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*"[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16167 Dueling]," [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6514 University Archives Subject File Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*"[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16167 Dueling]," [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6514 University Archives Subject File Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8401 Samuel Myers Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8401 Samuel Myers Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6750 Sarah C. Watts Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6750 Sarah C. Watts Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6632 Board of Visitors Records], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Especially Series 3, Correspondence.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6632 Board of Visitors Records], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary. Especially Series 3, Correspondence.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7681 Faculty Assembly Records], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7681 Faculty Assembly Records], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7139 Moncure Robinson Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7139 Moncure Robinson Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
 
*Search for additional material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=core%2Fsearch&q=duel&x=0&y=0 SCRC Collections Database]
 
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*Search for additional material in the [http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/cards/?q=dueling&category=&search.x=0&search.y=0 University Archives Card Catalog].
 
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Latest revision as of 16:12, 9 September 2019

There have been a number of duels and near duels over the course of the College of William and Mary's history.

  • On 6 February 1793, Robert Taylor and John Randolph of Roanoke engaged in a duel. Taylor was wounded in the butt and was expelled. Mentioned in the Galt Papers (I), letters dated 10 February 1793 and 5 June 1793.
  • In March 1802, there was a duel between Richard H. Lee and John Yates, in which Yates was wounded. Both students were expelled.
  • According to the Scioto Gazette, there was a duel in April 1803 between Joseph C. Breckenridge and William Chapman; Chapman was killed and Breckenridge and the two seconds, James Gilmer and Thomas Preston, were expelled.
  • On 30 January 1809, student Samuel Myers challenged William C. Somerville to a duel. The duel never took place, and Myers wrote letters to his father apologizing for challenging Somerville. From the Samuel Myers Papers.
  • In late February or early March 1809, a duel occurred between Charles I. Cabell and Benjamin Jones, with William Olds acting as a second to one of the students. Jones received a wound to his thigh, which was believed to have render him permanently injured. There is an account of the duel is in the Sarah C. Watts Papers, in a letter written by Jane C. Charlton to Sarah Watts, 19 March 1809.
  • In April or May of 1816, there was a near duel between Mr. Douthas and Mr. M. Cabell, son of Judge Cabell. Mentioned by Moncure Robinson in a letter dated 3 May 1816 in the Moncure Robinson Papers.
  • Some time between 1816 and 1818, a Mr. Worthington of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., was killed in a duel. From Schoolmates at William and Mary College of J. J. Ambler as He Remembered Them in 1828 in the William and Mary Quarterly.
  • On 23 February 1832, James Scott and Mr. Shields got into a duel over a woman met at a ball. Scott fired first and missed, while Shields fired into the air to end the duel a draw. Scott wanted to fire again, but the seconds would not allow it. Scott assumed he would be expelled, and so left and returned to Richmond. This incident is described in a letter from Alfred Robinson to Moncure Robinson, dated 17 March 1832 in the Moncure Robinson Papers.
  • On 5 March 1832, Charles Byrd, Thomas Burfoot, and Mallory Dickson brought a horse into the College Building and rode it through the streets of Williamsburg; the faculty appointed Thomas Dew and William Barton Rogers to investigate. On 9 March 1832, Charles Byrd knocked on the door of the Brafferton, brandishing a pistol, threatened William Barton Rogers and challenged him to a duel. Rogers retreated to his bedroom and locked the door and Byrd soon left as well. These incidents are described in the Faculty Minutes for 6 March 1832 and 10 March 1832.
  • Dueling at the College was not confined just to the students. Archibald Peachy, the professor of moral philosophy, challenged President of the College Robert Saunders to a duel sometime between 23 December 1847 and 3 January 1848; James Christian, a student, carried the challenge to Saunders, an act for which he was later expelled. Saunders apologized, and the challenge was dropped. From "The College of William and Mary: A History" page 237 and the Faculty Minutes.
  • There was a duel between William J.H. Ballard and Julian R. Beckwith on 17 January 1857, which is captured in a sketch by Mary Southall.

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