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IV. HISTORIC SUMMARY OF THE SUPPORT HITHERTO ACCORDED THE UNIVER-

SITY PROPOSITION.

By members of the constitutional conveution.

By Washington and other Presidents of the United States.

By Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

By the National Educational Association and its committees.

By patriotic and philanthropic organizations.

By public journals and a multitude of eminent citizens.

Why so much effort without more of visible result.

V. REASONS FOR A RENEWAL OF EFFORT AT THE PRESENT TIME.

The need not only remains, but increases with the growth of the na-

tion.

Appreciation of the need fast becoming a positive demand.

No other great educational measure now in the way.

Obligation of the Government increased by failure of the general edu-

cation bill.

Present equal division of powers and responsibilities in Congress.

Present condition of the country favorable.

The present earnest efforts of two powerful churches for a true univer-

sity but a reënforcement of the argument for a National University.
Men of vast fortunes and honorable ambitions, whose princely gifts

should be added to the Government endowment, however great, now

in the spirit of contributing to education.
The coming great anniversaries now offer a challenge the Nation can

not honorably decline.
The greater demands and possible glories of the dawning century in

themselves an appeal that should be irresistible.

VI. THE DEMAND OF THE PRESENT .

That the Government of the United States establish and so endow a

national university that, with the means and forces already avail-

able, it may early become the leading university of the world.

VII. THE CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS.

Such attention to the subject on the part of our statesmen in Con-

gress as its high importance demands.

Such support from without as the enlightened sentiment of the coun-

try should gladly accord to a measure whose success is so clearly

a condition of the highest dignity and welfare of the Republic.

VIII. CONCLUSION...

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INDEX TO HISTORICAL SUMMARY.

[The brackets indicate committal to institutions, national in scope, but not to a National University
established by the Government at Washington.]

Page.
Adams, President C. K., Cornell University, address, 1888..

85
Adams, Dr. Herbert C., Johns Hopkins University, address, 1889

92
Adams, John, President of the United States:
In Constitutional Convention

41
Inaugural address, 1797

41
Adams, John Quincy, President of the United States, message, 1825.

53
Agassiz, Prof. Louis, Harvard College...

55, 68, 112
[Alabamian, an, 1857).

62
[Albany, University of]

54-58
Allison, Senator W. B.

68
American Journal of Education, indorsement by, 1875..

82
[American University, the]

106-109
Atherton, Hon. Charles H., resolution offered by, 1816

52
Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1855

58, 112
Baird, Spencer F.

68
Baker, S. S

64
Barlow, John, Minister to France:
Letters to President Jefferson..

44
Prospectus, etc., 1806

44
Bill of, 1806..

44
[Bashford, Rev. Dr., President O. W. University, address, 1892]

108
Bills to establish National University:
Of Minister Barlow, offered by Mr. Logan, 1806

44
Of House committee, 1816..

51
Of O. W. Wight, introduced by Senator Howe, 1892.

68
Of University Committee of National Educational Association, 1872.
Of Senator Edmunds, 1890 ..

102
Introduced by Mr. O'Neil, 1890

104
Blackmar, Prof. F. W., University of Kansas, report, 1890

101
Blodget, Samuel:
First suggestion of university by, 1775

27
Memorials of, 1803, 1805..

42. 43
Contribution by, 1806..

44
Advocacy of, 1810.

45
Boardman, Rev. Dr. George D., leaflet, 1889

98
[Bronson, Hon. Greene C.]..

55
[Brooks, Rev. Charles, 1855]

59
Caldwell, Dr. Charles B., Transylvania University, 1828

53
Carpenter, Senator Matthew Hale.

68
[Catholic University of America]

98-100
5

67, 68
6

INDEX TO HISTORICAL SUMMARY.

52, 54

Page.
Chase, William H

64
Columbian Institute and College, appropriations for, 1823, 1832
Committees :
Of House of Representatives, reports by, 1810, 1816, 1873...

.48, 49, 68
Of National Educational Association, reports by, 1870, 1871

65, 66
Select, of U. S. Senate, creation of, 1890.

102
Continuances of, 1890–91..

105
Of Pan-Republic Congress, 1891.

110
Congress, memorials to:
Of District Commissioners, 1796.

39
Of Samuel Blodget, 1803, 1805..

42, 43
Appropriations by, to Columbian College and Institute, 1823, 1832.

54
Connelly, Thomas C....

64
Constitutional Convention, discussions in.

27
Cox, Dr. C. C .....

64
Cranch, Judge William.

52
Cullom, Senator Shelby B., 1890

105
Custis, George Washington..

46
Cutbush, Edward

52
[Dana, Prof. James]

55
Davidson, James.

46
[Dean, Amos] ...

55
District Commissioners, memorial of, to Congress, 1796

39
Eaton, Gen. John, address, Cleveland, 1870...

66
Edmunds, Senator George F.:
Introduction of bill by, 1890

102
Motion by, to continue select committee, with remarks, 1891.

105
Educational Association, National:
Resolution by, with appointment of committees of, 1869, 1874.

64, 81
Adoption of committee's reports by, 1870, 1871....

65, 66
Creation of permanent National University Committee by, 1871.

67
Discussions before, 1873–74

70, 75
Resolution of, reaffirming original proposition, 1874.

81
Educators, eminent, inention of..

111
[Edwards, Isaac] ......

56
[Everett, Hon. Edward]..

58
[Fidelis, Rev. Father, address, 1889]

100
[Fowler, Bishop Charles H., address, 1892)..

107
Franklin, Benjamin, in Constitutional Convention..

28
Fuston, James M..

64
Gallatin, Albert, letter to Jefferson, 1806.

47
Garland, Senator James H

68
[Gilmour, Rt. Rev. R., Catholic Bishop of Cleveland, 1889]

99
Goode, Dr. G. Brown, Smithsonian Institution:
Efforts of...

102
Paper by, Philadelphia, 1891.

109
[Goodly, Dr.]......

56
Gould, Prof. Benjamin Apthorp, oration, 1856..

60
Grant, Ulysses S., President of the United States, message, 1873..

73
Guyot, Prof. Arnold Henry.

55
Hall, Prof. James..

.55, 56, 112
Hancock, Dr. John, speech Detroit, 1874

76
[Harris, Judge Ira].......

55
Harris, Dr. W. T., U. S. Commissioner of Education, address, Detroit, 1874.. 76
[Hastings, H. J.]

56
Haupert, Albert, in Ohio Educational Monthly, 1889.

91

Page.
H., G. G., in Science, 1886..

85
Hayes, Rutherford B., President of the United States, messages, 1877, '78.... 82, 83
Hays, President George P., Washington and Jefferson College, speech, Detroit,
1874.

71
Henry, Dr. Joseph, Smithsonian Institution

-56, 68, 112
Hill, Hon. Mark L., introduction of resolution by, 1819.

52
Hinsdale, Prof. B. A., historical account, 1890..

103
Holley, President Horace, Transylvania University

53
[Hough, Prof. George W.]. ..

58
House of Representatives:
Address of, in response to President's message, 1790..

31
Reports by committees of, 1810, 1816, 1873..

48, 50, 68
Howe, Senator Timothy 0.:
Aid in preparation of bill

68, 73
Introduction of bill by, 1872.

68
Hoyt, John W.:
Government report of, 1867

63
Addresses, Trenton, Detroit, Washington, 1869, 1874, 1891

63, 80, 111
Publication of volume on University Education, 1870.

64
Draft of reports of National Committee, 1870, 1871.

65, 66
Draft of bill presented in 1872..

67, 68
Conferences at various places during 1875, 1876, 1884, 1885..

82
Offer of resolutions by, Pan-Republic Congress, 1891.

110
Leaflet, with correspondence, 1891

111
Human Freedom League, resolution by, 1891

109
[Hurst, Bishop John F., Chancellor American University]

106
Ingalls, Senator John J

68
Jackson, Andrew, President of the United States, approval of bill by, 1832... 54
Jefferson, Thomas, President of the United States :
Letters to Washington and Gallatin, 1795, 1808

33, 47
Message, 1806..

47
Johnson, Hon. Samuel, in Constitutional Convention

28
Journal of Education, indorsement by, 1881..

83
Kennedy, Rev. Dr

56
Lamar, Secretary L. Q. C., report, 1885.

83
Law, Thomas

52
Logan, Hon. Mr., introduction of bill by, 1806

44
MacArthur, Judge Arthur, chancellor of National University

64
Madison, James, President of the United States:
In Constitutional Convention

27
As indorser of memorial, 1796..

40
As chairman of committee of House of Representatives, 1796..

41
Messages, 1810, 1815, 1816 .
Mason, Dr. Otis T., letter and lecture, 1889, '90..

93
Mayo, Rev. Dr. A. D.

84
[McCabe, Rev. Dr. Charles, address, 1892.]...

108
McCosh, President James, Princeton College, Detroit, 1869.

71
McWilliams, Dr. Alexander..

52
Meigs, Dr. Josiah

52
Memorials to Congress :
Of District Commissioners, 1796..

39
Of Samuel Blodget, 1803, 1805
Mitchell, Prof. O. M

.55, 56, 58, 112
Mitchell, Hon. Samuel, as chairman of committee, 1810.

48
Monroe, James, President of the United States, letter of, 1820.

52

48, 49

42, 43

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INDEX TO HISTORICAL SUMMARY.

55

68

27

Page.
[Moore, Rev. Dr. David H., address, 1892).

108
Morris, Gouverneur, in Constitutional Convention

28
Mowry, Superintendent William A., address, Nashville, 1889.

97
Museum, American, indorsement by, 1789..

30
Nation, The, indorsement by, 1889..

101
National Univ sity Association, steps toward formation of.

112
National University Committee of educational association:
Reports of, 1870, 1871

65, 66
Preparatiou of bill by, 1872.

67
[Newman, Bishop John P., address, 1892]

106
New York Times, approval by, 1890.

102
Norton, Prof. John F.
[Olcott, Thomas W.]....

55
O'Neill, Hon. Mr., introduction of bill by, 1890

104
Pan-Republic Congress, resolutions by and committee of, 1891

110
[Parker, Amasa J.]

55
Patterson, Senator J. W.

68
[Payne, Rev. Dr., address, 1892]

107
Peirce, Prof. Benjamin...

-55, 59, 112
Perce, Hon. Legrand W., report as chairman, 1873..
[Phelps, William F.]...

56
Pickering, Hon. Charles C., in Constitutional Convention..
Potter, Bishop Alonzo..

56
Press, support by, during Revolutionary times..

29, 30
[Raymond, Henry J.] ....

55
Read, President Daniel, University of Missouri

72
Reports:
To House of Representatives, 1810, 1816, 1873

.48, 49, 68
To National Educational Association, 1870, 1871
Resolutions :
Of the legislature of Virginia, 1795

36
To amend the Constitution, offer of, 1816 ...
Of the House and Senate, appointing committees of inquiry, 1819, 1825... 52, 53
Of the National Educational Association, 1869, 1874.
Of the Pan-Republic Congress, 1891..

110
Richard, A. C

64
Richards, Prof. Zalmon.

64,71
Rickoff, Superintendent Andrew J., offer of resolution by, 1869.

64
Robbins, Senator, offer of resolution by, 1825..

53
Roberts, John L

64
[Ruggles, Samuel B.].

57
Rush, Dr. Benjamin, argument and appeals, 1787, 1788.

28
Rutledge, James, in constitutional convention..

28
Sawyer, Senator Frederick A.....

68
Scholars and scientists, mention of...

112
Scott, Hon. Gustavus, commissioner, memorial to Congress, 1796.

39
Senate of the United States :
Concurring response to President's message, 1790.

31
Approval of university proposition by, 1796..

39
References to select committee of, 1825, 1890.

.53, 102
Creation of select committee by, 1890..

103
Continuances of select committee of, 1890, '91

105
Sewall, Dr. Thomas..
Statesmen, eminent, mention of.

112
Sumner, Senator Charles..

68

65, 66

50

64,81

52

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