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Footnotes to Chapter 1
of William S. Tyler's History of Amherst College During Its First Half Century

 

1This remonstrance and statement of reasons occupies eleven pages in the Appendix of Pierce's History of Harvard College. Many of the reasons are the same which were urged against the establishment of Amherst College. Religious prejudices were also enlisted, for Governor Bernard was suspected of a design to favor Episcopacy in the proposed Institution. See Pierce's History of Harvard College, p. 281.
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2The project seems to have proceeded so far that in Hatfield a building was erected or designated as "Queen's College," and students were in preparation for entering the College. This old gambrel-roofed school-house has been seen by persons now living who have heard it called "Queen's College" by Dr. Lyman himself.
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3Holland's History of Western Massachusetts.
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4Dr. Dwight's Travels in New England and New York, Vol. II., pp. 269-273. I have taken the liberty to abridge somewhat, the language of Dr. Dwight.
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5Holland's History of Western Massachusetts, Vol. I., p. 227.
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