Excerpt from The Christian College: An Address Delivered at Wellesley College, by Rev. Noah Porter, D.D., LL. D., May 27th, 1880, at the Laying of the Corner-Stone of Stone Hall
Whereas my late husband, Daniel Perkins Stone, of Malden, was pleased to express his affection and confidence in me by committing to my disposal the large fortune he had accumulated, it is my desire, as a servant of'the Lord Jesus Christ, to devote a portion of this inheritance to the higher and distinctively Christian education of my own sex. I have therefore selected Wellesley College as a most worthy recipient, and set apart the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars for erecting and furnish ing an additional building for the use of this institution. I desire that, in honor of my deceased husband, it shall bear the name of Stone Hall. What its special use at any particular time shall be the Trustees of the College may determine, as the needs of' the institution shall seem to require 3 but whatever it may be, I wish the building to be always regarded and used as one that has been sacredly consecrated to the promotion of.
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