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CHAPTER III. AMHEBST ACADEMY. Amherst Academy was the mother of
Amherst College. The Trustees of the Academy were also Trustees of
the College, and the records of the Academy were the records of the
College during the first four years of its existence. Some account
of the Academy must, therefore, precede the history of the College.
The founding and erecting of Amherst Academy, kept pace with the
origin and progress of the last war with Great Britain. The
subscription was started in 1812, when that war was declared; the
Academy went into operation in December, 1814, the same year and
the same month in which the peace was signed; and it was fully
dedicated with illuminations and public rejoicings in 1815, when
the return of peace was known and hailed with joy in this country,
especially in New England. This synchronism is worthy of note, not
as a mere accidental coincidence, but as illustrating the energy,
resolution, and self-sacrificing spirit of the men who could raise
such a sum of money and found such an Institution at the very time
when the industry and enterprise of New England were oppressed as
never before nor since, by a war which was peculiarly hostile to
their industrial interests. The charter was not obtained, however,
till 1816, having been delayed by opposition in Amherst, and in the
neighboring towns, of the same kind and partly from the very same
sources as that which the College encountered in later years. The
subscription was started by Samuel Fowler Dickinson, and Hezekiah
Wright Strong, Esquires, the same men to whom, beyond any other
citizens of Amherst, the College afterwards owed its origin. Calvin
Merrill of the village, and Justus Wil- TRUSTEES AND TEACHERS. 35
liams of South Amherst, were also quite active in raising funds and
rearing the bu...
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