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The Christian Spectator - Page 93
1827
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The Trinity College Bulletin, Issues 1-4

1900
...the story that they advanced to a table in a house in Branford and laid upon it forty folio volumes, saying " I give these books for the founding of a college in Connecticut," the symbol of the place of the library in the college and the university. The school...
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Epochs of discovery, planting and independence

Marcus Joseph Wright, John Clark Ridpath, James William Buel, James Penny Boyd - 1901
...colonial muskets. Thereupon Fletcher retreated from the contest and Connecticut retained her liberties. " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Such were the words of ten ministers who, in the year 1700, met at the village of Branford, a few miles...
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Libraries, Volume 6

1901
...in September, 1701, and formally established the college by laying books on a table, with the words: I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony. The idea of making a pile of books take the place of the customary pile of bricks was a happy one,...
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Princeton Theological Review, Volume 1

1903
...(clergymen), 17 " who in 1700 assembled at Branford, and each one laying a few volumes on the table, said ' I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony.' " In like manner all the older of the higher institutions of learning in this country were called into being...
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A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest ..., Volume 3

Elroy McKendree Avery - 1907
...had been named as trustees met at Branford, each laying his contribution of books upon the table and saying, " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." In 1701, the general court granted a charter October 9 for a collegiate school and voted an annual grant...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 pages
...it was designed; the person who contributed in 1700 the books which formed its nucleus remarking : " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." The Library Company of Philadelphia was established in I73Iť by Benjamin Franklin and others. In 1868...
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Connecticut as a Colony and as a State: Or, One of the Original ..., Volume 1

Forrest Morgan - 1904
...year at Branford it is said that each of the trustees brought a number of books, and with the words, "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony," presented them to the association. The contribution amounted to forty folio volumes pertaining to theology,...
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Colonel Henry Ludington: A Memoir

Willis Fletcher Johnson - 1907 - 235 pages
...of the Church," each laying upon the table in their meeting-room a number of books, with the words, "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." The next year the college was chartered and was formally opened at Saybrook, and in 171617 it was permanently...
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Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America: A Series of Historical ..., Volume 1

1910
...elevating nature. We are told that at Yale a little group of clergymen put together a few precious books, saying: "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Williams College bears the name of a heroic soldier of the French war, and who has not heard of the...
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The American College, Volume 1

1910
...and presented them, to the Body ; and laying them on the Table, said these Words, or to this effect: 'I give these Books for the Founding of a College in this Colony.' Then the Ministers as a Body took possession of them; and appointed the Rev. Mr. Russel, of Branford,...
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