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Committee Notes, Regarding the Charge Against Mr Robison, Lecturer in Chemistry

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The Meeting taking into consideration the Charge
against Mr John Robison Lecturer in
Chemistry and having considered the Evidence
relative to that Charge, which has been Reported
by their Committee, Find the said Mr Robison
guilty of a treſpaſs gainst the Laws and Discipline
of this University, & of a breach of the Peace by striking
David Woodburn then a Student with his stick, and
breaking it over his head, in the College [¿] when he ought to have
sought redreſs of the injuries done him by
the said David Woodburn from the College Meeting.
They Find That Mr Robison had disproved the
allegation brought by David Woodburn in his ex[¿]
of Mr Robison having seconded baudy
Toasts and Songs in the meeting on saint Patricks
night, That Mr Robison had received repeated
provocations and insults from David Woodburn
before he struck him by contemptous Names, by his
giving him the lie, by a Sarcastical written advertisment
spread among the Students, as well as by sending
a copy of the said Advertisment in a clandestine manner
in the form of a letter directed to Mr Robison.

The meeting therefore being disposed to make the
allowances due to these [allocations], & considering
Mr Robisons former uniform good Behaviour but
at the same time sensible of the Neceſsity of
punishing by just censure all Violence & Breach of
Peace committed by any person belonging to this
University did and hereby Do appoint the said
Mr Robison to be rebuked for his breach of the

peace and to pay a fine of two Guineas for the said
Traspaſs.


as well as the ingenuous account he gave to the Committee of his Conduct in this
Matter & the ſorrow he expreſsed for his treſspaſs

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Committee Notes, Regarding the Charge Against Mr Robison, Lecturer in Chemistry

Document Information

Document ID 586
Title Committee Notes, Regarding the Charge Against Mr Robison, Lecturer in Chemistry
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Administrative prose
Year of publication 1769
Place of publication Glasgow, Scotland
Wordcount 285

Author information: Anonymous

Author ID 407
Surname Anonymous