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In the precious love of God I salute thee, that by which He hath made us who were once
strangers to the Lord and to one another, very near and very dear; and most sweet is our
fellowship. Oh! that the nations knew it well! They shall yet know it, and rejoice in the salvation
that is come to us.
Dear Margaret, I am a-going. Remember me in the Father's love, and may God be with thee, and
bless thee and thine, with His temporal and His eternal blessings. This day I have had a precious
meeting with the Friends of this city; many public Friends being there. Oh! the dissolving love of
God! - all tender, meek, and loving. May God be with us all forever, staying or going! To thee,
dear Margaret, and dear Thomas Lower and yours, this is my tender farewell i the Lord. (I pray
him to) let all things be and prosper with me, as mine eye is to be of some service to the Lord in
this thing. some have been unkind, but my soul breathes for them and forgives them; and truly my
peace flows as a river. Oh! dear Margaret, may the Lord be with us, and keep us in our several
places, and do us good forever. Dear George I left yesterday at Enfield, much better. My soul
loves him beyond (expression), and his dear love and care and counsel are in my heart. A sweet
parting we had. So, dear Margaret and dear Thomas Lower, let me hear from you, that I may
rejoice in your love. I have nought else to add but my wife's dear love, who is sweetly
consenting and satisfied.
They very loving friend and brother,
London, 14th of 6th mo. 1682.