this record: ‘The Friend, with whom J. P. lives, called upon me to say that she sent a world of love to Isaac T. Hopper
, whose kindness she holds in grateful remembrance.’
The same Friend afterward wrote, ‘She is all that I could wish her to be.’
Many more instances might be quoted; but enough has been told to illustrate his patience and forbearance, and his judicious mode of dealing with such characters.
, one of the most active and benevolent members of the Prison Association, thinks it is a fair statement to say that at least three-fourths of those for whom he interested himself eventually turned out well; though in several cases, it was after a few backslidings.
The fullness of his sympathy was probably one great reason why he obtained such influence over them, and made them so willing to open their hearts to him. He naturally, and without effort, put his
soul in their
This rendered it easy for him to disregard his own interests, and set aside his own opinions, for the benefit of others.
In several instances, he procured another place for a healthy, good-looking domestic, with whose services he was well satisfied, merely because some poor creature applied for work, who was too lame, or ill-favored, to obtain employment elsewhere.
When an insane girl, from Sing Sing
, was brought to his house to wait for an opportunity to return to her parents in Canada
, he sent for the Catholic Bishop