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Balance Sheet of Subscriptions Received 1772
Balance sheet showing subscriptions, 1772.
Balance sheet of subscriptions received by Dr. Williamson in Jamaica
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Trustees of the Academy also sought support for their school from areas further afield, hoping to gain support from wealthy Presbyterians. In 1772, Dr. Hugh Williamson, a minister, spent a year traveling in Jamaica, visiting planters and raising a significant sum for the Academy of Newark.