Transcribe Orton, James. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1856-03-01)

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in visiting Europe. My </u present > plan is to spend a short time in France, another season in Gottingen University, to study the modern languages and the Sciences. and finish the tour by attending Theological lectures in Edinboro; It seems as if then I should be able to tackle anything - at best as far as physical ability is concerned. But I must first gather from your store of knowledge collected on the Nile and in the Jardin des Plantes: it will advance me a year and save me much Expense. Do lend me your influence Ward, and you will not go un- rewarded. As to payment, I have very little of mine own to pledge; but. (pledge my honor that after my return to this country, it shall be refunded (Des volente.) perfectly satis-