Normal School for the Thirteenth Normal School District of Pennsylvania, composed of the counties of Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, and Warren.
    J. H. Osmer
    John M. Greer,
    Grier C. Orr,
    H. S. Jones,
    M. O. Campbell, Supt., McKean Co.
    C. F. McNutt, Supt., Clarion Co., Pa.