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Nature volume 5, page 45 | Download Citation



IN your last number there appears a letter signed “Henry Uhlgren,” which, among other interesting statements, contains the following: Referring to Mr. Forster's statement in the House of Commons that there was no foundation for the report that “the Examiners after having made their reports had the papers returned to them, with an instruction to reduce the number of successful candidate?, as an intimation had been given by a right hon. gentleman that the amount of the Grant due upon those papers must be reduced 20,000l.,” Mr. Uhlgren states: “But previous to that a provincial local secretary, hearing the rumour, wrote to ask the Department if it were true, and received a reply saying it was true, and that instead of the amount being 20,000l. it was 40,000l. (the Department's letter can be produced.)” Premising that the amount of the whole vote for payments to teachers on results in science (which was to be reduced by 40,000l.) was 26,000l., may I ask for the production or publication of this extraordinary official letter?

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