Jun 05, 2008 - Sale 2148

Sale 2148 - Lot 139

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
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

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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.