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History of Amherst College During Its First Half Century, 1821-1871 (Volume 40; V. 168) (Paperback) Loot Price: R738
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History of Amherst College During Its First Half Century, 1821-1871 (Volume 40; V. 168) (Paperback): William Seymour Tyler

History of Amherst College During Its First Half Century, 1821-1871 (Volume 40; V. 168) (Paperback)

William Seymour Tyler; Created by General Books

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 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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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Seymour Tyler
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 238
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22383-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22383-4
Barcode: 9780217223836

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