SERVICES TO THE EMBASSY. 119 be difficult to overestimate the influence he exerted through it upon the edueational progres,; of ,Japan. In Europe, as in America, he gave all his time and strength to the study of the best methods of instruc­tion then prevailing, the organization and conduct of schools and institutions of learning of all grades, and. it was on the basis of his reports that Mr. Tanaka, appointed on his return Vice-Minister of Education, laid the foundation of the present educational system of ,Japan. His personal influence also was felt by all associated with him ; for his character marked him off from all others connected with the embassy in a like capa~ity, and won for him that sympathetic esteem and respect which was so valuable to him in later life. Traveling in close companionship with others, he uever failed in his private devotions, in his conscientious resolve to rest on the Sabbath, in his effort to speak for Christ. TO MR. AND MRS. HARDY. GEORGETOWN, D. C., March 8, 1872. I arrived at the capital safely yesterday morning and was cordially received by Mr. Mori. I found myself very tired when I arrived, therefore I did not go to the hotel where the embassy arc, but went directly to the Japanese Legation and asked the min­ister to put me in some quiet private family. He was very kind to me and told me to lie down in his house, but I could not sleep at all for there was so much confu­sion. In the afternoon the American private secretary of the minister secured a good place for me iri George­town only two miles from the capital, not far from his own house. Mr. Mori requested me to come to Arling­ton House this morning. I went there at the set-