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DEAR M. E.,
I found true unity with thy letter, and a tender desire springing in my heart to the Lord for thee, that as he hath in mercy quickened and gathered thee to himself, out of the nature and spirit of this world, so he would please, through the same tender mercy, to preserve thee in that which gives the sense of his goodness, and enables to walk worthy thereof.
<482> My dear and tender love to thy sister. O fear the Lord, and watch over one another in love, faithfulness, and meekness of spirit; and be not of a distrustful spirit, but trust your father in every trial, temptation, condition, or strait.
Thy friend in the truth, and for the truth's sake,
27th of 11th Month, 1666