Sequel To Annals Of Fifty Years; A History Of Abbot Academy. Andover, Mass., 1879-1892

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byPhilena Mckeen

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIII. In discouragement and weariness during the long reign of chaos and of struggling for building funds, in 1888, I sent my resignation to the trustees, thinking that some change might start the wheels which seemed so hopelessly rutted. Their reply was as follows: Miss Philena McKeen, Dear Madam:--The undersigned, being a committee appointed by the Trustees of Abbot Academy to consider and report upon your letter, resigning your office as Principal of the Institution, take the liberty of addressing to you this note, and requesting you to withdraw the letter, which you were induced, by the state of your health, to send to the Trustees. We think that your health has so decidedly improved, that a principal reason for your resigning your office has now disappeared. It seems to us that the present state of the Seminary presents a convincing reason for your remaining in the office which you have so long held and honored. The Academy is now in a crisis and needs the aid of your reputation, as well as your large experience. You have firmly established yourself in the confidence of the community and the Seminary would receive a disastrous shock if you should now leave the chair of the Principal. We would not present these reasons for your retaining the chair, if we supposed that your health would suffer by so doing; but we gladly believe that it will not suffer, and that a kind Providence has signally blessed the means which you have adopted for regaining your former strength. We have thus expressed, very frankly, our reasons for requesting you to reconsider your proposal to leave the place which you have adorned for so many years. In the hope that you will still permit the Academy to enjoy the benefit of your talent, skill and fidelity, we beg leave to subscribe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIII. In discouragement and weariness during the long reign of chaos and of struggling for building funds, in 1888, I sent my r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217992609

ISBN - 13:9780217992602

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