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ACTION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES..
MEMORIAL LETTER TO THE SENATE
A great and true university the leading want of American education:
The hindrances having mostly disappeared its realization should now
I. THE OFFICES OF A TRUE UNIVERSITY..
To provide post-graduate instruction in all departments of learning.
To represent at all times the sum of human knowledge.
To lead in the development of new professions.
To lead the world in original research and investigation.
To constitute an impregnable bulwark of truth and freedom.
II. REASONS WHY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD FOUND SUCH A UNI-
The nation only is equal to its proper endowment.
The nation bound to complete its proudly styled American system of
education by supplying the need it lacks.
Only a national university could reasonably hope-
To coördinate and thus directly strengthen and elevate the schools
of the States.
To be wholly free from sectarian bias.
To promote in requisite degree the growth of patriotism in all sections.
To secure to our country due rank and influence among the great
To become an effective means of promoting the growth of free institu-
To meet the demands of learning upon this most powerful and pros-
perous of the nations.
III. REASONS FOR FOUNDING SUCH UNIVERSITY AT WASHINGTON..
Washington the only suitable spot under Federal jurisdiction.
The place designated by the Father of his Country, who began its
The most desirable of places for the residence of advanced students.
The most democratic of cities in its social life.
Most directly in touch with all portions of the country and all quarters
of the globe.
Most in need of the influence of a national university upon the civil
Unparalleled for its aggregation of material facilities.
Has already a great constellation of scientists doing original work.
Could thus be made what it ought to be, the intellectual center of the