Mount Holyoke Seminary, Charter

Excerpt:

LAWS

of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT,

at the session which commenced on Wednesday, the Sixth of January, and ended on Saturday, the Sixteenth of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Six.

CHAP. 1.

An Act to incorporate Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That William Bowdoin, John Todd, Joseph D. Condit, David Choate and Samuel Williston, their associates and successors, be, and are hereby incorporated, by the name of the Trustees of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, to be established in South Hadley, in the County of Hampshire, with the powers and privileges, and subject to the duties and liabilities provided in “chapter forty-fourth of the Revised Statutes, passed November fourth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five” and with power to hold real and personal estate not exceeding in value one hundred thousand dollars, to be devoted exclusively to the purposes of education.

[Approved by the Governor, February 11, 1836.]

Source Citation:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1836. Charter of Mount Holyoke College by David Choate, Daniel Dana, Joseph Felt, George W. Heard, Edward Hitchcock, Asa Howland, and Theophilus Packard. Charter. State Library of Massachusetts.

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Choate, David, Daniel Dana, Joseph Felt, George W. Heard, Edward Hitchcock, Asa Howland, and Theophilus Packard. 1836. "Mount Holyoke Seminary, Charter." History of Higher Education. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu/primary-sources/1836-mount-holyoke-charter/