Charter for Dartmouth College, signed by Theodore Atkinson and John Wentworth on December 13, 1769. Includes transcription.

image of the charter of Dartmouth College from 1769
About the Charter

Granted by King George III of Great Britain in 1769, the Charter establishes "a college erected in our said province of New Hampshire by the name of Dartmouth College, for the education and instruction of youth of the Indian tribes in this land in reading, writing, and all parts of learning which shall appear necessary and expedient for civilizing and christianizing children of pagans, as well as in all liberal arts and sciences, and also of English youth and any others."

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