This collections contains three items. The first is handwritten copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting of the faculty dated June 17, 1842. It acknowledges Jones' role in a duel, for which he was disciplined. The second item is a letter dated December 14, 1842 written by Secretary of the Faculty, Charles Minnigerode, to Jones' mother, Catherine, wherein he informs her of her son's dismissal from William and Mary. The letter includes an exerpt from the official faculty minutes which states the faculty agreed to expel Jones for engaging "in a tumultuous riot to the annoyance and injury of the inhabitants of the town and the inmates of the College building." The third item is another letter from Minnigerode to Catherine Jones, dated December 16, 1842. He informs her that while her son's dismissal still stands, he did want to clarify that further investigation showed that only College inhabitants were annoyed by the riot and not the locals.
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John Floyd Jones attended the College of William and Mary from 1841-1842.