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But when we consider the misery gloom
which have presided the other part of the world
our voices should be raised in sounding the praises
of him who extends so many mercies to such
unprofitable and gainsaying subjects. We
are still unworthy , we are yet rebellious,
Lord have mercy upon us cause thy light to
shine in our hearts Let us become dutiful
and obedient to thy most holy laws.
Be with me through this day. Keep my saviour
near thy side. Let me live to thy glory.
My dear Sister, no doubt my unusual silence
has called forth complaints for my want of
punctuality in response to your last epistle.
However tardiness in replying to correspondents
can be so seldom applied to me, I think such
a rare occurrence ought to be forgiven so soon
as committed. I have been so constantly engaged
since the receiption of your letter and time flies
so rapidly that it requires double the space for
the completion of any task, which can generally
be executed in a short time; when the days are
of any length. It appears as if the days and