as the truth except by a few,
among whom were “not many wise men after the flesh, not many
mighty, not many noble”— whilst the majority have contented
themselves with their own private opinions, or have adopted those
of others according as their address their philosophy, their
formula, their policy or their finesse may have attracted their
attention or pleased their taste.
But Sir of all the other criterions
whereby we may judge of the vanity of these things, one will be
always found true, viz: that we will always find such characters
glorying in their own wisdom, and their own works, whilst the
humble saint, gives all the glory to God the Father and to his son
Jesus Christ, whose yoke is easy and whose burthen is light— and
who told his disciples that unless they became like little
chil dren— they could not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
As to the situation of the here, matters go with us as well as can <reasonably> be expected, we have had considerable sickness amongst us, but very few deaths, and as the greater part are now recovering, we yet hope to have shelters provided before the winter shall set in.
Since you left here we have purchased out all interest hereabouts— his farm we
have laid out additional to our Town — and the Town of
we hope also to build up.
Some of the “” And others have already started for
Europe, and the remainder of that
mission we expect will go now in a few days.— According to
intelligence recieved since you left, the work of the Lord rolls on
in a very pleasing manner, both in this and in the old country.— In
England many hundreds have of late been added
to our numbers; but so— even so it must be, for, “Ephraim he hath
mixed himself with
the among the people”. And the Saviour hath
said “my sheep hear my voice” and also “he that heareth you heareth
me”. And, “Behold I will bring them <again>
from the north country and gather them from the coasts of the
earth[”] &c &c And as
John heard the voice saying “come out of her my people”, even so
must all be fulfilled, that the people of the Lord may live when
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen”.
There has quite a number of families gathered
up here already and we anticipate a continuance,
especially as upon enquiry we have found that we have not had more
than a ratio of sick ness here, notwithstanding the trials we have
had, and the hardships to which we have been exposed.
Calculating as we do upon the mercy and power of God in our behalf we hope to
persevere on in every good and useful work even unto the end that
when we come to be tried in the balance, we may not be found [p. 72]