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Record of Wisconsin Freewill Baptist Donors in Establishing Hillsdale College, Michigan, 1852-1853

In 1852 and1853, Michigan's Rev. Ransom Dunn visited Freewill Baptist quarterly meetings in Wisconsin, Iowa's yearly meeting and both the quarterly and yearly meetings in Illinois to raise funds for the creation of a Freewill college at Hillsdale, Michigan. Donor records in the archives of Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan identify Dunn's "subscribers" by name, residence and amount pledged.

Dunn's fundraising record sheets for Wisconsin include quarterly meetings in Fond du Lac, Marquette, Wolf River, Sauk County, Rock and Dane, Honey Creek and LaFayette.


LaFayette Quarterly Meeting (Page text)

Subscribers Residence
Amount
Secured
Interest
Paid
Agents
Per Cent
J. G. Davis LaFayette LaFayette Co.
50.
50.
3.50
5.00
Wm. N. Tourjee LaFayette LaFayette Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
C. Bridgeman Wiota LaFayette Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
R. Dunn Removed to Boston Mass.
100.
.
7.00
7.00
C. N. Merritt Removed to Hillsdale Mich.
100.
100.
10.00
W. J. Ginsley [?] Removed to Hillsdale Mich.
100.
100.
10.00
M. Fessendon Jordon Green Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
A. V. Dodd Thompson Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
100.
.
7.00
G. R. Soule Thompson Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
100.
.
7.00
Nathan Lindsey Elisabeth Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
25.
2.75
Lewis Warren Rush Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
200.
Paid
30.00
N. Woodworth Warren Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
100.
100.
10.00
H. G. Woodworth Removed to Hillsdale Mich.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
C. B. Goul [?] Shafford LaFayette Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
Amos Eastman Shafford LaFayette Co.
100.
15.00
Rev. S. Torrey * Rush Jo Daniels Co. Ill.
100.
100.
21.00
10.00
* Paid in June 1857 to be applied
Sept. 1. 1858 $48.20
 
1175.
650
31.50
125.75

NOTE: Entries "removed to" not included in totals

LaFayette Quarterly Meeting (Page image)

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