Item description: Article, “W.F. College Suspended,” as published in the 21 May 1862 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder (republished from the Biblical Recorder) on the suspension of classes at Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University).
Item citation: “W.F. College Suspended,”Hillsborough Recorder. 21 May 1862. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 H65. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
W.F. COLLEGE SUSPENDED. — Our readers will regret to learn that the excercises of this institution have been suspended. They were continued until the passage of the conscription bill, though the number of students was considerably reduced. On the passage of the bill, a member of the Faculty wrote to the Secretary of War inquiring whether students would be exempted. He was told that they would not; and, as all but five of those in attendance were subject to military rule, it was thought advisable to suspend.
We regret this, but perhaps it is best. The suspension will be only temporary; and the regular exercises of the institution will be resumed, at the close of the war, under new and more favorable auspices.