the Christian religion, and cause us more fully to experience "the blessings of the truth."
These parents had reared up all their family except Alida, their youngest child, who at this time was placed at a boarding-school, at the village of ----, where she was taught, in addition to the different studies belonging to a Christian education, the French and Italian languages.
Their elder daughters had married, and were settled at some distance from them, and their two sons were engaged in mercantile business in New-York. It was their principal endeavour, as their thoughts often revolved in anxious solicitude for the welfare and future happiness of their children, to unite their efforts to persuade them, and inculcate in their minds all that was praiseworthy, by the immediate influence of their own example, considering that the precepts which they taught them, however wise and good, would avail but little unassisted by the aid of example.
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