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AN OPINION ON THE PRAYER PETITION

The following is taken from the Herald of last Sunday :

"Mr. W. G. Potter sustains the Harvard students. He remarks : To those who object to the students' petition that to grant it would be to violate the purposes for which the college was founded, as expressed in the motto on its seal, Christo et Ecclesiae, the petitioners may reply that the oldest college seal, the one nearest the foundation of the college, had the simple but comprehensive motto, Veritas; and in the name of truth, they make their petition. Or, if the incongrous present seal be still held across their request, it would be in order for them to remind the objectors that he for whose glory they claim the college was founded said : "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret."

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