Transcribe Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1862-03)

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(4) confident that it would be taken up. If you will allow me to add as a friend - that I ? an ?? abroad that is not favorable to your position as a merchant in minerals and ? - I have endeavored to set this right as far as I have been able - but I think it is right you should know that such a feeling exists which is unfavorable to a man of science - It will be in your power by the mode in which the ? cabinet is formed to do away that impression - The idea is that you would rather make a trade of minerals and ? - than follow science for its own sake - This I believe to be very unjust and have no doubt you will be able to live it down - I think some papers on Geological Subjects would be a good way of meeting it - You will excuse my mentioning this thing & I need not tell you it is entirely entres nous