270 TO EUROPE AND AMERICA AGAIN. rience to make a resolution never to be sorry or dis­couraged. 0 hard resolution! I am now gathering materials on the Swiss higher education. Then I shall visit Prof. Christlieb at Bonn. While I meet these trials on account of my health, yet I find sunshine al­ways before me. I have received a cordial invitation from the Mission House at Basle, and expect to go there next week. On the advice of the physician consulted at Lu­cerne Mr. N eesima abandoned the wallring tour he had contemplated in Switzerland and started for Eng­land via Basle, Wiesbaden, Bonn, Brussels, and Rot­terdam. He remained some time with his old friends at Wiesbaden, and after a fortnight in London and a visit to the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, sailed from Liverpool for New York, where he ar­rived September 27, 1884. On the way to Boston he passed a few days at New Haven with President Por­ter. His journal of October 1st contains the brief entry: "How happy I was when Boston came in sight, and I saw the gilded dome of its State House and the spires of its churches. How kindly I was welcomed there." On October 7th he left Boston for Columbus, Ohio, to be present at the seventy-fifth annual meeting o£ the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and made a short address at the evening meeting of the 1Oth. On his return to Boston he wrote an appeal in behalf of a higher Christian educa­tion for Japan. This appeal, indorsed by the secreta­ries of the Board, by Presidents Seelye and Hopkins, was printed for private circulation among the friends of education, and is given below, together with the