COMMENT: Andrew W. Burrell [or Burwel] married Hannah Graves (b. 1788), daughter of Recompense Graves (1756-1821) and Susanna Little Graves (1759-1813). Her parents had moved to Cooperstown in 1793.
On the same evening, JOEL PEEBLES, Lieut. in the U.S. army, to Miss SALLY OSTRANDER.
COMMENT: Joel Peebles had become First Lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Regiment on April 30, 1813, and was promoted to captain on Aug. 5, 1814. He was born in Massachusetts in about 1791, lived in Pittsfield and New Berlin and was last heard of in 1870 in Wellsville. Sarah (Sally) Ostrander (1795-about 1865) was probably the daughter of Cooperstown innkeeper Moses Ostrander.
Grants to Colleges
Promotion of Literature — By an act passed at the late session of the [NY] legislature, 100,000 dollars is granted to Union College, for completing the buildings already commenced, and for erecting such others as the trustees may deem requisite; 30,000 dollars for discharging a debt already contracted by the said trustees; 20,000 for increasing the library, and extending the philosophical and chymical [sic] apparatus; and 50,000 dollars to augment the charity fund of said college.
40,000 dollars to Hamilton College.
To Columbia College, a tract of land in the city of New York, known by the name of the Botanic Garden; on condition that the college establishment be removed to the said tract of land, within twelve years.
30,000 dollars to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city of New York.
The amount of all the grant of money...to be raised by lottery, and interest for six years is allowed on the same. ... Two classes of the lottery to be drawn in each year; but not to commence until all the lotteries previously authorized by law shall be completed. – N.Y Gazette.
COMMENT: Monies raised by lotteries remained the main way in which New York State funded local colleges. In cash, the $200,000 for Union College in Schenectady was by far the largest amount. It enabled Eliphalet Nott, who was President of Union College from 1804 to 1866 (!) to complete its planned campus designed by the French architect Joseph Jacques Ramee (1764-1842).