2. Since 1756 the two upper classes at Harvard had given public exhibitions twice a year,
in the spring and fall, of debates, dialogues, and orations, mostly in English. CFA
received no part in the April 1824 performance (Morison, Three Centuries of Harvard, p. 90; Overseers Records, 10:60–61, Harvard Archives).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.