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KC: McIlvaine and Buckingham agree that Buckingham's resignation will be best for the college.
letter, McIlvaine, Kenyon College, Buckingham
Buckingham, C. P., "Letter to McIlvaine" (1836). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 381.
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
C. P. Buckingham
P.S. I shall of course continue until the close of this term