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All things are impossible. I have just been
perusing the life of Mrs. Shuck the baptist mission-
ary to China she was educated by my tutoress Mrs.
A. J. Little of Fredericksburg which event greatly
enhanced my interest in its perusal. Truly she
was a child of God. She left Father, Mother, Brothers
and Sisters for Christ's sake and the Gospel.
No murmuring no repining [?] her employment
But a constant resignation to his divine law.
Most cheerfully did she give up all for Jesus
She was so sensible of our insignificance and
nothingness, she deemed herself unworthy of the
honorable and glorious title of missionary.
Lord grant I too may count all loss for the sake
of Jesus. Let me glory in nought save the cross
of our Lord and Saviour.
Tuesday June 12th 1849
Have just concluded two letters to Gloucester, one
to my dear Father, the other to Cousin M. R.
What a privilege it is to enjoy that of visiting to
absent Friends. how few appreciate it and [?]
to its true value. I think for the means of such
consolations to separated relations it is the chief