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His Honor the proposed arrangement for filling the chair on Hindu Law, and as I am consequently liable to be misunderstood by the Hindu community, whose feeling is very strong on the subject of the chair of the Hindu Law, I would respectfully request that in justice to me His Honor may think fit to remove the erroneous impression which his too general allusion to my suggestions regarding the reorganisation of the Sanskrit College is calculated to produce on the public mind.

"I remain &c.
(Sd.) "Isvar Chandra Sarma."

To this letter Luttman Johnson the Private Secretary replied, as follows:—

"Belvedere Alipore.
"The 25th May 1872
"My dear Pundit,
"I have laid your letter of the 23rd current about the recent orders for reorganisation of the Sanskrit College before His Honor the Lieutenant Governor. His Honor has no doubt that you are correct in saying that you did not individually recommend the absorption of the Professorship of Hindoo Law. His Honor desires me to assure you that he proposes to make the Hindoo Law the primary and not a mere secondary object of one of the chairs. He has every reason for believing that Pundit Mahesh Chandra is at least as qualified for the duty of teaching Hindoo Law as any other gentleman whom he could have selected
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