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volume, and at the close of the speaking read the following letter from R. Kuki, the Japanese Minister to the United States :

LETTER OF THE JAPANESE MINISTER.

WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 3d, 1886. Gentlemen :

Although unavoidably prevented, to my great regret, from being with you in person, I desire most sincerely to join with you in doing honor to the memory of that very distinguished man, the late John D. Philbrick, whose benevolent labors have been productive of so much good, not only in the United States of America, but all over the world. I first had the pleasure of being associated with him in 1878, at the Universal Exposition at Paris, where both of us were appointed “Membres de Juries" on the subject of education. I found him to be a gentleman who won universal respect, not only as a savant, but also on account of his attractive manners. I was one of many who became warmly attached to him, and derived great benefit from my intercourse with him, particularly in our conversations on topics connected with education. I shall never cease to cherish, with the most profound respect, the memory of our friendship and of his thorough knowledge and excellent judgment, as well as his eminently admirable character. With the assurance of my sincere sympathy with you on this occasion, believe me to remain,

With great respect,
Yours faithfully,

R. KUKI,
His Imperial Japanese Majesty's
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS.

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS.

The following resolutions, adopted by various associations and communities in different parts of the country will show something of the extent and strength of Dr. Philbrick's influence throughout the nation :

DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE NATIONAL

EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION.

ALLIANCE, Ohio, March 15, 1886. Mrs. John D. Philbrick, Danvers, Mass.,

DEAR MADAM : — At the late meeting of the Department of Superintendence of the National Educational Association at Washington, D. C., the following resolutions were unanimously adopted :

Whereas, We, the officers and members of the Department of Superintendence of the National Educa. tional Association, have learned of the death of John Dudley Philbrick, LL.D., of Massachusetts, who for more than twenty-five years has been an active and enthusiastic member and an ex-President of the Association, desiring to place upon record our appreciation, esteem, and love of him, adopt the following:

Resolved, That this Association mourns the loss of one of its most devoted and intelligent workers in the

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