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[204] and kindness, during the eighteen years of my connection with the College,

I have the honor to be, Gentlemen,

Your Obt. Servt.

Henry W. Longfellow.1 To the President and Corporation of Harvard University.

[to President Walker.]

Cambridge, Feb. 16, 1854.
my dear Sir,—I inclose you my note to the Corporation. Will you be kind enough to look at it, before handing it to them; for if it is not in proper form and phrase, I will write it over again.

I also inclose the letters of Schele de Vere, and remain,

Very faithfully Yours

P. S. I have not assigned any reasons for my resignation, thinking it better to avoid a repetition of details, which I have already explained to you.

[to the President and Fellows of Harvard College.]

Gentlemen,—Having last Winter signified to you my intention of resigning my Professorship

1 Harvard College Papers [Ms.], 2d ser. XX. 345.

2 Ib. 347.

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