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Harvard 1660: Girls in the Dorms, "Lascivious" Conduct, Students Drinking and Carousing The Puritan elders were not amused, and those involved needed to confess or be punished. This is one of those confessions: "Through the grace of God I hope will work a better change in my heart". The Puritan elders were not amused, and those involved needed to confess or be punished. This is one of those confessions: "Through the grace of God I hope will work a better change in my heart".
1660. <blockquote><p>The earliest document relating to Harvard we have had, and the first we've seen on the market about young people partying at the college</p></blockquote><p>The Massachusetts Bay Colony was first settled in 1630, when a flotilla of ships sailed from England in April bearing 700 Puritans under the leadership of Governor John Winthrop. The colonists began arriving at Salem in June. Thousands more followed from Old England to New. Nathaniel and Anna Bowman were among them, arriving in Watertown with the earliest settlers in 1630. According to Watertown historian, Marilyn Roach, Bowman "received several grants of plow land and meadow in town and farmed here for decades before the couple and their seven children moved in 1651 to the part of Cambridge that later became Lexington."</p><p>Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. With some 17,000 Puritans migrating to New England by 1636, it was founded in anticipation of the need for training clergy for the new commonwealth. The new College, an early tract said, was a "first flower in their wilderness," intended to prevent "an illiterate ministry when our present ministers shall lie in dust." So Harvard was designed as an institution to promote religion, and in Massachusetts that generally meant the Puritan variety known as the Congregational Church.</p><p>But it seems that not all Puritans were as puritanical as one would assume, and that young people of every generation have much in common. There was a muster of the local militia in Cambridge, a periodic event that tended to … [Click Below for Full Description]
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