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A resolution, adopted by the Board of Trustees, June 21st, 1867:
Resolved, That the thanks of this Board be tendered to Col. THOMAS H. BENTON, Jr., for his address this day delivered, on the history of the State University of Iowa, and that he be requested to furnish a copy of the same for the use of the Institution.
The Board having decided at its last annual meeting to print the address, it has been carefully revised, and submitted to the criticism of several gentlemen, who are most familiar with the subject matter, and it is believed to be as nearly authentic as the sources of information, for the period it embraces, will admit. The accompanying map has been prepared from the United States surveys of that date, and is
furnished free of expense to the Board.
- THE AUTHOR. September, 1876.
Resolution adopted by the Board of Regents, June 20th, 1876:
Itesolved, That Messrs. RICHARDSON and CAMPBELL be appointed a committee to have printed the “Address of Col. Thos. H. Benton,” now furnished the Board, in the hands of Prof. Parvin, being a “HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY,” [1840–67, and to include with said publication the “Catalogue of former officers and graduates,” [1855–176, by Prof. Leonard, and now in his hands: Provided, in the judgment of such committee, said publication can be made within the present means of the treasury for payment, and the number of copies and style of printing be in the discretion of said committee.
Said committee are also hereby authorized in their discretion to have reprinted the “old catalogues” (of the University,) [1855–760, now in the hands. Of Prof." Parvin, for the purpose of preserving the connected catalogue history of the University.