CORRESPONDENCE. 93 and not for Christ. Let us pray for the American church so that she may be more jealous for promoting the blessed gospel to all nations. . .. My folks are aU well. My father is still staying in Yedo with his prince, but he says he will soon leave his office and go home for rest because he has found his duty rather tedious in his age. Sometime he was obliged to sit up till two or three o'clock toward the morning for his inexcusable duty. It would be better for him to take a rest in a quiet country town, but his leaving the city will cause me a sad thing. Perhaps I may not hear from him so often as used to be. "\Vhen he writes to me he always carries it himself toY okohama to be mailed to America. He is very careful for sending his letter to me. He never trusts it to a post­man lest his secret communication to me should be revealed by some accidental way. When he gets home he could not carry his letter down to Yokohama any more, because it would be most too far for him to walk, -about 60 miles from Y edo. I demand my folks entirely on the providential care. Whatever thing may happen to them, I will say it is the Lord's doing. In the summer of 1869 Neesima made another ex­cursion, partly on foot and partly by rail, of which the following notes are taken from his diary: -"July 15th. I left Amherst on 10. 30 train for Hartford, where I stopped with my old acquaintance, Mr. D. E. Bartlett. I was very cordially received by him. He took me to the city library, and also to the top of the State House where we could look down the whole city. It was a most striking sight that the