An Act to Establish a College in the County of Berkshire, within this Commonwealth, by the Name of Williams College, Passed June 22, 1793
And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid , that the Legislature of this Commonwealth may grant any further powers to, or alter, limit, annul, or restrain any of the powers by this Act vested in the said Corporation, as shall be judged necessary to promote the best interests of the said College; & more especially, may appoint & establish Overseers, or Visitors, of the said College,- with all necessary powers & authorities for the better aid, preservation & government thereof.
And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid , that all the property, real & personal, belonging to the Trustees of Williamstown Free School, be, & the same hereby is, vested in the Corporation, which by this Act is created.
And be it futher Enacted by the authority aforesaid , that there be, & hereby is granted to the Trustees of Williams College for the use, benefit & purpose of supporting said College, Twelve hundred pounds, to be paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth-Three hundred pounds of the same to be paid the first day of September, one thousand seven hundred & ninety-three-And Three hundred pounds annually, on the first day of September, for the three succeeding years.
Source: Trustee records, Williams College Archives and Special Collections.