Gallaudet is for the hard of hearing, and the campus is built around supporting this population.
The same year, 1815, saw Gallaudet start upon his errand, his expenses being defrayed by the society.
In a number of centers a leading association is that of the alumni of Gallaudet College.
Funds to the amount of $2,278 were subscribed before the departure of Gallaudet.
For this purpose Gallaudet and a few others set about soliciting contributions.
To take up this work, attention was directed to Gallaudet, then a young theological student.
At an early period of his life, Mr. Gallaudet became interested in the Deaf and Dumb.
I was present at a funeral, where, in the sickness or absence of the pastor, Mr. Gallaudet had been requested to officiate.
Mr. Gallaudet interested himself in the case of this child, and attempted to converse with and instruct her.
Every comfort was his, supplied by the kind ladies of Dr. Gallaudet's family.