The College’s Purpose

The College’s charter, granted by King George in 1769, calls “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.”

And, as Michael noted below, Wheelock originally envisioned Dartmouth as “an Academy for all parts of useful Learning, part of it a College for the Education of Missonaries, School Masters, Interpreters &c., and part of it a School for reading and writing &c.”