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HISTORY OF HILLSDALE COLLEGE

BY HON. JOHN C. PATTERSON, 1883

A committee consisting of Henry E. Whipple, Henry J. King, Calvin Clark, Charles T. Mitchell, Alonzo Cressy, Ransom Dunn, S. Chandler, A. Mallony, E. Clark, and Daniel Dunakin, representing the citizens and the denomination was appointed to nominate thirty-five trustees for the proposed corporation. This committee nominated the following persons for trustees: Henry S. Limbocker, Samuel R. Hawks, Isaac H. McCollum, Edward H. C. Wilson, David H. Lord. Elijah Cook, and Freeborn W. Straight, for the term of one year. George H. Ball, Jonathan Woodman, Alson Felch, John Thomas, Calvin Clark, Frederick Fowler, and Major Barrett, for the term of two years: Albanns K. Moulton. Orrin S. Brown, Esbon Blackmar, David L. Rice, Henry Packer. Daniel Beebe, and Lewis J. Thompson, for the term of three years. Ebenezer Knowlton. Ezekiel Page. Daniel Dunakin. Daniel L. Pratt, Frederick M. Holloway, and James B. Baldy, for' the term of four years; and George T. Day, Edmund B. Fairfield. Henry E. Whipple, Charles Pierce, Ransom Dunn, Laurens B. Potter and Azariah Mallony, for the term of five years. These persons were duly elected the first board of trustees of Hillsdale College. The college was organized on the plan of co-education, and was open to all, "irrespective of nationality, color, or sex. " The following preamble and articles of association were adopted The denomination of Christians known as Free-will Baptists, with other friends of education, grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in this land; and believing that the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings, have determined to found and liberally endow a college at Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, State of Michigan.

EARLY MICHIGAN


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