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

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factorily to the lender.

  I know I shall need a </u companion> 

during the first few weeks of my sojourn in Europe; for I know by a short Experience what it is to be </u lonely > in a strange land. Should I have time to take a foot-rambler in Switzerland your knowledge of French could be indispensable. Your fluency in German would also prepare me for a residence in Germany. Your library - oh - how I desire to dip into it! I like your plan of using it as a </u dictionary >: I am confident it is the </u right way >. I am spending my time here in reading Science and Meta physics, and recruiting my physical energies. But I am not easy as long as I see such a fine op- portunity of studying with you slipping away. Two of my classmates have recently sailed for Europe and desired me to ac- company them. But how could I? One is to follow nearly the same plan with myself: i.e. Study in a German University. Their names are v. page first