separate us; for Christ, our life, is the resurrection ; ·and Christ our common resurrection, will bring us back from the grave, to worship him altogether, where absence and fickpess fall interrupt and separate us no


I sometimes feel a desire of being buried, where you are buried, and having iny bones lie in a common earthen bed with yours; but I foon resign that will, and leaving that particular to Providence, I exult in thinking, that whatever distance there inay be between our graves, we can now bury our fins, cares, doubts, and fears, in the one grave of our divine Saviour ; and that we rejoice each of us in our measure, that neither life nor death, neither things present nor things to come shall ever be abie, (while we hang on the cruci. fied, as he hung on the cross) to separate us from Christ our head, nor from the love of each other his members.

Love, then, one another, my dear brethren, I en. treat you: By the pledges of redeeining love, which I have fo often given you, while I said in his name, “ The body of Christ which was given for thee"" The blood of Christ which was fhed for thee,” to reconcile thee to God, and to cement thee to the brethren ; by these pledges of divine love, I entreat you love one another. If I, your poor unworthy shepherd, am smitten, be not scattered; but rather be more clofely gathered unto Christ, and keep near each other in faith and love, cill you all receive cur fecond Comforter and Advocate in the glory of his fulness. You know I mean the Holy Ghost, the third Person in our covenant God. He is with you, but if you plead the promise of the Father, which, says Christ, you have heard of me, he will be in you. He will fill your fou's with his light, love, and glory, according to that verle which we have so often suug together,

“ Refining fire go through my heart,

Illuminate my soul,
Scatter thy life through every part,
And fanctify the whole.".

This indwelling of the Comforter perfects the myf. tery of sanctification in the believer's soul. This is ile highest blessing of the Christian covenant on earth. Rejoicing in God our Creator, in God our Redeemer, let us look for the full comfort of God our Sanctificr. So Thall we live and die in the faith, going on from faith to faith, from strength to strength, from comfort to comfort, till Christ is all in all to us all.

My paper fails, but not my love. It embraces you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ; to whose love I earnestly recommend you ; earnestly deliring you would recommend to bis faithful inercy, your affectionate friend and brother, your, unworthy pastor and fellow helper in the faith, 1. F.

P. S. I earnestly recommend to you all my dear brother Greaves. Shew him all the love you have fhewn to me, änd, if possible, Mew him more, who is so much inore deserving:

Bristol, Nov. 1777. Mr. Thomas Pork and Daniel Edmunds.

My dear friends,

I HAVE received Mr. York's kind letter, and am encouraged, by the spirit of love and kindness which it breathes, as well as by your former offer of helping me off with my burdens, to beg you would settle fome temporal affairs.for me.

The debt of gratitude I owe to a dying syster, who once took a very long journey to see me, when I was ill in Germany, and whom I just stopped from coming, last winter, to Newington to nurse me; the unaninous advice of the physicians, whom I have consulted, and the opportunity of travelling with serious friends, bave at last determined me to remove to a warmer climate. As it is d'oubtful, very doubtful, whether I shall be able to Rand the journey; and, if I do, whether I Dhall be able to come back to England; and, if I come back, whether I shall be able to serve my.church, it is right to make what provision I can, to have it proper

ly served while I live, and to fecure some spiritual af. listance to my ferious parishioners when I hall be 110 more. , I have attempted to build a houłe ia Madeley Wood, about the centre of the parish, where I innul! be glad the children might be taught i')'real and write in the day, and the grown up people might hear the word of God in the evening, when they can get an evangelist to preach it to them ; and where the ferious people might affeinble for focial worship when they -have no teacher.

This has involved me in fome difficulties about difcharging the expence of that building, and paying for the ground it stands upon : especially as my ill health has put ine on the additional expence of an aflifant. If I had strength, I would serve my church alone, board as cheap as I could, and save what I could froin the produce of the living to clear the debt, and leave that little token of my love, free from incoinbrancés to my parishioners. But as Providence orders things otherwise, I have another object, which is to secure a -faithful minister to serve the church while I live. Providence has sent me dear Mr. Greaves, who loves the people, and is loved by them. I should be glad to make him comfortable ; and as all the care of the flook, by my illness, devolves upon him, I would not heftate for a moment to let him have all the profit of the living, if it were not for the debt contracted about the room. My difficulty lies, then, between what I owe to my fellow labourer, and what I owe to my parifhioners, whom I should be forry to have burdened with a debt contracted for the room.

My agreement with Mr. Greaves was to allow him 40 guinea; a year, out of which I was to deduct 12 for this board, but as I cannot board him while I go abroad, i design to allow hiin during my absence, 501. a year, together with the use of my house, furniture, garden, and my horfe, if he chuses to keep one ; reserving the use of a room, and fall in the sta. ble, to entertain the preachers who help us in their round; not doubting but that the serious people will gladly find them and their horses proper neceffaries. But I know so little what my incoine may come to, > that I ain not sure whether it will yield Mr. Greaves 501. after paying all the expenices of the living. Now, I beg that you will consult together and fee, whether the vicars income, i. e. tithes, &c. &c. will discharge a!l the expences of the living, and leave a residue fut. ficient to pay a ftipend of 50l. I except the royalty, which I have appropriated to the expence of the room. If it be, well; if there be any surplus, let it be appiied to the room ; if there be any thing thort, then Mr. Greaves may have the whole, and take his chance in that reipect, as it will be only taking the vicar's chance : for I doubt, if sometiines, after necessary charges defrayed, the vicars have had a clear 501.

I beg you will let me know how the balance of my account {tands, that, some way or other, I may order it to be paid immediately ; for if the balance is against me, I could not leave England comfortably without having fettled the payment. A letter will settle this business, as well as if twenty friends were at the trouble of taking a journey; and talking is far worse for me than reading or writing. I do not say this to put a light upon my dear friends. I should rejoice to see them, if it was to answer any other end, than that of putting on a plaister, to tear it off as soon as it sticks.

Ten thousand pardons of my dear friends, for troubling them with this fcrawl about worldly matters. May God help us all, fo to settle our eternal concerns, that when we fall be called to go to our long home and heavenly country, we may be ready, and have our acquittance along with us. I am quite tired with writing, nevertheless, I cannot lay by my pen, without deliring my best Christian love to all my dear companions in tribulation and neighbours in Shropfhire ; especially to Mrs. York, Miss Simpson, Mrs. Harper, Mr. Scott when Mr. York fees him, Winny Edmunds and all enquiring friends. Thank Molly for her good management ; and tell her; I recommend her to our common heavenly Master; and that if lhe wants to go

to London, or come to Bristol, I Mail give her such a character as will help her to some good place, by the directions of a kind Providence. I heartily thank Daniel, both as church warden and as receiver and houte-leward, and I beg Mr. York again to pay bim a proper salary. I am in the best bonds, your affi cti. onate neighbour, friend, and minister, I. F.

Eristol, Vog.-----, 1777. Mr. Jehu,

"My dear Brother,

I THANK you for all your care and love. B:ware of an enswaring world. You may keep the few things I lent you, as long as you fay at Madeley; when you reinove, please to give them, or tho amount to fome of our poor brethreji. F:1e well in Jesus. Life and death are both of them a blessing. I rejoice in the will ut God every way; and set to my real that he is good, faithful and gracious to the chief of linners, and leaft of all believers, even to your affectionate friend, 1. F.

Bristol, Nov.--, 1777. Mr. William Wase.

My dear Brother,

PARDON the trouble I have given you in my temporal concerns; it is more for ile poor and the Lord than for me. 0.! my dear friend, let us go through ihe ihings temporal, so as not to lude the things eteinal. Let us bonour God's tiuth, by believe ing his word, Christ's blood, by hoping firmly in dia vine mercy, and all the divine perfections, by loving God with all our hearts, and one, another, as Christ loved 03. My kind love to all the brethren on both sides the water.

Go from me to Mrs. Cound-ul her, I charge her, in the name of God, to give up the world, and lei out with sil fpees for heaven, and to join the few that lear God about her. If the refufe, call again ; call week

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