Prepared by Direction of the Committee of Associated Institutions of Science and Arts;
and addressed to
Manufacturers, Merchants, Mechanics, Agriculturists, and
Other Friends of Enlightened Industry
in the Commonwealth.
In sending you the accompanying Pamphlet, setting forth the objects and plan of an INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY proposed to be established, if practicable, on the Back-Bay lands in Boston, we beg to request that you will give it your early and thoughtful attention.
In our view of the great advantages which the industrial interests and practical education of the Commonwealth would derive from such an Institution, we cannot but hope that our plan will so approve itself to your judgment as to win your sympathy and active co-operation.
Excerpt from letter bound with pamphlet and signed
WILLIAM B. ROGERS, Chairman of Committee.