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ITEM — Box: 1, Folder: 2 Identifier: UAI 20.799

Extract from legislation passed 1799 February 7, 1799 February 7 Digital

Scope and Contents

One fragment of a leaf containing a handwritten extract from unidentified legislation stipulating that a section of the bill "should not be so construed as to exempt" the real estate of the College or its officers from payment of local taxes beyond that exempted in the Charter of 1650 and the state Constitution. The text includes the note, "passed 7 Feb'y --99" and presumably refers to the bill referenced in President Willard's letter to Samuel Phillips that "passed the House, and is now before the Senate." The section did not become part of the tax law.

Title supplied by cataloger.


  • 1799 February 7

Researcher Access

The records of the Corporation relating to College tax exemptions are open for research.


.26 cubic feet (1 half legal document box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Identified as part of the Pearson papers.


Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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