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Andrew Dickson White
Regents' Proceedings 195

Resolved, That on our own account, we deeply regret that Hon. Andrew D. White is compelled by other and stronger demands upon him, to resign the Professorship of History and English Literature in this University, a chair which he has filled for several years so honorably both to himself and to the University.

Resolved, That so long as the most important features of the history of this University are preserved, so long will his labors, counsels, and contributions in its behalf be remembered, and that now, called upon as he is to superintend the foundation of another great State University, to correspond in its magnitude and influence, we hope, with the Empire State, whose patronage and support it will enjoy, we congratulate him on being invited to a field where his talents and energies may be so successfully employed, and we hope and expect that he will be blessed with great success.

Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions, signed by the President and Secretary, be presented to Hon. A. D. White, now President of the Cornell University, at Ithaca, New York.