In a letter to his oldest son, written on Sunday, May 4th 1851.
“Hold yourself above every mean action. Be strictly honorable in every act, and be not ashamed to do right. Acknowledge right to be your aim and strive to reach it”.
In a further letter to this son, written on Sunday, December 28th 1851.
“May you have many happy years, all bringing you an increase of virtue and wisdom, all witnessing your prosperity in this life, all bringing you nearer to everlasting happiness hereafter. May God in His great mercy grant me this, my constant prayer”.