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KC: McIlvaine and Buckingham agree that Buckingham's resignation will be best for the college.




letter, McIlvaine, Kenyon College, Buckingham


Mount Vernon June 3 1836

Rt. Rev. and D. Sir,

Your reply to my note was received last evening - I thank you for the kind manner in which you have been pleased to speak of my services - I need not say to you that my only object in remaining as long connected with the College as I have, was, that I might serve it. And as it seems clearly to me (and I find by your note it strikes you in the same way) that the interests of the College would be advanced by my withdrawing from it, that will be the course I shall pursue.

I shall mention the matter to no one except (in confidence) to those upon whom, in some measure, my future course may depend.

I am with great respect and esteem

Yours truly,

C. P. Buckingham

P.S. I shall of course continue until the close of this term

Letter to McIlvaine



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