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Dartmouth College Fine for Ballplay - Two Shillings
|Tags||Bans, CollegeBans, College|
|City/State/Country:||Hanover, NH, United States|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||YouthYouth|
"If any student shall play ball or use any other diversion that exposes the College or hall windows within three rods of either he shall be fined two shillings . . . " In 1782 the protected area was extended to six rods.
-- Dartmouth College, 1779.
John King Lord, A History of Dartmouth College 1815-1909 (Rumford Press, Concord NH, 1913), page 593. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games," Base Ball, Volume 2, number 1 (Spring 2008), page 35 and refs #38 through 40. See also Chron entry #1771.1.
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|Submitted by||Tom Altherr|
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