Tutor Sever's Final Argument, 1722
This marbled hardcover volume contains a forty-one-page handwritten draft of the memorial from Nicholas Sever to the Harvard Board of Overseers providing a historical background on the College charters. The document begins, "May it please ye Excell: of ye Coll: to fav'r me w'th a few words for ye further support of this memorial." The draft includes struck-through words and page 41 contains directions for additional edits.
Harvard University Archives
The Records relating to the Fellowship controversy are open for research.
Harvard University Archives: Records relating to the Fellowship controversy, 1721-1722
“Tutor Sever's Final Argument, 1722,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed October 22, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/8518.