APPROPRIATION BY THE BOARD. 295 mained three months at the Sanitarium. He at­tempted at first to give up thinking of Japan; and de­voted himself to study. Le Conte's "Geology " and Newcomb's "Astronomy " were among the books read during this winter. But in his journal he frequently exclaims, "0£ what use is it to try not to think of my dear Japan!" Difficulties of every kind were referred to him for solution, and he seems to have come to the conclusion that he could not escape the responsibilities of his position even on the plea of ill-health. His journal of March 10 contains the entry: -"A broken cup! Though thou regainest thy shape by being put together, thou art no more fit for thy Master's use. Thou art now merely a vessel existing in thy Master's house. However, thou mayest be a warning example to others, that they may never fol­low thy footsteps. So being, thou canst still do thy duty. Be thou dutiful still. " Somewhat better in health, and greatly cheered by the news of the appropriation of $50,000 to meet spe­cial requests received from the Japan mission, he left Clifton Springs in March, 1885, and passed the fol­lowing three months in visiting his friends in Boston, Amherst, New Haven, Andover, New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington. At Andover he ex­cited a very deep interest in Japan, an interest which resulted in the formation of a Missionary Circle, and twelve members of the seminary pledged them­selves to that field of labor if the way was opened to their entrance. At New Haven he arranged for the reception of one of his associates on the facu1ty of the Doshisha who was anxious to complete his sci­entific studies in America and tJ fit himself more