CORRESPONDENCE. 79 them, but I did speak better and faster than they did. They stayed in my room whole morning, and the af­ternoon I showed them all cabinets and Gymnasium. I called on them at Hotel in the evening and I stayed there after ten o' elock. We read together 28th chap­ter of St. Matthew. I think they understood the chap­ter quite well, but they found trouble to understand the Trinity; so I explained to them far as I know. They asked me to make prayers, but I could not make them in Japanese, so I made them in English. Though they cannot speak English freely, yet they understand English very well. These two are best scholars among those Japanese in Monson. I hope they will become good instru­ments to their countrymen. I spoke with them about the religious matters during these hours. They found their sins ; they found also the way where they meet their Master. They have humble and beautiful spir­its, just as little children. They thought first they would study some sciences to benefit their country, hut God opened their blind eyes and took away thiek veil between them and heaven. He made them know the grace through which they may have immortality. So they feel grateful for his tender care towards them (though they are sinners) and they hope also to do some good things to their people for the sake of Christ. I am thankful that God bless my country­men so much, and I hope the time will soon come for Gospel to hear fruit in the barren and unmatured land. The Japanese referred to in the above letter were two of six sent to this country, under assumed names and without the knowledge of the home government,