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Michigan State

Education

One instance may be usefully recalled. Whilst the university basis was being arranged, its true friends were in favor of an independent foundation, thereby severing it from all entangling alliances. The visionary scheme was suddenly broached, (and it found many advocates) to group all the local colleges together; to christen that group "The State University," and to apportion amongst them the interest of the fund annually. By a bare majority in one branch of the legislature was that scheme defeated and our university saved from ultimate wreck; but, whilst these reminiscences are fraught with interest to the writer, yet he must forbear from their further rehearsal here. Passing, then, to the pioneers, as a class, we would say, that whilst only a percentage of them had enjoyed a liberal education; yet, the mass of their body had passed their youth under the reflected light and genial influence of refinement and culture; they have thus caught and retained the inspiration of intellectual development. They earnestly coveted for their offspring the more elevated and profound attainments in art and science.

University of Michigan


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