Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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most high therefore it shall be done unto them  as unto the Children of the priest as you will find  recorded in the second chapter and sixty first and  second verses of Ezra now if what  I have said is true how careful then had men  aught to be what they do in the last days lest they  think they stand should fall because they keep not  the <Lo[r]d[s]> commandments whilest you who obey who do the  will of the lord and keep his commandments have  need to rejoice with unspeakabl Joy for such  shall be exalted very high and shall be lifted up in  triumph above all the kingdoms of the world but I must  drop this subject at the begining, O Lord when  will the time come when thy servant  and myself behold the day that we may stand  together and gaze upon eternal wisdom engraven  upon the heavens while the magesty of our God  holdeth up the dark curtain until we may  read the record of eternity to the fulness of  our immortal souls, O Lord God deliver us  in thy due time from the little narrow  prison almost as it were total darkness of  paper pen and Ink and a crooked broken scattered  and imperfect Language, I would inform  seccondly it is conterary to the will and   of God that those who receive  not their by agreeable  to his law which he has given that he may  his people to prepare them against the day of  vengence and burning should have there names  enrolled with the people of God, neithe[r] is the[ir]  geneology to be kept or to be had where it may  be found on any of the reccords or hystory of the   there names shall not be found neithe[r]  the names of their fathers or the names of the[ir] chil dren writen in the book of the of God saith [p. 2]
seccondly it is conterary to the will and of God that those who receive not their by agreeable to his law which he has given that he may his people to prepare them against the day of vengence and burning should have there names enrolled with the people of God, neither is their geneology to be kept or to be had where it may be found on any of the reccords or hystory of the there names shall not be found neither the names of their fathers or the names of their children writen in the book of the of God saith [p. 2]
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