Letter III

From Letter III:

[15] O, my children, as you love happiness, value the peace, the approbation of your own minds. Seek it in a triumph over the passions, se it in a will conformed to the wisdom which is from above. The hope that this will be your aim, solaces me under our present painful separation; this hope I shall cherish, and depend on you to give it increasing power to soothe the anxieties

Of your ever affectionate Friend.