Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

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Hale’s Life In Connecticut: Coventry, East Haddam, New London
Rev. Huntington house
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Rev. Huntington's house, where the Hales were schooled
Nathan and his brother Enoch walked two miles to this house every school day for lessons with the local Congregational minister, the Rev. Joseph Huntington, a 1762 Yale graduate. It was customary for ministers to tutor the children of families who could afford private instruction. It was the Hale brothers' entire schooling - heavily weighted with Latin, Greek and the Bible - until they went to college, Nathan at 14 years old, Enoch 16. Nathan was not the youngest in his class, but there was only one younger.