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Michigan State Agricultural College

BY PRESIDENT ABBOT

THE EARLIER HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE UP TO ITS REORGANIZATION IN 1861

The ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwestern Territory ordains, "That religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. " Michigan, a State formed out of this ter ritory, has lived faithfully up to the spirit of this famous ordinance. Her liberality to her institutions of learning, and their success, have given her a wide and honorable fame throughout the nation, and to no inconsiderable degree throughout the world. The crowning glory of her educational system is the university. But something approaching her fame has come also to her agricultural college. A" military chieftain of a gulf State, elected president of the agricultural college of that state, has exhibited to our board of agriculture a written order from his own board to visit our agricultural college, and take a graduate, if possible, as a professor in his own, and he took two, one of whom is still doing them excellent appreciated service, and the death of the other was chronicled in their State as of the nature of a State calamity. Maine and Oregon, Texas and Minnesota have or have had her graduates as professors, and thirty of her short roll of graduates have been called to permanent places of trust in the colleges of the land. The college has, at this time, graduates as officers in the agricultural college of New York (Cornell), Indiana, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and Oregon. The experiments and addresses of her officers have been published and approved in France and England.

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