Offense and Lashes – 1848

This
came across my email box this morning.  And to think that MY kids
think I'm hard on THEM…….they have NO IDEA!!!!!!!!!




Enjoy!!



Pam





Rules of the Stokes County School November 10, 1848

Wm. A. Chaffin, Master



OFFENSE  and Number of LASHES

1. Boys & Girls Playing Together 4

2. Quarreling 4

3. Fighting 5

4. Fighting at School 5

5. Quarreling at School 3

6. Gambling or Betting at School 4

7. Playing at Cards at School 10

8. Climbing for every foot over three feet up a tree 1

9. Telling Lies 7

10. Telling Tales Out of School 8

11. Nick Naming Each Other 4

12. Giving Each Other ILL Names 3

13. Fighting Each Other in Time of Books 2

14. Swearing at School 8

15. Blackguarding Each Other 6

16. For Misbehaving to Girls 10

17. For Leaving School Without Leave of the Teacher 4

18. Going Home With Each Other without Leave of Teacher 4

19. For Drinking Spiritous Liquors at School 8

20. Making Swings & Swinging on Them 7

21. For Misbehaving when a Stranger is in the House 6

22. For Wearing Long Finger Nails 2

23. For not Making a Bow when a Stranger Comes in 3

24. Misbehaving to Persons on the Road 4

25. For not Making a Bow when you Meet a Person 4

26. For Going to Girl’s Play Places 3

27. For Going to Boy’s Play Places 4

28. Coming to School with Dirty Face and Hands 2

29. For Calling Each Other Liars 4

30. For Playing Bandy 10

31. For Bloting Your Copy Book 2

32. For Not Making a bow when you go home 4

33. For Not Making a bow when you come away 4

34. Wrestling at School 4

35. Scuffling at School 4

36. For Weting each Other Washing at Play Time 2

37. For Hollowing and Hooping Going Home 3

38. For Delaying Time Going Home or Coming to School 3

39. For Not Making a Bow when you come in or go out 2

40. For Throwing anything harder than your trab ball 4

41. For every word you miss in your lesson without excuse 1

42. For Not saying yes Sir or no Sir or yes Marm, no Marm 2

43. For Troubling Each Others Writing Affairs 2

44. For Not Washing at Play Time when going to Books 4

45. For Going and Playing about the Mill or Creek 6

46. For Going about the barn or doing any mischief about 7

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