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Certificate from John Witherspoon concerning the education of William Richardson Davie
Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794
October 20, 1776
Volume 10, Page 870

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Certificate showing the attendance and proficiency of Wm R. Davie in Princeton College.

I here testify that the Bearer William R. Davie Studied in this College for two years preceeding this Date behaving himself regularly & applying to his Studies with Success, that he was examined & admitted to the Bachelors Degree of which an authentick Instrument will be delivered to him at the first Meeting of the Board of Trustees, he is in the meantime recommended to all Lovers of Religion & Learning as deserving of Encouragement. The above is written & Signed at Princeton Oct. 20th, 1776, by

JOHN WITHERSPOON.