Rebecca Budd Comly1828-10-25John ComlyTenth month 25th.--It is with much pleasure, my dear, I am seated to acknowledge the receipt of thy two most acceptable mementos of affectionate remembrance of us, while travelling in distant places where `trials' abound. But I hope and believe, as thou art humbly devoted to thy Master's cause, his all-sustaining arm will be underneath to support through all. Therefore be encouraged and endeavour to perform all that appears to be required at thy hands. And when thou canst return to us with the rewards of peace, I can assure thee a welcome reception. If we dare be so selfish, we would rejoice to keep thee with us; but I do not feel at liberty to-- 519 --desire it, unless I fully believed it would be right. Although thy being so much absent from us is a great trial, I desire to be resigned, hoping it may have a good effect on my own mind, which needs something to quicken it to a sense of its own condition.Thy precious communications, fraught with such excellent and suitable advice and cautions, are a great comfort to me, and I hope and trust will tend to our dear children's improvement, and prove as `bread cast upon the waters' to their susceptible minds.