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Williamsburg March 31st 1850
Through the mercies of Providence am I permitted
once more to record quite an important era in
my life at least one which occasioned more
suffering and I feel well assured
my murmurings and repining deserving
an increase rather than an alleviation.
But the Good Lord is long suffering
and forbearing towards us poor [?]
immortals, prone to sin and wickedness.
The all wise Being has thought us fit (since my
last statement) to entrust me with a dear
little Boy another and truly responsible office
Lord enable me to fill it profitably and
commit the valuable talent to thee the great
Law giver improved and Lo, grant it may
have gained other five talents: when those
shalt take that which thou hast lent me.
I have been confined to my room seven
weeks next Wednesday fouir weeks including my
confinement three additional one through the
pains of a rising breast the suffering
occasioned by which have always since my