Part 5, Note 41
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Lavaca County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 830: Colorado College v. John Toliver; Minute Book B, p. 446; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 1585: Gustav A. Behné v. Colorado College, Minute Book D, p. 2; Dallas Weekly Herald, May 19, 1866. Colorado College's daily register for the second term of 1859 indicates that though the school charged a tuition ranging from eight to twenty dollars for the full term, it reduced that tuition by an amount ranging from 10 to 25 cents for each day a student missed, Thus, a student who missed twenty days of school had to pay only $6 if his full-term tuition was $8, and only $15 if his full-term tuition was $20. This pricing system led to the massive loss of tuition revenue that the school experienced as the students dropped out toward the end of the first term of 1859 (see Colorado College Daily Register, Shropshire-Upton Chapter, U. D. C. Collection (Ms. 25), Archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus).