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OF

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

AND

THE TOWN OF HANOVER

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BY

FREDERICK CHASE

EDITED BY JOHN K. LORD

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I.

CAMBRIDGE
JOHN WILSON AND SON

University Press

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PREFACE.

HE first sheets of this volume of the “ HISTORY OF I

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND THE TOWN OF HANOVER” had been sent to the press when the sudden and untimely death of its author, FREDERICK CHASE, January 19, 1890, brought the work to a stand. Fortunately the volume was nearly complete.

For ten years or more Mr. Chase had been collecting and arranging the materials for it. He had been indefatigable in the search for everything that could throw light upon its subject. Every known source of information was diligently explored, and every clew that suggested the possibility of anything new was carefully followed up. In many cases his diligence was rewarded by the discovery of valuable papers which had never been published; and so thorough was his search that it is doubtful if anything will ever be found materially to modify his statement of facts, or the conclusions based upon them.

Mr. Chase loved the College and the Town. He had also had the zeal and the enthusiasm of the local antiquary. The preparation of this History was an absorbing delight, and out of the mass of details which he had gathered he selected those which he believed would most truthfully present the story of the College

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and the Town to the interest of his readers. In his earnestness he overtasked his strength, and falling suddenly under the hand of disease, he left this work as his memorial.

The materials for the second volume were almost entirely collected. Some progress was made in their arrangement, but the time when that volume will appear cannot now be determined.

This volume is almost wholly as it came from the author's hand. A few expressions have been changed, some parts have been slightly rearranged; but these changes are only such as the author himself would doubtless have made in a final revision. sages have been slightly enlarged, but mainly from the author's memoranda, and the Index has been prepared. To him belongs the credit of the whole. For me to prepare it for the press and to attend to its publication has been but a willing service to the memory of a loved and honored friend.

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JOHN K. LORD.

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, August, 1891.

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