“Garrison’s love for his wife, Helen

Writing while at sea, on his way to England, July 26, 1846,  here is a taste of his love for Helen.  “The world is wide, and it has many places of attraction, and there are many good people in it; but, to me, there is no place so dear as my own cherished home, no one who has so large a share of my love as yourself, no objects so atrractive as our beloved children  …. I feel that you are signally manifesting the spirit of self-sacrifice in being willing to have me undertake my present mission.  It is not until I go from you, that I begin to realize how essential is your presence to my happiness, and that I am aware of the measure of my love….  ” ( Source: readinggarrisons letters)

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