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Chapman Johnson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.038
Scope and Contents The letter dated May 18, 1800, from Chapman Johnson to College of William and Mary alumnus David Watson provides a detailed account of an "unfortunate disturbance," a student revolt at the College the previous winter. Chapman reported on a student's rude treatment of the postmaster, its witnessing by Professor Bracken, the expulsion of the student, the resulting student meetings and protests, faculty-student negotiations, consultation with Bishop Madison and St. George Tucker, student...

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  • Subject: College of William and Mary--History--18th century X
  • Names: Johnson, Chapman, 1779-1849 X