The Papers of Jefferson Davis
 
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

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 Record of Delinquencies of the Corps of Cadets

[West Point, New York,] June 5, 1828 

Davis. J 

Absent from G[uar]d Mounting      16  Oct 1824 
Dis[obedience] of ord[ers]      17 
Absent from g[uar]d mounting      17 
Visiting in Study Hours        3 Nov 
Dis[obedience] of ord[ers]        18 
Violation of 93. Par. Reg.         28.  " 
    "           "    "      "        "        13 Feb 1825 
    "           "    "      "        "        5  March 
Fender insecurely placed        19 
Door not Closed        28. 
Visiting in Study Hours        31. 
Ab[sent] from qrs.        " 
       "              "       "        6.  April 
       "              "     Class parade        6. 
Late at                  "           "      6. 
Absent from qrs.        12 April 
Bad police        13. 
Ab[sent] from qrs.        14. 
        "        "     marching to French        18. 
Cot down after reveille.        23. 
Ab[sent] from qrs. from 7 ‘till 11. P.M.        23. 
Ab[sent] from Reveille        23. 
Ab[sent] from qrs. from 8 untill 9 P.M.        23. 
Long hair at Inspection.        24. 
Dis[obedience] of B[attalion] O[rder] No 40.        17.  May 
Ab[sent] from drill        8  June 
Bed not strapped 30’ after rev[eille]        17. 
Room not policed      24. 
Not Marching from Mess Hall      5  July 
Orderly paper not posted        17 
Ab[sent] from 12 O Clock Drill        29 
     "            "    Eve[ning] Parade        31 
In rear rank at Ev[ening] Parade        4  Augt. 
Candlestick out of Place        10 Sepr. 
Carrying his musket improperly on Drill        12 
Dis[obedience] of Post order No 117        26 
Bed not strapped 30’ after rev[eille]        29 
Candlesticks out of order        3  Oct  Excused 
Name not Posted as orderly               " 
Bad Police. (Foul clothes not in Clothes Bag)        2  Novr 
Ab[sent] from Art[iller]y drill        9 
Dis[obedience] of Special order and not to be found for drill         9 
Ab[sent] from Inf[antr]y drill        11 
Making unnecessary noise in S[tudy] H[ours]        27 
Ab[sent] from Church        27 
        "           "    Qrs. In S[tudy] H[ours]    4  23  Decr. 
Visiting in S[tudy] H[ours]    3  31. 
        "       "      "             "    3  31. 
Ab[sent] from Reveille    5  9  March 
       "             "     Parade    5  11 
       "             "     Reveille    5  20 
       "             "            "    5  28 
Leaving the Academy during the first hour of recitation    6  28 
Neglect of Fender    3  4  April 
Bed not strapped 30’ after Reveille    7  11 
Ab[sent] from qrs. between 7 & 8 PM     3.  11 
       "          "    Parade    5  24 
Improper conduct firing his musket from the window of his room    2  2  May 
In bed after reveille    7  14 
Late at reveille        7  June 
Bed not strapped        23 
Neglect of duty as Compy Police Officer        21   July 
Neglect of Police       1  25  Nov 
Us[in]g Sp[iri]t[ou]s Liquors    8  25  Decr 
Disord[erl]y  conduct in B[arrac]ks    4    "      " 
Ab[sent]from Qrs after taps    8  24     " 
Ab[sent] from church        8  April  1827 
Dis[o]b[edienc]e of special order in not going to Church when ordered      "      " 
Allowing noise on his post      13    " 
Ab[sent]from Philosophy          14    " 
In Bed after Rev[eille]      27    " 
Absent from Qrs (12 & 1) A.M.      29    " 
Inattention on drill      7  June 
Ab[sent] from Qrs. (8 & 9) P.M.        12 
      "          "     Drill      28  July 
In bed 30 min after Rev[eille]      12  [illegible] 
        1827 
Leaving the mess hall without permission      6  Aug 
Ab[sent] from B[arrac]ks (8.9) P.M      2  Sept 
In rear rank at parade      5      " 
Ab[sent] from Laboratory      6      " 
      "         "     parade      20    " 
Out of uniform in mess sq[ua]d        "     " 
Going to mess-Hall without Marching      18    " 
Spitting on the floor      4  Oct 
Inattention on p[ara]d[e]      21  Nov 
Bed not strapped 30’ after Rev[eille]      2  Decb' 
In mess hall after the Batt[alion]s  [Rise?]        25 
Bed not made 30’ after Rev[eille]        31    " 
           1828 
Vis[itin]g (10 & 11) A.M.        5  Jany 
Cooking in Qrs. (7 & 8) P.M        18   " 
Abs[ent] from Church        19  Feby 
Not n[oting?] ch[angin]g[?] off[icer] G[uar]d          "     " 
In bed 30’ after Reve[ille]        15  March 
Visiting 11 &12        2  Apl 
Going to Engineering before the proper time        12  " 
Visiting 3 &4        16  " 
Ab[sent] from Reve[ille]        27  " 
       "          "           "          11  May 
      "          "           "          13  May 
In bed 30’ after Reve[ille]         13     " 
Abs[ent] from Qrs. after Taps     

5  June 

 

From The Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, pp. 97-100.  Transcribed from a letterbook copy in the War Department (U.S. Military Academy Archives), 3.

 



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