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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), A guide to Harvard College. (search)
campus at the West gate, the gift of Mr. Samuel Johnston of Chicago. This is an ornamental structure of brick with trimmings of freestone and wrought-iron. A tablet on the left informs us that- By the General Court of Massachusetts Bay 28 October 1636 agreed to give 400 £ Towards a schoale or colledge whereof 200 £ To bee paid the next yeare & 200 £ When the worke is finished & the next court To appoint wheare & wt building 15 November 1637 the colledg is ordered To bee at Newetowne 2 May 1638 It is ordered that Newetowne Shall henceforward be called Cambridge 13 March 1638-9 It is ordered that the colledge Agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg Shal be called Harvard Colledge From the tablet on the opposite side we learn that- After God had carried us safely to New England And wee had builded our houses Provided necessaries for our livelihood Reard convenient places for Gods worship And setled the civill government One of the next things we longed for And looked a