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illustrated.1819 Excerpt: ... ter's affection from me, because in
sickness she forsook me not: but performed a mother's part to me, a
stranger in a strange land, when many passed by, and noticed not
the sorrows that came on me, to qualify me to seek the salvation of
mankind in general. Albany, New York State, 26th 8th mo. 1805. MY
ENDEARED FRIEND A. E., LAST evening I returned from my visit to the
Indians of Oneida, South Settlement, Stockbridge, and Brothertown,
and I was presented with two letters from thee, whom I am united to
by the strongest ties of Christian friendship, that will no doubt
end in the full felicity of our spirits, when they enter into the
City of our God. Here our joys are mixed with pain; our love with
anxious desire, that causes bitterness of spirit, through a
separation: but in Heaven, one Object will attract our notice, even
the Spiritual Bridegroom, who is now the Head of the Invisible
Church, as well as the Visible One, which we are members of. Since
we were parted, many have been the baptisms my soul hath endured
for the children of men, while I have travelled five hundred miles,
and have had above thirty appointments, which were held in the
Court-house, Steeple-houses, School-rooms, Barns, . Fields, or
Woods; yet there has been sufficient time for me to think of my
precious A. E. although I assure thee, I-watch with a godly
jealousy over my natural affections, lest I give to thee, or any
other sincere acquaintance, more than is due to mutable creatures.
Thou must acknowledge God, the Father of us each, is entitled to
our ardency of soul, and continual thoughts; and I believe, as we
are more weaned from terrestrial objects (in whom we should place
no confidence) we shall have our minds subjected, and lay passively
in His Hand, doing His Will, and suffering pat..
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