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MR. HOPKINSON TO MR. BROWN.
DEAR SIR, I have the pleasure of enclosing you a letter informing you of great matters. Our triumph in the college cause has been complete. Five judges, only six attending, concur not only in a decision in our favor, but in placing it upon principles broad and deep, and which secure corporations of ttis description from legislative despotism and party violence for the future. The Court goes all lengths with us, and whatever trouble these gentlemen may give us in future, in their great and pious zeal for the interests of learning, they cannot shake those principles which must and will restore Dartmouth College to its true and original owners. I would have an inscription over the door of your building, " Founded by Eleazar Wheelock, E,efounded by Daniel Webster."
I wish you, Sir, much happiness and success in promoting the usefulness of the institution, and proving to the world that it has changed hands. Most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
- Joseph Hopkinson
- Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster, Edited by Fletcher Webster, Volume I, 1857