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This is the program for the examination and graduation exercises of the first class to graduate. The exams, held on February 11th and 12th, 1856, were oral and open to the public. The program also includes the text of hymns written by selected students; "When Winter's royal robes of white" was written by Charlotte Forten.
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Salem Normal School, "Order of Exercises at the Third Semi-Annual Examination of the State Normal School, at Salem." (1856). Examination and Graduation Programs. 3.