Epistles from the Yearly Meeting of Friends Held in London, to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings in Great Britain, Ireland, and Elsewhere, from 1681 to 1857, Inclusive; With an Historical Introduction and a Chapter Comprising Some of the

Epistles from the Yearly Meeting of Friends Held in London, to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings in Great Britain, Ireland, and Elsewhere, from 1681 to 1857, Inclusive; With an Historical Introduction and a Chapter Comprising Some of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...day to day, that you can in humble trust place your whole dependence upon the Lord; then may you entertain the consoling belief that his protecting care will be extended towards you. And may we all, dear friends, be so instructed by the things that have been suffered, as to fix our hearts upon a "treasure in the heavens that faileth not." (Luke xii. 33.) In the usual course of the business of this meeting, we have received and read epistles from our friends in Ireland, and from all the Yearly Meetings in America; except that one from North Carolina has not yet reached us. The amount of the sufferings of our members, as reported at this time, including the charges of distraint, is upwards of thirteen thousand two hundred and sixty pounds. These have arisen almost exclusively from demands of an ecclesiastical nature; a small proportion only having been incurred on account of military purposes. We have again had at this meeting, as on similar occasions of latter time, to observe with satisfaction the solid deportment of some in early life, and of others of our younger friends who have made some straight steps in the Christian path. We do take comfort in their having yielded to the visitations of the love of our Heavenly Father; and we tenderly invite all such to persevere in the way of holiness, until all the gracious purposes of the Most High are effected in them. We wish them to look with filial respect at the example of those who have had long experience in the course of devotedness; to come forward with a holy fear; and to be resigned to do, or secretly to suffer, for the name of Christ. We are anxious that no warmth of natural feeling, that no zeal which is not of God, may mar his blessed work in their hearts, or dim the...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676658X
  • 9781236766588