The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 58
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58 Texas Flistorical Association Quarterly.
the 1 article prescribes, each of the captains and corporals shall
gather those of his Squadron in their respective seats-(which
shall be changed only through having obtained some promotion or
degradation), and shall proceed immediately to hear their lessons,
to rule paper for them, to pass lists, etc.
The Teacher shall observe very scrupulously that all the officers
fulfill their respective duties-and the least failure shall render
them liable to be deposed from the employment,-and to correct
them seriously, especially when through animosity or partiality they
conceal or exaggerate the faults of their subordinates.
In the morning at 9 the Children shall be permitted to go out
to breakfast, the Teacher taking care that this interruption does
not last more than half an hour.
He shall take care, also, that the special work of each department
shall be terminated morning and afternoon an hour before dismis-
sal and that this interval be employed in hearing lessons and in
correcting exercise books.
Three questions of Christian doctrine in the morning, and as
many more for the afternoon, shall be the memory lessons which
shall be imposed upon all the pupils, including from every faithful
Christian, and marking each point separately by questions up to
where they begin.
On the last Saturday in each month the Children of the first
and second departments (one band against another) shall have, in
the afternoon, a contest in which shall be considered the exercises
and their respective instruction in reading, and the memory lessons
which they have learned; and the decision shall rest upon the judg-
ment of the Teacher, there being an appeal from his judgment
only to the individual vote of three residents, simply in the branch
The conquered party shall have to file in front of the conquer-
ors who shall be seated in their places, and as each pupil of the
former class arrives in front of the one who surpassed him, he shall
kneel on one knee to the ground and shall remain until the latter
shall lift him up, saying to him: Have a little more application.
The President only in every case, and those who have surpassed,
'It was evidently intended that the numbers after 12, which are want-
ing in the MS., should be inserted, and that this blank should be filled
to correspond. The article referred to would thus have been numbered
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