June 2nd, 1848 (Friday)

June 2, 2010

The Rector of Exeter came out to chapel and tea, accompanied by his mother-in-law, with her son and daughter. The former is Revd. Ffolliott Baugh, Preacher to the Charter House. At tea he said, ‘Dr Saunders (Head Master) will think that you want to ruin the Charter House.’ To which I replied that ‘we did not want to ruin anybody, but to save ourselves.’ He seems much struck with our system and general arrangements.

Mr Hardwick was to have come today with a friend of his, a Major Davis, but the military man was ordered on duty, and the civilian, as Under-captain of Special Constables, was expecting to be called upon to drive Chartists out of the street. I did not much expect that the Charter would have affected us so closely as this.

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