Transcribe Fisler, Samuel L. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1876-08-29)

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</u Fisler > Aug 76. have this settlement, really, through his generosity, He has felt, ever since the ques- tion of accepting the casts was pending, that aside from the desirableness of having them, your labors in behalf of science </u ought > to be </u encouraged > by Colleges. Hence his efforts to have our Board ac- cept them. I ought to add, however, that the hesitancy of the Board to accept, arose from no lack of appreciation of your work, but from want of ready funds. These times effect us badly, and we are obliged to husband our resources, and confine our- selves to the necessaries of