The Proceedings of the Webster Centennial: The Commemoration by Dartmouth College of the Services of Daniel Webster to the College and the State. Held upon the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Graduation of Mr. Webster

The Proceedings of the Webster Centennial: The Commemoration by Dartmouth College of the Services of Daniel Webster to the College and the State. Held upon the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Graduation of Mr. Webster

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The Proceedings of the Webster Centennial: The Commemoration by Dartmouth College of the Services of Daniel Webster to the College and the State. Held upon the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Graduation of Mr. Webster

The Proceedings of the Webster Centennial: The Commemoration by Dartmouth College of the Services of Daniel Webster to the College and the State. Held upon the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Graduation of Mr. Webster

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With the approach of the year 1901 the sentiment found general expression among the alumni and friends of Dartmouth that the College ought to celebrate in some fitting manner the centennial of the graduation of Daniel Webster. At a meeting held on January 19th, 1900, the trustees passed the following vote:

"In view of the fact that the Commencement of 1901 will be the one-hundredth Anniversary of the graduation of Daniel Webster, whose supreme service to the College in recovering and re-establishing its chartered rights calls for grateful recognition on the part of the Sons of Dartmouth:

"Be it voted that the Centennial of Mr. Webster's graduation be observed at Hanover, at such time in the year 1901, and in such manner, as may be appropriate, to be participated in by the faculty, students, alumni and friends of the College."

If Mr. Webster's only service to the College had been that of recovering and re-establishing her chartered rights, recognition would still have been called for, but it is possible that such recognition might have taken a different form from that which was given, and the anniversary have been made strictly an academic occasion. As it was, Mr. Webster's services to the nation added such lustre to the name of Dartmouth, and his . . .

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