Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Timothy Alden, 12 January 1824

Meadville, Pennsylvania, 12 Jan. 1824


At a meeting of the Trustees of Alleghany College, held in the borough of Meadville, on the 9th of January, 1824, the following Preamble and Resolution were adopted;

“Cherishing all due respect for those illustrious Citizens of the United States, who have successively filled the highest office in the gift of their country and who are still spared to witness the rising glory of this western world; and, believing it will afford them gratification to learn that a Collegiate Institution, in Western Pennsylvania, which was commenced in 1815, has so experienced the smiles of Divine Providence, during the short period of its existence, as to have obtained, through the magnanimous bequests of the late Hon. James Winthrop, LL.D. and of the Rev. William Bentley, D.D. and the donation of Isaiah Thomas, Esq. LL.D. President of the American Antiquarian Society and of many other generous benefactors, a Library, valuable for the number of volumes it contains, but more so from their intrinsic worth;

“Resolved that a copy of the Catalogue of the Library of Alleghany College, recently published, be forwarded to

 Their Excellencies,

John Adams, late President

Thomas Jefferson, late President

James Madison, late President, and

James Monroe, President of the U.S.A.

True copy from the Records of the College.

Timothy Alden, Sec. Board of Trus. and Pres. Fac. Arts of All. Coll.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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