The Concord Register (Concord, NC), June 1, 1883, p.3.
Mt. Pleasant Seminary Commencement
The annual Commencement exercises at the Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary were held at their hall last Friday night, under the direction of the Principal, Prof. Schaeffer. The entertainment at night was excellent. The young ladies acquitted themselves in a way that reflected great credit upon themselves and their instructors. The audience, generally, were very attentive and would have highly appreciated the event, had they not been so vexatiously annoyed by the ungentlemanly conduct of a few men and some boys. Prof. Schaeffer did all that a man could do to preserve order and respect, but his efforts were useless, and the insolent conduct had to be endured to the end. We do not believe that any of the disturbers did it from any malicious motive, but rather from a propensity that possesses them to enjoy at is annoying and vexatious to others. In the case of last Friday night, some of them have laid themselves liable to indictment by the grand jury. If any of the citizens of Mt. Pleasant who were present should be on the next grand jury in Cabarrus county, the disturbers may expect to be called to answer for their disturbance on that occasion, which will relieve their fun of its interesting features.
We hope that there may be many returns of those pleasant annual commencement exercises at that excellent school, and that the unpleasant and ungentlemanly conduct that disturbed this Commencement will never disgrace that order loving and pleasant town again.