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they procuring a comfortable supper &
through honest means for which their
maker created them. We are all enjoying
tolerable health and are at peace with one
another. Planted some Corn Yesterday for
roasting Ears. I fear I have been too premature
and will soon be cut down by the blighting
and biting frost. Had a large Ball
at Rosewell on the 19th. I should like to
hear something about it as I am anxious
to know of the proceedings &c &c.
Vanity of vanity! All! all is vanity! and
[?] ation of spirit. Time lost can never be
regained. truly an irreparable loss to all
its owners if we could only realize its
great importance, how precious we should
be with spending and careful to improve
each second as it passes; but weak and
erring mortals blind and dull of hearing
rushing headlong down an endless
precipice of [loss?] and eternal despair
O! Lord save and defend us from
eternal damnation I pray.