August 18th, 1866

February 26, 2008

A movement was started at the Convention to raise one hundred thousand dollars for Hobart College, and two thousand five hundred dollars was subscribed on the spot. I had stated that a hundred thousand dollars would put the College in a strong position, and General Martindale said he was struck by that statement. I stated that we had endowments to the amount of one hundred and fifty thousand, and buildings worth fifty thousand more – – two hundred thousand dollars in all, and no debts; and a hundred thousand dollars would put the College in a strong position.

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