eleemosynary corporation

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In Dartmouth College, Marshall defended the property rights of an eleemosynary corporation. The young lawyer Daniel Webster made an impassioned defense on behalf of the College against the New Hampshire legislature at oral argument, one which a witness (Dr.
eleemosynary corporations, those which are created for the promotion of
Lay corporations were "again divided into eleemosynary and civil." (100) Eleemosynary corporations included hospitals, colleges and universities, or organizations that provided charitable services.