My dear Mr. President
I am asked by some of your friends to put a question to you in regard to Commencement which is really no business of mine. Their sole desire is to follow your wishes. Two of the Trustees ( who have always been your warmest friends) think that it would be unfortunate to have no official notice taken of your visit to the Reunion in June. Hibben brought the matter up to me and to them personally, of his own initiative. He wants to do what would be pleasing to you personally, and would like to have a reception at Prospect after the game on Saturday at which you need stay only as long as pleases you. But it would be on the official programme as a Reception to you. They do not want to put you in the position of declining it, if you do not want it. But, if it would suit your plans and wishes, the invitation will, they assure me, be gladly sent.
Both sides have talked to me very frankly, and their sole desire is to do honor to you and your office in the way that is agreeable to you.
You will, I know, pardon my intrusion in an affair which is none of mine except as it affects your best interests and wishes — and that has always been and is now of moment to me.