Philadelphia, Twelfth Month, 1868.
At the late Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Swarthmore College, the Board of Managers
reported that the Building, now nearly floored and plastered, could be sufficiently completed to receive its
full number of pupils for about $70,000.
In view of the great importance of opening the School in the Tenth Month, 1869, and under a
sense of the discouragement which another year's delay would produce, it was determined to ask each stockholder
to contribute during the next six months, Ten Dollars for every share of stock he or she has already
subscribed. This, with some new subscriptions, which can be obtained during the present winter, would
render the investment already made available, and thus meet the wants of parents impatient to enter their
So generally was this proposal approved and responded to, that every member of the Board of Managers
and nearly every stockholder in attendance at the Annual Meeting freely subscribed the additional ten
dollars per share. The sum of $ 16,420 was thus secured from less than one hundred of the stockholders.
The undersigned were instructed to submit this proposal to every stockholder, and in asking them to
join in this new subscription, we would request an immediate answer by mail, directed to Edward Parrish,
800 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Every sum of $25 will secure an additional share of stock, and sums of less amount will be credited
to the subscriber as donations.
EDITH W. ATLEE,
P. S.—-The Annual Report is now in the hands of the printer, and will be issued in a few days.
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