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<p><br /><span>Messrs. William Sullivan and John G. Coffin have petitioned the Councils of Boston for the use of a piece of public ground, for two years, for the establishment of a Gymnastic School&ndash;a measure of doubtful propriety, we apprehend.&nbsp; If a boy wants to play; let him play but do not spoil the fun by dictating the modus operandi&ndash;a game of base ball, or foot ball, is worth a dozen gymnasiums, where the eye of surveillance is to check the flow of animal spirits.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><br /><span>Messrs. William Sullivan and John G. Coffin have petitioned the Councils of Boston for the use of a piece of public ground, for two years, for the establishment of a Gymnastic School&ndash;a measure of doubtful propriety, we apprehend.&nbsp; If a boy wants to play; let him play but do not spoil the fun by dictating the modus operandi&ndash;a game of base ball, or foot ball, is worth a dozen gymnassiums [sic], where the eye of surveillance is to check the flow of animal spirits.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
 
|Sources=<p><em>United States Gazette</em> (Philadelphia) March 28, 1826</p>
 
|Sources=<p><em>United States Gazette</em> (Philadelphia) March 28, 1826</p>
 
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Base Ball Associated with Boston Gymnasium Proposal?

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Contemp. "Base Ball" usage
Location Boston
City/State/Country: Boston, MA, United States
Game Base Ball, Foot Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth
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Messrs. William Sullivan and John G. Coffin have petitioned the Councils of Boston for the use of a piece of public ground, for two years, for the establishment of a Gymnastic School–a measure of doubtful propriety, we apprehend.  If a boy wants to play; let him play but do not spoil the fun by dictating the modus operandi–a game of base ball, or foot ball, is worth a dozen gymnassiums [sic], where the eye of surveillance is to check the flow of animal spirits.  

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United States Gazette (Philadelphia) March 28, 1826

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Note that this find comes five years before town ball is seen in Philadelphia. 

 

 

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Was the Gymnasium actually established in Boston?  Was ballplaying among its activities?  Was gymnastics seen in the Commons in the early years?

 

Isn't this ref a very early appearance of the term foot ball in the US?  Can we learn what rules may have applied? 

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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Submission Note Email of September 21, 2020



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