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• be strengthened to bear up under the dis' tresses of this life, and that you will find
support in the good that you are enabled 'to do : and your situation will admit of
your • living sociably with a few friends; and I hope you will not seclude yourself, but indulge in the society of those friends whom
find your heart leads to, under the pro* tection of your brothers. I cannot have any • fear that you will not receive every proof of kindness and affection from them. In ' that hope, and from every consideration, I ' will leave this world with joy; conceiving that • I no longer can be of either use or comfort ' to my children, whose happiness it has ever • been the first wish of my heart to promote.'