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The announcement by Professor Palmer, yesterday, of his intention to remain at Harvard, is a great gratification to all the well-wishers of the college and to his hosts of friends whom the possibility of his departure has filled with surprise. The expressions of regret occasioned by his call elsewhere have been so universal and heartfelt that he could not have been otherwise than affected by them. It is to the effect of personal solicitations and personal feeling that we may ascribe his decision, and the result shows what a strong hold these influences have had upon him, when pecuniary inducements were so flattering elsewhere. This decision of Professor Palmer to remain with us has required no slight sacrifice on his part, and we should not be chary in our grateful thanks to him. He has the satisfaction of knowing the extent to which he is appreciated, and it may be that this will be the occasion for an increase of his usefulness and influence.

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