Informs HS that he and his family are to leave at Easter, and are going to live in or near London. He intends to resign his living, and then take 'the legal steps necessary for setting aside Orders.' Feels legally bound to stay on where he is for a few months, since he is on the school board, which he had established himself, and 'must preside over the [ ] of the Parish Schools, which are vested in the Vicar, and the Board Schools.' He intends to draw no further income from the living, and to resign as soon as possible. Announces that he is going to do the same sort of work for King that he had previously been doing, but now on a larger scale. In relation to his financial affairs, declares that they have 'enough to buy bread and cheese'. States that his wife is at one with him in his decision. Does not wish to 'go out with any flourish of trumpets', which is one of the reasons why he does not want to make his resignation 'quite simultaneous with his departure. Mentions that his children are unhappy about the situation, and are especially distressed about the planned selling of various animals. Reports that his last set of pupils are doing well at Oxford, and that he has 'a pleasant set now'. Hopes that HS will come to visit him for a day or two as soon as term is over.