The History of Dartmouth College
by Baxter Perry Smith
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Collected at the Rev. Messrs. Reynell's and Chapman's 27 6 0


Mr. Thomas Windiat 5 5 0 Mr. John Rowe 3 3 0 Mr. Roger Lang 1 1 0 Richard Turner, Esq. 1 1 0 A person unknown 1 1 0 Dr. Lavington 10 6 The Rev. Mr. Jago 7 3 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Dowdell's 8 2 5


John Humphries, Esq. 10 0 0 The Rev. Mr. Jones 1 1 0 The Rev. Mr. Hayward 10 6 From sundries 1 19 0 Collected at the Rev. Messrs. Graham's and Haydon's 21 0 10


Mr. Parsons 3 3 0 Mrs. Lewis 3 3 0 Mrs. Mary Moore 2 2 0 Mr. Hamilton 2 2 0 Mrs. Glass 1 1 0 Mr. Lewis 1 1 0 Mr. John Bosley 1 1 0 Mr. Atherton 1 1 0 Mr. Smith 1 1 0 Mr. Ensmarch, Sen. 1 1 0 Mr. Isaac Ensmarch 1 1 0 Miss Ensmarch 1 1 0 A person unknown 1 1 0 The Rev. Mr. Follett 10 6 Mrs. Glass 10 6 The Rev. Mr. Kiddall 10 6 Mr. Zelby 10 6 Mr. Gilbert 10 6 Mr. Frank Besly 10 6 Mr. Besly, Jr. 10 6 Mrs. Lane 10 0 Mr. Barn Besly 5 3 Mrs. Munt 5 3 Mrs. Kiddall 3 0 Mr. Anstey 2 6 Mrs. Hudford 2 6 Mrs. Lachgate 2 6 Mr. Raddon 2 6 Mr. Small 2 6 Mr. James 2 0 Mr. Rathew 1 6 Mr. Gill, Jr. 1 0 Mr. Knight 1 0 Mrs. Stone 1 0 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Kiddal's 2 9 9-1/2 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Follett's 2 4 0 Sent to be added to the above, per Mr. Parminter 2 8 0


Mr. Daniel Haddon 3 3 0 Mr. Thomas Saward 2 2 0 Mrs. Haddon 1 1 0 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Parry's 6 4 0


Collected at the Rev. Messrs. Shepherd's and Arnold's 6 0 10 Rev. Mr. Johnson 10 6


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Handcock's 24 8 2


Richard Clarke, Esq. 1 11 6 Mrs. Elizabeth Churley 1 1 0 Rev. Mr. Lamport 10 6 Rev. Mr. Greenway 10 6 Rev. Mr. John Windsor, Rector 10 6 Mr. Nicholas Wreford 5 0 Unknown 5 0 Mrs. Hill 4 0 Mr. Hucker 4 0 The Quakers 1 16 0 Unknown 2 0 The collection 3 1 6


Collected at the meeting 3 14 3-3/4


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Jones' 18 7 7 Mr. Brockhurst 1 1 0 Mrs. Skinner 1 1 0 The Rev. Mr. Steele 7 6


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Mylett's 14 11 3


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Fisher's 15 3 1


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Field's and at the Rev. Mr. Day's 23 12 10


Sundry subscriptions sent to the Rev. Mr. S. Reader 29 0 10 Collected at the Rev. Mr. S. Reader's 9 4 8


Edward Baker, Esq. 3 3 0 Major Seward 1 7 0 Rev. Mr. Gardner 1 1 0 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Gardner's 10 0 8


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Boarman's 5 18 3


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Grant's 9 1 1


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Kettle's 5 13 4


Mrs. Bakewell 2 2 0 Unknown, per sundries 8 6 6 Ditto 14 6 Collected at the Rev. Mr. King's 4 1 6


The Rev. Mr. Blackmore 2 2 0 Mr. Cooke 1 1 0 By private subscriptions 21 5 3 A donation from the Public Fund 7 13 3 Collected at the Rev. Messrs. Urwick's and Pointing's 21 2 6


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Cole's, etc. 33 19 3-1/2


Collected at the Rev. Messrs. Robin's, Stillingfleet's, and Griffith's 42 8 8-1/2


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Llewellin's 10 3 0


James Milnes, Esq. 3 3 0 John Milnes, Jr., Esq. 2 2 0 Mr. Richard Lamb 1 1 0 Mr. John Lamb 10 6 Collected at the Rev. Mr. William Turner's 11 15 9


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Palmer's 18 9 3-1/2 By sundries 2 4 0 Brought by Mr. Field to be added to ditto 2 7 4


The Rev. Mr. Harmer 1 1 0 Given by the Trustees 5 5 0 Collected at the Rev. Mr. Harmer's 5 6 0 Sent afterwards 16 0


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Medley's 30 0 0


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Meek's 8 17 5


Collected by the Rev. Mr. Chapman 2 15 0


Collected at the Rev. Mr. McGregor's 2 0 0


Collected by the Rev. Mr. Sweetland 20 0 0


Mr. Bullock 1 1 0 Mr. Gilson 1 1 0 Dr. Dumaresque 1 1 0 Rev. F. C. Parsons 10 6 Dr. Daniel 10 6 Mr. John Taylor 10 6 Collected by Rev. Mr. Evans 6 4 3-3/4


Collected at the Rev. Mr. Whiteside's 19 14 3 Ditto at Rev. Mr. Howe's 27 10 0 ————————— Total L9,494 7 7-1/2

Donations in Scotland amounted to about L2,500.


The King's most gracious Majesty, by advice of his Excellency John Wentworth, Esq., his Majesty's governor of the province of New Hampshire, and of his council, a Charter of the township of Landaff, about 24,000 acres.

Honorable Benning Wentworth, Esq., late governor of New Hampshire, 500 acres, on which the College is fixed in Hanover.

Hon. Theodore Atkinson, Esq., 500 acres.

Theodore Atkinson, Jr. Esq., one right.

Hon. Mark H. Wentworth, Esq., one right in Plainfield.

Hon. J—— Nevin, Esq., half a right.

William Parker, Esq., half a right in Piermont.

Hon. Peter Levius, Esq., one right in Piermont.

Hon. Daniel Warner, Esq., one right in Leichester.

Hon. John Wentworth, Esq., one right in Thetford.

Hon. Daniel Pierce, Esq., 500 acres.

Samuel Livermore, Esq., 300 acres in Chatham.

Walter Bryent, Esq., one right in Burton.

John Moffat, Esq., one right in Masons-Claim.

Matthew Thornton, Esq., one right in Castleton.

Mr. Ebenezer Smith, 100 acres.

Phillips White, Esq., 250 acres in Wentworth, and 250 in Warren.

Col. Jonathan Grulley, 125 acres in Wentworth, and 125 in Warren.

John Phillips, Esq., seven rights in Sandwich.

Col. Nathaniel Folsom, one right in Sandwich.

Col. Nicholas Gilman, 100 acres in Sandwich.

Samuel Folsom, Esq., 50 acres in Sandwich.

Mr. Enoch Poor, 100 acres in Sandwich.

Col. Clement March, one right in Addinson, and one right in Leichester.

Robert Fletcher, Esq., 100 acres.

John Wendal, Esq., one right in Barnard.

Walter Bryent, Jr. Esq., one right in Burton.

Hunking Wentworth, Esq., half a right in Barnard.

Reuben Kidder, Esq., half a right in Campton.

Col. Jonathan Moulton, 250 acres in Orford, 250 in Piermont, 250 in Relhan, and 250 in Moultenboro'.

Mr. John Moulton, 100 acres in Moultenboro'.

Mr. Moses Little, two rights in Saville.

Mr. Samuel Emerson, 100 acres in Saville.

Mr. William Moulton, 300 acres in Stonington.

Mr. James Jewet, 100 acres in Stonington.

Mr. Adam Cogswel, 100 acres in Stonington.

Col. Jacob Bayley, 240 acres.

Timothy Bedel, Esq., 80 acres.

Capt. John Hazen, 240 acres.

Benjamin Whiting. Esq., 240 acres in Newbury and Topsham.

Israel Morey, Esq., 400 acres in Orford, and other towns, handy for the use of the school.

Mr. Noah Dewey, 80 acres in Orford.

Capt. Noah Dewey, Jr., 80 acres in Orford.

Mr. Thomas Sawyer, 80 acres in Orford.

Mr. Daniel Tillotson, 80 acres in Thetford.

Mr. Benjamin Baldwin, 104 acres in Thetford.

Mr. Ebenezer Baldwin, 104 acres in Thetford.

Mr. Daniel Cross, 40 acres in Farley.

Mr. John Chamberlain, 120 acres in Canaan.

Mr. Samuel Gillett, 40 acres in Thetford.

Mr. Ebenezer Green, 80 acres in Thetford, and 80 acres in Lyme.

Mr. Fredrick Smith, 176 acres in Strafford.

Mr. Abner Chamberlain, 40 acres in Thetford.

Mr. John Sloan, 56 acres in Lyme.

Mr. William Sloan, 80 acres in Lyme.

Mr. Alexander Murray, 40 acres in Lyme.

Mr. David Sloan, 24 acres in Lyme.

Mr. Thomas Sumner, 130 acres in Gilsom.

Oliver Willard, Esq., 750 acres land and L20.

L. s. d.

Capt. Zadock Wright 3 7 6 Lieut. Joel Matthews 1 13 9 Mr. Paul Spooner 1 13 9 Mr. John Laiton 1 13 9 Mr. Christopher Billings 6 9 Mr. Charles Killam 16 10-1/2 Mr. Timothy Lull 1 0 3 Mr. Asa Taylor 13 6 Mr. Zebulon Lee 16 10-1/2 Mr. John Johnson 11 3 Mr. Matthias Rust 11 3 Capt. Francis Smith 9 0 0 Mr. John Stevens, Jr. 7 10 0 Mr. Robert Miller 6 0 0 Mr. Abel Stevens 7 10 0 Mr. Reuben Jerold 2 5 0 Mr. Willard Smith 6 0 0 Mr. Adam Clark 2 5 0 Mr. Charles Spalding 6 0 0 Mr. Daniel Short 6 0 0 Mr. Josiah Russel 2 5 0 Mr. Josiah Russel, Jr. 3 15 0 Mr. Daniel Woodward 3 15 0 Mr. William Cutler 3 15 0 Mr. Josiah Colton 3 15 0 Mr. Joseph Smith 6 0 0 Mr. John Stevens 7 10 0 Mr. William Bramble 3 15 0 Mr. Joshua Dewie 3 15 0 Mr. Elisha Marsh 6 0 0 Mr. Christopher Pease 6 0 0 Mr. John Strong 4 10 0 Mr. David Bliss 15 0 Mr. Elijah Strong 1 10 0 Mr. Ebenezer Bliss 3 15 0 Mr. Daniel Pinneo 6 0 0 Mr. Thomas Miner 3 0 0 Mr. Nathaniel Holbrook 3 15 0 Mr. Henry Woodward 3 0 0 Mr. Abel Marsh 4 10 0 Mr. Lionel Udal 4 10 0 Lebanon Proprietors, 1440 acres. Mr. Thomas Storrs, 20 acres. Capt. Nathaniel Hall, 50 acres. John Salter, Esq., 50 acres. Mr. Nathaniel Storrs, 50 acres. Mr. Constant Southworth, 100 acres. Mr. Huckens Storrs, 100 acres. Mr. Amariah Storrs, 20 acres. Mr. Nehemiah Easterbrook, 50 acres. Capt. Samuel Storrs, 50 acres. Mr. Aaron Storrs, 200 acres. Mr. Huckens Storrs, Jr., 100 acres. Mr. Jedediah Hebard, 100 acres. Mr. Oliver Griswould, 100 acres. Mr. Levi Hyde, 100 acres. Mr. Israel Gillet, 100 acres. Mr. Rufus Baldwin L1 10 0 and 100 acres. Mr. John Gillet 1 10 0 and 100 acres. Mr. Eliezer Robinson, 2 5 0 and 50 acres. Mr. Charles Hill 7 10 0 Major John Slapp 1 10 0 Mr. Joseph Wood 3 15 0 Mr. Silas Waterman 1 2 6 Mr. John Griswold 15 0 Mr. David Bliss 15 0 Mr. Joseph Martin 1 2 6 Mr. Benjamin Fuller 7 6 Mr. Azariah Bliss 3 15 0 Mr. William Dana 7 10 0 Mr. William Downer 3 7 6 Mr. Joseph Tilden 4 14 6 Mr. Samuel Mecham 1 7 0 Mr. Benjamin Wright 2 14 0 Mr. Benjamin Parkhurst, 50 acres land. Mr. David Rowland, 200 acres. Mr. Josiah Wheeler, 50 acres. Mr. Jacob Burton 67 acres, and L1 0 0 Mr. Ebenezer Ball, 33 acres. Mr. Thomas Murdock, 33 acres and L0 10 0 Mr. Elisha Crane, 33 acres and 10 0 Mr. Philip Smith, 33 acres and 1 0 0 Mr. Joseph Hatch, 33 acres and 1 0 0 Mr. Josiah Burton, 20 acres. Mr. Israel Brown, 27 acres and L0 10 0 Mr. Daniel Baldwin, 13 acres and 1 10 0 Mr. Francis Fenton, 33 acres. Capt. Hezekiah Johnson, 80 acres and L1 0 0 Mr. John Serjeant, 40 acres and 2 10 0 Mr. Timothy Bush, 40 acres and 2 0 0 Mr. Peter Thatcher, 40 acres and 15 0 Mr. Daniel Waterman, 24 acres and 15 0 Mr. John Slafter, 40 acres and 1 0 0 Mr. Samuel Hutchinson 2 10 0 Mr. Medad Benton 2 0 0 Mr. John Hatch 2 10 0 Mr. Samuel Partridge 2 5 0 Mr. Elisha Partridge 10 0 Mr. Jonas Richards 10 0 Mr. John Hutchinson 1 0 0 Mr. Elisha Burton 1 10 0 Mr. Nathan Messenger 5 0 Mr. John Wright 1 0 0 Mr. Aaron Wright 1 10 0 Mr. Francis Smalley 1 0 0 Mr. Joseph Ball 1 0 0 Mr. Jonathan Ball 5 0 Mr. Samuel Brown 2 5 0 Mr. Samuel Waterman 7 6 Mr. Samuel Partridge, Jr. 10 0 Mr. Ebenezer Jaques 7 6 Mr. Timothy Smith, 90 acres land. Mr. Jonathan Curtiss, 120 acres and 3 15 0 Mr. Benjamin Davis, 40 acres. Mr. John Ordway, 90 acres. Maj. Joseph Storrs, 110 acres. Mr. John House, 100 acres. Mr. Jonathan Freeman, 40 acres. Mr. Nathaniel Wright, 40 acres. Mr. Otis Freeman, 40 acres. Mr. Gideon Smith, 21 dollars. Mr. Nath. Woodward, 16 acres land. Mr. Isaac Bridgman, 40 acres. Mr. Knight Sexton, 80 acres and L15 0 0 Mr. James Murch 30 0 0 Mr. Simeon Dewey, 50 acres land and 7 10 0 Mr. Benjamin Rice 7 10 0 Mr. Asa Parker, 50 acres. Mr. Edm. Freeman, Jr., 40 acres. Mr. Isaac Wallbridge, 40 acres and 18 0 Mr. David Mason 2 0 0 Mr. Jeremiah Trescot 18 0 Mr. Habakkuk Turner 7 10 0 Mr. Samuel Rust 15 0 Mr. Edmond Freeman, 50 acres. Mr. William Johnson, Jr. 1 2 6 Rev. Gideon Noble, 40 acres. Mr. Abner Barker, 30 acres. Mr. Prince Freeman, 50 acres. Mr. Abel Johnson 1 2 6 Mr. William Johnson 3 15 0 Mr. Russel Freeman 18 0

It should be remarked that many of the above named were unable to fulfill their promises. The College received in all about 10,000 acres of land.


"Met according to adjournment, November 12, 1770. The following vote was passed:

"Whereas, John Wright, David Woodward, Edmund Freeman, Otis Freeman, Isaac Walbridge, Isaac Bridgman, and John Bridgman, have agreed to give the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., 300 acres of land in this town, voted, that the above-mentioned persons may give deed of 300 acres of land in the land now lying undivided among the proprietors, as follows, namely, to begin at Lebanon line at the bound of a lot of land lately given by the Hon. Benning Wentworth, Esq., to the Trustees of Dartmouth College; then in the east line of said lot about 300 rods, to the southwest bound of the 17th hundred-acre lot west of the half-mile line, then south sixty-four degrees, east about 168 rods, or so far as that a line to run parallel with the first-mentioned line and running to Lebanon will make 300 acres, said land to lie to the above-mentioned persons for so much in their next division on the respective original rights they now own; i. e. to John Wright 40 acres, to David Woodward 50 acres, to Isaac Bridgman 50 acres, to Edmund Freeman 40 acres, to Isaac Walbridge 40 acres, to Otis Freeman 50 acres, to John Bridgman 30 acres. And whereas, the persons whose names are hereafter mentioned have covenanted and agreed to give to the Trustees of Dartmouth College, for the benefit of said college, the following quantities of land, namely, Knight Sexton 100 acres, Joseph Storrs 100 acres, John House 100 acres, John Ordway 100 acres, Jonathan Curtice 140 acres, Tim. Smith 100 acres, Edmund Freeman 50 acres, Prince Freeman 50 acres, Jonathan Freeman 50 acres, Nathaniel Wright 50 acres, Nathaniel Woodward 20 acres, Simon Dewey 50 acres, Benjamin Davis 50 acres, Asa Parker 50 acres, voted, that the above-named persons may give a deed of all the undivided land lying east of the piece aforementioned, and south of the hundred-acre lots in the 1st and 3d ranges of hundred acres in the 1st division of hundred-acre lots, and west of the two-mile road, and north of Lebanon line, it being about 1,000 acres, be it more or less, to lie for so much to the original rights aforementioned as the present owners of said rights have subscribed to give, reserving proper allowance for highways for the benefit of the town."

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"We the subscribers hereby severally promise for ourselves, our heirs, etc., to pay to the Rev. Mr. Eleazar Wheelock, or such other person or persons who shall be appointed to receive the same the sums respectively affixed to our names for the founding and supporting a school for the education of Indian youth and others to be paid in land whereon to build a proper house or houses and in provisions and in materials for building such house or houses which shall be judged necessary for the support of said school, provided said school be fixed in the first society in Hebron and there continued. Witness our hands this 17th January, 1765.

David Barbur L80 Alex Phelps 50 John Phelps 50 Asahel Phelps 20 Joshua Phelps 16 Ebenezer Gilbert 16 Increase Porter 20 Benjamin Sumner 10 Obadiah Horsford 50 Silvanus Phelps 15 Israel Morey 20 Stephen Palmer 5 Aaron Stiles 10 Isaac Ford 10 Ichabod Buell 10 Lijah Buell 10 Alexander Mack 6 Stephen Stiles 7 Eliphalet Case 10 Benjamin Day 20 Asa White 2 Eliphalet Youngs, Jr. 2 Saml. Phelps 5 Israel Post 20 Nathl. Phelps 10 Stephen Barbur 30 Neziah Bliss 15 Samuel Fielding 2 Oliver Phelps 2 Pelatiah Porter 15 Eleazar Strong 10 Thomas Post 15 Saml. Gilbert, Jr. 20 Thos. Summer 5 Abijah Rowlee 10 Danl. Tillotson 20 Ephraim Wright 2 Saml. Jones 20 Danl. Porter 15 Oliver Barbur 8 Worthy Waters 10 Zebulon Strong 2 Jonathan Birge 1 Story Gott 25 Solomon Huntington 4 Solomon Tarbox 15 Elisha Mack 10 David Carver 10 Adam Waters 10 Samuel Bicler, Jr. 14 Ichabod Phelps 20 Ichabod Phelps, Jr. 10 Eliphalet Young 10 Samuel Gilbert 65 Benjamin Buell 20 Thomas Tarbox 10

Mr. Wheelock's correspondence indicates that the School was kept one year at Hebron, by Mr. Alexander Phelps.

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"At a meeting of the First Company of the Delaware Purchasers (so called), held by adjournment at the Town-house in Norwich, on the 3d day of January, A. D. 1769,

"Voted that this Company do now grant to the Indian Charity School under the care of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., of Lebanon, six miles square of land, to be laid out on the westermost part of this Company's purchase upon Delaware River, upon condition said School shall be erected on the Susquehannah Purchase (so called).

"The above is a true copy of the vote of the First Company of the Delaware Purchasers.

"Test Elisha Tracy, Clerk for said Company."

"At a meeting of the Second Company of the Delaware Purchasers (so called), held by adjournment at the Town-house in Norwich, on the 3d day of January, A. D. 1769,

"Voted that this Company do now grant to the Indian Charity School under the care of the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., of Lebanon, six miles square of land, to be laid out for the use of said School on the westermost part of this Company's purchase of land upon Lacawack River, upon condition said School shall be erected upon the Susquehannah Purchase, so called.

"The above is a true copy of the vote of the Second Delaware Company.

"Test Elisha Tracy, Clerk for said Company."

In September, 1768, Messrs. Williams, Woodbridge, Sergeant, Willard, Brown, Goodrich, Gray, Pixley, Jones, Curtis, Bement, Wilson, Stoddard, Bouton, Dean, Fuller, and others, proposed to give various sums, ranging from $5 to L150, provided the College, should be located, agreeably to their wishes, at Stockbridge, Mass. During the same year, Zephaniah Batcheller writes from Albany, stating that Captain Abraham J. Lansing will give, in all, more than two hundred acres of land, suitably located for buildings and other uses, and worth L2,500, provided the College is located at Lansingburg, N. Y.

"Province of New Hampshire, June 18, 1770. At a proprietor's meeting, lawfully warned and held at my dwelling-house in Lyme in the province above said, voted to lay out to the use and benefit of Dartmouth College fifteen hundred acres of land, ... provided said Trustees shall fix or build said college in the township of Lyme, south of Clay Brook.

"A true copy of file

Test Jonathan Sumner, Proprietor's Clerk.

Lyme, June 18, 1770."

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"January 22, 1770. Proprietors' meeting at Hampton.

"Whereas a charter for a College to be erected in the western part of this province, by the name of Dartmouth College, has been granted under the great seal of said province, with a special view of Christianizing the several Indian tribes in America, therefore in consideration of the many advantages that would accrue to the proprietors of Orford if said College could be settled in said town, and that the same pious design might be carried into immediate execution,

"Voted, in case said College should be settled in said township, to give and grant for the Use and Benefit of said College, for ever, one thousand acres of land in said town. Also, whereas the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock is appointed president of said College, and doubtless will settle himself and family in the town where the College shall be, where it will be very necessary he should have some land to settle upon, therefore, for encouraging and promoting the same,

"Voted to give and grant unto the said Eleazar Wheelock, his heirs and assigns for ever, one thousand acres of land in said town. They also

"Voted (conditionally) to give to the said Eleazar Wheelock the sum of one hundred pounds lawful money."

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Piermont offered one thousand acres of land to secure the College. Other towns, not mentioned hereafter, among them Canaan, Boscawen, and Cornish, are said to have presented some attractions to Dr. Wheelock.

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"Honorable and Reverend: In the capacity of agent for the towns of Newbury and Haverhill, I promise and engage (if Dartmouth College is placed in said Haverhill in New Hampshire) that out of the subscriptions of said Haverhill and Newbury and the town of Bath, that three thousand acres of land shall be laid out in a convenient form at the corner of Haverhill, adjoining the southwest corner of said town of Landaff, and one thousand acres more, laid out in a gore, in Bath adjoining said town of Landaff, and the three thousand acres in Haverhill as above; and also I engage to give five hundred acres more to the Honorable and Reverend Trust of said College, for the use of said College, in a handsome form, round said College, if set in said Haverhill; provided it is not set on lands already laid out, which if it is to lay out said five hundred next adjoining, in a convenient form, as also to make and raise a frame for a building two hundred feet long and eighteen feet broad, one story high, or a frame or labor to that value. The above I promise to perform at or before the first day of November next. The frame I promise to set up on demand. Witness my hand,

Jacob Bayley.

"Portsmouth, June 29, 1770.

"To the Honorable and Reverend Trust of Dartmouth College."

Newburyport, March 6, 1770.

Reverend Sir: I have lately received an account from Plymouth of a subscription being opened and there is already three thousand dollars in labor, provisions, etc., subscribed; also another here worth one thousand dollars, provided the College is fixed in Campton, Rumney, or Plymouth; also being sensible that you will be at great expense to move into a new country, have opened another subscription for Rev. Dr. Wheelock, which will be generous; I have lately heard that the College is to be fixed before the meeting of the trustees, which is the reason of Mr. Call's journey, the bearer of this, who is a friend to the Indian cause, and in time past has been a means of collecting a considerable for them. I should be much obliged if you would inform me the time the College will be fixed, and I will bring or send the subscriptions, which I make no doubt will be generous when completed. If it should not be agreeable to the trustees to fix the College in any of the above mentioned towns, these subscriptions will not do any hurt to the College nor Dr. Wheelock, but spur on others to outdo. I think, where it is fixed, they ought to do generously, as it must help them much. I conclude with our family's and my duty to you and Madam Wheelock, and regards to all the family, and remain your most obedient servant,

Moses Little.

"P. S. We hear that the most generous subscription is to carry the College, provided the place is suitable; hope what we offer Dr. Wheelock will not be any damage, for it is not done as a private thing, but are willing the trustees and everybody else should know.

"M. L. has subscribed:

20 thousand boards. 20 tons hay, three years, is 60 tons. 10 bushels wheat, three years, is 30 bushels. 10 bushels rye, three years, is 30 bushels. 10 bushels Indian, three years, is 30 bushels. 10 days labor, three years, is 30 days.

"Also use of house and barn and land pasturing round it, twenty acres cleared; also Esq. Brainerd, one right of land, etc., in Rumney; also sent a man with a subscription, to be followed, we hope, in proportion and more than proportion to the above. Expect some hundred bushels grain yearly for three years, also land and labor; and if the above is not enough subscribed by Moses Little, Dr. Wheelock shall have liberty to improve as much of his land as he pleases."

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"Albany, May 9, 1767.

"Reverend Sir: I have had the pleasure to see your letter, directed to the mayor of this city and others. The subject of it was a very agreeable one. To encourage literature indicates a great mind; to civilize savages, with a view to their eternal happiness, evinces a goodness of heart and a charitable disposition truly commendable; whoever attempts it has a right to claim the assistance of every worthy member of society. I shall be happy if I can be any ways instrumental in promoting the success of your humane plan; I am informed that Mr. Mayor and the other gentlemen of the corporation have expressed an equal desire, and I make no doubt but their offers will be such as a corporation ought to make who are impressed with a sense of its general utility. I could say much of the advantages that would accrue from fixing the School near this city, but as you have doubtless considered this affair with attention, you will have anticipated all I could say on the subject. I shall only remark that I have observed with much satisfaction that the morals of my fellow-citizens are much less vitiated than those of other cities that have an immediate foreign trade, and consequently import the vices of other climes; to this, give me leave to add, that a becoming economy is what characterizes our people, and may, by way of example, have a very good effect on the Indian children, and such others as might be allowed to take their education in the proposed seminary.

"Should you, however, reverend sir, after receiving the proposals of the corporation, think them inadequate to the advantages the city would receive, or should you, for reasons that do not occur to me, think a more remote situation more eligible (which I wish may not be), I then, sir, will make an offer, to forward the charity. But though I have already fixed on the proposals I intend to make, I must yet declare that those that I am told the city intends to offer appear to me to have the advantage in point of fulfilling the intentions of the gentlemen at home, but perhaps it may be thought otherwise, and I be mistaken.

"Whenever, sir, this or your other affairs may call you into this county, I shall be extremely glad to show you any civilities in my power, and beg you will make my house your home, where I try to keep up to the good old adage, 'to welcome the coming and to speed the going guest.'

"I am, with much respect, reverend sir, Your most obedient, humble servant, "To the Rev. Mr. Wheelock. Ph. Schuyler."

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"February 10, 1770.

"Reverend Sir: As I understand that Colonel Alexander Phelps, Esquire, has been on business of importance relative to your College, to wit, the consulting the honorable trustees, at Portsmouth, concerning the place where it will be best to set the said College, and as there is great engagedness and large subscriptions making by the Proprietors and others of the towns of Plainfield, Hartford, Harford, Lebanon, Norwich, Hanover, and some other back towns, for the said School, if said School should be set in Hanover, in the Province of New Hampshire, now, sir, I suppose that Colonel Phelps never heard of this subscription, and I apprehend he has not laid this donation, with the circumstances of the place, before the Board at Portsmouth.

"Trusting in your wisdom and willingness to hear everything of consequence to said School, I would therefore pray that the place for the said College may not be fixed on till the donations may be gathered and the circumstances of the place be properly laid before their Honors.

"P. S. I suppose there can be as much or more said in favor of its going to the said town of Hanover than any town on the river, which will be laid before their Honors in writing, if desired.

"From their humble servant and well-wisher to said School, James Murch."

In a later letter he says:

"Now, sir, we all hope you will view the place yourself, and the people well all be satisfied that the College will be set in the best place for its benefit; or, if a disinterested man should come and view the places, and make a representation, it is generally thought it would come to Hanover or Lebanon. Now, sir, I shall endeavor to set before you some of the benefits of this place for the College. First, here is a large tract of land of near three thousand acres or more, all lying together, and the greater part some of the best of land. I shall only add that there may be a good road to Portsmouth; and it is in a line to Crown Point from Portsmouth; and a very narrow place in the great river, for a brig; and it is by a long pair of falls; and where salt and other articles, brought up the river, will be cheaper than they will be further up.

"Having given some short hints of what is commonly talked of where I have been, I hope you will condescend to forgive what is amiss in this broken letter.

"So I remain, yours to serve, James Murch. "Hanover, New Hampshire, March 13, 1770.

"P. S. I would inform you we all got up here well."

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"The Company expected to attend Commencement at Dartmouth College, August 26, 1772, with his Excellency Governor Wentworth, viz.: The Honorable Mark Hunking Wentworth, Esq.; George Jaffrey, Esq.; Daniel Rogers, Esq.; Peter Gilman, Esq.; the Honorable John Wentworth, Esq., Speaker of Assembly; Major Samuel Hobart, Esq., John Giddinge, Esq., Colonel John Phillips, Esq., John Sherburne, Esq., Members of Assembly; John Fisher, Esq., Collector of Salem; Colonel Nathaniel Folsom, Esq.; Rev. Dr. Langdon, of Portsmouth; Rev. Mr. Emerson, of Hollis; Dr. Cutter; Dr. Bracket; Samuel Penhallow, Esq.; William Parker, Jun., Esq.; Benjamin Whiting, Esq., High Sheriff of Hillsboro' County; Honorable Samuel Holland, Esq., Surveyor-General of the Northern District of America and a Councillor of Canada; Thomas Mac-donogh, Esq., Secretary to the Governor. About ten more are invited, but I think uncertain whether they'll undertake the journey." From Gov. Wentworth.

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"Dartmouth College, June 3, 1777, at break of day.

"My dear Sir: I trust you have received my two late letters, by my son and Sir Trimble, with orders, if you can to good advantage, to make sale of my tenement at the Crank, and pay my debts to Mr. Dean, Mr. Watson, and yourself. If you have successfully attempted the affair, or shall soon so do, I should be glad to see you, and if it may be with the remainder of the money as soon as may be; or if you could, before you come, visit Dr. Mead, who was principal of, and agent for, the first grantees of the town of Landaff, the settlement of which is now retarded and discouraged by the influence of Mr. Joseph Davenport, who has inspired an apprehension in the minds of the populace that they shall be exposed to a quarrel, if they should settle there, etc. I wish I could send you a copy of the College Charter, and enable you to discourse understandingly with Dr. Mead, and let him see how amply this incorporation is endowed, and how independent it is made of this government or any other incorporation; that the first object of the royal grant of said township was the dispersed Indian natives, and to this corporation only in trust for that purpose; that such a matter of controversy can be decided by no judicatory but supreme, or one equal to that which incorporated it, that is the Continental Congress; that unless they can prove that the fee of those lands was not in reality in the king when the charter thereof was given to the College and the grant made to the grantees (however irregular and unkind the steps taken may have been), they will find it difficult, if not impracticable, to recover it. However, to prevent any expense in that matter, quiet the minds of people and facilitate the settlement, as well as exercise proper regard to those who have looked upon themselves injured thereby, I would propose some conditions of agreement with those first grantees, whereby I might obtain their quitclaims to the premises; that is, either a sum of money, or some other way. What if you should see Dr. Mead and discourse with him before you come hither? But the bearer is waiting. Accept love to you and yours, etc., from your affectionate,

"Mr. Jabez Bingham, Jun."

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This letter was evidently written by President Wheelock.


"Since there is great misrepresentations by some concerning my life and education, I take this opportunity to give the world, in few words, the true account of my education. I was born a heathen in Mmoyanheeunnuck, alias Mohegan, in New London, North America. My parents were altogether heathens, and I was educated by them in their heathenish notions, though there was a sermon preached to our Mohegan tribe sometimes, but our Indians regarded not the Christian religion. They would persist in their heathenish ways, and my parents in particular were very strong in the customs of their forefathers, and they led a wandering life up and down in the wilderness, for my father was a great hunter. Thus I lived with them till I was sixteen years old, and then there was a great stir of religion in these parts of the world both amongst the Indians as well as the English, and about this time I began to think about the Christian religion, and was under great trouble of mind for some time. I thought the religion which I heard at this time was a new thing among mankind, such as they never heard the like before, so ignorant was I, and when I was seventeen years of age I received a hope, and as I begun to think about religion, so I began to learn to read, though I went to no school till I was in my nineteenth year, and then I went to the Rev. Mr. Wheelock's to learning, and spent four years there, and was very weakly most of the time; this is the true account of my education.

Samson Occom.

"Boston, Nov. 28, 1765."

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Mr. Occom spent the closing years of a useful life at Brotherton, N. Y., where he died, in 1792, aged nearly seventy.

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"A List of Charity Scholars (in Rev. E. Wheelock's School), from 1754 to 1767:

John Pumpshire, a Delaware. Jacob Woolley, a Delaware. Samson Woyboy. Joseph Woolley, a Delaware. Hezekiah Calvin, a Delaware. Joseph Johnson, a Mohegan. David Fowler, a Montauk. Aaron Occom, a Mohegan. Samuel Kirtland, of Norwich. Isaiah Uncas, a Mohegan. Amie Johnson, a Mohegan. Joseph Brant, } Negyes ——, } Mohawks. Center ——, dead, } Miriam Stores, a Delaware. Moses ——, } Mohawks. Johannes ——, } Sarah Wyog, a Mohegan. Enoch Closs, a Delaware. Samuel Tallman, a Delaware. Daniel Mossock, a Farmington. Abraham Primus, } Abraham Secundus, } Mohawks. Peter ——, } Patience Johnson, a Mohegan. Samuel Gray, of Boston. Mr. Samuel Ashpo, a Mohegan. Eleazar Sweetland, of Andover. Jacob Fowler, a Montauk. Manuel Simon, a Narraganset. Hannah Poquiantus, a Nehantic. Hannah Garret, a Narraganset. Mary Sequettass, a Narraganset. David Avery, of Norwich. David McCluer, of Boston. Mr. Titus Smith, of South Hadley. William Primus, } William Secundus, } Mohawks. Elias ——, }

Mr. Theophilus Chamberlain, of South Hadley. Susannah, } Katharine, } Mohawks. Mary ——, } David ——, an Oneida. Mr. Aaron Kinne, of Volentown. Mundeus, } Oneidas. Jacob, } Sarah Simons, a Narraganset. Charles Daniel, a Narraganset. John Green, a Mohawk. Sam'l Johnson, a member of Yale College. Allen Mather, of Windsor. William, an Oneida. Paulus, a Mohawk. Seth ——, a Mohawk. John Shaddock, } Narragansets. Toby Shaddock, } Levi Frisbie, of Branford. Abigail ——, } Narragansets. Martha ——, } Toby Shadock's wife and child. Margaret ——."

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In the "History of the Five Indian Nations," by Cadwallader Colden, we find the following paragraph:

"The French priests had (from time to time) persuaded several of the Five Nations to leave their own country and to settle near Montreal, where the French are very industrious in encouraging them. Their numbers have been likewise increased by the prisoners the French have taken in war, and by others who have run from their own country because of some mischief that they had done, or debts which they owed to the Christians. These Indians all profess Christianity, and therefore are commonly called the Praying Indians by their countrymen, and they are called Cahnuagas (Caghnawagas) by the people of Albany."

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"An agreement between the Reverend Doctor Eleazar Wheelock, president of Dartmouth College, and Mr. John Smith, late tutor of the same, with respect to said Mr. Smith's settlement and salary in capacity of professor of the languages in Dartmouth College.

"Mr. Smith agrees to settle as Professor of English, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, etc., in Dartmouth College, to teach which, and as many of these and other such languages as he shall understand, as the Trustees shall judge necessary and practicable for one man, and also to read lectures on them, as often as the president, tutors, etc., with himself shall judge profitable for the Seminary. He also agrees, while he can do it consistently with his office as professor, annually to serve as tutor to a class of students in the College. In consideration of which, Dr. Wheelock agrees to give him (the said Mr. Smith) one hundred pounds L. My. annually as a salary to be paid one half in money and the other half in money or in such necessary articles for a family as wheat, Indian corn, rye, beef, pork, mutton, butter, cheese, hay, pasturing, etc., as long as he shall continue professor as aforesaid, and that he shall have these articles delivered to him at the same price for which they were usually sold before the commencement of the present war in America, viz.: that he shall have wheat at 5s. per bushel, rye at 3s., Indian corn at 2s. 6d., fresh beef at 3d. per lb., salt beef at 4-1/2d., fresh pork at 4-1/2d., salt do. at 7d., fresh beef at 18s. per ct., do. pork at 25s., mutton at 3d. per lb., butter at 3d., cheese at 3d., bread at 2d., hay at 30s. per ton, pasturing per season for horse 30s., for cow 20s., and also to give him one acre of land near the College for a building spot, a deed of which he promises to give him whenever he shall request the same. Doctor Wheelock also agrees that Mr. Smith's salary, viz.: one hundred pounds annually, shall not be diminished when his business as professor shall be so great that it will render it impracticable for him to serve as a tutor to a class in College; and that Mr. Smith shall not be removed from his professorship except the Trustees of Dartmouth College shall judge him incapacitated therefor, and also that Mr. Smith's salary shall begin with the date hereof. Doctor Wheelock also promises to lay this agreement before the Trustees of Dartmouth College to be confirmed by them at their next meeting. Mr. Smith also promises that whenever he shall have a sufficient support from any fund established for the maintenance of a professor of languages, he will give up the salary to which the agreement entitles him.

"In testimony whereof, we have hereunto interchangeably affixed our hands and seals this 9th day of November, 1777.

"Eleazar Wheelock. [L. S.] "John Smith. [L. S.]

"In presence of: "Sylvanus Ripley. "Joseph Mottey."

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"July 3, 1816. The Governor and Council appointed Hon. Josiah Bartlett, of Stratham, Hon. Joshua Darling, of Henniker, Hon. Wm. H. Woodward, of Hanover, Matthew Harvey, Esq., of Hopkinton, and Levi Woodbury, Esq., of Francestown, Trustees of Dartmouth University, and on the following day added Henry Hubbard, Esq., of Charlestown, Dr. Cyrus Perkins, of Hanover, Aaron Hutchinson, Esq., of Lebanon, and Daniel M. Durell, Esq., of Dover. On the same days, Hon. John Langdon, of Portsmouth, Hon. William Gray, of Boston, Mass., Gen. Henry Dearborn, of Roxbury, Mass., Rev. Thomas Baldwin, of Boston, Hon. Joseph Story, of Salem, Mass., Hon. W. Crowninshield, of Salem, Mass., Hon. Benjamin Greene, of Berwick, Me., Hon. Cyrus King, of Saco, Me., Elisha Ticknor, Esq., of Boston, Hon. Clifton Claggett, of Amherst, Hon. Dudley Chase, of Randolph, Vt., Gen. Henry A. S. Dearborn, of Boston, Hon. Jonathan H. Hubbard, of Windsor, Vt., Hon. George Sullivan, of Exeter, James T. Austin, Esq., of Boston, Hon. Levi Lincoln, Jr., of Worcester, Mass., Hon. Albion K. Parris, of Paris, Me., Amos Twitchell, M.D., of Keene, Hon. William A. Griswold, of Danville, Vt., Hon. Clement Storer, of Portsmouth, and Rev. David Sutherland, of Bath, Overseers of Dartmouth University."

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Culver Hall has 1. The Hall Collection of Minerals, worth $5,000 by estimate when presented to the College about forty years since. 2. Minerals and rocks collected since, of no great value. 3. Minerals, fossils, and a collection of 2,000 specimens from Maine deposited by Professor Hitchcock. 4. A small zoological collection. 5. A large cast of animals from Ward's University Series. 6. Antiquities. In the story below is one room devoted to an excellent herbarium, another to the natural objects obtained from the States of New Hampshire and Vermont. These are largely those collected by the State Geologist, consisting of 4,000-5,000 specimens illustrating the rocks. A wall of sections, where specimens have been collected along thirteen lines east and west through New Hampshire and Vermont; and colored geological profiles behind, on the wall. A case of maps, ten in number, showing such physical features of New Hampshire as these: geological structure, surface geology, distribution of fauna, distribution of trees, areas occupied by forests in 1874, hydrographic basins, isothermal lines, amount of annual rainfall, distribution of soils and the topography by means of contour lines. There is a large model or relief map of the State on a table, scale one mile to the inch horizontally, and 1,000 feet to the inch vertically, about fifteen feet long, with the town boundaries, names of villages, rivers, ponds, railroads, and mountains inserted in their proper places; other collections are of the economic products of New Hampshire and Vermont, their minerals and fossils. A large collection of birds and 1,000 species of insects are here also, presented by Professor H. Fairbanks.

The Geological recitation room has a large map of the United States in it, and a case of drawers containing minerals, rocks, fossils, models of crystals and other collections for use in giving instruction. The laboratory is in two parts, one for general and the other for analytical instruction. Agricultural College library in second story, and several recitation rooms. Small working shop for Thayer Department in the basement.

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1. Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., Founder. 2. Rev. Francis Brown, D.D. 3. The Same. 4. Rev. Bennet Tyler, D.D. 5. Rev. Nathan Lord, D.D., LL. D. 6. Ebenezer Adams, A. M., F. R. S. 7. Rev. Roswell Shurtleff, D.D. 8. Nathan Smith, M.D. 9. Cyrus Perkins, M.D. 10. Charles B. Haddock, LL. D. 11. William Chamberlain, A. M. 12. Dixi Crosby, M.D., LL. D. 13. Albert Smith, M.D., LL. D. 14. Rev. Benjamin Hale, D.D. 15. Ira Young, A. M. 16. Rev. David Peabody, A. M. 17. Rev. Sam'l G. Brown, D.D., LL. D. 18. Rev. Dan'l J. Noyes, D.D. 19. Edwin D. Sanborn, LL. D. 20. Stephen Chase, A. M. 21. Edmund R. Peaslee, M.D., LL. D. 22. John S. Woodman, A. M. 23. Rev. John N. Putnam, A. M. 24. Rev. Charles A. Aiken, D.D., Ph. D. 25. Hon. James W. Patterson, LL. D. 26. William Legge, Second Earl of Dartmouth. 27. John Phillips, LL. D. 28. Rev. Nathaniel Whitaker, D.D. 29. Hon. Daniel Webster, LL. D. 30. The Same (large picture). 31. The Same (head and bust). 32. Hon. Jeremiah Mason, LL. D. 33. Hon. Jeremiah Smith, LL. D. 34. Hon. Joseph Hopkinson. 35. Amos Twitchell, M.D. 36. Richard Fletcher, LL. D. 37. Hon. Matthew Harvey. 38. Hon. Charles Marsh. 39. Hon. Rufus Choate, LL. D. (in action). 40. The Same (head and bust). 41. Richard B. Kimball, LL. D. 42. Abiel Chandler. 43. Samuel Appleton, A. M. 44. Rev. Samson Occom. 45. John Conant. 46. Gen. Sylvanus Thayer, LL. D. 47. Hon. John Quincy Adams, LL. D. 48. A Knight in Armor. 49. A Lady (a companion picture). 50. Supposed to be a portrait of an Italian poet. 51. An untouched photograph of the original of Stuart's Washington. 52. An untouched photograph of Daniel Webster. 53. A bust of Rev. Nathan Lord, D.D., LL. D. 54. John Hubbard, A. M. 55. Alpheus Crosby, A. M. 56. Thomas R. Crosby, M.D. 57. Pres. J. Wheelock. 58. Rev. George T. Chapman, D.D.

The picture gallery also contains six slabs, with seven heroic figures, from Nineveh, the gift of Sir Henry Rawlinson, obtained by Rev. Austin H. Wright, D.D., of Ooroomiah, Persia.

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In 1862 an inventory of the Philosophical Apparatus belonging to the college was taken, and the transfer was made to the Appleton Fund; the amount of this inventory was $2,352.75. While Rev. H. Fairbanks occupied the chair of Natural Philosophy about $800 was paid out. Prof. C. A. Young expended over $5,000 for apparatus while he had charge of the department. Most of the apparatus is in good condition, and its value is not far from $10,000.

For the Astronomical Department Prof. C. A. Young raised among the Alumni and friends of the college, mostly in New England, over $5,000, to put the Observatory in good condition.

Recent liberal donations to the College from the State, and from Hon. E. W. Stoughton, of New York, have enabled the Faculty to put the Medical Building in complete repair throughout. A suitable room for a Pathological Museum has been finished, which is frequently receiving specimens of diseased structure. The supply of plates, models, etc., is very ample, and is freely used in illustration of the lectures.

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Samuel Appleton, founder of the Appleton Professorship. George H. Bissell ($24,000), founder of Bissell Hall. Henry Bond, for the Library. Salmon P. Chase. David Culver ($25,000), founder of Culver Hall. William E. Dodge. Israel Evans, founder of the Evans Professorship. Richard Fletcher. James W. Grimes. Frederic Hall, founder of the Hall Professorship. Jeremiah Kingman, for Scholarships. Aaron Lawrence, founder of the Lawrence Professorship. Joel Parker, for the Library. John Phillips, founder of the Phillips Professorship. William Reed, founder of Reed Hall. George C. Shattuck, founder of the Shattuck Observatory. Isaac Spalding. Edward S. Tobey. John Wentworth. Henry Winkley ($25,000). Miss Mary C. Bryant, for the Library. Mrs. Betsey Whitehouse, for Scholarships.

The sums given by the above average perhaps about $15,000.

It is worthy of remark that a majority of these donations were made or received during the administration of President Smith.

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There are at present ten principal edifices erected for the use of the various departments of the College:

Dartmouth Hall and the Medical College, erected during the administration of Pres. John Wheelock; Thornton, Wentworth, and Reed Halls, Shattuck Observatory, and the Chandler Building, erected or completed during the administration of President Lord; Bissell, Culver, and Conant Halls, erected during the administration of President Smith.

During the latter period the President's chair received an endowment of $30,000, and more than sixty scholarships an endowment of $1,000 each.

Recent bequests to the various departments from Tappan Wentworth, John D. Willard, Richard Fletcher, John S. Woodman, and Joel Parker will amount, when available, to over $700,000.



To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas it hath been represented to our trusty and well-beloved John Wentworth, Esq., Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in and over our province of New Hampshire, in New England in America, that the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock of Lebanon, in the colony of Connecticut, in New England aforesaid, now Doctor in Divinity, did, on or about the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-four, at his own expense, on his own estate and plantation, set on foot an Indian Charity School, and for several years, through the assistance of well disposed persons in America, cloathed, maintained and educated a number of the children of the Indian natives, with a view to their carrying the gospel in their own language, and spreading the knowledge of the great Redeemer among their savage tribes, and hath actually employed a number of them as Missionaries and School Masters in the wilderness for that purpose, and by the blessing of God upon the endeavors of said Wheelock, the design became reputable among the Indians, insomuch that a larger number desired the education of their children in said School, and were also disposed to receive missionaries and school masters in the wilderness, more than could be supported by the charitable contributions in these American colonies.

Whereupon the said Eleazar Wheelock thought it expedient that endeavors should be used to raise contributions from well disposed persons in England, for the carrying on and extending said undertaking, and for that purpose said Eleazar Wheelock requested the Rev. Nathaniel Whitaker, now Doctor in Divinity, to go over to England for that purpose, and sent over with him the Rev. Sampson Occom, an Indian minister, who had been educated by the said Wheelock. And to enable the said Whitaker, to the more successful performance of said work on which he was sent, said Wheelock gave him a full power of attorney, by which said Whitaker solicited those worthy and generous contributors to the charity, viz. the Right Hon. William Earl of Dartmouth, the Hon. Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe, Knight, one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, John Thornton, of Clapham, in the county of Surrey, Esq., Samuel Roffey, of Lincoln's Innfields, in the county of Middlesex, Esq., Charles Hardey, of the parish of St. Mary-le-bonne, in said county, Esq., Daniel West, of Christ's Church, Spitalfields, in the county aforesaid, Esq., Samuel Savage, of the same place, gentleman; Josiah Robarts, of the parish of St. Edmund the King, Lombard Street, London, gentleman, and Robert Keen, of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, gentleman; to receive the several sums of money which should be contributed, and to be trustees to the contributors to such charity: which they cheerfully agreed to.

Whereupon, the said Whitaker did, by virtue of said power of attorney, constitute and appoint the said Earl of Dartmouth, Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe, John Thornton, Samuel Roffey, Charles Hardey, and Daniel West, Esquires, and Samuel Savage, Josiah Robarts, and Robert Keen, gentlemen, to be trustees of the money which had then been contributed, and which should by his means be contributed for said purpose; which trust they have accepted, as by their engrossed declaration of the same under their hands and seals, well executed fully appears, and the same hath also been ratified by a deed of trust, well executed by said Wheelock.

And the said Wheelock further represents, that he has, by a power of attorney, for many weighty reasons, given full power to the said trustees, to fix upon and determine the place for said school, most subservient to the great end in view. And to enable them understandingly to give the preference, the said Wheelock has laid before the said trustees the several offers which have been generously made in the several governments in America to encourage and invite the settlement of said school among them for their own private emolument, and for the increase of learning in their respective places, as well as for the furtherance of the general design in view.

And whereas a large number of the proprietors of lands in the western part of this our province of New Hampshire, animated and excited thereto by the generous example of his Excellency their Governor, and by the liberal contributions of many noblemen and gentlemen in England, and especially by the consideration that such a situation would be as convenient as any for carrying on the great design among the Indians; and also considering that without the least impediment to the said design, the same school may be enlarged and improved to promote learning among the English, and be a means to supply a great number of churches and congregations which are likely soon to be formed in that new country, with a learned and orthodox ministry, they the said proprietors have promised large tracts of land for the uses aforesaid, provided the school shall be settled in the western part of our said province.

And they the said Right Hon. Hon. and worthy trustees before mentioned, having maturely considered the reasons and arguments in favor of the several places proposed, have given the preference to the western part of our said province, lying on Connecticut river, as a situation most convenient for said school.

And the said Wheelock has further represented a necessity of a legal incorporation, in order to the safety and well being of said seminary, and its being capable of the tenure and disposal of lands and bequests for the use of the same. And the said Wheelock has also represented, that for many weighty reasons, it will be expedient, at least in the infancy of said institution, or till it can be accommodated in that new country, and he and his friends be able to remove and settle by and round about it, that the gentlemen whom he has already nominated in his last will (which he has transmitted to the aforesaid gentlemen of the trust in England) to be trustees in America, should be of the corporation now proposed. And also as there are already large collections for said school in the hands of the aforesaid gentlemen of the trust in England, and all reason to believe from their signal wisdom, piety, and zeal, to promote the Redeemer's cause (which has already procured for them the utmost confidence of the kingdom) we may expect they will appoint successors in time to come, who will be men of the same spirit, whereby great good may and will accrue many ways to the institution, and much be done by their example and influence to encourage and facilitate the whole design in view; for which reasons said Wheelock desires that the trustees aforesaid, may be vested with all that power therein which can consist with their distance from the same.

Know ye therefore that We, considering the premises and being willing to encourage the laudable design of spreading Christian knowledge among the savages of our American wilderness. And also that the best means of education be established in our province of New Hampshire, for the benefit of said province, do, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, by and with the advice of our council for said province, by these presents will, ordain, grant and constitute that there be a college erected in our said province of New Hampshire, by the name of Dartmouth College, for the education and instruction of youths of the Indian tribes in this land, in reading, writing, and all parts of learning, which shall appear necessary and expedient, for civilizing and christianizing the children of pagans, as well as in all liberal arts and sciences, and also of English youths, and any others. And the trustees of said college may, and shall be, one body corporate and politic in deed, action and name, and shall be called, named, and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of Dartmouth College.

And further, We have willed, given, granted, constituted and ordained, and by this our present charter, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, with the advice aforesaid, do for us, our heirs and successors forever, will, give, grant, constitute, and ordain, that there shall from henceforth and forever, be in the said Dartmouth College, a body politic, consisting of Trustees of Dartmouth College. And for the more full and perfect erection of said Corporation and body politic, consisting of Trustees of Dartmouth College, We, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, do, by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, make, ordain, constitute and appoint, our trusty and well beloved John Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of our said province, and the governor of our said province of New Hampshire, for the time being, and our trusty and well beloved Theodore Atkinson, Esquire, now president of our council of our said province, George Jaffrey and Daniel Pierce, Esqrs., both of our said council, and Peter Gilman, Esq., now Speaker of our House of Representatives in said province, and William Pitkin, Esq., one of the Assistants of our colony of Connecticut, and our trusty and well beloved Eleazar Wheelock, of Lebanon, Doctor in Divinity, Benjamin Pomeroy, of Hebron, James Lockwood, of Weathersfield, Timothy Pitkin and John Smalley, of Farmington, and William Patten of Hartford, all of our said colony of Connecticut, ministers of the gospel (the whole number of said trustees consisting, and hereafter forever to consist, of twelve and no more) to be trustees of said Dartmouth College, in this our province of New Hampshire.

And We do further, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, for us, our heirs and successors, will, give, grant and appoint that the said trustees and their successors shall, forever hereafter, be in deed, act and name, a body corporate and politic, and that they the said body corporate and politic, shall be known and distinguished in all deeds, grants, bargains, sales, writings, evidences or otherwise however, and in all courts forever hereafter plead and be impleaded by the name of The Trustees of Dartmouth College. And that the said corporation by the name aforesaid, shall be able and in law capable for the use of said Dartmouth College, to have, get, acquire, purchase, receive, hold, possess and enjoy, tenements, hereditaments, jurisdictions and franchises for themselves and their successors, in fee simple or otherwise however, and to purchase, receive, or build any house or houses, or any other buildings, as they shall think needful and convenient for the use of said Dartmouth College, and in such town in the western part of our said province of New Hampshire, as shall, by said trustees, or the major part of them be agreed upon, their said agreement to be evidenced by an instrument in writing under their hands ascertaining the same. And also to receive and dispose of any lands, goods, chattels and other things of what nature soever, for the use aforesaid. And also to have, accept and receive any rents, profits, annuities, gifts, legacies, donations or bequests of any kind whatsoever for the use aforesaid: so nevertheless, that the yearly value of the premises do not exceed the sum of six thousand pounds sterling. And therewith or otherwise to support and pay, as the said trustees, or the major part of such of them as are regularly convened for that purpose, shall agree; the president, tutors, and other officers and ministers of said Dartmouth College, and also to pay all such missionaries and school masters as shall be authorized, appointed and employed by them for civilizing, Christianizing, and instructing the Indian natives of this land, their several allowances, and also their respective annual salaries or allowances, and also such necessary and contingent charges, as from time to time shall arise and accrue, relating to said Dartmouth College. And also to bargain, sell, let or assign lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods or chattels, and all other things whatsoever, by the name aforesaid, in as full and ample a manner, to all intents and purposes as a natural person or other body corporate or politic, is able to do by the laws of our realm of Great Britain, or of said province of New Hampshire.

And further, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, to the intent that our said corporation and body politic may answer the end of their erection and constitution, and may have perpetual succession and continuance forever, We do for us, our heirs and successors, will, give and grant unto the said trustees of Dartmouth College, and to their successors forever, that there shall be once a year, and every year, a meeting of said trustees, held at said Dartmouth College, at such time as by said trustees, or the major part of them, at any legal meeting of said trustees shall be agreed on. The first meeting to be called by the said Eleazar Wheelock, as soon as conveniently may be, within one year next after the enrolment of these our letters patent, at such time and place as he shall judge proper. And the said trustees, or the major part of any seven or more of them, shall then determine on the time for holding the annual meeting, aforesaid, which may be altered as they shall hereafter find most convenient.

And We do further ordain and direct, that the said Eleazar Wheelock shall notify the time for holding the first meeting to be called as aforesaid, by sending a letter to each of said trustees, and causing an advertisement thereof to be printed in the "New Hampshire Gazette," and in some public newspaper printed in the colony of Connecticut. But in case of the death or incapacity of said Wheelock, then such meeting to be notified in manner as aforesaid, by the Governor or Commander in Chief of our said province for the time being.

And We also, for us, our heirs and successors, hereby will, give and grant unto the said trustees of Dartmouth College aforesaid, and to their successors forever, that when any seven or more of the said trustees or their successors are convened and met together for the service of said Dartmouth College, at any time or times, such seven or more shall be capable to act as fully and amply to all intents and purposes, as if all the trustees of said College were personally present; and all affairs and actions whatsoever, under the care of said trustees, shall be determined by the majority or greater number of those seven or more trustees, so convened and met together.

And we do further will, ordain and direct, that the president, trustees, professors, and tutors, and all such officers as shall be appointed for the public instruction and government of said College, shall, before they undertake the execution of their respective offices or trusts, or within one year after, take the oaths and subscribe the declaration, provided by an act of Parliament, made in the first year of King George the First, entitled, "An Act for the further security of his Majesty's person and government, and the succession of the Crown in the heirs of the late Princess Sophia being Protestants, and for the extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret abettors," that is to say, the president before the governor of our said province for the time being, or by one empowered by him to that service, or by the president of our council, and the trustees, professors, tutors and other officers before the president of said college, for the time being, who is hereby empowered to administer the same: an entry of all which shall be made in the records of the said college.

And we do for us, our heirs and successors, hereby will, give and grant full power and authority to the president, hereafter by us named, and to his successors, or in case of his failure, to any three or more of said trustees, to appoint other occasional meetings, from time to time, of the said seven trustees, or any greater number of them, to transact any matter or thing necessary to be done, before the next annual meeting, and to order notice to the said seven or any greater number of them, of the times and places of meetings for the services aforesaid, by a letter under his or their hands of the same, one month before said meeting. Provided always, that no standing rule or order be made or altered, for the regulation of said college, or any president or professor be chosen or displaced, or any other matter or thing transacted or done, which shall continue in force after the then next annual meeting of said trustees as aforesaid.

And further, We do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, create, make, constitute, nominate and appoint our trusty and well beloved Eleazar Wheelock, Doctor in Divinity, the founder of said college, to be president of said Dartmouth College, and to have the immediate care of the education and government of such students, as shall be admitted into said Dartmouth College, for instruction and education; and do will, give and grant to him in said office, full power, authority and right to nominate, appoint, constitute and ordain by his last will, such suitable and meet person or persons as he shall choose, to succeed him in the presidency of said Dartmouth College; and the person so appointed by his last will, to continue in office, vested with all the powers, privileges, jurisdiction and authority of a president of said Dartmouth College, that is to say, so long as until such appointment, by said last will, shall be disapproved by the trustees of said Dartmouth College.

And We do also for us, our heirs and successors, will, give and grant to the said trustees of Dartmouth College, and to their successors forever, or any seven or more of them, convened as aforesaid, that in case of the ceasing or failure of a president, by any means whatsoever, that the said trustees do elect, nominate and appoint such qualified person, as they, or the major part of any seven or more of them, convened for that purpose, as above directed, shall think fit, to be president of said Dartmouth College, and to have the care of the education and government of the students as aforesaid. And in case of the ceasing of a president as aforesaid, the senior professor or tutor, being one of the trustees, shall exercise the office of a president, until the trustees shall make choice of, and appoint a president as aforesaid; and such professor or tutor, or any three or more of the trustees, shall immediately appoint a meeting of the body of the trustees for the purpose aforesaid. And also, We do will, give and grant to the said trustees, convened as aforesaid, that they elect, nominate and appoint, so many tutors and professors, to assist the president in the education and government of the students belonging thereto as they the said trustees shall, from time to time, and at any time think needful and serviceable to the interests of said Dartmouth College. And also that the said trustees, or their successors, or the major part of any seven or more of them, convened for that purpose as above directed, shall at any time displace and discharge from the service of said Dartmouth College, any or all such officers, and elect others in their room and stead as before directed. And also that the said trustees or their successors, or the major part of any seven of them which shall convene for that purpose as above directed, do from time to time as occasion shall require, elect, constitute and appoint a treasurer, a clerk, an usher and a steward, for the said Dartmouth College, and appoint to them, and each of them, their respective businesses and trust; and displace and discharge from the service of said college, such treasurer, clerk, usher or steward, and elect others in their room and stead; which officers so elected as before directed, We do for us, our heirs and successors, by these presents constitute and establish in their respective offices, and do give to each and every of them, full power and authority, to exercise the same in said Dartmouth College, according to the directions and during the pleasure of the said trustees, as fully and freely as any like officers in any of our universities, colleges, or seminaries of learning, in our realm of Great Britain, lawfully may or ought to do.

And also, that the said trustees or their successors, or the major part of any seven or more of them, which shall convene for that purpose, as is above directed, as often as one or more of said trustees shall die, or by removal or otherwise shall, according to their judgment become unfit or incapable to serve the interests of said college, do, as soon as may be, after the death, removal, or such unfitness or incapacity of such trustee or trustees, elect and appoint such trustee or trustees as shall supply the place of him or them so dying, or becoming incapable to serve the interests of said college; and every trustee so elected and appointed, shall, by virtue of these presents, and such election and appointment, be vested with all the powers and privileges which any of the other trustees of said college are hereby vested with. And We do further will, ordain and direct, that from and after the expiration of two years from the enrolment of these presents, such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled up unto the complete number of twelve Trustees, eight of the aforesaid whole number of the body of the trustees shall be resident and respectable freeholders of our said Province of New Hampshire, and seven of said whole number shall be laymen.

And We do further of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, will, give and grant unto the said trustees of Dartmouth College that they and their successors, or the major part of any seven of them which shall convene for that purpose as above directed, may make, and they are hereby fully empowered from time to time fully and lawfully to make and establish such ordinances, orders and laws, as may tend to the good and wholesome government of the said College, and all the students and the several officers and ministers thereof, and to the public benefit of the same, not repugnant to the laws and statutes of our realm of Great Britain or of this our province of New Hampshire (and not excluding any person of any religious denomination whatsoever from free and equal liberty and advantage of education, or from any of the liberties and privileges or immunities of the said College on account of his or their speculative sentiments in religion, and of his or their being of a religious profession different from the said Trustees of the said Dartmouth College), and such ordinances, orders and laws which shall as aforesaid be made, we do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, ratify, allow of and confirm, as good and effectual to oblige and bind all the students and the several officers and ministers of said College. And We do hereby authorize and empower the said Trustees of Dartmouth College, and the president, tutors and professors by them elected and appointed as aforesaid, to put such ordinances, laws and orders into execution to all intents and purposes.

And We do further of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, will, give and grant unto the said Trustees, of said Dartmouth College, for the encouragement of learning and animating the students of said College to diligence and industry and a laudable progress in literature, that they and their successors, or the major part of any seven or more of them convened for that purpose as above directed, do by the President of said College for the time being, or any other deputed by them, give and grant any such degree or degrees to any of the students of the said College, or any others by them thought worthy thereof, as are usually granted in either of the Universities or any other College in our realm of Great Britain; and that they sign and seal diplomas or certificates of such graduations to be kept by the graduates as perpetual memorials and testimonies thereof.

And We do further of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, for us, our heirs and successors, by these presents give and grant unto the Trustees of said Dartmouth College and to their successors, that they and their successors shall have a common seal under which they may pass all diplomas or certificates of degrees, and all other affairs of business of and concerning the said College, which shall be engraven in such form and with such an inscription as shall be devised by the said Trustees for the time being, or by the major part of any seven or more of them convened for the service of said College as is above directed.

And We do further for us our heirs and successors, give and grant unto the Trustees of said Dartmouth College and their successors, or to the major part of any seven or more of them convened for the service of said College, full power and authority from time to time to nominate and appoint all other officers and ministers which they shall think convenient and necessary for the service of the said College not herein particularly named or mentioned; which officers and ministers we do hereby impower to execute their offices and trusts as fully and freely as any one of the officers and ministers in our Universities or Colleges in our realm of Great Britain lawfully may or ought to do.

And further, that the generous contributors to the support of this design of spreading the knowledge of the only true God and Saviour among the American savages, may from time to time be satisfied that their liberations are faithfully disposed of in the best manner for that purpose, and that others may in future time be encouraged in the exercise of the like liberality for promoting the same pious design; it shall be the duty of the President of said Dartmouth College and of his successors, annually or as often as he shall be thereunto desired or requested, to transmit to the Right Hon., Hon. and worthy Gentlemen of the trust in England before mentioned, a faithful account of the improvements and disbursements of the several sums he shall receive from the donations and bequests made in England through the hands of the said Trustees, and also advise them of the general plans laid and prospects exhibited, as well as a faithful account of all remarkable occurrences, in order if they shall think expedient that they may be published. And this to continue so long as they shall perpetuate their board of Trust, and there shall be any of the Indian natives remaining to be proper objects of that charity.

And lastly, our express will and pleasure is, and We do by these presents for us our heirs and successors, give and grant unto the said Trustees of Dartmouth College and to their successors forever, that these our letters patent or the enrolment thereof in the Secretary's office of our province of New Hampshire aforesaid, shall be good and effectual in law to all intents and purposes against us our heirs and successors, without any other license, grant or confirmation from us our heirs and successors hereafter by the said Trustees to be had and obtained, notwithstanding the not writing or misrecital, not naming or misnaming the aforesaid offices, franchises, privileges, immunities, or other the premises or any of them, and notwithstanding a writ of ad quod damnum hath not issued forth to enquire of the premises or any of them before the ensealing hereof, any statute, act, ordinance or proviso, or any other matter or thing to the contrary notwithstanding.

To have and to hold, all and singular the privileges, advantages, liberties, immunities, and all other the premises herein and hereby granted and given, or which are meant, mentioned, or intended to be herein and hereby given and granted unto them the said Trustees of Dartmouth College and to their successors forever.

* * * * *

In Testimony whereof We have caused these our letters to be made patent, and the public seal of our said province of New Hampshire to be hereunto affixed.

Witness our trusty and well beloved John Wentworth, Esq., Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Province, etc., this thirteenth day of December, in the tenth year of our reign, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.


By his Excellency's command with the advice of Council. Theodore Atkinson, Secretary.

[Locus ] [Sigilli.]


Abbott, 276.

Accum, F., 272.

Adams, D., 405.

Adams, Ebenezer, 90, 112, 126, 235, 239, 241, 243, 244, 287, 291, 295, 404.

Adams, Eliza, 291.

Adams, Ephraim, 241.

Adams, John, 77.

Adams, Joseph, 16, 17, 18.

Adams, J. O., 165, 166.

Adams, R. L., 241.

Aiken, C. A., 337.

Aiken, J., 394.

Aiken, S., 337, 370, 394.

Akerman, A. T., 401.

Albany Medical School, 359.

Alexander, A., 233.

Allen, D. H., 403.

Allen, E. A., 166.

Allen, H., 400.

Allen, S. C., 97, 400.

Allen, Thomas, 35.

Allen, Timothy, 20.

Allen, W., 72, 76.

Alvord, J. C., 401.

Amherst College, 247, 389, 402.

Amherst, J., 23.

Anderson, R., 277, 396, 397.

Andover Theological Seminary, 169, 249, 277, 287, 304, 319, 321, 330, 389, 396.

Andral, 361.

Andrews, G. L., 378.

Antietam, 407.

Appleton, J., 119, 127, 169, 276, 396, 402, 405.

Appleton, S., 162, 391.

Arnold, L. H., 400.

Arnold, T., 206.

Atkinson, G. H., 403.

Atkinson, T., 51, 52.

Auburn Theological Seminary, 330, 331, 336.

Austin, 222.

Backus, C., 233, 245.

Backus, S., 401.

Badger, J., 310.

Bailey, K., 397.

Bailey, M., 403.

Bailey, R. W., 337, 403.

Baker, W. L., 407.

Bancroft, C. F. P., 404.

Bancroft, J. P., 406.

Bangor Theological Seminary, 397.

Bannister, 165.

Barber, J., 20.

Barker, F., 360.

Barnard, W. E., 403.

Barrett, J., 186, 401.

Barstow, J. W., 354, 363.

Barstow, Z. S., 174.

Bartlett, E., 345, 366.

Bartlett, L., 114, 400.

Bartlett, S. C., 186, 190, 337, 358, 405, 408.

Bartlett, W. H., 401.

Barton, B. S., 350.

Bates College, 402.

Baylies, N., 401.

Beattie, 380.

Bedel, 76.

Bell, J., 400.

Bell, L. V., 406.

Bell, S., 394, 400, 406.

Bell, S. N., 400.

Bellamy, J. S, 8, 89.

Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 359, 366.

Berkeley, G., 3, 4, 9.

Bermuda, College at, 3.

Bernard, 361.

Bernard, Sir F., 49.

Betton, S., 400.

Bickmore, A. S., 403.

Bigelow, A., 400.

Bigelow, J., 265.

Bigelow, T., 107.

Bingham, 220.

Bingham, A., 13.

Bingham, C., 338, 404, 405.

Birney, 399.

Bissell, C., 390.

Bissell, G. H., 390, 407.

Bissell, W. H., 390.

Blaisdell, J. J., 403.

Blanchard, J., 400.

Blois, 79.

Boardman, B., 20.

Boardman, H. E. J., 403.

Bond, H., 162, 337, 392, 405.

Bonney, B. W., 401.

Bouton, J. B., 405.

Bouton, N., 171, 172, 394.

Bowdoin College, 159, 276, 277, 278, 351, 358, 362, 366, 402.

Boyle, R., 2, 3, 4, 12.

Bradford, 53.

Bradford, E. P., 100.

Bradford, W., 8.

Brainerd, D., 12.

Brainerd, J., 12.

Brant, J., 29.

Breck, D., 400.

Brewer, F. B., 407.

Briggs, 166.

Brigham, E., 400.

Brigham, L., 305.

Brigham, L. F., 401.

Brigham, M., 305.

Brown, A., 403, 407.

Brown, A. H., 403, 406.

Brown, B., 117.

Brown, E. G., 120, 260, 262.

Brown, F., 100, 108, 112, 117, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 213, 242, 338, 408.

Brown, J., 337, 397.

Brown, J. P., 406.

Brown, P. K., 117.

Brown, S. G., 120, 186, 238, 248, 307, 308, 313, 315, 316, 321, 336.

Brown University, 212.

Brunson, D., 400.

Buffum, J., 400.

Bullen, H. L., 403.

Bull Run, 407.

Burleigh, W., 387.

Burlingame, 184.

Burnham, A., 392, 397.

Burr, A., 8.

Burroughs, E., 9, 212.

Burton, A., 397, 405.

Bush, G., 403, 405.

Butler, C., 338, 404.

Byles, M., 20.

Byrd, W., 3.

Caghnawaga Chiefs, 67.

Caldwell, H. M., 407.

California, College of, 403.

Calvin, J., 120.

Carroll, C. W., 407.

Carter, E., 257, 404.

Carter, N. H., 257, 258, 405.

Carteret, 3.

Casey, 365.

Centennial Celebration, 183.

Chamberlain, J. E., 256.

Chamberlain, S. L. G., 260, 262, 326.

Chamberlain, W., 256, 257, 260, 261, 262, 263, 280, 283, 326.

Chamberlain, W. M., 360.

Chamberlin, G. E., 407.

Chandler, 30.

Chandler, A., 367, 369, 381, 382.

Chapman, 350.

Chapman, G. T., 189, 397, 403.

Chase, B. P., 298.

Chase, C. C., 285.

Chase, D., 400.

Chase, E., 349.

Chase, J., 349.

Chase, M. C., 298.

Chase, P., 397, 402.

Chase, Sarah, 349.

Chase, Stephen, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 326, 327, 371.

Chase, S. P., 139, 183, 186, 392, 399.

Chenery, 6.

Cheney, O. B., 402.

Chesley, M. A., 329.

Chesley, S. P., 329.

Chicago Theological Seminary, 190.

Chipman, D., 400.

Chittenden, M., 400.

Choate, R., 117, 123, 185, 193, 240, 287, 337, 399, 405.

Church, J. H., 393.

Churchill, C. H., 403.

Clap, T., 8, 41, 58, 88.

Clare Hall, 6.

Clark, A., 31, 34.

Clark, Daniel, 186, 400.

Clark, Dorus, 247.

Clark, E. W., 397.

Clarke, A. W., 403.

Clarke, I. L., 407.

Clay, H., 400.

Cleaveland, C. D., 403, 405.

Cleaveland, E., 35, 37, 38, 217.

Cleaveland, M., 217.

Clyde, 79, 290.

Cogswell, F., 407.

Cogswell, J., 309.

Cogswell, J. B., 309.

Cogswell, J. G., 265.

Cogswell, W., 298, 309, 311, 312, 313, 315.

Coke, 116.

Colby, J. K., 404.

Cold Harbor, 407.

Collar, 289.

Collins, 222.

Collins' Peerage, 380.

Colman, 4.

Colman, H., 405, 406.

Columbia, 31.

Columbia College, 281.

Columbian College, 376.

Comings, G. P., 403.

Commerce, Journal of, 260.

Conant, J., 382, 383.

Conner, P. S., 406.

Converse, A., 405.

Cook, A. J., 404.

Cooke, G., 403.

Cooper, Sir A., 352.

Cotton, 1.

Cotton, W., 17, 18.

Craft, J., 6.

Crane, C., 337.

Crosby, 406.

Crosby, Alpheus, 141, 182, 276, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 316, 317, 405.

Crosby, Asa, 283, 354.

Crosby, A. B., 339, 345, 349, 363, 364, 366.

Crosby, A. G. J. C., 288.

Crosby, A. R., 283.

Crosby, D., 339, 345, 354, 355, 356, 357, 363, 364.

Crosby, M. J. M., 363.

Crosby, N., 182, 258, 388, 405.

Crosby, T. R., 375.

Culver, D., 374, 390, 391.

Currier, A. N., 403.

Curtis, A., 167, 405.

Cushing, J. P., 402.

Cushman, 43.

Cutler, A. C. G. J., 288.

Cutler, A. G. J., 288.

Cutler, J., 288.

Cutting, J., 401.

Daggett, 58.

Dana, C. B., 403.

Dana, D., 126, 127, 129, 131, 132, 310, 408.

Dana, E. C., 132.

Dana, James F., 256, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 278, 279, 344, 345.

Dana, Jonathan F., 271.

Dana, Joseph, 403.

Dana, Judah, 338, 400.

Dana, L., 271.

Dana, L. G., 271.

Dana, R., 271.

Dana, S., 271.

Dana, S. E., 132.

Dana, S. L., 271.

Dartmouth Controversy, 88.

Dartmouth, Earl of, 4, 23, 25, 27, 28, 31, 39, 41, 42, 47, 48, 72, 78, 380, 381.

Dartmouth Hall, Erection of, 80.

Davenport, J., 71.

Davis, 272.

Davis, C. A., 407.

Davis, E., 247, 248.

Davis, M., 163, 164.

Deaf Mutes, College for, 402.

Dean, J., 57, 219, 257, 258, 337, 403.

De Berdt, 41.

Dedham, 6, 7, 55, 310, 313.

Delamater, J., 345, 366.

De Lancey, W. H., 282.

Delano, S., 394.

Dickinson, A., 397.

Dickinson, S. F., 402.

Dimond, D., 403.

Dimond, E. W., 374, 375.

Dingley, N., 401.

Dinsmoor, S., 400, 401.

Dixwell, J. J., 368.

Doddridge, P., 253.

Doe, C., 401.

Dorsey, 350.

Douglass, 283.

Dover Town Records, 15.

Downer, J., 401.

Draper, G., 403.

Dresden, 167.

Drury College, 403.

Drury, P., 246.

Drury, T., 246.

Dudley, T., 6.

Dumas, 77.

Duncan, W. H., 167, 183, 186, 392.

Dunham, J., 82, 338.

Dunning, B., 20.

Durell, D. M., 400.

Durkee, S., 405.

Duvall, 114.

Dyer, E., 41.

Dyke, H. M., 407.

Eastman, I. A., 171, 400.

Eastman, T., 213.

East Tennessee, College of, 403.

East Windsor Theological Seminary, 138, 397.

Eaton, J., 404.

Eaton, S., 6.

Edinburgh, University of, 35.

Edwards, J., 5, 10, 75.

Edwards, T. M., 400, 407.

Eells, N., 20.

Eliot, 1.

Eliot, John, 7, 263.

Ellis, J. M., 403.

Emerson, C. F., 337.

Emerson, J. S., 338, 397.

Emery, N., 401.

Emmet, T. A., 358, 360.

Emmons, N., 397.

Erskine, 41, 57, 71.

Estabrook, H., 20.

Estabrook, J., 403.

Evans, I., 82, 392.

Evans, W. M., 399.

Everett, Alexander, 265.

Everett, Augustus, 403.

Everett, D., 405.

Everett, E., 403.

Exeter Donation, 15.

Fairbanks, H., 337.

Fairfield Medical College, 351.

Farnsworth, B. F., 403.

Farrar, C. S., 403.

Farrar, T., 108, 394.

Fellows, S., 407.

Felt, J. B., 405.

Fessenden, T. G., 405, 407.

Field, H. M., 366.

Field, W. A., 400.

Fillmore, M., 253.

First effort to found a College in America, 2.

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