Excerpt from The Riverton Minister
Obviously, any sketch of an individual, be the place he fills large or small as we measure, is at best but a fraction of his personal record and much more is it but a fraction of the record of his own times. But under the great law of compensation; While such a sketch loses of the general and cosmo politan, -it may gain in the local, personal and human. The writer has been compelled to exclude much material Which, although highly important and often germane to this narrative, would, if adequately introduced, withdraw the focus from the one life opened to view in these pages and would multiply the pages into volumes.
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