This collection includes two items. The first is a document written by Tyler to the faculty at the College of William and Mary, acknowledging his violation of the institutional rule of leaving Williamsburg without the permission of the faculty and the promise that he will not repeat the same mistake. The second document is the faculty's resolution to "overlook this violation of the College Laws" given Tyler's "general good conduct" and his "frank and candid acknowledgement" of his wrongdoing.
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Tazewell Tyler was born in Charles City County, Virginia, the son of U. S. President John Tyler and his first wife, Letitia. He attended the College of William and Mary from 1849-1850 and was a surgeon for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
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