Excerpt from An Address Prounced Before the House of Convocation: Of Trinity College, Hartford, August 4th, 1847 Mr. Dean, and Gentlemen of the House of Convocation, The statute of the Corporation of Trinity College, under the authority of which we are w met together, eminently liberal and wise in its inception, appears to me already to be giving proof of its beneficial operation. Heretofore the literary festival we are about to celebrate, has attracted us from our distant homes and various pursuits to testify our respect for this seminary of learning, and our sympathy with the young brethren who are to receive its hors; and, at the same time, to enjoy amongst ourselves the pleasures of social intercourse. But I feel confident that I speak your sentiments when I say that we are w drawn hither by an additional and even a higher motive; and that we are prepared to manifest a much warmer love for Trinity College, and a far deeper interest in its welfare than we have ever felt before, in consequence of the trust with which we have been hored, and in view of the duty which that trust calls upon us to discharge. As the House of Convocation, we have a distinct being in connexion with the College, and are recognized as having a constituent department in the management of its concerns. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.