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The Dudleian Lecture was established in 1750, making it one of Harvard's oldest foundations. Judge Paul Dudley, who gave Harvard College a gift of "one hundred & thirty three pounds six shillings and eight pence," stipulated that the income received from this fund should be used to provide the stipend for an annual "Sermon or Lecture" at the College. Judge Dudley provided the fund so that a series of four topics would be addressed on a rotating basis, addressing one of the following topics per year: natural religion, revealed religion, the Romish church [Roman Catholicism], Reformed/Presbyterian polity.