The Lawes and Orders of Harvard Colledge
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- Harvard University. Corporation
- Collection Title
- Laws and statutes of Harvard 165518901655-1890
- Harvard University Archives
- The Laws and statutes of Harvard are open for research.
The 21-page handwritten copy of the College laws is laid out in two columns, and lacks a cover. In the left-hand column, in an unidentified hand, are the Laws of 1655 in English with additions dated April 9, 1660, August 24, 1663, and December 5, 1667, and an order of the General Court dated Sept. 4, 1656. In the right-hand column, in the hand of President John Leverett, are the Latin Laws of 1642-1646, with an occasional reference to the Latin Laws of 1686 and 1692, and two extracts from the Corporation records about the reading of the Scriptures dated January 26 and May 27, 1708.