[Will of Daniel Williams], 1721 Digital
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Extent1.57 cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 flat box, 1 oversized volume, 6 volumes, and 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical
The will of Daniel Williams bequeathed annual funds to Harvard College to support missionary work among the Indians of North America. The New England Company managed the funds and the College had difficulty recovering the funds during and after the Revolutionary War.
Benjamin Colman (1673-1747), a Boston minister and Harvard Overseer, was born in 1673. He received an AB from Harvard in 1692 and an AM in 1695. Colman was ordained the minister of the Brattle Street Church in Boston in 1699. He served as a Harvard Overseer for forty-eight years and as a Fellow of the Corporation for eleven. Colman died in 1747.
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