No 42

In September 1821 a dispute arose between the T.B and K.S concerned by a right claimed by the K.S of playing in the cloisters at ¼ to one o’clock during the football season – The K.S appearing in the cloisters at the above mentioned time and the T.B unwilling to comply, an argument was entered into, which proved totally futile, the question was adjourned till the next day when it was agreed that the following letter should be sent to the K.S –

To the K.S

The T.B anxious to afford every accommodation in their power to the K.S are willing on that account to consider of the request of the K.S & to grant as a matter of mere favour, that which as a right they would not have yielded; in this if the K.S will receive it as a matter of accommodation granted by favour, they will allow the K.S to have possession of the Cloisters, at the time proposed; (viz ¼ to one o’clock during this whole season) without any interruption –

The following answer was immediately returned to the T.B

To the T.B

The K.S have no wish to maintain a dispute upon such a trifling subject, and feel obliged to the T.B for having put an end to a dispute, which would have been unpleasant to both parties; they hope however that the expression “during the whole season” infers no intention of leaving a bone for future generations to pick

And thus the dispute ended –

G.B Mansel. Princeps Oppindanus

Postscript

An intention was expressed on the part of the T[own]B[oys] of going into mourning for Dr. Page, but Dr. Goodenough considered it would be better not to carry such an intention into effect, under all circumstances, viz the difficulty and inconvenience of every ones getting mourning but yet expressed himself pleased at the compliment paid to so worth a predecessor.

Added August 7th 1821 by G.B. Hansel Prin Opp.