Colby Bicentennial Seal 1813-1863

Dec. 18, 1855

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The Trustees received a paper prepared by the faculty on the condition and wants of the College. It was voted “that the time has come for making a vigorous effort to increase the funds and efficiency of the College.”

The board voted to begin a fundraising subscription to raise $60,000, clear of all expenses, to be paid into the treasury.