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                       Feb. 12th, 1868.
This afternoon Miss Sophia Smith has been into my study to confer with me about changing her will. The sum which she proposed to devote to a Deaf-mute instituition she thinks might better be devoted to the founding of a Woman's College. Some weeks ago, soon after the publication of the Governor's annual message in which he speaks very commendatorily of the Clarke Deaf-mute Institution in Northampton, I wrote her a letter advising the change. She thinks favorably of it and wants me to give her a plan for such a college. I hope to comply within two weeks.  
 
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