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Pettigrew's copy of University regulations addresses the duties of the president, faculty, and students and includes rules governing classes and examinations, study hours and vacations, moral and religious duties, financial obligations, and trials and punishments.
st That the Presedent or in his absence the
next in office superintend all the studies & particularly those of the
senior class, & that every other teacher attend diligently on his
nd That the president or other officers
perform morning & evening prayer & examine the Students each Sunday
evening on the questions previously given them on the genral principles of
Morality & religion.
rd That untill a professor shall be appointed
for the purpose, the President or next officer shall deliver a lecture once in
the week on the principles of Agriculture; Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy or
th That the officers of the
th That the president or next officer report
annually or oftener if called upon to the
th That no President or other officer be
removed from his place without a fair hearing before the Authority from which
he derived his appointment.
st That there be four literary Classes to
be entered on annually & distinguished by the appellation
nd That none be admitted into the first
literary class as students, untill they shall have passed a competent
examination by the faculty on B
rd That the exercise of this Class be the
study of Engli
th That none be admitted into the second or
any other class untill they shall have passed a Competent
th That the exercise of the second class be
Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, Geography including the use of the Globe Grecian,
Antiquities and Greek Class ies.
th That the exercises of the third class be
th That the exercise of the fourth class be
Logic, Moral Philosophy Principles of civil Govenment, Chronology, history
antient & Modern, the Bell lettre,
th That they who only cho
th That they who shall enter the third or
fouth classes not not haveing been
students in former classes shall pay a certain sum for the use of the
th That in addition to the annual
examinations, there shall be three quarterly examinations.
th That the students shall decently attend
th That from Prayers to breakefast be
study hours breakfast to be at Eight Oclock.
th That One hour be allowed for Breakfast
& amusement after which shall follow three hours of study & recitation
(,i,e, untill 12 Oclock).
th That study hours commence again at two
o'clock, & continue untill prayers at five Oclock, after which shall be a
vacation untill 8 Oclock, when the students
th That each class have a monitor, to be
appointed by the teacher who shall note down those absent without leave, &
the disordely & the Vitious.
th That all the students speak read or
exhibit composition on saturday, A.M. & the same day P. M. be allowed them
th That all the students attend divine
service on the sabbath, & Evening examination on the general princi oeople.
That they be not allowed to keep any ardent spirits in their Rooms nor
associate with evil company, that they shall not play at any game of hazard or
any other kind of game, nor make bets they shall treat their teachers with
respect & also each other, according to the honour due to each class.
th That each
th The students in general shall observe
th No Student shall be admitted to the
honour of a degree untill he shall have sttled all his pecuniary accounts at
st Each student shall prepare a book into
which he shall enter these laws.
nd The Student charged shall have timely
notice, & testamony taken on the most solemn assurance, shall by the
rd The punishments & grades of
punishments shall be 1 st admonition by any officer of the
nd admonition by the
faculty 3 rd admonition before the whole
th suspension. 6 th Total & final
th No pecuniary mulcets shall be inflicted
for non attendane on Prayers or recitation, but besides admonition the officer
th That the monitors bill be called for
th That these laws be publickly read once
every year before the whole
oftener officer of the
th That the sum of one Shilling per week
be imposed on those Students who do not live at Commons. which shall be paid to
1795." An endorsement on the verso of the last leaf
reads as follows: "The Subscriber moved his Family from