What are the two conditions pip must agree to when mr. Jaggers brings news of his great expectations?

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Mr. Jaggers brings news of Pip's great expectations and that he has come into property.  He needs to be taught how to be a gentleman and will study under a man named Matthew Pocket, a relative of Miss Havishams.  Because Jaggers is Miss Havisham's lawyer, and he is to study with Miss Havisham's relative, he "assumes" that Miss Havisham is his benefactor.  Mr. Jaggers tells Pip that there are two conditions connected to his expectations.  First of all, he has to keep the name of Pip.  Secondly, he is not to ask the name of his benefactor because that person will identify himself/herself when the time is right. Pip has no problem agreeing to those conditions.

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