Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the editor of the Hampden Journal, 1821 June 21
- Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the editor of the Hampden Journal, 1821 June 21
Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the editor of the Hampden Journal in which Moore writes about the Institution (the Collegiate Institution) and requests that the editor publish documents Moore is enclosing regarding the Institution's petition to the Senate for a charter. Moore states that he heard that someone may have asked the editor not to publish anything relating to colleges and petition for charter, and he hopes that this is not true as he feels the public should have all the facts available. Moore also states that he is enclosing two dollars for the Hampden Journal to pay for a one year subscription and to credit towards their books. The enclosures noted in Moore's letter no longer accompany this item.
- Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
June 21, 1821
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Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy and was founded in 1821 as the Collegiate Institution. From 1821-1825 the College was known primarily as the Collegiate Institution or the Amherst Institution. In 1825 the institution was granted charter by the Massachusetts State Legislature and was thereafter known as Amherst College.