When Thomas T.B. (captain of the water) asked Scott leave to go as usual to Putney with the right to train for the Eton v. Westminster race, he (Scott) flatly refused leave for the present, & said he would consult with the other masters as to whether he should give leave at all this year. Thomas showed him the absurdity of supposing that an outrigger could go on down here etc. but Scott with his usual obstinacy would not hear him. I have no doubt that he will eventually accede to our wishes, but if he does not the sooner we win to Eton to put an end to the match the better.
NB Scott has at last given leave & the eight go up to Putney every night.