To the Secretary of the Columbia University Chess Club:
The Harvard University Chess Club challenges the Columbia Chess Club for the intercollegiate challenge chess cup, the games to take place as stipulated in the Deed of Gift.
Sincerely yours,THORNDIKE SPALDING,Sec'y of the H. U. C. C.On April 4 the following reply was received:
To Thorndike Spaulding:
On behalf of the Labourdonnais Chess Club of Columbia College I accept, under the Deed of Gift, the challenge received through you from the Harvard University Chess Club for the challenge cup.
Very truly yours,E. W. LIBAIRE,Sec'y of L. C. C.Chairman of the Committee on Tournments and Challenges.