Moody Kent collection 1771-1860 1798-1860 Kent, Moody collection
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Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...
Ezekiel Webster, brother of Daniel Webster, was a New Hampshire lawyer and legislator, Federalist and the founder of the Merricam Agricultural society. From the description of Letter from Ezekiel Webster to Isaac Brooks, 1812 Dec. 2, Boscawen, NH. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122354215 ...
Joseph Kent was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1811-1826 (except for 1815-1819), governor of Maryland (1826-1829), U.S. senator from 1833 until his death. From the description of Promissory note, 15 June 1825. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235099979 ...
Moody Kent was born at Kent's Island, Massachusetts, on April 22, 1779, the son of Joseph Kent and Jane Moody. He had multiple siblings, including Amos (1774-1824), Paul, Jane, and Sarah. After studying at the Dumner Academy in Newbury, Massachusetts, he attended Harvard University, graduating in 1801. Kent entered the legal profession, and he was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1804. He practiced law in Deerfield, New Hampshire (1804-1809) and Concord, New Hampshire (1809-1832) until his r...