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Explains that he did not expect him to have come to see him the previous Saturday. Expresses his shock at the death of [Francis] Martin. Wishes that in his last years Martin 'could have been happier in respect of the course of college matters', and wishes that he himself had done more to prevent the estrangement that had grown up between them, on account of their political differences. Refers to the kindness with which he had been treated by Martin. Sends his love to Minnie. Refers to the fact that their classical Tripos refom 'is quashed'.