History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

His own scholarship was thorough; he graduated with honor in college, receiving the Philosophical oration. In teaching he made his scholars thorough. He fitted his sons for college and saw them graduate with honor. Many of his early pupils remember him after the lapse of fifty years with gratitude and affection. He was married July 21, 1834, to Anna Clarissa Treat, only daughter of Selah Treat, Esq., of Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Morley died, lamented by all who knew her, May 9, 1881. Mr. Morley died peacefully at Pittsfield, Mass., October 1, 1889. One of his last utterances was characteristic: 'I know in whom I have believed.' Of their four children, Edward W. Morley is professor in Adelbert College, Cleveland, Ohio; Rev. John H. Morley is superintendent of the American Home Missionary Society for Minnesota, office at Minneapolis, Minn.; Elizabeth A. Morley, of Pittsfield, Mass.; Frank G. Morley, who died in 1875, being at the time of his death principal of the High School in Bristol, R. I."
        One of the scholars residing in Michigan, writes: "One instance of Mr. Morley's discipline is very distinctly in my mind. On the north side of the school room the wall between the windows was painted black, and used as a blackboard. During one noon intermission a boy, G_______ T_______ had drawn the grotesque figure of a man, and, forgetting to erase it, it was the object of general attention. When the teacher came in a careful process of questioning on his part left no doubt of the picture maker. This with previous pranks of mischief seemed to justify heroic treatment. With his coat buttoned around him, the boy was ordered to come forward, with his hands held in-front, out of the range of the three twisted switches, when the teacher struck three blows that brought the withes around his body with a loud crack that brought me to my feet. Not a word was uttered, for the blows stopped at this point, and the boy submissively took his seat."
        One of the boys residing in this city remembers this incident: "One summer morning before the teacher arrived

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