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Honors paid to the Memory of Wadsworth.- Measures preparato-
ry to the Election of his Successor. Candidates for the Office.
The Rev. Edward Holyoke chosen. - Influence of Governor Bel-
cher and the Rev. John Barnard in his Election.-Contrast between
the Proceedings of the House of Representatives on the Election
of Mr. Holyoke and their former Proceedings on that of Mr. Col-
man. - Conduct of Professor Greenwood. Proceedings of the
Corporation and Overseers in Relation to it. His Removal from
Office. - History of the Origin of the Mathematical Professorship,
and of the Election of Greenwood. - His Appointment not en-
couraged by Hollis. His scientific Attainments.
Masters' Questions at Commencement. - Objected to by the Over-
Proceedings of this Board. Samuel Cook summoned be-
fore them, and reproved.-John Winthrop elected Professor of
Mathematics. An Attempt to examine into his religious Princi-
ples, negatived. - A similar Attempt in respect to Tutors suc-
ceeds. Difficulties with Nathan Prince.-Circumstances under
which he was first elected Fellow of the Corporation. His Mis-
conduct. Complaints against him, by the President and Tutors,
to the Overseers. Sustained by that Board. — Prince removed
from all Offices in the College. Remarks on the Proceedings of
the Overseers.-Prince claims an Appeal from that Board, which is
denied. Publishes a Pamphlet against the Overseers, by way of
Appeal to the General Court. - Proceedings of the Overseers and
Corporation on the Subject of his Removal. -- Holden Chapel
General State of the College. Visit of the Rev. George Whitefield
to New England. - Effects of his Preaching.-- His Opinion of the
College. - Tutor Flynt's Opinion of Whitefield. Report of the
Overseers, concerning the religious Excitement in the College. -
A Day of Thanksgiving proposed. - Tutor Flynt's Account of that
religious Excitement. - President Holyoke's Reply to Whitefield's
Aspersions. Effect of religious Enthusiasm in Connecticut.—
President, Fellows, and Tutors of Harvard College unite in a
"Testimony against the Rev. George Whitefield." He replies,
persisting in the Truth of his Aspersions. - Dr. Wigglesworth re-
plies to Whitefield.- Controversy with Whitefield closed by Presi-
dent Holyoke.-An Opinion prevails that the Influence of Harvard
College is unfavorable to Calvinistic Doctrines. - Causes of this
Opinion. The Calvinistic Doctrines illustrated by the Writings
of Jonathan Edwards; the Anti-Calvinistic, by those of Charles
Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew. -Means adopted to strengthen
and establish Calvinisin at Yale College.
Effects of the Controversies in the Congregational Church.- Policy
and Increase of the Episcopal Church. - Alarm of the Congrega-
tionalists. Death of Dr. Colman. His Merit and Professional
Rank. No Funeral Discourse published on his Death. His Life
by Turell. His Character. His Friendship with Thomas Hollis.
- His Services to the College.- Connexion between the College
and the Inhabitants of the First Parish of Cambridge, for Public
Worship. A new Congregational Church built. Death and
Character of Henry Flynt and of Edward Wigglesworth.
Customs of the College on the Accession of the Chief Magistrate of
the Province. Addresses to Governors Shirley and Pownall. -
Their Visits to the College. - State of Morals at the Period. At-
tempts to regulate public Commencements. Difficulties attending
them. Ancient Strictness relaxed. Mode of providing Com-
mons. - Their Quality. - Causes of Discontent.― Consequent Dis-
orders. Increase of Students in the College. - Corporation ap-
ply to the Legislature for an additional Building. — An Appropri-
ation made, and a Committee appointed for that Object.- Hollis
Hall commenced and completed. The name of Hollis given to it.
- Ceremony on the Occasion.
Governor Bernard's Arrival in Massachusetts.-"Pietas et Gratulatio
Collegii Cantabrigiensis" prepared at his Suggestion. - Inhabitants
of Hampshire County petition the Legislature for a Charter for a
new College. Not granted.-Governor Bernard promises the Pe-
titioners a Charter. -The Overseers remonstrate.- Their Reasons
against founding a new College. - Motives of the Hampshire Pe-
titioners. The Project defeated. - Harvard Hall. - The Library
and Philosophical Apparatus destroyed by Fire. Efforts of the
Friends of the College.― General Court vote to rebuild Harvard
Hall. Measures taken to procure a new Library and Apparatus.
- Benefactors on this Occasion. · Overseers interfere with the
Discipline of the Seminary.- Delinquents reinstated.-Protest of
President Holyoke. - His Death and Character. .
Endeavours to elevate the Standard of Learning in the College. —
Public Literary Exhibitions traced from their Origin. — Dissatisfac-
tion of the Overseers with the State of Elocution and with the
Classical Studies. Improvements suggested. Rewards and
Honors for those who excel, proposed. — Public Recitations and
Exercises in Elocution, in Presence of the Visiting Committee of
the Overseers, enjoined. The higher Classics, and the Practice
of translating English into Latin, introduced.-Stephen Sewall
chosen Instructer in Hebrew and Classical Learning; his Plan of
Classical Studies; elected and installed Hancock Professor of He-
brew and other Oriental Languages. Edward Wigglesworth
elected and installed Hollis Professor of Divinity.—Public Exhibi-
tions before the Visiting Committee of the Board of Overseers,
established by the Laws of the College. - New Distribution of
the Tutors' Services. - Benefactors of the College. Thomas
Danforth. · Eliakim Hutchinson. -Thomas Hutchinson. Paul
Dudley. William Dummer. John Alford. Samuel Epes. -
Thomas Hancock.- Timothy Hollis.—Thomas Hollis, the third
Benefactor of that Name.
Arrival of the British Troops in Boston.- Legislature remove to
Cambridge and take possession of the College Halls. Rev. Sam-
uel Locke chosen President. -Political Relations of the Seminary.
- Governor Hutchinson addressed by the Corporation. - His Re-
ply. He visits the College. - Proceedings on that Occasion.-
Rev. Nathaniel Appleton made Doctor of Divinity. Classes ar-
ranged alphabetically. Death of Treasurer Hubbard. - John
Hancock chosen Treasurer. Motives to that Appointment. -
Mode of perpetuating the Memory of Benefactors.- Samuel Locke
resigns the Presidency.
Difficulties in electing a President. Rev. Samuel Langdon chosen.
Patriotic Spirit of the Students.— Harvard College occupied by the
American Army. - Library and Philosophical Apparatus removed to
Andover. - College removed to Concord.—Inquiry into the Polit-
ical Principles of the Governors of the College. - Degree of Doctor
of Laws conferred on General Washington.—Measures taken to
repair the Public Buildings.- College removed back to Cambridge.
- A Student rejected on account of his Political Opinions. — At-
tempt to quarter the Officers of Burgoyne's Army in the College
Buildings. Objections of the Corporation. - General Heath orders
the Removal of the Students, and they are dismissed. - Controver-
sies between the Corporation and Overseers on the Choice of a
Steward.-Rights and Privileges of Harvard College, how respect-
ed and secured by the Framers of the Constitution of Massachu-
setts. Dr. Langdon resigns the Presidency of the College.
Financial Embarrassments of the Corporation. - Popularity and In-
fluence of John Hancock, when elected Treasurer of the College.
- Incompatibility of his Political Engagements with the Duties of
his Office. - Dissatisfaction of the Corporation. Their Corre-
spondence with Hancock relative to the Settlement of his Ac-
counts. He departs as a Delegate to the Continental Congress.
- He causes the Books and Papers of the College to be transport-
ed to Philadelphia. — The Overseers appoint a Commitee on the
Financial State of the College. They advise the Corporation to
demand a Return of their Papers, by a Special Messenger. - Han-
cock returns them, and pays over Part of their Funds; - retains
the Residue, and does not settle his Accounts. - The Overseers
vote, that it is expedient to elect a resident Treasurer, in Place of
Hancock. Letter of the Corporation, intimating to Hancock the
Expediency of his Resignation. He retains the Office. - Conse-
quent Embarrassments. - Ebenezer Storer chosen Treasurer.
Unsuccessful Attempts to obtain a Settlement of Mr. Hancock's
Accounts. He is elected Governor of Massachusetts. - Subse-
quent Proceedings.— His Death. A Settlement finally made by
his Heirs. His Benefactions to the College.
Daniel Henchman. - Edward Kitchen. Ezekiel Hersey. — John
Barnard. Nicholas Boylston.—Theodore Atkinson. — John Win-
throp. The other Benefactors of the College, during the Provin-
cial State of Massachusetts. - Aids extended to the College by
the Legislature; Grants of Money, the Erection of Buildings, and
Donations of Land. — Retrospective Survey of the Finances of
the College. Its successive Treasurers, Thomas Danforth, John
Richards, Samuel Nowell, Thomas Brattle, William Brattle, John
White, Edward Hutchinson, Thomas Hubbard, John Hancock,
Ebenezer Storer. - Their Accounts. - Amount of Funds of the
College, accumulated while Massachusetts was a Province.
Funds of Harvard College. Effects of the Depreciation of Paper
Currency. — Salaries and Modes of Payment of Officers of the
College. - Progress of Depreciation. — The Corporation endeavour
to counteract its Effects. They memorialize the General Court for
a permanent Provision for the President; without Success. Rev.
Joseph Willard chosen President. Grant to him by the General
Court. His Instalment.-Loss by Depreciation divided and equal-
ized among the College Stocks. - Professors' Salaries established
and made equal. - General Court memorialized for the usual
Grants. President Willard states the Inadequacy of his Support,
and remonstrates.-The Corporation make Loans to the College
Officers, in Reliance upon the usual Grants. -Policy of the Gen-
eral Court in Relation to the College.-Its Finances in 1806.—
The Corporation petition for a Reimbursement of their Loans to
the College Officers, and are denied. They cancel the Obligations
taken for these Loans.- Wise Management of their Finances. -
Ebenezer Storer. James Bowdoin. John Lowell. - New Prin-
ciples adopted in selecting Members of the Corporation. - Its happy
Consequences. - Prosperous State of the College Funds. - The
Corporation restore, to all the College Foundations, the Amount of
their original Capitals, by making good their Loss through Depre-
ciation of the Currency.
Outline of Events during the Presidency of Dr. Willard. - Hollis
Professors of Divinity, Edward Wigglesworth, David Tappan.
Hollis Professors of Mathematics, Samuel Williams, Samuel Web-
ber.Hancock Professors of Hebrew, Stephen Sewall, Eliphalet
Pearson. Medical Professorships established; John Warren,
Benjamin Waterhouse, Aaron Dexter. - Bequests of Mrs. Sarah
Derby and of William Erving.- Names of Hersey and Erving giv-
en to the Medical Professorships respectively. - Legislative Pat-
ronage of the College. Its ancient Right to Charlestown Ferry
devested.-Lotteries granted. - Stoughton Hall erected from their
Proceeds. Successive Attempts to raise the Standard of Learn-
ing, and improve the Discipline of the Seminary. A permanent