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Historical Papers (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R276
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Historical Papers (Volume 2) (Paperback): Washington and Lee University
Historical Papers (Volume 2) (Paperback): Washington and Lee University

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Washington and Lee University

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... From the date of the incorporation of the Academy to 1796, the most important incident in the history of the College was the gift of one hundred shares of the James River Company bestowed by Washington on the institution, which occurred in the latter year, and soon after the name of Liberty Hall was changed to that of Washington Academy. The letter addressed to Washington, which presented the claims of the Academy to this generous endowment, and which doubtless influenced the mind of the Father of his Country in bestowing it upon the institution, was drawn by Graham, and is a masterly production. On the 25th of September of the same year, Graham in a letter to the Trustees resigned the office of Rector, which he had held for twenty-two years. Such is a brief outline of the Academy from its foundation in 1749 to 1790, a period of forty-seven years; and if it had then ceased to exist--if the plough had passed over its foundations--if its charter had been given to the winds--it had accomplished an amount of good, which it would be difficult to overestimate. It directed the attention of a rising community, under circumstances the most unpropitious, to a large and liberal moral and intellectual culture. It sent forth hundreds of educated men who taught schools, who filled professorships, who brought the aid of science to the cause of the Revolution, who diffused in the domestic circle the blessings of learning and religion, who filled pulpits, who shone at the bar, in the halls of legislation, and at foreign courts, and whose influence on the mind and heart of man is felt at this moment, and will be felt in time to come. William Graham. The facts of the life of this great man are few. He sprang from a family which for a thousand years had been conspicuous in the anna...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Washington and Lee University
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15732-1
Barcode: 9781154157321
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-15732-6

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