University of Virginia Library


The Act of the Legislature prohibiting merchants and others,
under severe penalties, from crediting students, is here strictly
enforced. The license to contract debts, which the chairman is
authorized to grant, is confined (except where the parent or
guardian otherwise in writing requests), to cases of urgent necessity;
and these it is hoped that parents and guardians will, as far
as possible, prevent from arising by the timely supply of the
requisite funds.