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Journal of the Society of Agriculture and Horticulture of the Maryland Agricultural College, July 1865

Nicholas B. Worthington, a magazine and newspaper editor and professor, was acting president from 1864 to 1867.

He opened the College as a preparatory school for literate boys over 12. The College continued as a prep school until June 1866 and did not open at all the following fall.

Worthington also sold 200 acres of the original 428-acre campus to meet outstanding bills.

  • George Washington Custis Lee, President, 1866

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