The Years At Yale: Scholar, Athlete, Women's Rights Advocate
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ROGER ALDEN, JAMES HILLHOUSE, THOMAS MEAD, JOHN PALSGRAVE (Jack) WYLLYS
and NATHAN HALE called themselves the Quintumviri - a close-knit five
ISAAC GRIDLEY is believed to have been Nathan's roommate.
ENOCH HALE, Nathan's brother, may have roomed with them.
BENJAMIN TALLMADGE and Nathan signed notes to each other as 'Damon'
(Tallmadge) and 'Pythias' (Hale), tightly bonded friends in Greek mythology.
WILLIAM CHANDLER, the only Tory classmate. Linonian literary society's
minutes for January 18, 1770, state that "Chandler was expelled from
the meeting." He is said to have guided the British in the 1779 invasion
of New Haven.
Names taken from Biographical
sketches of the graduates of Yale college with annals of the college
history ... by Franklin Bowditch Dexter.