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I deeply appreciate the honor the Trustees do me in inviting me to be present at the Commencement exercises in June to receive a degree.
I greatly regret that I shall be unable to be in Northampton4 at that date. I long ago promised to be at Princeton
University to receive a degree5 on June
16th, and to be
present at President Hibben's6
dinner on the evening of the fifteenth. I heartily regret this conflict of
dates, and beg you to express my regret to your President7 and Trustees, and to regard my explanation as
c entirely confidential.