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until November 22, 1859, that the Board passed an order granting it.
At this time this benefaction was extended to "all ordained or licensed
ministers of any denomination," but in the following June this order
was modified so as to apply only to Baptist ministers.18 Before this
time several ministerial students had been enjoying the scholarships
provided by the Associations. Now the Trustees were encouraged to
give free tuition to ministers both by the general prosperity of the
College, and by the fact that the Merritt and Warren and Mims funds,
especially bequeathed for the education of ministers, were already
yielding revenues.
recommended from their respective churches, shall receive their tuition free of
18 Ibid., pp. 120,
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