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Smith extends his sympathy to Fitch for the troubles he and the other professors face at the College. He concurs Fitch's claim that Fitch declined to accept Chase's offer of a professorship unless he was explicitly promised a house in Gambier.
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Smith, B.B., "Letter to C.W. Fitch" (1831). Philander Chase Letters. 904.