A plea for a miserable world: I. An address, delivered at the laying of the corner stone of the building erection for the charity institution in Amherst, Massachusetts, August 9, 1820, by Noah Webster, esq. II. A sermon, delivered on the same occasion, by Rev. Daniel A. Clark, pastor of the First Church and Society in Amherst. III. A brief account of the origin of the institution
Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy and was founded in 1821 as the Collegiate Institution. From 1821-1825 the College was known primarily as the Collegiate Institution or the Amherst Institution. In 1825 the institution was granted charter by the Massachusetts State Legislature and was thereafter known as Amherst College.
1 volume (48 pages) ; 23 cm
A pamphlet of an address given by Noah Webster at the laying of the corner stone of the Charity Institution in Amherst (also known as the Collegiate Institution and Charitable Institution during this time), a sermon delivered by Daniel A. Clark for the same event, and an account of the origin of the institution. The corner stone laid during this event was that of the South College building. Preceding the address, sermon, and account, the pamphlet provides a description of the event.
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