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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, 2014.