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Hallowed Duties Lead Them on Tour of Tunnels and Shops

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In 1642, the General Court ordered "that the Governour & Deputy for the time being & all the magistrats of this jurisdiction, together with the teaching elders of the sixe next adjoining townes . . .shall have full power. . . in the furthering of the said college & the several members thereof in piety, morality, & learning.

Yesterday, what is now a 32-man Board of Overseers, clothed with the dignity of tradition, explored tunnels, maintenance shops, kitchens, and grounds, and ate a one-hamburger meal off an army-style tray as the start for their first two-day meeting since 1940.

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