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ITEM — Box: 2, Folder: 3 Identifier: UAI 20.707

Council's Proceedings on the petition of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1743 March 7 Digital

Scope and Contents

Handwritten copy, signed by Josiah Willard, of a March 7, 1743 Council vote ordering further work by a Committee considering a petition by the Harvard Corporation related to ferry fares, and a half-page response by Francis Foxcroft suggesting that the Committee recommend certain fare rates and ferryman percentages.


  • 1743 March 7

Researcher Access

The Records relating to Harvard's interest in the Charlestown ferry are open for research.


.05 cubic feet (5 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in the Harvard College Library as the gift of Ezra H. Baker of Boston. A November 4, 1926 letter from Forest H. Sweet to Harvard College advertising the document is held in the control file for this collection.


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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