erformance of all Duty.
And that her tender and gracious Mother (who dy'd about four years before her) often pray'd for, and over her, and gave her the wisest Counsels, and most faithful Warnings; and that she was thankful and grew in Knowledge, and (she hoped) in Grace under them.
That she loved the School and the Exercise of it, and made a laudable Progress in the various Kinds of Learning proper to her Age and Sex.
At nine or ten (if not before) she was able to write; for in the Year 1718 I find a letter of her honoured Father's to her wrote in Answer to one of hers.
In this letter Dr. Coleman says: I pray God to bless you and make you one of his Children.
I charge you to pray daily, and read your Bible and fear to sin. Be very dutiful to your Mother, and respectful to Everybody.
Be very humble and modest, womanly and discreet.
Take care of your Health and as you love me do not eat green Apples.
The latter admonition would seem more suited to a child of nine than his oth