Long, weary, trying ride to New York. I thought I should have to give it up at Philadelphia, but we are well through. Uncle Ed. and Aunt Carry here. Agnes came in the evening. I saw her in the little dining-room. It almost repays one for the misery and pain, this meeting. Can it be possible that I am here again It is too good to be true. . . . . Never let me forget God's mercy to me undeserving.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 144