Excerpt from Proceedings of the Corporation and of the Alumni of Brown University: In Reference to the Resignation of President Wayland, and the Induction of President Sears
At a regular meeting of the Executive Board of Brown University, held July 13 th, 1855, President Way land intimated that he should resign his offices of President and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, to take effect at the close of the present collegiate year.
A committee consisting of Messrs. M. B. Ives, Z. Alien and J. Kingsbury was appointed, to whom the subject was referred for consideration.
At a special meeting of the Board, on the 31st of July, this committee reported that President Wayland felt it to be a matter of indispensable necessity to resign his present position.
It was therefore voted, that it is expedient to call a meeting of the Corporation of Brown University to be held on Tuesday the 21st of August, at 10 o'clock A. M.
At a meeting of the Corporation held on the 21st of August, President Wayland read the following letter of resignation.
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