Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Way of Duty

A selection from a letter by Benjamin Morgan Palmer to his daughter, Anna, May 1, 1867, expressing disappointment at the cancellation of an anticipated trip to England:

It would have been delightful to travel with such companions [wife and daughters], and with the expectation of such a greeting in the land of my forefathers—but Providence has ordained a disappointment, and we are happiest, at least, in the way of duty.

The Life and Letters of Benjamin Morgan Palmer, by Thomas Cary Johnson, Banner of Truth, p. 379.

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