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" I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony... "
The Christian Spectator - Page 93
1827
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Four Years at Yale, Volume 1

Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg - 1871 - 713 pages
...and presented them to the association, using words to this effect as he laid them on the table : " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." This act of depositing the books has ever since been considered the beginning of the college. The entire...
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History of the United States: Prepared Especially for Schools on a New and ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1874 - 479 pages
...thought it better to be a living governor of New York than a dead colonel of the Connecticut militia. 21. "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony.1' Such were the words of ten ministers who, in the year 1 700, assembled at the village of...
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Annual Report of the American College and Education Society, Issues 1-6

American College and Education Society - 1875
...of Branford, Connecticut, with books in their hands, which they, one by one, laid down upon a table, saying, " I give these books for the founding of a College in Connecticut!' So the infant institution was started on its way. The State at various times, and in...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1876
...fathers, who, in 1700, assembled at Branford, and each one, laying a few volumes on a table, said : ' I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony.' " But the political education of the people is due to the happy organization of towns, which here,...
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History of the United States: Prepared Especially for Schools : on a New and ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1876 - 390 pages
...Fletcher, thinking it better to be a living governor than a dead colonel, returned to New York. 20. "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Such were the words of ten ministers who, in 1700, assembled at Branford, near New Haven. Each of them,...
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A Grammar School History of the United States: To which are Added the ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1876 - 296 pages
...In 1700. ten Connecticut clergymen cnme together, nnd each one laying some bonks on n table, paid, " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." It was afterward called Yale College, in honor of Elihu Yale, of England, who gave it a large sum of...
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Essays: Historical, Literary, Educational

William Chauncey Fowler - 1876
...Kussell, in the year 1700; each of them in turn deposited on a table a bundle of books and said: " 1 give these books for the founding of a College in this Colony." President Abraham Pierson was elected November llth, 1701. In that microcosm, a college, there are...
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Centennial Papers

Congregational Churches in Connecticut. General Conference - 1877 - 214 pages
...Branford. " Each member brought a number of books, and presenting them to the body, said these words : ' I give these books for the founding of a college in this Colony' " Then the trustees took possession of them and confided them to the care of the Reverend Mr. Russell,...
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A Popular History of the United States of America: From the Aboriginal Times ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1877 - 648 pages
...it better to be a living governor of New York than a dead colonel of the Connecticut militia. "* " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Such were the words often ministers who, in the year 1700, assembled at the village of Brauford, a...
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A Popular History of the United States of America: From the Aboriginal Times ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1877 - 688 pages
...thought it better to be a living governor of New York than a dead colonel of the Connecticut militia. " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Such were the words of ten ministers who, in the year 1 700, assembled at the village of Brauford,...
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