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A Final Appeal

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Me. Editob: I desíre a small portion of your space this week, in which to make a brief statement of our finalices, and a final appeal for funda with which to nieot our indebtedness. To ünish (he building will cost about $3,000, and ' to finish paying for the chairsand some needed furniture about $5,000 more. That tho building will be a credit to the University and city can admit of no doubt. That there has long been need of such a building here all will acknowledge. The following letter also goe to prove it: Detroit Journal: JCnclosedpleasefind my order for fifty (50) cents. It is all I can spare. Although a prisoner behind these horrid bars and walls, I look back from my prison cell to my young schoolboy days in Ann Arbor, and am compelled to say, How much different would my pastlife have been if such a building was there twenty years ago. The Christian inlluences which are spread around the students have much to do with their future guccess in Ufe. The absence of that intiuence has brought many a good, noble young man to just such a position as I now occupy. Wnh best wiBhes for its tuccess. I am, Respectfully, No. 4,799. Jackson, June 3, 1891. The feeling, I believe, is universal, that the building has atood long enough unflnishod, and should be put in condition to be occupied at once. While it will be undor the control of the Ghristian Association, it is for the benefit and use of every student or Rny one else who will avail himself of the advantages. Allhosgh the work will not be quite finished, it has been decided by the board of trustees to dedícate it on Sunday, June 21, at 4 p. m. It is hoped that we will be able to raise in good pledges the amount needed to cancel all indebtedness, before the hour of dedication. There ought to be 1,000 persons in this city who have not given to this cause, who wiH give on an average $3. This would help us out. If you cannot give a large sum, a small one willbe very acceptable. If you cannot pay now, give us a pledge payable in sixty or ninety days, or even on or before January 1, 1892. It is impossible for me to cali upon you all, personally, so don't wait to be seen, but send in your contribution immediately. Any sum, however large or small, will be highly appreciated. It is a matter in which the old and young can assiet. Fill one of these blanks, cut out and send at once. We must have them by Saturday, June 20. 8 - 188... For the purpose of aiding the Studente' Christlan Association of the Universlty ol Michigan, in finishing Newberry Hall, I promlse to pay to the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Association at Ann Arbor the sum of Dollars. Name Due (Home Address) To asslst the Students' Chtistlau Association of the University of Michigan in furnishing the audience-room of Newberry Hall wlth comfortable scating, I herebyagree to pay for assembly chaire, the cost of each chair to be Three Dollars and Fifty Cents. Payment to be made on or before 1891. Name Address


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