Justin Smith Morrill to Matthew H. Buckham, September 18, 1877

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Strafford, Vt. Sept. 18, 1877
Prst. Buckham,
Burlington, Vt.
My dear Sir: I enclose Prof.
Collier's letter to me about his pay.
My impression is that the talk was
to pay him the salary to the end
of the year but I am not certain.
While I dislike his consulting an attorney
I think, whether we are under a legal
obligation to do so or not, we had better
pay up to the full end of the year.
He has been dropped and it is by no
means certain that he will soon find

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any lucrative employment. This will close
up a sore and leave us where no just
complaint can be thrown upon our man-
I am glad to learn your institution
opens well. I wish the boys could
be cured not only of but
of . It is rough and barbarous.
Very truly yours
Justin S. Morrill