COLLEGE BOOK IV

    (Continued)

    HARVARD COLLEGE RECORDS

    At a Meeting of the Overseers of Harvard College Jn the Council Chamber, at Boston, Iuly. 9̄o 1712.

    Present

    • His Exc̄y ye Governr
    • Penn Townsend Esqr
    • Samuel Sewall Esqr
    • Andrew Belcher Esqr
    • Isaac Addington Esqr
    • Edw̄d Bromfield Esqr
    • Peter Sergeant Esqr
    • The Presidt
    • Elm Hutchinson Esqr
    • H. Flynt Curat̄. Cler1

    Mr Ioseph Stevens being Elected a ffellow of the Corporacōn of Harvard College and presented by the Presidt to the Overseers for their Approbacōn,

    Voted, that the Sd Mr Joseph Stevens is approved and accepted of, to be a fellow of the Corporacōn.

    Mr Edw̄d Holyoke being2 also Elected a ffellow of the House, and recom̄ended by the Presidt to the Overseers for their Approbation,

    Voted, That the s̄d Mr Edwd Holyoke is approved and accepted to be a ffellow of the House.

    Clark to ye Overseers.3

    —That the Senir Residt Fellow of the College for the time being be the Clerk to the Overseers.

    A survey of Har. College.4

    Coƚo Hunt, Deacon Barnard, Mr Iohn Eustus, Mr Goldthwait of Boston, and Mr Iohn Whit more of Medford are nominated a Committee by the Overseers, and are in their Name to be desired to meet at Cambridge on the 25th of Iuly Currt to survey the Roof of Harvard College, to report the state of it, and their Iudgmt for the best Methods for it’s reparation.

    This Meeting of the Overseers is adjourned to the College-Library, there to Convene5 on fryday the 25th of Iuly Currt

    At a Meeting of the Overseers of Harvard College, in the Library, Cambridge Iuly 25̄o 1712.

    Present

    • His Excy ye Govr
    • The Presidt
    • His Honr ye Lt Govr
    • Teaching Elders
    • Mr Wm Brattle
    • Of the Council.
    • of Cambridge
    • Mr Jno Hancock
    • Sam̄l Sewal. Esqr
    • Of Boston
    • Mr Thōs Bridge
    • Mr Benja Coleman
    • Isa Addington. Esqr
    • Pet Sergeant. Esqr
    • Of Dorchester Mr In̄o Danforth
    • Ioseph Lynde. Esqr
    • H. Flynt Curat̄ Cler̄6
    • m Hutchinson Esqr
     
    • Penn Townsend Esqr
     
    • Andrew Belcher. Esqr
     
    • Edw̄d Bromfield Esqr
     

    The Com̄ittee appointed by the Overseers at their Meeting on the nineth Currt to survey the roof of Harvard College &c reports as followeth,

    Report7

    Wee are of Opinion wth respect to the Old College, That the best way is to take off the roof & to raise a third Story upright in stead of the two Storys wch are now under ye roof, wth a flat roof well shingled; with a Coving or Mondillions on each Side of it, & a battlemt of Brick at each End; and the Charge wilbe about five hundred pound.

    As for Stoughton’s-College, Wee gave in or opinion this time two year of what we thought proper to be don—Or the roof of it may be taken off, & a flatt roof put upon it, & ye Chimneys lowred. The Charge we reckon wilbe about One hundred & fifty pound.

    Camƀr. Iuly 25o 1712.

    Iohn Barnard

    Iohn Whitmore

    Iohn Eustus

    Iohn Goldthwait.

    Voted, That the Overseers accept the report above-written. Order the same to be Entred in the registry of the College, and the Original remitted to Mr Secretary in Order to be layd before the Gen̄l Assembly at their next Session.

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    At a meeting of the Corporacōn of Harvard College at Cambridge in the Publick Library there on Tuesday the 9th of Sept. 1712.

    Present

    • The President
       
    • Mr Brattle

    • Fellows
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Stevens
    • Thos Brattle Esqr Treasurr8
       

    The Revd Mr Benj̄a Wadsworth was Unanimously Chosen a Fellow of Harvard College in the Room of the Rev̄d Mr Nehemiah Hobart dec̄d

    Voted, That the Senr Fellow’s Salary this year be £80, the middle ffellow’s Salary be £70. & the Iunr ffellow’s Salary be £50. To be paid them out of their Pupil’s Tuition-money, and the College Treasury, including Mr Penoyer’s Donacōn.

    Annual Matters.9

    Voted, That Mr Robie be Library-keeper this Year, and be allow’d Six pound for his Service.

    Voted, That £2010 be allow’d to Mr Flynt, £10 to Mr Remington, and fifty shilling apc to Mr Whiting & Mr Stevens in full of Mr Penoyers Donacōn to this time.

    Voted, That the Scholars of the House this Year be Mr Robie, Sr Berry, Sr Coit, Foxcroft & Hobart; and they are to be allow’d as the Last Year.

    Voted, That Sr Rogers be paid £5 out of Captain Keyn’s Legacy.

    That Sr Appleton have £4 allow’d out of Mr Ezekiel Rogers’s Legacy.

    That Andrew have £5 out Mr William Brown’s Legacy.

    That Marston have £10 out of Mr Benjamin Brown’s Legacy.

    Voted, That £5 be disposed off this year out of Mr Webbs Legacy, Vizt to Pierrepont Senr £3. and to Crocker Senr forty Shillings.

    Voted, That Walter have the benefit of Mr Hulton’s Legacy of £100, namely Six pound

    Voted, That Walter and Williams have forty shillings a pc out of Mr Eliakim Hutchinson’s Donacōn at the End of the Year.

    Sept 20. 1712.

    Mr Holyoke Tutr11

    Mr Edward Holyoke chosen a ffellow of the House by the Corporacōn, and approved off by the Overseers was12 installed in the College-Hall.

    At a Meeting of the Overseers at the Council Chamber in Boston Novro 1712.

    Present.

    • His Excellency the Govr
    • His Honr ye Lieutt Govr
    • of the Council.
    • Elisha Hutchinson

    • Esqrs
    • Penn Townsend13

    • Esqrs
    • The Presidt
    • Samuel Sewall
    • Andrew Belcher
    • Isc Addington
    • Edw̄d Bromfield
    • Peter Sergeant
           

    Mr Wadsworth approv’d as Fellow.14

    Mr Presidt Leverett having represented to the Overseers, That the Revd Mr Wadsworth was chosen a Fellow of the Corporation in the Room of Mr Neha Hobart deceas̄d

    Voted, That the Overseers do approve of the Election of the s̄d Mr Benjamin Wadsword to be a ffellow of the Corporation of Harvard College.

    Henry Flynt Curat̄ Cler̄

    At a meeting of the Presidt & ffellows of Harvard College in the Library Apr. 7. 1713.

    Present

    • The President
       
    • Mr Treasurer
       
    • Mr W. Brattle

    • ffel
    • Mr B. Wadsworth
    • Mr E. Pemberton
    • Mr H. Flynt.15

    Voted, That a Small pc of Land on the South Side of Charles River, being altogether, as it lyes, unꝑfitable to the College, may be Sold.

    2. It being represented that the Town of Rowley having Entred upon the whole of the Gates or Com̄onages belonging to the Estate of Mr Ezekiel Rogers, & denying the College the rights that accrue to it by Vertue of the device of the s̄d Mr Ezek. Rogers, Voted, That the Presidt & the Treasurer be desired to advise upon the premisses, and assert the rights of the College, as they shal find it Adviseable.

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    Mr Holyoke Fellow &c16

    3. Voted, That Mr Edw̄d Holyoke be a Fellow of the Corporacōn in the Room of Mr Stevens.

    4. Voted, That Mr Thomas Robie be the third Fellow of the House.

    Abt a Bridge over charles R.17

    5. Whereas a motion as bin made in the Gen̄l Court for the building a bridge over Charlestown Ferry, and a Com̄ittee appointed thereupon to recieve ꝑposals &c It is Voted That the Presidt, the Treasurer, Mr Wadsworth & Mr Pemberton be desire to represent and insist upon the right wch the College hath in & to the Profits of the s̄d Ferry, before the s̄d Com̄ittee, and, as they shal find it needfull & proper, before the General Assembly.

    6. Voted, That Galpin have the same allowance out of mr Boyle’s Charity, that he had the Last year, That is to say, One Quarter pt of £90 sterƚ with Currt Excħa, on the same Condicōns which he then submitted to.

    7.—That Larnel have the allowc of one Quarter part of £90 sterƚ with the Currt Excħa for this year, to be ꝑd out of mr Boyle’s Donation. This Allowe is to Com̄ence from the admission of the s̄d Larnel into the College.

    8.—That the moneys allow̄d to Galpin and Larnel as above be pd to the Steward of the College Quarterly for their use and maintainance at the College.

    9. Voted, That the intire Collumn of Com̄ons & sizings in the Last Quarter Bill, as also the Advance of one farthing more upon a pt for the Quarter now runing, be allowed to the Steward in consideration of the Continuing dearness of ꝑvision.

    10.—That the Presidt with the Fellows of the Corporacōn residing in Cambridge be desired to ꝑcure a new Survey of both the Colleges, and consider what may be thôt necessary for a present repair.

    11. Voted, That in Consideracōn of the faithfull service of Thomas Brattle Esqr as Treasur̄r of the College for now Twenty years, be allowed £60, to be paid out of the College-Treasury.

    Mr Treasurer Brattle at this Meeting presented to the Corporation sundry papers to be registred, Vizt The Acct of the College Stock delivd to him by Majr Richards; His Own Acct of the stock as it stood Anno 1696, wth a Breviate of rects & paymts from Iuly 4th 1693 to the 11th of Iuly 1696. And an Inventory of the Estate belonging to Harvard College, as it was in his hands Iuly 1st Anno 1712. And they are here Entred in their Order.18

    Stock belonging to Harvard College at Cambridge 1693.

    Interest due. 1693.         Principal.

    March

    29th

    1–3–

    Iohn Barnard

    Watertown

    Bill

    £ 5–00–00

    Apr̄

    1

     

    Matthew Bridge

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £30–00–00

     

    8

    6–1–6

    David Mead

    Billerica

    Bill

    £ 8–10–

     

    26

    4–16–

    Simon Crosby Billerica Ioseph Crosby

    Brantry

    Bond

    £60–

    May

    28

    74–8–

    Edward Pelham

    Rhode-Island

    Mortḡ.

    341–4–

    Iune

    13

     

    Seth Perry

    Boston

    Mortḡ.

    £67–2–

     

    16

    1–4–

    Nathaniel Wilson &c

    Camƀr-Village

    Bond

    £15–

    Iuly

    20

    1–4–

    William Shattuck &c

    Watertown

    Bond

    £15–

     

    25

    12–

    Edw̄d Hill of Bost Capt White

    Weymoth

    Bond

    £50–

    Aug.

    17

    2–

    Sam̄l Pain. Brantry. Capt Holbrook

    Weymoth

    Bond

    £20–

     

    19

    12–

    Roƀt & Benj̄a Badcock

    Milton

    Bond

    £30–

     

    23

    18–

    Elias Parkman

    Boston

    Mortḡ.

    112–10–

     

    24

    48–

    Mr Richard Wharton

    Boston

    Bond

    100–

    Sept

    15

    14–

    Ioseph Holmes &c

    Boston

    Bond

    £25–

     

    28

    4–16–

    Ioseph Webb

    Boston

    Bond

    £26–

     

    29

    3–2–

    Ichabod & Ebenr Brown

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £21–2–

     

    29

    11–2–

    Wm Smith

    Boston

    Mortḡ & Bond

    £62–8–

     

    29

    14–4–

    Iohn Iackson

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £89–5–

     

    30

    18–18–

    Robt Burges & Robt Ingols

    Linn

    Bill

    £34–6–

    Octobr

    4

    4––

    Samuel Goffe &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £50–

     

    29

    –3–

    Iohn Green

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £ 3–

    Novr

    21

    2–

    Richard Crisp

    Boston

    Bond

    £25–

    Ianry

    23

    12–16–

    Richard Way

    Boston

    Mortḡ.

    £80–

       

    £265–17–6

         

    £1270–7–

         

    Interest Apr̄ 1693.

    265–17–6

         

    Iune 6–93. Money of Iohn Bunker đđd to me

    16–16–

         

    Iuly 4th ꝑ Jno Richards

       
             

    £1553–0–6

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    Other Debts owing to the College.

    Mar. 29. 88.

    Robt Burges, Robt Ingols & Ricħd Hood all of Lyn ow for Rent of Coƚƚ. meadow

    £ 2–6–

    Dec. 25. 93.

    Ricħd Hood, Robt Potter & Nathl Ingols of Lyn owe for rent of s̄d Meadow

    £ 9–15–4

     

    A Legacy of Ricħd Russel Esqr £100. Mar. 22. 1680. rec̄d in ꝑvision to Tho. Willis. 31l 13s 4d

    £ 68–6–8

     

    A Legacy of Mr Edmond Brown’s of Sudbury. Mr Sam̄l Goffe Execr

    £100–

       

    £180–8–

    Colledge Rents.

    Febr. 10. 92.

    Annuity of Mr Glover

    £ 5––

    ꝑ Ann̄, Mr Tho. Clark is to pay.19 due this day £4–

    Apr. 4. 93.

    A house in Boston Mr Webs gift

    £15––

    ꝑ An̄. Let to Enoch Greenleaf. due Apr. 94 £15–

    Mar. 1. 93.

    Bumkin Jsland Mr Wards gift

    £ 2–5–

    Let to Jse Lobdell. due Mar. 1. 93 £2–5–

    Apr̄. 14. 93.

    Land at Watertowne

    £ 1–5–

    Let to Sam̄l Livermore. due Apr 14. 93 £1–5–

    June. 25. 93.

    A House in Boston Capt Kein’s gift

    £12––

    ꝑ An̄. Mr Campbel ¼ due June 25. 93 £12–

    Mar. 25. 93.

    Annuity of Mr Newgates

    £ 5––

    ꝑ An̄. out of his farm. Mr Shrimpton. due 7 years £35–

    Ian̄ii 1. 1676.

    Annuity of Capt Scarlet’s

    £ 7––

    ꝑ annum. Onely ten pounds rec̄

     

    Annuity of Elder Penns

    £10––

    ꝑ An̄. Enqr of Capt Townsend.

     

    Charlestown Ferry

    £50––

    ꝑ An̄. all ꝑd to May 1st 93.

     

    Lady Moulsons &c gift £162–16–4d

    £15––

    ꝑ Annū. Rich̄d Russel Esqr̄ Late Treasurer use to pay it, (being Let to ye Country) nothg recd for many years.

       

    £122–10–

     
     

    Mr Cogan’s gift. Meadow at Lyn.

    8–

    ꝑ An̄. Let to Richd Hood, Nathl Ingols & Robt Potte20

       

    £130–10–

     

    Rents in England.

    Mr Wm Penoyer’s gift out of a farm in Norfolk of wch the Corporacōn for Indians have Ten pounds ꝑ An̄. the rest to the College. Lately brought in clear but £13 ꝑ An̄ to us. All is rec̄d to Mar. 25. 85. Resides what Mr Increase Mather rec̄d when he was in England. Iohn Dodridge Esqr his Gift £10 ꝑ An̄. paid to ffebr 84. Besides Mr Mather rec̄d

    Rec̄d of Majr Iohn Richards of Boston Late Treasurer of Harvard College the severall Bonds, Bills, & Mortgages above to ye Value of Twelve hundred & seventy pounds, seven shillings with the Acct of Interest due on them Anno 1093. Two hundred sixty five pounds seventeen shillings six pence as p marg. in all on the College Acct £1536–4s 6d

    And the Acct of One hundred eighty pounds eight shillings due to ye Coll:—£180–8s

    And the Acct of Rents due to the College to Value of One hundred thirty pounds ten shillings ꝑ Annum. Besides Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Dodridges Annuity in Engƚd Likewise rec̄d the sixteen pounds sixteen shillings in money.

    Copy of a Receipt given Majr Richards Iuly. 4th 1693.

    underneath an Acct of the College Stock 1693.

    wherof that on ye Other Side is a Copy.

    ꝑ Order of the Corporation of said College

    J say rec̄d Iuly 4th 1693.

    ꝑ Tho: Brattle Treasurr of Harvard College.

    Stock belonging to Harvard College in Camƀr Anno 1696. Jmpr in Money owing by Bills, Bonds &c Vizt

    Interest due

             

    Principall.

    Anno 1693.

     

    s d

           

    1693 Mar.

    29

    £–13–

    Iohn Barnard

    Watertown

    Bill

    £ 5–

    Apr̄

    1

     

    Mathew Bridge

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £ 30–

    1693

    8

    £ 3–16–

    David Mead

    Oburn

    Bill

    £ 8–10–

     

    26

    £

    Symon Crosby &c

    Billerica

    Bond

    £ 40–

    May

    28

    £30–14–

    Edward Pelham

    Rhode Island

    Mortgage

    £341–4

    Iune.

    13

    £ 8–1–

    Seth Perry

    Boston

    Mortgage

    £ 67–2–

     

    16

    £–18–

    Nathaniel Wilson &c

    Camƀr-Village

    Bond

    £ 15–

    July

    20

    £–12–

    Wm Shattuck & In̄o Shattch

    Watertown

    Bond

    £ 5–

    Augt

    17

    £ 2–8–

    Samuel Payne &c

    Brantry

    Bond

    £ 20–

     

    23

    £ 6–15–

    Elias Parkman

    Boston

    Mortḡ.

    £112–10–

    1693

    24

    £48–

    Mr Rich̄d Wharton

    Boston

    Bond

    £100–

    Sept.

    15

    £ 1–10–

    Ioseph Holmes &c

    Boston

    Bond

    £ 25–

     

    28

    £ 1–12–

    Ioseph Webb

    Boston

    Bond

    £ 26–

     

    29

    £ 1–8–

    Icabod & Ebenr Brown

    Cambridge

    Bond

    £ 11–2–

     

    29

    £ 3–15–

    William Smith

    Boston

    Mortḡḡ

    £ 62–8–

     

    29

    £10–14–

    Iohn Iackson

    Cambridge

    Mortḡḡ.

    £ 89–5–

    1693

    30

    £18–18–

    Robt Burges & Ingolls

    Lynn

    Bill

    £ 30–19–

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    Octoƀr

    4

    £ 3–

    Sam̄l Goff

    Cambridge

    Mortḡ.

    £ 50–

     

    29

    £–12–

    Iohn Green

    Cambridg

    Bond

    £ 3–

    Ianry

    23.

    £14–8–

    Rich̄d Way

    Boston

    Mortḡ.

    £ 80–

    Novr

    24

    £ 1–10–

    Benja Lincoln

    Hingham

    Bond

    £ 25–

    Ianry

    18

    £ 3–12–

    Symon Taynter &c

    Watertown

    Bond

    £ 20–

    Mar.

    1

    £ 1–4–

    Nathaniel Robins

    Cambridg

    Mortḡ.

    £ 20–

    Apr.

    1

    £ 14–6

    Michael Spencer

    Cambridg

    Mortḡ.

    £ 12–

    Sept.

    26

    £ 2–8–

    Ionathan Hill &c

    Billerica

    Bond

    £ 40–

    Octoƀr

    20

    £ 7–4–

    Stephen Squire

    Boston

    Mortḡḡ.

    £120–

    Mar.

    27

    £

    Ioseph Tidd &c

    Camƀr. farme

    Bond

    £ 40–

     

    30

    £

    Ino Stearns & Ralph Hill

    Billerica

    Bond

    £ 10–

    May.

    20

    £

    Thomas Pollard &c

    Billerica

    Bond

    £ 20–

    Sept.

    25

    £

    Coƚo Nic̄o Paige

    Boston

    Bond

    £166–

       

    £174–7–021

         

    £1595–

         

    in Interest due anno 1696

    £ 174–7–022

      In other Debts owing to the College, Vizt

    £

    1769–

    7–

     

    Mar. 29. 88.

    Robt Burges, Robt Ingols & Ricħd Hood all of Lynn ow for Rent of College meadow

    £

    2–

    6–

     
     

    A Legacy of Ricħd Russell Esqr £100. Mar. 22. 80. Recd in Provision to Tho. Willis. 31. 13. 4.d

    £

    68–

    6–

    8

     

    A Legacy of mr Edm̄d Brown’s of Sudbury, Sam̄l Goff Execr

    £

    100–

       
     

    A Legacy of Majr Iohn Richards. due Octoƀr 1694

    £

    100–

       
     

    Coƚo Shrimpton is Dr for 1 years Annuity of Mr Newgate’s due 25 Mar. 1696

    £

    4–

       
       

    £2043–19–

    8

     

    Jn Cash resting in my hands this 11th Iuly. 1696

    19–18–

    6

       

    £2063–18–

    2

    In annuities & Rents in New-England, Vizt

    Febr̄

    10

    95

    Annuity of Mr Glovers £5. in Mony

    £ 4–

    An̄. Mr Thos Clark pays. all ꝑd to this time.

    Apr̄

    1

    96

    a house in Boston Mr Web’s gift

    £ 15–

    An̄. Let to Enoch Greenleaf, all ꝑd to this time.

    Mar.

    1

    95

    Bumpkin Island Mr Wards gift

    £ 2–5

    Ann̄. Let to Dan̄l Livermore, all ꝑd to this time.

    Mar.

    25

    96

    Land at Watertown Mr Haywards gift

    £ 1–10

    An̄. Let to Dan̄l Livermore, all ꝑd to this time.

    Mar.

    25

    96

    Annuity of Mr Newgatcs £5. in mony

    £ 4–

    An̄. Coƚo Shrimpton pays. all ꝑd to Mar. 25. 1695.

    Janry

    1

    76

    Annuity of Capt Scarletts

    £ 7–

    An̄. onely 10ƚƚ rec̄d

         

    Annuity of Elder Penns

    £10–

    An̄. Mr Allin & Majr Townsend have ye disposall of.

         

    Charlestown Ferry

    £60––

    An̄. all ꝑd to the Fellows to 1st of May. 1696.

         

    The Lady Moulson &c. gift £.162. 16.4d

    £15––

    an̄. Let to the Countrey. Nothing rec̄d sinc 1685.

    Mar.

    1st

    96.

    Meadow at Lynn Mr Coggans gift

    £ 9––

    An̄. Let to Wm Basset &c al ꝑd to Mar. 1st Last.

         

    200 Acres of Land at Billerica

    £ 1–

    An̄ Lett to Iohn Marshall, ꝑd to 25 Mar. 1696.

           

    £128–15.

     

    Jn Rents in England (&c) Vizt

    Mr Wm Penoyer’s gift out of a Farm in Norfolk, of Late brings about £13 ⅌ annum to the College; all paid to Michaelmas 1693. Iohn Dodridge Esqr his gift of £10 ⅌ annum, paid to Febr 1684.

    Jn Lands &c not Improved, Vizt

    Mericoneag Neck in Casco Bay, granted by the Generall Court to the College Febr. 7̄o 168⅔

    Lands at Pacatoque granted to the College by ye Gen̄l Court about the year 1657.

    500 acres of Land in the Narragansett Countrey Lately given by Capt Sam̄l Sewall Esqr.

    The Bricks of the Indian College,. And a ps of Land in Boston given by mr Theodore Atkinson.

    Dated in Boston Iuly 11th 1696.

    ⅌ Tho. Brattle Treasūrr of Harvard College

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    A Breviate of rects and paymts, wch have ben for Acc of Harvard College in Cambridg in New Englđ from ye 4th of Iuly 1693, to ye 11th Iuly 1696, by T Brattle Treasurer of s̄d College. Vizt

    Harvard Colledge is Dr

       

    £

    s

    d

    Impr̄

    To Cash Lett out to severall ꝑsons at Interest

    £ 364–

       

    1693

    To Ditto ꝑd the Presidt, Fellows, Treasurr, Library keeper and Scholars of the House, their Salaries &c & for keeping ye Presidts Horse

    482–

    2–

     

    9 ber 18. 1694.

    To Ditto paid Mr Hicks in full of his Acct of Labour & Disbursmts on the Colledge to this time

    37–

    5–

     

    Apr. 6.

    To Ditto paid Iohn Francis for his Odd brickware

    06–

    10–

     

    July 20.

    To Ditto ꝑd Mr Newman to get the College Arms cut

    5–

       

    Augst 9.

    To Ditto ꝑd Nic̄o Fessendon for Lime &c for ye Colledge

    14–

    15–

    6

     

    To Ditto ꝑd Mr Gibbs 3ƚƚ & Hubbard 42. ƚƚ. in full of Mr Webbs donation ordered them to 1st Apr Last

    45–

       

    13.

    To Ditto ꝑd Charges & freight of pewter Bought wth Mr Penoyer’s Mony

    2–

    2–

    2

    Sept. 22.

    To Ditto ꝑd ye Fellows & Schollars out of Mr Penoyers mony

    67–

       
     

    To Ditto paid Charges about mr Browns Legacy, and preferring a petition for the Lady Moulson’s gift

    9–

    12–

    8

     

    To Ditto paid for a book for the College Accts and acknowledging & recording writings &c

    1–

    5–

    0

       

    £1034–

    12–

    4

    1696.

    July 11th to Ballance resting in my hands in Cash for Acct of Harvard Colledge

    19–

    18–

    6

     

    £1054–

    10–

    10

    The above-s̄d Acct presented to the Corporation of Harvard College aboves̄d was approved of by them.

    Dated Iuly 11th 1696

    ⅌ Attested by

    Dated in Boston Iuly 11th 1696.

    Increase Mather presidt

    ⅌ Tho. Brattle Treasurer of Harvard Colledge.

    Harvard Colledge is Cr

    1693.

           

    Iuly 4th Impr̄

    By Cash rec̄d of Majr In̄o Richards late Treasurer of s̄d Colledge

    ƚƚ

    s

    d

    16–

    16–

     
     

    By Ditto rec̄d of severall for money due by bond &c in principall and Interest

    509–

    3–

     
     

    By Ditto recd of 4 years Annuity from mr Glovers Estate

    16–

       
     

    By Ditto rec̄d for 9 years Annuity out of Mr Newgates farm

    35–

    5–

     
     

    By Ditto rec̄d for 3 years Rent of College house mr Webbs Donation. Let to Enoch Greenleaf

    45–

     
     

    By Ditto Rent of College-house Capt Keyn’s gift

    33–

    1–

    6

     

    By Ditto Rent of Meadow at Lynn

    26–

    15–

    4

     

    By Recd for Rent of Bumkin aƚ Wards Island, Mr Ward’s gift 3 years

    6–

    15–

     

    By ditto

    4 years Rent of Land in Watertown

    5–

       
     

    By ditto 1 years Rent of Land in Billerica

    1–

       

    1694.

    By Ditto rec̄d for mrs Anderson’s Legacy

    5–

       

    Iune 7.

    Aug. 21.

    By ditto rec̄d for pewter bought with Mr Penoyer’s money

    74–

       

    1695.

    By ditto rec̄d for Cane joynts bought wth the Money deƚd Mr Newman to gett the College Arms Cutt

    5–

       

    Apr. 27

    Sept 24.

    By ditto rec̄d of the presidt for Mr Nathl Hulton of London his Legacy of £100 Sterƚ

    130–

       
     

    By ditto recd of mr Iohn Cotton for double books

    30–

       
     

    By ditto recd of mr Bordman at severall times

    50–

       

    1696.

    By ditto recd of the President for mr Thomas Gunston of London his gift of £50 Sterƚ

    65–

       

    Apr. 6.

       

    £1054–

    10–

    10

    [50]

    An Inventory of the Estate belonging to Harvard College in Cambridge in New England Iuly ye 1st 1712.

    Impr̄ in Bonds, Bills & Mortgages Vizt

         

    Iohn Barnard of

    Watertown

    by Bond

    20–

    Jnterest ꝑd to Mar. 10th 1710/11

    *David Mead

    Billerica

    by bill

    8–2–

    Nothg rec̄d since Feb. 1693/4

    *Seth Perry

    Boston

    by morḡḡ

    67–2–

    No interest ꝑ d Since Iune 1694.

    *Richard Wharton

    Boston

    by bond

    100–

    Lent him 9ƀer 1686 nothg rec̄d

    *Ioseph Holmes

    Boston

    by ditto

    25–

    Nothg rec̄d since Sept. 1698.

    Wm Smith

    Boston

    by mort

    62–8–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 29th 7ƀer 1707.

    *Joseph Edmunds

    Lynn

    by bond

    1–16–

    Nothgd or rec̄d

    Richard Way

    Boston

    by Mortḡ

    80–

    Jnterest ꝑd abt ye year 1706.

    Thomas Pollard

    Billerica

    by bond

    12–

    Interest ꝑd to 20 May 1710.

    *Antho. Checkley

    Boston

    by Ditto

    75–

    Interest ꝑd to 18 7ƀer. 1703.

    Edmund Quinsey

    Braintry

    by ditto

    40–

    Interest ꝑd to 1. Xƀer. 1711.

    Edmund Goffe

    Cambridge

    by Mortḡ

    100–

    Interest ꝑd to 30 7ƀer. 1711.

    Ioseph Groute

    Watertn

    by bond

    25–

    Interest ꝑd to 15 Iuly. 1710.

    Iohn Hubbard

    Boston

    by Ditto

    30–

    Interest ꝑd to 30 7ber. 1709.

    Samuel Bowman

    Cambridge

    by ditto

    20–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 7 Xber. 1711.

    Wm Brown

    ditto

    by Mort

    20–

    Jnterest pd to 19. Xƀr 1711.

    John Bemis

    Watertown

    by bond

    60–

    Interest ꝑd to 17 8ber 1711.

    John Langdon

    Boston

    by ditto

    100–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 11 Xƀr 1709.

    John Cuttler

    Camƀr. farms

    by ditto

    34–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 14 May 1711.

    Wm Parkman

    Boston

    by ditto

    100–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 28. Mar. 1712.

    Benja White

    Brooklynn

    by ditto

    60–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 10. Mar. 1709/10.

    John Bunker

    Cambridge

    by Ditto

    30–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 29 7ƀer. 1711.

    Nathl Patten23

    Ditto

    by ditto

    40–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 1tr 1711.

    Samuel Bass &c

    Brantry

    by ditto

    60–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 15 Xbr 1711.

    Jsaac Holdin

    Cambridge

    by ditto

    25–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 15 Apr 1712.

    Jn̄o Warrin

    Watertown

    by ditto

    60–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 28 Apr 1711.

    Peter Buttler

    Boston

    by ditto

    50–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 25. Janry 1711/12

    Francis Bowman

    Cambridge

    by ditto

    50–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 12 Apr 1712.

    Joseph Fasset

    Ditto

    by ditto

    50–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 20 July. 1711.

    Richard Tompson

    Oburn

    by ditto

    75–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 9 8ƀr 1711.

    Thomas Tufts

    Medford

    by ditto

    50–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 8 Mar 171112

    Benj̄a Chadwick

    Watertown

    by ditto

    50–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 10th ditto.

    Elisha Storey

    Boston

    by Mortg

    50–

    Lent him 6 Apr 1711.

    Jacob Hill

    Cambridge

    by bond

    100–

    Jnterest ꝑd to 3 May 1712

    John Cook

    Ditto

    by ditto

    20–

    Lent him 22 Auḡo 1711.

    James Marshall

    Boston

    by ditto

    65–

    Lent him 22 Decr 1711.

    Samuel Stone

    Camƀr. (farms)

    by ditto

    125–

    Lent him 27 9ƀr 1711

    Jsaac Hunt

    Ditto

    by ditto

    125–

    Lent him 27 9ƀr 1711

    Jon̄a Prescott

    Concord

    by ditto

    70–

    Lent him 12 Mar. 171112

    John Cooper

    Camƀr. (farms)

    by ditto

    70–

    Lent him 17th ditto.

    John Bradish

    Cambridge

    by ditto

    100–

    Lent him 5 Apr 1712.

    Thomas Kendall

    Cambr. farms.

    by ditto

    60–

    Lent him 24 ditto.

    Benj̄a Cheny

    Cambridge

    by ditto

    50–

    Lent him 26 ditto.

    Wm Rawson

    Brantry

    by ditto

    106–13–4–

    Lent him 25 Mar. 1712

    Ditto Rawson

     

    by ditto

    100–

    Lent him 22 May 1712.

         

    £2622–1–4

    wherof may be 277£ in bad debts marked *

    Jn Cash

    330–1–1

         

    £2952–2–5

     

    Jn Legacies Vizt

    Richd Russel Esqr gave £100 Mar. 22. 1680. recd in Provisions to Thomas Willis £31–13–4 according to Majr Richards’s Acct & nothing since—Due—£68–6–8d Mr Edmund Brown of Sudbury gave £100, Mr Samuel Goffe Execr Execution Levied on 17 Acres of Pasture Land in Cambridge of the s̄d Goffs, but ye Coll. has not yet enjoy’d it.

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    Jn Rents & Annuities in New England, Vizt

     

    Rents ꝑd

    Land at Watertown Let unto Daniel Livermore at

    £1–

    ⅌ An̄. to 25 Mar. 1712

    Annuity of mr Glover’s yt Mr Tho: Smith now pays

    4–

    ⅌ An̄. to 10 Febr 1711/12

    Bumkin aliàs Wards Jsland, yt Mr Lobdall pays

    4–

    ⅌ An̄ to 2524 Mar. 1712

    Annuity of Mr Newgates yt Mr Sn Stoddard now pays

    4–

    ⅌ An̄. to 25 Mar. 1711.

    A ps of Land near ye Collg Let Mr Andw Bordman

    –6

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1711.

    Land in Rowley, Mr E. Rogers’s gift, yt Mr Fowler receives

    6–5

    ⅌ An to 25 Mar. 1711.

    A Strip of Land in Cambridge Neck lately Let to Coƚo Foxcroft.

       

    A Pasture in Dorchestr to Jn̄o Robinson. Mr Stoughton’s gift

    3–7–6

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1712.

    Land in Newtown Let mr Iohn Hubbard 20/ ꝑ An

     

    to 25. Mar. 1707.

    Land in Notomy to Abraham Hill

    1–

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1712.

    Land in Billerica to T Richardson &c

    1–

    ⅌ An̄ to 1st Mar. 171011.

    Land at Lynn to N. Ingols &c Mr Coggan’s gift

    10–

    ⅌ An̄ to 1. Mar. 171112

    Land at Dorchestr to In̄o Trescott, Mr Stoughton’s gift

    –16

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1710.

    Messuage in Boston to Mr Wm Payne Mr Webbs gift

    12–

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1711.

    Land at Notomy to Gershom Swan

    –6

    ⅌ An̄ to 25 Mar. 1711.

    Charlestown Ferry

    72–

    ⅌ An̄ to 1st May. 1712.25

     

    £120–

     

    & Mr Eliakim Hutchinson’s gift of £10 durante beneplacito per annū.

    Annuity of Capt Sam̄l Scarlett’s of £7 ⅌ annum, wherof onely ten pound has bin rec̄d, & yt abt 30 years agoe

    The Lady Moulson &c their gift of £162: 6/4. Lent to the Countrey, for wch they paid £15 ⅌ Annum. Nothing rec̄d sinc ye year 1684.

    In Rents in England Vizt

    Mr Wm Penoyer’s gift out of his farm in Norfolk, of abt 15 or 16£ Stert ⅌Annum rec̄d to Michaelmas 1710.

    Iohn Dodridge Esqr his gift of £10 ⅌ Annum ꝑd to Febr 1684 besides wt Mr Mather rec̄d

    Mr Edward Hopkins his Legacy.

    In Lands in New England not improved Vizt

    Lands at Patacoque granted to the Colledge by the General Court 1657.

    Mericoneag neck of Land in Casco bay granted by by the s̄d Gen̄l Court Febr. 7. 1682.

    500 Acres of Land in the Narraganset Country granted by by the Honble Sam̄l Sewal Esqr to the College.

    A ps of Land in Boston by Mr Theodore Atkinson dec̄d

    Dated in Boston Iuly lst 1712

    ⅌ Tho: Brattle Treasurr of Harvard College26

    Cambridge Octobr 27̄o 1713.

    At a meeting of The Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library.

    • Present. The Presidt
    • Mr Brattle, Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Pemberton, Mr Flynt &
    • Mr Holioke27

    About a Bridge over Charlestown Ferry.28

    1. Voted, That, whereas the Generall Assembly have directed Dr Clark & A Com̄ittee of the house of Representatives, upon a Proposal to erect a Bridge over the Ferry between Boston and Charlestown instead of ye usual passage by Boats, to confer with the Presidt and ffellows of the College upon that affair; Mr Presidt, Mr Wadsworth and Mr Pemberton be a Com̄ittee of the Corporation to Confer wth the said Dr Clark &c upon the Subject matter afores̄d

    Coll. Treasurer, to give Bond.29

    2. Voted, That the Treasurer for the time being of Harvard College shall henceforth shall give Security to the Satisfaction of the Presidt and Fellows for the faithfull discharge of the Trust reposed in him.

    3. Voted That Mr Iohn White be Treasurer of Harvard College.

    4. Voted, That Mr Pemberton and Mr Flynt accompany Mr Presidt to represent to his Exc̄y the Govr The Election of a Treasurer, and to pray his Exc̄y that they may present the s̄d Mr Iohn White Elected a[s] aforesd for th to the Overseers for their Acceptc and Acceptc and Apꝑbacōn

    [52]

    5. Whereas the Revd Mr Wm Brattle Execr of the last will and Testamt of Thos Brattle Esqr late Treasurer of the College, hath rec̄d and paid out sundry Sum̄s of Money belonging to the College Treasury the Articles wherof have bin exhibited30 to the Corporacōn, Voted, That what he hath don in these matters be31 and are hereby fully approved and allowed; and further, That the s̄d Mr Willm Brattle do continue and is hereby impowered to act as Treasurer of the College, and that the Treasurer’s Salary be continued to him untill he shalbe discharged from this Trust and trouble.

    6. Voted, That Mr Iohn Denison be Library-Keeper for the insuing year, and is allow’d Six pounds for his Service.

    7. Voted, That for the Year now advancing The Senr Fellow’s Salary be £80, the middle ffellows Salary be £70, and the Iunr Fellow’s Salary be £50, to be paid them by their Pupills Tuition-money, the Rents of Charlestown Ferry, and the College-Treasury, including Mr Pennoyer’s Donation.

    8 Voted, That Mr Presidt and the Residt Fellows agree with Mr Brattle for what Books may be in the late Treasurers Library, they think proper for the College Library.

    9. Voted, That the Scholars of the house for this year be Sr Rogers, Foxcroft, Pierrepont, Hobart, Checkley: and that £4 be allow’d each of ym according to their Residc at the College.

    10. Voted, That ye Rents of those Lands in Dorchester given by the Honble Mr Stoughton now in the Occupacōn of Iohn Robinson and Iohn Trescott be allow’d to Danforth from the time of his entring into College, wch is two year now past; and the Rents for the year insueing are also allow’d unto the said Danforth.

    11. Voted, That the Steward be allow’d the Column of Com̄ons and Sizing in the Quarter Bill without any defalcacōn to the College as the Establishmt directs, for the Last Quarter, and the Quarter now runing; and after the Expiracōn of ye Quarter Currt it is refer’d to the Presidt and Fellows residing in Camƀr. to Consider and Order the Stewds allowc as to the Column afores̄d and the Value of parts untill the Corporation shal direct otherwise. And the Value of parts be 3̄½d for the Quarters afores̄d

    12. Voted, That Iohn Oldham have the Refusal of the peice of Land on the south side of Charles’ River, wch was formerly voted to be sold.

    13. Voted, That the Buttler to be Chosen shal32 allow to the College for Absent Com̄ons forty shillings ꝑ Quarter. That he shal not sell his Cyder for more than 2d ꝑ Quart till the First day of February, and from and after the s̄d first day of Febr he may sell it for three pence ꝑ Quart, but not exceed that. That he shal allow to the College 18d ꝑ Bar͞rl for every Bar͞rl of Cyder he takes into the Cellar for his own acct to Sell.

    14. Voted, That Sr Berry be the Buttler for this year.

    At meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Novr 4th 1713.

    Present

    • The President
       
    • Mr Brattle

    • Fellows.
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Holioke33

    Voted,

    1. That Sr Rogers be allow’d £5 out of Capt Keyn’s Legacy.

    2. That Andrew be allow’d £5. out of Mr Wm Brown’s Legacy.

    3. That Marston be allow̄d £7. and Higginson £3 out of Mr Benja Brown’s legacy.

    4. That out of Mr Webbs Donacōn be allow’d for the year Currt to Pierrepont 40s to Prentice, 40s and to Crocker 40s

    5. That £6 be allow̄d to Mr Cotton out of Mr Hulton’s Donacōn.

    6. That wth Mr Wadsworth’s & Mr Pemberton’s Concurrc the Presidt is desired to write to Mr Benj̄a Edmunds to pay to Mr Brattles Order what he may have rec̄d the Michaelmas last past of Mr Penoyers Legacy: the s̄d Mr Brattle promising to pay to the College the s̄d Sum wth the Excħa

    [53]

    At an Overseer’s Meeting in the College Hall. 7o Iuly. 1714.

    Present

    His Exc͞y I. Dudley Esqr Govr

         
    • Mr Presidt
         
    • Mr Sam. Angier
    • Samuel Sewall

     
    • Mr Wm Brattle
    • Isc Addington
     
    • Mr Tho. Bridge
    • Elm Hutchinson
    • Esqrs
    • Mr Benja Wadsworth
    • Penn Townsend
     
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Adton Davenport
     
    • Mr Sim. Bradstreet
         
    • Mr Ios. Sewall.

    Mr President propounding that on Consideration of the Excessive heat of the Weather and other inconveniencys attending the holding the Com̄encmt on the first Wednesday in Iuly, the time might be altered.

    It was Voted, That henceforth the Comencmt be held upon the last Wednesday of August yearly.

    At a Corporation Meeting in Camƀr. Sept. 27. 1714.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Mr Brattle
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Holioke.34

    Voted,

    1. That Mr Oldham’s Deed of sale be executed by the President in the Name of the Corporation.

    2. The President and fellows residing in Cambridge be impowered to repair the roof of Stoughton-College.

    3. That for the year ensuing the Senr Fellows Salary be £80, the middle Fellows £70, the Iunr Fellows, £50, to be paid them by their Pupills Tuition-money, the Rents of Charlestown Ferry and the College Treasury, including Mr Penoyers Donation.

    4. That Mr Robie be allowed 30s out of what was allowed the last year to the Library-Keeper, the s̄d Library-Keeper having bin absent from the College above one Quarter, and his trust thereby so long neglected.

    5. That Mr Rogers be Library-keeper for the year ensuing, and have the usual allowc of six pounds for his Salary.

    6. That there be an allowance out of Mr Boyl’s Legacy towards the defraying the charges of Larnel’s funerall in such ꝑportion as the Presidt and the ffellows residing in Cambridge shall think proper.

    £. 20. p̄d ꝑ.

    7. That Galpin have the same allowc that he had the last year, out of Mr Boy[le’s] Charity, that is to say, £33–15s which is one Quarter pt of £90 Sterƚ with the Cur̄t Exchange. His year begins 25th of March last past.

    8. That the Scholars35 of the house for ye Ensuing year be Mr Denison, Mr Chipman, Checkley, Marston and Prentise, & that they be allow̄d each £4.

    Exhibitions.36

    9. That what shalbe due from Mr Robinson & Mr Trescott for the Ensuing year for the Rents of Lands given by Mr Stoughton be ꝑd to Danforth.

    10. That £10 be disposed of out of the Rents of Mr Rogers’s Lands at Rowley the year Ensuing Vizt £6 to Sr Appleton, the remaining £4 to Rogers.

    11. That the Presidt be impowered in the name of the Corporation to Execute Leases of Mr Rogers’s Lands in Rowley not exceeding seven years.

    12. That £5 be allow̄d Mr Rogers out of Capt Keyns Legacy for the year insuing.

    13. That £10 out of Mr Benja Brown’s Legacy for the year ensuing be paid to Marston and Sewall, that is to say, to each of them £5.

    14. That whereas there are eight pupills more this year then there were the last year, £12 shalbe added to the stated Salary of the three Tutors Vizt £4 to each of them, to be paid out of the Treasury.

    [54]

    At a Meeting of the Overseers of Harvard College in the Council Chamber at Boston Octr 7, 1714

    Present

    • His Exc̄y the Governor
    • His Honr The Lt Govr
    • Waite Winthrop Esqr
    • Mr President Leverett.
    • Elisha Hutchinson Esqr
    • Dr Cotton Mather.
    • Samuel Sewall Esqr
    • Mr Samuel Angier
    • Jsc Addington Esqr
    • Mr Benja Wadsworth.
    • Penn Townsend Esqr
    • Mr Ebenr Pemberton.
    • Andrew Belcher Esqr
    • Edward Bromfield Esqr
    • Iohn Clark Esqr
    • Addington Davenport Esqr
    • Thomas Hutchinson Esqr

    1. The Presidt having reported, That the Corporation had chosen Mr Thomas Robie a Fellow of the house, The Overseers Voted, That the s̄d Mr Thomas Robie be accepted as a ffellow of the house.

    The Treasurer to give Bond.37

    2. The President reported that the Corporacon had pass’d a Vote, in hæc Verba, That the Treasurer Tor the time being of Harvard College shall henceforth give Security to the Satisfaction of the Presidt and Fellows for the faithfull discharge of the Trust reposed in him, Voted,

    That the said Vote of the Corporation is approved of, and allowed.

    3. Mr Iohn White Elected38 Treasurer by the Corporation, being presentd by the Presidt Jt was Voted

    That the s̄d Mr Iohn White is approved of and allow’d to be Treasurer of Harvard College.

    H. Flynt Cler Inspect.

    Harvard College. Decr 11̄o 1714.

    Moody & Gray’s Case.39

    Moody and Gray junr being Convict of the most enormous and Scandalous breach of the Eighth Comandmt were sentenc’d to be Expelled the College, and accordingly were Expell’d the College with the usual Solemnity.

    Cambridge, Decr 21̄o 1714.

    At a meeting of the Presidt and ffellows of Harvard College residing in Cambridge, at the House of Mr Brattle

    • Present. The Presidt
    • Mr Brattle, Mr Flynt,
    • and Mr Holioke40

    Jn answer to the Petition of the Steward of Harvard College,

    Voted, That the s̄d Steward for this Present Quarter advance one farthing upon a Part, so that now a part wilbe three pence three farthings.

    Jn the College Hall, March. 17̄o 1714.15.

    Moody & Gray.41

    Upon the humble Application and Confession of Moody & Gray they were this day wth the Advice and Consent of the Corporation readmitted into the College, and restored to their Standing, and the Buttler order’d to Set up their Names on the Tables in the Buttery.

    [55]

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College at the House of the Revd Mr Pemberton in Boston July 24, 1715.42

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Mr Holyoke.43

    Upon the perusall and Consideration of the Bond offer’d by Mr Whit[e]

    Voted, That the Security for the faithfull discharge of his Office of Treasurr is to Satisfaction.

    Voted, That Galpin be allow’d a Quarter part of Mr Boyle’s Charity for the year Currt, the year begining the 25th of March past.

    Cambridge August 16. 1715.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College.

    Present.

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Brattle
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Mr White Treasurer
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Holioke44

    Voted,

    1. That Mr Penoyer’s Donation payable Michaelmass 1714 be paid to the Rever̄d Mr Wm Brattle or his Order in England he allowing the same Excħa that was Curt in the Year 1713. Vizt after the rate of 50 ꝑ Cent, in Consideration of his having not rec̄d45 the effect of the Order of the s̄d year 1713.

    No Com̄encement dinner in ye Library.46

    2. That hencforth there be no provision made for the Dinner in the Library on the Com̄encmt day: And the Presidt is desired to make the publick Jnvitacōn accordingly.

    3. That the Steward of the College be allow’d £25 out of the Treasury towards the repairing his Losses occasion’d by the dearness of ꝑ vision.

    4. That the Steward be allow’d three pence three farthings for a single pt, and the whole Column of Com̄ons & Sizings to the End of the Quarter now runing, as in the preeding Quarters from the Last Allowance made by the Corporation Oct. 27. 1713.

    5. Whereas the Rev̄d Mr Wm Brattle to whom the College Treasury was com̄itted upon the decease of the Late Treasurer Thomas Brattle Esqr presented the Acct of his Transactions thereupon to the Corporation for their Examination & Approbation, the s̄d Corporation upon the View and Consideration of the s̄d Accts Voted,

    1. That the s̄d Accts presented to the Corporation are allow’d & apꝑvd

    2. That the Corporation being sensible of the great Care & faithfullness of the Rev̄d Mr Brattle in the Managmt of the College Treasury since the decease of his Worthy Brother Thomas Brattle Esqr the s̄d Late Treasurer do return their thanks to him for the same.

    3. That Mr Iohn White having comply’d with the Vote of the Corporation pass’d Octoƀr 27̄o 1713. is impowered and directed to take the College-Stock, and all things thereunto belonging into his Custody and care, and the Rev̄d Mr Brattle is desired to deliver the s̄d Stock and all matters and things belonging to th[e] Treasury of Harvard College to the s̄d Mr Iohn White the Treasurer of the s̄d College, and that his rect be a full discharge of the s̄d Mr Brattle.

    6. That Welsted be Buttler of the College for one year from the begin̄ing of the next Quarter

    7. That the Slip of Land in Cambridge-neck, and a Swamp-Lott in the West fields be Sold.

    8. That Mr David Parsons and others as the Presidt shal judge proper be offer’d by him to the Overseers to be admitted to the Degree of Master of Arts.

    Octobr 18̄o 1715. The Rev̄d Mr Brattle deliver’d to the Corporation an Inventory of the College-Stock, with Mr Treasurer White’s rect of the s̄d Stock, in order to the Entring the Same with the College Records. And the s̄d Inventory with the s̄d Rect ffollow on the other Side, &c

    [56]

    An Inventory of the Estate47 belonging to Harvard College in Camƀr. in New Enḡld

    Impr, In Bills, Bonds and Mortgages from Severall Persons of divers Towns, Vizt

    *David Mead

    Billerica

    by Bond

    £ 8–

    2–0

         

    *Seth Perry

    Boston

    Mortgage

    65–

    2–0

         

    *Richard Wharton

    Boston

    Bond

    100–

    0–0

         

    *Ioseph Holms & Thos Bligh

    Boston

     

    25–

    0–0

    Sued 1705 Bond lodg’d in Court

    Wm Smith

    Boston

    Mortgage48

    58–

    0–0

    Sept.

    1.

    1714.

    *Ioseph Edmunds

    Lynn

    Bond

    1–

    16–0

         

    Thos Pollard & I Foster

    Billerica

    Bond

    12–

    0–0

    May.

    3.

    1714.

    *Antħo Checkley

    Boston

    Bond

    75–

    0–0

         

    Edmund Quinsey

    Braintrey

    Bond

    40–

    0–0

    Decr.

    1.

    1714

    Joseph Grout &c 17dwts

    Watertown

    Bond

    25–

    0–0

    Iuly.

    15.

    1714

    John Bemis &c

    Watertown

    Bond

    60–

    0–0

    Oct.

    17.

    1714

    John Langdon &c

    Boston

    Bond

    100–

    0–0

    Decr

    11.

    1714

    Iohn Guttler &c. Cam

    Camƀr. Farms

    Bond

    34–

    0–0

    May

    14.

    1714

    Isaac Holding &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    25–

    0–0

    Apr

    15.

    1715

    Iohn Warrin &c

    Watertown

    Bond

    60–

    0–0

     

    28.

    1715

    Peter Buttler &c

    Boston

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Ian.

    25.

    1714

    Ioseph Fasset &c

    Camƀr. Farms

    Bond

    20–

    0–0

    Iuly

    20.

    1715

    Richard Tompson &c

    Woburn

    Bond

    25–

    0–0

    Oct.

    9.

    1714

    Thomas Tufts, &c

    Medford

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Mar.

    8.

    1714

    Benj̄a Chadwick &c

    Watertown

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    10.

    1714

    Elisha Storey &c

    Boston

    Mortgage

    50–

    0–0

    Apr.

    6.

    1715

    Iames Marshall &c

    Boston

    Bond

    65–

    0–0

    Decr

    22.

    1714

    Ion̄a Prescott &c

    Concord

    Bond

    70–

    0–0

    Mar.

    12.

    1714

    Wm Rawson &c

    Braintrey

    Bond

    106–

    0–0

     

    25.

    1715.

    Benj̄a Cheney &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Apr

    26.

    171549

    Interest due from

     

    Iohn Muzzey &c

    Camƀr. Farms

    Bond

    40–

    0–0

    Sept.

    12.

    1714

    Henry Wright &c

    Boston

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    25.

    1714

    Clement Cock &c

    Braintrey

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Oct.

    13.

    1714

    Iohn Knap &c

    Newtown

    Bond

    20–

    0–0

    Jan.

    1.

    1714

    Zabdiel Boylston &c

    Boston

    Bond

    250–

    0–0

    Febr

    5.

    1714

    Samuel Bass &c

    Braintrey

    Bond

    40–

    0–0

    Dec.

    15.

    1714

    Joseph Cook &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    30–

    0–0

    Ian.

    18.

    1714

    John Appleton Esqr &c

    Ipswich

    Bond

    100–

    0–0

     

    25.

    1714

    Jacob Kendall &c

    Woburn

    Bond

    60–

    0–0

     

    27.

    1714

    Wm Wheeler &c

    Concord

    Bond

    55–

    0–0

    Feb.

    11.

    1714

    Samuel Robinson &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    25–

    0–0

    June

    16.

    1715

    Jon̄a Pool, &c

    Redding

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Mar.

    15.

    1714

    Daniel Foxcroft

    Cambridge

    Mortgage

    100–

    0–0

    Mar.

    25.

    1715

    Iames Pitts &c

    Boston

    Bond

    150–

    0–0

    Apr.

    14.

    1715.

    Samuel Kidder &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    45–

    0–0

     

    29.

    1715

    Wm Trescot &c

    Dorchester

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    May.

    1.

    1715

    Edw̄d Bromfield Esqr &c

    Boston

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    4.

    1715

    Gregory Stone &c

    Lexington

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    4.

    1715

    Samuel Wait &c

    Maldon

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    11.

    1715

    Iohn Goodenow &c

    Sudbury

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    25.

    1715

    Nathl Byfield Esqr &c

    Bristol

    Bond

    65–

    0–0

    Aug.

    19.

    1714

    Stephen Francia &c

    Medford

    Bond

    30–

    0–0

    Sept.

    13.

    1714

    Sam̄l Whittemore50 &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    60–

    0–0

     

    24.

    1714

    Sam̄l Iacklin

    Boston

    Mortgage

    170–

    0–0

    Dec.

    25.

    1714

    Iohn Oldham &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    20–

    0–0

    Oct.

    18.

    1714

    Nathaniel Hill &c

    Ditto

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Jan.

    16.

    1714

    Iohn Palfray &c

    Charlestowne

    Bond

    75–

    0–0

    Mar.

    15.

    1714

    Iohn Lawrence &c

    Lexington

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    18.

    1714

    John Parkes &c

    Concord

    Bond

    100–

    0–0

     

    21.

    1714

    Wm Reed &c

    Lexington

    Bond

    140–

    0–0

     

    21.

    1714

    Elias Parkman &c

    Boston

    Bond

    200–

    0–0

    Apr

    19.

    1715

    Stephen Richardson &c

    Woburn

    Bond

    20–

    0–0

    May.

    18.

    1715.

    Ebenr Crane &c

    Milton

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    May

    20.51

    1715

    Wm Rawson &c

    Braintrey

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    June

    07.52

    1715

    Ioseph Bowman &c

    Lexington

    Bond

    45–

    0–0

    Jun.

    14.

    1715.

    Iames Goddard &c

    Brooklyne

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

     

    25.

    1715

    Ichabod Pierce &c

    Charlestown

    Bond

    50–

    0–0

    Mar.

    26.

    1715

    Iacob Hill &c

    Cambridge

    Bond

    25–

    0–0

    June.

    16.

    1714

     

    Holms omittd

    Total

    £3767–

    0–0

         

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    The College-Estate Continued

    Jn Legacies. Vizt

           

    From Richard Russel Esqr, not recieved

    £68–6–8

         

    From the Rev̄d Mr Edmund Brown of Sudbury not rec̄d

    £100–0–053

         

    Jn Rente, Annuities & Lands in New England Vizt

           

    Land at Watertown Lett to Daniel Livermore

    Annū

    £ 1–0–0

    Mar.

    25.

    1715

    Annuity of Mr Glover’s for wch Mr Tho. Smith pays

    Annū

    £ 4–0–0

       

    1714

    Bumkin. at Wards Island, for wch Mr Lobdall54 pays

    Annū

    £ 4–0–0

     

    25.

    1714

    Annuity of Mr Newgates for wch Sim̄o Stoddard Esqr pays

    Annū

    £ 4–0–0

     

    25.

    1715

    A Small pc of Land near ye Old College for wch Mr A Bordman pays

    a

    –6–0

       

    1715

    Land in Rowley for wch Mr Ez. Rogers’s gift fetches

    An. abt

         

    1714

    A Strip of Land in Cambridge Neck, now not improved

               

    Twenty Acres of Land in Lexington, not Improv’d

               

    Two Woodlots on Cambridge Rocks abt 24 Acres

               

    Thirty Acres, near Iohn Parkers in Newtown, ye 33d Lott

               

    One Acre and half in ye great Swamp. (Westfields Cambr.)

               

    A pe of Land bought of Michael Spencer near the College

               

    A Pasture in Dorchester (Mr Stoughtons gift)55 for wch I. Robinson pays

    a

    3–7–6

    Mar.

    25.

    1715

    Land in Newtown (Elder Champneys gift)56 for wch Mr N. Hubbard pays

    an̄

    1–0–0

       

    1715

    Land in Cambridge at Menotomies for wch Abr. Hill pays

    An̄

    1–0–0

       

    1715

    Land in Billerica for wch Mr Richardson & Hosley pay

    An̄.

    1–0–0

     

    1.

    1714

    Land near Lynn Mr Cogan’s gift, for wch N. Ingols &c pay

    An̄.

    10–0–0

       

    1714

    Land at Dorchester (Mr Stoughton’s gift)57 for wch I. Trescot pays

    An̄.

    –16–0

     

    25.

    1715

    Messuage in Boston, Mr Webbs gift, for wch Mr Paijn pays

    An̄.

    12–0–0

     

    25.58

    1715

    Land at Menotomics in Cambridge for wch Gersh. Swan pays

    a

    6–0

     

    25.

    1714

    Charlestown Ferry for wch is paid

    Annum

    72–0–0

       

    1715

    Lands in Pacatoque granted to ye College by ye Genl Court. 1657.

               

    Mericaneag Neck of Land in Casco Bay granted by ye Genl Ct Feb. 7. 1672.59

               

    500 Acres of Land in ye Narraganset Countrey granted by the Honble Saml Sewal Esqr.

               

    A peice of Land in Boston given by Mr Theodore Atkinson.

               

    Cambridge Aug. 16. 1715.

    Errors excepted ⅌ Wm Brattle

    Cambridge Augst 16. 1715.

    Pursuant to a Vote of the Corporation of Harvard College pass’d this day, Rec̄d of the Rev̄d Mr Wm Brattle Execr of the Last Will and Testamt of Thomas Brattle Esqr dec̄d late Treasurer of yed College, the Severall Bills, Bonds and Mortgages specified in the before written Inventory to the Value of three Thousand Seven hundred Sixty Seven pounds, with the Acct of Interest due on them, and the Acct of the Lands, Legacies & Rents, and Annuities, together with Sundry Deeds and other Papers belonging to the s̄d College; Likewise Rec̄d the Sum̄ of one hundred Twenty five pounds, thirteen Shillings in Bills of Publick Credit, the Ballance of the Cash Acct I say Rec̄d ⅌ order of the Corporation of the s̄d College, having given two Rects of this Tenour & Date, One whereof to the s̄d Corporation, the60 other to the s̄d Mr William Brattle

    ⅌ John White Treasr

    of the s̄d College

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    Cambridge, Octobr 25. 1715.

    At a Meeting of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

    Present

    • The President.
    • Mr Brattle.
    • Mr Pemberton.
    • Mr Treasurr White.
    • Mr Flynt,
    • Mr Wadsworth.
    • Mr Holioke.61

    Agreed & Voted,

    1. That the Rent for Charstown Ferry be62 £120 ꝑ Annum, that is is to say, forty pounds for each Boat.

    2. That the Term for the next Leases exceed not five years.

    3. That William Sheaf, and Nathaniel Wilson shall have the offer of renewing their Leases.

    4. That Mr Thomas Greaves63 shall have the offer of the third Boat.

    Merricaneag64

    5. That the Presidt Mr Treasurer White, Mr Wadsworth & Mr Pemberton or any three, whereof the Presidt being always one of them, be and are impowered to Meet with the Com̄ittee of the Purchasers of Mr Wharton’s Rights Eastward, and agree upon all matters referring to the s̄d Purchaser’s pretentions to Merricaneag65 neck and the adjacent Lands, wch the Generall Court granted to the College.

    6. Whereas Welsted desires to be Excused from Serving as Buttler, (acknowledging the favr of the Corporation in choosing him to the s̄d office) Voted, That Sr Checkley be the Buttler for the ensuing Year.

    Com̄encement. 1st Wenesday July.66

    7. Whereas upon the Experimt of ye year past, it is found, That the Conveniences for removing the Com̄encmt prove not what was expected, Jt is agreed, the Com̄encmt be Assign’d and fixed at the time it has for about thirty years bin Celebrated, Vizt On the first Wednesday in Iuly; And that the Presidt present the desires of the Corporation to the Overseers for their Approbation.

    8. That the Buttler may not Sell his Cyder for more then two pence ꝑ Quart,67 untill the first of February, but after that to the End of ye Year he is allow̄d to Sell it for 3d ꝑ Quart.

    9. That the Buttler is to allow & pay to the College 18̄d for every Barrel of Cyder taken into the Buttery.

    10. That henceforth the Buttler is to allow to the College for Absent Com̄ons 40s ꝑ Quarter.

    11. That for the Year Ensuing, the Senr Fellows Sallary shalbe £80, the Middle Fellows be £70, and the Iunr Fellows be £50, to be payd to them by their Pupills Tuition, the Rents of Charlestown Ferry, and out of the College Treasury, including Mr Penoyer’s Donation.

    12. That in Addition to the Fellows Salary Stated as above, in consideracōn of the Expensivness of the times £15 are allow’d to the Fellows out of the Treasury, that is to Say, to Each Fellow £5.

    13. That the Treasurers Salary be £40 ꝑ Annum.

    14. That the Steward of the College may charge 3½d for a part during the Quarter now runing, but for the Quarter next following, he is to charg 3¼d upon a pt That he is allowed £80 in the Column of Com̄ons and Sizings, and out of the Overplus of the s̄d Column the s̄d Steward is to give the College Credit for a Sixth part of it.

    15. That Mr Iohn Rogers be the Library-Keeper for the Ensuing Year, and That he be payd Six pounds for that Service out of the College Treasury.

    16. That the President with the Fellows of the Corporation residing in Camƀr. regulate and Settle the Scholars of the House and other Exhibitions for the year.

    Cambridge Apr 9th 1716.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Brattle
    • Mr Pemberton
    • Mr Treasurer White
    • Mr Flynt.68

    Voted,

    1. That the Steward be allowed to charge three pence upon a pt for the Quarter now runing, and untill the Com̄encmt The Column of Com̄ons and Sizing to continue as establish’d at the Last meeting of the Corporation.

    2. That no Tutr or Fellow of the House now or henceforth to be chosen shall hold a Fellowship with Salary for more then Three Years, Except continued by a New Election.

    3. That Mr Treasurer retain Mr Paul Dudley to be the College Council, and present him with £5. as a retaining Fee.

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    4. That the Reverend Mr Ioseph Stevens be a Fellow of the Corporation.

    5. That Mr Nicholas Sever be a Fellow of the House.

    6. That the Scholars of the House for the Year Currt be Mr Appleton, Crocker, Rogers. Perkins and Sewall, and each of them to be paid £4 out of the College Treasury

    7. That £5. out of Capt Keyn’s Legacy be paid out of to Mr Iohn Rogers by Mr Treasurer.

    8. That Gold be allow’d £8. out of Mr Penoyer’s Donation.

    9. That Sr Galpin be allow’d one Quarter pt of £90 Sterling with the Curt Exchange out of Mr Boyle’s Charity.

    10. That Putnam, Sewal and Green have Each of them £4.

    11. That Oliver be allow’d £4.

    At a Meeting of the Overseers of Harvard College held in the Council Chamber at Boston. Apr 16. 1716.

    Present

    • The Honble Wm Tailer Esqr Lt Govr
    • Wait Winthrop

    • Esqrs
    • The Presidt

    • Esqrs
    • Elisha Hutchinson
    • John Clarke
    • Samuel Sewall
    • A. Davenport
    • Eliakim Hutchinson
    • Thomas Hutchinson
    • Pen Townsend
    • Thomas Fitch
    • Andrew Belcher
    • Adam Winthrop.
    • Edward Bromfield
     

    Mr Stevens, of the Corporation69

    Upon the Representation of the Rev̄d Mr Iohn Leverett Presidt of the Harvard College, That the Corporation for the Managmt of the Affairs of the s̄d College had made choice of the Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Stevens to be One of the Fellows of the s̄ Corporation; and Mr Nicholas Sever for a ffellow of the House, and now proposing them to the Overseers for their Approbation & Acceptance;

    Mr Sever Fellow of ye House70

    Advised, that they be accepted in their respective Stations to which they are Chosen accordingly.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Sept. 11o 1716.

    Present

    • The President.
    • Mr Wm Brattle
    • Mr Ebenr Pemberton
    • Mr Treasurer White
    • Mr Henry Flynt
    • Mr Benja Wadsworth
    • Mr Ioseph Stevens.71

    Voted, That the Steward be allowed £7 as an Equivalent for the abatmt upon made upon a part at the last meeting of the Corporation; Provisions continuing dearer then was supposed w̄d have bin.

    2. The Steward is allow̄d to charge 3̄d upon a pt during the Quarter now runing, and unto the End of the next quarter wch will expire Decr next, and he is allow̄d till then £80 out of the Column of Com̄ons & Sizings; and out of the Overplus of the s̄d Column he is to give the College Credit for a Sixth part according to the Establishmt And at the Expiration of the s̄d Decr Quarter, the Presidt and Fellows of the Corporation residing at Camƀr. upon advismt with the rest of ye Corporation may direct and determine what may be ꝑper to be don further upon the Premises as to either abatmt or Advance.

    3. That Sr Checkley be continued Buttler for another Year.

    4. That the Buttler shall pay to the College 12̄d a Barrel, for every Barrell of Cyder laid in by him, and that he shal not Sell his Cyder to the Scholars for more then 2d ꝑ Quart for this Year.

    5. That the Year insuing, the Salary of the Senr Fellow’s shalbe £80, The Second Fellow’s shalbe £70. and the Third Fellow’s £50. To be paid to ’em out of their Pupil’s Tuition-money, and out of the Colledge Treasury, Including Mr Penoyers Donation & Mr Iohn Glover’s Legacy.

    6. That Mr Flynt be allow̄d and paid by the Treasurer the Complemt of the last years Establishmt for the Fellows, in Consideration of his taking the Charge of the Sophomores after Mr72 Holyokes Removal upon the College.

    7. That Mr Iohn Rogers be Library-Keeper for the Year ensuing, and that he be paid Six pounds for that Service.

    8. That the Scholars of the House for the Ensuing Year be Mr Applton, Mr Crocker Rogers, Perkins and Sewall, each of whom are allow̄d £4.

    9. That Putnam, Sewal and Green have the benefit of the Incom of Mr B. Brown[’s] Legacy; Vizt four pound to be paid to each of them.

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    10. Voted, That Gold be allow’d £8. out of Mr Penoyer’s Donation73 payable Michaelmas 1717.

    11. That Mr Iohn Caswell Mercht of London be Impower’d by Letter of Attourney to Rec̄v and Acct for Mr Penoyer’s Donation to the College Treasurer.

    12. That Oliver be allow’d the Benefit of his Great Grandfather Mr Newgate’s Annuity.

    13. That Tompson be allow’d £5 out of the College revenue.

    14. That the Lot of Land lying near to Mr Stones Lands within the Town of Lexington be left to the Presidt and Treasurer to be View’d and disposed of: And if they find it wilbe to the best Advantage of the College to Sell the s̄d Lands, they are hereby impowered to Sell it.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library, Sept 6o 1717.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Treasurer
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens.74

    Voted, That the Rev̄d Mr Benj̄a Coleman, and Mr Nathl Appleton be Fellows of the Corporation, to Succeed the Rev̄d Mr Willm Brattle, and the Rev̄d Mr Eben̄r Pemberton.

    Exemption frō Detrimēt.75

    2. That the Studts who are obliged to board in the Town for want of room in the College to entertain them be exempt from paying Detrimt during this year.

    Pacatuck-Lands.76

    3. That Mr Presidt with Mr Treasurer prefer a Memorial to the Generall Assembly, praying that an Equivalent may be allow’d for one Thousand acres of Land granted to the College about the Year 1657 in Pacatoag; The s̄d College never having had the Effect of the s̄d Grant.

    Merricaneag.77

    4. That Capt Sam̄l Moodey Esqr be Impower’d by Letter of Attourney under the Seal of the Corporation to Enter upon and Secure to College right to Merricaneag-Neck and Lands adjoyning; and to prosecute all such as shall trespass upon the s̄d Lands.

    Fellowa Salaries.78

    5. That the Salary for the Ensuing Year to the Senir Fellow £80, To the Second, £70, and to the third ffellow £60: To be paid by their Pupill’s Tuition-money, and out of the College Treasury, Including Mr Penoyer’s Donation and Mr Glover’s Legacy.

    Scholars Gallery.79

    6. In answer to the Motion of Mr Andrew80 Bordman & Zech̄a Hicks in the name and on the Behalf of the Town of Cambridge, Voted, That the College wilbe ready to allow out of the Treasury one Seventh pt of the Charge of raising the Meeting house, and erecting an upper Tier of Gallerys; Provided, The Frontier Gallery that Now is, wth the two Wings, shal, as of right it ought to be, and as their necessity calls for it, be Surrendred to the Use of the Scholars, and So much room in the Side Galery contiguous to the Front-Gallery afores̄d, as Shalbe equall to a Seventh pt of the New Galerys wch shalbe Erected, be declared and Entred in the Town Book of Records as the Right and ꝑportionable pt of the Meeting-house belonging to the College and deliver’d to the Use of the s̄d College, as there shalbe Occasion therefor: The s̄d pt of the s̄ d Side-Gallery to be taken & Set off square from front to Rear.

    7. That Mr Iohn Rogers be Library-Keeper for the Year Insuing, and That Six pounds be paid to him out of the College Treasury for the s̄d Service.

    8. That Sr Rogers, Sr Perkins, Sewall, Moody and Williams Junr be Scholars of the House for the Year Currt and Each of them to be ꝑd £4. out of the College Treasury.

    9. That Williams, upon the Motion of Dr Increase Mather, have the benefit of Mr Hulton’s Legacy, Vizt £6.

    10. That Sr Checkley be continued Buttler; And be is to pay to the College Twelve pence ꝑ Bar͞rl for every Barrel of Cyder he takes into the Cellar; That he shall sell his Cyder to the Scholars for no more then two pence ꝑ Quart untill the first day of Ianry; when he shall apply to the Presidt & Fellows for their Direction and Determination of the price of his Cyder.

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    11. That the Income of the Legacy of Benjamin Brown Esqr be to Green & Sewall Junr That is to say, to Green £7, and to the s̄d Sewall the remaining five pounds.

    12. That £8 out of Mr Penoyer’s Donation be to Gold.

    13. That £4. the Annuity Left to the College by Mr Newdigate be this Year ꝑd to Iackson, a Great Grandson of the Donor.

    14. That Six pounds out of Capt Keyn’s Legacy be paid to Mr Iohn Rogers.

    15. That Nelson be allow’d the Rents issuing from the Land in the Occupation of Robinson & Trescott, the Gift of the Honble Willm Stoughton Esqr

    16. That Angier, Rogers and Fisk have Each of them £4.

    17. That the Steward in Consideration of the Loss he Sustain’d by reason of the Dearness of Provision the Last Year lie paid out of the College Revenue £25. And he is allow’d to charge 3¾ upon a part for the Quarter next coming: He is also allow’d the Column of Com̄ons and Sizings intire without defaleacōn for the Quarter now runing, and an hundred pounds of the same Column the next following Quarter, the Overplus of it, he is to acct for as usual. And further, it is Order’d, That at the Expiration of the second Quarter, the Consideration of the Stewards affair be left to the Determination of the Presidt and Fellows of the Corporation residing in Camƀr.

    18. Mem’ That Mr Treasurer White laid before the Corporation Mr Newman’s Accts with the Report of Mr Dum̄er and Mr Gunston, who had Examin’d and Compar’d them with the Vouchers, for Allowe And the Accts were allowd and the allowc Sign’d by the Presidt

    At a Meeting of the Overseers of Harvard College at Boston Novr 14o 1717.

    Present

    • His Exc̄y Govr Shute,
    • His Honr Lt Govr Dum̄er.
    • Wm Taijler Esqr
    • Edward Bromfield Esqr
    • Samuel Sewall Esqr
    • Nathaniel Norden Esqr
    • Eliakim Hutchinson Esqr
    • Samuel Brown81 Esqr
    • Penn Townsend Esqr
    • Edmund Quinsey82 Esqr
    • Nathl Byfield Esqr
    • Elisha Cook Esqr
    • The Presidt
    • Mr Samuel Angier Teaching Elder of Watertown
    • Mr Benjamin Wadsworth Teaching folder in Boston.

    Mr Colman & Appleton Fellows83

    Jt having pleased Almighty God to take to himself the Rev̄d Mr Wm Bra[ttle] Late, pastr of the Cħ. of Christ in Cambridge & the Rev̄d Mr Ebenr Pemberton, Fellows of the Corporation of Harvard College, The Presidt & Fellows of the s̄d College having at their Meeting on Sept. 6th 1717 Last past Elected the Rev̄d Mr Benj̄a Coleman and Mr Nathl Applton to be ffellows of the s̄d Corporacōn And now Presenting by the Presidt their Election afores̄d to the Ho͞nble & Rev̄d Overseers for their Approbation & allowc

    Voted, That the Overseers do approve and allow the Election of the Rev̄d Mr Benj̄a Coleman and Mr Nathl Applton made by the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College to be Fellows of the s̄d Corporation.

    Petition for a New College.84

    Upon the Consideration of the Want of Accom̄odation to Lodge the Students in the College, Advised, That a Memorial be presented to the General Assembly in the Name of the Overseers importing the Same, and desiring the the Great and Generall court to do therin as their Wisdom and Piety may direct. And that the Memorial be Sign’d by the Cler̄ of ye Oversee[rs.]

    That The Honble The Lt Govr William Taïler Esqr Samuel Sewal Esqr The Presidt Elisha Cook Esqr Mr Wadsworth and Mr Coleman be a Committee to take care that the s̄d Memorial be prepared and Signed, & to present the Same to his Exc̄y and Council as Soon as Possible; and to do their uttmost to ꝑmote the Intentions of the s̄d Memorial.

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    Harvard College Febr 19th 1717. 18.

    Price of Comons85

    The Presidt Mr Flynt and Mr Applton met and upon Consideration of the Dearness of Provision, and agreed that the Allowance Settled upon the Steward by the Corporation at their Last meeting, shalbe Continued86 saving, that87 he shall charge no more then three-pence half penny88 for a pt in the Scholars Com̄ons for the Quarter now riming.

    June 7̄o89 1718.

    Price of Commons.90

    The Presidt and Fellows residing in Cambridge met, and Agreed, That the Stew̄d for the Quarter now near Expiring, and untill the Com̄encmt Charge three pence three farthing upon a part, Provision being dearer then when the Last Establishmt was made at the meeting Febr 19th last past; And it is to be remembred, that the Advancmt afores̄d is not thôt to be equall to the Excessive dearness of Provision but that to be refer’d to the Consideration of the Corporation at their next meeting to make up to the Stewd what this may fall short.

    At a meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library on the Com̄encmt Day 1718.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Treasurer White
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Applton.91

    *Mem’ It being between four & five of the clock. p. m. All92 ye ꝑsons could not be call’d to affirm their Evide against Mr Pierpont Viva Voce.

    Upon the hearing of Ebenr Pierponts allegations against Mr Sever and the Witnesses Vizt Capt Heath, John Pierpont and Ruggles, ꝑduced by the s̄d Pierpont to ꝑve the s̄d Allegations, and Mr Sever’s answer thereto; As also the Charge made against the s̄d Ebenezr Pierpont as to his contemning, reproaching and Insulting the Governmt of ye College, and the *Evidences ꝑduc’d in writing93 for the Evincing said Charge: The Presidt putting the Question, whethr upon what had bin heard from all parties the s̄d Ebenr Pierpont could or might be admitted to his Degree? The Members of the Corporation Seriatim declar’d their Opinion, and Uno Ore Voted, that the s̄d Ebenr Pierpont ought not to be admitted to his Second Degree this day.

    Eben Pierpont’s case.94

    The Presidt and Fellows waited on his Exc̄y and the Overseers that were together in the College-Hall, and reported the Opinion of the Corporation as above, Upon wch the Govr95 said well, there is an End of it, and no more to be s̄d, Let us go And attend the remainder of the Service and Solemnity of the day.

    Sept 15͞o 1718.

    The Stewards allowe for the Quarter just now Expired was Settled as Iune 7th Last past, and with the same referc.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library Sept. 24̄o 1718.

    Present

    • The96 Presidt
    • Mr Treasurer White
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton97

    Voted,

    1. That Mr lohn Loyd Junr be constituted Attourney for the President and Fellows of Harvard College to rec̄v Moneys in great Britain, and that a Letter of Attourney be Executed in the Usual form.

    2. That Application be made to his Exc̄y the Govr, That there may be a generall Meeting of the Overseers of the College, and the Address in the following form be presented to him;

    To his Exc̄y the Govr

    The humble Address of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge New-England.

    May it Please yor Excy.

    Eben Pierpont’s case98

    The Charter of this College directing us to ꝑcure a Meeting of the Honble & Revd the Overseers therof in great and difficult Cases Wee Crave Leave humbly to Acquaint yor Exc̄y that We apprehend an Emergency of grt Importc to the College and the Governmt thereof has lately [63] Occurr’d, relating to a Difference between Mr Nicħo Sever one of the Tutrs of the House and Mr Ebenr Pierpont (then a Member thereof) which affair upon the Motion of Mr Pierpont had an hearing before the Corporation, and their ꝑceedings therin not being to his Satisfaction, he has carry’d the Matter into the Com̄on Law, wch Wee Apprehend wilbe hurtfull to the rights and Priviledges of the College, and tends to weaken the Governmr therof.

    Wee therefore humbly pray yor Exc̄y to Order a Generall Meeting of the Overseers, that they may take the whole matter into their consideration, and issue the Same, as in their great Wisdom they shall think Right and Iust.

    Yor Exc̄ys

    Most humble and Obedt Servt

    John Leverett Presidt in the

    Name of himself and the Fellows of Harvard College

    3. That the Presidt is desired to take Such of the Corporation with him as he thinks proper, to present the Address afores̄d to his Exc̄y the first convenient Opportunity: and to intreat his Exc̄y, that the Cause between Mr Pierpont and Mr Sever depending before the Justices in Charlestown being Adjourned untill the Overseers have their meeting And that the Govr be desired to direct the Overseers Meeting to be held at Cambridg[e] according to former Usage.

    4. That Sr Cotton be Buttler for the Ensuing Year; and that he be under the same Regulations, and render the same Dutys that were Set the last year.

    Annual maters.99

    5. That the Salary for the Ensuing year be to the Senr Fellow £80, to the second £70. and to the third, £60. to be paid by their Pupills Tuition-money, and out of the College-Treasury, Including Mr Penoyer’s and Mr Glovers Legacys.

    6. That as an Addition to the Fellows Salary for this Year, the Treasurer shall pay £10 out of the College Treasury to Each of the Fellows, by reason of the depression of the Value of the Bills of Credit.

    7. That Sr Welsted be Library Keeper for the Year Ensuing, and that £8 be allow’d him for that Service, and that he be directed to take Speciall Care that the Library and Books be kept in a better and more decent Condition then heretofore,

    8. That whereas Mr Iohn Rogers, who was appointed Library-Keeper the Last Year, was absent from that Service a grt pt of the Year, and Mr Robie Supply’d his place, he is to be allow’d out of the Establishmt for that Year according to the time he Supply’d Mr Rogers’s Absence.

    9. That the Scholars of the house for the Ensuing year be Sr Pain, Cotton, Williams junr Hancock and Angier, and they to be Allow’d £4 Each, according their Residence.

    10. That the Steward be allow’d £5 in Consideration of his Loss the Last Year: That for the Quarter now runing he may charg 3¾ upon a pt, That the Consideration of his Quota in the Column of Com̄ons & Sizings be refer’d to the next Corporation-meeting.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College Jn Cambridge. Apr̄ 28th 1719.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Treasurer
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton.100

    Voted,

    Allowance to ye steward.101

    1. That for and in Consideration of the Loss, that happen’d to the to Steward, thrô the Excessive dearness of Wheat and other provision, and the pts having bin charg’d but102 at 3¾d for the three Quarters past, and bread but at 2d by the Loaf, the s̄d Steward is allow’d the whole Column of Com̄ons & Sizings for the Year now run̄ing, and for this fourth & Last Quarter, and to the Com̄encmt, He is allow’d to Charge four pence three farthings on a part in the Kitchin, and three pence upon the Loaf at the Weight it is now deliver’d into the Buttry.

    2. That the Settlmt both in the Kitchin and Buttry after the Com̄encment and untill the further Direction of ye Corporation be left with the President and fellows of the College residing in Cambridge & Tutrs

    3. That the Rent of Charlstown Ferry be £150 ꝑ Annum, that is to say £50. for Each Boat

    Ferry.103

    4. That the Lessees of the Ferry shall not alter the Landing places on either side the Ferry wth out the Allowance and Approbation of the Corporation unless the Generall Court shall interpose their Authority for the Determination thereof.

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    5. That the Leases for Each of the Three Boats to be now made shalbe to two ꝑsons.

    6. That One Ferry-boat104 be leased to Dr Greaves and Mr Iacob Hurd, another to Colo Gill and Mr Wilson, a Third to Mrs Mary Sheaf Widow of William Sheaf Late Ferry-man decsd and Zecha David her Brother.

    The Ferry.105

    7. That if neither of the Lessees can go in the Ferry Boat, the foreman that shalbe put in from time to time shal have the Approbation of the Presidt and Treasurer.

    8. That in Case any or all the ꝑsons above-named refuse to take a Lease upon the Terms above-menc͞on’d, Jt shalbe in the Power of the President with the Treasurer to Lease the Ferry on the s̄d Terms to such ꝑsons as they shall Judge most Suitable, and most best106 for the Jnterest of the College.

    9. That Dr Greaves and Mr Hurd be directed and Obliged to keep the Boat Leased to them on Boston Side.

    10. That the Three Years Since Mr Nicħo Sever was chosen to be fellow of the House, the s̄d Mr Sever being now Expired, He is now renewedly chosen Fellow of the House for three Years.

    11. That Mr Presidt be desired to Move the Trustees of Mr Hopkins’s Legacy to gratify Mr Henry Newman and Mr Solicitr Evans for their Service in recovering that Legacy.

    12. That Green be allow’d £7 and Sewall £5 Out107 of Mr Benja Browns Legacy

    13. That Gold be allow’d £8 out of Mr Penoyers Donation.

    14. That £4 be paid to Jackson out of Mr Newgates Donation.

    15. That Rogers be allow’d £.6. out of Capt Kein’s Legacy.

    Exbibitions.108

    16 That Nelson have the Rents of Mr Stoughton’s Devise of the Lands in the Occupation of Trescot & Robinson.

    17. That Fisk have the whole of the Income of the Revd Mr Brattle’s Legacy, Vizt £15.

    18. That Williams have the Revenue of Mr Hulton’s Donation, Vizt £6.

    19. That Mr Sparhawk be Scholar of the House in Lieu of Sr Pain, and to have the whole allowc for the year.

    20. That £6 be allow’d to Pemberton, & £4 to Hancock.

    21. That a Book for Entring the Treasurers Accts be ꝑvided by the s̄d Treasurr and that the s̄d Book be transmitted to his Successrs in that Office.

    22. That the remaining Exhibitions, and that the Settling Mr Boyle’s Donac͞on be refer’d to the next Corporation-meeting.

    Sept 15. 1719

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Flynt

    Memorandum, That upon the Application of the Steward for the Settlmt of the price the parts, The President and Fellows pursuant to a Vote of the Corporation on the 28th of April last past, Order’d, That from the time of the Scholars entring into Com̄ons Since the Com̄encmt to tbe End of the Quarter the Price of Single part shalbe 4d

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library Novr 16: 1719.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurr110

    Voted,

    1. That the Salary for the Ensuing Year to the Senr Fellow be £80, to the Second £70, and to the third £60. to be paid by their Pupils Tuition-money, and out of the College Treasury Including Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Glvers Legacys.

    2. That as an Addition to the Fellows Salary for this Year the Treasurer shall pay £10. out of the College Treasury to Each of the Fellows by reason of the Depression of the Value of the Bills of Credit.

    3. That Mr Flynt be allow’d upon the Consideration of his Bodiely infirmity to live out of Com̄ons, he taking care to be present in the Hall at Meal-times as there may be Occasion.

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    4. That out of the Hon̄ble Mr Boyle’s Donation One Moiety of £45 Sterƚ with the Currt Excħa be given for One Year (begining from the Com̄encmt last past) to Peabody to encourage him to Qualify himself for preaching the Gospel among the Indians, and to Devote himself to that Service; Provided That he continuing his Inclination so to do, give proper Security to refund s̄d Money to the Treasurer of the College in case he sħd afterward divert from the Indian Service afores̄d

    T. Hollis.111

    5. That the thanks of the Corporation be given to Mr Craddock for his Generous Care in managing the Donation of Mr Thomas Hollis, and not charging Com̄issions.

    6. That the Interest of Mr Hulton’s Donation Vizt £6, and of Mr Hollis’s Donation, be for this present Year given to Mather towards his Support at College, pursuant to the Desire of the Revd Dr Jncrease Mather his Grandfather, who was Instrumentall in ꝑcuring s̄d Donations.

    20 £. to Mr Newman, Coll. Attorney.112

    7. That £20 Sterƚ be allow’d Mr Henry Newman as a Gratuity for his Care and Service in Managing the Affair of Mr Hopkins’s Legacy.

    8. That Sr Cotton be Buttler for this Year, and that he pay to the College 12d ꝑ Bar͞rl for every Barrel113 of Cyder he takes into the Cellar, and that he shall sell his Cyder to the Scholars for no more then 2d ꝑ Quart untill the first day of Febr̄, when he Shall apply to the Presidt and Fellows of the House for their Direction & Determination of the price of his Cyder.

    9. That the Butder shall ring the Bell at five of the Clock in the Morning as well as at other times according to former Usage.

    10. That the Buttler shall pay 50s a Quarter for Absent Com̄ons from the time the bread114 has bin and so long as it shalbe at 3d ꝑ Loaf.

    Steward.

    11. That the price of pts and of bread stand as it now is to the End of the Quarter Currt, and after that it is left to the regulation of the Presidt and Fellows115 of the College residing in Camƀr, and Tutrs untill further Order116 of the Corporation.

    12. That the Consideration of a fourth Fellow be left to the Spring.

    13. That Mr Welsted be Library-Keeper for this Year, and have £8 for his Service.

    14. That there be a Com̄ittee to make a Collection of the College117 Laws and lay the same before the Corporation at their Meeting in the Spring, together with a draught of Such New Laws as they shall think proper to be Enacted; And that the same Com̄ittee prepare a List of the severall Donations that shal have bin made to the College, and of the Uses for which they have bin given.

    15. That Mr Presidt Mr White, Mr Flynt, Mr Stevens and Mr Appleton be the Com̄ittee for the Ends aforesd

    Rutland118

    16. That Mr Treasurer is desired to give the thanks of the Corporation to the Proprietrs of Rutland for their Donation of 250 Acres of Land to the College, within their Township.

    17. That the Scholars of the House for this Year be Sr Perkins, Angier, Toppan, Green and Abbot, and be allow’d four pounds Each.

    18. The Exhibitions for this Year are as Follows, Vizt.

    1. To Sr Gold out of Mr Penoyers Donation £.8.

    2. To Rogers Senr out of Capt Keyn’s Legacy—£.6

    3. To Pemberton out of Mr Webbs Donation £.8

    4. Sewall £8, and to Ieffars £10 out of the Brown’s Legacys.

    5. To Fisk out of the Revd Mr William Brattle’s Legacy £15.

    6. To White and Hunting £5, Each. To Blowers £5, To Willard £6.

    7. To Weld £5. and to Owen £5.

    8. To Nelson, the Rents of the Hon̄ble Mr Stoughtons Devise of Lands Jn the Occupation of Robinson and Trescott of Dorchester.

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    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of the College at the Presidts House March 24th 1719. 20.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Robie
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Applton.119

    Upon the Consideration of the state of Provision, Agreed, That the price of Parts and bread continue as last Set untill the Corporation shal meet.

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Library.

    May. 24o 1720.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • The Treasurer.120

    T. Hollis121

    Voted, That the thanks of the Corporation be rendred by Mr Presidt and Mr Colman to the Worthy Mr Thoms Hollis of London Mercht for the further Valluable Donation, we are informed he has bin pleased to make to the College and is allready in pt arriv’d

    2. That £3. 3. 10½ of the first produce of sd Mr Hollis his former Donation be added to the Principall (which is £296. 16. 1½) So as to make the whole of the Sum̄ £300. in the College Registry in Complyance with his Direction lately signify’d) before Mather have the Benefit of the produce thereof.

    3. That a fourth Fellow of the House be now Elected: there being Occasion for another by reason of122 the grt Number of Studts now at the College.

    4. That Mr William Welsteed be the fourth Fellow, and that the Presidt be desired to procure a meeting of the Overseers, and present the s̄d Mr Welsteed to the Hon̄ble anti Rev̄d the s̄d Overseers for their Approbation and allowance, as Elected for three Years.

    5. That Twenty of the Freshmen be com̄itted to the Tuition of Mr Welsteed, that his Salary shall beginn with the next Quarter, and be after the Rate of £50 ꝑ Annum the Currt Year, his Tuition money to be reckon’d part thereof.

    See B. 5. p. 171. 4 to.123

    6. The Honble Samuel Brown Esqr having intimated that he is willing to bestow a Donation of £150 on the College, the Income thereof to be improv’d, as by him is proposed: Voted, That the Corporation thankfully accept the kind and Generous tender, with a gratefull Recognition of the Valuable Gifts of his Hon̄ble Ancestrs to the College. That the President be desir’d to signify the same by a Letter in the Name of the Corporation in order to the Treasurers recieving the Gift.

    Mr. Robie’s Letter.124

    7. A Letter from Mr Robie directed to the Presidt being laid before the Corporation, requesting the Income of Mr Thomas Brattle’s Gift of £200 towards the Maintenance of a Master of Arts skill’d in the Mathematicks &c for reasons therein rendred; Voted, That the Consideration thereof be had at the Next Corporation meeting, and that Mr Robie be desired then to Exhibit an Acct of his Mathematicall ꝑformances refer’d to in his Letter.

    New College.125

    Mem̄o The Presidt is desired to acquaint the Overseers, that the New College is near Finish’d, and the Corporation is now ready either to Wait on their Honrs or by themselves to return thanks to the Generall Assembly Court for that their Noble Munificence to this Society, as they shall advise.

    Memo Choice of a Buttler, Assigning a Chamber for a 4th fellow next meeting.

    Memo Iune 17o 1720.

    The Presidt wait on his Excȳ at Boston to concert a time for an Overseers Meeting, and the Governr was pleased to agree that the Meeting of the126 Overseers sħd be on thursday the 23d Currt at the Council-Chamber, and a Signification127 of this meeting was given accordingly.

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    At a Meeting of the Overseers in the Council Chamber.

    Boston June 23̄o 1720.

    Present

    • His Exc̄y the Govr
     
    • The Presidt
       
    • Samuel Sewall
    • Mr Benja Wadsworth

     
    • Penn Townsend
    • Mr Benja Colman
     
    • Edward Bromfield
    • Mr Harris
     
    • Addington Davenport Esqrs
    • Mr Ioseph Sewal
    • Teaching Elders Jn Boston.
    • Thomas Fitch
    • Mr Thomas Prince
    • Thomas Hutchinson
    • Mr Iohn Webb
     
    • Jonathan Belcher
    • Mr Wm128 Cowper
     
    • Paul Dudley.
    • Mr Thomas Foxcroft
     
     
    • Mr Samuel Checkley.
     

    Proposed,

    1. Whether Mr William Welsteed having bin chosen by the Corporation a Fellow of the House for three Years be Allow’d and Approved of as Such by the Overseers. Voted.

    2. Whether Mr No Sever having bin rechosen by the Corporation a Fellow of the House for three Years be allow’d & Approved of. Voted.

    New College.129

    3. Whether an Address of thanks to the General Court for their Erecting a New College be Offer’d in the Name of the Overseers or of the Corporation. It was Voted, It sħd be in the Name of the Corporation.

    4. Whether Iudge Sewall, Mr President Leverett, Iudge Dudley, Dr Cotton Mather & Mr Colman be a Com̄ittee of the Overseers to ꝑuse and report their opinion of Mr Neals History of New England to the Overseers at the Com̄encmt or at their next Meeting. Voted in the Affirmative.

    T. Hollis.130

    5. The Overseers being informed of a Large benefaction of Mr Thomas Hollis Mercht of London to the College, Voted, That a Letter of thanks be Sent to Mr Hollis for his Bounty aforesd in the Name of the Overseers. Voted also, That Ionathan Belcher131 Esqr & the Revd Mr Colman be desired to Draw it up.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in the Library Iune 28. 1720.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Messrs

    • Wadsworth
    • Colman
    • Flynt
    • Stevens
    • Applton
    • Mr Treasurer132

    The Presidt acquainted the Corporation, that at Late meeting of the Honble & Rev̄d Overseers, He had ꝑposed to them, Whether They w̄d be pleased to address the Gen̄l Court wth thanks for the Additionall Building to the College, which they have bin pleased lately to Erect, and that they had refer’d that affair to the Corporation.

    1. Voted, That Mr Colman, Mr Stevens and the Treasurer be desired to prepare a Draught of an Address in the Name of the Corporation returning thanks to the Honble Gen̄l Court for the s̄d Building.

    2. Voted, That the Presidt and Mr Colman be desired to render the thanks of the Corporation to the truely worthy Mr Thos Hollis of London Mercht for his further bountiefull Donation to this College; The knowledge of which, and the Donation itself is Arrived since the Last Meeting.

    T. Hollis.133

    3. Voted, That Capt Tallamy be impowed to Enquire after, recover and receive any Gifts, Legacys, or Annuities, that are or may become due for the Use of the Presidt and Fellows or Scholars of this College out of the Tyths of Fremington or any pt or place within the County of Devonshire, by Vertue of the Will or any other Instrumt made by John Doderidge Esqr or any other ꝑson whatsoever. That the Presidt and Treasurer be desired to prepare and give the Same to Capt Tallamy.

    New College.134

    4. Voted, That the New College be kept securely shut up, and no Use made of it, either of Chambers or Cellars, for the next Com̄encmt to prevent the Damage that will otherwise necessariely be, while the house is new & Green.

    Care of ye College in vacatiō135

    5. Voted, That it be recom̄ended to the Fellows of the House, That some one of [68] them reside at the College during the Vacation after the Com̄encmt, if it may be with any Conveniency. And that it be left with the President and Fellows of the House to appoint four Discreet Studts to Reside at and take Care of the Severall Colleges during the s̄d Vacation, to prevent Damage being done thereto: And that Thirty Shillings be allow̄d to Each of them for their Service.

    6. Voted, That the College Hall be Cieled136 under the Ioyst, The floor new laid, and further necessary Conveniency made therin for the Orderly and Decent reception of the Studts, in the time of Worship & meal-times. And that the Library be Cieled under the Ioyst, & that further done therto that shalbe thôt necessary by the Fellows Presidt and Fellows of the Corporation residing in Cambridge to preserve the Books from Damage.

    Hall to be kept clean.137

    7. Voted, That Once a day the Hall be Swept, The Tables, Windows, Seats, Walls & Cieling be made clean, the Charge thereof to be born as shalbe directd at a future meeting.

    Entry swept138

    8. Voted, That the floor of the Long Entry before the Hall be new laid, That it be swept once a day, at the Charge of the Buttler.

    9. Voted, That Clean Table139 Linen be laid twice a Week in the Hall, the Stew̄d to ꝑvide accordingly, the Laundress to be allow̄d twenty shillings ꝑ Quarter for Washing the College Linen.

    Clean Table Cloths140

    10. Voted, That Sr Sewall be Buttler for the Year ensuing.

    11. Voted, That Mr Cook be Library Keeper for the Year Ensuing and that Eight pounds be allow̄d him for his Service.

    At an Overseers meeting in the Council Chamber

    Boston Novr 22. 1720.

    Present

    • His Excȳ the Govr
    • Wm Tailer141 Esqr
    • His Honr the Lt Govr
    • Mr Presidt Leverett
    • Penn Townsend Esqr
    • Ion̄a Belcher Esqr
    • Mr Iohn Danforth
    • Iohn Applton Esqr
    • Paul Dudley Esqr
    • Mr Benj̄a Wadsworth
    • Edwd Bromfield Esqr
    • Edmd Quencey Esqr
    • Mr Benj̄a Colman
    • Wm Partrigg Esqr
    • John Wheelwright Esqr
    • Mr Peter Thatcher.
    • Isa Winslow Esqr
    • Sam̄l Thaxter Esqr
    • Mr Iosph Sewall.
    • Addington Davenport Esqr
    • Charles Frost Esqr
    • Mr Iohn Webb
    • Benja Lynde Esqr
    • Ioseph Ham̄ond Esqr
    • Mr Thos Prince
    • Thos Hutchinson Esqr
    • John Burril Esqr
    • Mr Sam̄l Checkley.

    Danl Neal, Master of Arts.142

    Voted, That the Rev̄d Daniel Neal Minr of the Gospel in London be admitted to the Degree of Master of Arts, and that a Diploma be drawn up and Executed according to Custom & Sent unto him.

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Library, Ianryo 17 2021

    Present

    • Mr Presidt Leverett.
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer White.143

    Pursuant to a Vote of the Hon̄ble & Revd the Overseers Dated Novr 22d Last past Impowering and directing it, The Presidt & rest of the Corporation Signed a Diploma, confering the Degree of Master of Arts on the Revd Mr Daniel Neal Min̄r of the Gospel in London in order to be Transmitted to him.

    D. Neal.144

    1. Voted, That the said Diploma be Entred in the College Book. Voted, That the Salary for the Year Currt (to begin wth the College Quarter in Iune Last) To the Senr Fellow, be £80. To the Second Fellow £70. To the Third, £60. To the Fourth £50. To be pd by their Pupils Tuition money, and out out of the College Treasury, including Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Glover’s Legacys.

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    2. Voted, That an Addicōn of £10 be made to Each of the Fellows Salary, for the Year Currt in Consideration of the Depression of the Value of the Bills of Credit.

    Voted, That Mr Perkins, Sr Prince, Sir Eliot, Sr Whipple, Pemberton and Osgood be Scholars of the House for this Year, and be allowed each £4.145 or in that ꝑportion for the time they reside at College, and faithfully discharge the duty of the Office.

    3. Voted, That £3. 3. 9 of £5. 13. 9, which Sr146 Marshal owes to the Steward, be remitted as soon as he has ꝑd the remaining, £2. 10s, the Steward to have Credit accordingly in his Accts

    See ye other end of this147 B. p. 9.148

    Memorand’ The Hon̄ble Coƚo Sam̄l Browns Letter concerning his late Gift to the College to lie Entred in the College Book.

    4. Voted, That the Exhibitions for this Year be as follow, Vizt

    • To Sr Gold of the Colony of Nox, pt of Mr Penoyer’s Legacy £.8
    • To Rogers Senr out of Capt Keyn’s Donation £6.
    • To Pemberton out of Mr Webbs Donation £8.
    • To Fisk out of Mr Wm Brattle’s Legacy £15.
    • To White £5. To Hunting £5. To Blowers £8.

      Exhibitions149

    • To Abijah Weld. £5. To Owen £5. To Rogers junr £5.
    • To Dunbar £5.—Out of Messrs Brown’s Legacies,
    • To Sewall £8. To Ieffords £10. To Cabot £8.
    • To Nelson the Rents of the Honble Mr Stoughton’s Devise of Lands in the Occupation of Robinson and Trescott of Dorchester.

      T. Hollis.150

      πσλιυ151

    • To Mather out of Mr Hultons Donation . . . . . £ 6.
    • and out of Mr Hullis’s Donacōn . . . . £10
    • To Calender out of Mr Hollis’s Donation . . . . . £10.

    Stated Meetings of Corporation.152

    5. Voted, That the Corporation have two Stated Meeting Annualy for the Ordinary Affairs of the College Vizt On the first Monday, Succeeding Tuesday, or Wednesday, of April, & on the first Monday, succeeding Tuesday or Wednesday of Sept, the first of the s̄d Days that the Weather shal ꝑmitt.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library Apr 4. 1721.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer153

    Voted

    Peabody.154

    1. That out of the Honble Mr Boyle’s Donation One Moiety of £45 Sterƚ wth the Curt Excħa be given for One Year (beginning from the Com̄encmt Last past) to Peabody further to encourage him to Qualify himself for Preaching the Gospel among the Indians and to devote himself to that Service, he continuing his Intentions so to do, and having given Security to refund what he has or shall rec̄v, if he diverts from it.

    2. And whereas there is a prospect and Expectation, that Peabody as soon as he has taken his Degree the next Com̄encmt will go and reside among the Indians at Natick to instruct them in Religion, It’s further Voted, That the Moiety of £45 Sterƚ wth the Curt Excħa out of the s̄d Donation be ꝑd to him in Quarterly paymts for the first year of his ꝑforming that Service as a Consideration toward reimbursing the Charge of his Education in his Sophimorship, the first Grant to him being made when he was a Iunr Sophister.

    3. For the preventing Extravagancies at Com̄encmts. Voted,

    1. That the Order of the Corporation pass’d Iune 22d 1693, ꝑhibiting any Scholar to have Plum-cake &c in his Study or Chamber a Com̄encmt be strictly observed.

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    2. That all mix’d drink made with distill’d Spts be also phibited on the Same Penalty.

    Com̄encement retranch’d.155

    3. That the Presidt and Fellows be desired to exhort & direct the Scholars to be156 moderate and frugall in their Entertainmts

    4. And that the publick dinner usual on the day after the Com̄encmt be lessen’d or laid aside, as the Presidt and Fellows of the House shall think most convenient.

    4. Order’d, That the fence on the South side of Massachusetts Hall be made on a Parallel Line with the House at 45 foot distant from it, A Slope to be made at the Southerly End of it, to avoid the Deep ground and ditch as occasion may be.

    5. Order’d,157 That for the Year Current ye Treasurer be directed to pay out of the Treasury to Mr Flynt and Mr Robie what their Tuition money falls short of making up their Salaries (the Steward finding it exceeding Difficult to get in the Tuition money as well as other College dues) and that the Stew̄d Acct for the Sum̄ which Mr Sever’s Pupils money amounts to more then his Salary.

    6. Order’d that Consideration be had at the Next Meeting whither it be ꝑꝑ to make any Addition to the Number of Tutrs

    7. Voted, That it be left to the Presidt and Fellows of the Corporation, and Fellows of the House to settle the Price of parts from time to time as shalbe just according to the price of ꝑvision untill the next Stated meeting of the Corporation.

    8. Order’d that the Consideration of Mr Robie’s motion for the Income of Mr Thos Brattle’s Legacy be defer’d to the next meeting, when ’tis Expected that he lay before the Corporation his Mathematicall Observations that he has transmitted to England, as directed by a former Vote.

    9. Voted, That a Cross Wall158 or Walls (as by the Skilfull shal be found necessary) be built for the strengthning of Stoughton-College and that the sd College be Clap-boarded on the East Side,159 and, if it be found needful, on the Northerly End also. And that the Presidt Mr Flynt and Mr Steward Bordman be a Com̄ittee, who are desird to take care to have it don.

    Stoughton Collage.160

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in Boston at Mr Treasurer White’s Lodgings Apr 25̄o 1721.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt Leverett.
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.161

    Land at Lexington, sold.162

    Mr Presidt Reported, That pursuant to a former Vote of the Corporation, He wth the Treasurer had bin at Lexington and view’d the 20 Acres of Land belonging to the College there,163 and had treated with Severall ꝑsons ther for Sale thereof, and had agreed to Sell it to Gregory Stone the highest Bidder for the Sum of £50.

    Voted, That the Presidt be desired to Execute a Deed of Sale accordingly.

    T. Hollis.164

    The President & Mr Colman a Letter from Mr Thomas Hollis of London to them, and Mr Colman a Letter from Mr Neal of London written to him by direction of the sd Mr Hollis, relating to the Setting up a Professr of Divinity at the College, and desiring som further Advice & Information in that affair.

    Professor of Divinity.165

    Voted, That Mr Wadsworth and Mr Colman be a Com̄ittee to prepare & lay before the Corporation a draught of such Information at their next Meeting in Order to it’s being forwarded.

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    In Answer to the Peticōn of Peabody now presented,

    Voted, That a Quarter pt of £45 Sterƚ with the Curt Exch̄a out of the Honble Mr Boyl’s Donation, be given to him as a Consideration of his Education in his Freshmanship, he having represented his Necessity, and requested Assistance in the Charge of taking166 his Degree at the Approaching Com̄encmt.

    T. Hollis.167

    Voted, That the Income of Mr Newdigates Donation for the Year Currt be given to Sheaf, And that £10 of the Income of Mr Hollis’s Donation for the Year Currt be ꝑd to the sd Sheaf, which Mr Hollis has now Signified to be Acceptable to him.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at Mr Treasurr White’s Lodgings, Boston May 2̄o 1721.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Treasurer
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton168

    Mr Robie having laid before the Corporation Copys of his Mathematical Observations, particularly Such as he has transmitted to the Learned in England,

    Voted, That £24 the Income of Mr Thomas Brattle’s Donation for two Years be paid to Mr Robie.

    Mr Wadsworth & Mr Colman offer’d to the Corporation a draught of further Information respecting the Affair of a Professor of Divinity, as they were requested the Last meeting, which were read and accepted.

    Stoughton College view’d.169

    Voted, To be transmitted to Mr Hollis & the revd Mr Neal.

    The President reported, that he with the Other Gentlm̄ of the Committee appointed the 4th of Apr̄ last by the Corporation, to take Care for the Reparation and Strengthening Stoughton-College had called an Able Mason to advise wth in the View and Consideration of that Affair, who was of Opinion, that the s̄d House was so far bow’d that it could not be Secur’d as ꝑposed, and that ’twas necessary to take it down.

    Voted, That the s̄d Com̄ittee with the Addition of Mr Robie be desir’d to obtain Mr Nathl Goodwin Mr Ebenr Clough, Mr Iohn Goldthwaite & Mr Samuel Frothingham Masons Mr Iohn Iackson, Mr Ricħd Miller and Mr Nathl Frothingham Carpenters to take a thorô View & Survey of the s̄d House And report their Opinion in Writing what they think is most Adviseable to be don relating thereto.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College at the Presidts House in Cambridge, Iune 21. 1721.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasure[r]
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton170

    Minutes directory in Answer to Mr Hollis his Letters.

    Voted. 1. To Acknowledge with thankfullness his Last Bounty.

    2. To acknowledge his Candor and Confidence, in leaving his his Institutions Open And Alterable, and refering them171 to or Consideration & Apꝑbation.

    T. Hollis172

    3. As to the Professr We refer to what has bin already Writt to Mr Hollis; And further ꝑpose to offer it to his Consideration, Whether the Professr shd not be wholy his Own by transfering four of the Exhibitions to the Professrship; yet refering the matter to his Determination.

    4. As to what refers to the Treasurer wee thankfully Acquiesce.

    5. As to the Investing his Donation in Land at 5 ꝑ Ct That We have no present ꝑspect of doing to the Advantage ꝑposed, but shalbe ready to embrace an Opportunity whenever it shall offer, and Advise him Accordingly.

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    Voted, 6. As to what he ꝑposes of the Genl Courts confirming such Land as his Gift to the Uses and designs directed, We refer to a Clause in the Charter to be transcribed & sent to him.

    7. As to the Extending the time of his Exhibitions, We agree to it.

    8. The Professrs Lectures are free to the Society.

    9. That the Studts of his foundation wil be readiely favour’d as there is Occasion, and One is Already.

    10. As to the Professrs being in Com̄union with a Particular Church We Judge it highly fitting, and as to the Limitation We leave it to himself.

    11. As to the Professrs being chosen anew every third, fifth or Seventh Year, We choose173 the fifth.

    12. To thank him for his Intimation about Mr Boyle’s Donation.

    T. Hollis174

    13. That Sr Abbot & Switzer be recom̄ended to Mr Hollis to be on his foundation till they take their Second Degree.

    Voted, 14. That the Presidt be pleased to concert with his Exc͞y for the Convening the Overseers on Fryday next at 3 of the Clock after noon, for the representing the decay’d State of Stoughton House, and for other matters that may be thôt proper to be Consider’d at that Meeting.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College at the Presidts House in Cambridge Iune 28, 1721.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer.175

    T. Hollis.176

    Professor of Divinity.177

    The Corporation being Inform’d of Ships ready to Sail for London, by which ’twd be requisite to Send Answers to Mr Hollis’s Letters, and particularly upon his Instituting a Professr of Divinity, The Question was putt Whither a ꝑson sh̄d now be Elected in Order to be presented to Mr Hollis for his Approbation to be a Professr of Divinity upon his Institution?

    It was Agreed & Voted in the Affirmative.

    Accordingly, The ffellows met in Corporation were desired to bring in their Votes in Writing for the Election of a Professr of Divinity in Order to be presented to Mr Hollis for his Approbation: And they did so.

    Upon Numbring the Votes Mr Edward Wigglesworth was Chosen chosen Professr of Divinity, And Accordingly so Declared. Mr Wigglesworth’s Name was Sent to Mr Hollis in the Letter Sign’d by the President and Mr Colman.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in the Library, Sept 18̄o 1721.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt Leverett
    • Mr Wadsworth.
    • Mr Stevens
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer White.178

    Voted,

    1. That there be179 an Addition to the Number of Tutrs

    2. That Mr Cook be a Tutr and that One half of the Freshmen be Assigned to him.

    3. That the Salary for the Year Currt, to begin with the College Quarter in Iune Last past, be To the Senr Tutor £80, To the Second Tutr £.70, To the Third, £60, To the fourth £50, To the fifth £40, To be paid by Their Tuition Pupills Tuition-money, out of the College Treasury Including Mr Penoyers and Mr Glovers Legacys.

    4. That an Addition of £10 be made to Each of the Tutrs Salaries for the Year Currt in Consideration of the depression of the Value of the Bills of Credit.

    5. Whereas a Memorial of Mr Ioshua Gee and Others has bin laid before the Corporation this day requesting som Assistance in making a Causway at Charlestown Ferry on Boston-Side, Voted, That £5 be paid out of the College Treasury to the s̄d Petitioners for the Use aforesd

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    6. That Sr Rogers be Buttler this Year and that He pay to the College one shilling upon every Barrel of Cyder that He retails.

    7. That Mr Ioshua Gee junr be Library-Keeper for this Year, and That He have £8 for his Service.

    8. That the Settlmt of the price of parts be left wth the Presidt and Fellows residing in Cambridge, and Tutrs untill further direction of the Corporation.

    Mr Dension & Mr Berry attorneys.180

    9. That a Letter of Attourney under the Seal of the Corporation be given to Corƚo Iohn Denison and Mr Thomas Berry to make Claim of the Lands in Rowley belonging to the College by the gift of the Rever̄d Mr Ezekiel Rogers in his Last Will & Testamt, and for the recovering the Rights of the sd College: However to make report of the Effect of the Claims by them made to the Corporation before they Enter into the Law.

    10. That the Scholars of the House this Year be Mr Sewall, Mr Prince, Sr Eliot Sr Pemberton, Livermore & Lincoln, and that they have £4 Each in proportion to their Residc at the College, and faithfuly discharge the duty of their Office.

    Exhibitions181

    11. That the Exhibitions this Year be as follows, Vizt

    T. Hollis182

    To the two Huntings £9. To White, £5. To Mather out of Mr Hulton’s Donacōn £6, and out of Mr Hollis’s Donation £10. Out of the aforesd Mr Hollis’s Donacōn, To Kalander £10. To Den̄is £10. & To Sheaf £10. Out of Mr Newdigates Donation to Wiswel. £4. To Rogers out of Capt Keyns Donation £6.—To Sr Taylor £5. To Owen £5.—To Jefferds £12 To Cabot £8. To Mr Sewall £6 out of the Legacies of Messrs Browns. To Weld Senr £8. out of Mr Webbs Donacōn.—To Dunbar £5. To the three Rogers Freshmen £3 Each.—To Payson the Rents of Mr Stoughtons Donation of Lands in Dorchester in the Occupation of Trescot & Robinson.

    Mem’. That the Consideration of Messrs Brattles Legacies & £8 of Mr Penoyers Donacōn be left to the next Corporation meeting.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the Presidts house in Cambridge Decr 18th 1721.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton.183

    1. Edward Hutchinson Esqr by the Unanimous Vote of the Corporacōn is chosen Treasurer of Harvard College to Succeed Mr White lately decs̄d

    2. Mr Presidt with Mr Colman is desired to Inform Mr Hutchinson of the Vote preceeding,184 and to desire his Acceptance of that trust.

    3. Mr Colman is desired to accomꝑany the Presidt to desire and Impower in the Name of the Corporation the Hon̄ble Ion̄a Belcher Esquire to rec̄v of the Admrs of the Late Mr Treasurer White and take into his Custody and keeping the Books bonds moneys & all other Estate belonging to the College, as also rents and other paymts that may be and Ought to be payd into the Treasury untill the Treasurer Elect be Approved and Allowd as is Usual, or further Order of the Corporation: And to pay the Fellows Salarys that are now due, having an Order So to do185 Signed by the Presidt

    Small Pox.186

    4. Voted, That the Presidt with Mr Flynt, Mr Robie, And Mr Applton take Effectual Care that none belonging to the College that have bin lately or may soon be Visited with the Small Pox, return to College untill Such time as they shalbe Judged So cleansed from the Infection as not to Endanger those that have not had the Distemper.

    At a meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College at the House of the Rev̄d Mr Wadsworth in Boston Ianry 23. 1721. 2.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Treasurer
    • Mr Colman
    • Hutchinson.187

    1. The Corporation having discours’d among themselves about choosing a Professr of Divinity on Mr Hollis’s Foundation; And having formerly had their thôts upon Mr Edw̄d Wigglesworth for that Service, they sent for him, and having discoursed him in General, and put such Questions unto him in Particular, as by his Answers gave them Satisfaction about the Soundness and Orthodoxy of his Principles in Divinity, They did Elect the s̄d Mr Edw̄d Wigglesworth to be Professr of Divinity on Mr Hollis’s Foundation.188

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    Hollis Professor189

    2. Voted, That the s̄d Professr be call’d, and known190 by the Name and Stile of the Hollis Professr191 in Harvard College.

    Mr Sewal chosen of ye corporation.192

    3. The Corporacōn ꝑceeded to fill up their Number, & the Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Sewall Pastor of a Church in Boston was chosen a Fellow of the Corporacōn.

    Coll. Hutchinson Coll. Treasurer.193

    4. Edward Hutchinson Esqr having bin Chosen Treasurer of Harvard College by the Corporacōn and Approved by the Honble & Rev̄d the Overseers, and having Accepted the s̄d Office and Trust, Voted, That the s̄d Mr Treasurer be desired, and he is hereby desired to recive of Mr Belcher, and take into his care and Custodie the College Books, Writings and Estate which were left in the keeping of the s̄d Mr Belcher upon the death of the Late Mr Treasurer White.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the House of the Rev̄d Mr Colman in Boston Febr 26̄o 1721. 2.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Treasurer.194

    Letter of Attorney to Mr Denison & Berry.195

    In Answer to Coƚo Denisons Letter to the Presidt upon the Power of Attorney from the Corporacōn to him & Mr Berry empowering them to Claim and Enter upon Rowley-Lands belonging to ye College,

    Voted, That the s̄d Attourneys take out a Writt & pursue the Claim, they have made of Hounsley-Hill at the next Infer̄ Court for the County of Essex.

    Ferrymen.196

    2. Several Peticōns of the Tenents of Charlestown Ferry praying to be fav̄rd with Abatmt on their Rents for reasons therin express’d, read & considrd

    Voted, That there be an Abatmt of their rents to the respective Tents £10 upon197 Each Boat, That Ls £30 in the whole.

    3. Voted, That Mr Colman be desired to Write to the Revd Mr Wm Harris Min̄r of the Gospel in London, to return him the Thanks of the Corporacōn for Advice given by him of Dr Williams’s Legacy, and to pray the Continuing his favourable Intentions to & good Offices for or College thereupon.

    At a Meeting of the President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Apr̄ 3̄o 1722.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.198

    Mr. T. Brattle, Treasurer, his Book.199

    1. Whereas Mr Treasurer Hutchinson hath rec̄d of the Admrs of the late Mr Treasurer White the Book of the College Accts during the Treasurership of Thomas Brattle Esqr dec̄d, and the s̄d Mr Brattle desiring in his Last Will and Testamt, That his s̄d Accts may be always open to the View of every body that shall desire it, Voted,

    That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson deliver the s̄d Book into Mr Presidts Hands that so it may be Open to every body’s View according to the True intent and meaning of the s̄d Mr Brattle sometime the faithfull Treasurer of the College, in his Last Will and Testamt

    Mr Sewal, noncur’d by ye overseers.200

    2. Whereas at a Meeting of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College Ianry 23d last past, The Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Sewall Pastr of the Third Church in Boston was Chosen a Fellow of the Corporation, and on the 24th day of the Same Ianry The Presidt presented the s̄d Mr Sewall to the Overseers for their Acceptc and Allowance & Whereas the Hon̄ble & Rev̄d the Overseers were [75] pleased to suspend201 their Answer to the s̄d Presentacōn to a further Meeting, having a Com̄ittee appointed to Consider of a Memorial202 laid before the s̄d Overseers and untill the s̄d Com̄ittee sh̄d make their report thereupon, who made their report Mar. 9th 1721. 2. in these words, That they Iudge it proper “That the Vacancy in the Corporation by the decease of the Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Stevens203 of Charlestown be fill’d up by the Election of a Residt Fellow in his Stead, which being read was accepted by the Overseers, By the Accepte of wch report, the Election of the Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Sewall made by the Corporacōn as afores̄d was by Implication plainly not allow̄d of; thô it was declared, that it was not design’d that any disrespect to the Rev̄d Mr Sewal sh̄d be conceived to be offer’d by the Overseers. However it may seem to be a more then Ordinary determining upon the Corporation: Wherefore It is Voted,

    That the Corporation Saving to themselves the Right of Electing members of the Corporation upon any Vacancy according to the powers vested in them by the College Charter, they will ꝑceed to fill up the Vacancy in the Corporation Occasioned by204 the decease of the Rev̄d Mr Stevens,205 by Electing One of the Fellows of the house; But yet this shal not for the future be brought into Example to Limit the Right of the Corporation in the Election of their Members.

    Hereupon the Presidt desired the Fellows of the Corporation to bring in their Votes for the Election of a Fellow to fill up the Vacancy in the Corporation occasion’d by the decease of the Rev̄d Mr Ioseph Stevens,206 and accordingly the Fellows brought in their Votes in Writing. And

    3. Mr Thomas Robie One of the Fellows of the House was Chosen unanimously a Fellow of the Corporation, and the Presidt was desired to present the s̄d Mr Thomas Robie to the Overseers for their Approbation and allowc

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in Cambridge, April 30̄o 1722.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer207

    T. Hollis.208

    The worthy Mr Hollis having Sent Over a new & fair Edicōn of Milton’s Poetical Works, directing, That if the College have Such like already, the sd Books are at Mr Colmans Service either to dispose of or keep, Now Mr Colman being desirous that the College sħd Have these new, fair and Well-bound Books intire, thô part of the Like be in the Library, Voted that what of Milton’s Poetical Works heretofore belonged to the Library be deliver’d to the Rev̄d Mr Colman to be disposed of as he sees meet.

    Catalogue of ye Library to be print[ed]209

    2. Upon the Intimation lately made by Mr Hollis, and formerly by Mr Neal, that it may be of great Advantage to the College Library, that a Catalogue of the Books in the s̄d Library be printed and Sent abroad, Voted, that forthwith the Library-keepr [76] take an exact Catalogue of the Books in the Library, and that the same be printed in Order to transmitt to friends abroad: And that this be don at the Charge of the College.

    3. Our Worthy Benefactr Mr Hollis intimating that the Rev̄d Mr Evans a minr of the Gospel in London, and Successr to the Late Rev̄d Dr Williams may give us a Full Acct of the said Dr Williams Legacy, to or College, and befriend us therein, Voted, That the Rev̄d Mr Colman be desired to Write a Suitable Letter to the s̄d Rev̄d Mr Evans thereupon.

    T. Hollis.210

    4. Voted, that the Corporation do return their hearty thanks to M Hollis, as for the Books he sent, and are arriv’d in211 Capt Clark, so for Parkinsons Herbal, which he is pleased to mention his design of sending to the Library, the College not being Supply’d as yet with so Valuable apc, And Mr Colman is desired to mencōn this Vote in his next Letter to Mr Hollis.

    Ferry Boats.212

    5. The Corporation having had various discourse about the Ferry as to ye disposition of it, are apprehensive that it might be for the Benefit of the College that the three boat be let to three ꝑson instead of Six as of late they have bin; However in Consideration that the Present Lessees have Suffer’d considerably in the Profits of the Ferry, especially this Last year by Reason of the Six Sickness of the Small Pox that so much infected both Boston & Charlestown; Jt is Agreed and Voted, That the Leases now to be renewed shall be for the Term of three Years to the Persons hereafter named, and that without any further advancmt of the Rents.

    6. That One of the Ferry Boats be leased to Mr Thomas Greaves and Iames Kettle, One213 other to Mrs Gill and Ioseph Hopkins, and the third to Nathl Wilson and Iacob Hurd; more over214 the said Lessees of this Third Boat are hereby Order’d and obliged to keep their Boat on Boston Side.

    Small Pox.215

    Abatement Tuition-money.216

    7. Voted, That for the Third Quarter wherein the Pupils withdrew from the College by reason of the Small Pox, they shalbe charged in the Quarter Bill with no more then half Tuition, and That the Tutrs have their Salarys made up out of the College Treasury.

    8. That an Abatmt be made of a shilling to each undergraduate in ye Sweepers-Bill for the third Quarter, and that the College advance the s̄d Shilling abated out of the College Treasury.

    9. Mr Nicħo Sever having bin re-chosen217 a Tutr or Fellow of the House for on Apr̄ 28. 1719 for three Years, and as So chosen presented to the Overseers, and allow’d; and the s̄d three years expiring on the 28th Currt, Occasion’d the Question to be moved and put to the Corporation this day, Whither yed218 Mr Sever is to be deemed as a Tutr or Fellow of the house, or can act as Such? Upon which the Members of ye Corporation declared themselves Seriatìm, and said, That they Deem the s̄d Mr Nicħo Sever to be no longer a Tutr or a Fellow of the House, nor may he act as Such unless he be Re-elected by the Corporation.

    10. Voted, that Mr Robie be desired to take the Sophomores under his Tuition, untill the Presidts health will ꝑmitt him to take that care upon himself, which he is intreated to do, untill other ꝑvision be made by the Corporation; And that Mr Cook take Care of the whole Classis of the Fresh-men so long as Mr Robie takes the care of the afores̄d Sophomores—

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    11. Voted, That Mr Treasurer supply the Attourneys of the Corporation Vizt Mr Denison and Mr Berry with £5 towards the Carrieing on of the Suit agst the Intruders into Rowley Land belonging to the College.

    Mr Monis.219

    12. Voted, That Mr Iudah Monis be improved as an Instructr of the Hebrew Language in the College, and that he be allow’d out of the College Treasury £50 for one Year from this day.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College at Boston. Iune 28̄o 1722.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.220

    Upon the Rect of the Vote of the Generall Assembly pass’d Iune the 21st refering to the Vacation after the Com̄encmt It was Consider’d and Voted,

    That Vacation do not exceed one week from221 the fryday after the Com̄encmt day, and that the Declaimer’s Bill be Set up in the College Hall on the Second fryday after the Com̄encmt And that the Tutrs Fellows & Studts demean themselves accordingly.

    This being misplac’d it’s registred agn in its proper pla[ce] On the Other Side.222

    Mem’ This Vote was publickly read in the College Hall Iune 29th And the Presidt gave an Exhortation to the Scholars to be very carefull223 of their behaviour in the recess, and seasonably to return to their busieness according to the time appointed.

    2. Voted that Iefferds be paid by the Treasurer the Sum̄ of Six pounds out of the Impvmts of Coƚo Brown’s Gift, being now order’d upon his Special Motion by his Letter to the Presidt, And the Presidt is desire to Inform Colo Brown that £12 had bin Order’d him out of the Donations of His Family for the Year Currt before he wrote

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in the Library Iune 11̄º 1722.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.224

    Billerica Farm.225

    1. Voted,226 That Mr Flynt & Mr Robie joyn with the227 Committee of Billerica appointed for the Laying out the High-way thrô the College Farm in that Town, and that they take care that the Said High-way be laid out to the least Detrimt to the Farm that may be, and in Case that the affairs of either of them so interfere as that one or other of them can’t attend that Service, the Presidt is desired to Nominate a person to joyn with the other.

    2. In Answer to the Motion of Mr Treasurer upon Mr Bemas’s Bond for £70 Silver money at 8s ꝑ ounce.

    Voted, That Mr Treasurer be Impower’d to adjust that matter wth Mr Bemas for £90, if it may be: but that he descend no lower then to £85228 for the s̄d Seventy pounds.

    3. Whereas the time being so far spent that the Answer to Mr Sever’s Memorial can’t be ꝑfected and it is requisite the Corporation sħd meet before the Meeting of the Overseers, It is therefore agreed & Voted, that the Corporation meet on Wednesday at eight of the Clock before noon at the House of the Rev̄d Mr Colman in Boston, at which time the Rev̄d Mr Wadsworth and Mr Colman are desired to lay before the Corporacōn their Answer in form.

    Mr Monis.229

    4. Upon enquiry into the State of the Treasury, Voted, That an Addition of £20 be made to Mr Monises Salary

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    T. Hollis.230

    5. Voted, That Chauncey be recom̄ended to Mr Hollis to be one on his foundation of Scholarships, And Mr Colman write by the first Opportunity accordingly.

    Excesses at Com̄encents to be prevented.231

    6 Whereas the Countrey in General and the College in Particular have bin under Such Circumstances, as call aloud for Humiliation, and all due manifestations of it; and that a Suitable retrenchmt232 of every thing that has the face of Exorbitance or Extravagc in Expences, especialy at Com̄encmts ought to be endeav̄rd And Whereas the preparations & ꝑvisions that have bin wont to be made at those times have bin the Occasion of no Small disorders; It is Agreed, and Voted, That hencefore no preparation nor Provision either of Plumb-Cake or rosted, boiled or baked Meats or Pyes of any kind shalbe made by any Com̄encer, Nor shal any such shal have any distilled Liquours, or any Composition made therewth; And in Case any aforemencōn’d shall act Contrariely, He or they shal shall besides, forfeiting all and every the before ꝑhibited ꝑvisions being found in his or their Chambers or any the dependences thereon to be Siezed by the Tutrs, be punished twenty shillgs to be paid to the Use of the College. Voted unanimously to be presented to the Overseers.

    7. Voted, That the Usual publick Dinner in the Hall the day after the Com̄encmt be hence-forth laid aside.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at Boston June 28th 1722.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt Leverett
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer.233

    1. Upon the Rect of the Vote of the Generall Assembly pass’d Iune 21. refering to the Vacation after the Com̄encmt, Voted that the Vacation do not Exceed One Week from the fryday after ye Com̄encmt day, and that the Declaimers Bill be Set up in the College Hall on the second fryday after the Com̄encmt, and that the Fellows, Tutrs and Studts demean themselves Accordingly.

    Inserted. p. 77.234

    2. Voted, that Iefferds be paid by the Treasurer the Sum̄ of Six pounds out of the Imꝑvmts of Coƚo Brown’s Gift, being now Order’d upon his Special Motion by his Letter to the President And the Presidt is desired to Inform Coƚo Brown that £12 had bin Order’d to the s̄d Iefferds out235 of the Doimcōns of his family for the Year Currt before he wrote.

    At a Corporation Meeting in Camƀr. Iuly 30̄o 1722.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Treasurer.
    • Hutchinson.236

    Mr Iudah Monis having bin Late Chosen for One Year to Instruct the Scholars in the Hebrew Language, the Following Orders were Agreed to wth refc to his Managmt of that Service, Vizt

    1. All the Undergraduates shalbe Obliged to Attend his Hebrew Instructions, excepting the Freshmen, and237 Such others as Shalbe Exempted by the Presidt and their respective Tutrs

    Mr Monis. ye 2nd vote dis-[a]llowed by the [O]verseers.238

    2. He shal have the like power & Authority to punish those Instructed by him for delinquencies in the Exercises he Sets them, as the Tutrs have with reference to their Pupils.

    3. These Hebrew Instructions shalbe attended four days in a Week, On Mun- [79] day and Wednesday in the After-noon, on fryday & Saturday in the Forenoon, unless on those Frydays which the Bacchelors Disputacōns may prevent them in the Forenoon, then they shalbe attended in the After-noon.

    4. These Exercises shal begin in the Afternoon at two of the Clock, and in the fore-noon at half an hour past Nine Ordinariely.

    Monis.239

    5. That Every Scholar Shalbe obliged to have an Hebrew Bible, or at lest an Hebrew Psaltar, and also an Hebrew Lexicon.

    6. Their Hebrew Exercises shalbe as follows, Vizt One Exercise in a Week shalbe the Writing the Hebrew & Rabbinicall. The rest shalbe in this gradual Method, That is to say, 1. Copying the Gram̄ar & reading. 2. Reciting it and reading. 3. Construing, 4. Parsing, 5. Translating. 6. Composing, 7. Reading without points.

    Voted.

    6. Mr Monis shall forthwith Enter on this Service.

    Whereas the Corporacōn at a Meeting Apr̄ 30 last past gave their Sense concerning Mr No Sever who was twice chosen a Tutr or Fellow of the House for three years, and the Last time confirm’d as Such by the Overseers, wch Last three years ended the 28th of April this present year; that the s̄d Mr Sever no Longer continued a Tutr, nor c̄d act240 as241 Such unless reelected by the Corporation; wch Sense or Apprehension the Corporation are more confirmed in, by an Appendix made to the College Charter of 1650 by the Gen̄l Court on Oct. 14. 1657. And Whereas at an Overseers Meeting, Iune 13̄o 1722. They signify’d by a Vote, That the s̄d Mr Sever Still Continues a Fellow notwthstanding what has bin don with reference to him by the Corporation: We Agree as ffollows, That saving the proper Rights and priviledges of the Corporation, & to242 prevent further debates & Contentions (wch we look on as threatning to the Welfare of the College) That the s̄d Mr Sever again act as a Tutr or Fellow of the House, and that he take care of the Classis formerly under his Tuition.

    Voted.

    Voted, That in consideracōn of the Presidts Indisposition, which hinders his being at the Overseers Meeting next Wednesday Mr Wadsworth is desired to present the Votes of the Corporation passed this day, and also to revive the Presentacōns that have bin Made of Mr Robie Elected a Fellow of the Corporation & of Mr Cook elected a Tutr

    Capt. Talamy243

    Voted, That Mr Treasurer pay Capt Tallamy five pounds wch he hath disbursed in England in the Affair of Mr Dodridges Bequest to the College.

    Billerica Farm.244

    Voted that an High-way be granted thrô the College Farm in Bellerica, Provided there be Convenient high-ways Laid out to it according to the Direction of the Presidt & Mr Robie.

    Voted, That Iohn Hicks be College Carpenter, & Abraham Hill and Ion̄a Wyth be College Masons.

    At a Meeting of the Corporacōn in Harvard College-Library, Sept 5̄o 1722.

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Robie
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer245

    1. Voted, That Mr Robie take care of the whole Classis of the Sophimores untill further Order.

    2. Whereas the Overseers at their Meeting Augst 14th last past Voted, That four Tutrs were at present Sufficient for the Instrucōn of the Scholars, The Corporacōn Agree & Vote, That a Conference with the Hon̄ble and Rev̄d the Overseers be desired on that head, the s̄d Corporation being Still of Opinion, that a greater Number of Tutrs are necessary for the Inspection and246 Instruction of the College.

    Mr Monis247

    3. Voted, That the Hebrew Instructr keep an Exact Acct and give in a List of his Pupils, that are or Shalbe from time to time Delinquent in the Appointed Exer- [80] cises to the Presidt or their Respective Tutrs, and that the Presidt or their respective Tutrs have power to punish the s̄d Delinqts at discretion, not Exceeding the Sum̄s hereafter mencōn’d, Vizt for Absence One shilling, for Tardyness Six pence, for Evidt Negligc One shilling, for Contemptuous Carriage five shillings.

    4. Voted, That Mr Treasurer be desired to enquire what may be ye Cost of a Bell and Clock proper for the College.

    Salaries.248

    5. That the Salary for the Tutrs this Year be as follows, Vizt to ye Senr Tutr £.80, To the Second £70. To the Third £65. To the fourth £.60. To be paid out of Tuition money & out of the Treasury, Mr Penoyers and Mr Glovers Legacies being included.

    6. That an Addicōn of £10 be made to each of the Tutrs Salarys for the Year Currt in Consideration of the depression of the Bills of Credit. Voted.

    7. Voted, That the Treasurers Salary be £50 p Annum.

    Clerk of ye Overseers.249

    8. That Mr Flynt be allow’d ten pounds for his past Services as Clerk of the Overseers, and that his Salary begining wth June Quarter250 be £5 p Annum for that Service hence forward during his Continuance therin.

    9. That Mr Gee be Library-keeper for the Year Currt and that his Salary be £8.

    10. Voted, That Rogers be Buttler for the Year Currt

    11. That the Scholars of the House be for the Year Curt Mr Sewall, Sr Eliot, Sr Abbot, Sr Pemberton, Sr Hunting & Wadsworth.

    12. Voted, That Mr Cook be allow’d out of the Rev̄d Mr Wm Brattle’s Legacy undisposed of the Last Year £10.

    13. Voted, That Stone be recom̄ ended to Mr Hollis to be on his foundacōn and that Mr Colman be desired to write to Mr Hollis Accordingly.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in the Library Octobr 3. 1722.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt Leverett
       
    • Mr Wadsworth

    • Fellows
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Robie
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Treasurr Hutchinson.
       

    Voted,251

    a Bell252

    1. That Mr Treasurer be desired to ꝑcure a Bell for the College near the Dimensions of the present Bell, & that he send for it by ye first Opportunity.

    a Clock.253

    2. That he is also desired to pcure a Clock for the College, not exceeding £70 in price.

    Hollis Professor.254

    3. The Worthy Mr Thomas Hollis having Apꝑved of Mr Edw̄ Wigglesworth for his Professr of Divinity, and desired he may be Inducted into that Office in a becoming, Solemn & Hon̄ble Manner; The Corporacōn do Agree as follows, Vizt That his Exc͞y the Govr the Hon̄ble & rev̄d the Overseers be desired to be present on that Occasion, And that the Solemnity be Open’d with prayer, That Mr Hollis’s Res and Statutes be publickly read And that the Plann or form for the Professr to agree to at his Inauguration be Observ’d.

    4. That the Presidt be desired to wait on his Exc͞yr the Govr in order to State a time for the Introduction of Mr Edw̄d Wigglesworth into his Professrship, & that it be brought on as Soon as may be.

    5. That the Professr of Divinity read his publick Lectures on Tuesdays beginning at two of the Clock after noon.

    See. p. 152.255

    Div. Professor’s Exercises.256

    6. That All the Undergraduates be Obliged to Attend the Professrs publick Lectures and that the Monitors add a Column in their257 Bills to note the Absent & Tardy.

    7. That the Senr Sophisters do constantly, and the Iunr Sophisters from the time they leave off reciting their Second Recitation attend the Professrs private Lectures, which shalbe thrice a Week, Vizt on Munday, and Wednesday in the fore-noon at Ten of the Clock, and on Thursday258 in ye forenoon at Nine of ye Clock.

    8. That the Professr Set apt two or three hours on Wednesday in the Afternoon to Answer Such Questions refering to the System of Divinity, or Controv̄ys of Religion, or Cases of Conscience, or seeming Contradictions in Scripture, as the Studts Shall apply to him for.

    9. That Mr Gee Library-keeper, having prepar’d a Catalogue of the Books belonging to the Library for the press is desired to take care to get 300 Copys printd off & stitch’d for the Use of the Corporation.

    10. That Mr Gee having resign’d his place of Library-Keeper, Voted, That Mr Mitchel Sewal be Library-keeper for ye Year Curt and that he have £8 for that Service.

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    11. That Mr Flynt having prepar’d at the desire of the Corporacōn an Acct of Sundry Donacōns to Harvard Colledge, Voted, That the thanks of the Corporation be given to him, and that the s̄d Acct be entred into the College Book.

    12. That Mr Iohn Wheelwright being employ’d by Mr Treasurr to Post up the College Books Left by the Late Treasurer Mr Iohn White and having transfer’d the Same into a New pr of Books be allow’d for that Service £.12 out of the College Treasury.

    13. That the Buttler considering the Scarcity & Dearness of Cyder be allow’d to Sell at 3d ꝑ Quart till further Order.

    14. That Sr Peabody be allow’d for preaching to the Indians at Natick one Moïety of Mr Boyles Donation of £45 Sterƚ wth the Curt Excħa for the year now run̄ing.

    15. That the Presidt Mr Wadsworth, Mr Colman & Mr Treasurer be a Com̄ittee to treat wth the Com̄issionrs for the Indian Affairs, or a Com̄ittee appointed by them, About Sr Peabodys Settimt in the Ministry among the Indians at Natick.

    16. That Mr Thos Robie be allow’d out of Mr Thos Brattle’s Legacy £24 for his Mathematicall Observations Com̄unicated to the Learned Abroad till Iune Last past.

    Exhibitions259

    17. That the Exhibitions for the Year Curt be as follows, Vizt

    1. Out of Mr Hollis’s Donation. To Sr Abbot, Sr Chauncey, Sr Switser, Mather, Owen, Sheaf, Calender, Den̄is, Byles & Cundy, be Allow̄d £10 each, this Curt Year.

    2. Out of the Rev̄d Mr William Brattle’s Legacy, To Weld. is Allow̄d £12. Gerald. £8.

    3. Out of the College Income at Large Allowd to Sr Taylor, Dunbar, Owen & Den̄is £5. apc

    4. Out of Mr Webbs Donation be allowd to Gibbs. £12.

    5. Out of the College Revenue at Large allowd To Willard, Hunt260 and Lord £6 Each.

    6. Out of the Same to the three Rogers £4. Each.

    7. Allow’d to Payson the Income of Mr Stoughton’s Lands in Dorchester, in the Occupation of Trescott & Robinson.

    Mem’ The residue of the Exhibitions Left to another Meeting.

    Fellows Barn261

    18. Voted, that the Barn lately removed to the North End of the Brew-house from behind262 Stoughton College be repair’d at the College Charge not Exceeding £15.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard Colledge in the Library. Decembr 10th 1722.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Robie
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer.263

    A Memoriall in the Words follow, Vizt

    To his Exc͞y Samuel Shute Esqr Capt Gen̄l & Govr in Chief in and over his Majtys Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England, The Hon̄ble his Majtys Council & Representatives in General Court Assembled,

    Memorial to ye General Court.264

    The Memorial of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge within the Province aforesd

    Most humbly Sheweth, That the Hon̄ble the House of Representatives having in their Iournal of Novr 22d past wth a grt deal of Concern intimated, That it is of the Last Conseqe to that Society that the Members of that Corporacōn take all possible Caution that they keep Strictly wth in the Rules prescribed in their Constitution in all their Acts, that so their Ancient & well Establish’d Priviledges may not in the least Wise be endanger’d. The Members of that Corporation humbly Say, That they are not Sensible that they have passed any Acts at any of their Meetings, or that there have bin any ꝑceedings of the Corporation in the way and manner they now are, but what are Iustifieable and Maintainable and Warranted by their Charter. And the s̄d Members further Say, that they are very Sensible, That it is of the Last Conseqe to that Society, and they believe it to be so to the whole Countrey and all these Churches, that the Constitution of the College be intirely preserved, as well as the Res prescribed by the Charter Strictly pursued: And that their Ancient and Well-Establish’d Priviledges may not be in the least-Wise endanger’d, the s̄d Members of the Corporation humbly think it to be their bounden Duty to move to this Hon̄ble Court that they may be Admitted to an hearing upon the premises, the Corporation not having as yet [82] bin heard thereupon.

    Wherefore the s̄d Members of the Corporation pray they may be heard, and Such a Day given them to wait upon the Gen̄l Assembly, as in their Wisdom and Iustice they Shall See meet,

    And yor Memorialists, as in duty bound, Shall Every pray &c Your Excy’s & Honrs

    Most humble and Obedient Servts John Leverett Presidt

    Benja Wadsworth,265 Benjamin Colman

    Thomas Robie Nathl Applton Fellows of Harvard College

    Edward Hutchinson Treasurer of Harvard College

    Being Agreed upon to, It was Voted, That the Same sh̄d be presented to the Gen̄l Court now Sitting, and put into the House of Representatives by Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.

    Stewd

    Voted, That the Steward have the whole of the Column of Com̄ons and Sizings Sine the Last Establishmt he allowing to the College £.20: And that the Steward be desired to give an Acct of the Charges in the Kitchin for Utensils &c. for the three years Last past.

    Voted, That the Steward be allow̄dd a Loaf for bread, begining with the present Quarter, and to continue till further Order.

    At a Corporation-meeting held at Boston, Decr 11th 1722.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer

    Clerk of ye Overaeers.266

    In Answer to the Vote of the Hon̄ble and Reverend the Overseers of Harvard College pass’d Decr 6th and this day Com̄unicated to the Corporation with Respect to an Allowc to be made to Mr Flynt for his Services as Clerk of the sd Overseers.

    V. Supr. fol 80. V. 8.267

    Voted, That the Hon̄ble and Rev̄d the Overseers be Informed that the Corporation did on the fifth day of Septr Last past make a Gratuity of Ten pound to Mr Flynt in Consideracōn of his past Services, and an Allowc of £5 ꝑ Annum for his Salary as Clerk of the s̄d Overseers.

    At a Corporation-meeting in the College Febr̄ 5th 1722.3.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Robie
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer.268

    1. Mr Thomas Robie having Surrendred his Office of a Tutr and desired that Care might be taken that a Tutr might be provided for the Classis which hath269 bin under his Tuition, The Corporation by their Writen Votes Choose Mr Samuel Danforth to be the Tutor of those of s̄d Classis a Tutr in the College for three Year next coming270 and to take Care of the Classis Surrendred as above-mencōnd and that he have the Salary establish’d for the 4th Tutr

    Hollis Professor, to have his chamber rentfree271

    2. Voted, That Mr Edward Wigglesworth Hollis-Professr of Divinity in Harvard College Shal hold his Chamber Rent-free as the Tutrs do.

    3. Voted, That Mr Flint take with him Mr Sever and Mr Welsteed to View the College-Lott in Cambridge-neck and observe what Trespass has bin com̄itted thereupon, & Enquire by whom Com̄itted, and make report of their doings to the Corporation at their next meeting

    4. Voted, That the King be Address’d by the Corporation upon the Discovery of the Horrible and Detestable Conspiracy272 against his Majtys Life and the Royal Family.

    The Draught of the Address laid before the Corporation is as followeth,

    An Address to the king. J think ye ship in which it went, miscarried, and so it was not presented. B. W.273

    To His most Excellent Majty George by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defendr of ye Faith &c

    The humble Address of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in Camƀr. in the County of Middlesx wthin yor Majtys Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England in America.

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    May it please yor Maj̄ty

    Smal and Unknown as We are in respect of the Great and Famous Universities, wch Adorn the Kingdomes of Great Britain, yet none of ’em can boast a More United heart or a more Constant and Fervt Zeal for yor Maj̄tys ꝑson and Governmt, and for the Protestant Succession in yor most Serene & Illustrious House, then this yor Maj̄tys Loyal and Humble College in America.

    Our Fathers were some of the Old Puritans, so called from the Purer Church-State and way of Worship and manner of Godly Discipline, which in their Apprehension they Sought274 and Practised. To their Im̄ortal Honr it must be remembred, and recorded, that as they275 Sought a Quiet Seat and retiremt for themselves & their Posterity, so they were Animated276 too with a Prospect of Enlarging the English Empire in Regions not known to former Ages: And as under the Encouragmt of Royal Charters granted to them, they chearfully planted and Subdued a Vast Wilderness at their own Expence, and not without many Hardships and Hazzards, so Religion was their first & Cheif Care, and in Order to that Learning. In this they were Singular among ye Provinces and Plantations, And Wee their Posterity reap the Honour & Happy fruits of it. In one of their First Towns they planted a Seminary for Learning, and therefore called it by the Worthy Name of Cambridge. There they Early began a College wherein the Languages and Liberal Arts and Sciences are taught unto this day; And from it Our Many Churches have (thrô the Divine favour) have bin Supply’d wth Pastrs, and the highest Chairs of Honr among us have bin Sometimes Laudably fill’d to the Service of the King and the Good of the Countrey. Here nothing but Learning and Good Morals277 have bin required to qualify any for the Honrs of the House, but they are equaly dispensed unto all Prostestants of all ꝑswasions.

    The Principles of Loyalty as well as Religion in all other Instces of it, are here taught and Instill’d into Our Youth: In wch by the Grace of God, wee Shal always Continue. And Our many Churches are at this day famous for their Zeal for the True Protestant Religion, according to the Doctrinal Articles of the Ch̄. of England; nor have they bin Exceeded by any in the joy of seeing these Divine truths Secur’d to us in Yor Maj̄tys Possession of the Throne of yor Ancestrs

    Our prayer therefore unto the Kings most Excellt Maj̄ty is That these our Churches and our College, wch God has made the Singular Ornamt and blessing of or Countrey, may ever have your Maj̄tys Royal Favour and Protection; & that they may find grace likewise278 in the Eyes of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and of all yor Illustrious House; whom God Continue on the Throne of yor Majty to the latest Posterity.

    But, may it please yor Maj̄ty, the Particular Reason of our present coming before your Majtys Throne with these Our Dutieful pfessions, is first to Express our hearty abhorrc and Iust Detestation of the Hellish and Accursed designs of those bloody and ꝑjur’d men, who to the Scandal of the Protestant Name have lately bin again plotting against Your Majtys Life, Family and Crown: And then to give Glory unto God the Eternal King, by whom you reign, that has again brôt to light their hidden work of Darkness, and turn’d it to their own Distruction. And may the Lord still return their own Wickedness upon their own head, and King George be279 blessed, & his Throne be Establish’d before the Lord forever.

    5. The above Address having bin read Paragraph by paragraph was approved of, and Voted, to be Engross’d & Sign’d by the Presidt in the Name of the Corporation, and forwarded by the first Opportunity to grt Britain.

    6. Voted, That the s̄d Address be Sent Enclosed to Mr Thos Hollis & Mr H. Newman to be presented as directed, they taking Such of or New-England friends and favourers of the College as they shal think necessary and Convenient.

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    Memorandum. That the Corporation are of Opinion, that it wil not be ꝑper to let Hounsley Hill to Mr Clark, because he Attourn’d Tenent to the Town of Rowley &c.

    That Mr Thomas Robie Surrendred his place as Fellow of the Corporation.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in the Library. Febr 25th 1722. 3.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt,
    • Mr Wadsworth,
    • Mr Applton,
    • Mr Colman,
    • Mr Treasurer.280

    Mr Samuel Danforth having returned his thanks to the Corporation for their respect to him in their Late Election of him to be a Tutr in the College, declared his non-acceptc of the s̄d Election, because of his Engagmt in Cambridg-School, Whereupon the Corporation proceeded to write their Votes,281 and Chose Mr Nathan Prince the fourth Tutr for three years, assign’d the Sophomores to his Tuition, allow’d him the Salary Establish’d for the fourth Tutr with the Addition according to the due ꝑportion after his taking the Care of the Classis to the End of this Year.

    Mr Prince Tutor282

    2. Voted, That when the Presidt presents the Election of the afores̄d Mr Nathan Prince as above, to the Overseers283 for their Approbation, He is desire to Assure them, That the Corporation made284 not the Limitation of three years in Contradiction to the Honble. & Reverd the Overseers, nor in any disparagmt of the Person Elected, but as what upon mature Deliberation they Esteem most for the Good of the College; And if the Election shal not be acceptable to the Overseers, That then it be presented as if it were made wthout Limitation of Time.

    Mr Roble resigns285

    3. The Presidt remember̄d to the Corporation, That Mr Thomas, Robie at the Last Meeting Surrendred his place as Fellow of the Corporation, and proposed to fill up that Vacancy; After some discourse upon the Proposal It was Voted, That the Consideration of Filling up the Corporation be defer’d to the Stated meeting in Apr̄ next.

    4. Voted, That the Buttler be allow’d to demand four pence ꝑ Quart for his Cyder untill the Com̄encmt

    Mr Peabody286

    The Presidt laid before the Corporation the Order of the Com̄issioners for the Indian affairs for the Allowing Mr Oliver Peabody £40 ꝑ Annum for his Constant Labours in Gospelizing the Aborigines at Natick, and £50 towards his Settlmt there; the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College agreeing to pay also towards the Support of the s̄d Mr Peabody the Sum̄ of £40 ꝑ Annum, and fifty pounds towards his Settlmt It was Agreed and

    5. Voted, That the Sum̄ of forty pounds ꝑ Annum towards the Support of Mr Oliver Peabody, and fifty pounds towards his Settlmt be paid out of the Honble Mr Boyle’s Donation by the College Treasurer; Provided the s̄d Mr Peabody Settle and continue in the Work of the Ministry at Natick.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge, in the College Library Apr̄ pr̄o 1723.

    Present

    • [y]e Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.287

    Pursuant to a Memorandum Entred fol. 81.288 The Corporation ꝑceeded to the Settling the following Exhibitions, & Voted,

    Exhibitions289

    1. That Mather have of Mf Hultons Donation. £6. That Wiswel out of Mr Newgate’s have £4. That Sr Lowle, Baxter, Iennison, Rogers 2ds Mills & Spear have £5 Each ꝑd out of the revenue of the College, And that out of the Legacies of Coƚo Brown’s family Mr M. Sewal have £3. And Cabot £10.

    2. Voted, that the Presidt is desired to Write to Coƚo Brown upon the Disposition of the remainder of the Income of the Donations of his family.

    Madam Saltonatal’s, £.100.290

    3. The Presidt informed the Corporation, That the Honble Govr Saltonstal’s Lady, Madam Mary Saltonstal presented as a Token of her regards to Harvard College the Sum̄ of One hundred Pounds, and her Order to Mrs Hannah Clark to pay the Same was put into the hands of Mr Treasurer; Voted, That the Presidt be desired to Express to the Honble Madm Saltonstall the gratefull Acknowledgmts of the Corporation291 by the first Opportunity.

    4. Voted, That the Consideration of filling up the Vacancy in ye Corporation be refer’d to the Next Meeting.

    5. Voted, That Mr Iudah Monis Continue another Year the Instructr of the Hebrew [85] Language in the College, and that his Salary for the said Year be £80, The Corporation being greatly Satisfy’d with his Assiduity and faithfulness in his Instructions ye Surprizing Effects of them having be laid before the Corporation.

    6. Voted, That £19–2–10 be paid to the Presidt, he having disbursed so much upon the Presidts House to Accom̄odate it for the Studts to dwell in.

    7. Voted, That Mr Wadsworth and Mr Colman be a Com̄ittee to prepare an Address to the Gen̄l Court in the Name of the Fellows of the Corporacōn for a Suitable allowc to the Presidt in Consideration of the abatemt of his Subsiste by Demolishing the Presidts House to make room for the Additional Building call’d Massachuset-House.

    £. 50. to ye President.292

    8. Voted, That in Consideration of Mr Presidts Extraordinary Services to the College, Particularly in forming sundry Policies, Registring the Votes of the Corporation for fifteen years past; viz 13 Sheets293 and in Managing the Affair of Mr Hopkins from hence, while it was Depending in Chauncery; That together with the thanks of the Corporation there be payd out of the College Treasury unto Mr Presidt £50. Memo Money @ 15/ꝑ oz.294

    9. Voted, That Mr Flynt be allowed £5. for his Service in registring the Votes of the Corporation from the Year 1699 to 1705. viz 2½ Sheets.295

    10. Voted, That Mr Treasurer pay to Sr Peabody £50 Provided he give Security to Settle in the Work of the Ministry among the Indians in Natick within three years from the time the s̄d £50 is paid unto him.

    At a Meeting of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College. Cambridge Iune 4th 1723.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr H. Flynt. p. [ ]
    • Mr B. Wadsworth
    • Mr N. Applton.
    • Mr B. Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.296

    Whereas at the Last Corporation-meeting the Consideration of filling up the Vacancy in the Corporation was refer’d to this meeting; The Presidt desired the Fellows to bring in their Votes for a Fellow of the Corporation, the Votes being given in, Mr Professr Wigglesworth was unanimously chosen Fellow of the Corporation.

    Bosson’s Restoration.297

    William Bosson having bin formerly Expelled the College for fornication, this day (as well as once before) offer’d his humble Confession and Petition to the Corporation, requesting that he might be restored to his Standing in the College, There was Exhibited also a Testimonial from the Rev̄d Mr Walter of Roxbury in favour of him, It is therfore Voted, That on reading and Owning his Confession publickly in the College Hall he be restored.

    Mr Monis.298

    The Corporation having had Experience of grt benefit to the College from the Service of the Hebrew Instructor R. Iudah Monis the last year; Voted, that Such an Office be continued in the College, so long as a Suitable299 ꝑson can be found, & a Sutable Support for him.

    At a Meeting of the Corporacōn at Camƀr. Iune 25. 1723.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Applton.300

    Upon Consideration of the Advice of the Overseers at their Meeting the 19th Currt to abate the Charge of the Com̄encers for the Com̄encmt Dinner, Voted, That for this present year the Com̄encers shalbe Obliged to pay but 20s each of them for the Com̄encmt Dinner.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation at Boston Augst 9th 1723.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.301

    Voted, to Address the General Court in the following Words, Vizt

    To the Hon̄ble Wiƚƚm Dum̄er Esqr Lieutt Govr & Com̄ander in Chief in and Over his Majtys Province of the Massachusets Bay in N. En̄gld the Hon̄ble his Majtys Council & Representatives in Gen̄ Court assembled this 9th day of Augst 1723.

    The Memorial of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge within the Province afores̄d

    Address to ye Genrl Court.302

    Humbly sheweth, That Whereas We are this day informed, That the Honble the House of Representatives upon the Reading a Memorial signed by Mr Ntch̄o Sever and Mr Wm Welsteed have pceeded to revive their Resolve of Novr 22. 1722 relating to the report of a Com̄ittee upon a Memorial of the Overseers of Harvard College, and have Sent it up to the Hon̄ble Board of Overseers for Concurc

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    And whereas Wee did then by a Memoriall Presented to the Gen̄l Assembly pray to be heard, and that a day might be given us for that End; which not obtaining, We Still think it Our bounden duty to renew303 or humble peticōn for:

    Wherefore Wee the Corporation of Harvard College do humbly pray that a day may be Still given us by the Gen̄l Court for an hearing upon the s̄d Resolve before it be any further proceeded in.

    And yor humble Memorialists Shal as in duty bound ever pray &c.

    Voted, that the Presidt be desired to Sign the above address to the Gen̄l assembly in the Name of the Corporation.

    Voted, That Mr Treasurer Enter the Corporation’s Memorial wth ye Hon̄ble the Council.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College at the House of the Revd Mr Colman in Boston, Augst 17304 1723.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasur305

    The Presidt inform’d the Gentlm̄ now met, That it was intimatd by Mr Secretary’s Letter of 14th Currt, That it was Voted in Council, that the Corporation be heard upon the Affair of the College now depending in the Court on fryday Augst 17th (wch is this day at three of ye Clock after-noon. That he had taken all possible care to obtain of Mr Secretary the papers requisite to the Corporations preparing themselves to wait on the Hon̄ble Board. That Mr Treasurer is but now come in from Mr Secretary wth his Excuse and the papers. Upon which matters and things the Presidt desired the Advice of the Corporation. Wherefore, It is Advised & Agreed,

    1. That thô the time is So Short, that a proper Answer to the Peticōn of Mr Nich̄o Sever, and Mr Wm Welsteed can’t be prepared and formed Suitable to be laid before the Court, yet it is duty for the Corporation to attend at the time appointed.

    2. It was agreed, That the Presidt sh̄d Represent the Scantieness of the time to prepare what306 might be Suitable to be presented to the Court & move for a further hearing day. It was further Agreed,

    3. That if their honrs sh̄d insist a present hearing, Mr Wadsworth and Mr Colman sh̄d read their Several rough Draughts, which they read to, & were accepted by the Corporation, and pray that they might have time till the next day to transcribe307 them fair and fit to be laid before and Left with the Board, and not urge for another day to be assigned them: But if their motion was granted, the Presidt sh̄d thank their Honrs and accept ye favour.

    The Corporation attended at the time appointed,308 were recd favourably by the Council; the Presidt made the Motion Agreed upon as above, It was allow’d, and Fryday Augst 23̄o309 was assign’d for the day of hearing.

    The Corporation return’d from the board directly to Mr Colman’s house, And, Agreed,

    4. That the Papers be left wth Mr Wadsworth & Mr Colman to form what may be ꝑper to present to the Court out of the two rough draughts that had been agreed upon, &310 to311 lay them before the Corporation at their next meeting to be futher312 Consider’d.

    5. Mr Treasurer ꝑposed the Case of Holden’s Bond to the Corporacōn and asked Advice thereupon, wch after Som debate upon it, It was Agreed That the matter be left to Mr Treasurers discretion, wth this Limitacōn That he sħd not insist upon more then £30 in discharge of his Bond upon the differc of the money.

    At a Corporacōn-meeting at the House of the Revd Mr Colman in Boston Augst 21. 1723.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.313

    The Several Articles314 of Argumentacōn agreed upon at the Last meeting being form’d into One Draught, read over, consider’d, debated, and the necessary alterations made, were Voted to be Engrosed in Order to be Signed, as Shalbe agreed upon at the next meeting, wch the Presidt appointed to be on Fryday next before noon at the place where the Corporation is now met.

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    As a Corporation Meeting held at the House of the Revd Mr Colman in Boston Augst 23. 1723. A. M.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer.315

    The Representation of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College upon the Affairs of the s̄d College now depending in the Gen̄l Court, Occasioned by a Late Peticōn of Mr Nicħo Sever and Mr Wm Welsteed, Engrosed according to the agreemt at the Last Meeting, being again read over, It was Agreed & Voted, that the Presidt be desired to Sign it in the Name of the Corporation. The Presidt Sign’d the s̄d representation accordingly in the Presence of the Corporation

    The Representation of the Presidt & Fellows is as follows,

    To the Honble Wm Dum̄er Esqr Lt Governr & Commandr in Cheif in & over his Maj̄tys Province of the Massachusets-Bay in New-England; And to the Honble his Majtys Council.

    The Humble Representation of the Presidt and Fellows of Harvard College, upon the Affairs of the s̄d College now depending in the Gen̄l Court; Occasioned by a Late petition of Mr Nicħo Sever and Mr Wm Welsteed.

    It having pleased your honrs so far to regard the Memorial lately316 laid by us before the Gen̄l Court, as to give us this hearing before you ꝑceed to Act upon the late Resolves of the Honble House of Representatives; Wee do thankfully acknowledge yor honrs Iustice & Goodness unto us herein; &317 make our reply in man̄er & form following.

    The Report of the Hon̄ble Com̄ittee of the General Court, Iune 29th 1722. Upon the Memorial of the Overseers of Harvard College, on wch it has pleased the Hon̄ble House of Representatives to come into their Resolve, Consists of three Articles and an Introduction: We crave Leave to make Some Short reply to Each of them.

    The first Article in the Report of the Hon̄ble Com̄ittee is That it was the Intent of the College Charter, That the Tutrs of the s̄d College, or Suck as have the Instruction & Governmt of the Students there; sħd be Fellows & Members of the Corporacōn of s̄d College; Provided they Exceed not five in Number.318

    To this We reply, That having had Occasion often to peruse & Consider the Charter of the College, it still appears to us, not to be the Intent of s̄d Charter, That the Tutrs of the College, or Such as have the Instruction & Governmt of the Studts there, sħd be Fellows and Members of the Corporation of s̄d College; Provided that they exceed not Six319 in Number. And our Reasons are these yt follow,

    First, If this had been the Real intention of the General Court who made & gave the Charter, It seems unaccountable to us, that it was not plainly express’d, wch might easiely have been don, and we humbly think ought to have bin. But instead of yt, when the first seven ꝑsons are Named in the Charter, it im̄ediately adds—All of them, being Inhabitants in the Bay. It c̄d as easiely have s̄d,—All of them being Residts in the College, or wthin the Town of Cambridge,—if that had realy bin the Intention of the Charter; And there is no doubt wth us but it w̄d have s̄d so. But it being onely given as a Reason or Qualification that they were Jnhabitants of the Bay, it seems plainly to follow,—That the Charter never intended any Such thing as that the Members of the Corporacōn must be Residt Fellows (or Tutrs) in the House.

    For We pray yor honrs to considr with us, That this description (all of them being Inhabitants of the Bay) was added for Something or for Nothing. To say for Nothing w̄d be Such a Reflection on that Hon̄ble Gen̄l Court, as we can by no means give into. [88] If for Somthing, We concieve it must be either for Information in matter of Fact, or for Direction in future Conduct. It c̄d not be meerly to inform in matter of Fact, the thing being notorious to all. Therefore Wee must necessariely conclude, that it c̄d be320 onely a Directory for future Conduct; Importing this—That in all times to com, when there shalbe occasion to chuse a ꝑson into the Corporation, he must be an Inhabitant in the Bay, as the Massachusetts Colony was then call’d.

    It seems plain therefore, That all the ℞s wch can be pretended to be found in the College Charter, respecting the Residc of ꝑsons to be Elected into the Corporation, is onely this—That as the first Seven were Inhabitants of the Colony of the Massachusets Bay, so their Successrs must be in all times to come.

    If, may it please yor honrs, there be any thing else in the Charter that seems to require the Residc of the Fellows of ye Corporacōn wthin the House, It seems to be that Clause in it—“And for direction in all Emergt Occasions, Execucōn of all Orders & By-Laws—the Conclusion shalbe made by the Majr pt &c—Now from hence some may plead, “That the Corporation’s Residing at the College is necessary for the Well Governing the Studts there, & for the Executing the Good Laws ꝑvided for that End.

    To this We answer, That by the Charter it is the Province of the Corporacōn from time to time to make Such Orders and By-Laws for the Ordering & carrying on the Work of the College, as they shall think fit; ꝑvided the s̄d Orders be allow’d by the Overseers. Now may it please yor Honrs, When Such Laws are made the Ordinary Execution of them belongs to the Presidt and Tutrs residing in321 the House, who are in the Im̄ediate dayly Governmt of it, and for this Service among others they rec̄v their Salary. But upon Emergt Occasions & in grt and Difficult cases the Direction of the Charter is, That the Presidt call the Corporacōn together to advice and resolve, and if need be to Execute, for the greater honr and Service to the College; wch accordingly has bin the practice on Occasions that have called for Severe Censures or Expulsions.

    May it please yor Honrs, We humbly concieve that the College Charter Impowering the Corporation to make Orders322 and By-Laws, dos also authorize and Impower them to appoint & requir all officers in their respective places with in the College, to execute from day to day the Laws made and Confirm’d for the good Order and Governmt of the House. And in a Particular manner we Iudge the Tutrs to be Such Officers, chosen and authorized for this very End, as Well as to Instruct; and unto the President and them dos the Execution of the By-Laws and Orders belong in the dayly Ordering of Matters wthin the House.—It is not theref. at all necessary (we humbly concieve) that the Tutrs be of the Corporation in order to the Execucōn of the Laws in the dayly Governmt of the House. Nay, what pretence can there be that ꝑsons must needs be Law-makers in order to their having the Executive Trust & Power com̄itted to them?

    We pray yor Honrs therefore to Observe, That the Execucōn of all Orders and By-Laws, wherin the Charter directs and expects the Convening and Acting of the Corporacōn, is onely upon Emergt Occasions & in grt & Difficult Cases; In wch Cases a Non-Residt Corporation are easiely called together & have usualy bin so.

    But if any sh̄d say That this Clause—the Execucōn̄ of all Orders & by-Laws—must be taken absolutly & unlimitedly; they must then Extend it to all and every ꝑticular in the dayly Administracōn & Ordering the Affairs of the House. And then ’tw̄d follow, That a Studt must not have leave to go out of Com̄ons, or out of Town, unless there be a majr pt of the Corporacōn actualy Concurring323 in such a ꝑmission to him given: as also, That at least four of the Corporation must consent to the punishing a Studt for being absent from or Tardy at prayers, Re- [89] citacōn,324 or for the least Misdemeanr that is punishable by the Laws & usages of the House.—Now This in our Apprehension is So Impracticable, not to Say Ridiculous, as that none can Imagine it to be the Meaning of the Charter.

    And that the Clause we are now Considering refers onely to Emergencies is further confirm’d to us from the Appendex to the Charter, Anno 1657. Which reciting the Paragraph refer’d to, onely says—all Emergent Occasions—silently passing by the Other Clause—Execution of all Orders and by-Laws.—Moreover also it is Evidt in fact, That the Orders & by-Laws have been Executed by the Presidt and Tutrs upon the Spott from time to time in the dayly administracōn of the House; And they have bin always esteemed by the Overseers, and by the Corporacōn, as well as by themselves also, till of late, Sufficiently authorized to execute the Same.

    Having thus far Argued upon one pt & another of the Charter, We go on (may it please yor honrs) to considr more ꝑticularly the powers granted by the Charter to the Corporacōn; wch We humbly conceive are in their own Nature too grt to be Reasonably granted unto the Tutrs or Residt Fellows to the Number of five.

    For Will yor Honrs please agn to look over those powers?—There is the electing of the Presidts from time to time: Will yor Honrs think the Residt Tutors in the House the fittest ꝑsons for that grt Work?—Then there is the Choosing, and upon Occasion removing all Officers, and of themselves among the rest; wch We think must make but a very harsh & ungratful Sound in every body’s Ear.—Then there is the making of all Orders & By-Laws; for wch kind of Work yor Honrs (who are in the Legislature Over us) shall please to say—Who are to be ordinariely judged the most capeable ꝑsons—Then there’s the Disposing of all the revenues of the College, & the appointing all Salaries & Allowances for Services to be don therin.

    Now, (May it please yor Honrs) When we considr these Powers granted by the Charter to the Corporacōn, We can’t concieve it to mean, that the Residt Tutrs, to the number of five, sħd be so Invested. All these We think such Articles of Trust & Importc, all call for more years, Experience & Iudgmt, then the Tutrs in the House may from time to time be Supposed to have. ffor Gen̄ly Speaking, They may be yonger Gentlm̄ of Small Experience; & they are often call’d from College to other Work before they can have a ꝑꝑ Insight into the weighty affairs & interests of the Society.

    We wd also add here—That according to the Charter no by-Laws or Orders can be made for the College but by the Corporacōn; thô the Approbacōn of the Overseers be necessary. Therefore, if four or five Tutrs be of the Corporacōn, no Law can be made directing & requiring s̄d Tutrs to do the Services of their Post, for wch they rec̄v Salarys, unless those Tutrs make it yms. Now for ꝑsons in Office; who rec̄v Wages or Salary for their Work, to be under no Law refering to their Work but what is of their own making, seems contrary to the Reason of things, & to ye practice of all well regulated Societys. To be under no Laws in their Office-work, but those of their own making, is in effect to be under no Laws at all: For if they be Evil-minded they may choose whither they will make any Such Laws as from time to time may be necessary: None can constrain ’em, nor make a New Law wthout them.

    And agn, if the Tutrsd325 be the Majr pt of the Corporacōn, & thrô Sloth or otherwise sħd Shamefully neglect the duties of their Post; or be abusive or Injurious in it; How shall the Matter be mended? If New Laws are needfull they can’t be made without ’em: or if good Laws already in being are to be Executed, the Execucōn is with them in the Case Supposed; and shall we think that they will inflict deserved Censures on themselves?

    Or agn, Let us suppose four Residt Tutrs who may be unexperienced and but lately chosen into the Corporacōn, then the whole Legislature, & the whole Excecutive Trust, even upon all Emergencies & in all difficult Cases, wd be in their hands; wch we apprehend w̄d be most dangerous to, if not eversive of the Welfare of the College.

    We pass on, may it please yor Honrs, to another Argumt, wch is from Custom & Usage, wch with all Incorporated Bodies is a grt Interpreter of Charters and We think we may Strongly argue thus; That the Charter of ye College was never Interpreted or understood, that we know of, by our Worthy Predecessrs [90] in the State or in the Church, to mean—That the Tutrs & Instructrs in ye College must necessariely be Fellows of the Corporacōn.

    None of or Gen̄l Courts, or Boards of Overseers have so Iudged, that we can hear of. The Charter of 1672 requires no Such thing, nor seems at all to look that way; wch Act is for the Perpetuation of the Charter of 1650. And when the Governmt of the Province have in their Wisd. gone into the forming of New Charters for the College; (As in the time of Sr Wm Phipps, and in the times of Lt Govr Stoughton and the Earle of Bellamont) yet no more then two of the Tutrs were allow’d to be of the Corporacōn, in any of the Draughts or Charters by them made or sent over for the Royal Approbation; althô the Corporacōn was in those Charters Enlarged326 to the Number of Ten and of Seventeen: And althô the Govr and Council, for the time being were named Visitors of the College in two of the s̄d Charters. This we think is a matter worthy of yor honrs Special Consideracōn.

    And moreover when afterwards under the Governmt of Coƚo Dudley the College was Set upon it’s present foot, there were three Neighbouring Ministers put into the Corporacōn, and one of the three Residt Tutrs left out.

    And since that day, we who are now of the Corporacōn were approved by the Overseers wthout any Seeking of or own, directly or Indirectly.

    So that the Way wch we are & have bin in, is not in the least of or own devising or ꝑjecting; but it is the good Old way wch or Fathers walked in, & wch they have Set us in. And thanks be to God we have Experienced his blessing in it, and the College has increased & ꝑsper’d therin; & (thrô mercy) never more then of Late Years under the Diligent Labours of the present Corporacōn. But the charge of Late ꝑjected & ꝑsented by Some of the Tutrs (in favr of Themselves and as it Seems to us for their own private Interest) is ꝑfectly & intirely Novel.

    We ask therefore this favr of yor Honrs to leave at least this our Testimony & Witness, That We apprehend & fear prejudice & detrimt to the College in times to come, both as to it’s Estate, and also as to the Governmt of it, if this new & untry’d Method be gone into, And if any grt. Inconveniences or Damages to the College do ensue thereupon, we are clear of them; nor will they be so easiely retrieved, when they may be to late felt & bewailed.

    But there is another thing, wch We also crave leave to recom̄end unto yor Hon̄rs Wise & Serious Consideracōn, which is—That the College Corporation is to have ꝑpetual Succession by Election, as Vacancies happen. So that if those three of the Corporacōn, whose Ejection is Sought & Endea͞vrd by Some, sh̄d be once quitt of their Station in it, or be made to cease together from it, the Corporacōn it self w̄d then cease, & ye Charter becom Null & Void; In as much as there will then327 remain but One Fellow, wth the Presidt & Treasurer; who can’t by the Charter make an Election to fill up the Vacancy. For the Charter plainly says, that the Corporation is to be Continued by Elections, and “that there must be the Majr pt of Seven acting in those Elections.

    And thus, May it please yor honrs, Wee have made Answer to the first Article, wch is the Main & grt One in the report of the Honble Com̄ittee; and We Submitt our Reasons, weighty as they Seem to us, to yor honrs most Impartiall & deliberate Consideracōn.

    We com now to the Second Article in the Report of the Hon̄ble Committee, wch is—“That none of the s̄d Fellows be Overseers.

    To this Wee briefly Answer, “That sh̄d the Corporation consist of Resident Fellows Residt Tutrs, it is not ꝑbable, if possible that any of them sh̄d be of the Board of Overseers; the s̄d Tutrs, while Such, not being like to be Teaching Elders in any of the Neighbouring Churches; nor of his Majesties Council.

    But then We Still add, That Some of the Fellows of the Corporation have bin of the Number of Overseers from time to time; and as we think to the grt benefit of the College. So that till now it never was Iudg’d Imꝑper or Unfitt, or Contrary to the Intent of the Charter; that some of the Fellows of the Corporacōn sh̄d be also of the Board of Overseers.

    The Last thing in the Report of the Ho͞nble Com̄ittee is—That the Presidt and Fellows of the s̄d College, or the Majr pt of them, are not Warrented to fix or Establish any Salary or Allowc for their Service, wthout the Approbation & Consent of the Overseers.

    To this We humbly reply—We think that Prior328 Acts of Legislature are to be Explain’d, restrain’d or Enlarged, according to the plain Sense [91] of subsequent Acts of the Same Legislature; We readiely own that from ye first Constitution of the Overseers in 1642. The whole Managmt of ye Affairs of the College was entirely in the hands of the Overseers. But when the same Legislature that had Constituted and Impower’d them, did in the year 1650 make a Charter for the College, and Invested A Corporation wth ye Powers therein Granted; We humbly Concieve that thencforth there remained no more Power to the Overseers, then what that Charter Leaves them.

    We are humbly of Opinion, That if the present powers of the Overseers329 are Sought for, they are not so much to be looked330 for in the Act for their Original Constitucōn, as in the Subsequent Acts of the Gen̄l Court, and particularly the Charter of 1650.

    That Charter plainly Supposes the Continuance of the Board of Overseers, and reserves Sundry powers to them: but We don’t find that it Leaves them any power in the Matter of fixing & Establishing any Salaries or Allowances, or the Disposing of the Incomes & Revenues of the College.—If this Our Opinion ꝑceeds from Our Ignorance or Weakness, We can’t help it, but sh̄d be glad to be Enlight’ned by plain Strong Explicacōns of any passage in the Charter to the Contrary; if any Such there be.

    And upon all, Inasmuch as we think that by the Charter it belongs wholy to the Corporation to appoint & fix Salaries, and make allowances to those who do Service in the College; therefore We think it the more unreasonable, that ever the Majr pt of the Corporacōn sh̄d be of those who rec̄v Salaries or allowces from the College. In such Cases as these We think yt none ought to carve for themselves.

    In fine upon this Head, We judge that the sole power of making allowances is by the Charter Vested in the Corporacōn: We know not of Such allow̄ces being at any time brought to the Overseers for their fixing them: But if the Tutrs are by Charter of the Corporation; We own it were a most unreasonable thing that they sħd have power to fix & Establish their own Salaries: Neither can We think it decent that they sh̄d have the first naming331 and appointing any Salary for themselves: Wherefore We find here a New Argumt if not Assurance, That it never was the Intent of the Charter, That the College Corporation sh̄d Consist of Tutrs to the Number of four or five, receiving Salarys.

    And thus We have made Some reply to the Report of the Hon̄ble Committee in the Severall Articles thereof. Onely Whereas in the Preamble to their Report they are pleased to Say,

    That these their Resolutions, if put in practice wd be more beneficial to the College, then the Enlarging the Number of the Corporation.

    We must still crave leave humbly to Insist on the Contrary Opinion, & say—That We sh̄d be heartiely glad, & think it much for the Safety of the College, if the Hon̄ble Court c̄d in their Wisdom think it proper to Enlarge the Corporation to twice it’s present Number, or more; because of the Large powers with wch we think it is Intrusted: Always Provided, that the Residt Tutrs sh̄d never be able to make a Majr pt; Because we think it Contrary to the Light of Nature, that any sh̄d have an Overruling Voice in making those laws, by which themselves must be govern’d in their Office Work & for which the receive Salaries.

    Having thus Answer’d to the Report of the Honble332 Com̄ittee, We come now to offer a few words upon a Clause or two in the Peticōn of Mr Sever & Mr Welsteed; wch they have lately presented to the General Court.

    They recite a Proviso wch his Exc͞y the Govr was pleased to make some time the Last year, that three of us, Ministers, sh̄d not be removed from the Corporation.

    On this Head We can assure your honrs, That none of us ever Sought after Such a ꝑviso in our favour, directly nor indirectly; unless our Open Arguing & Reasoning from time to time before the Board of Overseers may be so Interpreted; wch we humbly concieve it cannot justly be.

    It has bin Openly declared before, yor Honrs agn & agn, as we doe now declare, that We have never mean’t to Argue for our Own ꝑsonall Continue in the Corporation; but onely agst a Majority of the Residt Tutrs being of it.

    We have no Reason at all, for our own pts, to be unwilling to pt wth or Character as Fellows of the Corporation; How meanly soever these Gentlm̄ may think, and [92] are pleased to say reflectingly of us. And so far are We from desiring to continue in the Corporation, if it has not been, or may not be for the Service of the College; that it wd be an Ease & a pleasure to us to quitt our Station in it, & see it better served by others, and more Secured by their Services.

    Again, Their Petieōn has a Clause in it to this Effect,—The State of the College is now more difficult & ꝑplexed then ever—And certainly it is So; for wch we think the Pedcōnrs are to blame themselves, as the first and moving cause of it. They themselves have first ꝑplexed the College, and now they complain of it’s perplexed Estate.

    Agn The Peticōnrs pray the Hon̄ble Court, That they may be enabled in yir places to carry on the busieness of the College to good effect.

    Wee reply, That we think if they w̄d, as becomes Christians, Study to be quiet, and do their Own busieness, they have Authority Sufficient to doe all that work and Service in the College, for which they were chosen: and they have Laws ꝑvided for them to go by therin: or if they need more, the Corporation is ready to ꝑvide more, and to lay the same before the Overseers.

    And now to draw unto a Close.—Wee thank God333 And We thank yor honrs, for this Opportunity granted us faithfully to discharge or Consciences; (how mean so ever in orselves, or meanly thôt of by others) and of humbly and plainly testifieing what we realy think w̄d be for the Good of the College. We truely and Seriously declare That We make not this Representacōn for any by-Ends or Selfinterest. Those of us whose Ejectmt is so earnestly sought for, neither seek nor find any Reward for all that time We Spend, or pains We take, as Members334 of the Corporacōn. If We have Serv’d the College in any kind or Degree, We desire to thank God for the time & assistc. We heartiely Wish & pray for it’s Wellfare, and for the flourishing of religion & good Literature in it, to the Glory of God & the Good of this335 people, even to the latest Posterity; if it may be the Divine pleasure so to order it. We wish it’s Enemys may not find, nor take any Occasion agst it, by it’s Late unhappy discontents & differences; the fault whereof lyes at their door who have contrived & fomented them. An house or City divided agst itself—What is like to become of it?—God avert the Omen!

    We agn thank your honrs for the patient hearing wch you have given us. We desire to Leave the Event to the Wise disposal of the Sovereign God, and to Submitt orselves thereunto; Whether it be for Correction or in Mercy. We pray God to be wth your honrs in your Iudgmt and are

    In Council, Augst 23. 1723.336

    Read.

    Yor Honrs most Obedient, humble Servts

    John Leverett Presidt of

    Harvard College in the Name & at the desire of ye Corporacōn.

    At A meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College In the College Library. Sept 2. 1723.

    Present

    • The President.
    • Mr Flynt,
    • Mr Wadsworth,
    • Mr Applton,
    • Mr Colman,
    • Mr Treasurer.337

    Voted, That the Reverend Mr Oliver Peabody’s Annuall Salary, that is to Say, That part of it, which is to be paid out of the College Treasury, being out of Mr Boyle’s Donation, to be for and towards the Support of a gospel Minister among the Indians, be paid Quarterly by the Treasurer.

    2. In answer to Mr Peabody’s desire laid before the Corporation by the President for their Advice & direction about his Settlmt & Ordinacōn to the Work of the Ministry at Natick; The Corporation agree, That Mr Presidt Mr Wadsworth & Mr Colman be a Com̄ittee to Concert that Matter with the Com̄issionrs of the Indian Affairs, and to Advise him thereupon as soon as may be.

    3. Voted, That Mr Ricħd Mico of London Mercht be inipower’d to Manage the affair of Mr Penoyer’s Legacy, and a Power of Attorney be accordingly Executed, in form.

    Monis338

    4. Voted, That the Orders for the Hebrew Instructions339 pass’d the Last Year be revived & Continued, wth the following Alteracōns & Additions, Vizt That the Sophimores attend onely on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Frydays at two of the Clock afternoon, & the Senr & Iunr Sophisters attend onely on Frydays and Saturdays in the forenoon, all the While they recite to their respective Tutrs. And in Addition to the afores̄d Orders, That the Presidt & the respective Tutrs be desired, not to exempt any of the Studts from their Attendc on the Hebrew Exercises, who are design’d for the Work of the Ministry, and as to [93] Others, They are left to the Discretion of the s̄d Presidt & Tutrs, and that when they see cause to dismiss any340 of the Studts from the afores̄d Exercises, they give such dismission under their hands.

    5. Voted, That the Presidt be desired to present to the Overseers the By-Laws that have bin made since August 30. 1722. in form, that is to say, such as have not bin presented already by the Corporation to the s̄d Overseers.

    S. T. P. H. Mr Wigglesworth presen[t] when this Vote passed.

    Hollis Scholars341

    6. Voted, That Sr Calender be renewedly recom̄ended to Mr Hollis to be continued upon his Exhibitions to his taking his Second Degree, wch wilbe three years: That Sr Dunbar, and Sr Gerald, who went out Bachelours of Arts, Iuly Last past, be also recom̄ended for three years, if they continue their Studies in the College, That Barnstable-Smith a Iunr Sophister be recom̄ended for two years, and Lord & Prentis two Sophomores for three Years, ꝑvided they Continue theirs Studies in the College.

    Mr Gregory342

    7. Voted, That Mr Presidt be desired to write, a Letter to Mr Gregory, desiring him to send the State of the Case of Iudge Dodridge’s Legacy, & how Such Extraordinary Charges can arise in ꝑsecuting the Cause, the ꝑposing Such a Sum̄ of be lodg’d in England as £300 Sterƚ being very Surprizing to the Corporacōn.

    8. Whereas Sam̄l Brown, Eldest Son of Sam̄l Brown Esqr of Salem, now about to be Admitted into the College, is a Youth that labours under that bodiely Infirmity wch disables him from the going on Errands, as is usual for the Fresh-men to do, And Whereas his Honble Ancestrs have been Generous Benefactrs to the College to the Value of Eight hundred pounds.

    And also whereas his Hon̄d Father has now ꝑposed his Son’s presenting the College wth Apc of Plate upon his Admission of much greater Value then wd Entitle him to the Priviledges & Honrs of a Fellow-Com̄ioner;

    It is therefore Order’d by the Corporacōn that the s̄d Samuel Brown shalbe entirely Exempt from going of Errands, during his Freshmanship.

    9. Vote, That Mr Iohn Hancock be Library-Keeper for this year, & be allowed £8. for that Service.

    10. Voted, That Mr Leonard, Mr Abbot, Sr Pemberton, Sr Lowle, Sr Taylor and Sr Wadsworth be Scholars of the House, & be allow’d £4. Each of them for that Service, ꝑ more usitato.

    At a Meeting of the Corporacōn of Harvard College in the Library. Oct. 5. 1723.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer
    • Hutchinson343

    1. Voted, That the Two Lower Norwest Chambers in the Old College be fitted up in Such a manner, as that either of ’em may be Suitable to entertn a Tutr

    2. Voted, That the Steward have the whole Columne of Com̄ons & sizings, he allowing to the College £15 for this Year ending the 10th of Decr next coming. And that the Same Rule be observed in Succeeding years till further Order.

    3. Voted, that the College-Glazier for the future collect his own dues for glass-mending in the College till further Order.

    4. Voted, That Sr Fitz-Gerald have £15 the Income of the Revd Mr Wm Brattle’s Legacy for this Year.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard Colledge in Boston Decr 25̄o 1723.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Treasurer344

    Whereas Mr. Ioshua Gee by the direction of the Corporation did agree with Mr Bartho Green Printer for the Printing 300 Copys of the Catalogue of the College-Library at 30s ꝑ sheet, & the sd Printer intimating that he shalbe a great looser if he shalbe held strictly to his Agreemt, which being humbly offer’d with the demonstrations of it to the Corporation, It is therefore

    Agreed & Voted, That 40s be allow’d in advance upon the s̄d first Agreemt: Accordingly The Treasurer is directed to pay the Printer afores̄d the Sum̄ of £22. 5s out of the College Treasury from printing the s̄d Catalogue containing 13½ sheets.

    2. Voted, That Mr Treasurer pay Mr Sam̄l Gerrish the Sum of £12. 14s upon the delivery of 300 of the Printed Catalogues; And that he be informed, that the Corporation will consider of his other accts if he shall find himself obliged on a further tryall of his Market to desire a further Consideration thereof.

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    3. Voted, That Mr Gee be paid out of the College-Treasury £20. for his Service in preparing the Catalogue of the College Library for the press, and his care in correcting345 the proofs.

    4. Voted, That One hundred of the afores̄d Catalogues be Sent to England, and that 30 of them be deliver’d to Mr Hollis, 30 to Mr Neal, 12 to Mr Newman, 12 to Mr Agent Dum̄er, 6 to Governr Shute, 6. to Iohn Charaberlayne Esqr & 4 to Mr Loyd.

    5. Voted, That the Overseers of the College, the Members of the Corporation, the Professrs & Tutrs in the College, & the Speaker of the house of Representatives be each of ’em be presentd with a Catalogue of the College Library: And that half a dozn of the s̄d Catalogues be presented to Mr Agent Cooke.

    6. Whereas the Rev̄d Mr Edwd Wiggleswarth, the Hollis-Professr of Divinity has bin formerly chosen into the Corporation, but was not allowed by the Hon̄ble & Rev̄d the Board of Overseers, they then apprehending it to be inconsistent wth the Founders Rules; And whereas the worthy Mr Hollis has since signified his mind by Letters, that ’tis not disagreeable to his Rules, but w̄d be acceptable to him, That his Professr be a Member of the Corporation;

    Voted, therefore, That Mr Edward Wigglesworth be again chosen a Member of the Corporation.

    Voted also, That the Hollis-Professr of Divinity for the time being be hencforth a Fellow of the Corporation of Harvard College.

    7. Voted, That the Tutrs Salary for the Year Currt be as follows, Vizt The Senr Tutrs Salary shalbe £90, ye 2d Tutrs £80, The 3d. £75. The fourth, seventy: To be paid out of Tuition money, and out of the Treasury, Mr Penoyers and Mr Glovers Legacies being included.

    8. Voted, That an Addition of £10 be made to each of the Tutrs Salary for the Year Currt in Consideration of the depression of the Value of the Bills of Credit.

    9. Voted, That £40 ꝑ annum be Paid to Mr Edward Wigglesworth the Hollis Professr of Divinity out of the College-Treasury. This Vote to346 have Effect from the 10th of Iune Last pass’d, and to continue untill further Order of the Corporation.

    10. Voted, That the Thanks of the Corporation be presented to Mr Sam̄l Gerrish by the Rev̄d Mr Wadsworth & Mr Colman for his bounty to College Library, he having presented to the College sundry Books to the Value of Ten pounds.

    At A Meeting of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Apr̄ 20th 1724.

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Applton
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Treasurr347

    1. Agreed, That the Consideration of Absence of the Library Keeper, and three or four of the Scholars of the House be refer’d to the close of the Year.

    2. Agreed, & Voted, That the Overseers be advised of348 certain Intimations made to the Corporation from London for the Service and better Establishmt of the College, and their Advice be prayd therupon.

    Hollis Scholars.349

    3. Voted, That Sr Chauncey, Sr Calendar, Sr Dunbar, Sr Gerald, Sr Dennis, Byles, Cundy, Smith, Lord, Prentise, the ten Scholars Whose Names have bin transmitted to Mr Hollis, and by him Accepted to be on his fund, be ꝑd Each of ’em ten pounds out his Donation for the year Currt

    Exhibitions.350

    4. That Byles Have for the year Currt out of the Interest of Mr Hulton’s Legacy the Sum̄ of £.6, in Honr to his Grand-father the Late Revd Dr Increase Mather dec͞s d

    5. That Gibbs have the Income of Mr Webbs Donation for the Currt Year, That is to say, the Sum̄. of £12.

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    6. Voted, That Wiswell have £4. the Revenue of Mr Newdigate’s Donacōn.

    7. That Sr Dennis be paid £6, and Marston Cabbot £3 out of last years Revenue of Coƚo Brown’s Donation by his own special Intimation of his desire.

    Exhibitions.351

    8. That Hick have this year £6 out of the Interest of the Legacy of the first Wm Brown Esqr

    9. That Cabbot have £12 the Interest of the Legacy of Ben͞ȷa Brown Esqr And the Presidt is desired to take the Advice of the Honble Coƚo Samuel Brown Esqr for the disposition of the Income of his Own Donation, and his Hon̄d Father’s Majr Wm Brown Esqr his Legacy for the year Currt

    Mr. Frizel’s gift. 1508352

    10. Mr Treasurer Hutchinson informing the Corporation, That Madam Frizzel deliver’d to him the Sum̄ of £150 for the College as a Legacy or Donation left by her Late Husband Iohn Frizzel Esqr dec̄d Voted, That the thanks of the Corporation be rendred unto the s̄d Madm Frizzel.

    11. Voted, That the thanks of the Corporation be rendred to Mr Iohn Tyler for good Offices don by him for the College when his was in England.

    12. That £6 the Income of Madm Saltonstal’s Donation be pay’d this year to her two Nephews the Sons of the Revd Mr Iohn Rogers of Ipswich.

    13. That Sr Lowle have £3. Chauncey, £5. Dwight £5. Rogers £3. Rogers 2ds £8. Rogers 3tius £3. Hunting £5. Sr Dennis £4. Baxter £5. Stone of Harwich. £4. Brewer £5. Bridgham.353 £5, out of the College revenue at Large.

    14. The Rents of Mr Stoughton’s Lands in the Occupation of Trescot and Robinson be to Payson for the Year Currt

    15. Jn answer to Mr Welsteed’s request in his Address to the Corporacōn read this day, Voted, That Mr Welsteed be allow’d £10 to be paid out of the College Treasury.

    Tutor’s chamber, N. West old College.354

    16. Voted, That ’tis the Opinion of the Corporation, that ’twill very much Conduce to the good order of the College, that a Tutr inhabit one of the Norwest Rooms of the Old College, and that it be ꝑposed to Mr Prince to View the two Lower Rooms in that Quarter of the s̄d Colledge, and choose wch of ’em wilbe most agreeable to him, and that the Room be prepared for his Reception accordingly.355

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the Colledge May 5th 1724356

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer357
    • Mr Appleton

    President Leverett’s death.358

    1 God having in his Sovereign Providence on the third Jnstant removed by death the Revd & Worthy Mr John Leveret Presidt of the College The Corporation in Testimony of their grateful regards to his faithful Services for many Years in that office doe vote and agree that a hundred Pounds be paid by the Treasurer out of the College Treasury to the Executrs or administratrs of the deceased Presidt towds the defraying of his funeral Charges

    Mr Monis.359

    2 Voted That Mr Judah Monis be Chosen for this year to be an Jnstructr of the Schollars in the Hebrew Language

    3 Jnasmuch as the Method he has taken in Jnstructing the Schollars has been thought so tedious as to be discouraging to many Voted That those of the Corporation who dwel in Cambrige make Enquiry in to the Method taken by him and whether any thing therein is proper matter of discouragemt to the Schollars. And also consider what may facilitate and Jncourage the Study of the Hebrew Language and Lay the same before the Corporation at their Next Meeting

    Professor.360

    4 That Mr Professr Wigglesworth being Chosen by the Corporation a Member of their body and approved by the Overseers as such Voted that he have the same authority in Governing the Schollars and Executing the Laws of the College referring thereunto as belongs to any of the Tutrs or fellows such authority being needful for the good of the Society in Generall and for obtaining the regards due to him in his professrs office.

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    At a Meeting of the Corporation at Boston May 28th 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer361

    Tutors moderate at Com̄encement.362

    The Holy Providence of God having removed by death the Late reverend & Worthy President Mr Leverett and The Commencemt now drawing near Voted That the Two Senir Tutrs Mr Flynt & Mr Sever be desired to direct & order what is necessarily preparatory for the Exercises at Commencment viz to Jnspect and correct the Questions & Theses both of Masters & Bachelrs the Catalogue to Order the Orations that are proper to be made to appoint the Questions to be disputed on as also the Respondents & Opponents And363 in Case a Presdt be not Chosen before the Commencemt That Mr Sever Moderate the Publick disputations of the Bachellrs in the Forenoon And Mr Flynt the Disputations of the Masters in the Afternoon and that the Said Tutrs give the degrees to those whose disputations they Moderate364 also that the 20 shil a peice from those who take their degrees be Equally divided between Mr Flynt & Mr Sever

    2 Application having been made to the Corporation in behalf of Sr Heath Who took the degree of Bachelr of Arts at Yale College That he might be admitted to the degree of Master of Arts Voted That Upon the Tutrs Enquiring into his qualifications Jf Nothing appear as matter of Objection and Upon Sr Heaths performing Dutys Usual at College he be admitted to his Second degree next Commencemt

    3 That Mr Monis is have the Same Salary this Year for his Hebrew Jnstructions wch he had the Last Year

    4 That His Honr the Lt Govr be applyed to by Mr Flynt in the Name of the Corporation for A meeting of the Overseers The Corporation having some Votes to Lay before them

    5 That Mr Wadsworth Mr Coleman Mr Appleton be desired to Print their Sermons Preached at Cambrige soon after the Presidents Funeral and that Mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to Obtain Copys of them and agree about the Jmpression wth some proper Person or Persons

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the House of the Revd Mr Coleman at Boston June 11th 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer365

    1 The following address was Voted to be Presented to the Genll Court

    To The Honourable William Dummer Esqr Lt Govr & Commander in Cheif in and Over his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay &c And to the Honourable his Majestys Council and the House of Representatives in Genl Court Assembled at Boston May 27th 1724

    May it Please yr Honrs

    A motion to obtain President Leverett’s House.366

    Whereas it has pleased the Soveraign God in his holy Providence to remove by Death the Late Worthy Head & President of the College Mr John Leveret and we are informed by such as have the Managment & disposal of his Estate that his Mansion House in Cambrige wth the Lands Adjoyning wil be by them Speedily offered to Sale. And Whereas the said House is most conveniently Situated to be the Dwelling of the President in all Times to come and the Lands belonging to it Ly Contiguous to the Lands belonging and adjoyning to the College And Whereas the College is now without any Presidents House it being removed & disposed of wn the Massachusets College was built And whereas it has pleased the Goverment of this Province in their great Goodness & fatherly care of the College in times past as we humbly conceive367 to provide a House for the President to reside in and we Judg that the Purchase of the Homestead of the Late Revd President wil not be much more Expence to the Country than the building a New House for the President wil amount to But at the same Time the said Purchase wil be a very Commodious addition of Lands to the College

    Wee therefore the Fellows of Harvd College as in Duty bound from the relation we stand in unto it do humbly address this Honble Court that in yr great Wisdom & known Affection to the College you would please to appoint a Committee to inspect the said House and Lands of the Late Presidt Leveret and to purchase the same to be the seat and Habitation of the Presidents of Harvd College in Times to come

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    And whereas some may possibly think that the Corporation are wel able wth the College moneys to buy the House and Lands aforesaid for the Use mentioned Wee crave Leave humbly to represent unto yr honrs that a very great part of the Benefactions to the College are appropriated by the Donrs unto particular Services and Uses of Piety & Learning from wch they may by no means be alienated and Consequently they doe not in the Least Contribute any Estate for the Expences above proposed

    Wee humbly Submit this or Petition & Representation to the Honourable Court and are

    May it Please yr Honrs

    Yr Dutiful & Obedient Servants

    B. Wadsworth Benj. Coleman

    H Flynt N. Appleton, E Wigglesworth

    E. Hutchinson Treasurer

    2 Voted that the Commencers pay 20 Shillings apeice this Year for the Commencement Dinner as they did Last Year

    3 Voted That Stone Senr be allowed Five Pounds

    See p. 94. Hollis Scholars.368

    4 Voted That Mr Treasurer Pay to Mr Hollis’s Students their Exhibitions369 for the Last year Except Sr Dunbar who has not Resided at College

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the College July 21 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Treasurer370
    • Mr Flynt

    T. Hollis371

    The Revd Mr Coleman Jnformed the Corporation that a Small Packet of Books from Mr Thomas Hollis Junir of London and a Like Packet from the Revd Mr Jsaac Watts of London were presented to the Library both wch Packets were delivered to the Library keeper whereupon Voted That the Revd Mr Coleman in the Name of the Corporation be desired to return their hearty thanks to those kind benefactrs

    2 Voted That wn books or other Small372 Presents for the College happen to be sent from foreign Parts to any one Member of the Corporation and there be proper Opportunity before the Corporation can meet373 for said Member to return thanks to such Benefactr he may have free Liberty to doe it in the Name of the Corporation.

    Dodderige374

    3 Voted That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson write in the Name of the Corporation to mr Lewis Gregory who has been Jmployed as an Attorney in England for us to recover Dues out of Esqr Doderiges Legacy That sd Mr Gregory Endeavr to obtain an Answer upon Oath from Mr Ackland (referred to in his Letter of Apr. 16 1724) wch he says w’ont cost above £10 That he may be able to give a more probable Judgmt about the Cost and Event of the Suit he is Engaged in And that Mr Treasurer desire said Mr Gregory to write us word as soon as he has obtained the Answer on oath of his Opinion about the Cost and Jssue of the suit That so the Corporation may give further Direction in that Matter

    4 Voted That the Jnterest of Mr Coggins Donation be allowed to Sr Wadsworth this year in Case he resides at College

    5 Voted that Sr Owen be Butler this Year

    6 The College having been some Months destitute of a President by the Death of the Late Reverend Mr John Leveret Voted That the Corporation doe therefore propose to proceed speedily to Elect a President And Voted that this their purpose be Lay’d before the Honble & Revd Board of Overseers for their Counsel & Consent

    7 Voted That Mr Treasurer doe send over thirty more Catalogues of the College Library to or Worthy freind & Benefactr Mr Thomas Hollis of London

    8 Voted That a Present of five Pounds be made by the Treasurer to Mr William Welsted one of the Tutrs as a grateful Testimony of or respect to him for his Oration had at the funeral of the Late Presidt Leveret

    Campbel375

    9 Whereas Cambel of Taunton has desired to be admitted to the Benefit of Mr Boyles Donation in Order to his future Jmploymt in the Service of Gospellizing the Jndians Voted that he be admitted upon Tryal for half a year he residing at College and that he be allowed £15 out of said Mr Boyles Donation and in case the Corporation approve of him at half a years End they’l give him further Encouragemt he then giving bond to refund the money that shal be Expended upon him in case he reliquish the Design & Service aforesaid.

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    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in the Library Aug. 11th 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer376

    The Chusing of a President being a very weighty & important affair it was thought proper to Spend some time in Solemn prayer to God for guidance and direction in it before it was Entered upon Accordingly the forenoon was Spent in Prayer and Then by written Votes of the Corporation The Revd Mr Joseph Sewal Pastr of the Old South Chh in Boston was Chosen President

    2 Voted That Mr Wadsworth & Mr Coleman be desired to Jnform the Revd Mr Sewal of said Choice and also to present him to the Honble & Revd board of Overseers for their Approbation

    3 The Corporation having some time since had apprehensions Least the Hollis Professr of Divinity should be called from his Service amongst us moved to the Overseers that Mr Hollis might be writ to to make such Explanation of his rules about the quinquenial Election of the Professr as might prevent the often Changing of the said Professr by his being called or dropped from that Service whilst behaving himself Laudably377 therein Jt pleased the Honble & Revd Overseers to propose to the Worthy Mr Hollis some alterations relating to the quinquenial Choice of ye Professr in a Letter of theirs Dated Aug. 6. 1724 Whereupon

    T. Hollis.378

    Voted That Mr Coleman be desired to draw a Letter to the Worthy Mr Hollis corresponding to the aforesaid Letter of the Overseers and present it to the Corporation at their Next meeting to be considered by them

    Residents in College to be in Commons.379

    4 Voted That all Schollars Graduates & Undergraduates that have Chambers in College shalbe Obliged to be in Commons unless they have Leave to doe otherwise from the Presidt & majr part of the Tutrs and Jf any Schollar shal act contrary hereunto he shal be punished at their discretion

    Monis.380

    5 Voted That Mr Judah Monis’s Hebrew Jnstructions be at attended at the times following Viz Graduates & Senr Sophisters once a week that is Monday381 at 2 a Clock in the afternoon Junr Sophisters twice a week viz Wednesdays & thirdsdays at 2 a Clock in the affer Afternoon Sophimores thrice a week viz on frydays at 9 a clock in the forenoon & 2 in the afternoon & on Saturdays at 9 a Clock in the forenoon

    6 Voted that the Lower Chamber in the North west Corner of the Old College be assigned to Mr Monis for the managing of his Hebrew Jnstructions

    Mr Peabody.382

    7 The Corporation having Looked over the several Votes relating to Mr Peabody & Mr Treasurer having laid before the Corporation the several payments made to him We Judg that Mr Peabody has received all the Moneys that the Corporation have Voted or meant to vote him from time to time.

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Sept. 9th 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Treasurer383
    • Mr Flynt

    That Mr Flynt with the Steward of the College be desired to procure Spouts and Gutters or what shal be most Convenient for the North side of the Old College to prevent further Damage to the College by the Weather and that they Speedily advise wth Workmen about what is further Needful for repairing & Securing the fore mentioned North side of the Old College and make report to the Corporation at their Next Meeting

    Annuel matters.384

    2 That the Tutrs Salarys for the year Currant be as follows viz for the Senr Tutr 90ll the 2d 80ll the 3d 75ll the 4th 70ll to be paid out of the Tuition Money and out of the Treasury Mr Penoyers and Mr Glovers Legacys being included and that in Consideration of the depression of the Value of Bills of Credit an addition of Ten Pounds be made to the Salary of Each of the Tutrs for this year

    3 That 40 shil. a peice be given to Mr Lowle and Mr Tayler Schollars of the House for their Service the Last year (besides their Salary of 4ll each) in Consideration of the absence of other Schollars of the House which occasioned some more Labour to them

    4 That Mr Hancock be Library keeper for this Year and that 10lls be allowed him for that service and that he be directed to take Special Care that the Library books be kept in better and more decent Condition than heretofore

    5 That Mr Hogers Mr Chauncey Mr Lowel Mr Tayler Sr Dennis & Hunting be Schollars of the House for the present year and that they be allowed 4lls each in proportion to the Time of their residing at the College and that Huntings Service as Schollar of the House be to take care that the Doors upon the roofs of the several Colleges be kept Locked and the Gutters Troughs & Trunks be cleansed as there shal be occasion.

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    Hollis Scholars.385

    Exhibitions.386

    6 That Jewet a Junr Sophister Brewer a Sophimore & Lovel altho a freshmen yet upon Special testimony of his being qualifyed according to Mr Hollis’s rules be recommended the Worthy Mr Hollis to be Schollars upon his foundation in their taking their first degrees387 in the room of Mr Chauncey Sr Dennis & Sr Dunbar whose time Expired Last Commencement

    7 That 4lls out of Mr Stoughtons Donation in Lands at Dorchester now hired by Mr Robinson be allowed to Robinson his son for this year

    8 That Wiswal be allowed 4lls being the Jncome of Mr Newdigates Donation

    9 That Byles be allowed £6 being the interest of Mr Hultons Donation

    10 That the Case of Marsh Chandler Newmarch Rogers 4tus & Rawson freshmen be Left to future Consideration

    11 That The Treasurer be desired to Exhibit to the Corporation an account of the College Stock together wth an Account Currt as soon as can be Conveniently

    12 That Gibbs be allowed £6 Warren £4 Webb, £2 being the income of Mr Webbs Donation

    13 That the Two Rogers’s Sons of the Revd Mr John Rogers of Jpswich be allowed £6 that is £3 each the Jncome of Maddam Saltonstals Donation

    At a Meeting of the Corporation in the College Library Oct. 21. 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer388

    Coll. Forcroft See. p. 8. at ye other end of this Book.389

    Coll. Fox croft.390

    1. The Honourable Francis Foxcroft Esqr the Acting Executr to the last Will & Testamt of the late Honourable Thomas Danforth Esqr of Cambridg having Jnformed the Corporation this day of a Legacy to Harvard College given by the said Honourable Thomas Danforth Esqr as in the Codicil of his will said Last Will does more fully appear Viz of Three Leases of Lands in Framingham made to Benjamin Whitney Jsaac Bowen & John Whitney at fourty shillings ꝑ annum Each and having desired or acceptance of the same and offering to make a Legal Conveyance of the said Leases to the Corporation of the said College Voted That We thankfully accept the said Legacy and That Mr Treasurer be desired to treat with Collonel Foxcroft about a Legal Conveyance & assignment of391 the aforesaid Leases to the Corporation.

    2 Voted That Mr Flynt be desired to procure an attested Copy of the Codicil abovementioned.

    3 Collonel Foxcroft having represented that for Sundry years past he had paid the aforesaid Six pounds ꝑ annum agreable to the Tenour of the Honourable Thomas Danforths Will or Codicil thereto annexed Voted That upon Coll. Foxcrofts making a firm & Legal Conveyance of said Three Leases to the Corporation No Demand shal afterwards be made by the Corporation for anything that has been for nine Past Due to the College by vertue of said Will or Codicil until March Last past

    Mr Peabody392

    4 Mr Oliver Peabody a Preacher to the Jndians at Natick having received of the Treasurer as much money as we apprehend was Voted for him (as tis Expressed in a Vote of the Corporation August the 11th Last past) yet not having allowed him more Support for his freshmanship than for one half of that year & No Support for one other year of his being Undergraduate and he having pleaded his present Necessity of393 further help to forwd his Settlement at Natick Wherefore now Voted That the Treasurer Pay to the said Mr Peabody fifty pounds and that no more shal be paid to him with reference to any Services or Charges that are past

    Mr Hollis.394

    5 Mr Professr Wigglesworth having Layd before the Corporation a Letter from the Worthy Mr Thomas Hollis Mercht of London informing of a valuable Donation of Books from the Revd Mr Joseph Hussey of London (and asking that a Lattin Letter of Thanks be sent to the said Mr Hussey) As also of a very great Gift in Books from his Brother Mr John Hollis of London Merchant to wch it has pleased the said Mr Thomas Hollis to add some books his own Gift Wherefore Voted That Mr Professr be desired to write the said Letter to Mr Hussey and also to give the humble Thanks of the Corporation to or worthy Benefactr Mr John Hollis & to repeat or Thanks to Mr Thomas Hollis for all his Benefactions to us from Year to Year

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    T. Hollis.395

    6 By a Letter from the Worthy Mr Thomas Hollis to the late Revd Presidt Leveret bearing Date Sept. 26. 1722 it appearing to us to be his Express & repeated desire That his Ten Students may annually Send him a short performance Every one on what Subject and in wt Language he pleases but Jf in Greek or Latin then to be translated into English that he may see a little of their proficieney Genius by their Language & Writing Each one underwriting his Name age and of how Long Standing in the College Voted that the Care and Oversight of this matter be Left with the Hollis Professr of Divinity now and at all times hereafter wn there is not a Presidt

    7 Mr Coleman having Layd before the Corporation his Last Letter from Mr Thomas Hollis wherein he continues the Expressions of his Kind Care for and good wil to the College Advising also that a Letter be wrote in respectful manner to the Revd Mr Thomas Bradbury of London to ask his freindly offices for the College Voted That Mr Coleman be desired to give the Thanks of the Corporation to Mr Hollis & to write in their Name to the Revd Mr Bradbury.

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Library Nov. 18 1724

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer396

    1 The Corporation having taken into their Serious Consideration the Expediency of their proceeding to the Speedy Choice of A President thereupon brought in their written Votes and The Revd Mr Benjamin Coleman Pastr of a Chh in Boston was chosen to be President

    2 Voted That Mr Wadsworth Mr Flynt & Mr Appleton be desired to wait on his Honr the Lieutent Govr desiring an Overseers meeting may be Called that so the Presidt now Chosen may be presented to them for their Approbation

    3 Voted That Mr Professr Wigglesworth & Mr Danforth (being desired by the Late Revd Presidt & the fellows to take care of the Colleges in the Time of the Vacation in the year 1721 and having hitherto received Nothing for that Service) be allowed 30 Shillings Each

    4 The Price of Cydar being very high this year Voted that the Butler be allowed to demand 3d ꝑ Quart from this day til Commencemt he paying 12 pence ꝑ Barril to the College

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Library Feb. 10th 1724/5

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer397

    1 Whereas the General Court have Lately passed an Act That there shal be four Boats in the Service of the Ferry between Boston & Charlstown Voted that in Conformity to the said Act of the General Court there be for the future four boats Employed in the Service of the Said Ferry

    Ferry-Boats.398

    2 The Corporation having Apr. 30th 1722 passed a Vote Signifying their Opinion that it might be for the Benefit of the College that each ferry-boat should be Leased to one Person instead of two as it then was And the said Corporation having now had discourse about granting New Leases of the ferry between Boston & Charlstown are of Opinion That twil be for the Jnterest of the College a Considerable Advantage to the Lessees & for the better regulation of the ferry and so for the benefit399 of the Country in general that each boat be Leased to one person Wherefore tis voted that each one of the ferry boats passing between Boston & Charlstown be for three years following the first of May next Leased to one person only

    3 Voted That the Lessee doe Constantly goe in the Boat Unless disinabled by sickness or prevented by some Extraordinary Occasions

    Rent of ye Ferry.400

    4 That the Rent of each of the four Boats be fifty pounds ꝑ annum to be paid Quarterly to the College

    5 That one of the ferry boats be Leased to Jacob Hurd of Boston another Boat to James Kettle a third to Joseph Hopkins & the fourth to John Phillips of Charlstown

    6 That Jacob Hurd continue to dwel & keep his Boat on Boston side and that John Phillips doe also remove & keep his Boat on Boston side in case the Corporation shal give Order for it

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    At a Corporation Meeting at the College March 17th 1724/5

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton401

    Governour Saltonstall’s Gift. £.100.402

    1. A Letter from the Honble Maddam Saltonstal of New London dated March 3d 1724/5 being Layd before the Corporation informing them of a Donation of one hundred pounds to Harvd College by the Late Honorble Govr403 Saltonstal her Husband Voted—That Mr Wadsworth & Mr Coleman be desired to write a Letter of Thanks to Maddam Saltonstal entreating her to send a Copy of the clause in the Govrs Will referring to said Donation

    T. Hollis.404

    2 Whereas Sr Gerald who was one of the Schollars upon Mr Hollis’s foundatiō has been absent the year Current405 in the Service of the Gospel at Nantucket Voted That Joseph Marsh Son of the Revd Mr Marsh of Braintry be recommended to the Worthy Mr Hollis in the room of said Sr Gerrald for the year Current and for three years more to come, Scil. until his taking his first degree

    T. Hollis.406

    3 Voted that Cham̄dler of Andover who has been several times mentioned to the Corporation as a Suitable youth to be recommended to Mr Hollis be the next considered as a Candidate for his bounty

    Exhibitions.407

    4 Voted That Six pounds be allowed to Mr Sewal out of the Legacy of the first Wm Brown Esqr That Eight pounds be allowed to the two Rogers’s Sons of the late Mr Daniel Rogers of Jpswich out of the Legacy of Benjamin Brown Esqr and also four pounds to Channdler of Andover out of the said Legacy

    5 Voted that Sr White & Sr Hunting be allowed four pounds Each & Rawson Seven pounds out of the Legacy of Mr Wm Brattle

    6 Voted That Mr Reynolds Mr Taylour & Mr Osgood be allowed four pounds Each the Jncome of Mr Thoms Brattles Legacy

    7 With respect to the Exhibitions now granted Voted That none having Chambers within the College shal be Entitled thereunto who during the rest of this year doe not live in Commons while they are resident at College.

    At a Corporation Meeting in the College Apr 14 1725

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer408

    Coll. Brown’s money.409

    1 The Honble Coll. Saml Brown of Salem having Signifyed410 his desire that the Six pounds the Jncome of his fathers Donation be this year given to Fitch Junir and that Nine pounds the Jncome of his own Donation be given to Willoughby Voted That the said Moneys be disposed of accordingly

    2 Mr Welsted having renewed the Motion he made first on the 20th of April 1724 Voted That Ten pounds be allowed in addition to the Ten pounds then granted and this to be a final Jssue of that affair

    3 Voted That Mr Wadsworth Mr Flynt Mr Wigglesworth Mr Appleton be desired to peruse and Compare the abridgmt of Mr Monis’s Grammar, and Enquire wt proficiency the Schollars have made under his instructions this year and make report to the Corporation at their Next Meeting

    Lands at Newtown.411

    4 Voted That The Treasurer be allowed to make a Lease of the College Lot of Land Lying in Newton for the Space of Ten Years.

    Com̄ons.412

    5 Voted that the Stewd be allowed to Charge Six pence ꝑ part for the Currt Quarter413 & til further Order

    6 Jn Consideration that so great a Number of Studts have been out of Commons this Year414 &415 the Butler has great Loss by Cydar Voted That the Butler be abated five pounds of wt he is Obliged by Law to pay to the College for absent Commons this Year

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    At a Corporation Meeting at the College May 4th 1725

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton416
    • Mr Flynt

    1 The Revd Mr Coleman Presented to the Corporation 3 Books 8vo Viz about the Deity of Cht the Deity of the Holy Ghost the Standing Use of the Scriptures Sent as a Gift to the College from the Revd Authr of them Mr John Guise Minister of Hertford417 in great Britain418 Voted that Mr Coleman be desired to give the thanks of the Corporation to the said Revd Donour

    2 Voted That Mr Judah Monis continue his Hebrew Jnstructions among the Students for the present year begining the first of this month

    Monis.419

    3 Jnasmuch as Mr Judah Monis is not obliged to such a Constant Attendance at the College as the Tutrs are and has time for &420 is actually engaged in the Managmt of Secular buisnesses we think it not reasonable he should have so much Salary as wn he personally resided at College Wherefore Voted that his Salary for the present year be Sixty pounds

    4 John Loyd Mercht in London having Sent to the Library a very Valuable Collection of Books Viz the Works of Grevius & Grenovius 28 Vollumes folio Voted That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson return the Thanks of the Corporation to him for the his421 Bounty.

    T. Hollis422

    5 The Worthy Mr Hollis having comply’d wth the Desire of the Corporation & Overseers to alter the Quinquenial Election of the Professr Voted That Mr Coleman return or Thanks to him for his favr in that article

    At a Corporation Meeting at College June 2d 1725

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer423

    Having read the Overseers Vote of May 13th Last advising the Corporation to proceed to a New Election of a president after some considerable debate Jt was aggreed to Leave this affair to further Consideration on Tuesday next at three a Clock in the afternoon at Mr Wadsworths House at Boston

    Jt was aggreed that the Tutrs shd direct the Masters & Bachelours wt questions they should publickly dispute on next Commencemt who shd be respondents & opponents & also direct them about printing their questions & Theses

    Voted that the Commencers pay 20sh a peice this year for the commencement Dinner

    Voted That the Tutrs be desired to Notify those who Stand for their degrees that they pay all College Dues to the Stewd in order to their regularly receiving their degrees and that the Stewd Exhibit to the Tutrs a List of the Commencers Names the day before Commencmt to signify how far this Order is complyed wth

    Voted That The Treasurer defray the Charge of printing & stiching three Hundred Supplemts to the Catalogue of the Library

    Voted That Mr Hancock the Library keeper be paid 40sh by the Treasurer for his Labr in writing the said Continuation Supplemt getting it printed & correcting the press

    Voted that one hundred of sd Supplemts he sent by the Treasurer to or worthy Benefactr Mr Thomas Hollis Mercht in London and a Copy be given to Each of the overseers Corporation & Tutrs and that the rest be brought into the Library.

    New Pump.424

    Voted that a New Pump be procured for the Use of the Kitchin & that a New well be dug and a pump put into it at the South East Corner of the yard to accomodate the Students in Stoughton & Massachusets Colleges and that another House of office be provided for the Schollars in a Convenient place and that the Steward be desired to see these things done at the College Charge and at the direction of those of the Corporation who dwel at Cambrige

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    T. Hollis.425

    Whereas Mr Thomas Hollis of London sent over many valuable books to the Library given partly by himself partly by others at his Motion & said wth reference thereto in a Letter to Mr Wigglesworth dated Jan. 5 1724/5 as followes Viz

    Duplicates in ye Library, for ye Hollis Professor426

    And supposing any already sent or now sending that you have already of the same sort J order for myself & by Leave of the Donrs Let the Library keep the best books and the duplicates be for my Professrs Closet or wth the Presidts advice given to any of my Students that goe out of the College for the Ministry

    Voted Therefore That Mr Flynt & Mr Appleton determine wch of the duplicates are best to be kept in the Library and that the Library keeper deliver no others to the Hollis Professr

    Campbell.427

    Whereas on July 21 this year we gave Cambel 15ƚƚ out of Mr Boyles Donation to Encourage his qualifying hims. for the work of the Gospel ministry among the Jndians and whereas we have this day accepted his bond wth Suretys and also his own personal obligation referring thereto Jt is Now Voted That the Treasurer pay to said Campbel 25 pounds more for his Subsistence this year being the year of his freshmanship.

    Voted That Williams the son of the Revd Mr Wm Williams of Hatfeild have 5lls paid him out of the Treasury this year

    Voted That the Treasurer pay Mr Gerish 50sh for binding two books

    Clock428

    Voted That the Steward be desired to see the Bell hung for the Clock to strike on and give an account of the Charges thereof And that the care of the Clock be committed to him for this year to keep it going and that he have four pounds for his service in keeping it in Order

    At a Corporation Meeting at Mr Wadsworths House in Boston June 8th 1725

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth
    • Mr Wiggleswrth
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Treasurer429

    Having Left the Consideration of the Election of a President unto this day after a free discourse had hereon Jt was Voted that we would now proceed to the Election of a President—Accordingly the Corporation proceeded to write their Votes and the Revd Mr Benjamin Wadsworth Pastr of the first Chh in Boston was Chosen President

    Voted That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson & Mr Coleman doe wait immediately upon his Honr the Lt Govr to desire him to appoint a meeting of the Overseers to Lay before them the Election now made

    Sr Bourne430

    Sr Bourn having been some time a preachr to the Jndians Voted that three pounds out of the Honble Mr Boyles Donation be allowed to him for defraying his College Charges at the approaching Commencemt in Case he comes for his Second Degree431

    At a Corporation Meeting at Mr Wadsworths House at Boston Jun. 18. 1725432

    Present

    • Mr Wadsworth.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Appleton.433
    • Mr Flynt.

    Mr Colman & Mr Flynt reported to the Corporation from ye Board of overseers, what passed434 yesterday in discourse there respecting ye Jnstalment of Mr President Wadsworth before ye Commencement; after much discourse had on yt head, Mr Wadsworth declared, yt he would rather chuse ye Jnstalment should be deferred till after ye Commencement, but yt however he should submit himself to ye determination of ye overseers as to yt matter.

    Mr Treasurer Hutchinson brought us a vote of ye Honourable House of Representatives of this day, wherein they appoint a Committee in recess of ye Court to enquire and examine into ye State of ye College Treasury and Revenues, and how ye same is appropriated & disposed of,

    Voted

    That we are very free and willing, yt Mr Treasurer and Mr Steward lay before ye honourable Court the whole Account of ye Treasury & Revenues of the [104] the College, and how ye same is appropriated & disposed of, humbly confiding yt ye Honourable Court as Fathers of the College, will so make their Enquiries, as yt ye College may suffer no Detriment thereby.

    Voted, that Mr President Wadsworth be desired to moderate at ye ensuing Commencement, althô ye ceremony of Jnstalment should not be observ’d before yt time.

    Mr Wadsworth was Jnstalled President of ye College, on Commencement Day July. 7. 1725. in Publick in ye Meeting House, before the Forenoon Scholastical Exercises began. See435 the Presidents Instalment and Oration. 318. 319. Pages436 of this Book437

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye Library. Sept. 13. 1725.

    Present

    • The President.
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Appleton.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Treasurer.438

    Confirm’d by ye overseers, Sept. 23. 1725.

    The President proposed ye filling up ye vacancie in the Corporation, and accordingly by written votes, Mr Nicholas Sever was unanimously chosen a Fellow of ye Corporation; voted, yt ye President be desired to present him to ye overseers for their approbation.

    Annual Maters.

    Voted

    Voted That ye Tutors Salaries for ye year current, be as follows, viz. for ye Senr Tutor Ninety pounds, for ye Second eighty pounds, for the third seventy five, & for the fourth seventy, to be paid out of ye Tuition money, and out of ye Treasury Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Glover’s Legacie being Jncluded; and yt in Consideration, of ye depression of ye value of ye Bills of Credit, an addition of ten pounds be made to ye Salaries of each of ye Tutors for this year. And in consideration of ye extraordinary care & labour of ye Tutors ye last Year when ye College was destitute of a President, voted yt ten pounds be allowed to each of them for yt Service, out of ye College Treasury.

    Voted That Mr Hancock be continued Library-keeper for this year, and yt ten pounds be allowed him for yt service.

    Voted. That Sir owen be Butler for the current439 year, and yt he pay twelve pence pr Barril to ye College for ye cyder he takes in; and yt he sell his cyder at two pence Per Quart, till further order from ye President & Tutors.

    Voted, That ye Scholars of ye House for this year be Mr Chauncey, Mr Taylor, Sir Wadsworth, Lord, Fisher, and Prentice Senior, and yt four pounds be allowed to each of them.

    T. Hollis.

    Voted, That James Chaundler a Sophimore be recommended to Mr Hollis, to be a Student upon his foundation for three years.

    Confirm’d by ye overseers Sept. 23. 1725.

    Voted, That ye Morning & evening Readings in Hebrew and Greek, be performed by ye Undergraduates [105] in their respective Tutors chambers.

    Campbel.

    Voted, That Campbel be allowed out of Mr Boyle’s Donation for the Jndian service fourty pounds for this year of his sophimoreship, to be paid Quarterly.

    Confirm’d by ye Overseers. Sept. 23. 1725. and publish’d in ye Hall, on Jan. 20. 1725/6

    Voted, That whereas there are great disorders arising by reason of the Scholars living out of Commons, voted, yt every Student having a Study in ye College, and actually residing there, shall be in Commons, excepting such as are Jmployed in occasional preaching, Servitors, and those whose bodily Jnfirmities ye President and major part of ye Tutors Judge will not allow it.

    A true copy, compared; ye original sent to London ye day of ye date hereof. viz. Sept. 23. 1725.

    To all Christian People to whom this present Writing shall or may come, Benjamin Wadsworth President of Harvard College in Cambridge in ye County of Middlesex within his Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England, Benjamin Colman, Henry Flynt, Edward Wigglesworth, Nathanael Appleton & Edward Hutchinson Fellows of ye said College, send Greeting.

    Whereas it hath pleased Allmighty God to Jnspire Mr Thomas Hollis Merchant in London with most pious and generous designs for ye honour of our great & glorious Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and for ye good of mankind, & has in particular disposed him to execute some of those designs in ample & most beneficial Donations to Harvard College aforesaid; Jnsomuch yt there hath allready flowed into Jt’s Treasury from ye bountifull hand of ye said Mr Thomas Hollis, to ye value of three thousand six hundred & seventy pounds thirteen shillings & an half penny; the Reciept whereof with ye most gratefull Resentments ye President and Fellows of Harvard College do hereby acknowledge; and whereas ye said Mr Thomas Hollis, ye Founder of a Divinity Professor in the said Harvard College, and of sundry Exhibitions for ye assistance of ye poorer sort of Students in their studies for ye ministry of ye Gospel, hath transmitted his statutes and orders signed, sealed and dated January ye tenth. 1722. which are lately come over to ye hands of ye Said President and Fellows of Harvard College, wherein he directs yt ye several Summs of money he has sent over be placed out at Jnterest upon good security, and ye Jncrease or produce of ye Same be applied to ye uses following, yt is to say, eighty pounds per Annum part thereof, for a Salary & Support [106] of his Professor of Divinity; ten pounds a piece per Annum to ten Scholars more or less fewer according to ye produce ye moneys shall make per Annum, presented to him by ye said President and Fellows under ye Qualifications mention’d in ye Statutes & orders aforesaid; and ten pounds per Annum to ye Treasurer of ye College for ye time being. And whereas ye said Mr Thomas Hollis is minded and desirous for his better satisfaction, to have some Act or Jnstrument obligatory binding ye said President & Fellows of Harvard College, and their Successors unto440 the faithfull discharge of ye trust reposed in them, and to ye Jnviolable observance441 of ye Statutes and orders aforesaid in disposing his Benefaction according thereunto. Now Know ye, yt ye said Benjamin Wadsworth President, Benjamin Colman, Henry Flynt, Edward Wigglesworth, Nathanael Appleton & Edward Hutchinson Fellows of Harvard College aforesaid, being like minded and desirous to give to the said Mr Thomas Hollis all Satisfaction & Assurance they are capable in their capacity mentioned of their faithfull discharge of ye trust reposed in them, and their Jnviolable observance, as much as in them lyes, of the Statutes and orders aforesaid, do profess, testify & declare, that as they are holden and strictly obliged by ye College Charter, which constitutes ye said President & Fellows a Body politick and corporate, to observe religiously the will of ye Donors, & Benefactors to ye said College in all disposals of their donations; so by these Presents ye said President and Fellows of Harvard College, do firmly bind and oblige themselves & their Successors in ye same offices and trust, in all time coming, to manage, order & dispose all ye moneys that have been hitherto sent over by ye said Mr Thomas Hollis and recieved by ye Treasurer of ye College, or yt shall hereafter be sent over & recieved, and apply ye Jncome thereof conformable to ye Statutes and orders aforesaid, and in all things & at all times shall and will faithfully perform the trust reposed in them ye said President & Fellows of Harvard College & their Successors. And further, ye said President and Fellows of Harvard College do by these Presents acknowledge, testify & declare, yt in case they ye said President & Fellows of Harvard College or their Successors, shall and do Embezel ye moneys, or any part thereof, which they have recieved or hereafter may and shall recieve of & from the said Mr Thomas Hollis, or his Executors or Trustees, or misapply or divert ye same, either Principal or Jnterest to other uses or purposes than what the said Mr Thomas Hollis has directed, or shall hereafter direct; that then and in such case it shall and may be lawfull for ye said Mr Thomas [107] Hollis his Executors or Trustees, or such as he shall devolve his power upon, to reassume demand & recover out of ye hands of ye said President & Fellows of Harvard College ye moneys which he ye said Mr Thomas Hollis hath intrusted the said President and Fellows withall, according to ye Reservations and savings he hath made unto himself in his statutes and orders aforesaid; Jn Testimony whereof ye said President & Fellows have unto these Presents set their hands, and caused ye seal of the Corporation to be affixed to ye same. Dated in Boston this 23d Day of Sept. 1725.

    The seal upon a Label in ye middle of ye Jnstrument at ye Bottom.

    Benja. Wadsworth, President

    Benja. Colman

    Fellows

    Henry Flynt

    Signed, Sealed & delivered in Presence of us

    Edward Wigglesworth

    Nathanael Appleton

    Phillip Hedman

    Edward Hutchinson

    William Shepherdson.

     

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation of Harvard College, at Cambridge. oct. 20. 1725.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Wigglesworth,
    • Mr Appleton.
    • Mr Treasurer.442

    T. Hollis.

    Voted, yt Woods, Junr Sophister be recommended to Mr Hollis, to be on his foundation for two years.

    Upon a Memorial offered to ye Corporation by Mr Monis relating to his Salary, voted, yt there be an addition of ten pounds to Mr Monis’s Salary for this year.

    Mr Monis.

    For ye further regulating Mr Monis’s443 Hebrew Jnstructions, voted, yt Mr Monis be Jmpowered to punish in ye time of his exercises, those who shall for ye future enter their names with him for their Delinquences in ye manner following, viz. for absence or evident negligence not exceeding one shilling, for a tardiness not exceeding six pence. Allways provided, yt in matters of greater Jmportance, he refer himself to the President and their respective Tutor, or to all ye Tutors if ye President see cause.

    Voted, yt all such Undergraduates as shall enter with Mr Monis to attend his Jnstructions, shall subscribe their names to a Paper offer’d to them by their Respective Tutors, of this Importance, viz. We ye Subscribers declare & Jngage to attend Mr Monis’s Hebrew Jnstructions as ye Laws direct;444 and yt the respective Tutors give Mr Monis a copy of ye said List under their hands.

    Voted, yt ye Undergraduates upon Mr Hollis’s foundation, be obliged to attend Mr Monis’s Hebrew Jnstructions as ye Laws refering thereto direct.

    Tutors Salaries Increased.

    The Honourable & Reverend the445 overseers having recommended ye advancement of ye Tutors Salaries, voted, yt an Addition of twenty pounds be made to each of ye Tutors Salaries for this year.

    T. Hollis

    The worthy Mr Hollis having ordered to ye Revnd Mr Williams of Weston ye Summ of five pounds out of his unappropriated monies, voted, yt ye Treasurer pay to ye said Mr Williams ye Summ of five pounds.

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    Professor of Div. Salary Inlarged.

    The Honble & Revnd Overseers having some time past rccommended ye further Jnlargement of Mr Professor Wigglesworth’s Salary, voted, yt an Addition of twenty pounds per Annum be made to ye said Professor’s Salary, and to continue till further order of ye Corporation.

    Voted yt Mr President with Mr Profe Treasurer Lease out ye four common Rights at Menotomy laid out in ye last division of ye Commons, and yt Deacon Cooledge of Cambridge have ye first offer of it.

    Mr Peabody’s year to begin. July. 1.

    Voted, yt Mr Peabody’s year for recieving his Allowance for preaching to ye Jndians at Natick out of Mr Boyle’s donation, commence on the first day of July.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation of Harvard College at Cambridge Jan. 12. 1725/6

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Treasurer.446

    T. Hollis.

    Mr Treasurer having given an Account of the Reciept of another Box of Books, from ye Worthy Mr Hollis, voted, yt Mr Treasurer return him ye thanks of ye Corporation for his further bounty.

    Reparations.

    Pursuant to a law made by ye overseers Aug. 25. 1663. Voted, yt a new Column be added to the Quarter Bill, equally charging on all ye undergraduates, ye charge of repairing all ye damages done to ye College, it’s Fences &c particularly mention.d in ye foresaid Act, except what comes by ye Jnevitable Providence of God, or yt the particular person or persons doing such damage can be found.

    Voted, yt at ye first of next February, ye Butler be allow’d to charge 3. pence pr Quart for Cyder.

    1000ll given by447 ye Genl Court to build ye President’s House.

    The General Court having lately granted one thousand Pounds for ye building an House for ye President, and having granted four hundred Pounds for his Support for ye present year, Voted, that an Address of thanks be presented to the said General Court by Mr President, and if he cannot attend, by Mr Colman & Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.

    The Address was agre’d to in ye following words, viz.

    This was presented to, and lodg’d with, ye Lieutenant-Governour and Council, in ye Council Chamber. Jan. 14, 1725/6. By ye president and Mr Treasurer; ye Secretary; read it, & then they withdrew.

    To ye Honble William Dummer Esqr, Liuetenant Governour & Com̄ander in chief, in and over his Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England; the Honble his Majesties Council, and ye Honble House of Representatives in General Court assembled

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    The Humble Address of ye President and Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge in the County of Middlesex in ye Province aforesaid.

    Address to the General Court.

    Whereas it has pleased this Honoured Court in their present Session, freely to give a thousand Pounds out of ye Publick Treasury, to build an House, outhouses &c for ye Reception and Accommodation of ye President of Harvard College for ye time being, as also to order four hundred Pounds for the President’s Salary for this present year; we return our sincere & hearty Thanks, for the readiness this Honble Court have herein shewed, to support ye College, & promote Piety and good Learning. We esteem it a very great favour to this Land, yt God mov’d our Pious Ancestours in their early times, to Jndeavour ye maintaining & propagating of good Learning and Piety; and yt to this end, he mov’d ye General Court to found a College here. Since the founding whereof, as many particular generous Benefactors have bestow’d considerable Gifts on ye College, so ye General Court have from time to time shown themselves kind & bountifull Patrons of it. Besides ye steady, constant care they have taken of it, and ye Sallary they have given out of ye Publiek Treasury for ye Support of the Successive Presidents; at sundry particular times they have expended considerable Summs for ye accommodating ye Scholars, & furthering ye good Purposes for which ye College was founded. These things we acknowledge, first, with thankfullness to God ye Giver of every good Gift, and nextly with Gratitude to ye Great & General Court. And as God has hitherto mov’d ye General Court, to shew ye kindness they have done to the College; so we hope & pray, yt he would dispose ye said Court at present, and in all times coming, not only to equalize, but also to surpass the Zeal and Piety which their Honble Predecessors have shew’d with reference to yt Society. We perswade ourselves, yt this Honble Court esteem ye College to be one of ye greatest Blessings to ye whole Province; for, besides the good Supply which ye most of ye Pulpits thrô ye Land have from thence, many of your own Honble Members have had ye Benefit of an Education there, and obtain’d those desireable Accomplishments, which make our Countrey Iustly esteem them ye more fit to serve the Publiek in sundry of ye most [110] most Important Posts. We pray God yt ye College may all ways flourish, and be made more & more a blessing to this whole Province (as well as to neighbouring ones) as long as sun & moon shall endure. We would further humbly offer, yt thô we pretend not to be free from errors & mistakes, yet in ye late Representation made of ye College Estate & Jncomes, we have acted with Jntegrity & uprightness, and have not knowingly & willfully concecal’d one farthing of Annual Revenue, Rent or Jncome to ye College belonging. Thô ye College has an Jnterest in ye Rents of Hopkinton, yet we hitherto never reciev’d one farthing of it, althô it cost ye College Sixty Pounds Sterling or more, to recover and obtain yt Donation; and it appears from the Decree of chauncery refering thereto, yt when ye Rents of Hopkinton shall come in,448 they are so appropriated to Incourage & Support Batchelours or Masters of Art, and Undergraduates, yt the Corporation cannot alienate a Penny of it to any other use. Therefore thô we are heartily willing to do wt we can towards ye Annual Support of a President, yet we shall not be able to do anything considerable therein, without diminishing ye College Stock or Principal. As for ye Thousand Pounds granted to build a President’s House,449 we shall Jmploy it to yt purpose as well as we can, unless ye General Court should see meet to entertain a new thought, & build it by a Committee of their own chusing, which would be no way unacceptable to us. We humbly offer ye Premises to ye Consideration of ye Great & General Court, yt with reference thereto, they may do what in their great Wisdom they shall think suitable & proper. We now sincerely profess, yt we have no by ends or self Jnterest to serve, in prefering this Address: we look on ourselves to be Jndeed but450 as Servants to ye Province, to do ye best we can to serve and promote their Jnterest, by doing all yt in us lyes451 to promote ye good of ye College.

    We pray God all ways to guide & direct your Honr, and ye Honble General Court, in all yt comes before you, unto his own glory & ye good of your People, and are,

    Cambridge. Jan. 12. 1725/6.

    Your Honours most Humble & obedient Servants,

    Benjamin Wadsworth, President,

    in ye name & at ye desire of ye Corporation.

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    Jn the House of Representatives Dec. 31. 1725.

    Jncomes of Massachusetts Hall, to ye President.

    Resolved, yt the Sum of seventy Pounds be allowed & paid out of ye Publick Treasury to ye Revnd Mr Benjamin Wadsworth President of Harvard College, which with ye Sum of one Hundred & Fifty pounds granted to ye said Mr President Wadsworth ye last Session of this Court; and ye Sum of one Hundred thirty nine Pounds, so much remaining in ye hands of ye Corporation of ye College, being for the Rents of Massachusetts Hall for ye first five years, exclusive of all charges & Repairs thereon, together with ye Sum of Fourty one Pounds of ye Rent of ye said Massachusetts Hall for ye year452 currant, which this Court do hereby appropriate & order to be paid to ye said Mr President Wadsworth, making in ye whole the Sum of four Hundred Pounds, ye Court are of opinion is a sufficient and Honourable Support & maintainance for him ye said President for one year. And yt ye said Mr President Wadsworth may be further Jncouraged cheerfully to go thrô ye momentous affairs of his office, it is further Resolved, and this Court do freely give, grant & appropriate ye future Annual Rents & Jncomes of Massachusetts Hall to him ye said Mr President Wadsworth, for and during ye time of his Continuance in ye said office, towards his Honble Support & maintainance. And whereas there is not at present any convenient House provided for ye Reception & Entertainment of ye President of ye said College for ye future, and ye Court being willing & desirous to repeat their Jntentions & Inclinations in all things for ye Prosperity of yt Socictie, and yt ye same may still flourish under the divine Jnfluence, it is also Resolved, yt ye Sum of one Thousand Pounds be allowed & paid out of ye publick Treasury to ye Corporation of Harvard College, and by them to be forthwith used & disposed of for ye Building & finishing an handsome Wooden Dwelling House, Barn, outhousen &c on some part of ye Lands adjacent & belonging to ye said College, which is for ye Reception & Accommodation of ye Revnd ye President of Harvard College for ye time being.

    And it appearing by ye Accompts of rendred by ye said College Treasurer, yt there has been occasion to disburse very considerable sums of money ye year past out of ye Jncomes & Revenues of ye said Colleges estate, partly to ye Resident Fellows before the Election of Mr President Wadsworth, & other charges occasioned for repairing ye ways at Charlestown453 for ye better accommodation of Travellers passing over the Ferry at Charles River, which it is to be hoped there will not be ye like occasion of for ye future, ye Corporation will be able to grant such allowances out of their454 unappropriated Jncomes & Revenues, which will in a great measure support and honourably maintain ye Revnd President, and this Court will not have occasion to make such Drafts on ye Publick Treasury as they have done for ye present year for his Support & maintainance, which they have made for ye aforesaid reasons.

    Sent up for Concurrence, Jn Council. Jan, 3. 1725. Wm Dudley Speaker.

    Read & concur’d

    J. Willard Secretary

    A true copy as of File Examined Pr J. Willard Secretary. Consented to. Wm Dummer.

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    At a Corporation Meeting at Mr Colman’s House in Boston Jan. 18. 1725/6.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Bever.
    • Mr Appleton.455

    The General Court having ordered ye neat Proceeds of the Massachusetts456 Hall for ye last five years, amounting unto one hundred thirty nine pounds, to be applied as part of ye Salary of ye Rev’d President for this present year; voted, yt Mr Treasurer be directed to pay ye said Sum of one Hundred thirty nine pounds to Mr President’s order.

    The said General Court having also ordered fourty one pounds, ye Rent of ye said Massachusetts Hail for ye year currant, to he paid unto ye Mr President as a further part of his Salary; voted, yt Mr Treasurer pay to ye President’s order in proper time, ye said Sum of fourty one pounds.

    It having also pleased ye Honble General Court in their late Session to allow and order to be paid out of ye Publick Treasury, one Thousand Pounds to ye Corporation of Harvard College, for ye building a President’s House, outhousen &c voted, yt Mr Treasurer be directed to recieve the said Sum of one Thousand Pounds out of ye Province Treasury for ye use aforesaid as soon as may be.

    Com̄ittee to build ye President’s House.

    Voted, yt Mr President, Mr Flynt, Mr Treasurer & Mr Steward Boardman, be a Committee for ye building ye said President’s House, outhouses &c and yt they or any three of them be empowered to procure materials, agree with workmen, & to do every thing necessary for ye carrying on & finishing said work.

    At a Corporation Meeting at Cambridge April. 4. 1726.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appleton.
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Treasurer.457

    T. Hollis.

    Mr Treasurer Hutchinson read at the Board, a Letter from our Hond Benefactor Mr Thomas Hollis of London, dated Feb. 12. 1725/6 with Bills of exchange enclosed to ye Summ of Eleven hundred & seventy pounds in our Bills of Credit

    Mr Colman also read a Letter from the said worthy Mr Hollis, dated Feb. 10. 1725/6 Jntimating his kind and generous purpose, to apply ye said monies for ye Jnstituting & selling a Professor of ye Mathematicks & Experimental Phylosophy in Harvard College, having in his view, Mr Jsaac Greenwood now in London, for this Service.

    Greek & Hebrew Types.

    Mr Treasurer also informed the Corporation, yt he has now recieved another Box of Books, No. 10. from Mr Hollis, and also three Boxes containing Greek & Hebrew Types, for the College use, ye Present of a Friend of Mr Hollis in value thirty nine pounds sterl.

    Thanks to Mr. Hollis.458

    Voted, that the Humble thanks of ye Corporation [113] be returned by Mr President to Mr Hollis, for these his repeated Bounties to us. And in a very particular manner, for his most generous & surprizing proposal of a Professor of ye Mathematicks & Experimental Phylosophy, to be setled & supported among us; and for his fixing his eye on ye worthy Mr Greenwood, a Son of this College, for yt Service.

    Voted also, yt Mr Hollis be Jntreated, to make our gratefull Acknowledgements acceptable to his worthy & generous Friend, for his rare & rich Present of the Hebrew & Greek types to us.

    Hol. Scholars

    Jn ye Letter aforesaid to Mr Colman, Mr Hollis declared his Acceptance of James Chaundler & Joseph459 Wood, nominated to him to be Scholars on his Foundation.

    Register, of Mr Hollis’s matters.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer procure a Book, into which shall be transmitted, and a Register kept of, Mr Hollis’s Rules, orders, Gifts & Bounties past & to come; together with ye Names, & age, & Character of his Scholars, ye time of their Entry and Dismission; and also all ye Votes of ye overseers & Corporation from time to time relating to ye said orders, Bounties & Scholars of the said Mr Hollis.460

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer procure Mr Willard’s Lectures on ye Assemblie’s Catechisme, bound in the best manner, and forward it by ye first opportunity to ye Hond Mr Thomas Hollis, as a Mite of Acknowledgment to him from ye Corporation.

    Mr Treasurer asking ye Advice of ye Corporation respecting ye Bill of Mr Thomas Cox, drawn on Capt. Osborn & Company, for three hundred and twenty pounds New-England money, at twelve days sight; they offering to accept said Bill of Exchange at sixty days sight; ye Corporation advised ye Treasurer, upon the reasons given by him, to comply with their proposal.

    1000ll to build a President’s House.

    Mr Treasurer Jnforming yr Corporation, yt he had recieved ye Thousand Pounds granted by ye General Court for ye building a President’s House &c and yt he had allready disbursed sundry Summs in yt Service, voted, yt ye Draughts allready made on Mr Treasurer are well approved of,461 and yt ye Committee for building said House, be empowered to draw out of said monies for yt Service as there may be occasion.

    Henry Prentice, hires land.

    Henry Prentice having fenc’d in a Right belonging to ye College, containing one Acre & 27. Rods on Cambridge Common, Voted, yt for ye two years past he pay for it twenty shillings Rent, and for ye present year, twelve shillings; and hereafter from year to year as ye Treasurer shall agree with him, till further order, vid. pag. 216.462

    Mr Monis, new chosen.463

    Voted, that Mr Monis continue his Jnstruction in [114] Jn ye Hebrew for ye next year, begining at ye first day of May next, and that seventy pounds be allowed him for said Service.

    Exhibitions for ye present year, ending at Commencement next, and as follows. Voted

    Exhibitions.

    Coll. Brown allow’d not wt was given to Fitch.

    To Willoughby, nine pounds, ye Jncome of ye Honble Coll. Saml Brown’s Donation; and six pounds to Fitch Junr, ye Jncome of ye Honble Major William Brown deceased, his Donation (being agreable to the Disposition which Coll. Brown himself propos’d ye last year) provided ye said Coll. Brown do not give other Directions to ye Corporation.

    To Mr Sewal, eight pounds out of Mr Benjamin Brown’s Donation;

    To Wales, senr Sophister, Six pounds ye Jncome of the Gift of ye first Mr William Brown of Salem, & fourty Shillings more out of Mr Benjamin Brown’s.

    Exhibitions.

    To Richardson, Six pounds, being fourty shillings out of Mr Benjamin Brown’s Gift, and four Pounds ye Jncome of Mr Ward’s gift of Bumpkin Island.

    To Mr Champney, Six pounds, four pounds to Mr Taylor, and two pounds to Mr Hancock; ye Jncome of the Gift of ye late Thomas Brattle Esqr.

    To Broadstreet, Fifteen Pounds, ye Jncome of the late Revnd464 William Brattle.

    To Marsh, Junr ye Jneomes of Mr Stoughton’s Lands in Dorchester.

    To Gibbs & Colman, Six pound each out of Mr Webb’s Donation.

    To Bridgham, five pounds, to Rogers five pounds, to Rawson three pounds, out of Mr Rogers’s of Rowley.

    To Walter, five pounds out of Capt. Kein’s.

    To Hancock Junior.465 & Newmarsh, three pounds each from466 Mr Hulton’s.

    Lands let to Abr. Hill.

    Voted, yt ye thirty sixth Lot containing twelve Acres of Land upon ye Rocks be let to Mr Abraham Hill, for a term not exceeding seven years; and a Lot of Eight Acres more near said Hill’s House, be let to him for a term not exceeding three years. Voted,

    Calvin Galpin

    That Mr President & Mr Treasurer be desired to Jndeavour, ye Recovering of ye College Dues from Mr Calvin Galpin.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation of Harvard College in Cambridge. June. 8. 1726.

    T. Hollis.

    Mathematical Professor.

    The worthy Mr Thomas Hollis, having by Letters to ye Revnd Mr Colman, signified his generous Jnclination to found a Professorship in Harvard College in Mathematicks & Experimental Phylosophy; and having sent certain Statutes for the Regulation of ye fore said office, to be considered by the Corporation & overseers, in order to their approving of them, or making any needfull alterations in ym, voted [115] Voted, that with all thankfullness to God, and to his Servant, we accept and approve of, ye generous Proposal of said Professorship.

    2.) Upon reading the above mentioned statutes, and mature consideration of them, Voted, yt ye following Alteration be proposed to the overseers for their Approbation, and if approved, to Mr Hollis for his Confirmation of them

    Alterations proposed in Mr Hollis’s Rules for the Professor of ye Mathematicks & Experimental Phylosophy, viz.

    • In ye second Paragraph, line. 5. say, plain & Spherical467 Trigonomotry.
    • Jn ye 3d Paragr. say, yt ye Professor read publickly once a week, and ’twice a week whenever ye Corporation with ye Approbation of ye overseers, shall require it.
    • Paragr. 6th Line. 5. &. 6. He may recieve a Fee, if ye Corporation allow of it, and such a Fee as they shall direct, which I advise should not exceed fourty shillings per Annum.
    • Paragr. 8. Line. 3. Add, for ye time being or ye Major part of ym.468 At the end of ye 8th Paragr. add, and after his decease, ye Election of the Corporation & ye approbation of ye overseers, with due observance of ye other Laws, Rules, shall be sufficient to constitute ye said Professor
    • Jn ye last Paragraph, Line. 4. after ye words to my Successor annually, add, the Corporation being duely notifi.d from time to time who ye said Successor is.

    The following letter is here Jnserted by ye advice of ye Corporation.

    To ye Revnd Mr Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard College at Cambridge469 [this ye Superscription, ye Letter follows]470

    To ye Reverend & Honoured Corporation of Harvard College.

    Mr Broadstreet’s Letter, refering to Capt. Sprague’s will.

    Whereas ye worthy Capt. Richard Sprague of Charlestown did, in his last Will and Testament, give and bequeath four Hundred Pounds unto Harvard College, to be dispos’d of for their benefit and advantage, by and according to the discretion of ye Revnd Mr Samuel Willard, Vice-President, and ye Revnd mr John Leverett; together with ye Revnd Mr William Brattle, and Mr Simon Broadstreet a Pastor of ye Church of Christ471 in Charlestown; and seing ye four persons to whom ye Disposal of yt noble Legacie was committed, are now all dead, except myself, who am utterly Jnsufficient for ye Management of such an affair; J do therefore hereby desire of you, Gentlemen, yt you would please to take ye said Donation into your own hands, and dispose of it according to ye mind and will of ye Donor. And accordingly I do resign my power of disposing ye said Donation, into ye hands of the honoured & Reverend Corporation of Harvard College, who am, Gentlemen, your very Humble Servant

    Simon Broadstreet.

    Charlestown April. 5. 1726.

    At a Corporation Meeting Jn Cambridge, July. 1. 1720.

    Present

    • The President.
    • Messrs

    • Flynt.
    • Sever.
    • Wigglesworth.

    Voted, That ye Commencers pay twenty shilling a piece for ye Commencement Dinner for this year.

    That there be no Supper in ye Hall, on Commencement day night.

    That ye Revnd mr Greenleif of Yarmouth, be admitted to a Degree of Master of Arts, he paying ye usnal Demands of ye College on yt account.

    Candidates for 2nd Degree, to be present

    That those who for ye future desire Academical Degrees, shall be present at ye Commencement, un-[116] unless there shall be some weighty reason473 which shall be esteemed by ye Corporation sufficient to Justify their absence.

    That Jonathan Hayward, Senior Sophister, being accused of fornication, and there appearing to us reason to Judge him guilty, voted, yt he be debarred his Degree of Batchelour of Arts.

    On Commencement day Morning. July. 6. 1726. Jt was consented to by ye Corporation (& ye same day by ye overseers) yt Thomas Kilby, Nathanael Morril, Joseph Penniman (for ye reasons given on their behalf) thô absent, should have their second Degree given ym; and it was accordingly done. As also the Revnd Mr Greenleaf, Pastor of ye Church in Yarmouth, was yn pronounc’d Master of Arts, thô he was absent.

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye Library, Cambridge Aug. 16. 1726.

    Present

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Messrs Colman
    • Wigglesworth
    • Flynt
    • Appleton
    • Sever
    • Treasurer Hutchinson.474

    Sr Lord, by written votes, was chosen Butler.

    Mr Stephen Sewal, by written votes, was chosen Library-Keeper for this year; voted, yt ten pounds be allowed him out of ye College Treasury for yt Service.

    Voted, that Mr Chauncey, Mr Taylor, Mr Champney, Sr Sir Cooledge, Williams Senior, & Newmarch be Scholars of ye House for this year; and yt four pounds be allowed to each of them out of ye College Treasury for their Service.

    Voted, That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson do speedily write to Dr Berry Esqr of Jpswich, Jntreating475 him to send ye fullest, plainest Jnformation he can about ye College Jnterest in Lands at Rowley, by vertue of ye Revnd Mr Ezekiel Rogers’s Will; and yt he Jnform what he has disbursed on the College account, and what Rents he has recieved for College Lands, and what Rents are due for any of ye said Lands, and what he has paid to ye College-Treasurer for the time being of ye Rents he has recieved.

    Upon reading and considering ye Revnd Mr Oliver Peabody’s petition of June. 25. 1726. (He being a Preacher of ye Gospel to ye Jndians at Natick) voted, yt ye Treasurer puy to him out as a Present out of Esqr Boyle’s Donation of 45ƚƚ per. Ann. ye Summ of fifteen Pounds.

    Corporation meeting us’d before now to begin & end with prayer, thô ye names of Performers were not Jnserted.

    Memorandum, ye President began, ye Revnd Mr Colman concluded, wth prayer.

    Mem. That prayers have always heretofore been Usual at Corporation Meetings but this and the following Memorandums are inserted to keep in mind the order of the persons that have prayed.476

    At a Corporation Meeting at Boston. Aug. 21. 1726

    Present

    • The President.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Appleton,
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.477

    The following Memorial was agre’d on.

    To ye Honble William Dummer Esqr, Liuetenant Governour & Commander in chief, in and over his478 Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England; ye Honble his Majesties Council & Representatives in General Court Assembled,

    Memorial to ye General Court.

    The Memorial of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge in ye Province aforesaid

    Humbly sheweth,

    That ye Honble, the General479 Court having in their great Bounty & Generosity (for which we repeat our hearty thanks480) given to us ye Corporation of Harvard College (as appears by their Resolve of Dec. 31. 1725) ye Summ of one thousand Pounds, to be forthwith us’d and [117] and dispos’d of, for ye Building and finishing an handsome wooden Dwelling House, Barn, outhousen &c on some part of ye Lands adjacent and belonging to ye said College, which is for ye reception and Accommodation of ye Revnd the President of Harvard College for ye time being,

    We did speedily and diligently set about ye work we were thus directed to. A Dwelling House, Barn &c are erected on the College Lands aforesaid, ye House is allmost Jntirely finished as to outside work, the Walls of ye whole House are fill’d; ye westerly End and part of ye Entry is floor’d, lath’d, and partly plaistered; Some part of ye House is glaz’d, and ye remaining Windows, we hope, will soon be finished: nothing is done as to ye Fencing Yard, Garden &c

    But Materials and Labour for Building being very dear (thô utmost care and Frugality have been used) we find ye Thousand Pounds will not finish ye Work prescribed. Near nine hundred Pounds of ye said money is allready paid away; what remains of it, is not enough to pay what is allready due for Materials and Labour (as will plainly appear from our Accounts, which we are ready to exhibit, when, and to whom, ye General Court shall direct) we therefore humbly Jntreat this Honble Court, yt we may be further481 directed and enabled to obey your former order, viz. to Build and Finish an Handsome House &c for ye Reception of ye President, as aforesaid.

    The House which ye Hond Court hired for him, could not be had for more than nine months, begining Jun, 28. 1725. When yt time expired, he could no where hire a convenient House for himself, his Family is divided, some dwelling in one House & some in another, his Household Goods are dispos’d of in several Houses & Ba Barns. These difficult Circumstances, render the speedy finishing of an House for his Reception very necessary; which have oblig’d us to take ye first opportunity to lay this Representation before ye Honble Court, which your Petitioners do in all Humility, and as in duty bound, shall ever pray &c

    Cam

    Voted, yt this be subscribed by ye President in ye name of the Corporation, and presented482 ye General Court; accordingly, it was thus dated & subscribed, viz.

    Cambridge, Aug. 24. 1726. Benjamin Wadsworth President,

    Jn ye name & with ye consent of the Corporation.

    At a Corporation Meeting at College. Sept. 6. 1726.

    Present

    • The President
    • Messrs

    • Colman
    • Flynt
    • Sever
    • Wigglesworth

    Voted, That ye Tutors Salaries for this year be as follows, viz. To ye Senr Tutor Ninety pounds, ye 2nd 80tt ye 3d 75ƚƚ and ye 4th 70ƚƚ. And in consideration of ye Depression of ye value of ye Bills of Credit, thirty pounds more for each of them for this year

    Hol. Scholar[s]

    Approv’d by Mr Hollis Ian. 12. 1727.

    Voted That Hancock Junr, Walter, Loring, Williams Junr be recommended to Mr Hollis to be on his foundation to recieve484 ten pounds per Annum of his Bountie, Hancock for two years, and ye other three for three years.

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    T. Hollis

    Memorandum, yt ye Consideration of Sr Condy wth Reference to Mr Hollis’s Donation; of Hicks’s, Fitch’s, Cushing’s Exhibitions recieving some Exhibitions, be refer’d to ye another meeting of ye Corporation.

    The Corporation having according to their vote of Aug. 21. presented their Memorial to ye General Court in their late Session, respecting ye finishing ye House for ye reception of ye President, and ye Honble House of Representatives having not seen cause to answer ye prayer therein made by the Corporation; voted yt his Honour ye Livetenant Governour be appli’d to for ye Calling a Meeting of ye Honble & Revnd ye overseers of ye College, for their Advice & Counsel what further485 steps be proper to be taken, towards ye speedy finishing ye President’s House: yt Mr Colman & Mr Treasurer Hutchinson, be desired to wait on upon his Honour wth this Vote.

    T. H.

    Math. Professor

    Mr Hollis’s Rules and orders relating to a Professor of Mathematicks & natural & Experimental Phylosophy in Harvard College, with ye Alterations and Amendments both of Corporation and Overseers, being now read, Voted, yt Mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to get them drawn out fair486 upon Parchment, and transmit them to mr Hollis for his final Approbation.

    The Corporation having now had some Discourse about the great Disorders & Jmmoralities yt have attended ye Publiek Commencements; it is agreed yt ye Several Members of ye Corporation will Jndeavour to think of wt may be a proper method for ye preventing of such Disorders & Jmmoralities, and offer their thoughts at another Meeting.

    That Mr Sewal & Mr Taylor have thirty shillings each of them, for taking care of ye College in ye Vacation of ye year 1725. & Mr Champney and Mr Gerald have have 30s. each for ye like Service in ye Vacation. 1726.

    At a Corporation-Meeting at Cambridge. oct. 11. 1726.

    Present

    • Mr Presidet.
    • Messrs

    • Colman.
    • Flynt.
    • Sever.
    • Wigglesworth

    President’s House to be finished.

    Application having been made by the corporation488 to ye Honble & Revnd overseers of ye College, and they having in their late meeting. on Sept. 29. recommended to ye Corporation of Harvard College, to get ye President’s House finished with all convenient speed and frugality, so as to recieve ye President before winter, and yt they prepare their accounts to lay ye same before ye Honble General Court; Voted

    That ye Committee of ye Corporation do accordingly proceed to finish ye said President’s House, and that they prepare ye Accounts to be laid before ye Honble and Revnd ye overseers, Jntreating them to lay the same before ye Honble General Court.

    Voted, yt ye Committee in carrying on ye finishing of the President’s House, do it on credit as far as may be, without a present advance of money to ye workmen, and agree with ye workmen accordingly.

    Campbel.489

    Voted, that Campbel be allowed for this year current, ye [119] the same Summ of money out of ye Donation of ye late Honble Esqr Boyle, as was allowed him ye last year.

    Rowley-Lands

    Voted, that Mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to go to Rowley, accompanied with Mr Sever & Mr Appleton, one or both of them, to get the fullest Jnformation from Records &c of ye particular parcels of ye College Lands there, ye Quantities, Qualities & Circumstances thereof, and to make report to ye Corporation.

    The President began, & Mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation in ye Library. Nov. 14. 1726

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Messrs

    • Colman.
    • Flynt.
    • Sever.
    • Wigglesworth.
    • Appleton.
    • Treasurer Hutchinson.490

    Voted, that Mr Colman be desired to write a Letter of Thanks, in ye name of ye Corporation, to Dr Mead, for five Folio’s491 which he has lately sent to ye College.

    Mr Green wood’s Represention.

    Having read a Representation from mr Jsaac Greenwood, with reference to his being chosen into ye Professorship of ye Mathematicks & experimental Phylasophy; having also read passages in sundry Letters from Mr Thomas Hollis (who propounded ye founding of such a Professorship here) by way of advice, cautioning and restraining us from any present fixing of Mr Greenwood on his foundation in said Professorship; ye Corporation were of opinion, that they could not at present proceed to elect him into the said Professorship in ye College. Yet ye Corporation express’d to Mr Greenwood, their hopes & desires, yt matters might be so made up with Mr Hollis, as yt upon writing to him, and recieving Answers, he might be fix’d on his Foundation.

    The President492 began, Mr Colman concluded, wth Prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting in Cambridge. Dec. 12. 1726

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Messrs

    • Flynt.
    • Sever.
    • Wigglesworth.
    • Appleton
    • Treasurer Hutchinson493

    The Corporation examin’d ye Accounts of the Committee appointed494 for building ye President’s House, both of what was paid and to be paid towards finishing said House, and voted, yt ye Committee draw out said Accounts fair, fit to be laid before ye Honble & Revnd Overseers, in order to their being presented to ye General Court.

    Voted, That ye Honble Livetenant Governour be waited on by ye Revnd Mr Colman & Mr Treasurer Hutchinson in ye name of ye Corporation, Jntreating that he would appoint an Overseers Meeting, yt ye foresaid Accounts may be laid before them.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

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    At a Meeting of The Corporation in the Library Jan.495 2d 1726/7496

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Coleman
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Treasurer497

    Presidēnt’s House.498

    The Corporation having been advised by the Honble & Revd the Overseers of Harvd College to proceed in finishing the Presidts House and the particular Accounts of the Charge having been Lay’d before the Honble Genl Court by the board of Overseers wth their desire that the Honble Court wd advance the Sum necessary for finishing the said House above the Thousand pound before granted by the Honble Genl Court wch Petition not having been granted and the pressing Necessity of the Workmen Employed upon the building calling for a present Advance of Moneys Wherefore

    Voted That the Treasurer of the College pay to the Committee appointed by the Corporation to take care of the Building of the said House The Summ of four hundred and fifty pounds including the £108–13. 1. already paid as fast as the State of the Treasury will allow499 to discharge so far as twil goe wt is due500 for the said Building

    Voted That the Presidt be desired to Jnform the board of Overseers of what we have now done wth respect to the Presidts House

    Voted That Mr Sever and Mr Wigglesworth be desired to goe upon & Veiw the College Lands at Menotomy under the Occupation of Mr Hill & Mr Swan & take an Exact account of their Circumstances & what they may be worth yearly & make report to the Corporation

    Voted That Considering the depression of the Value of Hills of Credit The Tuition money be advanced from Ten to fifteen Shillings ꝑ Quarter501 & That this Vote be presented to the Overseers for their Confirmation

    This Memorial abt Hopkinton was presented Feb. 28. 1726/7502

    Voted That The Presidt and Mr Coleman be desired to prepare a Memorial & to Sollicit at the Next Meeting of the Trustees of Mr Hopkins’s Legacy The Jnterest of the College with respect to the Sum advanced by the College for the obtaining the said legacy.

    The President began, Mr Sever concluded, wth prayer.503

    At a Meeting of the Corporation in the Library March 8th 1726/7504

    Present

    • The Presidt
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton505

    Scholars on Mr Hopkin’s foundation.506

    The Honble Trustees of Mr Hopkins’s Legacy having at their Late Meeting on the 28th of Feb. Last by their Vote desired the Corporation of Harvd College to Nominate and Present four suitable Persons residt at the College to receive three fourths of the Jncome of said Legacy and also five boys to be instructed gratis in grammar Learning in the School of Cambridge in order to the Master of said Schools receiving the other fourth part of the income of said Legacy according to the decree in Chaūcery Voted That Mr Chauncey Sr Rogers Sr Rogers Junr & Sr Cutter be presented to the Trustees to receive the Three fourths of the Jncome of the said Legacy for the Currant Year And That Nathan Mayhew Samuel Gardner Nathl Hubbard Jonathan Remington & Thomas Baulch be the boys to be Jnstructed for the currant year507 gratis in Grammar Learning in Cambridge School by Mr Saml Danforth Schoolmaster of said Town

    Memorand. Mr Chauncey appeared before the Corporation and resigned his Place of Scholar of the House

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.508

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    At a meeting of the Corporation in ye College Library. April. 3. 1727.509

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appleton.
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Treasurer.510

    Voted, to Emmery & Hemingway seven pounds ten shillings each out of ye Jncome of ye Gifts of Coll. Brown & his Father.

    Voted to Broadstreet fifteen Pounds ye Jncome of Mr William Brattle’s Gift.

    Voted yt ye consideration of Mr Thomas Brattle’s Legacy be left to another meeting

    Exhibitions

    Voted, nine Pounds to Fitch Junr out of Capt. Keyn’s money, provided he return to his studies at ye College.

    Voted to Hicks & Cushing Junr Six pounds each, out of ye Gift of Mr Benjamin Brown.

    Voted to Rawson. six pounds out of Mr Brown senior his Gift.

    Voted, yt ye Jncomes of Mr Stoughton’s Land in Dorchester, rented to Robinson, be equally divided between Maudsley, Ryal & Trot, Dorchester Scholars.

    Voted, that six pounds ye Jncome of Madam Saltonstall’s Gift, be to Cotton, Sophimore.

    25. Feb. last 200ƚƚ ye Revnd Mr Cotton’s gift.

    Mr Treasurer Jnform’d ye Corporation yt he had recieved two hundred Pounds511 from Judge Sewal of Boston, ye Gift of ye Revnd Mr Thomas Cotton of Boston London; the Jncome of one hundred Pounds to be for ye Augmentation of ye President’s Salary for ye time being; the other hundred pounds to be laid out in Books for ye College Library.

    Voted, yt ye President give ye hearty thanks of ye Corporation to ye Revnd Mr Cotton for this great Bounty to ye College; and also to ye Honble Judge Sewal, Mr Welsteed & Mr Colman, for their kind moving to Mr Cotton in our favour.

    Voted, yt ye Corporation will reconsider their vote passed Mar. 8. 1726/7. relating to ye appointing persons to recieve the Jncome of Mr Hopkins’s Legacy. wt they did in this matter, may be seen in their Book refering to Hopkinton affairs.512 4 to. p. 3. 4.513

    The President began, Mr Wigglesworth concluded, with prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting at ye College in Cambridge. April. 5. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appleton.514

    The Corporation pursuant to their vote on the Sixth of September last, refering to ye preventing to ye preventing to ye preventing ye Jmmoralities & disorders at ye Commencements, upon serious consideration had thereon, do agree & vote,

    1.) That ye Commencements for ye time to come, be more private than has been usual. And in order to this,

    Com̄encement, to prevent disorders at it.

    2.) That ye time for ye Commencement be not fixed to ye first Wenesday of July, as formerly, but yt the particular day be appointed determined from time to time by ye Corporation; and yt ye Honble & Revnd ye overseers of ye College, be seasonably notified of the said day, and be desired to ye honour ye Solemnity wth their presence.

    3) That ye Exercises of Commencement be ye same, and performed in publick manner, and a dinner provided in ye Hall, as usual.

    4) That all Candidates for their second Degree, shall [122] attend at ye College by the fifteenth day of June, & yt such who neglect to give their attendance by yt time without sufficient reason, may not expect their Degree yt year.515

    N. B. The overseers at yr meeting. Apr. 11. 1727. added ys clause, viz: And yt these Rules be observed till further order.516

    That these Proposals be presented to ye Honble & Revnd ye overseers for their approbation.

    President’s House.

    Voted, yt ye Passage in ye Front-yard of ye President’s House, between ye Door & ye Gate be paved; and yt ye Treasurer be allowed to advance517 one hundred pounds more to the Committee for building ye President’s House, towards finishing ye same.

    Viewing Coll. Lands

    Mr Sever & Mr Wigglesworth according to a former518 desire of ye Corporation, having viewed ye College Lands at Menotomy, & made their report thereon; voted, yt ye Thanks of the Corporation be given to ye Gentlemen for their care and trouble in yt matter; and yt they be desired to assist Mr Treasurer Hutchinson in renting ye said Lands; and also yt they be desired to be assistant in leasing ye College Lands at Watertown.

    Rowley Lands

    Being Jnformed, yt ye Fence of ye Revnd Mr Payson of Rowley stands519 within ye College Land, voted, yt ye President be desired to write to him upon yt matter. He did it.

    Voted, yt ye Committee yt went up to Rowley last Fall to Jnquire about ye College Lands, viz. Coll. Hutchinson, Mr Sever, Mr Appleton, or any two of them, be desired to go up again to Rowley as soon as their buisness will allow, to confer with ye Select men & ye Proprietors of ye two ox Pastures, concerning ye College Jnterest in said Pastures; and also to make further Jnquiries concerning ye College Jnterest in said Town, & make report hereof to ye Corporation,

    The President began, Mr Colman concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye Library at Cambridge. May. 12. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr

    • Colman
    • Flynt
    • Sever
    • Wigglesworth,
    • Appleton
    • Treasurer.520

    Mr Monis,

    Voted, that Mr Monis be continued Jnstructor in the Hebrew for the521 present522 year, beginning ye first of this Jnstant May; and yt ye Salary be ye same as last year, namely Seventy pounds.

    Voted, that ten pounds be allowed to Mr Calendar, out of ye Gift of ye late Thomas Brattle Esqr. And yt ye other fourty Shillings, ye Jncome of his Gift be to Mr Fitz Gerald.

    Commencers.

    Voted, yt ye Commencers pay twenty shillings a piece this year for ye Commencement Dinner.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer Jnsert ye following advertisement into ye publick News Papers.

    Advertisement

    ‘Cambr. May. 12. 1727. The President & Fellows of Harvard College, with ye Approbation of ye Honble & Revnd ye overseers of said College, have agreed & ordered, yt the Commencement shall be managed this year in a more private manner than has been usual;523 and yt therefore it shall not be observed on ye first Wenesday in July, as formerly, but yt ye particular day for it shall be determined by ye Corporation. [123] Those therefore who stand Candidates for their second degree, are required to attend at ye College at or before the fifteenth day of June next, for further direction; & if any neglect to give their attendance by yt time, without sufficient reason, they may not expect their Degree this year.

    Treasurer’s Accoūts

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer do from year to year exhibit his Accounts to ye Corporation to ye Corporation, at their annual meeting in September.

    Mr Wigglesworth’s motion

    Mr Professor Wigglesworth having renewed his motion to ye Corporation, for ye advancement of his Salary, voted, yt ye Consideration hereof be referred to another meeting.

    The President began, Mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. May. 22. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr Sever
    • Mr Colman
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton524

    Mr Flynt having reported to ye Corporation from ye Board of overseers, yt at their late meeting ye 18. Jnstant, they had reformed ye vote of ye Corporation respecting ye raising the Tuition money, to be reconsidered and amended by ye Corporation,

    Tuition money. 15s per Quarter for. 5. years.

    Voted, yt whereas there is thrô ye favour of God to ye College, an Jncrease of Jnstructors in it; and whereas ye expensiveness of ye times calls for an addition to ye Salaries of those that are Jmployed in ye Tuition & Jnstruction of ye Students, therefore ye Tuition money be advanced from ten to fifteen shillings Per Quarter for ye five years ensuing.

    The President began, and Mr Sever concluded, with prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye Library, Cambridge Jun. 12. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Messrs Colman.
    • Wigglesworth.
    • Flynt.
    • Appleton.
    • Sever.
    • Mr Treasurer.525

    The Board of Overseers at their late Meeting of Jun. 8. having recommended it to ye Corporation, yt ye Act made. Jun. 11. 1722.526 respecting ye retrenching ye Extravagances of Commencement, be duely executed, and yt a further Act be prepared by ye Corporation, and laid before ye overseers at their next meeting, for ye more effectual Suppressing ye disorders yt have attended ye Commencements;

    Voted, yt ye said Act of Jun. 11. 1722. confirmed by the overseers Jun: 13. ye said year, be duely executed; and yt it may ye more effectually answer ye good ends proposed, it is further ordered, yt if any who now do, or hereafter shall, stand for their Degrees, presume to do anything contrary to ye said Act, or go about to evade it by Plain Cake, they shall not be admitted to their Degree. And in case yt any after they have recieved their Degree, shall presume to make any of ye forbidden Provisions, their names shall be left or ras’d out of ye Catalogue of Graduates.

    Reforming ye Commencements Ys Act was consented to by ye Overseers, published in the Hall. Jun. 19. 1727. and ordered to be set up in ye Hall.

    Voted, yt ye Corporation wth ye Tutors do visit the Chambers of ye Commencers, to see to ye effectual Execution of ye said Act; and yt these Votes be laid before ye overseers at their next meeting.527

    A second degree being desired for Mr John Frizel, out of ye Countrey, ye Corporation granted it.528

    The President began, Mr Wigglesworth concluded, wth Pr[ayer.]

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    At a Corporation-Meeting in Cambridge at ye President’s House. Jun. 27. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Appelton.529

    Then voted, yt the Commencement (God willing) shall be on ye next Friday, viz. the 30th day of this present month.

    Voted, yt Sr Davis530 of Roxborough, being sick, shall be allow’d his second Degree thô he should not be present at ye Commencement. Also that

    Mr Lombard531 shall have his second Degree, provided he be present at ye commencement, and pay College532 dues as usual in such a case.

    The Corporation then adjourn’d their meeting till. 8. of ye clock ye next day.

    At a Corporation meeting by adjournment, in ye Library at Cambridge Jun. 28. 1727.

    Saltonstall & Howlet’s case.

    Saltonstall & Howlet, Senior Sophisters, having been charg’d as being chief Promoters of shamefull & scandalous Routs and Noises for sundry nights ye last week in the College Yard, were sent for by ye Corporation, & were heard upon ye matters charg’d against them. As to Howlet,533 it plainly appear’d yt he was a Beginner, or at least a chief promoter & actor in those foresaid Routs, and persisted therein after plain & repeated reproofs and admonitions from ye Government of ye House; whereupon ye Corporation voted, yt Howlet should be suspended from his Degree, and yt ye Honour & safetie of ye House could not be supported without such Testimony against ye forementioned disorder & Contumacy.

    Saltonstall having been convicted of having been very active in ye abovesaid Disorders, and of great contempt & Jnsolence to ye Government of ye College, Voted, yt he make a publick Confession in ye Hall, and be degraded to ye lowest of ye Class, and that he take his place accordingly at all times, and particularly upon all ye publick Appearances on ye Commencement day; and for want of due observance of these orders he be suspended from his Degree.

    Memorandum, Mr Lombard should in course have claim’d his second Degree ye preceeding year, but did not then come for it, but now desir’d it.

    Also, ye President &534 Tutors had heard ye Case of Saltonstall & Howlet, and thought ’twas better to refer ye decision of it to ye Corporation, than to Jngage in it themselves, and therefore refer’d it.

    Saltonstall & Howlet’s case

    The Corporation being met in ye Library on Commencement day morning, Jun. 30. 1727. Consider’d ye Case of Saltonstall535 & Howlet,536 (they having given humble confessions, and signs of repentance) and agre’d, yt Howlet should be admitted to his Degree, but be degraded to ye lowest place in ye Class; and yt Saltonstall’s Degradation shall be abated in measure, yt is to say, he shall take his place between Stephens & Parker in ye Class, & that [125] that they shall take these places in their Class whenever they appear together, & particularly this day.

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye College Library. Sept. 4. 1727.

    Present

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Colman.
    • Mr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appleton
    • Mr Sever.
    • Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.537

    Butler

    Voted, yt Sir Lord be Butler for the538 present539 year

    Library-Keeper.

    Voted, yt Mr Sewal be Library-Keeper for this year, and yt he be allowed ten pounds for his Salary.

    Scholars of ye House.

    Voted, yt Mr Taylor, Mr Champney, Mr Cooledge, Newmarch, Stearns & Cushing Junr, be Scholars of ye House for this year, and that they have four pounds each out of ye College Treasury.

    Tutors Salaries

    Voted, yt ye Tutors Salaries for ye current year be540 as follows, viz to ye Senr Tutor. 90ƚƚ to ye Second 80ƚƚ to ye. 3d 75ƚƚ to ye fourth. 70ƚƚ and in consideration of ye Depression of Bills of Credit, as also of ye late advance of ye Tuition money, yt there be an addition of Fifty pounds to each of them for this year.

    Upon ye same account and for ye same Reasons,

    Mr Professr Wiggleswort[h’s] Salary.

    Voted, that there be an addition of fourty pounds to Mr Professor, Wigglesworth for ye present year.

    President’s House

    Voted, yt ye Treasurer pay to ye Committee for the President’s House, one hundred Pounds towards finishing ye said House; and yt ye said Committee bring in their accounts at ye next Meeting of ye Corporation.

    That ye Meeting of the Corporation be adjourned to Thursday next, at Mr Colman’s at Boston, at half an hour after two.

    The President began, Mr Colman concluded wth prayer.

    An Address to ye King.

    On Thursday. Sept. 7. 1727. The Corporation met at Boston at Mr Colman’s, a Draught of an Address to King George ye Second from ye Corporation, was then read; and ’twas agre’d, yt if ye overseers had a Meeting before any ship sail’d for England, they should be advis’d with about sending said Address, if not, ye Address should be sign’d by ye President in ye name of ye Corporation, & sent over to Mr Thomas Hollis & Mr Henry Newman, to be presented by them & such as they should chuse to go with them.

    Memorādum, ye Overseers met at Boston, Council-Chamber, Sept. 14. 1727 (thô they did not enter formally upon buisness) ye Design of Addressing ye King, (as was diseours’d by ye Corporation Sept. 7. 1727) was mention’d to them; and thô they passed no formal vote about it, yet ye chief purport of what was spoken, was to Jncourage ye Corporations sending an Address.

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    To his Most Excellent Majesty,

    King George ye Second;

    The Humble Address of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge in New-England, May it please your Majesty,

    A true Copy, Memorandum, The Corporation’s Address to ye Kind, mention’d p. 82, 83. of ys Book.541 Feb. 5. 1722/3. never came before ye King, but was either lost in ye passage by sea, or some way neglected 7 not presented; therefore part of yt Address is transcribed into this.

    Small and unknown as we are in respect of ye great and famous Universities which adorn ye Kingdoms of great Brittain; yet none of them can boast a more united heart, or a more constant & fervent zeal for ye Protestant Succession in your Majesty’s Person, and in your most serene and Jllustrious House, than this your Majesty’s Loyal & Humble College in New-England.

    We come sad into y Royal Presence, & late among ye Train of Mourners, coming from a far distant part of your Majesty’s Dominions, to pour our dutifull Tears over ye Grave of ye Great King your Father, our late Sovereign of glorious Memory. But we bring hearts full of Joy in your Majesty’s peacefull Accession to ye Throne over us; beseeching ye Most High God to make your Throne Greater, & your Reign a greater Blessing to ye Nations, than yt of ye most glorious of your Predecessors.

    Our Fathers were some of ye old Puritanes, so called from their purer Church-state, & way of worship, & manner of godly discipline, which in their Apprehension they sought & practis’d. To their Jmmortal Honour it must be remembred & recorded, yt as they sought a quiet Seat & Retirement for themselves and their Posterity in ye Deserts of America;542 So they were likewise animated with a Prospect of Enlarging the English Empire in Regions not known to former ages. And, as under ye Jncouragement of Royal Charters granted them, they cheerfully planted & subdued a vast Wilderness at their own expence, and not without many hardships and hazards; So, Religion was allways their first & chief care, & in order to that, learning. Jn this they were singular among ye Provinces, and we their Posterity reap ye Honour and happy543 fruits544 of it. Jn one of545 their first Towns they planted a Seminary for Learning, & call’d it by ye worthy name of Cambridge. Jn this College are taught ye Learned Languages, ye Liberal Arts & Sciences unto this day, & from it our many Churches have (thrô ye favour of God) been supplied with Pastors; and the highest chairs of Honour among us have been sometimes laudably fill’d to ye Service of ye King and good of ye Countrey.

    Nothing but Learning & good morals are here required to qualify persons for the Honours & Favours of ye House, but they are equally dispensed unto Protestants of all per- [127] Perswasions. The Principles of Loyalty & Religion are here taught & Jnstilled into our youth; and our many churches are at this day famous for their zeal for ye true Protestant Religion, according to ye doctrinal Articles of ye Church of England; which divine truths we see with Joy secured to us in your Majesty’s possession of ye Throne of your Ancestors.

    Our prayer therefore to ye King’s most Excellent Majesty is, that our Churches & this College, which God has made the singular ornament & blessing of our Countrey, may ever have your Majesty’s Royal Favour & Protection; and may also find grace in the Eyes of her Majesty your Royal Consort; who with her Royal offspring are to us as the Light of our Eyes, and ye breath of our Nostrils.

    That your Majesty may long live, & reign in the hearts of all your Subjects, and at last in life546 by Jesus Christ, is ye hearty prayer of,

    Cambridge in New-England Sept. 4. 1727.

    May it please your Majesty,

    Your Majesty’s most dutifull and obedient Subjects & Servants, Benja. Wadsworth President, in the name of ye Corporation.

    At a Corporation-Meeting at Cambridge at ye President’s House, Oct. 9. 1727.

    See. p. 121.547

    100ƚƚ to be laid out in Books.

    Voted, yt ye Revnd Mr Colman, Mr Flynt, Mr Sever, Mr Wigglesworth, or any three of ym, forthwith draw a Catalogue of Books needfull for ye College Library, not exceeding one hundred pounds value, so much being given by ye Revnd Mr Cotton in England for said use; and buy said Books, if yy can meet with them in this Country, if not, to send to England for them.

    Mr Champney.

    Voted, yt Mr Champney have thirty shillings paid him by the Steward, for taking care of ye College in ye time of ye last vacation.

    At a Corporation Meeting at ye President’s House at Cambr. Oct. 30. 1727.

    Campbell.

    Voted, yt Campbel, Senr Sophister, be allow’d 40 fourty pounds for this year, as in years past, out of ye Honble Esqr Boyle’s Donation.

    Voted, yt ye Butler be allowed to demand three pence per Quart for Cyder from ye first day of November next.

    The President began & Mr Flynt concluded wth prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting at Cambridge Nov. 27. 1727.

    Mr Peabody.

    Jn Answer to ye Petition of Mr Oliver Peabody, a Preacher of ye Gospel to ye Jndians at Natick Nov oct. 14. 1727, voted, yt the Treasurer pay to said Mr Peabody as a Present, Fifteen pounds, out of Esqr Boyle’s Donation of fourty five pounds per. An.

    Present mr mr President Flynt Sever Wigglesworth Appleton.

    The Corporation met at ye Presidents House. Feb. 1. 1727/8. They did not enter on buisness, but adjourn’d to ten of ye clock ye next day, and at548 ye same place; then they met549 & voted as follows viz.

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    Whereas ye Com̄ittee of ye Corporation were on oct. 9. 1727. desired to lay out Mr Cotton’s Hundred Pounds in Books in ys Countrey, if to be had here, otherwise to send to England for them, and ye said Com̄ittee not having been able to lay out said money to advantage here; and whereas Mr Edward Boylestone who is now bound for England, offers to purchase ye said Books there, as ye Committee shall direct, & ship them at two hundred Pr Cent. if ye Corporation advance ye Hundred Pounds to him now,

    therefore voted, yt ye Treasurer advance to Mr Edward Boylestone, Mr Cotton’s Donation of one Hundred Pounds for ye above mention’d use; taking of him ye Security yt is usual with Merchants in such cases; & desiring Mr Boylestone when he ships ye said Books to us, to ensure them, deducting ye necessary Charges out of said Donation.

    Voted, yt Coll. Hutchinson & Mr Sever be desired in the name of ye Corporation, to wait on his Honr ye Livetenant Governour, to know when it will suit his Honr to afford his Presence at ye Jnstalment of Mr Isaac Greenwood Hollissian Professor of ye Mathematicks &c and to appoint a meeting of ye Honble & Revnd Overseers at ye College for yt purpose.

    Then ye Corporation adjourned to ye same place at. 6. a clock in ye evening of ye Monday following.

    At a Corporation Meeting at Cambridge550 by Adjournment to the 5th. Feb. 1727/8.

    The Revnd mr Colman.

    Whereas ye Revnd Mr Colman has by word of mouth, and Letters to ye President, expressed his desires to resign his place in ye Corporation; the said Corporation being sensible of his good Services past, and of the Jmportance of his future Service to ye College as a member of the Corporation, are very desirous of his continuing his place therein, & accordingly

    Voted, yt the President be desired to write a Letter in ye name551 of ye Corporation signifying their Sentiments & desires to him

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College (Feb. 28. 1727/8) in Cambridge, at ye President’s House.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt,
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sever.
    • mr Treasurer.552

    Mr Welsteed having notifi’d ye Corporation, of his being about to leave ye College; & having dismiss’d his Class, viz. ye Freshmen, voted, yt Mr Sever take ye care & Tuition of ye Freshmen till further order from ye Corporation.

    Butler

    Sir Lord, present Butler, being about to leave ye Buttery, [129] Buttery, voted, yt Bowman, Senr Sophister, be the Butler till ye stated Meeting of ye Corporation in September next.

    mr Hubbard’s waiting on ye overseers.

    The overseers having recommended it to ye Corporation to take some care of Mr Hubbard for his Service at their Meetings; Voted, yt Mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to give Mr Hubbard fourty shillings in consideration of those Services.

    The present Lease of Rowley Lands now leased, being nigh out,

    Rowley Lands.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer is desired to renew ye Lease for three years, & not exceeding four; reserving to ye Corporation a power to sell ye said Land within ye said time, if they should see cause to do it, in case ye Treasurer can make such a Reserve in ye Lease.

    Memorandum, ye consideration of some suitable Laws for ye preventing ye unreasonable absence of scholars, & for ye maintaining quietness & good order in ye College, be left to ye stated meeting of ye Corporation in April next.

    The President began, Mr Sever concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting in ye Library at College. April. 1. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sever.
    • mr Treasurer.553

    Having read Mr Oliver Peobody’s Remonstrance of Febr. 19. past, and had a personal conference wth him, relating to ye Jndian affairs at Natick,

    mr Peobody

    Voted, that after this currant year shall be expired, which will be ye first of July next; besides ye fourty pounds per Annum formerly allow’d by ye Corporation for his salary, ye said Mr Peobody shall have an Advance of twenty pounds per Annum out of Esqr Boyle’s Donation, till further order of ye Corporation; & five pounds (besides what is allready given) for this currant year.

    NB. this Jnterview was had at ye Council chamber, on May. 21. 1728. much was said, nothing determined.

    Voted, yt ye Corporation desire an Jnterview with ye Honble & Revnd Commissioners for ye Jndian affairs, to confer with them about what measures may further be taken, for promoting ye Jnterest of Religion among ye Jndians at Natick; and yt Mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to inform ye Commissioners of this our desire, and to let ye Corporation know ye time when they may have an Jnterview with them.

    Campbel.

    Campbel had a Note for ys. Jun. 11. 1728.

    Voted, yt Campbel be allow’d ten pounds out of Esqr Boyle’s Donation, towards defraying his Expences at ye Commencement.

    mr Smith.

    Voted, That Mr Josiah Smith at South Carolina, althô absent, be allow’d his Second Degree, he paying ye necessary charges.

    Ferry-way.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer be desired to Inquire, wt ye Expences of repairing ye Ferry-way with smooth stones on Boston-Side, will amount to, & to make report to ye Corporation.

    The President began, Mr Wigglesworth concluded wth praye[r]

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    At a Corporation Meeting at Cambridge May. 6. 1728.

    Present

    • the President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Sever.
    • mr Appleton.554

    Voted, yt Emery & Hemmingway shall have four pounds & ten shillings each of them, ye Jncome of Coll. Saml Brown’s Donation for ys year.

    Voted, yt Mr Sewal shall have this year twelve Pounds, viz. six pounds ye Jncome of ye Donation of Major William Brown Esqr555 of Salem; & six pounds out of ye Jncome of ye Donation of Benjamin Brown Esqr of Salem.

    Exhibitions.

    Voted, yt Broadstreet shall have fifteen pounds this year, ye Jncome of Mr William Brattle’s Donation.

    Voted, yt Fitch shall have five pounds & Wales four pounds, ye Jncome of Capt. Kein’s Donation for this currant year.

    Voted, that Rogers & Rawson shall have four pounds ten shillings each, & Stearns three pounds, out of ye Jncome of ye Donations of William Brown & Benjamin Brown Esqr of Salem for this Currant year.

    Voted, yt Clap of Dorchester, shall have ye Jncome556 of ye Lands given by Wm Stoughton Esqr in Dorchester rented to Robinson, for ys year.

    Voted, yt Hicks shall have six pounds, Cushing Junr three pounds, & Mailing three pounds.

    mr Monis.

    Voted, yt Mr Monis be continued Hebrew Jnstructor for ys year, begining the first of this Jnstant May; and yt he be allowed eighty pounds for his service this year.

    mr Monis’s Gram̄ar.

    The Corporation desired Mr Monis to correct his Hebrew Grammar fit for ye Press, & bring it to Mr President & Mr Flynt to peruse; and also yt a sheet, half in ye557 Paradigms, be printed, whereby there may be an Estimate made of ye charge in printing ye whole Grammar, in case the Corporation should think proper to Jncourage ye Printing of it. And yt this be done so as to be laid before ye Corporation at their meeting in September next.

    Voted, that ye following Advertisement be inserted in ye Publiek News Papers, viz.

    Cambridge May. 6. 1728.

    ‘Whereas it has been agreed & ordered by ye President & Fellows, with ye Approbation of ye Honble & Revnd Overseers, of Harvard College; yt the Commencement should be managed in a more private manner than has been usual, and yt ye particular day for it be from time to time determined by ye Corporation; those therefore who stand Candidates for their Second Degree, are required to attend at the College at or before the nineteenth day of June next for further direction. And if any neglect to give their attendance by yt time without sufficient reason therfor,558 they may not expect their Degree this year. Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard College.

    20s com̄encement Dinner.

    Voted, yt ye Commencers pay to ye Steward of ye College twenty shillings each for ye Commencement Dinner, and yt ye Surplusage (if any there be) be for ye use of ye College. And yt this Rule be observed till further order of ye Corporation.

    Voted, yt this Meeting be559 adjourned to Wenesday next at Six a Clock in ye evening.

    The President began, Mr Appleton concluded, wth prayer.

    The Corporation met, May. 8. 1728. but pass’d no vote.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in ye Library at Cambridge. Jun. 17. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • Mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sever.
    • mr Treasurer Hulehinson.560

    Voted, that ye Commencement for this year, be on Friday, ye 28th of this Jnstant June.

    Voted, ye Mr Treasurer discharged Mr Rolf’s account for writing for ye College, in ye affair of Dr Cutler. 1727. and yt he pay him not exceeding three Pounds.

    mr Monis

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer discharge Mr Monis’s account of four Pounds ten shillings & nine Pence, for getting a Specimen of his Hebrew Grammar printed.

    Ferry-Leases.

    James Kittle, Joseph Hopkin, & John Phillips having petitioned for another Lease of ye Ferry between Boston & Charlestown, and Joseph Gray having petition’d for ye fourth Boat;

    Voted, yt James Kittle shall have a Lease of561 one Boat, Joseph Hopkin of a Second, John Phillips of a third, and Joseph Gray of a fourth; and yt each of their Leases shall not exceed ye terme of two years, and yt they be obliged to pay Sixty Pounds per Annum for each Boat; & yt they be also obliged to keep ye Ferry-way562 on each side in good repair; and yt Gray be obliged to live on Boston side, & keep his Boat there.

    The President began, Mr Flynt concluded with prayer.

    This Meeting was then adjourn’d to ye next Monday at. 4. of ye Clock. P. M.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation in ye College Library Jun. 24, 1728.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sever.
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson.563

    Mr Davenport Tutor.

    The President having proposed to ye Corporation, to chuse a Tutor (to fill up ye Vacancy made by Mr Welsteed’s leaving ye College) Mr John Davenport was unanimously chosen to be a Tutor.

    He was approv’d by ye overseers [on] Com̄encemēt day. Jun. 28. 1728

    The President also was desired, to present him to ye Honble & Revnd overseers at their meeting on ye Commencement on Friday next, for their Approbation.

    Voted, yt Mr Davenport remove into ye Chamber lately left by Mr Sever.

    Ferry way

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer, with all Convenient speed agree with Workmen to repair ye Ferry-way on Boston side, much after ye same manner yt it is done on Charlestown side.

    Hebrew Types. this direction was given—Mr Monis.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer send for so many Hebrew Types & Points, as are necessary to compleat ye Sett sent us by ye worthy Mr Hollis, according to ye direction of Mr President, Mr Flynt and Mr Monis.

    The President began, Mr Sever concluded wth prayer.

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    Governour Burnet’s Arrival.

    Memorandam, Aug. 13. 1728. The Corporation of Harvard College, in a Body564 or together, waited on His Excellency Governour Burnet, at his Lodgings, to salute him, wish him assistance & prosperity in his Government, to ask his smiles on ye College, and ye honour of waiting on his Excellency there, when his Leasure would admit of it. The Governour Jndeed arriv’d & was proclaim’d at Boston, July. 19. proceeding; at wch time565 several of ye Corporation were (it being vacation at College) riding about ye Countrey, and so they could not all wait on566 his Excellancy on ye day of his Arrival, & those of ye Corporation who were not Journeying, could not get properly together on yt first day to salute him, as they had thought & design’d to do, for wch excuse was made when they did come.

    Governour’s Entertainment at College.

    The Corporation having Jnvited his Excellency Governour Burnet567 to dine at ye College, he came Aug. 21. 1728. two of ye Corporation dwelling at Boston, came with him; two more of yt Body, wth two Tutors, Mathematical Profassor, & about a Dozen Masters of Art, with sundry Gentlemen of ye Town, went out and met ye Governour about a Mile from College; ye President & two more of ye Corporation waited at ye College to recieve him. When he came, (ye Tables being spread in the Library) he went first to Mr Flynt’s chamber, after a few minutes, ye Bell toll’d to call ye Scholars to ye Hall, ye Governour & Corporation with sundry other Gentlemen, went into ye Hall, an oration was made by Sr Clark (Senior Bachelour) yt ended, ye Governour made a short Answer in Latin, & went up to Mr Flynt’s Chamber, then to ye Library, next to ye Mathematical Professor’s where he saw an Experiment. Then they din’d in ye Library, Governour & Corporation, ye Gentlemen of ye Town, Tutors & Masters of Art at College being Jnvited, in all about568 33. and the number of transient persons viz Gentlemen569 from neighbouring Towns, made near. 60. or thereabouts, all din’d in ye Library. After Dinner, ye Governour went to Mr Sever’s (one of ye Fellows) chamber, then to Sundry Houses in Town, till he went home towards evening by Charlestown.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, in ye Library at Cambridge, Sept. 9. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sever
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson570

    Voted, yt Mr President, Mr Flynt, Mr Sever be a Committee to examine Mr Treasurer Hutchinson’s Accounts heretofore given in, as well as now, & make report thereof to ye Corporation at their next meeting.

    Voted, yt Sr Bowman be ye Butler for ys currant year.

    Voted, yt Mr Sewal be the571 Library-Keeper for this currant year, & have ten pounds Salary.

    Voted, yt Mr Champney, Mr Cooledge, Mr Rogers Junr Cushing Senr, Hicks, & Cotton Junr be Scholars of ye House for ys Currant year, & shall have four pounds each for their Service.

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    Voted That Mr Sever be allowed all ye Tuition-money of ye Class left by Mr Welsteed last Spring, for ye fourth572 Quarter, upon ye account of his Tutoring them ye said Quarter; and yt the four pounds five shillings, which was the Complement of ye third Fellow’s Salary ye last year, be equally divided between Mr Flynt, Mr Sever & Mr Prince.

    Tutors Salaries.

    Voted, That ye Tutors Salaries for ye currant year be as follows, viz. to ye Senior Tutor Ninety Pounds, to ye Second Kighty, to ye third Seventy five, to ye fourth Seventy; and in consideration of ye Depression of ye Bills of Credit, as also of ye late advancement of ye Tuition-money, yt there be an Addition of fifty Pounds to each of ym for ys year, Jncluding Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Glover’s Legacies.

    Voted, upon ye Same Account, & for ye Same Reasons, yt there be an Addition of fourty pounds to Mr Professor Wigglesworth for573 ye currant year.

    Voted, That Mr Sewal & Mr Champney be allowed thirty shillings each, for their Jnspecting ye College in ye last Vacation time.

    Voted, Having considered ye Revnd Mr Colman’s Letter to ye President, Aug. 30. 1728. We Judge, ’twould tend much to ye peace & Service of ye College, yt he continue his standing in ye Corporation, therefore we earnestly desire he would do it, notwithstanding his former desires to be dismissed from it.

    Land at Lexington.

    Voted, that Mr Sever & Appleton be a Committee of ye Corporation, to go & view a Lot of Land in Lexington, belonging to ye College, & acquaint Mr Treasurer Hutchinson wth their thoughts about ye yearly value of it, in order to his making a Lease of it to Mr Smith, or any other person yt will take a Lease of it.

    That ys meeting be adjourned to Tuesday, ye seventeenth of this month, in the College Library.

    The President began, Mr Wigglesworth concluded wth prayer.

    At a Corporation Meeting at ye College. Sept. 17. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sever
    • Mr Treasurer Hutchinson.574

    Merricaneag.

    Voted, yt ye Corporation have an Jnterview with Livetenant Governour Wintworth, & other Purchasers of a Great Tract of Land in ye Eastern Countrey, formerly belonging to Mr Wharton, relating to ye College Right in Merricaneag Neck

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    Land up Saco River

    Whereas ye Revnd Mr Daniel Russel of Hartford had two Thousand Acres of Land up Saco River, and gave one Moiety of it to ye College, & Mr Cook of Boston hath lately purchased ye other Moiety,—

    Voted, yt Mr President, Mr Flynt & Mr Treasurer Hutchinson, be a Committee to treat wth Mr Cook about surveying & dividing said Tract of Land.

    Coll. Clock

    That Mr Steward Bordman be desired to continue his care of ye College Clock, & be allowed three pounds per Annum for yt service, for ye time past, & so for the future till further order.

    Judge Dodderidge.

    That Mr President Wadsworth be desired to write to Mr Newman in England, relating to Judge Dodderidge’s Donation to ye College.

    Rails on ye President’s House.

    That ye Committee for taking ye care of building ye President’s House, be desired to get it railed in on ye top for security from fire.

    The President began Mr Appleton concluded wth prayer.

    At a Corporation-Meeting at ye Revnd Mr Colman’s at Boston. Sept. 26. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Colman
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sever
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson.575

    Whereas ye Undergraduates are too often unreasonably absent from ye College, to the great neglect of their Studies & stated Exercises, for ye preventing hereof for ye future,

    Confirm’d by ye Overseers. oct. 10. 1728.

    Agst unreasonable absence frō College.

    Voted, yt no undergraduate shall be absent from ye College, for any longer time than he has leave so to be, either from ye President or his Tutor, or in their absence from some other of ye Tutors; and if any shall transgress ye limits set and allowed him, he shall be punished eight pence per Day, five shillings per Week, thirty shillings per Month, unless he give satisfactory reasons for such absence, which reasons shall be Judged of by their respective Tutors, if ye absence don’t exceed a Week; if it doe not exceed a Fortnight, by two or more of ye Tutors; and if it doth exceed a fortnight then576 by ye President & Tutors, if it Doth.

    At a Meeting of ye Corporation of Harvard College at Cambridge. oct. 8. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Sever
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Wigglesworth577

    Agst tumultuous578 noises.

    confirm’d by ye overseers. oct. 10. 1728.

    Whereas there have been at sundry times, great disturbances occasion’d by tumultuous Indecent noises at ye College, for preventing ye like for ye future, voted, yt if any Scholar or Scholars belonging to ye College, shall be found guilty of making tumultuous and Jndecent noises, to ye dishonour & disturbance of ye College, or to ye disturbance of ye Town or any of it’s [135] Jnhabitants; every scholar so offending, shall be liable to be fined five shillings, and to be publickly admonished or degraded for ye first offence; for ye second offence to be fined ten shillings, & to be degraded or expelled at ye Discretion579 of ye President & Tutors.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, at Cambridge. Dec. 2. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.580

    Mr Sever having left ye College, & quitted ye care of his Class, voted, yt Mr Stephen Sewal be ye fourth Tutor, and yt ye Sophimores be put under his Tuition, & yt he move into Mr Davenport’s chamber, upon his going into ye chamber left by Mr Sever.

    Voted, That ye said Mr Sewal be allowed ye Salary for the fourth Tutor, from ye begining of ye third Quarter.

    Voted, That Mr Joseph Champney be Library-Keeper in ye room of Mr Sewal, & yt he have ye Salery allowed to ye Library-Keeper, from ye begining of ye third Quarter.

    Voted, That ye Butler be allowed to advance his Cyder to three pence per Quart, from this day for ye remainder of ye year.

    mr Professor Greenwood.

    Jn order to strengthen ye Government of ye House, and to support ye Charecter of ye Hollissian Professor of ye Mathematicks &c Voted, yt Mr Professor Greenwood have ye Same Authority with ye Tutors in governing ye Scholars, & executing ye laws of ye College refering thereunto; and yt ye same obedience & respect be paid him by all ye Scholars, as are due to ye Tutors.

    The President began, Mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Dec. 30. 1728.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson.581

    The Revnd Mr Benjamin Colman & Mr Nicholas Sever having left their Station in ye Corporation, voted, yt the Revnd Mr Joseph Sewal of Boston, & Mr Nathan Prince of ye College, be members of ye Corporation in their room.

    not finish’d by the overseers.

    Whereas sundry Jnsults have been offered to those in ye Jmmediate Government of ye College, which practices tend to overthrow ye Government & Well-fare of yt Society, to prevent ye like for ye future, voted, yt whatever Scholar, Graduate or Undergraduate, shall offer any Jnsult, or resistance, or any notorious or willfull affront, or any contemptuous disobedience, to ye President or Tutors or Professors of Harvard College, such Scholar or Scholars shall be liable to publick Admonition, Degradation or Expulsion, or other Academical [136] mulcts, or one or more of these punishments, as ye President, Professors, Tutors, or ye Major part of them, shall Judge ye crime, with it’s circumstances, shall deserve.

    Voted, yt Mr Wigglesworth ye Professor of Divinity, exhibit to ye Corporation a Catalogue of Books of ye Library belonging to ye Professorship582 of Divinity, & yt said Catalogue be entered in ye College-Book.

    Mathematical Jnstruments.

    Voted, yt Mr Greenwood Professor of ye Mathematicks &c exhibit a Catalogue of ye several Jnstruments and parts of ye Mathematical & Phylosophical Apparatus lately given to ye College by our worthy Benefactor Mr Thomas Hollis; and of all other Mathematical or Phylosophical Jnstruments now in his hands belonging to ye College; and yt those of ye Corporation resident in Cambridge, do view ye said Apparatus & Jnstruments, & compare them wth ye Catalogue exhibited, in order to their being entred in ye College Book.

    Widow Prentice.

    The Widow Mary Prentice having been a Servant of583 ye College service a long time, & being now reduc’d to a necessitous condition, voted, yt ye Steward be directed to expend fourty shillings for her use & service, according to his discretion.

    The President began, Mr Wigglesworth concluded, wth prayer.

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Feb. 3. 1728/9.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.584

    mr Mico, Attorney.

    Voted, yt mr Joseph Mico of London, Merchant, Son of ye late mr Richard Mico deceas’d, be empowered to manage ye affairs of mr Penoyer’s Legacy, & yt a power of Attorney be accordingly executed in form.

    Sr Campbel.

    Voted, that fourty Pounds be allowed to Sr Campbel out of Mr Boyle’s Donation for this year, provided he forthwith to return to College, & reside here to ye end of ye year, or until ye Corporation appoint some service for him in ye Jnstructing the Jndians.

    Natick.

    Voted, yt ye Consideration of sending some Persons to Jnquire into ye State of Religion at Natick, & whether it be proper to gather a church, & ordain Mr Peabody, or to ordain Mr Peabody without gathering a Church, be left to ye next meeting of ye Corporation.

    The President began, Mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College Jn Cambridge. April 15. 1729.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.585

    Voted, yt fifteen Pounds, ye Jncome of the Revnd586 Mr William Brattle’s Donation, be equally divided betwween Sr Broadstreet & Loring Senr

    That Six Pounds, ye Jncome of Mr William Brown Senr’s Donation, be allowed to Shaw, Sene Sophister.

    Exhibitions

    That six Pounds, ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation, be allowed to Gardner for this year, he being a Salem Scholar.

    That twelve Pounds, ye Jncome of Mr Benja Brown’s [137] Donation, be equally divided between Cushing Senr, Parson Senr, & Mailing.

    That Nine Pounds, ye Jncome of Coll. Saml Brown Esqr’s Donation, be equally divided between Hicks, Senr Sophister, & Marsh Sophimore.

    That six Pounds be allowed to Seacombe, a587 Freshman, three Pounds of it being ye Jncome of Mrs Mills Donation.

    Exhibitions.

    That Six Pounds, ye Jncome of ye Lands given by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, & now rented to Robinson, be allowed to Clap a Dorchester Scholar for this year.

    That six Pounds be allowed to Sprague, out of ye Jncomes of Capt. Spraeue’s Donation.

    Mr Professor Wigglesworth, having represented to ye Corporation, yt his Salary has fallen short twenty Pounds of his ordinary & necessary Expences ye last year, voted, yt twenty Pounds be allowed to ye said Mr Wigglesworth as an addition to his Salary for ye currant year.

    Com̄encement

    That an Advertisement of ye same tenour with wt was agreed upon last year, be put into ye publick News Papers, requiring ye Candidates for their Second Degree ys year, to attend at ye College ye eighteenth day of June next.

    Mr Monis.

    That Mr Monis be continu’d in his office of Hebrew Jnstructor for ye year ensuing, begining ye first of May next, and yt he be allowed eighty Pounds for his Service.

    Divinity & Hebrew Lectures.

    That ye Resident Members of ye Corporation be desired, to project some effectual methods588 to secure ye better attendance upon ye private Theological Lectures, & ye Hebrew Jnstructions, & lay ye Same before ye Corporation at their next meeting.

    Natick.

    They went oct.589 21. 1729.

    That Mr Flynt, Mr Wigglesworth, Mr Appleton or any two of them, be Joined with such as ye Honble Commissioners for ye Jndian affairs, shall appoint, to go to Natick to Jnquire into ye State of Religion there, and whether it be proper to gather a Church & ordain Mr Peabody, or to ordain him without gathering a Church.

    Bills of Credit.

    Voted. That ye Corporation desire ye advice of ye Honble & Revnd Overseers, wt methods may be proper to be590 taken to prevent ye further sinking of yt part of ye College Estate which lyes in Bonds for Bills of publick Credit.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

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    Harvard College. May. 24. 1729.

    Present, ye President & Fellows (alias Tutors) of ye College.

    Whitaker.

    Whereas upon examination & tryal of Nathanael Whitaker, at present a member of this Society, it appears to us, yt he has been guilty of ye notorious crime591 of being accessory to ye breaking open his Majesties Goal in Charlestown, whereby two Prisoners there in custody made their escape, on or about ye seventh of April last; and has thereby brought a Scandal on this Society, and rendred himself unfit to be any longer continu’d a member of it; it is therefore agre’d & order’d yt ye said Whitaker be forthwith publickly expelled ye College, & his name erased out of ye Catalogue.

    Memorandum, mr Wigglesworth & ye Revnd mr Appleton (two members of the Corporation) were advis’d wth & they advis’d to, ye above mention’d sentence, before ye President & Tutors fully agre’d to it.592

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Jun. 17. 1729.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.593

    Voted, yt ye Commencement for this year, be upon Friday, ye twenty-seventh of this Jnstant June.

    Chester.

    Williams.

    Cheesbrough

    mr Iohn Chester, being necessariely detained from attending at Commencement; & mr Iohn Williams labouring under long bodily weakness; & mr Thomas Cheesbrough & mr Thomas Goodridge both abroad at Sea, having moved for their second Degree, voted, yt they be admitted Masters of Arts, they paying College Dues.

    Mr Marston Cabbot having miss’d his degree last year by reason of absence, voted, yt being now present, he be admitted to his second Degree, paying College Dues in such case required.

    The President began, mr Sewal concluded, wth prayer.

    mr Law

    Hobart

    Broadstreet

    Hall,

    Hayward

    Memorandum, on Commencement day, Jun. 28. 1729. The Corporation & Overseers allow’d a Master’s Degree to Jonathan Law Esqr Deputy Governour of Connecticutt thô absent,594 to Noah Hobart Hobart who shld have had it ye year before, to Benjamin Broadstreet thô necessarily absent, to Richard Hall thô absent. Hayward also (who was debar’d a first degree) upon a Confession & Petion offer’d595 was admitted to a Master’s Degree with ye rest of ye Class

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge596 Sept. 8. 1729.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.597

    Mr Treasurer Hutchinson having presented his Accounts to ye Corporation, voted, yt mr Flynt, mr Sewal & mr Appleton, or any two of them, be a Committee to examine ye Same, and make report to ye Corporation.

    Voted, That Sr Bowman be continu’d Butler for this year.

    Voted, That mr Champney be continu’d Library Keeper till further order.

    Voted, yt mr Cooledge, mr Rogers Junr, Cotton & Fogg Senr Sophisters, March Junr Sophister, & Williams Sophimore, be Scholars of ye House for this year, & yt they be allowed four pounds each.

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    Tutors Salaries.

    Voted, yt ye Tutors Salaries for ye current year, be as follows, viz. to ye Senr Tutor ninety Pounds, to ye Second Tutor eighty pounds, to ye third Tutor Seventy-five pounds, to ye fourth Seventy pounds; and in consideration of the depression of Bills of credit, as also of ye late advancement of ye Tuition money, yt there be an addition of fifty pounds to each of them for this year, Jncluding ye Tuition money, Mr Penoyer’s & Mr Glover’s Legacy; and yt ye motion made for an addition, be left to further consideration.

    mr Wiggleswort[h]

    Voted, Upon ye same account, & for ye same reason, voted, that there be an addition of fourty pounds to mr Professor Wigglesworth’s Salary for ye current year; & yt ye motion continu’d by Mr Wigglesworth for a further addition, be left to consideration.

    Champney, Bowman.

    Voted, yt thirty shillings a piece be allow’d to mr Champney & Sr Bowman, for Jnspecting ye College in ye time of ye last vacation.

    mr Campbell.

    Having read a Letter from mr Othniel Campbel, relating to his being dismiss’d from his obligation to ye Jndian Service, voted, yt an Answer to his Letter be deferred, till there has been further Jnquiry made, about some suitable place at Nantucket, or elsewhere, for his being Jmployed in preaching to ye Jndians.

    Bumpkin Jsland.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson be empowered to let Bumpkin Jsland, for ye Space of two years, ye Annual rent not to be under twenty three pounds.

    Turkey Hills Rutland.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired, to procure Copies of ye Grants of Lands lately made to ye College by ye General Court, in South & North Turkey-Hills; and yt he also procure a copy of ye Grant of ye Proprietors of Rutland of two hundred & fifty Acres to ye said College; and yt care be taken for ye speedy laying out of ye said Lands for ye best advantage to the College.

    Saco River land.

    Voted, yt mr Flynt, mr Sewal, mr Treasurer be a Committee to agree wth Elisha Cook of Boston Esqr, about surveying a Tract of Land upon Saco River, a thousand Acres of which was given to ye College by the Revnd mr Russel of Hartford.

    That ye Corporation be adjourn’d to Mondy next at six of ye Clock afternoon to ye President’s House.

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Oct. 28. 1729.598

    Present

    • Mr. President.
    • Mr. Wigglesworth.
    • Mr. Flynt.
    • Mr. Appleton.
    • Mr. Scwiill.
    • Mr. Treasurer.599

    Natick.600

    Pursuant601 to the Votes of the Commissioners for Indian affairs Apr. 21. 1729. and of the Corporation of Harvard College Apr. 15th 1729. Wee Subscribers went to Natick the 21st Instant and convened the Indians and English that usually attend publick there and made [140] Enquiry of them about the State of Religion amongst them and said as follows Viz. That there are602 29 or 30 Families of Indians whereof 16 adult Persons and 12 minors are baptized. That the Indians that the Indians cant generally read and are negligent in sending their Children to School Severall have began to learn but left off and forgat what they Learnt. That they don’t Catechize their Children nor send them to Mr Peabody to be catechized so constantly as they should but those that have been bound out in English Familys about 13 or more can read and write That they generally attend the publick worship but some are too careless and negligent—That they generally uphold the worship of God in their Familys praying and reading the Scriptures—That they understand especially the Younger persons603 & are all satisfied in Mr. Peabody’s preaching—As to publick singing Mr. Peabody at present sets ye Psalm & sometimes an Indian and sometimes an English man reads it and there having been some difficulty upon this head we told them That it is the Minister’s part to appoint who shall read and set ye Psalm—That no servile Labour is allowed or engaged in on the Sabbath and they were604 advised to a605 serious & religious Observation of it and that they should not unnecessarily606 on the Saturday so as to be out unreasonably on Saturday Night & unfit themselves to attend publick worship on the Lord’s day—That the English & Indians agree well together in their attendance on publick Worship and the Jndians are willing the English should attend with them.—The Indians and English also (of whom there are 8 Familys in Natick & about 13 Familys in other towns who attend there) were askt ilf if they desired a Church might be gathered in Natick and Mr. Peabody ordained a Pastor there—and they particularly & expressly manifested their deire that it might be so and that the Church might at first consist of Indians and English of the town of Natick607 If suitable persons could608 be found for that End and afterwards those of Neighbouring Towns that desired admission & were qualified might be admitted into the Church of Natick Upon the whole we with the Neighbouring Ministers who were there and heard the Examination in the meeting House rejoicing in their unamity609 were of opinion That it might be proper to answer the desire of the610 English and Indians to have a Church gathered & Mr. Peabody ordained their Pastor and that Mr Peabody be advised611 to procure the assistance of some Neighbouring Ministers in gathering the Church & appointing a Time for the Ordination And we propose that a reasonable Summ for defraying the Charge of the Ordination be seasonably612 deposited in ye hands of Mr Peabody

    Dated in Boston Oct. 23.613 1729.

    Adam Winthrop.

    Edward Hutchinson.

    Henry Flynt.

    Edward Wigglesworth.

    Nathanael Appleton.

    Natick

    The614 Report of ye Com̄ittee of ye Honble Com̄issioners for ye Jndian affairs, and of ye Corporation of Harvard College bearing date oct. 23. 1729. being read, voted, yt ye said Report be accepted; & yt ye Treasurer pay into ye hands of mr Oliver Peabody, ye Summ of ten pounds towards defraying ye charge of his ordination; & ye Summ of one pound ten shillings, towards defraying ye charge of the late Entertainment of said Com̄ittee.

    mr Campbel.

    Whereas Jnquiry hath been made at Nantucket, pursuant [141] to a Vote of ye 8th Sept. last relating to mr Campbel, & there is no Door open there for his being Jmploy’d in ye Jndian Service,

    Voted, yt Letters be written to ye Honble Governour Talcut of Connecticutt ye Revnd mr Eliphalet Adams of New London, & mr Lord of Norwich, to Jnquire whether the said mr Campbel may not be Jmployed in preaching ye Gospel to ye Mohegan Jndians.

    mr Galpin.

    Voted, yt Mr Treasurer be desired to discourse with mr Calvin Galpin of Boston, & to write to his Son ye Revnd mr Calvin Galpin of Jamaica, about refunding ye money expended for his Education at College, the condition of which, viz. yt he should preach ye Gospel to ye Jndians,615 not having been fullfill’d by him.

    Butler’s cydar.

    Voted, That ye Butler be allow’d to ask three pence a Quart for his Cydar, untill ye first of January next, & then a Groat a Quart for ye remaining part of ye year; and yt he pay to ye College one shilling for every616 Barrel of Cydar he sells to ye Scholars.

    Candles.

    Whereas one Pound five shillings per Annum hath been allow’d to ye Butler, for providing Candles for ye Hall; voted, yt there be an Addition of fifteen shillings per Annum; ye whole charge to be equally born by ye Undergraduates, and to be inserted in ye Quarter-Bills

    mr Rogers

    Voted, yt ye Summ of Nine Pounds be allowed to to mr Daniel Rogers Senr out of ye Jncome of the Honble Madam Saltonstal’s Donation.

    mr Pynchon Library-Keeper.

    Whereas mr Champney, ye Library-Keeper, is about removing from College, Voted, yt ye Care of ye Library be committed to mr Joseph Pynchon, until further order.

    mr Dodderidge,

    This Letter of Attorney to mr Newman was sign’d & seal’d on may 29. 1730.

    mr Newman.

    Having read several Letters relating to Judge Dodderidge’s Legacy to ye College in New-England, Voted, that Henry Newman of London Esqr, be constituted our Attorney, with power of Substitution, to recover said Legacy for ye College; and yt mr Treasurer be desired to get a Letter of Attorney drawn accordingly, as soon as conveniently may be.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer procure from ye Records of ye General Court, a Copy of ye College Charter, with ye Province Seal affix’d; and also procure a legal Certificate of ye Names of ye present President & Fellows of Harvard College617 to be sent to said Henry Newman Esqr.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer furnish mr Newman with ye Summ of twenty pounds Sterling, out of ye moneys in [142] in ye hands of mr Mico & Capt. Talamy, to enable him to pursue prosecute this affair.

    Memorandum, thô not pass’d as formal votes,

    That it be hinted to mr Newman, yt ye Corporation would be glad to hear from him, before any thing above ye Summ of 20ll sterling, or thereabouts, be expended.

    Memorandum.

    That mr Newman be desir’d, if he recovers ye Legacy, to Jndeavour if possible, yt ye Corporation may be reimbursed out of ye Donation, ye money they expend in this affair; and yt ye Corporation may be Jmpower’d to dispose ye remaining part of ye Donation for ye good of ye College according to ye General Clause in Judge Dodderidge’s Will.

    That it be observ’d to mr Newman, yt ye Corporation of Harvard College have been allow’d by Decree of Chauncery, to be a Body Capable of recieving a Legacy of like nature, as in ye case of mr Hopkins.

    The President began, Mr Flynt concluded, wth Prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge Dec. 17. 1729.

    Bread

    Voted, yt it be left to those of ye Corporation residing in Cambridge, to consider & determine about ye price of Bread at ye Buttery, ye price of wheat & Flower being much rais’d of late.

    Jndians at Little-Compton.

    Voted, yt mr Prince & mr Peabody be desired to go to Little Compton, and to Inquire into ye State & condition of ye Jndians there, & thereabout, to see whether it may be adviseable to send mr Campbel to preach among them; & to make report to ye Corporation.

    Bread. See. p. 150.618

    Dec. 19. 1729. Those of ye Corporation residing in Cambridge, met, & having consider’d ye high price of wheat & Flower, agre’d, yt ye price of Loaves at ye Buttery, should be four pence halfpenny a Loaf, ye remainder of ys Quarter.

    March. 2. 1729/30. Those of ye Corporation residing m Cambridge, met, & further consider’d ye price of ye Bread at ye Buttery, & agre’d it should continue as determin’d Dec. 19. last, untill further order.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. March. 6. 1729/30.

    mr Campbel.

    Sr Campbel having desired, yt he might be Jmploy’d & Supported in preaching to ye Jndians; or releas’d from his obligations to ye Corporation to attend that Service; upon largely debating ye matter, & considering how long Sr Campbel had waited to be resolv’d, and what Jndeavours had been us’d to find Jmployment for him among ye Jndians, thô without Success, Voted, that Sr Campbel be wholly releas’d & discharg’d from his Bonds or obligations to the Corporation.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 6. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Treasurer.619

    Voted, yt. 15. L. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation, be equally divided between Jeffreys & oliver Junr

    That. 6. L. ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation, be allowed to Lynde for this year—see ye next page. &. p. 145.620

    That. 12. L. ye Jncome of Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation, be equally divided between Fogg Senr Sophister, & Gardner of Salem.

    Exhibitions

    That. 6. L. ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation, & three pounds ye Jncome of mrs Mills Donation, be equally divided between Manning & Clap.

    That. 6. L. ye Jncome of Capt. Ephraim Flynt’s Donation, be allowed to Flynt.

    That. 6. L. the Jncome of ye Lands given by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, & now rented to Robinson, be allowed to Clap a Dorchester Scholar.

    That. 6. L. ye Jncome of ye Gift of ye Honble Thomas Danforth, of certain Leases of Lands at Framingham, be allowed to Bridge his great grandson, being nominated by Francis Foxcroft Esqr.

    That. 6. L. out of ye Jncome of Capt. Sprague’s Donation, be allowed to Sprague.

    Mr Monis

    That mr Monis be continu’d Hebrew Jnstructor for ye next year, begining ye first of May next, & yt he be allowed. 80. L. for his Service.

    Com̄encement

    That an Advertisement of ye same tenor with wt was agreed on. May. 6. 1728. be put into ye publick News-Papers, requiring ye Candidates for621 their Second Degree this year, to attend at ye College ye seventeenth day of June next. Unless ye Corporation shall see cause to make an alteration upon ye account of ye small Pox.

    Land in Cambridge Neck. Look forward 149.622 See forward p. 149.

    Meadow-Lot West Fields

    That mr President, mr Flynt, mr Wigglesworth be a Committee of ye Corporation, to treat with ye Select men of Cambridge about setting ye high way in the Neck, on ye Eastern side of ye College Lott; & yt they desire Livetenant Marret, mr Zech. & Joseph Hicks, Deacon Cooledge, Edmund Frost, & others yt are capable, to give what Jnformation they can about ye highway as it formerly ran; and yt the said Committee be desired to have ye Lot surveyed, & yt they make report to ye Corporation as soon as may be. And yt ye said Committee with the Steward, be desired to procure a Survey of a meadow Lot in ye West Fields belonging to ye College, which has for some years been in ye Jmprovement of Jonathan Gove, and yt they Jnquire what arrears of Rent there are due to ye College for ye Jmprovement of said Lot.

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    A Catalogue of ye Mathematical & Phylosophical Jnstruments, belonging to ye Apparatus sent & given to Harvard College, by Mr Thomas Hollis of London Merchant—See Coll. B. 6. p. 20. 21. 22.623

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 8. 1730

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.624

    Small Pox. Non concur’d by the overseers

    Jnasmuch as ye Small Pox prevails in Boston & Charlestown, and there will be danger to those who shall come for their Degrees, of which they themselves are under pressing apprehension & fear; voted therefore, yt the Honble & Revnd ye overseers of Harvard College be desired to consent, yt the Candidates for their several Degrees may be admitted to them by ye Corporation, without a meeting of ye overseers; and yt mr Flynt present this vote to ye overseers.

    Voted, yt ye Clark of ye overseers be desired to notify ye overseers, in order to their meeting next Thursday at three a Clock afternoon, & at ye Council chamber in Boston.

    That ye Treasurer be desired to pay mr President six Pounds, for ye building a necessary House.

    Merricaneag.

    That mr President be desired to write to in Captain Moodey of Falmouth & mr Cutter of North Yarmouth, to take two or three honest Judicious men, & together with them make an Estimate either by rough Survey or according to their own best Judgment, as they shall think most proper, of ye extent of Merricaneag625 Neck, as to ye length, & breadth in the several parts of the Neck; and also to Judge of the Quality of ye several parts of ye said Neck as to soil and what grows upon it; and do ye same as to the Quality of a thousand Acres Joining to said Neck, which Neck and Thousand Acres were granted to ye College by ye General Court. And yt ye foremention’d persons, or any three of them Capt Moodey being one, be desir’d to observe & Jnquire what strip and Wast is made upon said Land, & by whom, & by whose order; and yt they further Jnquire whether any persons dwell upon, or occupy said Lands or any part thereof, and upon what claim they do so, & who the persons are, & make Report & give in626 an Account of the Charge of said Survey, Est Estimate &c to the President of ye College.

    That six pounds part of ye Jncomes of money given by the Honble Coll. Samuel Brown Esqr to ye College, be [145] be given to Lynde for ys year.

    Coll. Brown’s money

    Memorandum, Coll. Brown in his Letter to ye President. April. 10. 1730. desir’d yt Lynde might have six pounds yearly out of his Donation during his continuance at College.

    Voted, yt Emery627 have 30s & Hemingway. 30s out of Coll. Saml Brown’s Donation to ye College.

    Nathanael Saltonstall, a candidate for his second Degree & having desir’d it, being now out of ye Countrey; & having also desir’d yt he might be restor’d to his place in his Class from which he was formerly degraded; Voted, yt he be admitted to his second Degree, but yt he remain in ye place in his Class to which he was degraded.

    Voted, yt Eliakim Palmer, John Stevens, Benjamin Kent, petitioning to have their second Degrees thô absent, be admitted thereunto.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to present to ye overseers, ye vote of ye Corporation April. 15. 1729. respecting yt part of ye College Estate yt lyes in Bills of Credit.

    Voted, yt mr Wigglesworth be in ye Room of mr Appleton of ye Com̄ittee appointed. Sept. 8. 1729. to examine ye Treasurer’s Accounts, & make Report to ye Corporation.

    Voted, yt ys meeting be adjourned to next Monday at ten a Clock in ye morning.

    The President began; mr Wigglesworth concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 15. 1730

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.628

    Small Pox

    Forasmuch as ye Small Pox prevails in Boston & Charlestown, and there will be danger to those who shall come for their Degrees, of which danger they themselves are under pressing Apprehensions & fears; voted therefore, yt ye Honble & Revnd overseers of Harvard College be desired to consent, yt for this year ye present Candidates for their several Degrees may be admitted to them by ye Corporation, without notifying ye overseers

    No Com̄encement Dinner.

    Voted, yt there be no publick Dinner at ye next Com̄encement ys year; and yt ye publick Exercises of ye Com̄incement begin at three a Clock in ye Afternoon; and yt mr Flynt present these Votes to ye overseers.

    Stewards Accounts.

    Voted, yt mr Wigglesworth & mr Prince be a Com̄ittee examine ye Accounts between ye College & ye Steward, and deliver ye Account so examined to ye College Treasurer.

    No Vacation.

    By reason of ye Scholars long absence from their buisness occasion’d by ye Small Pox, Voted, yt there be no vacation after ye approaching Com̄encement.

    The President began, mr Prince concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 22. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Wigglesworth.

    Voted, that Wenesday the twenty fourth of this Jnstant be ye day for ye Commencement this year.

    Voted, yt Francis Cogswell, Israel Williams, Benjamin Church, Samuel Browne, William Browne, Benjamin Rolf, John Moodey, William Johnson, Ebenezer Hinsdell, Nathan Townsend, Solomon Prentice be admitted to their second Degree thô absent, they paying all College Dues & customes.

    Voted, yt Charles Frost & Robert-Eliot Gerish be admitted to their first Degree, thô absent.

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. July. 6. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.630

    Voted, that Sr Diman be Butler for this year.

    Voted, yt Fowl Senr, Clap, Marsh, Toby, Symmes, Cleverly be Scholars of ye House of for this year, and have four pounds each for yt service

    The President began & mr Sewal concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. July. 28. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Prince.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Treasurer.631

    Ferry-Leases.

    Voted, That James Kettle, Joseph Hopkins, John Phillips, & Joseph Gray have their Leases of the Ferry between Boston & Charlestown renewed for two years, from ye first of August next; & in consideration yt ye number of Passengers is lessen’d by reason of ye small Pox, it is agre’d, yt they pay ye same Rent as in ye last Lease, viz. sixty pounds Per Boat Per Annum, and yt ye Lessees keep in repair ye ways on both sides of ye Ferry; and yt Gray continue to dwell & keep his Boat on Boston side.

    The President began, Mr Appleton concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, at Cambridge. Sept. 8. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • mr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.632

    Upon ye motion of ye Tutors, and in633 consideration of ye growing charge of living, voted, yt there be the Sum of fourteen pounds allowed to each of ye Tutors in addition to their Salaries for ye last year, ending ye first of last June.

    Salaries.

    For ye same reasons, also Voted, yt there be paid634 an addition of twenty pounds to mr Professor Wigglesworth, & twenty pounds to mr Professor Greenwood in addition to their Salaries for ye last year.

    Voted, that there be an addition of twenty pounds also to mr Treasurer Hutchinson for ye last year.

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    Salaries.

    Voted, yt ye Tutors Salaries for ye current year, be as followeth, viz. to ye Senr Tutor. 154. L. to ye Second. L. 144. to ye third. L. 139. to ye fourth. L. 134. Including the Tuition money, mr Penoyer’s & mr Glover’s Legacies.

    Voted, yt mr Professor Wigglesworth be allowed L. 120. for ye current year in addition to ye Salary allowed to him by ye worthy mr Hollis.

    Voted, yt mr Professor Greenwood have L. 20. have twenty pounds for ye present year, in addition to his Salary from ye worthy mr Hollis, & mr Thomas Brattle’s Donation.

    Voted, that there be an addition of L. 20. per Annum to ye Treasurer’s Salary, till further order of the Corporation.

    Lunenburgh

    Voted, that ye Treasurer pay to mr President fourty two shillings, upon ye account of what has been expended in laying out ye College Lot in Lunenburgh.

    Commons.

    Voted, yt considering ye Dearness of Provisions ye Steward be allowed to charge. 7d pr Part in ye kitchin till further order.

    The President began, mr Sewal concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College Jn Cambridge. Sept. 23. 1730.

    Present

    • mr President,
    • Wigglesworth
    • Flynt
    • Appleton
    • Sewal
    • Treasurer.635

    Voted, yt ye Treasurer pay Nine pounds to mr Ruhamah Cutter, mr Mountfort & Company, for their good service in taking some general view of merricaneag Neck,636 & Lands adjacent, granted to ye College by ye General Court, & sending a Plat of said Neck to ye Corporation; & yt said money be put into ye hands of mr Mountfort.

    Merricaneag.

    Agre’d, yt if ye General Court wont probably sit till ye latter end of next week, those of ye Corporation residing in Cambridge shall prefer a Petition to ye said Court, for ye bounding out the Lands in ye Province of Mayne granted to ye College by ye General Court. Feb. 7. 1682/3

    But if ye General Court will probably sit till ye latter end of next week, yt then his Excellency be appli’d to for an overseers meeting, to have their advice about ye foresaid Petition

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth praye[r].

    Voted, yt Sr M

    Memorandum. Governour Belcher.

    Governour Belcher’s Entertainment.

    Governour Belcher being Jnvited to dine with ye Corporation in ye Library, he came to Cambridge Sept. 9. 1730. The General Court met yt day in Cambridge (ye small pox being in Boston) so the Governour was guarded into Town by a Military [148] military Troop, then waited on by two foot-companies. When his Excellency had done with ye Court for ye forenoon, and been a while at mr Flynt’s chamber, ye Bell toll’d, ye Scholars assembled in ye Hall, his Excellency & ye Corporation went in,637 mr Hobby made a Latin oration, his Excellency made a very handsom Answer in Latin. This done, his Excellency, his Majesties Council, ye Corporation, Tutors, Professors, with sundry Gentlemen who came on yt occasion, din’d in ye Library; ye Masters at College were not Jnvited, ’twas fear’d there would not be room for them.

    To his Excellency

    A Memorial to ye General Court

    Jonathan Belcher Esqr, Captain General & Governour in chief in and over his Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England, ye Honble his Majesties Council, & Representatives in General Court Assembled

    The Memorial of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge humbly sheweth

    N. B. The overseers Sept. 28. 1730. advised ye Corporation638 thus to address ye General Court.

    Merricaneag.

    That whereas ye great & Honble General Court, at their Session Feb. 7. 1682/3 did in their great Bounty & goodness grant Merricaneag Neck of Land and a thousand Acres adjacent in ye Province of Mayne, to ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, to be & remain to ye use of said College forever, & ordered ye President of said Province to bound out ye said Grant; and whereas we dont find neither by our own Books, nor by ye Search ye Secretary has purposedly made among ye publick Records, yt said Grant was ever bounded out for ye College, as there ordered; therefore our humble Petition is, yt this Honble Court would please in their great goodness speedily to order ye bounding out to the College ye Lands granted as aforesaid. Jndian wars have hindred us from for some years, from pursuing our Jnterest in ye Lands granted, as otherwise might have been done. And thô we have not sooner address’d ye General Court to have ye foresaid Grant bounded out, we pray yt this may not hurt our Jnterest, nor any way prevent ye compleating & performing ye kind Designs of this Honble Court in ye forementioned Grant; especially considering ye General Court made an express Saving to ye College, in what they were pleas’d to do about confirming ye Purchase of mr Wharton’s Right in ye Province of Mayne. We humbly concieve this is agreable to what King William & Queen Mary (of Blessed Memory) were pleas’d to order in their Royal Charter viz. yt all Grants of Lands to Colleges, Schools of Learning &c should be look’d upon as firm & valid, notwithstanding any want or defect of Form.639 We are ye more desirous to have the granted Lands bounded out, because we’re plainly Jnform’d, yt great strip & wast has been lately made on the same; and we think ourselves not so well furnish’d and en-[149] enabled to assert & pursue our Right there, as if ye Bounds of said Lands were set out to us by order of ye General Court. And Jnasmuch as we are not seeking any personal Jnterest of our own, but act as betrusted with ye affairs of ye College (in whose wellfare the whole Province is deeply concerned) we humbly hope, the Honble General Court will please to grant ye petition we now offer; in doing of which we ye Petitioners shall be very640 greatly obliged, & shall ever pray &c

    This Memorial was entred with ye Clerk of ye Representatives at ye General Court in Cambridge. Sept. 29. 1730.

    Benjamin Wadsworth President of Harvard College, in ye name and behalf of ye President & Fellows of said College.

    Agreably to ye Corporation’s Vote. April. 6. 1730. about setling ye High way eastward of ye College Lott in Cambridge Neck, the President reciev’d what here follows viz.

    At a Meeting of ye Select men. 1. June. 1730.

    ordered yt Livetenant Amos Marret, mr Zech. Hicks, mr Joseph Cook, & mr Edmund Frost or any of them be desired to show the Bounds of ye High Way (as near as they can) lying on ye Easterly Side of ye College Lott in ye Neck in said Town.

    To ye Revnd mr President641 Wadsworth, or to any other person or persons appointed by ye Corporation of Harvard College to recieve Jnformation in that affair.

    Attest Andrew Boardman, Town Clerk.

    College Lott in Cambridge Neck. Look back. p. 143.642

    on oct. 19. 1730. President Wadsworth & mr Flynt (two of ye Committee for ye College to view ye Bounds between ye above said High way & College Lott in Cambridge Neck) wth ye four persons mention’d in ye above order, & also mr Saml Danforth & mr Joseph Hicks, went & view’d said High Way & College Lott; and on ye Backside of ye above written order, they wrote their opinion or Report, viz.

    Cambridge, oct. 19. 1730.

    Pursuant to ye within order, we the Subscribers having taken a view of ye Highway lying on ye Easterly side of ye College Lott within mention’d, are of opinion, yt said Way (being two Rods in Width) extends about five feet to ye Eastward of a Fence which now runs between said Lott, & ye Lott formerly called White’s Lott; & yt said Way is continued on in a stra[ight] Line down to ye Marsh, according to ye general course & Directio[n] of said Fence & ye Ditch below it.

    Amos Marret. Joseph Cook.

    Zech. Hicks. Edmund Frost.

    Mr Joseph Hicks & Mr Saml Danforth being also present at the same time, declar’d yt they were of ye same opinion643 with the Gentlemen above written.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 24, 1730.

    Present

    • Messrs
    • President.
    • Wigglesworth
    • Flynt.
    • Prince.
    • Sewal.
    • Treasurer.644

    Mr Judah Monis an officer in ye College, being an Jnstructor in ye Hebrew Tongue, having acquainted ye Corporation yt he is like to be taxed for his Rateable Estate in Cambridge; and whereas such an officer of ye College has one hundred pounds of his Rateable Estate exempted by College Charter from all Countrey Taxes or Rates whatsoever, voted

    mr Monis.

    That said mr Monis be advised to defend in ye Law his Priveledge aforesaid, if need require, at ye College charge, provided yt he acquaint ye President & Gentlemen of ye Corporation residing in Cambridge, or any three of ym ye President being one, with ye measures he takes, & charges yt arise, from time to time for their allowance.

    Farm at Billerica or Shawshin.

    Voted, that an House and Barn of suitable Dimensions, be built upon ye College-Farm at Shawshin—yt mr President, mr Flynt, mr Appleton, mr Steward Bordman be a Com̄ittee to treat wth Carpenters & other workmen as need shall require, about building said House & Barn; & get them finish’d as soon as may be, & procure a suitable Tenant.

    Land at Menotomy.

    Voted, yt ye Treasurer be allowed to let ye College Lott at Menotomy near Butterfields.

    Library Keeper.

    Voted, yt mr Gibbs be Library Keeper for ye present year.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Feb. 22. 1730/31

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Sewal Appleton
    • mr Flynt, mr Sewal,
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.645

    Merricaneag.

    Whereas ye Corporation’s Memorial relating to Merricaneag Neck, is to be brought under consideration in ye General Court next Wenesday; agreed, yt mr Treasurer, mr Sewal & mr Appleton be a Com̄ittee to appear & act in yt affair, so far as in their prudence they shall think proper for promoting ye design of ye said Memorial.

    Mayhew to preach to ye Jndians. See p. 156.646

    Voted, yt Mayhew Senr Sophister, be allowed twenty pounds out of mr Boyle’s Donation, provided his Father first give Bond for refunding ye said sum to ye College, in case his son should live & decline ye Jndian service, or should not be Jmployed statedly in ye said service within ye space of five years from ye Date of ye said Bond.

    Bread.

    Considering ye Price of wheat is fallen, agreed, yt the Loaves in ye Buttery be abated a penny in a Loaf, yt is, to be at three pence half penny per Loaf begining next Quarter.

    mr Russel’s Will.

    That ye Will, or a Clause in ye Will, of ye Revnd mr Daniel Russel of Hartford, wherein he generously gave a thousand Acrees of Land upon Saco River to Harvard College, be put upon Record in York County with their Records of Wills, & yt Mr Treasurer defray ye charge thereof.

    mr President began & mr Prince concluded wth prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 21. 1731.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sewal

    Monis.

    Voted, that Mr Monis be continued Hebrew Jnstructor for ye next year begining ye first of May next, & yt he be allowed eighty Pounds for his service.

    Commencement.

    Voted, yt an Advertisement of ye same tenour with what was agre’d on May. 6. 1728. be put into ye publick News Papers, requiring ye Candidates for their second Degree this year, to attend at ye College ye sixteenth of June next.

    Butler

    That ye Butler be allow’d to sell his Cyder for four pence per Quart till commencement; & considering ye Scholars have been in Com̄ons so small a part of this year, yt ye ten pounds for absent Commons for this year be remitted to him.

    Exhibitions.

    Voted, yt ye L. 15. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation, be equally divided between Jeffreys & oliver.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation, & L. 6. part of ye Jncome of ye Honble Coll. Brown’s Donation, be allowed to Lynde for this year.

    That L. 3. out of Capt. Sprague’s Legacy, be given to Stevens for this year.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation, be allow’d to Clap for this year.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of ye Lands given by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, & now rented to Robinson, be allowed to Withington a Dorchester Scholar for this year.

    That L. 3. ye Jncomes of mrs Mills Donation, be allow’d for ys year to Fowl Senr

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Capt. Ephraim Flynt’s Donation, be allow’d to Flynt for ys year.

    That. L. 6. ye Jncome of ye Gift of ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, of certain Leases of Lands at Framingham, be allow’d to Bridge his great Grandson.

    p. 152648

    That L. 3. to Haven, & L. 3. to Scales out of ye Jncome of Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation be allow’d for this year; and as to any allowance to Gardner Junr of Salem, it be left to further consideration.

    That L. 15. be allowed to mr Daniel Rogers Senior, in full of what may be claimed from ye Jncome of ye Honble Madam Saltonstall’s Donation, to next Commencement.

    mr Newman.

    Dodderidge.

    Upon reading ye Letter of Henry Newman Esqr of Febr. 22. last past, refering to Judge Dodderidge’s Legacy, voted, yt ye President be desired to write to mr Newman, to get the best help he can, in order649 to ye recovering of said Dodderidge’s Legacy, agreable to former directions.

    Narraghansett650 Farm.

    That mr Flynt be desired to view ye College Farm at Narraghanset, take an Account of ye Circumstances of it, and make report to ye Corporation; but if he can’t conveniently attend yt service, yt ye President be desir’d to procure some other suitable person.

    Ferry.

    Small Pox.

    Jn Answer to ye Petition of ye Ferrymen of Jun. 8. 1730. desiring an Abatement of their Rent by reason of ye Small Pox; Voted, yt there be an Abatement made of five pounds of ys years Rent to each Boat.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 8. 1731.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
    • mr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer.651

    Voted, yt for a Scholar’s coming tardy to prayers in ye Hall (viz. after ye first prayer is began) he shall be punished two pence a time, unless he gives sufficient reason for his tardiness.

    Tardiness or Absence from prayers in ye Hall,

    (2) yt652 For a Scholar’s absence from prayers in ye Hall (unless he gives sufficient reason for it) he shall be punished four pence a time.

    (3) Jf any Scholar absent himself from God’s publick worship in ye meeting House on ye Lord’s day (unless he gives sufficient reason for it) he shall be fined three shillings a time; or punish’d with Admonition, Degradation, or Expulsion according to ye aggravating Circumstances of ye crime, at ye Discretion of ye President & Tutors.

    Divinity Lectures.

    See. p. 80.653

    (4) Tardiness at, or Absence from, ye Divinity Professor’s publick Lectures, shall be punished as tardiness at or Absence from prayers in ye Hall.

    The President began, mr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 18. 1731.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • Dr654 Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.655

    Voted, yt ye Commencement for this year (God willing) be on Friday next, the twenty fifth of this Jnstant.

    Voted, yt Jabez Fox, Daniel Brewer, Jonathan Belcher, Josiah Quincey, althô absent, shall be admitted to their second Degree.

    Voted, yt Saml Gardner, a Salem Scholar, be allow’d six pounds out of ye Jncomes of Benjamin Browne’s Donation—see p. 151.656

    Exhibitions.

    Voted, yt Spaulden be allow’d £. 3. ye Remains of ye Jncomes of Coll. Browne’s Donation.

    Voted, yt L. 20. be allowed to ye Revnd mr Mayhew of Martha’s Vineyard, out of mr Boyle’s Donation, on ye account of his faithfull Services in preaching to ye Jndians.

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded, wth prayer.

    Second Degree to [a]bsent persons.

    N. B. Nathanael Lindal was allow’d Jun. 25. 1731.657 by ye overseers (and those of ye Corporation present) to have his second Degree thô absent, being sick at Connecticutt; accordingly, Jabez Fox, Daniel Brewer, Jonathan Belcher, Josiah Quincey, Nathl Lindal were publickly pronounc’d Masters of Art in ye meeting House on Commencement day. Jun. 25. 1731.

    Whitaker.

    Nathanael658 Whitaker who was expell’d ye College659 by ye President & Tutors (&660 otherwise might have claim’d his first degree An. Dom. 1730) having made Application to ye overseers on Commencement day Jun. 25. 1731. for his Degree, they upon hearing wt he offer’d, Voted, yt he should yt day recieve his Bachelour’s Degree, wch was accordingly given him in publick.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 6. 1731.

    Present

    • mr President
    • —Flynt.
    • —Appleton.
    • —Sewal.
    • —Prince.
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • —Treasurer.661

    Voted, yt Sr Diman be continu’d Butler for this year.

    That mr Gibbs be continu’d Library-Keeper for ys year, and that ten Pounds be allow’d him for his Service.

    Scholars of the House.

    That Freeman, Sylvester, Adams Senr (Junior Sophisters) and Mors, Upham, Lewes Senr (Sophimores) be Scholars of ye House for this year, and yt they be allowed L. 4. each.

    Tutors Salaries.

    That ye Tutors Salaries for ye currant year be ye same, yt they were last year, viz. to ye Senr Tutor. L. 154. to ye second Tutor L. 144. to ye third. L. 139. to ye fourth. L. 134. Jncluding the Tuition money, mr Penoyr’s & mr Glover’s Legacy.

    Professors Salaries

    That for ye Currant year there be ye same addition to Dr Wigglesworth ye Divinity Professor’s Salary, as there was last year, viz. L. 120.

    That mr Professor Greenwood have ye same addition to his Salary ys year, yt he had last year, viz. L. 20.

    Tuition money.

    non concur’d by overseers.

    Whereas ye Act for setling ye Tuition-money at. 15s Pr Quarter is near expiring, Voted, yt ye Tuition-money continue to be. 15s per Quarter for each Undergraduate ’till further order.—ys was disallow’d by ye overseers. Sept. 12. 1732

    Narraghanset Farm.

    That mrs Cole of New Kingstown have a Lease for four years, of ye Easterly part to ye Cross Fence, of ye Farm in Narraghanset given to ye College by ye late Honble Judge Sewal, for six pounds ten shillings per Annum, agreable to ye Proposals agreed upon with her by mr Flynt & mr Prince when upon ye Spot; yt is to say, yt she cut no Wood from any other part of ye Farm but what shall be leased to her; and yt where she cuts ye large upper wood, she clear all ye under wood and Brush, so as to render it fit for pasturing or tillage.

    That mr Flynt be desired to write to mr Willet at NarraGhanset, and desire him to procure a suitable Tenant for a part of ye Narraghanset Farm belonging to the College, and to Jnform him, yt ye Corporation are ready in yt case, to build such an House and to comply with such other termes, as were propos’d by mr Flynt and mr Prince when upon ye Spot.

    mr Flynt & mr Prince

    That L. 4–12. be paid to mr Flynt, & L. 2. to mr Prince out of ye College Treasury for their Expences in going to Narraghanset and taking a view of ye Circumstances of ye College Farm in yt place.

    The President began, Mr Appleton concluded, wth prayer.

    [154]

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 5. 1731.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • Dr Sewal.
    • mr Prince.
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.662

    Pursuant to ye advice of the Honble & Revnd overseers, ye first of ys Instant,

    Merricaneag

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer see two able Lawyers, to give us in writing a state of ye Case of Merricaneag Neck with ye thousand Acres adjacent; and also their opinion with their Reasons, as to what is ye best course for the College to take in yt affair; and in order thereto, yt he desire them to come up to College some day as soon as may be, to recieve what Information any of663 ye Corporation may give them relating to said Lands.

    mr Gamblin

    That Coll. Hutchinson write to Benjamin Gamblin Esqr of Portsmouth, desiring his Assistance in behalf of ye College in managing ye affair of Merricaneag, in case it should be brought to a tryal in ye Courts of ye County of York; and yt if he sees cause to undertake for us, the Treasurer send him a suitable Fee.

    Committee.

    That mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth be a Committee to examine ye Treasurer’s Accounts as soon as may be

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded wth prayer.

    Rutland

    At a Meeting of ye Proprietors of ye Town of Rutland, at Boston. Nov. 5. 1718. duely warned.

    Voted, that ye Lott in ye Plat marked no N. be granted to the use & benefit of Harvard College in Cambridge forever, being two hundred fifty Acres, in ye Western Wing.

    A true copy from Rutland Proprietors Book of Records. Attest

    Samuel Wright Clerk of said Proprietors.

    According to a Plat I have seen, ys College Lott is bounded something after ys manner, viz. Southwardly on Leicester Bounds, Westerly on mr Smith’s & Jeffrey’s Lott, Northwardly on mr Waldo’s, Eastwardly on yt part of Rutland yt is now Jnhabited. The College Lott is said to be generally good Land for Grass & Corn; and to contain in it about 20. or 30. Acres of a large Pond. Benja. Wadsworth.

    Cambridge Dec. 21. 1731

    mr Monis.

    mr Judah Monis, an officer of ye College, viz. an Jnstructor in ye Hebrew Tongue, declaring to us yt he is rated by ye Assessors of Cambridge, and yt he designs to refuse ye Payment of it; and if they proceed to distrain, then to sue ye Constable for Trespasse, and fee a Lawyer to assist him in pursuing ye matter at the Jnferior Court; yt so ye Priveledges given to ye College by their charter or any other way, may be defended; we ye Subscribers according to ye Vote of ye Corporation Nov. 24. 1730. refering to Mr Monis, allow & approve ye method he has proposed.

    Benjamin Wadsworth

    Henry Flynt

    Edwrd Wigglesworth

    Nathan Prince.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 11. 1732.

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Prince.664

    Mr Monis.

    Voted, yt mr Judah Mortis be continu’d in his office of Hebrew Jnstructor for ye next year, begining ye first of May, and yt he be allow’d Eight Pounds for his Service.

    Exhibitions.

    Jeffreys, oliver.

    That L. 15, ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation be allow’d & equally divided between Jeffreys & oliver for this year.

    Lynd

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of ye Honble Major William Brown Esqr’s Donation, & L. 6. out of ye Jncome of ye Donation of ye Honble Coll. Saml Brown’s Esqr be allowed to Lynd for this year.

    Stevens

    That L. 3. out of ye Incomes of Capt Sprague’s Donation, be allowed to Stevens for this year.

    Tailer

    That ye Jncomes of ye Lands in Dorchester given to ye College by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, be allowed to Tailer for this year.

    Spaulden & Symmes.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation, be allowed & equally divided between Spaulden & Symmes.

    Baulch.

    That L. 3. ye Jncomes of mrs Mills Donation be allow’d to Baulch for this year.

    Flynt.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Capt. Flynt’s Donation, be allowed to Flynt for this year.

    Bridge

    That. L. 6. ye Jncomes of certain Leases of Lands at Framingham given to ye College by ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, be allowed to Bridge his great Grandson for ys year.

    Scales.

    That. L. 3. ye remaining part of ye Jncome of ye Honble Coll. Samuel Brown Esqr’s Donation, be allow’d to Scales for ys year.

    Noyse Phillips Senr Gibbs.

    That. L. 12. ye Jncome of ye Honble Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation, be allow’d & equally divided between Noyse, Phillips Senior & Gibbs.

    mr Rogers

    That. L. 6. ye Jncome of ye first Donation of ye Honble Madam Saltonstall, be allow’d to mr Daniel Rogers for ys year.

    Agst being on ye top of ye old College.

    Whereas there has of late been a considerable Quantity of Lead cut off from ye top of ye old College, to ye great Detriment of the said House; therefore voted yt ye Door leading up to ye top of said College, be locked, and yt there be two Keys to said Lock, one with ye President and ye other with ye Butler,665 and yt if any scholar be found on ye top of ye said College without Leave from ye President or Tutors, he shall be liable to ye666 penalty of five shillings. And if any scholar shall presume to cut off any Lead from ye said College, he shall suffer a fine of ten shillings, and satisfy for all Damages. And whosoever shall be privy to any person’s transgressing ys Law in any part of it, without making Complaint to ye President or Tutors, shall suffer ye like penalty of five or ten shillings at ye Discretion of ye President & Tutors.

    mr Peabody.

    The Revnd mr Peabody Imploy’d in ye work of ye ministry among the Jndians at Natick, having made a Representation of his pre-[156] present Exigences, voted, yt ye Summ of twenty Pounds be given him, out of ye Honble Robert Boyle Esqr’s Donation.

    Sr Mayhew.

    See, p. 150.667

    That Nathan Mayhew Bachelour of Arts be allowed ye Summ of twenty Pounds out of ye Honble Robert Boyle Esqr’s Donation for this year, to Jncourage him in ye Learning of ye Jndian Language as preparatory to his preaching to ye Jndians; provided his Father first give Bond for refunding ye said Summ to ye Treasurer of ye College, in case his Son should live & decline preaching to ye Jndians in a stated way, or should not be Jmployed statedly in ye said Service within five years from ye Date of ye said Bond.

    mr Rogers’s Land.

    That mr President & mr Flynt be desired to treat wth mr Rogers of Jpswich, about purchasing for ye College his Lands adjoining to ye President’s orchard, & to make Report to ye Corporation.

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth prayer.

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. April. 24. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer668

    Agst discontinuance of Graduates.

    Whereas there have great Jnconveniences arisen, by Graduates absenting themselves from College for a long time, who have all ye while held studies in ye said College; therefore voted, yt if any Graduates shall for ye future discontinue from their studies for ye space of three months, their respective studies shall be look’d upon as vacant, & be disposed of by ye President & Tutors as they shall Judge proper.

    Bumpkin Jseland

    Voted, That Bumpkin Jseland be leased to Lobdel for four years, he paying twenty three Pounds per Annum.

    The President began, Dr Sewal concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. May. 2. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.669

    Voted, that an Advertisement of ye same tenour with what was agreed on. May. 6. 1728. be put into ye Publiek News Papers, requiring ye Candidates for their second Degree this year, to attend at ye College ye Fifteenth day of June next.

    The Advertisement was form’d in ye following words, viz.

    Cambridge May. 2. 1732.

    Advertisement abt Com̄encement.

    These are to give notice to ye Candidates for their second Degree this year, yt they attend at ye College in this place, by ye fifteenth day of June next for further direction; and if any neglect to give their attendance by yt time, without sufficient reason therefor, they may not expect their Degree ys year.

    Benjamin Wadsworth President of Harvard College

    Memorandum, The President & mr Flynt reporting, yt agreable to a vote of ye Corporation April. 11. 1732. they had discours’d with mr Rogers of Jpswich about buying his Land adjoining to ye President’s orch orchard, (being about six Acres) yt mr Rogers ask’d L. 50. Pr Acre, [157] (thô he might possibly take something less) and yt ye ma matter was still left at a Loose, so yt mr Rogers might sell to ye highest Bidder; hereupon ye Corporation thought ’twould be proper to advise with ye overseers about ye matter, whether they shall buy it in whole or in part, before they make any direct Bargain.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at ye College. June. 19. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswort
    • mr Treasurer.670

    Voted, yt ye Commencement this year be on Friday the 23d Currant.

    That Sr Whittlesey be admitted to ye Degree of Master of Arts, he performing College Exercises, & paying College dues as usual upon such occasions.

    President began, mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

    mr Spring

    Memorandum, June. 23. 1732. (being commencement day) Ephraim Spring, (who should in course have had his Second Degree last year) being at sea, was allow’d by ye Corporation & overseers to have his Master’s Degree, and he had it accordingly.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. July. 10. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer671

    Mr Rogers chosen Tutor.

    Mr. Dan. Rogers first Chosen Tutr672

    Mr Davenport having lately resign’d his place or office of being Tutor at ye College; ye matter of chusing another Tutor came under consideration, and after considerable Discourse about it, ye Corporation by their written Votes chose mr Daniel Rogers to ye office of a Tutor in ye College.

    The President began Dr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 4. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer.673

    Voted, yt Sr Diman be continu’d Butler for this year.

    Ferry

    Voted, that James Kettle, Joseph Hopkins, John Phillips, Joseph Gray have ye Leases for Charlestown Ferry renewed for three years, they paying sixty five Pounds per Boat per Annum; provided they do forthwith repair ye way on both sides of674 ye Ferry; and yt each of them go constantly in their respective Boats, and yt Gray continue to live on Boston side. And yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson & Dr Wigglesworth take a view of ye Ferry ways, and take care yt the Ferrymen make such repairs as they are obliged to by their former Leases, before they have them renewed.

    Library-Keeper.

    That mr Gibbs be continu’d Library Keeper for this year, and yt he be allowed fifteen pounds for his [158] his service; and yt he take utmost care in ye discharge of his office, yt no Detriment may come to ye College.

    Survey of ye Library. See. p. 172.675

    That mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, & mr Prince be desired to take a Survey of ye Library, of ye Books, Jnstruments, & Rarities; and that there be an exact Account of what Books &c are wan wanting, and give an account to ye Corporation.

    Fellows Salaries.

    That ye Tutors Salaries for this year, be as they were ye last year, viz. to ye first L. 154. to ye second L. 144. to ye third. L. 139. to ye fourth. L. 134. Jncluding ye Tuition money, mr Penoyr’s & mr Glover’s Legacies.

    Professors Salaries.

    That there be ye same Addition this year, as there was ye last year, to ye fixed salary of Dr Wigglesworth676 ye Divinity-Professor, viz. L. 120. which together with his fixed Salary, now amounts to. L. 220.

    And yt there be ye same addition for this year, to ye fixed Salary of mr Greenwood ye Mathematical Professor, as last year. viz. L. 20. which together with his fixed Salary, & mr Brattle’s Donation, amounts to. L. 132. besides Subscriptions of Scholars.

    Scholars of ye House.

    That Symmes, Freeman, Tobey, Sylvester, Cleverly, Lewis Senr be Scholars of ye House for ys year, and be allowed L. 4. each.

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 18. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.677

    Whereas ye Act for advancing ye Tuition of Scholars from ten shillings, to fifteen shillings per Quarter, for each Scholar, expired ye 22. of May last; and whereas ye same reasons for ye advancement continue & rather Jncrease,

    Tuition money. confirm’d by ye overseers Sept 21. 1732.

    Voted, yt ye Tuition of each Undergraduate be fifteen shillings per Quarter, and yt it continue for three years begining at ye expiration of ye former Act.

    Exhibition to Sheaf.

    Voted, yt twelve pounds, ye Jncomes of mr Webb’s Donation, be allowed to Sheaf for this year.

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge, oct. 4. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Prince.678

    Salaries to be pd out of ye Treasy.

    Agreable to a Recommendation of ye Hond & Revnd the Overseers of Harvard College, Voted, yt ye Tutors Salaries for ye future, be paid them by ye Treasurer of ye College, as they become due, yt is to say, quarterly

    The President began, mr Prince concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 7. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.679

    mr Monis

    Voted, yt there be a addition of Fifteen pounds to mr Monis’s Salary for this year.

    Commons

    Jnasmuch as some of ye Scholars have complain’d, yt ye Quantity of parts allow’d at Dinner is too small, therefore voted, yt there be an Addition of one Pound & Half of meat to a mess at noon, ye whole mess to be four pounds: and yt there be four pennyworth of Sauce allowed for each mess; and yt ye Steward be allow’d to charge, ten pence half penny for a Part at Noon; and yt ye Price of ye Parts at night & of ye Bread continue as they were; and yt this Regulation continue till further order by ye Corporation, or ye members of it residing in Cambridge.

    L. 60. to Steward

    The Steward having exhibited an Account wherein it appears, yt ye Ballance due to him from ye College is L. 134–7–10. Voted, yt the Treasurer pay to ye Steward for ye Present, ye Summ of Sixty Pounds in part of ye sd Debt.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 20. 1732.

    Present

    • Mr President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr680 Wigglesworth
    • Mr Prince.681

    After considerable Discourse about ye College Lands at Kingstown in Narraghanset, sundry Proposals were agre’d on, to be sent to mr Willet, to see whether ye Tenant, mr Austin, who offer’d, would comply with them.

    Scales.

    Memorandum, yt Scales Senr Sophister (whose poor & low circumstances were discours’d on) should be consider’d when ye next Exhibitions should be granted.

    The President pray’d.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Dec. 1. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.682

    Presidents House.

    Voted, yt Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton & mr Prince be a Committee, to Jnspect & examine ye Committees account of ye charges in building ye President’s House, & to make report to ye Corporation.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson procure [160] procure attested Copies, or such clauses, out of Sr Ferdinando Gorge’s Patent, and of his Heirs conveyance to Governour Usher, & Governour Usher’s Sale to ye Massachusetts Province, as shall be necessary to Jnlighten & confirm ye College Title to Merricaneag Neck; also an attested Copy of ye General Courts Grant of said Neck and a thousand Acres adjacent to ye College; and an attested Copy of a Clause in ye Jnstructions of ye Province to their Agents ye same year with ye Grant to the College.

    Merricaneag.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer procure some proper person at ye College Charge to go down to Merricaneag, & yt he give him ye College Directions, viz. yt he go to said Neck and get a true account of all ye Settlements upon the said Neck, the number of Jnhabitants, and on what parts of ye Neck they are setled, and of ye persons yt are cutting & carrying off timber, their several names and the Additions to their names, and who they hold under, and particularly who they are yt are below ye lower carrying place beyond ye claim of Cole & Purrington and claim’d only by ye Pegypscot Company; yt he Jnform what person or persons in ye lower part683 are ye most proper to be sued, to give a particular description of ye Scituation of such House or Houses and ye Quantity of Land Jmprov’d or claim’d (by such particular persons) and ye distinct Bounds, and how long they have been upon ye Neck & Jmprov’d; and if he can, to get ye Date of ye Leases from any of ye Pegypscot company, if they have any

    Dodderidge

    mr Newman.

    The President having read a Letter from our Agent mr Henry Newman of London, representing, yt the twenty pounds sterling paid to him for recovering Judge Dodderidge’s Legacy to ye College, would not be sufficient for yt affair; therefore voted, that twenty pounds sterling more be ordered to mr Newman to enable him to carry on yt affair; and yt we do not confine ourselves to this Summ, provided there be any fair prospect of recovering said Legacy.

    Capt. Talamy.

    (viz. of ye College money he recd)

    That mr Treasurer write to Capt Talamy of Topsham in great Brittain, yt after he has defray’d his own charges & satisfied himself for his trouble, in managing ye affair of Judge Dodderidge’s Legacy with mr Gregory an Attorney; yt he remit ye remainder684 to mr Henry Newman of London, to enable him further to prosecute yt affair.

    The President began, Dr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Dec. 5. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.685

    Goldthwait Attorney.

    Merricaneag.

    Voted, that a Letter of Attorney be given in ye name of ye Corporation to mr Ezekiel Goldthwait, with power of substituting such person or persons as shall be necessary for the evicting and ejecting in a course of Law, any person or persons yt may be in possession of yt part of Merricaneag Neck below ye lower carrying place; and to appear at ye several Courts of ye County of York, to prosecute and recover ye College right to yt part of ye Neck. And yt case ye said Goldthwait when he goes upon ye Neck, finds there is no person has taken possession of ye Neck below ye lower carrying place; yt then ye said Goldthwait is directed, not to prosecute any yt are only trespassers by cutting Wood and timber; but yt he be and is directed & Jmpowered to take possession of ye foresaid part of ye Neck in behalf of ye College; provided our Counsellour at Law, mr Bollein be advising to it; and yt he be desired to advise and direct mr Goldthwait, wt will be a proper method to take possession according to Law, with as little charge to the College as may be

    The President pray’d.

    Memorandum, agreably to a Vote of ye Corporation. Nov. 7. 1732.

    Bread.

    Those of ye Corporation residing in Cambridge met. Dec. 11. 1732. and ordered yt a Loaf of College Bread, should be set at four pence farthing till further order.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Dec. 26. 1732.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Prince.686

    The Corporation having discours’d on sundry things, adjourned to ye next day at ten of ye Clock.

    Dec. 27. 1732. The Corporation met according to Adjournment, & voted

    mr Goffe Attorney.

    That a Letter of Attorney agreable to a Draught offered to ye Corporation, be given to mr Edmund Goff alias Trowbridge, to manage ye College Cause about Merricaneag Neck at ye Courts at York

    Memorandum, the Corporation agre’d to give to mr Goffe, alias Trowbridge, thirteen pounds for his appearing and acting on ye behalf of ye College, at ye two next Jnferior Courts at York, L. 10. for his first going & acting, & L. 3. for ye next; and if ye College should finally recover, then mr Goffe to have ye travelling Fees. 2s for ten miles, & attendance money viz. 2s per day

    Cambridge. March 23. 1732/3

    Commons.

    The Resident Members of the Corporation in Cambridge met, and Beaf (being ye most common at Dinner) standing at 7d½ and one penny for Sauce, ye Advance of .50. pr Cent. makes a part at noon 12d¾ small meat for Pyes being .8d pr Pound, ye advance of .50. pr Cent. makes 12d one pound of Flesh being suppos’d for a Mess-Pye, therefore agreed yt [162] that a Part of Flesh with it’s Sauce at noon be 12d¾ and a Part at night be 7d¾ till further order

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 9. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.687

    mr Monis

    Voted, yt mr Judah Monis be continued in his office of Hebrew Instructor, for ye next year begining on ye first day of May next, and yt he be allowed Ninety five Pounds for his Service.

    Oliver. Walley

    That L. 15. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation, be allow’d & equally divided between Oliver & Walley for this year.

    Exhibitions

    Lynde

    That L. 6. ye Jneome of ye Honble Major William Brown Esqr’. Donation; & L. 6. out of ye Jncome of ye Donation of the Honble Coll. Samuel Brown Esqr, be allowed to Lynde for this year.

    The two Curwins.

    That L. 12. ye Jncome of ye Honble Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation; & L. 3. ye remaining part of ye Jncome of ye Honble Coll. Samuel Brown Esqr’s Donation, be allowed & equally divided between ye two Curwins for this year.

    Symmes, Scales

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation, be allowed & equally divided between Symmes & Scales; & yt L. 3. ye Jncome of mrs Mills Donation be allowed to Scales.

    Stevens.

    That L. 3. out of ye Jncome of Capt Sprague’s Donation, be allowed to Stevens for this year, he being a Relation of ye Family.

    Tailer.

    That ye Jncome of ye Lands in Dorchester, being L. 8. per An. given to ye College by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, be allowed to Tailer for this year.

    Flynt.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Capt. Flynt’s Legacy, be allowed to Flynt for this year.

    Bridge.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of certain Leases of Land at Framingham, given to ye College by ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, be allowed to Bridge his great Grandson for this year.

    Osgood. Osborn. Levett.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of ye first Donation of ye Honble Madam Saltonstal; & L. 6. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr Henry Gibb’s Donation, be divided and exhibited as follows, viz. L. 5. to Osgood, L. 4. to Osborn. L. 3. to Levett for this year.

    mr Stoughton’s Will.

    Memorandum, ye President is desired to examine ye College Books, to see wt can be found to have been done by ye Corporation, upon a clause of ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr’s Will relating to ye College.—And yt some Consideration be had about regulating ye affairs of ye Library.

    Library

    Candidates for 2nd Degree.

    Concur’d by ye overseers. May. 8. 1733.

    That ye particular day for ye Candidates for their second Degree to appear at College, be left from year to year to ye determination688 of ye Corporation; and yt for this year, ye Candidates for their second Degree be ordered to appear at College the twenty second of June next.

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    The Butler

    Cyder

    Jn Answer to ye memorial and Petition of Sr Diman ye Butler, voted, yt considering ye length of time ye Scholars were out of Commons in ye former part of ye year, yt ye said Butler have remited to him L. 10. ye whole of what he was to allow ye year for absent Commons. That ye said Butler Pay689 to ye Steward for ye use of ye College, ye sum of one shilling for every Barrel of Cyder yt has been taken into ye Buttery this year. And yt690 this be a Rule for succeeding Butlers to continue ’till further order. And yt ye Butler for ye time being, give an Account of ye number of Barrels of Cyder yt he takes into ye Buttery, from year to year, to ye Steward for ye time being.

    Price of Parts.

    That ye Price of Parts in ye Kitchin setled by ye President & resident Fellows of ye Corporation March. 23. 1732/3 begin to take place at ye begining of ye Currant Quarter.

    mr Peabody.

    Jn Answer to a Petition of ye Revnd mr Oliver Peabody Preacher to ye Jndians at Natick, voted, yt an Addition of L. 10. pr An. be made to mr Peabody’s Salary, till further order, out of ye Honble Robert Boyle Esqr’s Donation—And yt he have ten pounds more allowed him for this year, out of said Donation.

    The President began Dr Wigglesworth concluded with prayer

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge April. 10. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.691

    Fowl.

    Voted, if mrs Fowl of Charlestown pay ye Steward of ye College, what’s due for her692 Son’s expences there, within half a year from this time; ye steward shall discount with her five pounds in behalf of ye College

    Voted, yt ye Treasurer pay mr Edmund Goffe, alias Trowbridge, seventeen shillings for entring ye College Action at York Court, & Court Fees; & thirty shillings more, to pay ye Sheriffe for serving ye Writt

    mr Goffe

    Voted, yt mr Edmund Goffe, alias Trowbridge, shall be allow’d thirteen Pounds for going to ye next693 Jnferior Court at York, and pursuing ye College Action there; but if mr Goffe is oblig’d by ye College Action, to stay so long yt he can’t return to Cambridge ye same Week ye Court begins, he shall have fifteen pounds.

    At a Meeting of ye President and Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. May. 2. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • Dr Sewal.
    • mr Treasurer.694

    Land at Menotomy

    Voted, yt mr Flynt & Dr Wigglesworth be desired, to view a piece of Land belonging to ye College lying by John Swan’s at Menotomy, and agree with ye said mr Swan, if they can, for a certain Rent of said Land, for such a number of years as they shall Judge proper, not exceeding seven years.

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    mr Rogers’s case.

    Whereas, there has been a Writt served upon mr Rogers, one of ye Tutors of the695 College, for striking one of ye members of yt Societie, requiring him to appear before a civil Court of Pleas; which we apprehend to be an Jnvasion of the Rights of and Priveledges of ye College, and may, if yt matter should be prosecuted in ye taw, prove very hurtfull to ye Goverment of ys Society; therefore voted, yt a proper Attorney be procured to defend mr Rogers wherein ye Rights and Priveledges of ye College are concerned; and yt Mr Treasurer advance advance to mr Rogers, three Pounds, as a Fee to said Lawyer; and wt may be necessary for Copies.

    To be proposed to ye Overseers relating to ye above case, viz. Whether it be proper yt ye Corporation should appear by an Attorney in their name?

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. May. 28. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.696

    The chusing of a Butler for ye next year, begining at ye next Commencement, was proposed; and when ye Votes were written & brought in, it appear’d, yt Adams Senior was chosen Butler.

    mr Rogers’s Case.

    Whereas ye late Jnferior Court in697 Cambridge, have overruled ye Pleas to ye Jurisdiction of ye Court, in ye case between mr Rogers and Major Vassal in behalf of his son, & have carried ye Action against mr Rogers, and he has appealed to ye next Superior Court; we advise him, to enter into Recognizance to prosecute ye Appeal; Jntending hereby, only to enable him to plead to ye Jurisdiction of ye Court, if ye Corporation or Co Overseers shall advise to it upon a further Consideration of ye matter.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge698 June. 20. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Appleton.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince.
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.699

    Jt was then voted, yt ye following Memorial should be presented to ye General Court, viz.

    See further p. 170.700

    To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esqr, Captain General & Governour in chief, in and over his Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England; ye Honble his Majesties Council, and Representatives in General Court assembled.

    The Memorial of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge, sheweth pursuant to ye advice of ye Honble & Revnd overseers of ye said College) humbly701 shewcth [165] That whereas ye Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers late of Rowley, deceased, in his last Will and Testament gave to Harvard College in Cambridge, a considerable Quantity of Land in Rowley, containing about two hundred Acres, which Land lyes in near thirty distinct Parcels, many of them considerably Distant from one another, which scituation renders them more liable to trespasses & Jncroachments, &c & less capable of a profitable Jmprovement than if they lay together;702 we therefore think, ’twould be most for ye College Jnterest to sell said Lands in Rowley in ye best manner we can, and with ye price thereof to purchase some Farm or Tract of Land more compact, (to bear ye name of ye Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers’s Gift) and to be for the use and benefit of ye said College forever; Whereupon our Humble Petition is, yt this Honble Court would fully Authorize and empower us to sell ye Lands mention’d in ye703 Premises, we applying ye Price as above specify’d, and your Petitioners shall ever pray &c

    Memorial abt Rowley Lands

    Benjamin Wadsworth

    President of Harvard College,

    in ye name & behalf of himself &

    ye Fellows of said College

    At the same Meeting,

    mr Rogers & mr Vassal.

    The Corporation took into Consideration, ye Advice of ye Honble and Revnd overseers of ye College, to cite before them mr Rogers, a Tutor, and ye Pupil mr William Vassal, and to make Jnquiry into ye affair in Controversie between them, & act therein as may be proper according to ye Laws & customes of ye College; but being certifi’d yt Major Leonard Vassal Esqr, in behalf of his son, has not entred into Recognizance to pursue prosecute his Appeal against mr Rogers, and laying many other considerations together, thought it not proper to proceed to ye hearing and determining of the said case—That Coll. Hutchinson & Dr Sewal be desired to wait on his Excellency, to appoint an Overseers Meeting as soon as may be, yt ye Corporation may present ye foregoing Resolve to them, and ask their Advice whether it be proper for mr Rogers to prosecute his Appeal in the Case depending in ye civil Courts, Major Vassal not having entred into Recognizance to prosecute ye Appeal on his side.

    The Meeting of ye Corporation is adjourned to next munday at nine of ye Clock forenoon at ye College Library.

    [166]

    According to Adjournment ye Corporation met at ye College Library. Jun. 25. 1733

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth

    Hartshorn.

    Ebenezer Hartshorn who formerly resided at the College for some time, moving to be admitted to ye Degree of Bachelour of Arts; ye Corporation705 upon a due consideration of said motion, do Judge, yt the said Hartshorn has no Just Claim to a Degree by ye Laws of ye College, and yt it would not be for ye Honour of ye Society to admit him to it, unless he offer himself to examination, and be found to have made such attainments in Academical Learning, as may render it proper to confer said Degree upon him.

    Com̄encement

    Agreed, yt the Commencement for this year, be next Friday ye 29. of this Jnstant.

    Voted, yt ye same method be taken for ye keeping good order at Commencement, as there was ye last year.

    Parsons Peirce

    Voted yt Sr Parsons & Sr Peirce be admitted to their Second Degree, they attending & paying College Dues.

    The Corporation meeting was then adjourned to ye President’s House at Seven a Clock afternoon, vi tomorrow, viz. ye 26. Jnstant

    The Corporation according to adjournment, met at ye President’s House June. 26. 1733. and adjourn’d to two of ye Clock ye next day at ye College Library

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.706

    To prevent disorders at com̄encement.

    See p. 171.707

    Memorandum, the Corporation had then an Jnterview with three of ye Justices in Cambridge (the rest not coming) to concert measures to keep good order at ye approaching Commencement; and it was agre’d, yt ye Justices should give a Warrant to mr Samuel Gookin, who (getting six men with him) should Jndeavour to prevent all disorders, by watching & walking towards ye evening of Commencement day, & also ye night following; and yt they should be in and about ye Entry at ye College Hall at Dinner time, to prevent disorders there; and yt us a Reward for their Service, ye Steward should pay on ye College account .20s to mr Gookin & 10s a piece to ye rest.

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    Harvard College. lune. 27. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr708 Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.709

    Hartshorn.

    The President & Fellows of Harvard College met according to Adjournment; and agreable to a Vote pass’d the .25. Jnstant, relating to Ebenezer Hartshorn’s motion for a Bachelour’s Degree, ye said Hartshorn appeared, and it was proposed to him to be examined according to ye Laws of ye College, made & provided for such Scholars as desire a first Degree, without having been at College three years & ten months; but said Hartshorn declin’d offering himself to such an Examination; upon which it was agreed, yt his Petition for a Bachelour’s Degree, be dismissed

    Memorandum

    Hartshorn, upon Jnquiry, declared, yt he knew nothing of Hebrew, not so much as ye Letters; yt he had never read any system of natural or moral Phylosophy, yt he was unacquainted with Mathematicks, & could not pretend to answer in Logick; and yt he chose not to put himself upon Examination, if he must be examined in these parts of Academical Learning: and all yt he consented to be examined in, was Latin Classick Authors, ye Greek Testament & his profession of Physick.

    Noise

    Agre’d, yt Noise being sick at home, shall yet have his first Degree conferred on him.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge July. 30. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.710

    mr Rogers’s Case.

    Wh Whereas Major Leonard Vassal, recovered Judgment of five Pounds in ye Jnferior Court, and of five shillings at ye sessions against mr Rogers a Tutor of ye College; and pursuant to ye advice of ye Corporation, said mr Rogers hath entred into Recognizance to prosecute his Appels Appeals against said Major Leonard Vassal; and whereas ye Corporation understand, yt if ye said Recognizance should be forfeited, ye Charges with ye above Judgments may amount to ye Sum of ten Pounds; Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson pay to Sd mr Rogers out of ye College Treasury ye Sum of ten Pounds.

    Marsh at Rumney Marsh.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer Hutchinson be directed to lease the College Marsh at Rumney Marsh, to mr Collins at Rumney Marsh, or some other person, for such a term of years (not exceeding seven) and such annual Rent, as said Treasurer, mr Flynt & mr steward Bordman shall agree upon.

    [168]

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 3. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.711

    Voted, yt mr Gibbs be Library-Keeper for ys year, and be allowed fifteen Pounds for his service.

    Dean Berkley.

    Whereas ye Revnd Dean Berkley has lately procured a valuable collection of Books, & sent them to Harvard College, voted, yt ye Thanks of ye Corporation be returned by ye President to ye Dean for the above Donation, procur’d & sent by him; and yt he be desired to make proper Acknowledgments in behalf of ye Corporation, to those Gentlemen who have contributed to so liberal a Benefaction.

    Tutors Salaries.

    Voted, yt ye Tutors Salaries for this year, be as they were ye last year, viz. to ye first L. 154. second. L. 144. third L. 139. Fourth. L. 134. Including ye Tuition Money, mr Penoyr’s and mr Glover’s Legacy.

    Profess. Salary.

    Voted, yt ye same Addition be this year as was ye last, to mr Professor Wigglesworth’s fixed Salary, viz. L. 120.

    Mathemat. Professor’s Lecture

    Voted, yt for ye Improving & perfecting ye two Senr Classes, viz. those of ye Junior & Senior Sophisters in ye knowledge of ye Mathematicks & natural Phylosophy, ye said Classes shall attend ye publick & private Lectures and Jnstructions, and ye Course of Experimental Phylosophy of ye Hollitian Professor of Mathematicks and natural and experimental Phylosophy, & under him go thrô all those parts of ye Mathematicks and natural and experimental Phylosophy yt are made his Province by his Founder’s orders, (and yt he have the same power to punish said Classes for their Neglects & misbehaviours, as he had to punish his Subscribers by a former Law) and in Consideration hereof, yt each Pupil belonging to ye two above-said Classes (Those on mr Thomas & Nathanael Hollis Foundation712 excepted) pay ye sum of fourty shillings per Annum to said Professor, and yt it be charged in ye Quarter Bills.

    Tutors work

    Voted, yt nothing in ye proceeding Vote be understood to excuse ye Tutors from Jnstructing their Pupils in ye Elements & general Principles of ye Arts and Sciences.

    L. 20. to mr Greenwood.

    Voted, yt twenty Pounds be allowed to mr Professor Greenwood, in consideration of ye failing of subscriptions in times past, and yt ye said sum be paid to by the Treasurer.

    Scholars of ye House.

    That Whittemore, Fletcher, Mors, Wear, Chaundler, and Hovey, be Scholars of ye House for713 this year, and yt there be allowed four Pounds each.

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    Forma Diplomatis.

    Senatus Academiæ Cantabrigiensis in Nov-Anglia, Omnibus in Christo fidelibus, presentes has Literas inspecturis vel Audituris, Salutem in Domino sempiternam. Notum facimus per Præsentes, quod nos (consentientibus Honorandis admodum ac Reverendis Acamd Academiæ nostræ; Inspectoribus)—Die—mensis—Anno Domini Millesimo714 septingentesimo715—admisimus716 Dominum A. B. antedictæ Academiæ alumnum, ad Gradum Magistri in Artibus dantes et concedentes ei omnia Insignia, Jura, Privilegia,717 Dignitates, ac Honores ad Gradum suum spectantia. In cujus Rei Testimonium, Literis hisce communi Academiæ Sigillo munitis, Nomina nostra subscripsimus, Cantabrigiæ, Anno Salutis humanæ tricesimo718 tertio supra millesimum719 et septingentesimum,720 Die verò Vicesimo721 septimo mensis Augusti.

    Voted, ye above written, shall be the Form of Diploma’s for ye future.

    This Meeting was adjourn’d to Friday. 14. Jnstant, at. 9. a Clock Ante merid. at ye College.

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge Sept. 14. 1733

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewul
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.722

    Voted, yt ye President be desired to send the Thanks of the Corporation, to mr Thomas Hollis, for ye late Jnstance or’ his kindness, in a Collection of Books sent by Capt. Hobnans to ye College Library.

    To mr Goffe. L. 15.

    Voted, yt Fifteen Pounds be allowed to mr Goffe, to go and prosecute ye affair of Merricaneag Neck, at ye next Jnferior Court at York, in behalf of ye College

    The President began, mr Prince concluded wth prayer; ye meeting was then adjourn’d to ye next Monday, nine of ye Clock at ye College, viz. ye 17. Jnstant

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 17. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.723

    Voted, yt mr Flynt & ye Steward, be desired to go to ye College-Farm at Shawshin, & see whether ye termes of ye Lease of said Farm granted to mr Beard, be compli’d with, & take an Account of wt ye Tenant has done, and give orders as they find it necessary

    Commons.

    Bread.

    Voted, yt a Part in ye Kitchin at noon be ten pence half penny; a Part at night seven pence three farthings; and a Loaf in ye Buttery three pence three farthings

    President began, mr Flynt concluded wth prayer.

    The Meeting was adjourn’d to nine a Clock forenoon, next Wenesday, ye 19. Currant, at mr Flynt’s chamber.

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    At a Corporation meeting at ye College, all present, Sept. 25. 1733.

    Diploma. p. 169.724

    Voted, yt ye Form of a Diploma, agreed on by ye Corporation. Sept. 3. 1733. be for ye future ye Form of Diploma’s, to be given to Masters & Bachelours of Art, mutatis mutandis.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge, oct. 5. 1733.

    Bread.

    Voted, yt ye Bread in ye Buttery be at four pence per Loaf ’till further order.

    Mem. The Corporation at ys time met, to consider & vote Draught of Laws for ye College.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge, oct. 10. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer725

    Voted, yt mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, mr Steward Bonlman, or ye Major part of them, be a Committee to agree wth mr Austin about leasing out a part of ye College Farm to him at Narrhaganset, and about building an House upon said Farm.

    Narraganaet

    And yt ye said Committee be empowered, to treat & agree wth any person yt offers to hire ye726 western part of ye College Farm at Narrhaganset.

    mr Goffe

    Merricaneag.

    Mr Goff, our Attorney, having Jnform’d us, yt ye Case relating to Merricaneag Neck, went against ye College at York Court, oct. 2. 1733. Therefore voted, yt mr Goff be desired to take out a Copy of ye Case, and with ye Asssitance of mr Bollein. prepare reasons of Appeal, and seasonably to file them with ye Clark of ye Inferior Court at York.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College Jn Cambridge oct. 15. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.727

    The following Representation was then agre’d on, to be laid before728 ye General Court.

    Jn addition to ye Memorial of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College petitioning729 ye General Court for Liberty to sell ye College Lands in Rowley; said President & Fellows further shew, yt

    Rowley Lands See. p. 165.730

    Whereas ye Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers Minister of ye Gospel in Rowley, in his last Will and Testament gave certain Housing & Lands in Rowley, to yt Church and Town, ye better to enable them to maintain two Teaching Elders contemporary in said Church; and further order’d in said Will, yt if ye said Church and Town of Rowley should be destitute of two Teaching Elders at any time after his death, for more than four years together; then said Housing & Land should be for ye Use of Harvard College in Cambridge in New England; and whereas when ye Revnd mr Samuel Phillips Minister of ye Gospel in Rowley, died, April, 1696. The Church and Town continu’d more than four years without two Teaching Elders; therefore within a year after the expiration of said four years, viz: in March. 1701. (as appears by ye College Books) ye Treasurer731 of Harvard College [171] empower’d mr James Steward, to enter upon & Jmprove said Housing & Lands for ye benefit of ye College. And ye College Books show, yt ye College receiv’d Rents for Lands in Rowley given by ye Revnd mr Rogers, from March. 25. 1701. and so on from year to year uninterruptedly, thô ye College was oblig’d to sue for their Right in some particular Parcel or Parcels of Land.

    Benjamin Wadsworth President of Harvard College, in ye name of ye Corporation of said College

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Oct. 19. 1733.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth

    Townsend Lands.

    Voted, yt mr President, mr Flynt, mr Steward Bordrman be a Committee, to discourse wth mr Jones of Concord, a Surveyor, or some other person, about ye College Lands at Townsend, & give him such orders relating to ye same, as they shall Judge to be most for ye Jnterest733 of ye College, even to change ye spot of Land allready laid out, for some other, if they shall think it most beneficial to ye College.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Dec. 3. 1733.

    President

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • D Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer734

    Voted, yt mr Bradish, ye College Glazier, have libertie to set up a small work-house to mend glass for ye College, on such a place of ye College ground as mr President, mr Flynt & mr Prince shall direct, and to take it off ye ground again when he sees cause, or when he shall be directed to so to do by ye President.

    Lime-house.

    Voted, yt a small building be set up somewhere about ye College, for Lime & mortar, as mr President, mr Flynt, & mr Prince shall direct.

    Mem. President began, Mr Flynt concluded, with prayer.

    Present, all the Corporation

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. at Cambridge. March. 1. 1733/4

    Lexington Lands.

    Voted, yt mr President, mr Flynt & mr Steward Bordman735 be a Committee to let out ye College Land in Lexington, about 7½ Acres, to such persons as they shall think most proper.

    Commons.

    Voted, yt Beaf being 7½ pr pound by ye Quarter;736 and small meat.737 8. pr Pound at lowest,738 for small meat; yt a part in ye Kitcbin at739 noon be 12¾ and a part in ye Kitchin at night be 7¾ ’till further order by ye Corporation, or ye resident members of it in Cambridge.

    See ye College Memorial, p. 164. 165. of ys Book;740 what here follows, is an Answer thereto. viz.

    General Court’s Answer about Rowely Lands.

    On ye Petition of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, praying Libertie to sell certain Lands at Rowley belonging to ye said College

    Rowley Lands

    Jn Council, Feb. 13. 1733. Read (together with ye Votes of ye Town and Church of Rowley refering hereto) and ordered, yt ye prayer of this Memorial be granted, and ye Memorialists are accordinly Jmpowered to make & execute good & sufficient Deeds in the Law for conveyance of ye Lands beforementioned, and [172] and with ye produce thereof to purchase other Lands for ye use of Harvard College yt are more commodiously situated, which Lands shall bear ye name of ye Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers within mentioned.

    Sent down for Concurrence. J. Willard Secretry

    Jn ye House of Representatives. Feb. 15. 1733. Read & concur’d

    John Quincy Speaker.

    21. Consented to. J. Belcher

    Copy examined Pr J. Willard Secretary.

    At a Meeting of the President and Fellows of Harvard College At Cambridge. March. 6. 1733/4.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton.
    • Dr Sewal
    • me Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.741

    Judge Dodderidge.

    mr Newman

    Voted, that mr Treasurer Hutchinson write to our Attorney, Henry Newman Esqr of London, yt if there be more money wanting for ye carrying on ye affair of Judge Dodderidge’s Legacy, he may recieve another Annuity of mr Penoyer’s Legacy from mr Mico; and yt mr Treasurer write to mr Mico agreable hereto; and yt mr Newman be desired to prosecute ye affair with all convenient speed, provided there be any prospect of Success.

    Library. See p. 158.742

    Whereas mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, mr Prince a Committee of ye Corporation have taken a thorough Survey of ye Library, & have made report to ye Corporation of ye present state of it, Voted, yt ye thanks of ye Corporation be given them for their trouble, and yt they be desired to project some other Rules and orders for ye regulating of ye Library, and for preventing any further loss or damage to ye same, and lay them before ye Corporation as soon as may be.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 19. 1734

    Present

    • mr President, mr Flynt,
    • Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Appleton, mr Treasurer.743

    Merricaneag.

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer be Jmpowered to agree with mr Bollein Attorney at Law, to appear in behalf of ye College at ye next Superior Court in ye County of York, to prosecute their Appeal in ye Case of Merricaneag Neck

    mr Monis.

    That mr Judah Monis be continu’d in his office of Hebrew Jnstructor, for ye next year, begining ye first day of May next, and yt he be allowed Ninety five Pounds for his Service.

    Walley.

    oliver.

    That Fifteen pounds, ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation, be allowed744 and equally divided between Walley & oliver for this year.

    Curwin.

    Curwin.

    That twelve Pounds, ye Jncome of ye Honble Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation be allowed to, and equally divided between, ye two Curwins for this year.

    Phillips 2ndus

    That six pounds ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation be allowed to Phillips Secundus

    Veazy.

    That three pounds the Jncome of mrs Mills Donation, be allowed to Veazy.

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    Stevens

    That three Pounds out of ye Jncome of Capt. Sprague’s Donation, be allowed to Stevens, he being a Relation of ye Family.

    Tailer.

    That ye Jncomes of ye Lauds in Dorchester, given to ye College by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, being about eight pounds per Annum be allowed to Tailer for this year.

    Whittemore

    That six pounds ye Jncome of Capt. Flynt’s Donation, be allowed to Whittemore a Senr Sophister.

    Bridge

    That six pounds, ye Jncome of certain Leases of Land at Frarmingham, given to ye College by ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, be allowed to Bridge his great Grandson.

    Perkins.

    That six pound, ye Jncome of ye first Donation of ye Honble Madam Saltonstall be allowed to per Perkins

    Clap.

    Phillips. 3rtius

    That six pounds, ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr Henry Gibb’s Donation, be allow’d & equally divided between Clap & Phillips tertius.

    Sheaf.

    That ten pounds, out of ye Jncomes of mr Webb’s Donation, be allowed to Sheaf.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation. & L. 9. ye Jncome of Coll. Brown’s Donation, be refer’d to future consideration

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 11. 1734

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth.
    • mr Treasurer.745

    College Laws

    Voted, yt ye Body of Laws lately agreed upon by ye Corporation, and consented to by ye overseers, be recorded in ye College Books.

    Merricaneag.

    That mr Treasurer Hutchinson be desired to go to ye Superior Court at York next week, the more effectually to prosecute our Appeal relating to Merricaneag Neck

    prevent disorders at Com̄encement See. p. 166.746

    That ye same Provision be made to prevent disorders on ye approaching Com̄encement, as there was last year. And further, yt the men who shall be appointed for yt Serv ice be under ye direction of ye President and Tutors or any one of them, during the Commencement day & ye night following

    Meeting adjourn’d to. 17. currant.

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge July. 1. 1734

    Present

    • mr President, mr Flynt., Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.747

    Com̄encemēt.

    Voted, yt ye Commencement for this year be on ye next Fryday, viz. the 5th. Jnstant.

    Com̄encement.

    That for ye future, ye fixing ye day for ye Commencement be more seasonably considered by ye Corporation, yt so there may748 be a greater Latitude in making choice of a day for that Solemnity,

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    mr Seccombe.

    That mr Joseph Seccombe, thô absent, yet749 considering his distance, & his being Jmploy’d in publiek Service be admitted to his second Degree.

    mr Gibbs Library Keeper.

    That mr Gibbs be Library Keeper for the750 ensuing year,751 & be allowed L. 15. for his Service

    [S]r Adams, Butler.

    That Sir Adams be Butler for ye ensuing year.

    Books bound

    That mr Prince be desired to look out such Books in ye Library, as he &752 mr Flynt Judge need to be mended in their binding, or to be new bound, and yt he get ye same done by some Stationer as soon as may be.

    mr Goff

    That mr Treasurer pay mr Goffe ten pounds, for his going to ye last Superior Court at York, as our Attorney in ye Case of Merricaneag Neck.

    Treasurer Hutchinson.

    That ye Thanks of ye Corporation be given to mr Treasurer Hutchinson, for his trouble in going to ye late Superior Court at York, to manage ye affair of Merricaneag Neck; and yt his Expenees on said Journey be allowed him out of ye Treasury, viz. L. 10–10–0

    mr Monis’s Heb. Gram̄ar.

    Whereas mr Monis ye Hebrew Jnstructor, has taught his Scholars by a Grammar of his own composing, which being in Manuscript proves very discouraging to those who those yt study ye Hebrew, they being oblig’d to write out ye same; and there having been Proposals made for printing said Grammar, it is voted, yt the Treasurer advance to mr Monis so much money as is necessary for ye printing a thousand Copies in Quarto, two hundred of ym to be stitched &. cover’d with Paper Jmmediately after they are printed; the .1000. copies753 to be deliver’d into ye Treasurer’s hands, and yt there be a Computation made of ye prime cost of each Book (supposing all of them stitched,) and yt mr Monis have Liberty of drawing out these Books as he sees cause, provided he do from time to time as he draws out any Books, pay the Treasurer ye prime Cost of ye said Books with law full Jnterest for ye same, according to ye length of time from mr Monis’s drawing ye money out of ye Treasury for printing said Grammar. And mr Monis be allow’d to advance one hundred & Fifty per Cent, upon ye prime cost of ye said Books. And yt mr Monis pay in the money & Jnterest at ye Standard of Silver money; and yt the price of ye Book to ye Scholars be governed accordingly. And yt mr Monis have Liberty of making use of ye Hebrew Types, for ye printing ye same.

    The President began, Dr Sewal concluded, wth prayer.

    Degrees given.

    By ye Votes of Corporation & Overseers, several (thô absent) had their Degrees July. 5. 1734. viz. Joseph Seccombe & Thomas Steel, their Master’s Degree (thô ye latter, in course should have had it ye year before) George Ball & Benjamin Gamblin, had their Bachelours Degrees.

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    At a Meeting of ye President and Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 2. 1734.

    Present

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal
    • Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton, mr Treasurer

    Exhibitions to ye two Curwins

    Voted, yt L. 6. ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation, for ye last year; & L. 9. ye Jncome of Coll. Saml Brown’s Donation for ye last year, be allowed to ye two Curwins.

    Tutors Salaries

    That ye Tutors Salaries for this year, be as they were voted ye last year, viz. Sept. 3. 1733.754

    Professor Wigglesworth

    That there be allowed to mr Professor Wigglesworth for this year L. 120. in addition to his Salary appointed by mr Hollis.

    Scholare of ye House.

    That Smith Junr, Jewit, Wear, Ward, Bailey, Parson Junior be Scholars of ye House for this year.

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded, wth prayer.755

    This meeting was adjourn’d756 to ye next Monday. 3. of ye Clock afternoon.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Sept. 9. 1734.

    Present

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.

    Treasurer’s Books.

    Voted That Dr Wigglesworth be desired to examine mr Treasurer’s Books, concerning ye Payment of L. 20. to ye Revnd mr Mayhew upon account of his Son; and of L. 43–10. paid to mr Prince Sept. 20. 1733. and of L. 10. omitted in ye account, for which ye Treasurer has a Recr from mr Prince. Dec. 20. 1733.

    Treasurer’s Accoūts examined

    The Corporation having this day examined ye Treasurer’s College account from Sept. 4. 1732. to Aug757 31. 1734. find ye Accounts well vouched, except in ye above mentioned Articles.

    Hollis accounts

    That mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth be a Committee to examine mr Treasurer’s accounts of mr Hollis Donation.

    Hebrew Grammar, Sophimores &c. buy it.

    That all ye Sophimores shall attend ye Jnstructions of ye Hebrew Jnstructor, so often, and on such days of ye week, as ye Corporation shall direct. And inasmuch as there is now in the Press758 an Hebrew Grammar now in ye Press for ye Use of ye Scholars, therefore voted, yt every Sophimore shall buy one of ye said Grammars, of mr Moniss, or such other person, and759 at such a price, as shall be appointed by ye said760 Corporation; and so long as ye said Corporation shall order ye Use of said Grammar in ye College

    The President began, mr Prince concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Sept. 30. 1734.

    Present

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.

    Treasurer’s Accounts. See. p. 175.762

    Pursuant to a Vote of ye Corporation Sept. 9. 1734. Dr Wigglesworth reported, yt he had waited on ye Treasurer, who produced a Rect for from mr Prince for L. 43–10. of Sept. 20. 1733. And yt upon examining ye Treasurer’s Books concerning ye payment of L. 20. to ye Revnd mr Mayhew upon account of his son, he found ye said payment entred June. 24. 1734. And yt mr Treasurer had omitted entring L. 10. pd to mr Prince, for which ye said Treasurer must have credit in his next account—Jt was voted yt ys Report be accepted.

    Commons.

    Jn Consideration yt ye Price of flesh is somewhat abated, since ye last settlement of ye Commons, voted, yt a part in ye Kitchin at Noon be ten pence half penny, & a part at night, seven pence three farthings; and to continue so till further order by ye Corporation, or those of it who reside at Cambridge.

    Thanks to mr Hollis for Books.

    Voted,763 That764 mr President be desired765 to give ye Thanks of ye Corporation to our worthy Friend mr Thomas Hollis of London, for a Box of Books sent by him to ye College Library, by Capt. Holmans.

    mr Cooledge & Diman.

    Pursuant to ye desires of ye Overseers Sept. 24. 1734. Voted, yt mr Saml Coolidge & mr James Diman, Residents at College, be, recom̄ended to ye overseers, as persons proper to recieve ye bounty benefit of Madam Saltonstall’s Donation for ye last year, which ended at ye Commencement—And yt ye Recommendation of two persons proper to recieve ye said Donation for ys year, be defer’d to another Meeting

    mr Monis’s Grammer.

    Voted, yt mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton, be a Committee to revise mr Monis’s Grammar, agreably to a former Vote of ye Overseers, in June. 8. 1724.

    Tuition-money from 15/ to .20/

    Whereas there is an Act of Corporation, allow’d by ye Overseers, of Sept. 18. 1732. for setling ye Tuition money at fifteen shillings per Quarter, for ye space of three years; yet inasmuch as there bas been of late an extraordinary depression of ye Value of ye Bills of credit, which has very much raised ye price of Commodoties & necessaries of lift:, therefore voted, yt ye Tuition money for ye future be advanced from fifteen shillings to twenty shillings pr Quarter, yt ye Corporation may be enabled to make such addition to ye Salaries of such officers of ye College as they shall Judge proper, & this Act to continue for ye space of three years.

    Clark of Overseers his Salary.

    The Honble & Revnd Overseers having recommended the766 advancement of ye Salary of ye Clark of ye Overseers, therefore voted, yt the Clark’s Salary be advanced from five, to eight pounds, till further order.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 12. 1734.

    Present,

    • mr President, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.

    mr Cooledge & Diman.

    Whereas mr Cooledge & mr Diman, were at a Corporation meeting Sept. 30. 1734. voted to be recommended to ye Overseers, as persons proper to recieve ye benefit of Madam Saltonstall’s Donation for ye year. 1733. now resolved, yt ye said Vote be void, in consideration yt it since appears, yt mr Diman was yt year on mr Hopkins’s foundation; and whereas ye said Recommendation has not yet767 been presented to ye overseers.

    mr Cooledge

    —Mayhew

    —Breck

    —Diman.

    Pursuant to ye desire of ye Overseers. Sept. 24. 1734. Voted, yt mr Saml Cooledge & mr Joseph Mayhew, who resided at ye College last year, be recommended to ye overseers as persons proper to recieve ye benefit of Madam Saltonstall’s Donation for ye said year, wch ended at ye Commencement. 1734: And yt mr Robert Breck & mr James Diman be recommended to recieve ye benefit of ye said Donation for ye currant year, provided they continue their residence in College.

    Catalogue to be printed.

    Voted, yt a Continuation of ye Catalogue of ye College Library to ye present day, be printed to ye number of two hundred copies.

    Library-Keeper.

    That mr Saml Cooledge be Library Keeper for ye remaining part of the768 currant769 year, in ye room of mr Gibbs who has left ye College.

    N. B. mr Gibbs deliver’d ye Key. Jan. 1. 1734/5.

    Absent Com̄ons.

    That ye Butler pay to ye College fifty shillings Pr Quarter for absent Commons, as usual.

    Selling Cyder

    That ye Butler sell cyder to ye Scholars at four pence pr Quart, till further order; and yt he pay twelve pence pr Barrel to ye Steward for ye use of ye College for every Barrel of Cyder he lays in

    Hutchinson’s Complaint

    That ye Consideration of Hutchinson’s Complaint, be refer’d to the next meeting of ye Corporation.

    Laws translated into Latin.

    That mr President, mr Flynt & mr Sewal be desired to translate ye Body of College Laws into Latin, as soon as may be.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 18. 1734. by adjournment.

    Present,

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince & mr Treasurer.

    Jonath. Belcher Esqr Junr.

    Voted, yt mr President be desired to give ye thanks of the Corporation to Jonathan Belcher Junior Esqr, for his770 handsom Present of ye Gratulations of ye University of Cambridge, upon ye marriage of ye Prince of Orange wth ye Princess Royal of great Brittain.

    Hutchinson’s Case.

    Hutchinson, having exhibited a Complaint by way of Appeal from ye President & Tutors, against mr Prince one of ye Tutors, for boxing of him some time since, ye Corporation vote a Confirmation of ye Judgement of ye President & Tutors, so far as to dismiss ye Complaint

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    Printing Catalogue.

    That Dr Wigglesworth & mr Cooledge be desired to prepare for ye Press, a Continuation of ye Catalogue of ye College Library, and print ye same.

    Library view’d

    That mr Gibbs call in all ye Library Books, and exhibit a written account of ye state of ye College Library to ye Corporation; & yt mr Flynt & mr Prince take a view of ye College Library, at771 mr Cooledge’s taking ye care of said Library.

    N. B. This Meeting was adjourned, to meet at ye College on Wenesday ye. 27. of this present November.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Dec. 2. 1734.

    Present,

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal,
    • Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton, mr Treasurer.

    Sweepers.

    Voted, yt each of ye Tutors & Masters, pay three shillings and sixpence; and each of ye Bachelours & Undergraduates that have studies in College, three shillings, per Quarter to ye Sweepers.

    Mem. Many other things were considerably debated at ys meeting, thô no formal vote was pass’d about them.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge March. 31. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth

    Nonconcur’d by the overseers. Jun. 5. 1735.

    Mr Monis having exhibited to ye Corporation a specimen of his Hebrew Grammar, and having also exhibited an account of ye Charges in printing, stitching & covering a thousand Copies of said Grammar, which amounts to two hundred nineteen pounds two & three pence, and ye Corporation having taken one hundred copies to dispose of as they shall see cause, and ye prime cost of ye nine hundred copies remaining, amounting to four shillings ten pence half penny each, which at one hundred & fifty per Cent. advance, makes twelve shillings two pence one farthing, therefore voted, yt mr Monis sell said Grammar at twelve shillings and two pence a piece, he paying to ye College Treasurer four shillings ten pence half penny for each Grammar, with ye Jnterest thereof as he draws them out, and yt mr Treasurer pay to mr Monis fourteen shillings out of ye College Treasury, upon ye account of ye one farthing abated in his advance on each Book allowed in the Sale of said773 Grammar. And yt ye price of selling arid paying into ye Treasury, be regulated from time to time by ye Standard of Silver money; the price of which at this day is twenty shillings per ounce.

    That one of ye Hebrew Grammars be presented, to each of ye Honoured & Reverend Overseers; to each member member of ye Corporation, &774 to ye several Professors and Tutors of ye College.

    That ye Vote of Sept. 9. 1734. relating to ye Sophimores buy-[179] buying ye Hebrew Grammar, be775 revers’d; and instead thereof Voted, yt ye present Sophimores forthwith buy each of them an Hebrew Grammar of mr Monis, & pay him twelve & two pence ye price776 stated by ye Corporation for each Grammar. And that777 they, & all ye Sophimores for ye time to come, shall attend ye Hebrew Jnstructions upon ye days and hours appointed for them, and. And yt ye present Freshman shall attend ye Hebrew Jnstructions on Fridays at two of ye Clock in ye afternoon; and shall each of them forthwith buy an Hebrew Grammar, of ye said mr Monis; & yt all Freshmen for ye future shall attend ye Hebrew Jnstructions at ye begining of ye last Quarter, at ye day & hour above mentioned, at which time they shall each of them buy an Hebrew Grammar of said mr Monis, &778 at ye price aforesaid to be regulated by ye Silver Standard from time to time.

    The President began & Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge April. 1. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.779

    Whereas there are general Rumours abroad, as if mr Longlazeree (yt has been permitted by ye President & Tutors to teach ye French tongue to such Undergraduates, as their Parents or Guardians shall desire may be instructed by him) holds and delivers some unsound & dangerous Doctrines, voted; yt ye President &780 Tutors & be desired to examine into yt affair, and do what they shall think proper upon it.

    Mem. A corporation meeting should be on the morrow, when ye overseers meet at ye College, and yt there be another Corporation meeting at ye College, ye next Tuesday, viz. ye 8th Jnstant.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 8. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.781

    Merricaneag.

    N.B. The Overseers advis’d against782 projecting an Accommodation.

    Whereas pursuant to a Vote of ye Overseers. Sept. 14. 1732. The Corporation of ye College have pursu’d in ye Law their right to Merricaneag-Neck, and have been at great charge & met with great difficulties in said affair, ye Jssue whereof is yet very Uncertain; therefore voted, yt ye Hond & Revnd overseers be appli’d to, to know whether, upon consideration of ye Premises, they would now advise ye Corporation, to proceed in ye Law, or to project an Accommodation with those who oppose them in ye Law about their right to said Merricaneag Neck.

    Tuition-money, 20s Qrter, for. 3. years

    N.B. ys was consented to by ye Overseers, ye same day.

    Whereas ye Act of ye Corporation for continuing ye Tuition money at fifteen shillings per Quarter, confirm’d by ye Overseers Sept. 21. 1732. will expire on ye. 22. of May next; and forasmuch as there is an extraordinary Depression of ye value of ye Bills of Credit, which hath rais’d ye price of many commodities & necessaries of life, therefore voted, yt at ye Expiration of this Quarter, ye Tuition money be advanced from fifteen to twenty shillings per Quarter, to enable ye Corporation to make Additions to ye Salaries of such officers of ye College as they shall think proper, and this Act to continue not exceeding three years.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. April. 14. 1735.

    Present,

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.

    mr Mayhew.

    That ye Bond of ye Revnd mr Experience Mayhew, for refunding twenty pounds granted to his Son, according to ye Conditions expressed in a vote of ye Corporation. Feb. 22. 1730/1. be cancelled, forasmuch as God in his Providence has removed his son by death.

    mr Monis

    That mr Judah Monis be continu’d in his office of Hebrew Jnstructor, for ye next year begining ye first day of may next, & yt he be allowed ninety five pounds for his Service

    That ye Report of ye Committee relating to Mr Monis’s Grammar, be accepted, which is as follows, viz

    Cambridge March 10. 1734/5.

    mr Monis Hebr. Grammar.

    Whereas ye Corporation of Harvard College, on Sept. 30. 1734. appointed us ye Subscribers agreably to a Vote of ye Hond and Revnd Overseers. Jun. 8. 1724. to revise mr Monis’s Hebrew Grammar & compare it with others; we therefore report yt we have revis’d said Grammar, & so far compar’d it wth others, as to apprehend, yt mr Monis is excellently well skill’d in ye Hebrew Tongue, and has taken great pains in composing his Grammar, and yt said Grammar is a very suitable one to answer ye end of his office & station

    Benjamin Wadsworth.

    Henry Flynt.

    Edward Wigglesworth.

    Nathanael Appleton.

    mr Diman Library Keeper.

    That mr Diman be Library-Keeper for ye remaining part of this year, and yt he be allow’d after ye Rate of fifteen pounds pr year, & yt his Salary begin from ye .12, Febr. last, he having taken ye care of ye sd Library from ye said day.

    Coll. land, Watertown.

    Coll. Lott, on Cam. Rocks.

    That mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton or any two of them, be a Committee to view ye College Land at Watertown adjoining upon Fresh-Pond, and to agree, if they can, with Capt. Cooledge & mr Hastings of Watertown, for ye leasing of said Lott; and yt they view a College Lott at Cambridge Rocks, and agree with Thomas Frost about fencing of it

    mr Goffe

    Merricaneag.

    That mr Goffe be desired to go to ye next Superior Court at York, and prosecute our Appeal in ye case of Merricaneag, and yt he be allowed ten pounds out of ye College Treasury, for his trouble in managing said affair; & five pounds more, in case ye College obtain a Judgment in their favour.

    Treas. Hutchinson

    mr Bollein

    That Collonel Hutchinson be desired to go to783 ye next Superior Court at York, ye more effectually to prosecute our Appeal at said Court, in ye Case of Merricaneag Neck: and yt he secure784 mr Bollein as an Attorney in ye case, & agree with him as he can, for his Service.

    Printing Libr. [Ca]talogue.

    That mr Diman prepare for ye Press, and get printed, a Continuation of ye Catalogue of ye College Library to this day; and that [181] and yt Dr Wigglesworth be desired to direct & assist him therein.

    Exhibitions Sprague

    That L. 4. out of ye Jncomes of Capt. Sprague’s Donation, be allowed to Sprague for this year.

    Tailer.

    That ye Jncomes of ye Lands in Dorchester, given to ye College by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, being about L. 9. per An. be allowed to Tailer for this year.

    ye 2. Curwins.

    That L. 12. ye Jncome of ye Honble Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation, and six pounds ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s Donation, and L. 9. ye Jncome of Coll. Samuel Brown’s Donation, be given, & equally divided between, ye two Curwins for this year.

    Sheaf.

    That. L. 10. part of ye785 Jncome of mr Webb’s Donation, be allowed to Sheaf for this year.

    Remington.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr Gibb’s Donation, & L. 3. ye Jncome of mrs Mills Donation, be allowed to Remington for ys year.

    Sr Bridge.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of certain Leases of Land of at Framingham, given to ye College by ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, be allowed to Sir Bridge for this year.

    Thacher Senior.

    That L. 6. ye Jncome of Capt. Flynt’s Donation, and L. 2. out of mr William Brown’s Donation, be allowed to Thacher Senr for ys year

    Pratt.

    That L. 4. ye remaining part of ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s Donation, be allowed to Pratt for this year.

    Rowley-Lands.

    That mr Treasurer Hutchinson, mr Flynt, mr Appleton be a Committee to go to Rowley, and take a view of ye College Lands in said Town, and inquire what ye value of said Lands, & project some proper methods for ye Corporation to go into for ye Sale of them.

    President began, Dr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. May. 19. 1735.

    Present,

    • mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Sewal, Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Appleton, mr Prince, mr Treasurer.

    Candidates for. 2nd Degree.

    Voted, yt ye Candidates for their Second Degree this year, be notified by ye publick786 prints, to meet at College on Wenesday ye 25th of June next.

    The form of ye notification follows, viz.

    Form of Notification.

    ‘Cambridge May. 19. 1735. Ordered by ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, yt ye Candidates for their Second Degree this year, appear at ye College. June. 25. next, for further direction; and if any neglect to give their attendance by yt time, without sufficient reason therefor, they may not expect their Degree this year—Benjamin Wadsworth, President.

    The President began, mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge June. 26. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt.
    • mr Appleton.
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer787

    Voted, yt L. 15. ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr William Brattle’s Donation, be equally divided between oliver & Loring.

    Rowley Lands.

    That mr Steward Bordman be added to ye Committee for to view &c ye College Lands in Rowley.

    mr Cowel.

    That mr David Cowel, Candidate for his Second Degree, be admitted to said Degree, he being far distant preaching ye Gospel at New Jersey.

    Com̄encement.

    That ye Commencement for this year, be on Friday ye fourth of July next.

    preventing disorders.

    That ye same provision be made to prevent disorders on ys Commencement, wch there was last year, agreable to a Vote of June. 11. 1734.

    The Butler.

    That ye Butler be allowed twenty shillings, for his trouble in drawing out ye List of particular punishments—till further order.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Aug. 18. 1735.

    Present,

    • mr President,
    • Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Flynt,
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Sewal,
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson

    Narraghanset Farm.

    Whereas mr Austin, who formerly treated with a Committee of ye Corporation about taking a Lease of part of ye College Farm at Narrhaganset, did not agree to ye termes proposed, voted yt ye former Committee upon yt affair, viz, mr President, mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth & mr Steward Bordman, be a Committee to lease out part of said Farm to Peter Reynolds, or any other whom they can agree with, viz. yt part of ye Farm lying788 next to mrs Coles, and also yt part of ye789 Farm leased to mrs Cole reserving her right till ye expiration of her Lease; and yt they go as near as they think proper to ye Scheme of Leasing proposed to said Austin; and yt they be empowered also, to lett the other part of ye said Farm, if they have opportunity.

    A Butler

    Voted, yt Sir Adams be Butler for this year

    Rowley Lands

    The Committee appointed to view ye College Lands in Rowley, & to search ye Records of said Town relating thereto, have this day reported, yt they apprehend ye College has a Just & honest right (by what appears upon Record) to several pieces of Land which now are in ye possession of ye said Town or church; wherefore voted, yt ye said Committee, viz. Coll. Hutchinson, mr Flynt, mr Appleton, mr Steward Bordman, or any three of them, be appointed & empowered to confer with ye Town or Church of Rowley or both of them, about said Lands, & to come to such amicable agreements with them relating to said Lands, and to such division & settlement of ye College Lands in said Town, as said Committee shall think proper. And yt ye said Committee be [183] be further empowered to procure a790 survey of ye said Lands so far as they shall Judge it for ye advantage of ye College; and also yt they be & are hereby empowered to treat with persons about ye sale of said Lands, or any parcels of them, & come to certain Bargains with them for ye same.

    Rowley Lands

    Memorandum, yt ye President write to ye Select men of Rowley to desire a Meeting of ye said Town; and to send to ye Town Clerk for certain Copies of Votes &c

    Billerica Lands.

    That mr President, mr Flynt, mr Steward Bordman, be a Committee to let out ye remaining part of the College Farm at Billerica, or so much of it as they shall think proper; and yt they agree with persons to fence & close any part of ye Farm, yt they Judge will be for ye benefit of ye College; and yt they be and are empowered to run ye lines & settle ye Bounds of said Farm.

    mrs Fowl. L. 5.

    Whereas mrs Fowl of Charlstown is indebted to ye Steward, five pownds pounds, upon ye account of her son’s charges at College, voted, yt she be remitted ye same, and yt ye Steward charge the said five pounds to ye College account

    The President began, Dr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Sept. 22. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • rnr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer791

    mr Goffe

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer pay to mr Goffe, our Attorney in ye affair of mr Merricaneag, ten pounds eighteen shillings & six pence in full of his Account; And twenty shillings to ye Deputy Sheriff Mountfort, for his extraordinary charge in serving a writ in yt case.

    Salaries

    That ye Tutors Salaries for this year be as followeth, viz. ye first Tutor L. 154, The second. L. 144. ye third. L. 139. The fourth. L. 134. Jncluding Tuition money, mr Penoyer’s & mr Glover’s Legacy.

    That there be allowed to mr Professor Wigglesworth, in addition to his Salary appointed by mr Hollis. L. 120.

    That in consideration of ye late great depression of ye value of ye Bills of credit, and ye advance made upon ye tuition money, voted, yt there be an addition of twenty pounds made to each of ye Tutors Salaries; & twenty seven pounds to each of ye Professors Salaries for this year.

    That there he an addition of ten pounds to mr Treasurer’s Salary for ys year, so yt his Salary (exclusive of mr Hollis’s allowance) be eighty pounds.

    The President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded, with prayer.

    This Meeting was adjourn’d to Wenesday, ye. 24. currant at nine of ye Clock A. M.792 to meet at ye College.

    Sept. 24. 1735. According to adjournment, ye President & all ye Fellows met at Cambridge; and at this meeting

    mr Diman chosen tutor.

    mr James Diman was chosen ye fourth Tutor for ye Space of three years.

    The President began, & mr Appleton concluded, with prayer.

    Adjourned to the793 .29. Jnstant, at .9. a clock at ye College.

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    According to adjournment, ye President & Fellows of Harvard College met at Cambridge Sept. 29, 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer.794

    Scholars of ye House.

    Voted, yt Parsons, Abbot, Goss, White, Druce, Gleazen be Scholars of ye house for ys year.

    The President began, Mr Prince concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye795 President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge Sept. 30. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.796

    Voted, yt mr Monis have fifty of his printed Hebrew Grammars for his Manuscript copy, and preparing it for ye Press; and therefore yt ye Treasurer reimburse mr Monis, ye Sum of twelve Pounds eighteen shillings and four pence, which Sum mr Monis has paid for ye abovesaid fifty printed Grammars.

    These Votes abt the Hebrew Grammar, were consented to by ye overseers. Sept. 30. 1735.797 in ye Library.

    That ye Treasurer pay out of ye College Treasury ye Sum of thirty & five pounds to mr Monis for his time care and pains expended in procuring & perfecting for ye use of ye College an Jmpression of his Hebrew Grammar.

    Published in ye Hall. Oct. 11. 1735.

    That ye price of said Hebrew Grammar be fourteen shillings apiece; and yt ye present Sophimores, and ye Freshmen from time to time shall each of them be furnished with one of ye said Grammars at ye price aforesaid to be charged to them in their Quarter Bills.

    That all Freshmen for ye future shall attend ye Hebrew Jnstructions at ye begining of ye last Quarter; and yt they and ye other Undergraduates attend such Hebrew Jnstructions at such times & so often as ye Corporation shall determine.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Oct. 7. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.798

    mr Rogers Tutor.

    The Corporation brought in their Votes for a fourth Tutor, and mr Daniel Rogers was chosen for three years.

    Hopkinton Bachelours.

    Voted, yt Sir Bridge, Sr Swift, Sr Nightingal Bachelours residing at the799 College, be upon mr Hopkins foundation for this year; and yt ye consideration of some other suitable persons to fill up ye number, be referred to another opportunity.

    Halsey.

    The President, Professors & Tutors having presented to ye Corporation the vote of oct. 3. 1735. relating to ye readmission of James Halsey into the College, & admission into ye Sophimores Classe, and ye Corporation having seen his Confession, and ye Testimonials of mr Wiswall & mr Harria concerning relating to said Halsey; consent to his Readmission into the College, upon his reading his Confession publickly in ye Hall.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, with prayer.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Oct. 20. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer.800

    The Corporation entred upon ye Consideration of ye several Articles recommended to ym by ye Hond & Revnd overseers at their meeting Sept. 30. 1735.

    As to ye first Article we find it is sufficiently provided for in ye Body of Laws. 4th chapter. 3d Law.

    With reference to ye second article, vot

    Whereas those Laws yt have only pecuniary a mulcts assigned, are not in all cases sufficient to inforce ye due observance of them, therefore ordered, yt in all repeated & or aggravated violations of such Laws, ye party so offending shall be liable to admonition. Degradation or Expulsion according to ye nature & Degree of ye crime.

    Respecting ye .3d Article.

    Laws.

    Jn addition to ye 5th Law of ye 8th Chapter it is ordered, yt whatever Master or Bachelour shall offend against said Law, he shall be privately admonished by ye President & Tutors, and if he dont reform he shall be publickly admonished in ye Hall, and if he continues after this obstinate & contumacious, he shall be expelled ye College, any thing in said Law notwithstanding.

    These Laws pass’d by ye Corporation. oct. 20. 1735. were allow’d by ye overseers. oct. 5. 1736. excepting that about Table cloths,801 wch they negativ’d; and ye .3d Law about Masters & Bachelours wch they refer’d to ye further consideration of ye Corporation.

    Jn ye first law of ye 5th Chap, relating to ye Scholars being put in Commons, it is ordered, yt when there are twenty Scholars come together, besides waiters, at ye end of ye Vacation, ye Steward shall be obliged to put them into Commons, and not before unless by order of ye President & Tutors.

    That no Detriment may accrue to ye College by ye Chambers lying vacant, it is ordered, yt no Undergraduate have leave to live out of College (unless for very weighty reasons) untill all ye Chambers in ye College be occupied.

    That ye Table Cloths for ye Use of ye Scholars in ye Hall, be procured by ye College at first, and maintained afterwards by ye Scholars as ye Corporation shall direct.

    Cyder.

    That ye Butler sell Cyder to ye Scholars for three pence per Quart, till ye first of February next, and four pence pr Quart from yt time to Commencement; and yt he pay one shilling to ye Steward for ye Use of ye College for every Barrel of Cyder yt he lays in

    Burying place in Cambridge

    Whereas there is a good Stone Wall erected, & erecting, round ye Burying place in Cambridge, which will come to about an hundred & fifty Pounds; and whereas there has been a considerable regard had to ye College in building so good & handsome a Wall in ye Front; and ye College has us’d, and expects to make use of, ye Burying place as Providence gives occasion for it, therefore voted, yt as soon as ye said Stone Wall shall be compleated, ye Treasurer pay ye Sum of twenty five pounds to Saml Danforth, William Brattle, Andrew Bordman Esqrs a Com̄ittee for ye Town to take care of ye said Fence.

    [186]

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Dec. 1. 1735.

    Present

    • mr President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Treasurer.802

    Bowley Lands

    Voted, yt ye President, in ye name of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, make a legal Deed of Sale of ye eight Wood Lots in ye upper Division, or three thousand Acres in Rowley belonging to ye College, to Captain Mighel of Rowley for two hundred pounds to be paid to ye Treasurer of ye said College on ye first of September next; also a legal Deed of ye College Land at Warehouse Pasture in Rowley to mr Lambert, for four hundred Pounds, to be paid as aforesaid on ye first of June next, (as by agreement with ye College Committee) and also Deeds of Sale of all ye other pieces of Land belonging to ye College in Rowley, to such person or persons for such Sum or Sums of money, as ye Committee appointed for yt purpose Aug. 18. 1735. shall bargain & agree for, and yt ye Committee be advising & assisting to ye said President in ye framing said Deeds.

    mr Ezek. Rogers’s Monument.

    Whereas ye late Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, gave and bequeathed Lands in said Rowley, of great value, partly to to ye Church and Town of Rowley, and partly to Harvard College; and whereas it has been proposed yt there should be a monument erected over ye Grave of ye said mr Rogers with a suitable stone & proper Jnscription upon it; therefore voted, yt ye College will be at half ye Charge of erecting such a monument, provided ye Town of Rowley will be at ye other half of said charge.

    mr Diman.

    mr Man.

    Voted,803 That there be paid to mr Diman & mr Man, thirty shillings each, for inspecting ye College in ye time of last vacation.

    mr Monis.

    Voted, yt there be an Addition of five pounds to Mr Monis’s Salary for this year.

    Rutland.

    That mr President. Coll. Hutchinson, mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, or any three of them, be a Committee to lease ye College Land at Rutland, if they shall think it proper.

    Ferry-Leases.

    That Messrs Hopkin, Kittle, Phillips, have new Leases of Charlstown Ferry for two years, agreable to ye tenour of their last Leases; and yt ye leasing of ye fourth Boat be left to further consideration of ye Corporation.804

    N.B. This vote was pass’d at this meeting, before ye other vote Impowering ye Presidēt to sell ye Lands at Rowley.

    Com̄ittee’s Report.

    Coll, Hutchinson, mr Flynt, mr Appleton, mr Steward Bordman, the Committee appointed by ye Corporation Aug. 18. 1735.805 to confer, and come to an amicable agreement, & to make such division & settlement with ye Church and Town of Rowley, referring to ye Lands given to ye College & to ye church & Town of Rowley by ye late Revnd mr Ezekiel Rogers of said Town as they shall Judge proper; having made their Report, yt they had agreed, & made a Division & final Settlement with ye Committees of ye said Church & Town, and presented to ye Corporation Articles of Agreement duely executed by ye said Committees, being dated. Nov. 20. 1735, voted yt ye said Articles of Agree-[187] Agreement be, and are hereby accepted & confirmed by ye said Corporation; and yt they be accordingly registred in ye College Book.

    The President began, Dr Sewal concluded, with prayer.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Jan. 27.806 1735

    Present,

    • mr President,
    • mr Flynt,
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Sewal,
    • mr Prince,
    • Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Treasurer

    Rowley Deeds.

    Voted, yt ye Deeds of Sale of ye College Lands in Rowley, be signed by ye President & Fellows of Harvard College, ye vote of ye first of last December notwithstanding

    Memorandum, ys above vote was pass’d, before signing any of ye Rowley Deeds, thô five of them were signed ye same day, viz. Jan. 27. 1735.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge Feb. 25. 1735/6

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer807

    Fourth Ferry Boat to Robert Stone.

    Voted, yt ye fourth Ferry Boat Jmploy’d at ye Ferry between Boston & Charlstown, be leased to Robert Stone of Charlstown, and yt he be obliged to live on Boston side ye Ferry, and his Lease to end with ye three Leases last made to those who use ye three other Boats in said Ferry; & yt he give Bond with sufficient security for ye seasonable payment of ye Rent, and ye faithfull performance of ye Articles on his part which shall be in his Lease

    Bumpkin Jseland to mr Lobdil.

    Voted, yt when mr Lobdil’s Lease of Bumpkin Jseland shall be out, he may have another Lease of it renewed for four years or a smaller terme,808 provided he pay for ye first year twenty five pounds, for ye second twenty six pounds, for ye third twenty seven pounds, for ye fourth twenty eight pounds.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge April. 19. 1736.

    Present,

    • mr President,
    • mr Flynt,
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Sewal,
    • mr Prince,
    • Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson.

    About College Bonds.

    Voted, yt ye Corporation will advise with ye Honble & Revnd, overseers of ye College, ye first opportunity, as to what may be proper for the College Treasurer to do, relating to those Bonds belonging to ye College yt have not their value ascertained in said Bonds,

    mr Peabody.

    Upon ye Petition of ye Revnd mr Oliver Peabody, Minister of ye Gospel to ye Jndians at Natick, praying for, some addition to his Salary, it is voted, yt mr Peabody be allowed twenty pounds sterling Per Annum out of ye Honble Robert Boyle Esqr’s Donation, to lie paid to him according to such advance as it shall be from time to time paid in to ye College Treasurer, and this to continue ’till further order of ye Corporation—Voted further, that said mr Peabody have ye sum of ten pounds out of Esqr Boyle’s Donation, in consideration of ye loss wch he has sustained by ye Depression of ye value of ye Province Bills in time past.

    This meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, ye 27. of ys month.

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge, by adjournment, April. 27. 1736.

    Present.

    • mr President,
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Sewal,
    • mr Treasurer.

    Coll. Land in ye Neck.

    Voted, yt ye Strip of Land belonging to ye College in Cambridge Neck, be let to Coll. Goffe or some other person, by ye President & Dr Wigglesworth.

    Farm at Shawshin.

    That mr Flynt & mr Steward Bordman be desired to run ye lines of ye College Farm at Shawshin, and to take those steps yt are proper in order to settle ye Bounds of said Farm.

    Pres. Chauncey’s Tomb.

    Whereas ye Monument of ye Revnd mr Chauncey, former President of ye College, is809 fallen down, voted, yt ye same be rebuilt at ye charge of ye College, and yt mr President & mr Flynt be desired to take ye care of yt affair.

    Catalogue of Coll. Books.

    That mr Diman be allowed three pounds out of ye College Treasury, for his care & trouble in preparing a Continuation of ye Catalogue of ye Books of ye College Library for Impression, & for correcting the Press.

    mr Monis rechosen.

    That mr Judah Monis be continued in ye office of an Hebrew Jnstructor for ye next year, begining ye first day of May next; and yt he be allowed one hundred pounds out of ye College Treasury for his Service.

    Professor Greenwood & mr Monis

    Whereas mr Greenwood & mr Monis attend their private Lectures and Jnstructions in ye same chamber, therefore ordered, yt whenever they finish their respective Lectures & Jnstructions, they take effectual care yt ye Key of said Chamber be hung up in ye Buttery.

    Whereas ye time for ye Freshmen to attend mr Monis’s Jnstructions, viz. on Frydays at two of ye Clock afternoon, interferes with one of mr Professor810 Greenwoods private Lectures, it is therefore ordered, yt mr Monis shall at yt time Jnstruct ye Freshmen in the College Hall.

    Repair, math. Jnstruments.

    That Dr Wigglesworth, mr Appleton & mr Professor Greenwood, be desired to take ye care of repairing some of ye mathematical Jnstruments, yt they may be fitted for use; particularly ye long Telescope and ye necessary appurtenances thereof.

    Exhibitions

    Sprague.811

    That four pounds out of Capt Sprague’s donation, be allowed to Sprague for this year.

    Sr Curwin.

    Clark.

    That five pounds out of ye Jncome of Coll. Saml Brown Esqr’s donation, be allowed to Sir Curwin Senior; & four pounds, ye remaining part of said donation, be allowed to Clark a Freshman, for ys year.

    Prescot

    That twelve pounds, ye Jncome of ye Honble Benjamin Brown Esqr’s Donation, be allowed to Prescot for this year.

    Veazie

    That ye Jncome of ye Lands at Dorchester, given to ye College by ye Honble William Stoughton Esqr, being about nine pounds pr. An. be allowed to Veazie for this year

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    Remington.

    That Six pounds, ye Jncome of ye Revnd mr Gibbs’s donation, & three pounds ye Jncome of mrs Mills donation, be allow’d to Remington for this year.

    Hill.

    That Six pounds, ye Jncome of mr William Brown’s donation, be allowed to Hill, Junr Sophister, for this year.

    Phillips.

    That Six pounds ye Jncome of certain Leases of Lands at Framingham, given to ye College by ye Honble Thomas Danforth Esqr, be given to Phillips for this year.

    Sr Curwin

    Clark

    Putnam

    That Six pounds, ye Jncome of Major William Brown’s donation, be equally divided between Sr Curwin Senr, Clark & Putnam.

    Porter

    Rogers Senr

    That Six pounds, ye Jncome of Capt Flynt’s donation, be divided equally between Porter & Rogers Senr

    That this Meeting be adjourned to monday next.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge, by adjournment812 May. 3. 1736.

    Present

    • mr President,
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Treasurer

    Voted

    Steward’s Accounts.

    That mr Flynt & Dr Wigglesworth, be a Committee to audit ye Steward’s College Accounts from ye last adjustment.

    That ye Steward’s accounts with ye College, be audited & adjusted every year for ye future

    Com̄encement.

    Pursuant to ye Recommendation of ye Honble & Revnd Overseers at their late meeting, it is ordered, yt ye Commencement for this year be on ye first Wenesday of July next, and that there be seasonable notice given hereof in ye publick Prints, anything in ye College Laws to ye contrary notwithstanding.

    That ye publick notice given in ye publick prints, be in ye following Form, viz.

    Notification.

    This is to notify ye Candidates for their Second Degree, yt ye Commencement for ye present year is appointed to be on ye first Wenesday of July next; and such as expect their Second Degree are hereby directed, to give their attendance at ye College so seasonably, as to comply with ye orders of it, and recieve further directions relating to their Degree.

    President began, Dr Wigglesworth concluded, wth prayer

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 15. 1736.

    Present

    • messrs President,
    • Flynt,
    • Appleton,
    • Sewal,
    • Prince,
    • Wigglesworth,
    • & mr Treasurer.

    Shawahin.

    Mr Flynt & mr Steward Bordman, having lately view’d ye College Farm at Shawshin, & reported to ye Corporation; voted, yt they be empowered to make conclusive Bargains with ye Tenant on sd Farm, as shall be most for ye Jnterest of ye College; & yt they be also empowered to settle ye Bounds; and to agree upon an High Way thro said Farm if they shall Judge it convenient.

    Kitchin, Plates

    Plates in the Kitchin.

    Agreable to a Law of ye College relating to ye Scholars813 maintaining ye Plates in ye Kitchin, it is ordered for ys year, yt when the Steward shall give in an account of ye number of Plates yt have [190] been lost out of ye Kitchin this year, according to ye best of his Judgement, yt three Quarters of yt number shall be equally charged upon ye Scholars Graduates & Undergraduates (yt have Studies in the College) in their Quarter Bill.

    Sr Cook, Butler.

    Voted, yt Sr Cook be Butler for ye ensuing year.

    Voted, yt ye first Article of ye Report of ye Committee of ye overseers dated. Nov. 27. 1735. and accepted by said overseers, be complied with.

    Said Article runs thus. viz.

    Care at Com̄encemēt.

    That they are humbly of opinion, yt ye first Wenesday of July, as formerly, will be most convenient for ye next814 commencement; and yt ye President & Tutors of ye College request ye Justices in the Town of Cambridge, to take peculiar care yt good orders be kept on yt day & ye evening following, and ye succeeding days815 & evenings yt week, if need be, and to render their care more effectual, yt an officer with a number of suitable persons, be directed to attend ye President & Tutors at ye College in ye evenings of the said days, & follow their directions; and in particular, yt they give their assistance if there be occasion, to clear ye Chambers of ye College of such as dont lod lodge there, or yt may make any disturbance, by eleven a clock at farthest; and yt ye charge occasioned by this extraordinary care be defray’d by ye College

    President began, mr Appleton concluded, wth prayer.

    At a meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. June. 29. 1736.

    Present

    • messrs President, Flynt, Wigglesworth, Appleton, Prince.

    Gorham

    Voted, yt mr David Gorham (absent at816 sea) be admitted to his second Degree, his Father having paid College dues.

    Bridge

    Voted. That mr Christopher Bridge, far distant out of ye Province, be admitted to his second Degree, upon some one’s paying his College dues.

    Tuffts.

    Voted, yt Joshua Tuffts (absent at sea) be admitted to his first Degree, upon some one’s paying his College dues.

    Hartshorn.

    mr Ebenezer Hartshorn, having renew’d his request for a Master’s Degree, & offer’d some reasons therefor, in wt he calls a Copy of his Memorial last year to ye Hond and Revnd overseers; upon considering said motion & reasons, voted, yt we dont apprehend it consistent with the Laws & Jnterest of ye College, yt he should be favoured with said Degree.

    mr osgood

    Mem. on Com̄encement day morning. July. 7. 1736. John osgood (thô absent) was allow’d by ye Corporation to have his second Degree with his Class.

    Overseers vote abt chusing a member of ye Corporation.

    With reference to ye Corporation’s procuring ye Presence817 of ye overseers, in order to chuse a member of ye Corporation; ye question was put at an overseers meeting. Sept. 7. 1732

    ‘Whether a meeting of ye overseers,818 shall be deemed equivalent to their presence,819 with respect to ye Elections mentioned in ye Proposal? Jt passed in ye affirmative

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge Sept. 6. 1736.

    Present

    • ye President,
    • mr Flynt,
    • mr Appleton,
    • Dr Sewal,
    • mr Prince,
    • Dr Wigglesworth,
    • mr Treasurer.

    Dr Frankius’s works

    Voted, yt mr Treasurer give the Thanks of ye Corporation to ye Revnd mr Samuel Mather, for his Present of Dr Frankius’s works to the College Library; and yt ye Treasurer take care to see ye said works handsomly bound, before they be placed in ye Library

    Tutors Salaries.

    That ye Tutors Salaries for this year be as followeth, viz. ye Senior Tutor L. 174. ye 2nd Tutor. L. 164. ye 3d Tutor. L. 159. ye 4th Tutor. L. 154. including tuition money, mr Penoyr’s & mr Glover’s Legacy

    That there be allowed for this year to mr Professor Wigglesworth ye Sum of L. 147. in addition to his Salary by ye late worthy mr Hollis.

    Professors Salaries.

    That there be allowed to mr Professor Greenwood ye Sum of. L. 27. out of ye College Treasury for this year, in addition to what he recieves from mr Hollis, & mr Thomas Brattle’s donation, & from his Pupils.

    mr Diman Librar. Keeper.

    That mr Diman be Library-Keeper for this year, & yt he be allowed L. 20. for his Salary.

    Jnspect Library.

    That mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth & mr Prince be desired to inspect ye Library, and take an account of ye state thereof fom ye Library-Keeper, and make report to ye corporation.

    Library-Keys.

    That ye several Keys of ye Library, besides ye Key belonging to ye Library Keeper, be committed to ye custody of ye President

    Newman

    Langden

    That ye case of Newman & Langden, who are freshmen, be considered next Spring when ye Exhibitions are made to poor Scholars.

    Scholars of ye House.

    That Abbot, Goss, White, Parker Senr, Emerson Senr & Robinson be Scholars of ye House for this year.

    Money of Rowley Lands.

    That mr Flynt, mr Appleton, mr Steward Bordman be a Committee of ye Corporation, to look out for some suitable Lands, and confer with ye Proprietors of them, in order to lay out ye money arising from ye Sale of ye Revnd mr Ezekiel820 Rogers Land at Rowley, on such suitable Lands aforesaid, so as may be most for ye benefit of ye College.

    Bates.

    That Bates be exempted from paying wt he is charged with when Sophimore, in ye second Quarter Bill, An. Dom. 1733.821 and yt ye Steward charge it to ye College

    Revnd mr Mayhew

    mr Mayhew.

    That ye Revnd mr Experience Mayhew be allowed out of Esqr Boyle’s money ye sum of twenty five pounds for the [192] care & pains he took in teaching his son (now deceased) ye Jndian Language, in order to qualify him for ye Jndian Ministry; and also for maintaining822 him ye time yt he lived after his Degree in Learning said Language

    College Plate.

    Sept. 18. 1736. The President & Tutors took an account of the College Plate,823 weighing ye same, as follows, viz.

    A large Tankard with a variety of Arms

    ounces 30½

    A large Bowl with a Cover, ye Honble mr Stoughton’s Gift

    48½

    A two ear’d Goblet

    21

    A Tankard, Wm Vassal

    20¾

    A Tankard, John Vassal

    20¼

    A Quart-Tankard, not mark’d

    23¼

    A Lesser Tankard, not mark’d

    22½

    A Salt Seller, mark’d IGE

    19¼

    A Beaker unweigh’d is in ye Treasurer’s hand.

    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Oct. 11. 1736.

    Present

    • mr President
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer.824

    Warehouse Pasture.

    Whereas Thomas Lambert Esqr, & others, have entred into a Course of Law with Nathanael Bradstreet of Jpswich upon ye account of yt Tract of Land in Rowley commonly called Warehouse Pasture,825 which ye said Bradstreet lately purchased of ye Corporation of ye College; and whereas the said Bradstreet has vouched in ye said Corporation for ye Defence of ye said Land; therefore voted, yt mr Flynt, mr Treasurer Hutchinson, mr Appleton & mr Steward Bordman be a Com̄ittee to procure Counsel in ye Law, & such Records, and give such attendance at Courts as will be necessary for defending ye Just rights of ye College in said Land.

    L. 6. to Rogers

    That Six pounds, ye Jncome of Madam Saltonstall’s Donation, be allowed to Rogers Junr for ye last year.

    Voted, yt ye fifth Law of ye eigth Chapter be altered in the manner following, viz

    Jf any Master or Bachelour set an Example of Jdleness, Extravagance, neglect of publick worship or religious exercises in ye Hall, or allow Disorders in his chamber, or shew contempt to any of ye Laws or Governours of ye College; he shall be privately admonished by ye President & Tutors, and give in a written Confession satisfactory to ym, if required; and if he refuses so to do, or dont reform speedily, he shall be publickly admonished in ye Hall, and if he continues after this obstinate & contumacious, he shall be expelled ye College; and ye President, or any two or more of ye Tutors are hereby Jmpowered & directed &c ye following part of ye Law stands as it was.

    The President began, mr Flynt concluded, wth prayer

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    At a Meeting of ye President & Fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge. Nov. 3. 1736.

    Present

    • mr President.
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Prince.826

    Heb. Jnstructions.

    Voted, yt ye Hebrew Jnstructions be attended827 as follows, viz.

    1) By ye Senior Sophisters, at ten of ye clock on Mondays, forenoon.

    Publish’d in ye Hall. Nov. 4. 1736

    2) By the828 Junior Sophisters, at eleven a Clock forenoon, on Saturdays.

    3) By ye Sophimores, on Thursdays two a Clock afternoon; & on Frydays & Saturdays at ten a Clock in ye forenoon.

    4) By ye Freshmen, at two a Clock afternoon on Frydays in ye College Hall.

    Attorney, in Rowley affairs

    That ye President, with ye advice of ye Committee of ye Corporation to manage ye affairs of ye College at Rowley, be Jmpowered to give a Letter of Attorney, cum potestate substituendi, in ye name of ye Corporation, to some Attorney at Law to appear in behalf of ye College in all Courts for ye defence of ye College right to one half of Warehouse pasture in Rowley, against mr Lambert and others.829

    At a Meeting of the Corporation at the College March 18th 1736/7830

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Treasurer831

    Funeral Oration

    Vote 1 Jt having pleased God in his Sovereign Providence on the 16th Jnstant to remove by Death The Revd mr Wadsworth Late President of Harvard College Voted That Mr Flynt be desired to make an Oration at the Funeral Solemnity in testimony of or respect to the worthy person deceased

    A hundred pounds to the Presidts Executrs

    2 That the Summ of one hundred pounds be paid by the Treasurer out of the College Treasury to the Executrs of the Late Revd President towards defraying his Funeral Charges in token of or grateful sense of His faithful Services in his office

    Mrs Wadsworth desired to continue in the Presidts house.

    3 That Mrs Wadsworth be desired Still to continue her dwelling in the Presidents house and Jf she pleases til the College has other Occasion for it

    Committee to prosecute in Law the affair of Mericoneag neck

    4 That mr Treasurer Hutchinson Mr Flynt Mr Appleton and Mr Bordman be a Committee to prosecute in Law a review of the case relating to Mericoneag neck at the next Superior Court in the County of York and they are desired to take the advice of some attourney at Law in said affair and agree832 with two or more attourneys as shal be thought best to assist to assist in prosecuting the said reveiw and that the necessary Charges of said Prosecution be defrayed out of the College Treasury

    mr Flynt desired to receive Colledge books & papers at the Presidents house

    5 That Mr Flynt be desired to receive into his care & Custody the College books and papers that are at the Presidents House and enter into the Corporations book such votes of the Corporation as have been passed at this time or shal be passed from time to time during the Vacancy of the Presidentship

    Mem.833 Dr Sewal began & Dr Wigglesworth Ended with Prayer

    [194]

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College in Cambridge April 6th 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Treasurer834

    Dodridges Legacy

    1 The Corporation having read a Letter to the Presidt from Henry Newman Esqr our attourney at London relating to Judg Dodridges Legacy of Ten pounds ꝑ annum that has not been paid Since February 1684 wch Letter gives us an account that there is little or no prospect of recovering anything of said Legacy or besure nothing worth the charge wch must necessarily arise in the further prosecution of that affair Therefore Voted That Mr Treasurer Hutchinson write to Mr Newman desiring an account of his Expences & trouble in Enquiring into the State of that Legacy and That he also send to Mr Talamy desiring an account of his disbursements upon the same affair

    Coll Fitchs Legacy of 300ƚƚ thanks vet

    2 The Late Honble Thomas Fitch Esqr having in his Last will & Testament given to Harvard College Three hundred pounds for the Education of Schollars of good Capacity for the work of the Ministry and the Treasurer having reported that he has received the said Legacy

    3 Voted That Mr Treasurer & Dr Sewal be desired be desired to Express to his Executrs the grateful Sence wch the Coporation has of the kind respect shewed to this Society by that Honble Person deceased and that the Clause of said Will relating to said Legacy be registred in the College book.

    Oration & Sermons on the Presidts death to be printed

    4 Voted That Mr Flynt be desired to give a Copy of his Oration at the Funeral of the Late President and that Dr Sewal Dr Wigglesworth & Mr Appleton be desired to give Copys of their Sermons wch the Preached upon the Occasion of the Presidents death in Order to their being printed and That Mr Treasurer & Dr Sewal be desired to agree with some proper person for the Printing three hundred Copys and The Charge to be diffrayed out of the College Treasury

    five pounds to Mr Flynt

    5 Voted That the Sum of five pounds be allowed to Mr Flynt out of the College treasury for his good Service in making an Oration at the funeral of the Late Reverend President

    Mr Monis Elected

    6 Voted That Mr Judah Monis be continued in the office of an Hebrew Jnstructr for the next year begining the first day of May next and that he be allowed one hundred pounds out of the College Treasury for his Service

    Prince of Cydar in the Buttery & 12d ꝑ barril Excise

    7 Voted That the Butler be allowed to Sell Cydar at 5 pence ꝑ quart from the begining835 of the quarter now runing until Commencemt he paying twelve pence ꝑ barril to the Steward for the Use of the College

    Price of Parts & bread in Kitchin & buttery

    8 Jn Consideration of the Extraordinary dearness of provisions viz beef at 9 pence ꝑ pound ꝑ the quarter and Small meat at 10 pence ꝑ pound and flower being at 50sh ꝑ hundred Voted That the Steward Charge 14d pence for a part at noon and 10 pence for a part at Night in the College Commons & Sizings in the Kitchin from the begining of this Quarter until further Order and that the Bread be 5 pence ꝑ Loaf in Commons from the begining of this quarter and in Sizings also from this time til further Order and that this Establishment of Commons & Sizings in the Kitchin & Buttery Continue til further Order of the Corporation or those of them residing in Cambridge

    9 That this meeting be adjourned to next Tuesday come Sevenight and Jf it be then foul weather til to next Wednesday

    Mr Appleton began & Mr Prince concluded with prayer

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College Apr. 19th 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer836

    New Letters of attourney in Mericoneag & Rowley affair

    Voted 1 That the Several Commitees Jmpowered for prosecuting or defending the College right to certain Lands at Mericoneag & Rowley take advice about giving out new Letters of attourney to or Counsellrs at Law in Consideration that the former Letters of attourney were signed by the president Lately837 deceased and that Jf upon advice it be found necessary that new Letters of attourney be made out That they [195] prepare them for the Corporation to sign at their next meeting

    mr Dimans account

    Voted 2 That the Treasurer pay to Mr Diman what remaines due of his Salary for Library keeper to the 18th of this Jnstant April upon his bringing a Certificate under the Hands of the Committee appointed to Jnspect the State of the Library that they find the books and other Things in good Order

    The Schollars Play place Enlarged

    3 That the Northerly part of the Land improved by the Late President and that adjoynes to the playing pasture for the Schollars be Layd open to the said playing pasture for the Enlargment of the same and Jf this should be any damage to Dr Wigglesworths or Mr Appletons fences or Lands adjacent the Corporation wil give it a just Consideration

    4 That upon Mr Dimans delivering up the Key to838 the Committee appointed to Jnspect the Library that they deliver the said Key to Sr Cook to take care of the Library til a Library keeper be Chosen

    Sprague

    5 That five pounds out of Captn Spragues Donation be allowed to Sprague for this year

    Ellis

    6 That the Jncome of the Lands at Dorchester given to the College by the Honble William Stoughton Esqr being nine pounds ꝑ annum be allowed to Ellis a Senr Sophister for this year

    Fessenden

    7 That Six pounds the Jncome of the Revd Mr Gibbs’s Donation be allowed to Fessenden Junr a Senr Sophister for this year

    Lunt

    8 That Six pounds the Jncome of Mr William Browns Donation be allowed to Lunt a Senr Sophister for this year

    Robinson

    9 That three pounds the Jncome of Mrs Mills’s Donation be allowed to Robinson a Junr Sophister for this year

    Chase

    10 That Six pounds the Jncome of Captn Flynta Donation be allowed to Chase a Junr Sophister this year

    Hillier

    11 That Six pounds the Jncome of certain Leases of Lands or Tenemts given to the College by the Honble Thorns Danforth Esqr be allowed to Hillier for this year

    Chipman Langden

    12 That Twelve pounds the Jncome of the Honble Benjamin Brown Esqrs Donation be divided Equally between Chipman a Junr Sophister & Langden a freshman for this year

    Clark

    13 That Six pounds the Jncome of Majr William Browns Donation be allowed to Clark a Sophimore for this year

    Newman

    14 That nine pounds the Jncome of the Honble Saml Brown Esqrs Donation be allowed to Newman a freshman for this year

    15 That the Consideration of the disposition of the income of the Revd Mr William Brattles Donation be left to another Meeting

    Proposal to Elect a Presidt

    16 The College being destitute of a president by the death of the Late Revd Mr Benjamin Wadsworth Voted that this Corporation doe therefore propose to proceed with convenient Speed to Elect a Successr in that office and that this their purpose be Lay’d before the Honble & Revd board of Overseers at their next Meeting for their Counsel & Consent

    Proposal to Spend some time in prayer

    17 Whereas the Chusing of a President is a matter of very great concern Therefore Voted That it be proposed to the Honble & Revd Overseers that they with the Corporation might Spend some convenient Time in prayer to God for his gracious direction in that Jmportant affair

    18 That this Meeting of the Corporation be adjourned to Tuesday next at Ten of the clock in the forenoon

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridg May 2. 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Treasurer839

    Voted That Mr Flynt & Mr Appleton be a Committee to agree wth Henry Prentice concerning his Making a ditch Stone wall in the front of the College Lot in the Common now in said Prentices improvemt

    The Corporations agreemt to the advice of the overseers

    The Honble & Revd Overseers having at their Last Meeting Consented to a Vote of the Corporation wherein they proposed that they with the Overseers should [196] spend some convenient Time in prayer to God for his gracious direction in the Jmportant affair of Chusing a President and the Overseers having agreed upon Wednesday the 4th Jnstant to be the time and the College Library to be the place for the purpose aforesd The Corporation Vote a Consent to to the time & place for the aforesd purpose

    The Overseers having Counselled and advised the Corporation to come to the Choice of a President next Wednesday in the afternoon The Corporation took the said advice into Consideration and voted that they would Endeavr to come to a Choice at the Time aforesd and this Meeting was adjourned to Wednesday at Ten of the Clock

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College at the College May 4th 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Treasurer

    A Meeting for the Choice of a President

    The forenoon was Spent in prayer with the Overseers

    Jn the afternoon The Corporation proceeded to the Choice of a President but could not come to a decisive Vote at that time and Jnformed the Overseers That they had Endeavoured to come to the Choice of a President but could not then Come to a decisive Vote and therefore thought it needful to take some further time to deliberate on that affair and hoped the Honble & Revd Overseers would agree with them in that their Thought and Then the Corporation withdrew—And after some time the Corporation sent for the Overseers Sent for the Corporation and his Excellency the Govr acquainted them that the board of Overseers Expected they would present the Choice of a President to them the 26th Jnstant at the Council Chamber in Boston and at three of the Clock in the afternoon to wch place & Time their Meeting was adjourned

    The Corporation agreed on a Petition To the Honble his Majestys Justices of the Superir Court of Judicature &c Sitting at Jpswich in the following words viz The Petition of the fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge in New England—Humbly Sheweth

    Petition to the Superr Court

    That Whereas There is a Case depending before yr Honrs in wch Thomas Lambert of Rowley Esqr and others are appellants and tht President and Fellows of Harvd College are Appellees and wee are Jnformed by Council Learned in the Law That by reason of the Vacancy in the Presidentship by the death of the Late President wee cannot properly and Legally proceed in pursuit or defence of any matter or action in Law—Therefore we humbly request yr Honrs that the Case aforesd may be continued to the next Superir Court to be held within and for the County of Essex when we hope wee may be in a proper Capacity to defend the Same—and yr petitioners shal ever pray &c wch petition was Signed by all the Members of the Corporation in Order to its being presented and this Meeting was adjourned to Monday the 16th of May

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College at the College May 16th 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer

    Election of a Presidt adjourned

    Voted that the Corporation not having made choice840 of a Presidt this day The further consideration of that affair be adjourned to next fryday

    Voted that this Meeting of the Corporation be adjourned to fryday next at Ten of the clock in the forenoon

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridge May 20th 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer

    Presidt Elected

    The further Consideration of the Election of a President for Harvd College841 having been Left to this day The Corporation proceeded to bring in their written Votes for a President & the Reverend Mr William Cooper Pastr of a Chh in Boston was Chosen to that Office

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    Choice of President to be presented to the Overseers

    That the aforesaid Choice of the Revd Mr William Cooper to the Presidentship be presented to the Honble & Revd Overseers of the College for their approbation & Consent at their Meeting by adjournment wch is to842 be on the 26th of this Jnstant in the Council Chamber at Boston

    Library keeper Chosen

    That Mr Marsh be Library keeper for this year and that he be allowed Twenty five pounds for his Service

    Commencent day appointed

    That the Commencemt for this year be on the first Wednesday of July next and that there be reasonable notice hereof given hereof843 in the publick prints any thing in the College Laws to the Contrary notwithstanding and that this vote be Layd before the Honble & revd Overseers for their Consent at the next meeting

    distribution of funeral Sermons & Oration

    That the funeral Sermons & Latin Oration published upon the death of the Late President be distributed as follows viz To the Govr Lt Govr and all the members of the Genl Court to the Ministers that are Overseers of the College to all in the instruction & govermt of the College and all the graduates residing there with other gentlemen in the Town of Cambridg to the Revd Ministers at the Convention Ten to Capt Wadsworth Ten to Maddam Wadsworth five to the Steward and that the rest be divided Equally amongst the Corporation to be distributed at their direction

    That this Meeting be adjourned to Boston to meet at the House of Dr Sewal the 26th Jnstant at Three of the Clock afternoon

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College at Boston May 26th 1737

    Present

    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer Hutchinson

    Choice of Mr Cooper to the Presidentship presented to the Overseers

    The Corporation then Presented the Choice of the Revd Mr Cooper to the office of a President to the Honble & Revd Overseers of the College for their Approbation at wch time the Revd Mr Cooper Sent a Letter to the Board of Overseers wherein he wholly Excused himself from that Service and the Overseers advised the Corporation to proceed Speedily to the Choice of a President

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridge May 30th 1737

    Present

     
    • 3
    • mr Flynt
    • mr Prince
     
    • 1
    • Dr Sewal
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • 2
     
    • mr Appleton
    • mr Treasurer844

    mr Holyoke Chosen President

    The Corporation brought in their written Votes for a President of the College and the Revd Mr Edward Holyoke Pastr of a Chh in Marblehead was Unanimously Chosen to that Office

    The Choice presented to the Overseers

    Voted That the aforesd Choice of the Revd Mr Edwd Holyoke to the Presidentship of Harvard College be presented to the Honble & Reverd Overseers for their approbation & Consent at their Meeting by adjournmt wch is to be on the Second of June next in the Council Chamber in Boston

    That Mr Flynt in the Name of the Corporation give Notice in the Publick Prints of the day appointed for the Commencemt

    to appoint Oratr respondents & questions &c for Commencemt

    That Mr Flynt Dr Wigglesworth & Mr Rogers be desired to appoint an Oratr and Respondents among the Candidates for their Second degree and to Supervise the Questions & appoint wch shal be disputed on at the Commencemt And That Mr Prince Mr Greenwood & Mr Sewal be desired to appoint Respondents & Questions to be disputed on by the Candidates for their first Degree & Supervise the Theses for the approaching Commencemt

    This Meeting was adjourned to Thursday next the 2d of June to meet at Dr Sewals House at three of the Clock in the afternoon

    Mr Prince begun & Mr Flynt concluded wth Prayer

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    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College at the College June 15 1737

    Present

    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Prince

    mr Hartshorn

    Mr Ebenerar Hartshorn having renewed his Petition to the Corporation that he may be admitted to the degree of Master of arts at the approaching Commencemt and the Honble & reverend Overseers of the College having Since the Last Vote of the Corporation upon that affair manefested their disposition that such a favr should be Considered conferred on him Therefore Voted that the said Hartshorn upon his paying College dues be admitted to the degree of Master of arts at the Next Commencement

    This Meeting was adjourned to next Tuesday at three of the Clock in the afternoon

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridg June 21 1737

    Present

    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewal
    • mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Treasurer

    Commencemt

    Whereas the Revd Mr Holyoke President Elect has not as yet accepted of the office and declines Managing the affaires of the approaching Commencemt Therefore Voted that Mr Henry Flynt & Mr Nathan Prince manage the publick affaires of the said day namely That Mr Prince Moderate the publick disputations of the Bachellours & give them their degrees in the forenoon and that Mr Flynt Moderate the disputations of the Masters and give them their degrees in the afternoon and that the Twenty shillings due from each Candidate for his first & second degree be Equally divided between Mr Flynt & Mr Prince

    Mr Prat

    Whereas Benjamin Prat of Hingham845 was for the space of two years a member of this Society and the Tutrs under whose care he was have given Testimony of his Superir Genius & great proficiency in Learning and also of his sober Conversation during his abode at the College and whereas by the Holy providence of God he has been deteined from College the two last years having been Exercised with grevious bodily afflictions and yet under his paines & difficulties has pursued his Studys with uncommon application and whereas he has now presented a Petition to the Corporation to be admitted to the degree of Bachellour of arts with the Class to wch he formerly belonged althô he shd not give his personal attendance by reason of his Lameness Therefore Voted that the said Prat be admitted to the degree of Bachellr of arts at the approaching Commencemt any Law of the College to the Contrary notwithstanding

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambr. June 23 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Treasurer846

    Commencemt

    The Honble & Revd Overseers of the College having at their meeting on June 22d 1737 disallowed the Vote of the Corporation of June 21 1737 relating to the persons appointed to manage the affaires of the approaching Commencemt and having declared it not adviseable that there should be two persons to preside in the Solemnitys of that day Therefore Voted that Mr Henry Flynt Preside in the publick Services of the next Commencemt and give degrees to the respective Candidates upon their Paying to Him 20 Shillings the usual Fees to the Presidt for such Honrs of the House & upon certifying to him according to Law that they have payd the other College dues

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambr. July 1st 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Wiggleswth

    Whereas the Genl Court is now sitting & may possibly sit next week therefore Voted That Coll Hutchinson & Dr Sewal be desired to wait on his Excellency the Govr the Honble the Council & the Honble House of representatives and Jnvite them to dine at the College on the Commencemt day

    Commencemt

    Mem. Jn case the Genl Court shal Sit till Commencemt day and the Govr should not incline to dine with the Overseers in the Library that then the Chamber848 behind Mr Flynts be furnished with tables & seats for a dinner

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    That Mr Flynt give a Certificate to the Trustees of Hopkinton concerning the Schollars upon Mr Hopkins foundation with respect to the time of their residing at the College the last year and the number of Exercises performed by them respectively.

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridge Sept. 14 1737

    Present

    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Applelton
    • Dr Sewal
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wiggleswth
    • Mr Treasurer849

    Jnauguration

    A Letter of the Revd Mr Holyoke to the Honble & Revd Overseers & to the Revd Corporation manifesting his acceptance of the office of a Presidt being read Voted that Application be made to his Excellency to Call an Overseers meeting for the Jnauguration of the Presidt with all convenient Speed

    Oratr

    That Mr Barnard make an Oration at the Jnstalment of the President

    Salarys

    That the Tutrs Salarys for this year be as follows Viz The Senr Tutrs £ 174 the 2d Tutrs £ 164 the 3d Tutrs £ 159 the 4th Tutrs £ 154 including Tuition money Mr Penoyers and Mr Glovers Legacy

    That there be allowed to Mr Professr Wigglesworth for this year the Sum of £ 147 in addition to his Salary from the Worthy Mr Hollis

    That there be allowed to Mr Professr Greenwood the Sum of £ 27 for this year in addition to that he receives from Mr Hollis & Mr Thomas Brattles Donation & from his Pupils

    Butler

    That Sr Cook be Butter for this year

    Schollars of the House

    That Checkley White & Robinson Senr Sophisters Niles & Vinal Junr Sophisters & Prince Sophimore be Schollars of the House for this year

    Memorandū That there be a Consideration had at the next meeting of Mr Nathl Hollis’s Schollars referring to their Paying Mr Greenwood for his Jnstruction

    Dr Sewal began & Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth Prayer

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of Harvd College in Cambridge Sept 19th 1737

    Present

    • mr Flynt
    • mr Appleton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • mr Prince

    This Vote acceptd850 by the Overseers wth a limitation of four Years.851

    Voted That for improving & perfecting the two Senr Classes Viz the Senr & Junr Sophisters in the Knowledge of the Mathematicks & Natural Philosophy the said Classes shal attend the publick & private Lectures & Jnstructions and the Course of Experimental Philosophy of the Hollissian Professr of the Mathematicks &c and under him goe thrô all those parts of the Mathematicks and Natural & Experimental Philosophy that are made his province by his founders Orders and that he have the same power to punish said Classes for their Neglects & misbehavirs as he had by a late Law now Expiring and in Consideration hereof that each Pupil belonging to the abovesaid Classes Those on Mr Thomas Hollis’s & Mr Nathl Hollis’s Foundation852 Excepted pay the Sum of fourty shillings ꝑ annum to said Professr and that it be Charged in the quarter Bills

    Voted That this Meeting be adjourned to Wednesday next at Six of the Clock in the Evening at the Presidents house853

    An Acct of President Holyoke’s Jnstallment and Oration see page 316854

    At a Meeting of the Corporation of855 Harvard College in Cambridge Wednesday Evening Sept 21. 1737. (by adjournment) at the Presdnts House.856

    Agreed that the Steward provide a Dinner in the Hall for the Entertainment of the Honble & Revd the Overseers on Wednesday next, being the day appointed for the Jnstallment of the President.

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    At a Meeting of the Corporac̄on of Harvard College. Oct. 20. 1737.

    Present

    • Mr Presidt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer857

    Voted. 1. That the Presidt with the Advice of the Com̄ittee of the Corporation to manage the Affairs of the College at Rowley be impower’d to give a Letter of Attorney cum potestate Substituendi858 in the Name of the Corporation to Some Attorney or Attorneys at Law, to Appear in behalf of the College in all Courts, for the Defence of the College Right to one half of Warehouse Pasture in Rowley, against Mr Lambert & Others.

    Butler Sr Phillips.

    2. That Sr Phillips be the Butler for the Current Year.

    Thanks to Dr Guise & Dr Watts for Books

    3. That the Presidt be desir’d to give the Thanks of the Corporation to the Revd Dr Guise of London, for the History of Popery given by him to the College Library, & also that He give their Thanks to the Revd Dr Watts of London also for his Book intitled, The859 Strength & Weakness of humane Reason, as also for a Pamphlet on Humility, given by Him to the Library.

    Address of Thanks to the Genll Court for Favours to the Coll. &c.

    4. That an Address of Thanks be presented to the Genll Court from the Corporation for their Favours to the College, more especially with respect to their late generous Grants, for the Encouragement of Learning & of the Settlemt of a Presidt And that the Presidt & Dr Wigglesworth draught the sd Address and being allow’d by those of the sd Corporation in Cambridge, The Presidt Dr Sewall & Dr Wigglesworth together with the Treasurer, be desir’d to present the Same.

    Repairs of the Presidts House

    5. That Dr Wigglesworth & Mr Steward Bordman be a Com̄ittee to consider of the Repairs to be made at the Presidts House as to the Well, Pump, Kitchen Chimney & wt else they shall judge needful, and that they be empowr’d to do what is proper in those Affairs.

    Steele’s Petition deferr’d

    6. That the Petition of Saml Steele B. A: of Yale College be deferr’d to the next Meeting of the Corporation.

    Raising price of Comns & Syzings

    7. Jn answer to Mr Steward Bordman’s Petition; That He be allow’d to charge Six pence ꝑ Loaf, in the College Com̄ons from the beginning of this Current Quarter & in the Syzings from this Day; And this Establishmt to continue till further Order, in Consideration of the Advance of Flower from Two pounds ten Shillings to Three pounds ꝑ Hundred.

    Steward’s allowance for bad Debts of Vaughan & Bell

    8. Jn Answer to Mr Steward Bordman’s Petition relating to Eliot Vaughan & Thos Bell, He be allow’d Eighteen Pounds 14/1 in his Acco wth the College Treasurer, expecting that He use all proper Endeavors to get the said Sum̄ of those his Debtors, and if he shall so do, that He give the College credit therefor.

    Presidt of the Rowley Com̄tee

    9. That the Presidt be added to the Com̄ittee Chosen for the Managing the Rowley Affair.

    Memo The Presidt began & Mr Appelton concluded wth Prayer.

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    Address of Thanks to the Genll Court.

    The Address voted in Vote 4. in the foregoing page was drawn & aggreed to as follows.

    This Address was presented Dec. 22. By the Presdt Dr Sewall Dr Wigglesworth & Mr Treasurr in the Council Chamber, & being put into the Governours hand, he Deliver’d it to the Secrty, to be read. After it was read being about to withdraw The Governr beck’ned to the Presidt & privately told him he believ’d it wd be more acceptable to the House if We shoul’d Present it ourselves to ym upon wch We withdraw, & having Sent in word yt We had Such an Address to present & directed the Messenger privately to inform Mr Speaker yt it had been already presented to the Upper house, We were informed, shou’d Soon be permitted to come up, accordingly all as aforesd attending, the Presidt presented it to Mr Speaker & after the Clarke had read it, We withdrew.

    To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esqȝ Captain Generall & Governour860 in Chief in and over his Majisties Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New- England, The Honble his Majesties Council, & the Honble the House of Representatives in General Court assembled; The humble Address of the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard-College in Cambridge in the County of Middlesex in the Province afforesd

    May it please yor Excellency & this Honble Court.

    As the Presidt & Fellows of Harvard College, have from time to time, as in Duty bound, presented their humble & hearty Thanks to the Honble the General Court, for the various Favours with wch they have indulg’d the sd Society, We also the present Presidt & Fellows of the said House, beg leave in the same gratefull Manner to Address Yor Excellency & this Honble Court, being truly Sensible of the great & many Advantages, Wee861 injoy for the promoting Religion & good Literature, and forwarding the general interests of the House, thro’ Yor Smiles upon Us, And more especially of the Jnstances of Yor Goodness & Generosity, in the former sessions of this Court the present Year, wherein you have not only continued Yor wonted Bounty, in a ready Grant of a Salary for the Presidt but when He declar’d himself loth to leave his People to the disadvantage of their interest (because You tho’t it the Advantage of of this Society that He should take upon Him that Charge to which Wee had elected Him) You most generously & freely gave to his said People Such a Summ as facilitated their Resignation of Him, to the Service of this Seminary; And besides have seen meet, in yor great Goodness to make to him the said Presidt a further Grant of an handsome Donative, to assist him in Defraying the Expence he hath been at, in removing from his People to recieve the said Charge, he862 had been so appointed to: And also for the repeated instances of Yor Goodness to the Divinity Proffessor: For all and Singular of wch Benefits, As we woud offer up our Sincere & hearty Praise to the infinitely Good & gracious God (who hath the Designs & inclinations of all Com̄unities of Men in His absolute direction) that He thus continually inclines Yor Hearts to promote the Welfare of this House; So We honour & give Thanks to Yor Excellency and this Honble Court as the happy Jnstruments whereby [202] God hath been pleas’d to convey such his Favours to us: Praying that the divine Providence would yet improve You, in helping forward & still continually promoting, the Jnterests of this Society; Nor doubt Wee Yor being ready Jnstruments in the hand of God to further every Such End: And for ourselves we hope, Our Behaviour to the Governmt shall alwaies be with Such Duty and Affection, as shall ingage a continuance of Yor Regards to Us, and that the863 Service & Benefit, which this Nursery of Learning & Religion, shall alwaies be, to these Churches of Christ, will continually864 incourage yor Smiles upon it.

    That the alwise God & wonderful Counsellor would graciously afford his divine Influences, to Yor Excellency & this Honble Court in all Things that shall come under Yor Deliberation, referring either to the Civil Concerns of this People, the Jnterest of these Churches or the Emolument of this Society is the Sincere & hearty Prayer of

    Cambr. Dec.865 6. 1737.

    Yor Excellency & Yor Honour’s most obedient, humble Servts

    Edward Holyoke Presdt

    Jn the Name and at the Desire of the Corporation of sd Harvard College.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Novr 25. 1737.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer.866

    Confesson & Admonic̄on of the Mathem. Professor

    Voted. 1. Whereas the Mathematical Professor notwithstanding repeated warnings & Admonitions given him by the Corporation & the Honbl867 & Revd the Overseers, hath been lately guilty of Various Acts of gross Jntemperance, by excessive drinking, to the dishonour of God & the great hurt & Reproach of this Society, wch upon Examination He made a free Acknowledgment of, Jt is therefore voted that the said Professor shall Exhibit an humble confession, of hi and at the Same time recieve an Admonition publicly in the Hall.

    Mathem Professor on his good Behaviour for 5. Mon:

    Voted. 2. That if the said Professor shall not manifest his Repentance by Such a Reformation, as shall give us an hopeful Prospect of his future Usefulness in the said College, we do judge it will be necessary, that he be remov’d from his said Office, within the Space of Five Months at farthest.

    Apparatus taken from the Math. Professor

    Voted. 3. That868 Mr President, Mr Flynt, Dr Wigglesworth, Mr Appelton & Mr Prince or any three of them the President being One, be a Com̄tee to inspect (with all convenient Speed) the Apparatus belonging to the College (now in the Custody of the Mathematicall Professor,) & See that [203] all the Jnstruments869 thereof, be deposited in the Apparatus Chamber and that the President take the Key of the said Chamber, into his Custody, till further Order of the Corporation.

    S. Steele’s Petition deferr’d.

    Voted. 4. That the Petition of Saml Steele B A: of Yale College (mention’d pag. 200. Vote 6.870) be further deferr’d to the next Meeting of this Corporation.

    Memo The President began & Mr Prince concluded wth Prayer.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard-College in Cambridge. Dec. 7. 1737.

    Present.

    • Mr President
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appleton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer.871

    Memo The Presdt opend the Meeting with Prayers & none at the Conclusion.

    The Math. Professor remov’d from his Office

    Voted. 1. Whereas the Mathematical Professor, notwithstanding repeated Warnings & Admonitions given Him by the Corporac̄on & the Honble & Revd the Board of Overseers, hath been lately guilty of various Acts of gross Jntemperance, by excessive Drinking, to the Dishonour of God, & the great hurt & Reproach of this Society, which sd Crimes He made a free Acknowledgmt of before the Corporation, at their Meeting Nov. 25. 1737. Whereupon among other Things it was Voted “That if the sd Professor shall not manifest his Repentance, by such a Reformac̄on, as shall give Us an hopeful Prospect, of his future Usefulness, in the said College, We do judge it will be necessary, that he be remov’d from his said Office, within the space of five Month at farthest;

    Which Vote not necessarily obliging Us, to tarry that Space of five Months, And inasmuch as it appears to Us, That in a few daies after his being thus put upon his Probation, He hath Twice relaps’d into the said Crime, And hath been guilty of great Contempt of the said Corporation, in Refusing to appear before Them, when repeatedly requir’d thereto; Therefore Voted, That He be remov’d from his Office of Hollissian Professor of the Mathematics & Natural & Experimental Philosophy in Harvard- College: And that this Vote be presented to the Honble & Revd the Board of Overseers (At their Meeting by Adjour̄mt Dec. 8. 1737) for their Consent

    The Apparatus Ch. Door to be fore’d upon Condition.

    Voted. 2. That if the Mathematical Professor shall refuse to allow the Com̄tee (appointed for that Purpose) to inspect the Apparatus,872 They873 proceed by force to open the Door of the Apparatus Chamber.

    Favour ask’d of Mr Agent Quincy

    Voted. 3. That this Corporation beg the Favour of the Honble Judge Quincy (now bound on a Voyage to G. Britain, as Agent for this Province) That He would do all such Service to the Jnterests of Harvard College, That he shall have convenient Opportunity for; And that Mr Presdt be desir’d to write a Letter to the said Mr Agent Quincy of that Jmportance, in our Name874 & behalf.

    S. Steeles Petition deferr’d

    Voted 4. That the Petition of Saml Steele B: A: of Yale College (mention’d pag. 200. Vote 6.875) be further deferr’d to the next Meeting of this Corporation

    Meet. Adjourn’d

    Voted. 5. That this Meeting be adjourn’d to Doctor Sewall’s House at Boston, between the Hours of Two & three in the Afternoon.

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    At a Meeting of the Corporation, the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Feb. 28 1737

    Present.

    • Mr President.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall.
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer.876

    Voted. 1 That Thomas Barnard M. A. be allowed the Sum̄ of five pounds, for his Service in making an Oration, at the Jnstalment of the Presdt in September last

    S. Steele’s petition for a Degree of MA. Denied.

    2. That Samuel Steele B. A. of Yale College his Petition to be allowed a Degree of Master of Arts the next Com̄encement, be answered in ye Negative.

    The tutors Petition for allowance for Extrady Services assented granted.

    3. That the Petition of the Tutors praying they may be allowed the Rents of Massachusetts Hall for one half year, During which time (the Presdts Chair being Vacant) they perform’d extraordinary Exercises, be granted, deducting the necessary expences for repairs in said time.

    Dr Wigglesworth of the Rowley Com̄tee

    4. That Dr Wigglesworth be added to the Com̄tee concern’d in the laying out the Money arising from the Sale of Rowley lands.

    Memo The Presdt began & Mr Flynt concluded wth prayer.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Mar. 8. 1737.

    Prest

    • Mr Presdt
    • Mr Appelton.
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurr877

    Caverly’s Farm to be purchas’d

    Voted. 1: That Mr Anthony Caverly’s Farm at Waltham be purchased for the use of Harvard College, with the Money procur’d by the sale of the lands at Rowley (given to the sd College by the Revd Mr Ezekiel Rogers of sd Rowley) together with such other Moneys as shall be necessary therefor; Provided we can agree with him the sd Caverly as to the Price, & shall be satisfied in the Tide of sd Farm.

    2. Vols of Selden de Synedriis again Reed into the Library frō Mr Frink.

    2. That the Revd Mr Frink’s Petition (desiring that One pound two Shillings, wch he gave for the first & third Volumes of Selden de Synedriis out of the Library, should be return d to him, & the sd Books again recd into the Library) be granted

    Checkley’s allowance as Scholar of the House transferr’d to the other Five.

    3. That, Checkley one of the Scholars of the House having desir’d to be excus’d from acting in that Capacity, the four pounds wch should have been his allowance, be equally divided among the five other Scholars of the House, they taking Care to do the Business that belonged to his District.

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    Phillips Ferryman allow’d Six pounds for loss of His878 Boat.

    4. That John Phillips the Ferryman be allow’d Six pounds 5/in Consideration of having lost his boat by stress of Weather.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College in Cambridge ♂. Mar. 21. 1737.

    Prest

    • Mr Presdt
    • Dr Sewall.
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurr879

    Comittee to attend in case of a Review of the Rowley Lands

    Voted. 1. That Mr Presdt Mr Treasurr Hutchinson, Mr Appelton & Mr Stewd Bordman, be desir’d to Attend the Superr Court @ Jpswich, in May880 next, if Mr Lambert shall then & there prosecute a Review of the Case of the Rowley lands between him and the College.

    Mr Prince’s Acco allow’d

    2. That Mr Prince’s Acco of Expences (for Two quadrants of Altitude & Journeys to Boston for them, as also for getting881 sundry Library books transported to and from Boston) amounting to the Sum̄ of four pounds fourteen Shillings & Six pence, be allowed.

    Boxes to be provided for the Library Books.

    3. That the Members of the Corporac̄on in Town with Mr Stewd Bordman be a Com̄tee to provide Boxes for the Books in the Library, fitted wth handles &c wr by the said Library may be Speedily & Safely remov’d in case of Fire.

    Mr Frizzell’s and Mam Saltonstall’s Legacies to be demanded and if Occasion be, Sued for.

    4. Whereas Mr Jno Frizzell deceas’d (Nephew of John John Frizzell Esqȝ deceas’d) & Madam Dorothy Saltonstall Relict of the said John Frizzell Esqȝ, did Each of Them in their last Will882 & Testament, make a Donation to H. College, which Legacies have not yet been paid, Therefore Voted that Mr Treasurer Hutchinson make a proper demand of the sd Legacies at the hands of the Executrs of the sd respective Wills, & if need be, enter into a Course of Law, for the recovery of the Same.

    Memo Mr Presdt began & Dr Sewall concluded wth Prayer

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College in Cambridge ♀. Apr. 7. 1738

    Prest

    • The Presdt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurr883

    Costs arising from Mr Rogers’s Suit with Majr V. Discharg’d

    Mr Treasurer having laid before us the Acco of Charge arising by the law-Suit between Major Vassall & Mr Rogers amounting to the Sum̄ of Sixty three pounds four Shillings & Six pence, Upon looking back upon the Votes of the Corporation relating to that Affair & considering many circumstances of it

    Voted. 1: That the said Sum̄ be paid out884 of the College [206] Treasury, & that the Bond or Note, given to the Treasurer by Mr Rogers, be given up or return’d to him, he paying the Balla of Accos (between Him and the Coll. Treasurr) relating to that Affair.

    The Presdt to write to the R. Mr R. Cotton of Warmister885

    2. That having read a Letter from the Revd Mr Roland Cotton of Warmester in G. Britain, by Him sent to Mr Professor Greenwood, The Presdt be desir’d to write a Suitable Letter in Answer to Such Things therein contain’d, as referr to the Jnterest of the College.

    Odlin

    3. That Six pounds of the Revd Mr Gibbs’s Donation, be allowed to Odlin this Year.

    Rogers & Rust

    4. That Six pounds the income of Mr William Browne’s donation, & three886 pounds the income of Mrs Mills’s donation be equally divided between Rogers Senr887 & Rust

    Child.

    5. That Six pounds the Jnterest of Capt Flynts Legacy be allow’d to Child.

    Bates

    6. That Six pounds the income of certain Lands of Framingham, the leases of wch were given to the College by the Honble Tho. Danforth Esqȝ, be allow’d to Bates this Year.

    White Senr

    7. That Twelve pounds the income of the Honble Benja Browne’s legacy be allow’d to White Senr this Year.

    Chipman

    8. That Six pounds the income of Majr William Browne’s donation be allow’d to Chipman.

    Clarke

    9. That Nine pounds the income of Colo Saml Browne’s Donation be allow’d to Clarke.

    The two Oliver’s

    10. That the Sum̄ of Forty & five Pounds the income of the Revd Mr W. Brattle’s Legacy for three888 years, be equally divided between the Two Olivers

    Hellyer Gay Newman Langdon Senr Davis junr

    11. That Eighteen pounds the Jncome of the Honble Colo Fitch’s Legacy, be divided to the Severall Scholars here after named & in the following proportions, Viz. To Hellyer Six pounds, To Gay, Newman, Langdon & Davis, Three pounds Each.

    Memo The Presdt began & Dr Wigglesworth concluded wth Prayer.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College in Cambridge ☽ Apr. 17. 1738

    Present.

    • The Presdt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer.889

    Address to be made to890 the Genll Court for Liberty to Sell Lands

    Vote. 1. Forasmuch as the Money arising from the Sale of the Revd Mr Ezekiel Rogers’s [207] Lands at Rowley is insufficient to answer the Price of the Farm we have purchas’d at Waltham, & inasmuch as there are several Parcells of Land of a low Rent in proportion to their Value in and about Cambridge, belonging to the College, all wch are Com̄on on Rights or purchases of the College; Therefore Voted that we address the Genll Court for Liberty to make Sale of Sd several parcells of Land.

    2. That the above Vote be laid before the Honble & Revd the overseers for their Acceptance.

    The apparatus to be again com̄itted in to the hands of the Mathem. Professr

    Memo This Vote executed Apr. 19. 1738

    3. The Honble & Revd Overseers having upon the Mathematical Professor’s, humble confession of his past Miscariages, deferr’d the Consideration of the Vote of the Corporation, relating to his Removal from his Office, till their next Meeting, and the Sd Professor by that Means, continuing in the exercise of his Office, And it being necessary in order to his instructing the Youth in Experimental Philosophy (who by law are oblig’d to pay for said Jnstructions) that He have the Use of the Apparatus; And nothing appearing, since the last Meeting of the Overseers, but that Mr Professor Greenwood behaves himself, with sobriety & Diligence in his Office, Therefore Voted, That the Apparatus be again com̄itted to the Care of the sd Professor till further Order of the Corporation, he giving a Receipt to the sd Corporation, for the several parts of the said Apparatus.

    4. That the Members of the Corporation in Cambridge or any three of them, the Presdt being One, be a Com̄ittee to look after the Execution of the above Vote.

    Tuition Money increas’d vid. pag. 247.891

    5.892 Whereas the Vote of the Corporation for raising the Tuition Money bearing Date Apr. 8. 1735. will expire at the End of this Quarter, & forasmuch as most of the Com̄odities & Necessaries of life, are much raisd in price, Therefore Voted, That at the expiration of this Quarter The Tuition money lie thirty Shillings ꝑ Quarter or Ten Shillings in the New Tenour, Which Sum̄ is not equal to the Settlemt of the sd Tuition Money more than fifty years agoe; This Settlemt to continue for four Years.

    Fund for the Math. Professr ship893 enlarg’d Vide pag. 237.894

    6. That the two Senr Classes (Such of Them as are on Mr Thomas and Mr Nathl Hollis’s Foundation excepted) do pay to the Mathematical Professor five shillings each ꝑ Quarter in the New Tenour or an equivalent thereto, which is Scarce equal to the Sum̄ wch by His Founder’s Rules, He was allow’d to Recieve. This Settlemt to continue the Term of four Years.

    Memo Mr Prince concluded wth Prayer.

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    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College, Apr. 25. ♂. 1738.

    Prest

    • The Presdt
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall

    Voteed That the severall Pieces of Land hereafter mention’d, are those wch we mean to ask Leave of the Genll Court to make sale of, according to Vote 1. in the im̄ediately proceeding Page

    1. Four Com̄on Rights upon Menohtomy Plain Conta about four or five Acres.

    Leave to be ask’d to sell these Coll. Lands

    2. A small piece at Menohtomy in the Occupac̄on of Jno Swan nearly Two Acres.

    3. A piece of Mowing land at Menohtomy conta about Seven Acres & an half,

    4. A Lot at Lexington containing also about Seven Acres & an half.

    5. An Acre & an half of Meadow in the W. fields by fresh pond.

    6. A piece of Land about three Acres & an half in Cambridge Neck, had in Exchange with the Honble Deputy Governr Danforth.

    7. A Piece of Land at896 N. Town containing about thirty Acres.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College at Cambridge June. 16. 1738.

    Present.

    • The Presdt
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Prince.897

    Vote. 1. That the Com̄encement this Year be on the first Wednesday of July next.

    Com̄encmt Settl’d

    2. That the following Advertisement be put into the Public News-Letter, requiring898 the Candites for their Second Degree this Year to attend at the College the twenty eighth Jnstant

    Cambridge June 16. 1738

    Advertisement for the Mastrs to appear at the College.

    ‘These are to give Notice to the Candidates899 for their second Degree this Year, that they attend at the College in this place, by the twenty900 eighth Day of this instant & if any Neglect to give their attendance by that Time without Sufficient Reason therefor, they may not expect their Degree this year

    Edwd Holyoke Presdt of

    Harvard College.

    Letter of Attorney to be given to prosecute the Review of Merikoneag Case.

    3. That the Presdt be desird to Sign a Letter of Attorney in the Name of the Corporc̄on to one or more Attorney’s at Law, cum potestate Substituendi &c to prosecute their Review of the Merikoneag Case at the Supr Court to be holden in the County of York, on the Twentieth of this instant Month June

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    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge June 26. 1738

    Present

    • The President
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall

    Curwin & Woodberry

    Vote, 1: That Mr Curwin & Mr Woodberry being at Sea, shall agreable to their Request, have their Second Degree granted them this Year upon the Discharge of their College Dues.

    Mr Bliss

    2. That Mr Bliss agreable to his desire shall be allow’d his Second Degree this Year, paying the College Dues, in that respect, That he shall be in the Catalogue, put at the Bottom of the Class 1732,902 & that it shall be particularly mention’d wt year he took his Second Degree in, his Name being by a line Separated from the rest of the Class.

    3. That the following Memorial, Sign’d by the Presdt in the Name of the Corporac̄on, be laid before the Genl. Court now Sitting

    Memorial to be presented to the Genl Court, with respect to a Bridge over Charis River & another Ferry

    ‘To his Excellency Jona Belcher Esqȝ, Capt. Genl and Governr in Chief in & over his Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in N. England, The Honble his Majesty’s Council, & the house of Representatives in Genl Court assembled,

    The Memorial of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge humbly sheweth,

    That whereas We are inform’d there are now lying before this Honble Court Petitions from Sundry Gentlemen referring to a Ferry & Bridge, over Charles River and inasmuch as that Affair, must necessarily very much affect the interest of the College, Wee therefore as wee think ourselves in duty bound beg leave to make the following Representation wth respect thereto, Vizt

    That our Fathers in the Earliest Days of this Country, out of their pious care for Religion & Learning were pleas’d to give the revenues of the Ferry over Charles River, to the Use & benefit of the College wch have been a very Considerable part of the Support of sd Society, and it is as Yor Excellency & Honrs are Sensible, in Some proportion to the increase of the Country a growing interest, and upon wch the College very much depends, for defraying its growing Charges.

    We beg leave also further to represent to Yor Excy & Honours, that we apprehend, that any nearer and more ready Passage, over the sd River and especially by a Bridge, will cause Such an increase of Company &c at the College, that thereby the [210] Scholars will be in danger of being too much interrupted in their Studies, & hurt in their Morals. But if this Honble Court shall see cause to grant any of the Petitions relating to a Bridge or another Ferry; and Yet903 we hope & Trust Yor Excy & Honours, in Yor Wise & tender care for the sd College, will prevent its receiving any Detriment; by making such provision as you shall in Yor great Wisdom, judge proper for the Securing an Equal904 interest & One that may be equally growing; And will also consider wt Methods may be taken, for preventing so great a Resort of Company to the College, as Such a Short and easy Access to it may probably Occasion.

    But we are perswaded that this Honble Court are so sensible howmuch the whole country is interested in the flourishing of Religion & Learning in this Society, that We doubt not, but We may depend upon Yor Wisdom & care in a Matter of so great Jmportance to it, & Yor Memorialists as in duty bound shall ever pray &c

    Cambridge June. 26. 1738.

    Edwd Holyoke Presdt in the Name of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College.

    Butler & Sterwd allow’d 20/ꝑ year for making up &c the punishment Billis.

    4. That whereas the Corporation by a Vote June 26. 1735. gave the Butler Twenty Shillings for his trouble in drawing out the list of particular Punishments, but have not yet allow’d, any thing to the Stewd for his Trouble, in annexing sd Punishments to the Scholars particular Accounts, & Sending it to their Parents or Guardians, Voted that He as well as the Butler, be allowed the Sum̄ of Twenty Shillings, out of the Punishments yearly from June 26, 1735. & til further Order.

    care to be taken about Disorders at Com̄encmt.

    5. That the Presdt & Tutors be desir’d to concert Measures with the Justices of the Town, with respect to the preventing Disorders on the Com̄encemt and the Night & Days following in905 that Week, and that the Charges thence arising be defrayed at the Expence of the College.

    Memo The Presdt began with prayer

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College in Cambridge on the Com̄encmt Morn. Viz 5. July 1738

    • Prest The Presdt Mr
    • Flynt, Dr Sewall, Dr
    • Wigglesworth, Mr
    • Appelton, Mr
    • Treasurr906

    Mr Hovey denied his 2d Degree

    Voted 1. that Mr Jvory907 Hovey applying for His Second degree be not allowed, because absent & giving no Sufficient Reason for Such Absence.

    Sr Weld allow’d his first Degree

    Mr Russell his 2d Degree

    Mr Cary his 2d Degree

    2. That Weld being absent by reason of great Sickness have his first degree with his Class this year, as also, That Mr William Russell absent at Sea be allowed his Second degree with His Class this Year, And that [211] Mr Henry Cary who neglected to Come for his Second Degree in the time of it with his Class anno 1736. be allowed his Second Degree this Year, The sd Cary & Russell having discharged their College Dues in that regard.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge. Jul. 10. 1738.

    Prest

    • The President.
    • Mr Flynt.
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Wigglesworth

    The Apparatus taken from the Math. Professor

    Vote. 1: The Corporation (having as ꝑ Vote 3d pag. 207.909 comitted the College Apparatus to the care of the Mathematical Professor till their further Order) Now Vote that Mr Professor Greenwood forthwith delivr up the key of the910 Apparatus Chamber to the President.

    Notifications to be put up—about the Sale of the lands mentiond pag. 208.911

    2. Where as the great & Genl Court, in their late Sessions, have granted liberty to the Corporation to make Sale of Certain pieces of Land belonging to the College in and about Cambridge, Therefore Voted that there be proper Notifications set up, at some public Places in Cambridge, Watertown, Newton & Lexington, Signifying the design of the sd Corporation to make sale of the sd Pieces of Land as soon as they can have a Suitable price for them.

    The Corp. adjourn’d.

    3. That the Corporation be adjourn’d to Six a Clock to morrow evening at the Presdts House.

    Math. Professor delivd the Key of the Apparatus Chamber to the Presdt

    July. 11. 1738. The Corporac̄on having Met according to Adjournment, brake up without any Vote, for that the Presdt had before that, recd of the Mathematical Professor the key of the Apparatus Chamber, & for that it912 was only on acco of any Difficulties we might Meet with in that Affair, that the Adjournment was made

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of H. College in Cambridge Jul. 17. 1738.

    Prest

    • The Presdt
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton913

    Com̄tee for Sale of Coll. Lands.

    Voted. That the Presdt, Mr Flynt (& in his absence Dr Wigglesworth) Mr Appelton & Mr Stewd Bordman be a Com̄ittee to bargain with Persons for the Sale of the Several Pieces of Land belonging to the College, wch the Genl Court have gran-[212]ted Liberty to the Corporac̄on of Sd College to make sale of.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard-College in Cambridge Aug. 30. 1738.

    Present

    • The President
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer914

    Officers Chosen

    Voted 1. That We will at this Time proceed to bring in our written Votes for an Hollissian Professor of the Mathematics & Natural & Experimental Philosophy, in Harvard College915 That Professor having been lately remov’d from his Office, wrby the sd Professorship is become vacant.

    Mr Jno Winthrop Mathemat. &c Professor

    2. That Mr John Winthrop of Boston Master of Arts be the Hollissian Professor of the Mathematics & Natural & Experimental Philosophy in Harvard-College.

    Mr Monis Hebrew instructor

    3. That Mr Judah Monis be continued in the Office of Hebrew-Jnstructor, for this Year, beginning the First day of May last past & be allowed 100ƚ for yt Service

    Mr Marsh Library-Keeper.

    4. That Mr Marsh be the Library-Keeper for this Year, beginning May 20th last past.

    Sr Phillips Butler.

    5. That Sr Phillips be the Butler for the current Year.

    Tutors & other Officers Salaries

    with

    Additions to them.

    6. That the Tutors Salaries this Year be as follows. The Senr Tutor £.174. The Second £164. The Third £159. The fourth £.154. And that there be allow’d to Mr Professor Wigglesworth, in addition to his Salary from Mr Hollis £147. And forasmuch the as the Necessaries of Life are grown dearer, And the Tuition money hath been raised, whereby the Corporation is enabled to make Additions to the Salaries of the Several Officers of the College, Therefore Voted that there be an Addition of £31. to each of the Tutors Salaries, And £40 to that of the Divinity Professor, And £10. to that of the Treasurer. To that of Mr Monis the Hebrew instructor £10. for this Year.

    Memo The Presdt began & Mr Appelton concluded wth Prayer

    At a Meeting of the President & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge, Sep. 22. 1738.

    Present.

    • The President.
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth
    • Mr Treasurer.916

    Hollis Scholars

    Voted. 1. That Clarke, Gardner, Putnam, Vinall Holt, Gay, White Senr, Hoar, Hale junr, & Langdon Senr,917 be upon Mr Thomas Hollis’s Foundation, And That Browne [213] arid White junr be upon Mr Nathl Hollis’s Foundation for this year.

    Scholars of ye House

    2. That Niles, Palmer, Prince, Barnard, Willis & Snell be Scholars of the House this Year & that each of Them be allowed four pounds for that Service.

    Mr Hopkins’s Bachelours.

    3. That Ebenzr Bridge, Elias Parkman, Andrew Eliot, & Benja Pratt Bachelours of Art, be upon Mr Hopkins’s Foundation this Year

    Mr Cooks allowance for keeping Library one Month.

    4. That Mr Cook be allowed fifty Shillings, for keeping the Library from the time Mr Diman left it, Apr. 18 1737. To the time Mr Marsh was voted into that office, the 20th Day of May next ensuing.

    The Mathem. Proffes. to be presented to the Overseers

    5. That the Election of Mr John Winthrop Master of Arts, to the Office of Hollissian Professor of the Mathematics & Natural & Experimental Philosophy in Harvard College, as by the Second Vote pass’d in our Meeting Aug. 30 last past, be presented to the Honble & Revd the Overseers, at their next Meeting for their Approbation.

    Com̄ittee to Manage Shaushin Farm.

    6. That the Presdt, Mr Flynt & Mr Treasurer or any Two of them, be empowr’d to make, as Soon as may be, Conclusive bargains with the Tenant of the College Farm, at Shawshin, Such as may be most for the interest of the College, and that they be also empowred to agree on an high Way thro’ sd Farm, if they shall judge convenient.

    Memo The Presdt began & Mr Flynt Concluded with prayer.

    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard-College in Cambridge Sep. 29. 1738.

    Present

    • The Presdt
    • Dr Wigglesw.
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Sewall

    Henly’s Readmission denied.

    Vote 1. The Presdt & Tutors & Proffesor having laid before the Corporation a Vote of their’s for the readmission919 of Henly into the College again who was expell’d Sometime in April last past, as also another whereby he was to take place920 in to the Sophimores Class, they refus’d their consent to them more especially because there was no Confession of his crimes provided for, by sd Votes.

    Meeting adjourn’d

    2. That this Meeting be adjourn’d to Tuesday the fourth day of October next, to Meet in the Library.

    Memo The Presdt began wth Prayer.

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    At a Meeting of the Presdt & Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge Oct. 24. 1738

    Prest

    • The Presdt
    • Mr Flynt
    • Mr Appelton
    • Dr Sewall
    • Mr Prince
    • Dr Wigglesworth