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This exhibit was researched, written and created by Mary D. McConaghy, Michael Silberman, and Irina Kalashnikova in 2004 as part of the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.
Degrees Conferred by the College of Philadelphia
Students are listed alphabetically for each class from 1770 to 1779:
Class of 1770
Francis Alison, Jr. 
A.B. 
Robert Alison 
A.B. 
Henry Arnold 
A.B. 
John Cox, Jr. 
A.B. 
Samuel Dougall 
A.B. 
Aquila Hall 
A.B. 
Jacob Hall, Jr. 
A.B. 
William Hollinshead 
A.B. 
Henry Latimer 
A.B. 
Archibald Little 
A.B. 
John McClean 
A.B. 
John Maffitt 
A.B. 
Matthew Tate 
A.B. 
Joseph Tweedy 
A.B. 

Samuel Cannon 
Nongraduate 
John Mather Jackson 
Nongraduate 
John Sitgreaves (possibly 1770) 
Nongraduate 
Class of 1771
Samuel Armor 
A.B. 
Patterson Bell 
A.B. 
Ebenezer Brooks 
A.B. 
John Carson 
A.B. 
Charles Crooke 
A.B. 
Robert Davidson 
A.B. 
Archibald Gamble 
A.B. 
Samuel Hanson 
A.B. 
John McDowell 
A.B. 
Hugh Montgomery 
A.B. 
John Pringle 
A.B. 
Nathan Rumsey 
A.B. 
John Thomas 
A.B. 
Issac Wilson 
A.B. 

John Parke 
A.B. (hon.) 

Peter Eaton 
Nongraduate 
Elisha Hall 
Nongraduate 
William McKenzie 
Nongraduate 
Robert Stephenson (Stevenson) 
Nongraduate 
Class of 1772
Brice Innis 
A.B. 
Moses Levy 
A.B. 

John Saunders 
Nongraduate 
William Tilghman 
Nongraduate 
Class of 1773
Edward Duff 
A.B. 
Matthew Duncan 
A.B. 
Joseph Harrison 
A.B. 
William Alexander Hyrne 
A.B. 
Joshua Seney 
A.B. 

Nathaniel Luff 
Nongraduate 

William Rogers 
A.M. (hon.) 
Class of 1775
Benjamin Chew, Jr. 
A.B. 
Townsend Eden 
A.B. 
Thomas Ennals 
A.B. 
John Fishbourne Mifflin 
A.B. 
John O’Farrel 
A.B. 
Henry Ridgely 
A.B. 
Francis Brown Sappington 
A.B. 
William Moore Smith 
A.B. 

Presley Neville 
Nongraduate 

James Ross 
A.M. (hon.) 
Class of 1776
James Abercrombie 
A.B. 
John Leeds Buzman 
A.B. 
John Clapton 
A.B. 
William Cocke 
A.B. 
Thomas Duncan Smith 
A.B. 
William Thomas 
A.B. 
Ralph Wiltshire 
A.B. 
Class of 1777
Benjamin Stoddert 
Nongraduate 