In spite of all of our assurances that the delay in answering the challenge for a race is not the result of any doubt as to accepting the challenge, but simply results from a desire - which to us seems perfectly just - to settle all details of the race before any definitive agreement is entered into, the Yale Record is still very much concerned about the matter, and seems to view "Harvard's motive in this matter as utterly incomprehensible." For the benefit, therefore, of the Record and the Yale crew, which deem it "extremely discouraging to begin active training while in a state of uncertainty as to whether a race is to be rowed or not," we would once again state that there is no doubt whatever about Harvard's accepting Yale's challenge. We make this statement not upon our own authority but upon the authority of a gentleman who certainly ought to be well informed regarding the matter - the president of the boat club.
The Record we hope will accept this statement as authoritative, and convey to their crew the assurance which cannot fail to encourage them, that our crew is now in active training for the race and do not seem discouraged about the uncertainty of the event.
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