February 1st, 1820

The Massachusetts Legislature refuses the petition of the President and Trustees to remove Williams College to Northampton.

“… The Committee pray leave to state, that they do most highly appreciate, and most profoundly respect the motives of the petitioners; these are unquestionably founded in a truly honorable, and elevated desire, to extend the usefulness of this respectable College, in promoting learning, virtue, piety, and religion; and, under these impressions, the Committee feel the most sincere regret, that their perception of duty, compels them to submit to the two Houses, that it is neither lawful, nor expedient, to grant the prayer of the petition…”