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Title: Letter from David L. Swain to Parent, June 14, 1860 [Containing Rules Concerning the Abuse of Liquor and Rules to Control Students' Debts]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). President
Author: Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Title of document: Letter from David L. Swain to Parent, June 14, 1860 [Containing Rules Concerning the Abuse of Liquor and Rules to Control Students' Debts]
Author: David L. Swain
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Note: Call number VCp378 UA1 (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from David L. Swain to Parent, June 14, 1860 [Containing Rules Concerning the Abuse of Liquor and Rules to Control Students' Debts]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). President
Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868



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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Chapel Hill, June 14th, 1860.
DEAR SIR:—Permit me to request your immediate and earnest attention to the provisions of the following Statute in relation to the University, copied from the Revised Code, Chapter CXIII:

THE UNIVERSITY.

1. Any license granted to retail spirituous liquors, wine or cordials at Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof, shall be void.
2. No person shall erect, keep, maintain, or have at Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof, any tippling house, establishment, or place, for the sale of wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquor.
3. No person in the State, without permission in writing from the President of the University, or some member of the Faculty, shall sell, or offer to sell, or deliver, to any student of the University, or to any other person, any cordial, wine, spirituous or malt liquor, for the purpose of being used, or with knowledge that the same will be used at Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof, by any such Student.
4. No person, at or within two miles of Chapel Hill, shall give, or furnish, any electioneering treat or entertainment.
5. No person shall set up, keep, or maintain, at Chapel Hill, or within five miles thereof, any public billiard table, or other public table, of any kind, at which games of chance or skill, by whatever name called, may be played.
6. No person, without permission, in writing, obtained therefor from the President of the University, or some member of the Faculty, seven days before hand, shall exhibit at Chapel Hill, or within five miles thereof, any theatrical, sleight of hand, or equestrian performances, or any dramatic recitations, or representations, or any rope or wire dancing, natural or artificial curiosities, or any concert, serenade or performance in music singing or dancing.
7. Any person who shall offend against any of the provisions of this chapter, hereinbefore recited, shall be deemed guilty of, a misdemeanor.
8. Any contract or agreement by any student of the University, being then a minor, with any shop-keeper, merchant, trader, or other person, upon the sale of any wine, cordial, spirituous or malt liquor, or any goods, wares or merchandize, or any article of trade, or with the keeper of any livery stable, shall be void, unless the same, if made at or within two miles of Chapel Hill, be made under the written permission of the President of the University, or some member of its Faculty; or if made at a greater distance from Chapel Hill, under the written consent of the person who may have the control and authority of such Student.
9. Every contract made with a Student of the University, contrary to the provisions of the preceding Section shall be void, and may be avoided, on account of any of the matters therein contained, on the plea of the general issue; on the trial whereof, if it appear that the defendant was, at the time of the alleged contract, a Student of the University, it shall be presumed that he was, at the making thereof, a minor.
10. Every such contract shall be incapable of being confirmed, and any promise or obligation given by such Student after his arrival at full age shall be void.
To give full sanction and efficiency to the provisions of the criminal law, the Trustees have ordained that any Student who may be seen publicly intoxicated shall be dismissed, and any one in whose room ardent spirits may be found, shall forthwith be suspended or dismissed, as the circumstances of the case may seem to require. This ordinance has been and will be faithfully carried into execution in every instance of ascertained violation.
A strict adherence by Parents and Guardians to the plain and wise provisions of the law, will effectually shield their sons and wards from imposition. If you will direct me to give notice to all concerned, that no unauthorized account will be paid, you will not merely provide an indemnity for yourself, but render a valuable service to the University and the people of the State.
If you wish, therefore, that no contracts shall be entered into, here, in your name or on your account, please say so in a written communication to the Bursar, and make such remittances to him, from time to time, as may be indispensable to meet necessary expenditures. Your silence upon the subject will be regarded as an intimation that no particular supervision upon his part is expected or desired.
PROFESSOR MANUEL FETTER is the Bursar of the Institution. He will receive any sum of money that you may remit to him for the purpose, pay the tuition, board, and other necessary expenses, without any charge to you for commissions, and transmit an account of expenditures at the close of the session.

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Every Student is required to attend prayers thirteen times a week, and Divine worship in the College Chapel, on the Forenoon of every Sabbath. The Freshmen and Sophomores have fifteen, the Juniors seventeen and the Seniors thirteen recitations a week. All absences, whether unavoidable or not, are recorded, and a very simple computation will show the proportion of duties performed or omitted.
During the half session, which closed on Friday evening last, (a period of ten weeks,) Mr. ......................... has been absent from Prayers, .......... times, from Recitations .......... times, and from attendance on Divine Worship ............... times.—............... of these absences from Prayers, .......... from Recitation, and .......... from Divine Worship were unavoidable.
His relative grade of soholarship in his Class is
With respect to the necessary expenses of a Student, the Faculty entertain the opinion, that exclusive of the supplies of clothing ordinarily obtained from home, more than three hundred and twenty-five dollars a year is not necessary either to the comfort or reputation of any one.

Yours very respectfully,

DAVID L. SWAIN , President.

NOTE BY THE BURSAR.



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Your son has paid, for Tuition, .......... $ 30 00
Deposit, .......... 3 00
Room Rent, ..........
Servant Hire, ..........
And has, in addition, placed in my hands to pay board and meet other expenses, $