Excerpt from Secretary's Report No. 1, 1887
It is my pleasant duty to submit to you this first report, as an outline of our college course. The ground covered is the same as is usually covered in the first report; wherever changes have been made they have been merely in the line of extension. That this report is complete or free from error is, of course, not to be expected. I can only hope that you will treat my omissions and mistakes with the same spirit of courtesy and forbearance that has uniformly met my requests for informa tion, and beg that you will give me an early opportunity to remedy these defects.
It is to be regretted that no more definite information can be given about the temporary members. A number answered promptly and fully the letters sent them, and to those gentlemen I wish to express my sincere thanks on behalf of the class. Many seem to have become absolutely indifferent to their college associates, or, identifying themselves with other classes, fail to conceive of any interest in their welfare on our part.
The list of addresses at the end of the report is as accurate as could be made from the data in my possession. Let me urge upon each one of you the necessity of informing me at once of any change of address that the value of this important part of the reports may not be impaired.
We shall entertain the class of '88 at Commencement next year in some room in the college yard, to be announced later. Notices will be published in the Boston Herald, Post, and Advertiser, and the more important in the New York Times.
The next report, to be issued in 1890, will be a record of your personal careers after graduation. Let me ask each and all of you to contribute to its completeness by writing to me any news of any '87 men you may have.
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