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First, the Revd. Professors will be in attendance on their respective Classes at the hours and places appointed.
2nd. The two Revd Masters cannot absent themselves together on any School Day; but when there is an Office for the Dead in Wexford Chapel the two may attend it, returning immediately after to their Duties in the School.
3rd. When one goes to the Country (and always in the Knowledge of the President) the Gentleman remaining at home will be more constant in the school to preserve order and attention amongst the scholars.
4th. It would be most desirable that each of the Classical Professors would take the trouble to alternately or week about inspect the Boys at evening studies and sometimes at least be present at morning and evening Prayer; it is not meant by this that they should never be absent from the College in the evening or that they should semper at pro semper assist at night and morning Prayer.
The support and permanency of the College depend upon the care and attention of the officers of the House and no Master in it should refuse to contribute every reasonable assistance in his power to the well-being of the Establishment.
The School is rather low at present and it will require exertion and attention to raise it to something better.
In the present state of the prices of Provisions and of the fewness of scholars, of the great Rents and Taxes to be paid, and of the large staff of Servants, I would suggest that the President and the other Revd Gentlemen would volunteer to pay for their washing outside the House (to begin at a time which I will hereafter name) with a view of diminishing the expence.
I would also recommend that the President and the first Classical Master would let drop each ten Pounds of his Salary; the Gentleman who attends the Gaol should receive the full salary as he performs double duty.
This regulation to continue till the College be enabled to afford the former payments.
It would be quite absurd to expect Salaries that the school cannot pay; there is no Fund but what is derived from the Pensions of the Scholars and all must participate more or less in the inconvenience arising from the circumstances of the times.
5th. On class days the Masters should be in their places, and whether one member of the Class or the whole Class be present, the business of class should be gone through and class continued for the regular time.
6th. The Clergyman, whose turn it is, should be present at the devotions at 2 1/2 o'c on Sundays and Holydays, and should he find it necessary to be absent that he engage the other Revd Clergyman to fill his Place.
7th. The Clergyman, whose week it is, to be present at dinner with the Boys – and when a public walk will be given, each of the Revd Gentleman [sic] will be pleased in turn to accompany the Boys.
St. Peter's College, Wexford, October 12th, 1855