June 15th, 1867

March 13, 2008

Strong expressions of regret and friendly appreciation from Dr. Schuyler.

I got Bishop Williams’ official notification of my election this morning. I got every vote on the first ballot. The feeling was strong, Bishop Williams said; no President had got so strong a vote since Bishop Williams’ own election in 1848. He wrote a most cordial private note, saying it was the fulfillment of the wish of his life. He asked me to meet him at Evening Prayers at Trinity College on Thursday, the 20th. inst. I telegraphed him I would do so.

I also wrote my official acceptance to take effect July 16th.

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