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Dartmouth College Fine for Ballplay - Two Shillings

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Tags Bans, College
City/State/Country: Hanover, NH, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

"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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