Transcribe Allen, George N. Letter to Ward, Henry Augustus. (1873-07-28)

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another hand- </u Allen > July /73]

                                 Gouverneur St Lawrence Co NY.
                                            July 28th 1873.

Prof Henry A Ward

  My dear friend
             The matter of giving you

a commission to purchase & collect in the interest of our projected Museum at Cleveland, should you visit Eu- rope & perhaps Asia the coming year, has been revolving in my mind ever since I parted with you the other day. So desirable an opportunity, in my judgement, should not be lost if it can be avoided; and still I fear that the friends interested with me would be able to do but little this year. I cannot tell until I may be able to see them.

   Next year, however, if your

journey should for any reason