1829 · [Concord
The anonymous writer, a loyal Son of Dartmouth, wonders why he and fellow graduates have "so often" been called upon "to render it assistance by voluntary contributions." Although Vermont has provided much assistance to the College, documented here in detail, the New Hampshire legislature has been extraordinarily stingy "to her own and only college." The author suggests that resentment of the decision in the Dartmouth College Case, which freed the College from domination by the New Hampshire legislature, is the source of such parsimony.
The pamphlet consists of a series of Letters in this vein, originally published in the N.H. Statesman & Concord Register, and now published separately "to give them yet more publicity and a more permanent form." American Imprints records this item with an1828 imprint; that is probably a mistake, since the last letter printed in this pamphlet is dated 1829.
AI 32895 . (Inventory #: 26154)