CORRESPONDENCE. 91 country to see you face to face and give you my thanks, which is higher than the highest mountain and deeper than the deepest ocean. Yet I am bound in my duty and am not able to cross over the water, so I will send you only my thanks which burst out from my heart. My father is eighty-four years old now and is always talking of your kindness and also his grandson's fortune. He asked me to send his thanks and best regards to you all. I hope I shall write to you again. I write this with a fear and rev­erence. NEESI111A TAMIHARU. TO MRS. HARDY. AMHERST, September 3, 1800. . . . I enjoyed my trip through Connecticut and Rhode Island very much and had also very enjoyable time at Chatham. It is rather quiet place, but I liked it more than a noisy city because the quietness of nature led me to a quiet meditation. I think it was the best part of my vacation to have my mind free from the study and to have a quiet meditation on the wonderful economy of nature or a sweet commun­ion with Him who rules our whole universe and even cares for a poor sinner such as I am. I am getting along nicely in my study. I like my new chum very much. He is very earnest Christian. 0, what charming place Amherst is! I shall never be tired in studying here. I hope you will be chari­table on me and not laugh at my hasting letter. I am just busy as bees and cannot spend much time for doing else but study. I hope God will sustain my strength to prepare for my life work. Though you should delay your reply for my letter