Regents' Proceedings 451
The following paper was introduced by Regent Grant, and on motion of Regent Burt was adopted:
The University of Michigan, through its Board of Regents, places upon record:
First. A sincere regret that circumstances prevented the acceptance by the Rev. Henry P. Tappan of the invitation of the Board, to be our guest at this Commencement, and the hope that the health of himself and family will permit him to be present with us in 1876.
Second. A full recognition of the great work done by him in organizing and constructing this institution of learning upon the basis from which its present prosperity has grown.
Third. The regret that any such action should ever have been taken as would indicate a want of gratitude for his eminent services, on the part of the University and the People of the State of Michigan.
Fourth. A repeal and withdrawal of any censure express or implied contained in the resolution, which severed his connection with the University.