DECIDES TO VISIT EUROPE. 131 is some danger ancl tendency of my trusting m other persons too soon, not thinking deep enough. But in regard to my future steps I must be pretty cautious. I must do what is noble, right, and true. As I have consecrated myself to the work of my Master, I must try to seek opportunity to discha1·ge my duty to Him and my benighted fellow-cr(',a.tnres. l would rather preach or teach truth which is in Christ ,Jesus w-ith the bread of affliction than to do any other things with the earthly luxuries, pleasures, and honors. Then the question is, What would be most advisable for me to do? It is a grand Oj)portunity for me to visit En­mpe now. It is rather a sacrifice for rn(' not to go. But though I may not go there yet I shall not lose very much, because I shall study theology at Andover. It is very ha1·d matter to decide. Please brive me your advice and guidance. If you say no, 1 will cheerfully obey your advice; and i£ you say go, I shall not decide it at once. The Commissioner of Education of ,Japan will be in Boston within two or three weeks to visit the far mous schools in the city. Will you be kind enough to notify his coming to the city, and to those schools which you may think worth wl1ile for him to visit. If you do me this favor it will also be much gratify­ing to Mr. Tanaka. 1.'0 1\IR. AND MRS. HARDY. GEonGETOWN, D. C., March 22, 1872. I am greatly obliged to you for your lcind consent to my request for my accompanying the Japanese Em­bassy to Europe. Since I wrote you on this subject I have been carefully and prayerfully considering on the question, but I could hardly know what should be