The Laws of Harvard College 
Of Admission into the College
I Candidates for Admission into Harvard College, shall be examined by the President and two at least of the Tutors. No one shall be admitted, unless he can translate the Greek and Latin Authors in common use, such as Tully, Virgil, The New-Testament, Xenophon &c understands the Rules of Grammar, can write Latin correctly, and hath a good moral Character.
II [The Parents or Guardians of those who have been accepted on Examination, or some other Person shall pay thirty shillings to the Steward, towards defraying their College Charges, and also give Bond to the Steward with security to his Satisfaction in the Sum of forty Pounds to pay College Dues quarterly, as they shall be charged in their Quarter Bills, vizt the Steward’s,  the Butler’s, the Glazier’s, and the Sweeper’s; said Bills being first signed by the President and one at least of the Tutors; and in case of Death or Removal before College Charges rise to the Sum of thirty Shillings, the Steward shall return the remainder to the Person that gave the Bond.]473
III Every one that has been accepted on Examination shall, as soon as may be, exhibit to the President a Certificate from the Steward, that the foregoing Law has been complied with; upon the receipt of which the President shall sign an Order for the Admission of such Persons, in the following Words
Admittatur in Collegium Harvardinum A. B.
E. H. Præses.
And the Steward and Butler shall accordingly enroll the Name of the Person thus admitted, among the Members of the Society in their respective Offices; and the Order shall be kept on file by the Steward. And the President shall enter the Names of all Persons so admitted in a Book kept for that purpose. [And no one shall be allowed to receive the Instructions of the College above two Months, unless he  be admitted according to the Form prescribed in this Law, or offer some Reason to the Satisfaction of the President, Professors and Tutors.]474
IV No one shall be admitted Fellow-Commoner,475 but by the President, Professors & Tutors, nor unless such a Person shall first pay thirty Pounds to the College Treasurer for the Use of the College; & every Fellow-Commoner shall pay double Tuition Money; & no one shall be admitted into the College as a Sophimore but by the President, Professors and Tutors, nor unless such a Person shall first pay to the College Treasurer, for the Use of the College a Sum not under fifteen Pounds nor exceeding thirty; & no one shall be admitted into the College as a Junior Sophister or Senior, but by the same Authority and paying a proportionable Sum for each Year that he is advanced; provided nevertheless, that this shall not hinder the President, Professors and Tutors from admitting a Scholar, who comes recommended from another College, into the same standing as he had there, if upon Examination he be found fit for it, without the payment of the Sum required in this Law.476 
Of a religious and virtuous Life
I All Persons of what Degree soever residing at the College, and all Undergraduates whether dwelling in the College or in the Town, shall constantly and seasonably attend the Worship of God in the Chapel Morning and Evening; and if any Undergraduate comes to Prayers after the Exercises are begun (without Reasons allowed by the President or the Tutor that calls over the weekly Bill) he shall be fined one Penny each time—and if he is absent from Prayers (without Reasons as aforesaid) he shall be fined two Pence for every such Neglect.477
II All the Scholars shall at Sun-set in the Evening preceding the Lord’s Day, lay aside all their Diversions, and retire to their Chambers, and not unnecessarily leave them; and all Disorders on said Evening shall be punished as Violations of the Sabbath are. And every Scholar shall on the Lord’s Day carefully apply himself to the Duties of Religion—and whoever shall profane said Day by unnecessary  Business, or Visiting, or walking on the Common, or in the Streets or Fields of the Town of Cambridge, or shall use any Diversions, or otherwise behave himself disorderly or unbecoming the Season, shall be fined not exceeding three shillings. [And if such a Scholar shall not reform after being privately admonished, he shall receive a public Admonition, or be punished by Degradation or Rustication.]478
III If any Scholar shall be absent from the public Worship on either Part of the Lord’s Day, or upon public Fasts or Thanksgivings without offering a sufficient Reason, before the Ringing of the second Bell, if the case will allow it, to the President or one of the Tutors, he shall be fined not exceeding two Shillings—and if any Scholar come to public Worship after the Exercise is begun, he shall be fined not exceeding eight Pence—And whoever shall be guilty of irreverent or indecent Behaviour at the public Worship, or on any part of the Days of public Fasting or Thanksgiving, he shall be fined not exceeding two shillings or otherwise according to the Aggravation of the Offence. 
IV That proper Care may be taken that all the Scholars duly attend the public Worship of God, it is ordered, that, every Undergraduate above one & twenty Years of Age; who shall propose to attend statedly on the Service of the Church of England, shall signify in writing his Desire to the President & Tutors. And that every Undergraduate under the Age of one & twenty Years, who shall propose to attend the said Service, shall bring to the President a written Request from his Parent or Guardian that he may attend said Service; & all Undergraduates who shall not produce such Writing shall be obliged to attend the congregational Worship as heretofore.479
V No Undergraduate shall go to the Place of public Worship before the Ringing of the second Bell; and whoever shall transgress this Law, shall be fined not exceeding one shilling.
VI [Undergraduates shall in their Course repeat at least the Heads of the Forenoon & Afternoon Sermons on the Lord’s Day Evenings in the Chapel; & such as are delinquent shall be fined not exceeding one shilling.]480 
VII All indecent or irreverent Behaviour at Prayers or public Lectures shall be punished not exceeding two shillings.
VIII All Scholars shall shew due Respect & Honor to all that are in the Government & Instruction of the College; particularly, Undergraduates shall be uncovered in the College Yard, when any of the Overseers, the President, or Fellows of the Corporation, or any others concerned in the Government or Instruction of the College are therein; and Bachelors of Arts shall be uncovered when the President is there. And whoever shall offend against this Law, shall be punished not exceeding two shillings.
IX No Scholar that is on Mr Hollis’s Foundation or that receives any other Benefit from the College, shall enjoy the same any longer than he continues exemplary for Sobriety, Diligence, & good order.
Of Attendance on Scholastic Exercises, of Vacations, and of Absence
I That the Scholars may make the best Improvement of their Time, they shall keep in their respective Chambers  and diligently follow their Studies, except [half an Hour at Breakfast,]481 at Dinner from twelve till two, and after Evening Prayers till nine of the Clock—And the Tutors shall make Inquiry into the Studies of the Scholars, to direct and encourage them, & shall frequently visit their Chambers, both in the Town & in the College in studying Hours; & especially after nine of the Clock in the Evening, to prevent Disorders. If any Undergraduates are absent from their Chambers in the Hours assigned for Study, or after nine O’Clock in the Evening, without sufficient Reasons, they shall be fined not exceeding eight Pence.
II Whoever shall come unseasonably to Divinity, philosophical or hebrew public Lectures in the Chapel shall be fined two pence, & whoever shall be unnecessarily absent from any of the said Lectures, four pence.
III One of the Tutors482 shall teach Latin, another Greek, another Logic, Metaphysics, Ethics; & the other natural Philosophy, Geography, Astronomy, & the Elements of the Mathematics. And [each Class]483 shall be instruc-ted four Days successively in every Week in the same Branch of Learning, by the Tutor to whose Department it belongs, viz: on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, three times a day; & shall attend the several Tutors in Rotation, whereby each Tutor shall have the same Class every fourth Week. [The Classes shall also attend their respective Tutors on Friday & Saturday Mornings, during their four Years Residence at the College, in Term time, excepting Commencement Week. But the Senior Sophisters shall not be obliged to attend any Exercises after the last of June.]484
IV [The two Senior Classes shall in their Course declaim publickly in the Chapel, in one of the three learned Languages, & in no other without the Permission of the President, & shall immediately present him a Copy fairly written and subscribed with their Names—And he that neglects this Exercise shall be fined not exceeding two Shillings, & shall declaim in the next Division—or if he be necessarily prevented, as soon as he is able—which if he omit he shall be fined not exceeding three shillings.]485 
V The Junior Sophisters shall dispute publickly once a Week through the Year, and the Seniors shall attend the like Disputations, and their other Exercises, with their Tutors till the Beginning of the Spring Vacation, and with the Professors till the first of July;486 & once in a Month the two
Senior Classes shall have their Disputations in the forensic Manner—The Number of Opponents & Respondents shall be equal, & they shall speak alternately. The Tutor shall give them their Questions at least a Fortnight beforehand.487
VI The Exercises of the Freshmen & Sophimores with their Tutors on Friday Mornings (except when they declaim) shall be to read to them some celebrated Orations, Speeches, Dialogues in Latin or English, whereby they may be directed & assisted in their Elocution & Pronunciation.
VII All the Classes shall attend their respective Tutors on Saturday Mornings for Instruction in Theology, Elocution, Composition, Rhetoric, & the Belles Lettres. Senior Sophisters shall be excused from this attendance after the Spring Vacation. 
VIII If any Undergraduates are absent from, or carelessly perform their stated Exercises with their respective Tutors, or absent themselves from the private Lectures of the Professors, they shall be fined not exceeding two shillings; & if they do not speedily reform by such pecuniary Mulcts, they shall be admonish’d, degraded or rusticated, according as the Nature & Degree of the Offence shall require.
IX [If any resident Bachelor, Senior or Junior Sophister shall neglect to analyse in his Course according to the Direction of the President, or do this Exercise carelessly, he shall be fined by the President not exceeding three shillings.]488
X That the Scholars may attend their Studies together, & may have convenient Time to visit their Friends & to provide themselves with Necessaries, their [sic] shall be four Vacations. The first Vacation, four Weeks, immediately after Commencement. The second, a fortnight from & after every third Wednesday in October. The third five Weeks from & after every first Wednesday in January. The fourth, a fortnight [from & after every second]489 Wednesday in April. And immediately upon the Expiration of every Vacation, the President, Professors & Tutors shall enter on the Business of their respective Offices—[and every Undergraduate who hath a Study in the College shall be immediately put into Commons, unless any one can make it appear, to the Satisfaction of the President, Professors & Tutors, that he was necessarily & unavoidably detained.]490 [And no Undergraduate shall be permitted to be one Night absent between the said Vacations, except upon some extraordinary Occasion, by Leave granted by the major Part of the President, Professors & Tutors, at a meeting for that purpose; except the Senior Sophisters after the first Day of July.]491
XI [To prevent Damages to the College, the President and Tutors shall appoint Persons to reside at the College during the Vacations, who shall take care of and prevent Damages to any of the Chambers, Cellars or Fences belonging to the College.]492  And no Junior Bachelor shall continue in the College after Commencement in the Summer Vacation. Nor shall any Undergraduate tarry at the College in any of the Vacations without Permission, for some special reasons, from the President & Tutors. And if any shall transgress this Law, he shall be fined not exceeding one shilling & four Pence per Diem. Or if an Undergraduate shall tarry one Week, he may be degraded.
XII If any Undergraduate shall have Occasion to go out of Town, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, he shall apply for Leave to that Tutor whom he is to attend in his Exercises on said Days: If on Friday, or Saturday, to that Tutor whom he is to attend the next Week. If any Undergraduate go out of Town without Leave of his Tutor, or in his absence, of the President, or some other Tutor; & of the Professors, on the days in which they have their Lectures respectively, he shall be punished not exceeding one shilling & six pence.493 And if any shall presume to go out of Town after having been denied leave, he shall be punished not exceeding ten shillings, or be admonished, or degraded.494 
XIII If any Undergraduate having leave to go out of Town, shall prolong his absence, beyond the Time allowed him. He shall be fined for every Night’s absence, under a Week not exceeding one shilling & six pence—If he tarry a Week, not exceeding twelve shillings—If he tarry a Month, not exceeding three Pounds, & so proportionably;495 but if his absence shall exceed two Months, he shall be degraded; & if three Months, his Chamber shall be taken away, & his Relation to the College shall cease; unless he shall give Reasons for such his Absence, satisfactory to the President, Professors and Tutors.
XIV If any senior Sophister shall from the End of the Spring Vacation to the first Day of July496 presume to go out of Town without permission from the President, or in his absence, from one of the Professors, he shall be punished [not exceeding five shillings]497—And in case any Senior Sophister shall continue his absence, beyond the Time he had permission for, he shall be punished according to the preceeding [sic] Law, made for all Undergraduates—And it is further ordered  and directed that the Senior Sophisters shall be continued in the Monitor’s Bill till the said first Day of July.498
[XV Every Scholar upon his coming into Town, after each Vacation, and upon his going out and coming into Town upon leave granted by the President Professors and Tutors, shall enter his name at the Buttery, and the Butler’s certificate shall be evidence to the President Professors and Tutors of the time when each Scholar comes into or goes out of Town; and each Scholar shall be deemed out of Town until he enter his return.]499
Of Misdemeanors and criminal Offences
I If any Scholar shall associate with any Person of an ill Character, or with one that is rusticated or expelled, within three Years after such Expulsion or Rustication, unless the rusticated Person shall be restored within that Space, he shall be fined not exceeding five shillings, for the first Offence; And if any Undergraduate shall persist therein, he shall be further liable to Admonition, Degradation, or Rustication, according to the Circumstances of the Offence.
II No Scholars belonging to the College, shall wear any Gold or Silver Lace, Cord or Edging, upon their Hats, Jackets, or any other Parts of their Cloathing, nor any Gold nor Silver Brocades in the College, or Town of Cambridge; and whosoever shall offend against this Law, shall be fined not exceeding twenty shillings; or if he  persist in his Offence notwithstanding such pecuniary Mulcts, he shall be degraded; and if he continue such Disobedience, he shall be rusticated.
III If any Scholar shall go beyond the College Yard, or Fences without Coat, Cloak or Gown, Hat or other Covering, allowed by the Authority of the College, (unless in his lawful Diversions) he shall be fined not exceeding six pence: & if any shall presume to put on indecent Apparel, he shall be punished according to the Nature & Degree of the Offence, by the President or one of the Tutors; but if he wear Women’s Apparel, he shall be liable to public Admonition, Degradation, Rustication or Expulsion.
IV If any Scholar shall unnecessarily frequent Taverns or shall go into any Tavern, or Victualling House in Cambridge, to eat and drink there (unless called by his Parent or Guardian) without Leave from the President or one of the Tutors; or if any Scholar shall frequent any House or Shop in Cambridge after he is forbidden by  the President, or one of the Professors, or Tutors, he shall be fined not exceeding one shilling & six pence; and if he persist in his Offence, shall be farther punished by Admonition, Degradation, Rustication, or Expulsion.
V No Undergraduate shall go or send to any Innholder, or Retailer within three Miles of the College, for any strong Beer, Brandy, Rum, Wine or other spirituous Liquors, without paying immediately for the same, or without a Note under the Hand of one of the Tutors (his own Tutor if in Town) which Note shall be indorsed by the Bearer of it; & it is expected, that such Notes should be preserved by said Innholder or Retailer in order to be produced as Occasion may be. And in Case any Undergraduate shall offend against this Law, he shall be liable to be admonished publickly, degraded, or rusticated according to the Degree of the Offence. And if any Freshman shall presume to fetch any of the said prohibited  Liquors, or to be any way accessary to the procuring of them, without paying for said Liquors in full, or leaving a Note with the said Innholder or Retailer from one of the Tutors, he shall be liable to the Penalties above mentioned.
VI If any Scholar shall be guilty of Drunkenness, he shall be fined one shilling & six pence, or he shall make a public Confession or be degraded, according to the Aggravation of the Offence. And if any Scholar persist in a Course of Intemperance, he shall be rusticated or expelled.
VII If any Scholar shall be convicted of Blasphemy, Fornication, Robbery, Forgery, or of any other atrocious Crime, he shall be rusticated or expelled, as the Nature and Aggravation of the Offence may require.
VIII If any Scholar shall profanely swear, or curse, or take God’s Name in vain, be guilty of singing obscene Songs, or of lewd & filthy Conversation, he shallbe fined from one shilling & six pence to three shillings, & if he do not reform, he shall be publickly admonished, degraded, rusticated, or expelled according to the Aggravation of the Crime.
IX If any Graduate shall play at Cards or Dice, he shall be fined five Shillings; if he offend again, he shall make  a public Confession; & if a third time, he shall not be allowed to continue any longer at the College, or be expelled, as the Nature of the Offence shall require.
X If any Undergraduate shall play at Cards or Dice, he shall be punished by fine not exceeding two Shillings & six pence; or be admonished, degraded or rusticated according to the Aggravation of the Offence—And if any Undergraduate shall play at any Game whatever for Money or any thing of value, he shall be punished not exceeding one shilling & six pence; & if he repeat his Offence, or play for any thing of considerable Value, he shall be farther punished by Admonition, Degradation or Rustication, according to the Aggravation of the Offence.
XI If Undergraduates shall buy, sell or barter among themselves, Books, Apparel or any other Thing above six shillings in value, without the Leave of the President, their Tutor, Guardian or Parent, it shall be in the Power of the President & Tutors to make void such Bargains; & to punish them by fine not exceeding ten shillings, or otherwise according to the Aggravation of the Offence. 
XII If any Scholar shall be guilty of Stealing, he shall make full Restitution, & be liable to pay double Damages besides to the Party injured; & shall make a public Confession, be degraded or rusticated, according to the Degree of the Offence—& if he be repeatedly convicted of such Offence, he may be punished by Expulsion.
XIII If any Scholar shall be guilty of opening by Picklock or false Key, or other Instrument; or breaking open the Chamber, Study, Cellar, Chest, Desk, or any other Place under Lock & Key or otherwise secured, belonging to any other Person, he shall make good all Damages & be punished by Fine not exceeding five shillings, & make a public Confession; or be degraded, rusticated or expelled. And if any Scholar shall have a Picklock or false Key by him, it shall be counted a Misdemeanor, & the Person offending shall be punished at the Discretion of the President and Tutors.
XIV None belonging to the College, except the President, Professors & Tutors, shall by Threats or Blows com-pel a Freshman or any Undergraduate to any Duty or Service; & if any Undergraduate shall offend against this Law, he shall be liable to have the Privilege of sending Freshmen taken from him by the President and Tutors, or to be degraded or rusticated according to the Aggravation of the Offence—No Scholar, Graduate or Undergraduate shall send a Freshman on Errands in studying Hours, without Leave from one of the Tutors—& if any Bachelor or Undergraduate shall transgress this Law, he shall be fined not exceeding one shilling for each Offence.
XV If any Scholar shall be convicted of fighting with, striking, or wilfully hurting any Person, he shall be fined not exceeding one shilling & six Pence, or be admonished, degraded, rusticated, or expelled according to the Aggravation of the Offence.
XVI No Undergraduate shall keep a Gun, Pistol or any Gunpowder in the College, without Leave of the President—nor shall he go a gunning,  fishing, or seating over deep Waters, without Leave from the President, or one of the Tutors or Professors, under the Penalty of one shilling for either of the Offences aforesaid—and if any Scholar shall fire a Gun, or Pistol, within the College Walls, Yard or near the College, he shall be fined not exceeding two shillings & six pence, or be admonished, degraded, or rusticated according to the Aggravation of the Offence.
XVII If any Scholar or Scholars belonging to the College, shall be found guilty of making tumultuous or indecent Noises, to the Dishonor & Disturbance of the College; or to the Disturbance of the Town or any of its Inhabitants; or shall make Bonfires, or Illuminations, or play off Fireworks, or be any Way aiding or abetting of the same, without Leave from the President & Tutors, every Scholar so offending shall be liable to a fine, not exceeding six shillings, & to be publicly admonished or degraded for the first Offence; for the second or after Offence, to be fined ten shillings & to be degraded or rusticated. 
XVIII If any Undergraduate shall presume to be an Actor in, a Spectator at, or any Ways concerned in any Stage Plays, Interludes or Theatrical Entertainments in the Town of Cambridge or elswhere, he shall for the first Offence be degraded—& for any repeated Offence shall be rusticated or expelled—and if any Graduate residing at the College, shall offend against this Law, he shall have his Chamber taken away from him. And if any Graduate who lives in Cambridge, tho’ not residing at the College, shall offend in like manner, he shall be denied any Privilege of the College-Library, or to be in any regard a College Beneficiary, Provided, That this Law shall not prevent any Exhibitions of this kind from being performed as Academical Exercises under the Direction of the President and Tutors.500
XIX If any Combination or Agreement to do any unlawful Act, or to forbear a Compliance with any Injunction from lawful Authority in the College, shall be entered into by Undergraduates, or if any Enormity, Disorder or Act of Disobedience shall be perpetrated by any  Undergraduates, agreeable to, or in Consequence of such Combination or Agreement—In both or either of such Cases, such & so many of the Offenders shall upon due Conviction, be punished with Degradation, Rustication or Expulsion, according to the Circumstances of their Offences, as shall be judged necessary for the Preservation of good Order in the Society.
XX If any Scholar shall be guilty of lying, he may be fined not exceeding one shilling & six pence; & if he persist in a Course of Falshood, he shall make a public Confession, be degraded or rusticated.
XXI If any Scholar or Scholars, being thereunto required, shall refuse to give Evidence, respecting the breach of any College Laws, or shall falsify therein upon Examination, before the President, or either of the Professors, or Tutors; he or they shall be punished by Fine, not exceeding three shillings, or by Admonition, Degradation or Rustication.
XXII If the President or any one of the Professors, or Tutors, shall demand Entrance into any Undergraduate’s  Chamber or Study, & it be denied him, such Undergraduate shall be degraded or rusticated—& in this Case or in any other wherein the good of the College is by said President, Professor or Tutor thought to require it, the President, Professor or Tutor may break open any Study, or Chamber Door; except the Doors of a Graduate, which shall not be done, but by Order of the President & Tutors.
XXIII The President or any one of the Professors, or Tutors may require suitable Assistance from any Scholar or Scholars for the Preservation of the good Order of the College; & if any one so required shall refuse or neglect to give his Assistance, it shall be looked upon as a high Misdemeanor & a great Contempt of the Authority of the College, & be punished by Admonition, Degradation, Rustication or Expulsion.
XXIV If any Undergraduate refuse or neglect to come when sent for by the President, a Tutor or Professor,501 he shall be punished by Admonition, Degradation, or Rustication, according to the Aggravation of the Offence.502 
XXV If any Scholar Graduate or Undergraduate make Resistance to the President or any of the Professors or Tutors; such Scholar shall be liable to Degradation or Rustication. And if any Scholar offer violence or any heinous Insult to any of the Governors of the College, he shall be degraded rusticated or expelled.
XXVI When any Damage (except by the inevitable Providence of God) shall be found done to any Chamber or Study inhabited, the Person or Persons to whom said Chamber or Study belongs, shall make good the same—and when any Damage is done to any other parts of the College, or to any of the Appurtenances, such as Fences, Pumps, Clock, &c the same shall be made good again, by all the Undergraduates, & shall be charged in their quarter Bills. Provided always, if the Person or Persons who were principals or accessaries therein be discovered, he or  they shall make full satisfaction for the same, & shall be liable to such Punishment by Fine, or otherwise, according to the Demerit of the Fact, as the President & Tutors shall think fit.
XXVII Fines not exceeding five shillings may be imposed by a Professor or Tutor or the Librarian—not exceeding ten shillings, by the President—all above ten shillings,503 by the President & Tutors, or by the President, Professors & Tutors at a Meeting.
XXVIII [Degradations & Rustications shall be determined by the President, Professors & Tutors, & every Person rusticated when he shall return to the College shall be degraded into a Lower Class, & shall never be restored to his Class again.]504
XXIX No Scholar shall be expelled but in the following manner. First, by a Vote of the President, Professors & Tutors or the major part of them; immediately upon which the Person voted to be expelled shall leave the College. This Vote shall within thirty Days, by the President, Professors and Tutors be laid before the Corporation, & if it be not by them confirmed, it shall be void; & if  the said Vote shall be approved by the Corporation, it shall by them be laid before the Overseers within thirty days & if said Vote shall be disapproved by the Overseers, it shall be null & void; but if it be approved by the Overseers, the Sentence of Expulsion shall be declared in the Chapel in the usual Form; & no Application for the Readmission of the Person thus expelled shall [ever after]505 be received by any Branch of the Government of the College.
XXX If any Scholar shall have any censure passed upon him, less in Degree than Rustication or Expulsion, and shall thereupon, without Leave regularly obtained, absent himself from the College; or if any Scholar, from resentment at any censure or punishment whatsoever of any of his Fellow-Scholars, shall absent himself, without Leave as aforesaid, from the College—In every such Case, such a Scholar so absenting shall be deemed to have renounced his Relation to the College, & shall not be again admitted or received without the express Vote of the President, Professors & Tutors, upon application  made for that Purpose—Provided, that if upon Application, the Consent of the President, Professors & Tutors shall be denied, an Appeal may lye to the Corporation, & from the Corporation to the Board of Overseers.
XXXI No Scholar (or his Parent or Guardian in his behalf) shall exhibit to any other Authority than that of the College a Complaint against any of the Governors or resident members thereof; for any Injury cognisable by the Authority of the College, before he has sought for Redress to the President, Professors & Tutors; & in case of their denying him Relief, to the Corporation and Overseers; & if any Scholar (or his Parent or Guardian for him) shall without such Application made, or contrary to the Determination of the Corporation & Overseers, carry said Complaint to any other Authority, such Scholar shall forthwith be expelled the College.
Miscellaneous Laws 
I [If any Scholar shall neglect to pay his quarterly Charges for the Space of three Months after the Quarter Bill is signed, he shall, upon Complaint made by the Steward to the President & Tutors, be dismissed from the College, & shall not be restored, but with the Approbation of the Corporation, & upon full Satisfaction given for all Damages sustained by such Neglect.]506
II Undergraduates shall statedly reside in the Chambers assigned to them by the President & Tutors, & whoever shall not comply with this Law shall be fined not exceeding one shilling & six pence, or be admonished, degraded, or rusticated, according to the Aggravation of the Offence; & no Undergraduate shall lodge or board out of the College (unless his Parents or Guardian dwell so nigh that he may conveniently lodge or board with them) without Leave from the President & Tutors; & if he  obtain Leave, it shall be at such Houses only as the President & Tutors allow of—And if any continue to transgress this Law after Prohibition from the President & Tutors, he shall be rusticated or expelled.
III If any Undergraduate shall suffer any one to lodge at his Chamber who is not a member of the College (his Father or Guardian excepted) without Leave from the President, or one of the Tutors (his own Tutor, if in Town) he shall be punished not exceeding one shilling & six pence.
IV Every Scholar, Graduate & Undergraduate, shall find his Proportion of Furniture, Wood & Candles during the whole time of his having a Study assigned to him, whether he be present or absent.
V No Scholar shall attend the Instructions of any Person who may undertake to teach any Language, Science or Art in the Town of Cambridge, unless such Person shall have Liberty of teaching granted him by the Corporation; & if any Undergraduate shall  transgress this Law, he shall be punished not exceeding ten shillings—& if any persist in his Offence, he shall be punished by Degradation or Rustication.
VI [To prevent Extravagance, all public Entertainments by the Senior Sophisters before Commencement, & by the Orator on the Day of his pronouncing the Valedictory Oration, & by the Head of the Freshmen’s Class after the placing them, are prohibited. And if the senior Sophisters or any of them, or the Valedictory Orator, shall transgress this Law, they shall be fined by the President & Tutors not exceeding the Sum of forty shillings; & if the Head of the freshmen’s Class shall transgress this Law, he shall be degraded.]507
VII Whereas Scholars may be guilty of Disorders or Misdemeanors, against which no provision is made by the foregoing Laws—In all such Cases, the President with the508 Tutors shall inflict such Punishments as they think proper according to the Nature & Degree of the Offence. 
VIII The President, Professors & Tutors shall take an Account of those who excell in their respective Studies, that the same may be annually recommended to the Corporation as proper Persons to have the Preference as to any Exhibition (if not otherwise disqualified) such as Scholars of the House, Scholars upon the Hollis Foundation &c & any open Profaneness or undutiful Behavior shall be accounted Disqualifications for such Exhibitions.
[IX If any Undergraduate shall lead an idle & dissipated life, after those in the government of the College shall have taken pains to reform him; or if he shall otherwise so offend against those rules and laws of the College, where the punishments are left discretionary with the Governors, that they shall judge it most tending to the reformation of the delinquent (the honor of the College at the same time being secured) that he should, for a time, be taken from the College, and be put under the immediate inspection & instruction of some private Gentleman in the Country; the President, by the desire of the immediate Government at a meeting, shall write to the Parent or Guardian of such Undergraduate desiring him to take him from the College to prevent disagreeable consequences, for a time not exceeding six months, at the discretion of the Governors, and shall mention the particular person, under whose care they think it expedient that such delinquent should be placed. And it shall be necessary for the restoration of any Undergraduate so taken from College, that he bring to the immediate Governors full testimonials from the Gentleman under whose care he was placed, that his behaviour has been good during his absence, and that he has followed his studies with diligence.]509
[X Whereas crimes have been committed, which by the laws, are punishable with one or other of the public censures, and so many students have been agents or actors in, or abettors of the same, that the execution of the laws has been in a great measure hindred: For the prevention hereof in future, it shall in all such cases be lawfull for the President, Professors and Tutors to select such and so many of the offenders for punishment, as may be necessary for the restoration of good order; regard at all times being had to the general character and past behaviour of the persons thus selected.]510
I All the Tutors, Professors, Graduates & Undergraduates who have Studies in the College, shall constantly be in Commons, while actually residing at the College, Vacation Times excepted & shall breakfast, dine & sup in the Hall at the stated meal times, except Waiters; saving that such as choose to take their Supper from  the Hall or Kitchen to their Chambers, may have Liberty to do it; saving also in case of Sickness or other Necessity, which shall be determined by the President, Professors & Tutors, or the major Part of them;511 provided always, that no Professor or Tutor shall be exempted but by the Permission of the Corporation, with the Consent of the Overseers.512
II No Undergraduates who are obliged by Law, to be in Commons shall be allowed to breakfast, dine or sup in any House in Town, except upon Invitation of an House Keeper in Town to breakfast, dine or sup with him gratis; nor shall procure to themselves any such meal to be brought to them from the Town or dress’d in the College; except when they come into Town after the stated meal times, in which Case they may be allowed to size a part at the Kitchen. And whosoever shall transgress this Law, shall be liable to the Punishment of one shilling, for every such transgression.
III No Undergraduate shall be put out of Commons, but  by a Note from the President or one of the Tutors, his own Tutor if in the College, which Note shall be granted only to such as have Liberty to be absent a Week. And no Graduate shall put himself out of Commons, unless when he is going out of Town for a Week; saving that such resident Graduates as are Preachers, shall be exempted from Commons one third part of the Week, when they go out of Town to preach, namely, from Saturday before Dinner, till Monday after Dinner, they giving seasonable Notice to the Steward. And when any Graduates or Undergraduates, have been out of Commons, the Waiters at their respective Tables shall, immediately upon their coming into Town, notify the Steward to put them into Commons; & if any Waiter shall neglect to give such Notice, he shall be liable to Punishment not exceeding five shillings, or to the loss of his Place, according to the Aggravation of his Offence.
IV The Tables shall be covered with clean Cloths twice a Week, or oftener if judged necessary by the President & Tutors,  & properly furnished for their respective Meals, at the Charge of the College; [& that a just & equal Assessment may be made of any Damage, all the Tables shall be marked & numbered, & the Waiter for that Table, where such Damages may be done shall return to the Steward or Butler respectively, an Account thereof, otherwise he himself shall be accountable for the same, & the Scholars belonging to such Tables shall be accountable for the breaking or Damage done to any Utensil, unless the Person doing the same be known, in which Case he shall repair the Damage.]513
V The Waiters, when the Bell rings at meal Times, shall take the Furniture of the Tables, & the Victuals at the Kitchen Hatch, & carry the same to the several Tables for which they are designed; immediately upon which the Bell shall toll; & none shall receive their Breakfast or Dinner out of the Hall, except in Case of Sickness, or for some good Reason to be judged  of by one of the Tutors; & one of the Tutors, or Librarian or in case they should happen all to be absent, the Senior Scholar in the Hall shall crave a Blessing & return Thanks, & all the Scholars while at their meals shall sit in their Places, & behave themselves with Decency; & whosoever shall be rude or clamorous at such Times, or shall go out of the Hall without Leave before Thanks be returned, shall be punished not exceeding five shillings.
VI The Provision for the Commons shall be purchased by the Steward, with the College Stock, without his making any Advance or Profit thereon, he keeping a distinct Account of all the said Provision spent at the College.
VII The allowance to the Steward shall be an hundred & fifty Pounds514 per Annum Salary, & fifty Pounds515 per Annum for Cooks & other help; in consideration whereof, he shall at the College Expence provide Breakfast, Dinner & Supper for the Scholars, & collect whatever is charged in the several quarter bills,  & in fine, do the whole Duty of a Steward, without any other Fee, or Reward.516
VIII [The Buttery shall be supplied out of the College Stock & be furnished, as the Corporation shall order, with Wines & other Liquors, Tea, Coffee & Chocolate, Sugar, Biscuit, Pens, Ink & Paper & other suitable Articles; & the Butler shall advance £15 per Cent upon what he delivers to the Scholars, for the College Stock, & have a Salary, of £60 per Annum, for his Trouble; & he shall exhibit quarterly his Accounts to the Corporation.]517
IX [There shall always be two Dishes for Dinner, a Pudding of some sort to be one of them, except on Saturdays, salt Fish alone; & the same Dish shall not ordinarily be provided above twice in a Week, Puddings excepted; & there shall always be Chocolate, Tea, Coffee, & Milk for Breakfast, with Bread or Biscuit & Butter & Bread & Milk, Rice, Apple-pie, or something equivalent for Supper.]518
X Every Scholar the first Friday in each Month shall inform the Steward which of the respective Articles he chuses for Breakfast & Supper, that he may provide accordingly.
XI Every Scholar shall for the present pay seven shillings & four Pence per Week for his whole Diet; the Corporation to make Alterations from time to time according to the Price of provisions & other Circumstances. 
XII [No Scholar shall be allowed to run in Debt to the Butler above five Dollars, & shall have no more Credit till that is paid. And if any Scholar shall neglect to discharge his Debt at the Buttery above three Weeks after it is due, the Butler shall, as soon as may be, send his Account to the Parent or Guardian of such a Scholar, & at the same time send him Information of the Rates at which the several Articles are charged at the Buttery, & at which they are usually sold in the Town.]519
[XIII The Steward & Butler shall settle Accounts some time in August with the Treasurer, & pay him their respective Balances; & at the same time, or whenever it shall be necessary, the Treasurer shall advance to them respectively out of the College Stock, as much Money as the Corporation shall think needful for them in their respective Departments.]520
[XIV The Steward & Butler shall exhibit to the President & Tutors an Inventory of the Utensils belonging to their respective Offices once a quarter. And in case of neglect shall be subject to a Fine not exceeding five shillings, at the Discretion of the President & Tutors. The Steward & Butler respectively shall be accountable for such College Utensils as they have in their Custody, & shall make good all such Detriment or Loss, as shall happen to said Utensils  by their neglect, at the Discretion of the President & Tutors.]521
Of the Library
I All the great Donations of Books to the Value of £50 sterling or upwards, shall be kept by themselves; the Names of the Donors being written in gold Letters in the Alcove where those Donations are reposited. The particular placing of these & all other Books shall be directed by a Committee of the Overseers and Corporation, to be chosen for that purpose.
II Every Book shall be letter’d on the Back, & its place on the Shelf numbered there also, with Figures gilded upon it.
III A written Catalogue of all the Books in each Alcove shall be placed therein, & an Alphabetic Catalogue of the whole Library, divided into Chapters, according to the Diversity of Subjects, shall lie upon the Table. There shall also be an Account of the Donors open to every one’s Inspection; to begin with the Donors to the former Library.522
IV A print of the College Seal, handsomely engraved, with a blank Space to insert the Name of the Donor, shall be pasted in the Beginning or End of every Book.
V A part of the Library shall be distinguished from the rest for the more common use of the College, by the Committee for placing the Books, & the Librarian shall prepare a Catalogue of such Books,  as shall be thus distinguished. When there are two or more Setts of Books, the best shall not be lent to any one523 but by the Consent of the President, Professors & Tutors.
VI All the Shelves of Books shall be covered with brass Wire Netting, or Glass Sashes, to be locked upon them, & the Librarian to keep the Keys, as soon as any Method can be found for defraying the Expence.
I The Librarian shall be chosen by the Corporation with the Consent of the Overseers for a Term not exceeding three Years, subject nevertheless, to be removed upon Misbehavior; & on his Removal, or the Expiration of his Term, he shall give up an Account of the State of the Library to the Corporation; & the Corporation, or those whom they shall appoint, shall inspect the Library before another Choice, & see that the Books are all in their proper Place & Order. And if any Damage come to the Library, by the neglect of the Librarian, or his Inobservance of the Laws of the Library, it shall be made good out of his Salary or otherwise.
II The Librarian shall steadily & constantly attend the Duties of his Office; but as he may be sometimes necessarily hundred  that there may be always Access to the Library, he shall appoint a Substitute, approved by the President, Professors & Tutors, to act for him when he shall not be able to give his personal Attendance; which Substitute shall be obliged to the same Duty as the Librarian, & the Librarian shall be responsible for the Conduct of his Substitute. And the Substitute shall have such an Allowance for his Service, made him by the Corporation out of the Librarian’s Salary, as they shall judge reasonable.
III No Book shall be borrow’d out of the Library, or return’d without the Knowledge & Presence of the Librarian or his Substitute, who shall keep a fair & regular Account in a Book, of the Name of the Person borrowing or returning, the Time of doing it, the Title, Size, & number of Pages524 of the Book itself, & its Place in the Library, which Account shall be signed by the Borrower. The Librarian shall also carefully regard the State of each Book, when delivered out & returned; & every Book when lent shall have a Paper Cover on it, which shall be returned undefaced with the Book.525
IV No Person shall have a right to borrow Books out of the Library but such as are in the Government of the College, such Graduates as reside at the College, or in the Town of Cambridge  for the sake of following their Studies,526 whose Names shall, at their Desire, be inserted in the Quarter Bills; & such Classes of Undergraduates as are allowed that Privilege in the next Law. Provided nevertheless, that such Gentlemen of Learning settled in Cambridge, as have been in the Instruction or Government of the College, or have heretofore been Benefactors to the Library & the Episcopal Minister there, may have special Licence from the President, Professors & Tutors to borrow Books out of the Library, not to exceed three Volumes at a time, nor to keep any of them above three Months. Such Licence to continue to the End of June next following & to be renewable at the Discretion of the President, Professors, & Tutors.527
V Whereas by the former Laws, no Scholar under a senior Sophister, might borrow a Book out of the Library, this Privilege is now extended to Junior Sophisters, both which Classes shall have Liberty to borrow any of the Books allowed for the common Use of the College. Each Student in these two Classes may also borrow other Books (except such as are prohibited in the 15th Law) with the Advice of their Instructors, procuring an Order under the Hands of the President, one Professor & one Tutor to the Librarian to deliver what Books they shall judge proper for the Perusal of such a Student. 
VI No Scholar shall have a Right to borrow a Book out of the Library oftener than once in three weeks; & the Graduates, the Senior & Junior Sophisters shall have in their Order their distinct Weeks for borrowing. But the Librarian shall be obliged to wait on any of the Gentlemen in the Instruction or Government of the College, whenever they have Occasion to go into the Library.
VII The stated time for borrowing & returning Books by Graduates & Undergraduates, shall be Friday, on which Day in each Week (times of Vacation excepted) the Librarian or in Cases of necessity his Substitute shall attend from Nine till Eleven before Noon, & if that be not sufficient, from three to five after Noon, or so long as shall be necessary, to deliver & receive Books asked for & returned. [Nevertheless, upon the Expiration of each Vacation, the Librarian shall attend the remaining Part of the Week upon the Scholars in their Order;]528 but Undergraduates shall be allowed only a single Volume till their stated Day for borrowing. The Librarian shall permit the Scholars to enter the Library not exceeding five at a time, [& as near as may be in their Order;]529 if any others shall attempt to intrude, or if any shall behave in a disorderly manner, the Librarian shall have power to punish them not exceeding five Shillings;  or his Substitute shall make Complaint to the President or one of the Tutors who may punish them as above, at his Discretion.
VIII No Person shall be allowed to borrow from the Library above three Volumes at the same time, except the Professors & Tutors, as also the Pastor or teaching Elder of the first Church in Cambridge, who shall be allowed to borrow six; & the President double that number. And no Student, Graduate or Undergraduate shall keep any Book belonging to the Library above six Weeks, nor any other Person above three Months.
IX If any Person desires to borrow a Book that is lent out of the Library, he may leave his Name, & the Title of the Book with the Librarian, & when the Book shall be returned the Librarian shall reserve it for the Person who desired it, provided he call for it within a Week; or if it be a Scholar, at his next time of borrowing.
X No Person shall lend to any other a Book which he has borrowed from the Library, nor let it go from under his personal Custody, under the Penalty of losing the Privilege of borrowing for a Year. Provided nevertheless, that if any Undergraduate shall break this Law, he may be either debarred the privilege of borrowing as above, or be mulcted not exceeding six shillings, at the Discretion of the President & Tutors. And no Student, Graduate or Under-graduate shall carry a Book out of Town, under the same Penalties. And all Books borrowed by Undergraduates shall be returned the Week before a Vacation, under the same Penalties.
XI No Person shall write any Word in a Book, except the Librarian, or the President, or one by his Direction, to record its Place in the Library, or the Donor’s Name; or by Order of the Corporation, or of the Committee for placing the Books to assign the Name of the Author when the Book is anonymous, or for some such valuable Purpose.
XII If any Book borrowed out of the Library, be abused or defaced, by writing in it or any other way, the Librarian shall make immediate Complaint of it, to the President, Professors, & Tutors. And if the Borrower be a Graduate, or Undergraduate, they shall oblige him to replace it as soon as possible, with one of equal Value; upon doing which, he may take the defaced one for himself; or they may punish him by Mulct or otherwise according to the Nature & Circumstances of the Offence; & if the Volume abused or defaced be part of a Sett, the Borrower shall be obliged to replace the whole sett, taking the defaced one for himself, or else shall be punished as above; until this be done, he shall not be allowed to borrow any other Book. But if a Scholar can prove to the Satisfaction of the President,  Professors & Tutors, that the Damage of a Book borrowed by him, was done by some other Scholar, that other shall be obliged to make it good, or suffer Punishment as above. If any other Person abuses or defaces a Library Book, he shall be obliged to make it good.
XIII If any Undergraduate shall detain a Book beyond the limited time, he shall not be allowed to borrow any other Book, till he has returned or replaced it, & shall be mulcted six pence a Week for each Volume so detained, unless he can offer an Excuse for such Detention to the Satisfaction of the President & Tutors.
XIV If any Graduate shall detain a Book beyond the limited time, he shall not be allowed to borrow any other Book, till he has returned or replaced it. And when any Graduate shall leave the College without returning his borrowed Books, the Librarian shall give immediate Notice thereof, to the President, to be laid before the Corporation, & the Corporation, if necessary, shall prosecute the Delinquent for the Book or Books.
XV Whereas some Books of great value are proper only to be consulted occasionally; Books of this Kind shall never be taken out of the Library; such for Example are, Biblia Polyglotta, Thesauri Antiquitatum, Rymer’s Fœdera, Views of Ruins of ancient Cities, as Athens, Palmyra &ca Collections of Maps, or Pictures of natural History, or the like; provided, that upon  special Occasions, the Corporation shall have Power to lend some one particular Book of this Kind & no more to the same Person at a time, for a Term not exceeding three Months: And the Committee for placing the Books shall, with the Assistance of the Librarian, prepare a Catalogue of such Books as they judge proper to be prohibited, which Books shall have some distinguishing Mark set upon them.
XVI When there are more than two Setts of a Book, the Corporation shall have Power to exchange all above two, if they see Cause, for some other Books, of equal Value, which are not in the Library, inscribing in the latter the Name of the Donor of the former.
XVII The Librarian shall attend on Wednesday in each Week, Vacations excepted, on such Gentlemen as shall obtain Leave from the President, Professors & Tutors, to study in the Library.
XVIII The Librarian shall take care that the Library be well aired one Day in a Week, at least, if the Weather permit; that it be swept & dusted once in a Month, or oftener if necessary, & [that a Fire be made in it one Day in a Month,]530 from the last of October, till the last of April (Vacation times excepted). The Librarian or his Substitute shall constantly be present while there is a Fire, & shall see it thoroughly extinguished by Day Light.
XIX No Person shall go into the Library, without the Librarian or his Substitute; & no other Person (except the President) shall have a  Key to the Library, & this to be used only upon extraordinary Occasions; at his Discretion. No academical Exercises shall be allowed in the Library; nor shall a Candle or Lamp be ever carried into it.
XX Every Person of whatever Rank or Degree,531 shall return all his borrowed Books, every Year by the last of June;532 & in the first Week in July, each Book shall be taken down & carefully dusted; & on the Tuesday or Wednesday then next following, there shall annually be a Visitation & Inspection of the Library, by a Committee of the Overseers & Corporation to be chosen for that Purpose, at the semi-annual Meeting in May, & to make Report at the next semi-annual Meeting. & if there be any Books not then returned, or returned defaced or abused by any others besides resident Graduates & Undergraduates, the Librarian shall inform this Committee thereof, with the Names of the Persons delinquent. [& after this Inspection no Book shall be taken out of the Library till the Friday after Commencement, on which Day, the Gentlemen in the Instruction & Government of the College, & the resident Graduates may take out Books.]533 The said Committee shall at the same time direct the Librarian in placing any Books that may have come to his Hands for the Library in the Course of the preceeding Year; which till then shall not be lent to any Per-son, but those in the Instruction & Government of the College. The said Committee shall also determine whether any of them are such Books as are proper to be lent, & shall mark them accordingly.
XXI No Scholar shall be admitted to a first Degree, nor any resident Bachelor to a second Degree, till he has produced to the President a Certificate from the Librarian that he has returned in good Order or replaced every Book that he has borrowed; or in default thereof, has paid to the Librarian double the value of it in Money, or if it be part of a Sett, double the Value of the whole Sett; which Value shall be ascertained by the President, Professors, & Tutors.
XXII And as a Fund towards raising a Salary for the Librarian, all resident Graduates & those Undergraduates that are allowed the Use of the Library shall pay eight Shillings534 a Year each, which shall be charged in their Quarter Bills; & if any resident Master neglects to pay quarterly, the Steward shall certify his Neglect to the President & Tutors, & the said Master shall be debarred from the Use of the Library, till Payment be made.
XXIII The Librarian at his entrance upon his Office, & before the Key of the Library shall be delivered to him, shall sign a Promise & Engagement in the Corporation Book, to observe all the Laws relative to the Library, under the Penalties therein provided. 
[XXIV The Librarian shall be keeper of the Museum & shall have a list of the several articles in it. No person shall go into the Museum without the Librarian or his Substitute unless by the Direction of the President & Tutors, & none but such as are in the Government of the College shall take down any of the Articles out of their places, but when any Stranger desires to take a particular view of any article, the Librarian shall take it down and shew it him. No Candle or Lamp shall be ever used in it. The Committee of the Overseers and Corporation who make a visitation and Inspection of the Library shall on the same day make also a Visitation and Inspection of the Museum to see that the several articles are in their places & in good order, and shall make report of the state of it, at the same time as they do of the Library, that if any article be missing or injured, proper measures may be taken to procure reparation from the person who did the damage.]535
Of the Governors and Officers of the College, their Duty & Power
I The President shall constantly reside at Cambridge & (unless necessarily hindred) shall pray in the Chapel Morning & Evening & read some Portion of the Old Testament in the Morning & of the New in the Evening, (when there is no Repetition, or Theological Exercise) & he shall expound some Portion of Scripture once a Month, or oftener if he can conveniently attend it. And when the President cannot attend Prayers in the Chapel, one of the Tutors or the Librarian shall pray, & also read some Portion of Scripture, they taking their Turns by Course, weekly; & whenever they shall do so for any considerable time, they shall be suitably rewarded for their Service. And all the Tutors shall attend at the Declamations, & calling over the Bill on Friday Mornings.
II The Professors shall constantly reside at Cambridge near the College, & the Tutors in the College. And the Corporation shall assign to the Tutors & such Professors as reside in the College their respective Chambers.536
III To excite Tutors to the greater Care & Fidelity, those who shall be chosen Tutors, shall be chosen for the Term of three Years only; at the Expiration of which a new Election shall be made by the Corporation & presented to the Overseers for their Acceptance;537  & whenever any Tutor who is also a Fellow of the Corporation, shall by Resignation or Removal cease to be a Tutor, his Place in the Corporation shall at the same time become vacant.538
IV If any Tutor shall enter into the Marriage State, his Place shall be ipso facto void, & the Corporation shall forthwith proceed to the Choice of another Person to be his Successor, as if he had actually resigned. And no married Person shall be capable of holding said Office.539
V The Librarian shall have the like Power & Authority in all Cases, as the Tutors have, & he shall act with the President & Tutors in all their meetings, & with the President, Professors & Tutors in all such cases as come under their Cognisance, & shall be intitled to the same Tokens of respect from the Undergraduates as the Tutors are & shall have a Chamber assigned him by the Corporation, suitable for the Inspection of some District in the College; & any Affront or Insult offered to him shall be punished as if offered to a Tutor.
VI The Chambers & Studies in the College, shall be disposed of to the Scholars, Graduates & Undergraduates, at the Discretion of the President & Tutors.
VII The Monitors shall be chosen by the President & Tutors, & their Stipend appointed by the Corporation, to be charged up-on the Undergraduates in their quarter Bills.
VIII The Butler shall wait upon the President at the Hour for Prayer in the Chapel, for his Orders to ring the Bell, & also upon the Professors at the usual time for their Lectures; he shall likewise ring the Bell for Commons, according to Custom, & at nine at Night.
IX The Butler shall provide Candles for the Hall & Chapel,540 & shall take care that the Hall & Entry adjoining be swept once a Day, & that the Floor, Tables & Forms be cleansed as often as the President & Tutors shall require; the Expence to be paid by the Undergraduates, & charged in their Quarter Bills.
X The Butler shall keep an exact Account of all Fines, & the Offences for which they were imposed, & shall deliver it to the Tutor that makes up the Quarter Bill, to be inserted in said Bill, who shall not remit or abate any Fine without the consent of the President, Professors & Tutors.
XI [Within XIV Days after the Expiration of each Quarter, the Steward shall draw out the quarter Bill, & fill up the Column of Commons & Sizings, & deliver the same to the Tutor whose Turn it shall be to make it up, & he shall duly fill up the other Columns, & then present it to the President, who with said Tutor shall sign the Bill; & the Tutor shall immedi-ately enter the Bill in the Book of quarter Bills; & then deliver it to the Steward, who shall demand of each Scholar the whole of what he is charged with. And in every Account which he shall send to each Pupil’s Parent or Guardian, he shall particularly specify what Fines have been imposed on such a Pupil & for what Reason.]541
[XII The Steward shall settle his Accompt every year in August with the College Treasurer and pay him his Balance, and the Treasurer shall advance to him from time to time, out of the College stock, as much money as the Corporation shall think needful for him in carrying on the business of his department.]542
Of Graduates and Fellow-Commoners
I When any Graduate desires a Chamber to be assigned to him, in the College, he shall before said Assignment, deposit with the Steward one quarter’s Rent of a Study,543 & shall furnish his proportional Part of Houshold Stuff for said Chamber, within one Fortnight, after it is assigned to him, or else the said Chamber shall be assigned to some other Person.
II While a Study stands assigned to any Graduate, he shall pay Rent for it; & if he does not possess & statedly use it within two Months after it is assigned to him, or if after he has possessed it, he discontinues three Months from statedly using it, he shall be liable to have it taken away by the President and Tutors.
III All resident Graduates shall attend the public Lectures of the several Professors, & all resident Bachelors the private Lectures of  the Divinity Professor; & all resident Graduates shall have Liberty to attend the Course of Lectures on experimental Philosophy, if there be Room for them.
IV Resident Bachelors, provided there be the Number of four, shall dispute in the Chapel once a Fortnight (from the twenty first of September to the twenty first of March) on such Questions as the President directs to. If any be absent from such Exercises, without Leave from the President, he shall be punished by the President, not exceeding two shillings; & if a Respondent from two to four Shillings, at the President’s Discretion.
V If Bachelors or Masters set an Example of Idleness, Extravagance, Neglect of public Worship or religious Exercises in the Chapel, or allow Disorders in their Chambers, or shew Contempt of any of the Laws or Governors of the College, & after Admonition by the President & Tutors, do not reform, their Chambers shall be taken from them, & they shall not be allowed to reside any longer in the College. And the President or any two or more of the Tutors are hereby impowered & directed to visit the Chambers of the Graduates or send for them to come before them for Enquiry, Examination, or Admonition, as Occasion shall require; & if any Graduate shall deny entrance into his Chamber or Study, to the President, or two of the Tutors, or shall refuse or neglect to come when sent for, he shall be punished in the Manner as aforesaid. 
VI If any Bachelor of Arts, whether residing at the College or not, shall be guilty of any heinous Insult towards any in the Government of the College, or any scandalous Immorality, he shall be accountable therefor, whenever he comes to ask for his second Degree.
VII Fellow-Commoners shall be excused from going on Errands, & shall have the Privilege of Breakfasting, dining & supping with the Tutors, at their Table in the Hall, & of wearing their Hatts as Masters do. They shall also have the Title of Master, which no Scholar shall give to any other Undergraduate, under a Penalty not exceeding two Shillings. But Fellow-Commoners shall attend all Duties & Exercises with their Class, & in their Place in the Class, & be alike subject to the Government of the College.
Of Commencement and academical Degrees
I The Commencement shall be on the third Wednesday in July annually; and the Candidates for their second Degree shall attend at the College on the Wednesday preceding.
II No academical Degrees shall be given, but by the Corporation, with the Consent of the Overseers.
III Every Scholar who is able to translate the Original of the Old & New Testament into the Latin Tongue, & has a good Acquaintance with the Classics, is well instructed in the Principles of the Mathematics, of natural & moral Philosophy, of Logic & Rhetoric, & is  of an unblemished Life; & at a public Exercise shall have the Approbation of the President & Fellows, with the Consent of the Overseers, may be admitted to a first Degree viz. Bachelor of Arts. No Other Scholar shall be admitted to a first Degree, who hath not [been at the College three Years & ten Months at the least from his Admission, being of blameless Manners, & having]544 attended upon, & performed [all academical Exercises; unless]545 such as shall have been regularly admitted or advanced into some higher Class.
IV Every Bachelor who in the third Year after his first Degree shall perform the usual public Exercises of Commencement, having preserved a good Character, shall, with the Approbation of the Corporation & Overseers, be intitled to a Degree of Master of Arts. And no other Degree shall be given, besides the abovenamed, but in such cases, & upon such Conditions as the Corporation shall judge fit, the Overseers consenting thereunto.
V Each Candidate for his first or second Degree, shall pay to the President twenty Shillings; [& to the Steward five shillings & four pence for the Catalogues,]546 & eighteen shillings for the public Dinner & other Commencement Charges.
VI No Scholar shall receive a first or second Degree, unless he produce to the President a Certificate from the Steward that he has satisfied his College Dues, charged in his quarter Bills, or otherwise charged according to Custom, & from the Librarian,  that he has returned in good Order, or replaced all the Books he had borrowed from the Library, or made such Satisfaction as is required in the twenty first Law of the Library. Nor shall any be admitted to the Degrees aforesaid who hath not paid every other Officer or Servant of the House his College Dues, provided such Officer or Servant gives Information thereof to the President & Tutors on or before the first of July.
VII [Every Candidate for his Degree]547 shall be clothed [on the Commencement Day]548 in black or dark Blue Cloth; & no one shall wear any Silk night Gown on the said Day, nor any Gold or Silver Lace, Cord or Edging upon his Hatt, Jacket or any other Part of his Clothing, nor any Gold or Silver Brocade, in the College or Town of Cambridge; & any Candidate for his Degree who [shall then appear]549 habited contrary to this Regulation, shall not be [allowed]550 his Degree that Year.
VIII No dancing shall be allowed on the Commencement Week in the Hall or in any of the College Buildings. And if any Undergraduate shall dance or be present at a Dance, or shall otherways countenance the Violation of this Law, he shall be liable to Degradation or Rustication according to the Circumstances of the Offence. And if any Bachelor of Arts shall transgress this Law, he shall forfeit his Claim to his second Degree. And if any resident Master of Arts be guilty of such Trespass,  he shall be deprived of his Chamber in the College.551
IX No Student, Graduate, or Undergraduate, shall have any Entertainment after Thursday in the Commencement Week on Penalty of Degradation or Fine, not exceeding forty Shillings.552
X Persons who have received a Degree in any other University or College, may, upon proper Application, be admitted ad eundem, upon Payment only of the customary Fee to the President. But honorary Degrees, conferred by the Corporation, with the Consent of the Overseers, on Account of distinguishing Merit, shall be free of all Charge.
XI Every Person that has received any Degree, may have a Diploma signed by the Corporation & sealed with the College Seal, if he shall request it, & bring to the President a fair Copy of the established Form, written on Vellum or Parchment, & other Things necessary thereto.
[XII Before every Commencement the Bachelors’ Theses and the Masters’ Questions shall be submitted to the Resident Professors & Tutors: And no Thesis or question shall be published but what is approved by the Majority of the immediate Governors of the College. And the President, the Mathematical Professor, and the Professor of languages, or the Tutor in the latin department, shall supervise the Press, that the publication may be correct.]553