owed in my childhood comes over your loving son. If I have ever caused you needless trouble, let me now ask your forgiveness.
All that I am, all the happiness I have ever enjoyed, is, I believe, due to you, and from you in great measure, under Providence, comes my hope of immortal life.
I thank God that I can and do love, from my heart of hearts, all who are near to me—father, mother, grandma (God bless her), brothers, sisters, wife, children, all. . . . . .
I pray and hope that I may be spthe general above described, and he may do incalculable good.
If still unconverted, ask if he has a right not only to slight his own soul, but by his example and influence to be ruining the souls of others.
Are you an officer yourself?
Has Providence placed you as a leader to your fellow-men, and shall you lead them to perdition?
Parents ought to become Christians for the sake of their children, besides personal considerations; and so ought officers to become Christians for the sake of the