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years that I am blessed with Health
and my dear relation [?] extended to me
with the prospect of seeing another
Birthday. Good God preserve him for
Christ's sake. Have mercy and guide him
in the Heavenly way. Let us all be more
watchful and diligent to make our
high calling and election sure.
Williamsburg December 11th 1849
How thankful and grateful should we
all feel to the merciful Creator for the
bountiful blessings we have received at
his hands for in the beginning of our lives
until this minute Lord I do thank thee but
I beseech thee to make me humble before thee
our great and good God. The weather has changed
very much during the last 48 hours. Truly we
have been blessed with such beautiful and
healthful atmosphere for we have had spring
weather the principal part of the fall what
a share of health we have all enjoyed. I have
not heard of a severe attack in the City.
There have been some petty complaints