MISDEMEANORS AND CRIMINAL OFFENCES.
1. For either of the following offences, Students may be punished by any of the college censures, at the discretion of the Immediate Government, viz.
(1.) Profane language; intoxication; falsehood; gaming; extravagance; dissipation; indecency in language, dress, or behaviour; the offering of violence to the person or the chamber of a student; also violations of the respect due to the instructers and officers of the College.
(2.) Making or being present at any festive entertainment, except at Commencement season, or on Exhibition days with the permission of the President; or going into any tavern or victualling house in Cambridge for the purpose of eating or drinking.
Making noises to the disturbance of the College, or of any of the inhabitants of the town.
Having any concern in bonfires, fire-works, or illuminations.
Being an actor or spectator in any theatrical entertainment, or being present at any ball, assembly, or party of pleasure, in term time, without leave from the President, at the request of a parent, guardian, or patron.
Playing at cards or dice.
Buying, selling, or bartering books, apparel, furniture, or any other property, without leave from the President, or a written permission from a parent or guardian.
Keeping a gun or pistol, or gunpowder, or firing a gun or pistol.”
Full Text: 1824, Harvard
Laws of Harvard College, for the Use of the Students (Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1824), 15-16. Chapter 6—Misdemeanors and Criminal Offences, § 1, no. 2.