ut he has put another in my hand, ( the sword of the Spirit; ) and I pray God to make me a faithful soldier wherever he may send me--not less on the scaffold than when surrounded by my warmest sympathizers.
My dear old friend, I do assure you I have not forgotten our last meeting, nor our retrospective look over the route by which God had then led us; and I bless his name that he has again enabled me to hear your words of cheering and comfort at a time when I, at least, am on the brink of Jordan.
See Bunyan's Pilgrim.
God in infinite mercy grant us soon another meeting on the opposite shore.
I have often passed under the rod of Him whom I call my Father; and certainly no son ever needed it oftener; and yet I have enjoyed much of life, as I was enabled to discover the secret of this somewhat early.
It has been in making the prosperity and the happiness of others my own; so that really I have had a great deal of prosperity.
I am very prosperous still, and looking forward to a tim