84 SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DAYS. gods would pour out wrath upon them. Perhaps I may not spend much time for minerals when I go home, but I hope I will teach them only wise Creator, remove their foolish ideas, and stir them up to take in Christian eivilization. Most of his vacation time N eesima spent in visiting his friends in Boston, the Flints at Hinsdale, the Hid­dens at Andover, and the family of Captain Taylor at Chatham. He also made several extensive tours in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, col­lecting minerals and geological specimens, and in the summer of 1868 planned with great anticipation an excursion for this purpose to the 'Vhite Mountains, an account of which he gives in the following letter:~ TO MRS. HARDY. AMHERST, August 22, 1868. I am very happy to write a few lines to you from my beloved Amherst. I returned here yesterday very safely. I was received kindly by Prof. Seelye, and I am now staying in his house because I cannot get in my room tmtil next Monday. I can only say I have had a great grand time. I have been tramp­ing more than five weeks and more than four hundred miles. Yet my feet are not sore at all. I understood very well how to manage them. I feel grateful to you for furnishing money to me for spending this vacation in such a profitable and pleasant manner. I met my companions at W oreester and began our tramp from there. We came through Boston, Andover, Law­rence, Salem, N. H., and we spent the first Sabbath on our way at Raymond, N.H. We were invited to make some remarks in evening prayer-meeting. We