An Exposition of the Proceedings of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, in Relation to the Recent Disturbances at That Institution.
This is the title page of a fourteen-page report published on December 16, 1836, concerning "the recent disturbances" at the University of Virginia that resulted in the expulsion of seventy students, followed by a riot. John A. G. Davis, the faculty chairman and the report's author, recommended leniency if the students involved expressed remorse. The final paragraph reads:
If any should think that in coming to this resolution the Faculty acted with too much clemency, it is hoped that none will fail to see in it an evidence of moderation, and of considerate regard for the interests of the students as well as of the institution, very inconsistent with that arrogant and vindictive spirit which has been ascribed to them.
J. A. G. DAVIS, Chairman of the faculty.
Citation: An Exposition of the Proceedings of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, in Relation to the Recent Disturbances at That Institution. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.