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erroneous impression entertained on the subject, I am always reluctant to rush into print, but when I find myself actually abused and looked upon as the individual, who has advised the Lieutenant-Governor the arrangement about the Chair of Hindu Law, which is unhappily regarded as a piece of downright jobbery, I cannot in justice to myself refrain from letting the public know the part I have taken in this business. I need hardly add that I am compelled to resort to this step by the equivocal terms used in the letter of Mr. Bernard, Secretary to the Director of Public Instruction, on the subject. I however feel much indebted to His Honor for completely exonerating me in the last letter of his Private Secretary to my address.

Yours faithfully

"The 8th June 1872. Sd. "Isvar Chandra Sarma."

His relations with Sir George Compbell being thus much strained some of his publications were excluded by Government from the list of textbooks prescribed for schools in Bengal. As a matter of consequence, his income from books, which formed the main portion of his means, was considerably diminished. He was therefore obliged, though most painfully, to curtail some of the stipends which he had kindly settled on poor families. But as soon as he again found sufficient means for it, he raised the allowances to their former rate, which he had been constrained to retrench.

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