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quence than what is omitted. I was much pleased with M. Saulmér who is the Cure of the city, for he was sincerely polite, and apparently amiable.
Conclusion of the journal. Thus was finished a journey, in which I had travelled 1775 miles, and which occupied 59 days. I had my share of fatigue, vexation, and hardship; but I constantly enjoyed myself; for hardship was new to me, vexation amused me, and by fatigue I was seldom dispirited. I saw a variety of country, much of which was uncommonly interesting ; I made many acquaintances which afforded me pleasure ; I received numerous and unexpected attentions which gratified me. But could I only say that I have been pleased, I should remember my journey with far less satisfaction than now that I can add that I have been instructed. I have acquired knowledge of a part of my country. I have obtained some of that information which is local, and in such a journey easily collected. I have seen many men, and by the observation of their characters, have enlarged and corrected my views of human nature. Above all, I have received much dicipline which must be beneficial to me. The restraint and self-government which have been necessary, the pleasantness of manners, and the patience, and endurance, which I always found so convenient when I practised them, the exertion of mind, and support of character, which were often required for long periods, and the resistance of irritable feelings, in all which I was more disciplined by the advantageous circumstance of being alone on my journey, these are the great benefits on which I congratulate myself.
I have been guided in my way, I have been protected in danger, I have been blessed with pleasures, by that great and good Being, who has made man for pure enjoyment, and has ordained that he shall be most glorified, wvhen his creatures are most happy.
Boston, 8 May, 1814.
The following lines, found among the papers of my deceased son, which I did not see till this day, were written by him on the death of that worthy and excellent character, the late Chief Justice Danaand were intended to have been presented to his daughters—but they were not offered for the reason assigned by the writer, in a letter to the only friend to whom they were communicated—in which he modestly says “ But you see I did not succeed well enough to risk my credit.” I flatter myself no risk can now be incurred by their being printed; and that they will form a proper conclusion to the small volume of his writings.
I am, Sir,
your obliged friend and h'ble serv't. MR. ANDREWS NORTON.
Wuen despondency's gloom overshadows the soul,