442 Order of General Court to College

    In the House of Representatives June 8 1737

    The House according to order entred into the Consideration of the Message from the Honorable and reverend Board of Overseers of Harvard College referring to the Choice of the Reverend Mr. Edward Holyoke to be president of said College and desiring an honourable support to be made him &c. as entred the third current and after a considerable debate thereon

    Voted that the Treasurer of Harvard College be directed to lay before the House an account of the state of their Treasury relating to the Donations and Moneys given them which are not appropriated by the Donors, and also an account of the usual and annual payments and Dispositions of the issues and profits thereof, that so the House may act on the said management with more knowledge.

    J. Quincy Speaker295

    College Papers, 1. 82 (No. 170). This is printed in Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, volume for Session starting May 25, 1737, p. 34 (xv, 1934). The statement called for from the College Treasurer is in No. 443 following.