Report of the President of Harvard College and Reports of Departments

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Página 15 - As to the doctrine of cy pret as applied to charities, this sensible distinction has prevailed: the Court will not decree execution of a trust of a charity in a *manner different from that intended, except so far as they see, that the intention cannot be executed literally, but another mode may be adopted consistent with his general intention, so as to execute it, though not in mode, in substance. If the mode becomes by subsequent circumstances impossible, the general object is not to be defeated,...
Página 25 - Bill accompanied with a more detailed statement of the grounds relied upon to sustain them. 1st. It is said that the College is, to some extent and for certain purposes, a State institution ; that, by the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth, every denomination of Christians shall be equally under the protection of the law...
Página 35 - Rev. GEORGE R. NOYES, DD, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages, and Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature.
Página 30 - ... and there is no power, at least none here, to alter that foundation, with a view to any superior benefit which might arise from an institution of a different nature, however desirable it might be, if it were within the scope of my authority, to substitute the one for the other.
Página 26 - State offices, did deem it proper to establish the Divinity School as a branch of the University, and they and their successors have so continued the same to the present time. So far as any conditions for administering these funds were prescribed by the founders of the Divinity School, or those who made the large donations of 1816 and of 1824, they were certainly broad and liberal, and open to all to enjoy their benefit, irrespective of sect. They were to be applied " to assist young men of competent...
Página 19 - College kave thought it their duty to adopt measures for increasing the means of Theological Education at the University. In order to enable Students in Divinity to reap the benefit of the eminent advantages which the College possesses for this purpose, there is need of funds for' assisting meritorious Students in Divinity of limited means, to reside at the University for a requisite time...
Página 17 - It is not for rne to consider whether corporations or colleges are or are not, in a general view, well or ill qualified to be trustees. The founders of many charitable institutions have thought fit to appoint colleges to be trustees of their foundations ; the law has allowed this to be done, and courts of equity are not, in my opinion, at liberty to say that this shall not be done, upon the notion that, when individuals are trustees, there is a greater personal responsibility.
Página 15 - The distinction now prevails that the Court will not decree the execution of the trust of a charity in a manner different from that intended except so far as it is seen that though the intention cannot be literally executed...
Página 30 - I observe, that many of the witnesses say, that, as a grammar school, this will be of no benefit to them. Now that is a consideration with which, if the loss of benefit is not improperly produced, I have nothing to do ; for if the founder thought fit to establish a grammar school, and if afterwards, from different notions about education prevailing, it became of much less public benefit, that is not a ground upon which a judge can alter it. He that created it had the right to determine its nature....
Página 22 - College, after the discharge of certain precedent trusts and annuities, of a large and valuable estate, which estate the testator declares " shall be taken and held by said President and Fellows of Harvard College as a permanent public corporate body, specially charged with the care and superintendence of the higher branches of education.

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