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Catalog Number 1947.082.272
Object Name Certificate
Scope & Content Certificate, printed on paper and mounted on a paper backing, appointing Charles C. Trowbridge to the position of Regent of the University of Michigan, issued February 4th, 1840. The certificate is signed by William Woodbridge, Governor, and Thomas Rowland, Secretary of State, of Michigan. The text of the certificate is as follows:

"William Woodbridge
Governor in and over the State of Michigan:

To all who shall see these presents - Greeting:
Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity and ability of Charles C. Trowbridge I have, in the name, and by the authority of the People of the State of Michigan, nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, DO APPOINT him, Regent of the University of Michigan in the place of John Norrell resigned.

AND I DO HEREBY AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER him to execute and fulfil the duties of that office according to law. To have and to hold, the said office, with all the Rights, Privileges and Emoluments thereunto belonging, for the residue of the term of four years, for which the said John Norrell was appointed, which term will expire on the ninth day of March 1842.

In Testimony Whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patents and the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of Detroit, this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the sixty-fourth.
By the Governor, William Woodbridge

Thomas Rowland Secretary of State."

Date 1840
People Woodbridge, William
Trowbridge, Charles Christopher
Rowland, Thomas
Extent of Description 14.25" x 19"
Collection Biographical
Search Terms University of Michigan