On the 20th Feby 1822 some fellows in Grants having been caught stepping out during the time they had leave out of school Goodenough sent the following orders to the several boarding houses –
In consequence of such irregularity having prevailed among boys who stay out in the boarding houses from school
It is ordered –
That every boy whether King’s Scholar or Town Boy, who is staying out of school at the Boarding House, shall exhibit himself to the Usher of the House immediately, the Usher comes out of school to breakfast; immediately he goes in again; immediately he comes out at noon & on whole schooldays, before he goes in again for evening school & immediately he returns from it & that every boy be ready to show himself to the Usher at any time during school-hours that the Usher may happen to come out of school, unless in such cases of illness as may cause the Usher to appoint otherwise – And that a boy be at liberty to go out upon the pretence of its being his intention to come into school at the next school-hour – His first going out must be into school
J.R. Wood – Prin. Opp.