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DANIEL WEBSTER SAVES DARTMOUTH (DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.) Farrar, Timothy. Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College against William H. Woodward. 8vo, original boards, joints splitting, corners bumped; pages untrimmed, some discoloration at edges. Portsmouth, NH, 1819
In this landmark case, the New Hampshire government attempted to invalidate Dartmouth's charter and make the college a public institution. Daniel Webster's arguments as the school's attorney, recorded on pages 238 to 283, were instrumental in preserving the school's private status. In closing, he argued that if the court ruled against Dartmouth, "colleges and halls will be deserted by all better spirits, and become a theatre for the contention of politicks" (283). Sabin 23887.
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