Here are the holy words and sermons my kindred spoke in the New World, that lay claim to a huge part of New England. Our genetic material was fruitful – and it multiplied! A dozen of my kindred went to Harvard. A John Wilson was of the first class of nine. John Wilson was supportive of John Eliot the ‘Apostle to the Indians’ who were told about the Kings and Queens of Europe being ruled by a Supreme Sky-God and his tribal family.
As things look now, the two party system, and the free press, will be eliminated by Reverend Donald Trump, who will make way for Bishop Mike Pence, who will reign in Jesus’ name until he is assassinated by rival evangelical order, who will point to my kinfolk in Boston, as proof they have the right to rule and establish the first Evangelical Papacy, complete with holy army. And, so it goes!
Harvard was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1638, it acquired British North America‘s first known printing press. In 1639, it was named Harvard College after deceased clergyman John Harvard, an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, who had left the school £779 and his scholar’s library of some 400 volumes. The charter creating the Harvard Corporation was granted in 1650.
A 1643 publication gave the school’s purpose as “to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers shall lie in the dust”; in its early years trained many Puritan ministers. It offered a classic curriculum on the English university model—many leaders in the colony had attended the University of Cambridge—but conformed to the tenets of Puritanism. It was never affiliated with any particular denomination, but many of its earliest graduates went on to become clergymen in Congregational and Unitarian churches.
The leading Boston divine Increase Mather served as president from 1685 to 1701. In 1708, John Leverett became the first president who was not also a clergyman, marking a turning of the college from Puritanism and toward intellectual independence.