Letter from Robert McCandlish, Rector of the Board of Visitors at William & Mary, to newly elected member, William Boulware of King & Queen County, Virginia. The letter informs Boulware of his appointment and also lays out the expectation of him, should he agree to serve, especially in regards to attendance. McCandlish refers to the Royal Charter, which states that a quorum must be present to transact business. He goes into further detail about previous experience of there not being a quorum available and how business was postponed and neglected. The importance of attending meetings is repeated.
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Biographical / Historical
Robert McCandlish served on the Board of Visitors at William & Mary from 1826-1840.
William Boulware served on the Board of Visitors at William & Mary in 1840, 1847, and from 1859-1866.
Robert McCandlish Letter to William Boulware, Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8287 Accessed June 03, 2020.