Yale's Reply to Harvard's Letter
NEW HAVEN, NOV. 16.
To the Harvard Foot-ball Management:
Dear Sirs-Your letter of the 14th inst. in answer to ours of the 12th is at hand. We are sorry to learn from its contents that you have failed in your endeavors to persuade your athletic committee to allow the game to be played as scheduled. Considering the fact that Harvard has had since a year ago to play the game at New York, in which time the constitution stated that the two leading teams of previous years shall play at New York, in which to come to her present conclusion, we do not feel in any way under obligations to grant any possible change of position on the eve of the promised contest.
(Signed) W. H. CORBIN, Captain.C. S. KING, President.President King of the Yale Association stated recently:
"Yale rests her case solely on the constitution of the foot-ball association, and if any change is made it must be by vote of the association and not a single college. Harvard's peremptory demand that the game be played in Cambridge is very extraordinary to say the least. The Gill-Beecher letter, on which Harvard founds her claim, was merely the private opinion of two members of the university, and was never intended as an agreement binding the college: but even if it was, the later action of the two colleges, agreeing unconditionally to play in New York, would have annulled it. If Harvard persists in her demand there will be no game and the responsibility for the result rest solely on her shoulders."