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                          Poughkeepsie  June 23rd  1896
  Dear Louis,

    We have only a fighting chance to win.  The crews
    this  year are all better than usual.  Harvard is a big
    favorite.   Here they are backing her to win both
    races.  They will have to hustle in the Freshman race
    just the same.

                             Yours Sincerely,
                                       Chas. E. Courtney
Charles E. Courtney  - Cornell Rowing Coach
1896 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta, Poughkeepsie