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Petition to the University Complaining about Household Furniture Being Destroyed by Some Students

Author(s): Wright, James

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Unto the very Reverend the Principal, and [¿]
Premanent members of the University of Glasgow
The Petition of James Wright
humbly sheweth

That your Petitioner has had the
misfortune to get his household furniture
destroyed, himself and his family much hurt
and wounded by Some Gentlemen who were
Students at the University

That your Petitioner is greatly hurt
in his Credit by the Said Riot, and is
expelled from his Habitation and deprived of
his Body Cloaths and the poor Remainder
of his furniture to Satisfy the Landlord
for his Rent

That your Petitioner is far from
claiming any Siller to trouble the Learned
Profeſsors from this Circumstance of the
Riotors being Students; But as he Suppoſes
they are fled from Justice ſo as
he has no hopes of having Recourse for
his Damages; He has presumed to supplicate
the Generosity of the Profeſsors for some
Relief in his present [¿] Case.

May it therefore Please your Wisdom
to Contribute what to you may Seem
meet for my Aſsistance. And, That this
University may always flourish in
Learning and Virtue shall be the
conſtant Prayer of

James Wright


Glasgow

4th April
1760


Duncan Ruthven

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Petition to the University Complaining about Household Furniture Being Destroyed by Some Students. 2022. In The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved September 2022, from http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/document/?documentid=607.

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Petition to the University Complaining about Household Furniture Being Destroyed by Some Students

Document Information

Document ID 607
Title Petition to the University Complaining about Household Furniture Being Destroyed by Some Students
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Administrative prose
Year of publication 1760
Place of publication Glasgow, Scotland
Wordcount 192

Author information: Wright, James

Author ID 188
Forenames James
Surname Wright
Gender Male
Locations where resident Glasgow