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Hamilton Oneida Academy (1793-1812)



  • Existence: 1793 - 1812


In 1793 Samuel Kirkland, missionary to the Oneida Indians, presented his “Plan of Education” to President George Washington, who “expressed approbation,” and to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who consented to be a trustee of the new school, to which he also lent his name. The Hamilton-Oneida Academy was chartered soon thereafter. Nineteen years later, in 1812, the academy was rechartered as Hamilton College.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charter of Hamilton Oneida Academy

Identifier: Mss 793131
Mss 793131
Date(s): 1793-01-31
Scope and Contents

Charter of Hamilton Oneida Academy (afterward Hamilton College) from the Regents of the University of the State of N.Y. Signed: George Clinton, Chancellor.

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