92 SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DAYS. a month or a year I shall never have a slight doubt of your interest in me, because I hope you arc my dear­est friend. Yet I am always desiring to hear from you, and when I write to you I am anxiously waiting for your reply, because I always wish to know of your prosperity. If you are too busy, please write me a few lines, only a few lines. Let me know how you are. TO 1\tRS. HARDY. AMHERST, OctobP.r 24, 186!!. A secretary of the American Missionary So­ciety preached to us this morning, and stated to us very vividly in what fearful point the American peo­ple stands now. They have 8,000,000 Irish people and many Germans and French, 4,000,000 negroes in South, many thousands of Chinese, and a few Japan­ese on the Pacific coast. Unless the American people stretch out their hands to enlight, elevate, and educate them with the Christian truth they will ruin the free institution which is the pride of the nation. I was quite animated by his earnest discourse and felt in­deed it is our best privilege to co-work with Christ and to promote his kingdom. When I c.ame out from the chapel I heard great many say, "I don't like his sermon," and they did not manifest their sympathy with him at all. I felt so sorry for their coldness in their heart and disinterest for the Church of Christ and for the welfare of their own country. All hea­thens look at America as the centre of the Christian light. If the centre of the light has not much intense­ness, how could it enlight those who are lying in the remote dark corners'? My dear friend, let us pray earnestly for those Christians who live for themselves