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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.


Rock and Dane Quarterly Meeting (Page text)

Subscribers Residence
Amount
Secured
Interest
Paid
Agents
Per Cent
P. W. Bryant Lake Mills Jefferson Co.
50.
50.
4.00
3.50
C. A. Boynton Spring Valley Rock Co.
100.
7.00
John N. Palmer Spring Valley Rock Co.
100.
100.
10.00
Franklin Persons Lima [Center] Rock Co.
100.
100.
10.00
Joseph Parkyn Lima [Centre] Rock Co.
100.
100.
10.00
P. W. Belknap Janesville Rock Co.
50.
50.
3.50
5.00
Lucius Bingham Johnstown Rock Co.
100.
100.
10.00
John C. Janes Johnstown Rock Co.
100.
100.
10.00
Cyrus Johnson Johnstown Rock Co.
50.
50.
3.50
5.00
B. F. Carey Johnstown Rock Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
E. D. Lewis + Johnstown Rock Co.
100.
15.00
Calam [?] Cary Johnstown Rock Co.
100.
7.00
Lester Hulse
Returned to Roy. Vt.
Johnstown Rock Co. [deleted]
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
+ Paid in full  
1150.
850.
25.50
114.00
Wright & Wife Hutchinson Jefferson Co. Wis.
200.
200.
20.00
Magalus Ballard Coinsville [?] Jefferson Co.
100.
100.
10.00

Rock and Dane Quarterly Meeting (Page image)

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