Text of Trustee Resolution to Rename Washington College

"Resolved, That the said Committee be requested also to confer and report to their respective bodies on the subject of so amending the present charter of Washington College that the name of this Institution may hereafter ever express in fit conjunction the immortal names of Washington and Lee, whose lives were so similar in their perfect renown, and with both of whom equals by singular good fortune it is entitled to be associated in its future history."

"The most munificent patron of our College was George Washington; he who reanimated and infused into it new and vigorous life, after its prostration by war, was Robert Edward Lee. How fit it is that two of the most renowned names of their respective centuries as Washington and Lee be forever hereafter associated indisputably, as Founder and Restorer of our beloved College!"