HOUSE RATIFIES BILL FOR ARTEMAS WARD MONUMENT
Permission for the erection of a monument to General Artemas Ward on public grounds in the District of Columbia has been applied for by the president and fellows of Harvard College. A bill to this effect has been passed by the House of Representatives, and now awaits ratification by the Senate.
Artemas Ward was a citizen of Shrewsbury, having graduated from Harvard in 1748 and received his A. M. degree three years later. During the opening months of the American Revolution General Ward was the commander of the Massachusetts forces, and as such, exercised potential authority over the Colonial troops. Later he was voted a member of the second and third Congresses, under the then newly established Constitution of the United States.