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January 26, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 26, 1859  On pg. 7 under "Equal Rights At Union College" is a letter which asks if the college, "endorsed by the state", can refuse the admission of a "young colored man", despite his stellar qualifications. Says the college president asked the junior class to make the decision who, by a majority of ten, voted in favor of admission, but he then said that the consent of the class must be unanimous.

Category: Pre-Civil War