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MVB to John Van Buren, 15 May 1828

My dear Son

It has given me great pain to receive a letter from the President of the College informing me that he was instructed by the faculty to inform me [. . .] your conduct in not attending at the chapel in the morning was cause of dissatisfaction & that it would be necessary to encrease your exertions greatly to enable you to succeed with any thing like credit at the examination in July. I hope it can only be necessary to inform you of the circumstance to secure your prompt and indefatigable exertions.

In haste your father


Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)