-8th- Found that an outside mail had reached here some days ago & some letters were awaiting me, but none from home. Several from Eagle. Appointed Major Strong jury Comr. & started to work promptly. Another mail reported near & will be in in a day or two - Report that Judge Noyes has been removed by the President seems doubtful. Spent the day in arranging my room - bought a new desk & put in - & put up Eskimo curios.
My trip to the Cape has been of great service to me in my study of American ethnology: I conclude from a careful examination of the conditions there & in Alaska generally that there was no obstacle to the migration of the Mongolian people via the straits to America. Such a migration necessarily result =ed from the presence of people there for there are enforced migrants every year carried to the opposite shores from the seal hunters on the floating ice.