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Title: Excerpt from Board of Trustees Minutes, July 13, 1796 [Containing the Rule Banning Students from Taverns]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Title of collection: Records of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina (#40001), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Excerpt from Board of Trustees Minutes, July 13, 1796 [Containing the Rule Banning Students from Taverns]
Author: [University of North Carolina Board of Trustees]
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40001 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Excerpt from Board of Trustees Minutes, July 13, 1796 [Containing the Rule Banning Students from Taverns]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees



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[July 13th 1796]
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The Committee upon the Subject of the disorders stated in Mr Ker's Letter, Reported, and after amendment, the following was agreed to. That it is necessary to continue the temporary law, made by the Faculty to prevent the Students living in the University, from going to Taverns without leave. That the Teachers in the Preparatory School shall be particularly informed that the Board consider it their duty to observe and reprove at all times the negligence & disorders of the members of the School . That the Scholars shall in common with the Students render an account of their conduct to the Presiding Professor in the University hall, at the times appointed for that purpose. That the Teachers be required to attend with the Scholars in the Preparatory School one whole hour before Breakfast — the hour to be fixed on by the President or Presiding Professor and Teachers of the School, who are hereby authorized to except from this rule those Scholars who may reside in the Vicinity at an inconvenient distance. Whereupon Resolved, that in future it shall be considered a part of the duty of

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of the Tutors in the Preparatory School to attend to the enforcing the General and temporary laws of the University; especially those which respect the morals, or relate to the decent demeanor of the Students; as well such who are or shall be on the General establishment of the University, as those who now are or hereafter shall be under their more immediate direction in the Preparatory School : And to the end the Joint Tutors are hereby declared, each of them to have full power and the like authority with that which is or shall be visited in the members of the Faculty individually: Provided, that although the authority with respect to the due observance of the Laws of Order, & with regard to the keeping up decorum shall be the same in each Tutor as is shall be visited in each Professor, so far as respects the Laws, rules, & regulations of the University; yet neither of them shall be entitled to a vote in the making of any temporary law or regulation; but they shall nevertheless be at liberty to attend on such occasions and to offer their opinions.
Resolved also, that the Law or regulation made by the Faculty, to prevent the Students from going to Taverns without leave, be hereby confirmed & shall be continued in force until the next meeting of the Board.
Resolved, that the Faculty of the University shall have power to permit the Students to be taught to dance, under such restrictions & regulations as they may think proper & necessary to make, and no Student shall consider himself at liberty to attend any dancing school during the Session of the University but under the permission of the Faculty as aforesaid.