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Excerpt from The Indian Handbook, 1941-1942: Information and Advice Concerning the College of William and Mary in Virginia Prepared for the Class of 1945 With the approval of the whole colony, in 1771, the General Assembly unanimously resolved that a marble statue, executed by the best Statuary in England, be erected to the Memory Of our late Worthy Governor Lord Botetourt. John Norton Of London, who was commissioned to haye the statue carved, was extremely assiduous that the work was done in a handsome and elegant manner. He wrote to Virginia with satisfac tion upon securing the services of the sculptor, Richard Hayward, and the advice of Isaac Gosset. Hayward luckily hit on a Block Of fine Marble, and the statue, which met with the highest Commendations in England, was Shipped to the colony in the spring of 1773 by one Of Hayward's masons who came over to erect it in the Capitol at Williamsburg. Virginians universally ad mired the statue which cost them around �1000. Some time during the Revolution, when hatred Of England was highest, the head and one arm were knocked off and the statue was otherwise disfigured. In 1801, the President and Professors Of William and Mary purchased the statue for $100, had it dexterously repaired, and placed it in the center Of the College walk, facing the town. There it has since remained, except for a while during the War Between the States, when it was removed to the grounds Of the Eastern State Hospital for safe keep ing. It probably is the Oldest extant piece Of portrait statuary in America. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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