14 Dorchester’s Response to the Appeal for Funds

    [ca. 1653]

    The Inhabitants of Dorchester have and doe freely contribute toward the maintenance of a president and fower fellows att Colledge the somme of seaventy pounds to be paid in corne after hervest upon these conditions and not otherwise: if the rest of the Inhabitants of the country doe also contribute soe much as with this may rayse a yearly rent as may be somewhat comfortable for the uses before mentioned and that the some be laid out and disposed off acordingly we say the somme of

    Corporation Papers.