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To the Rev. V. Perronet.



LAST week I received your kind letter, and immediately sent an extract of it to Mr. Monod, who married a Miss Perronet, and who some weeks ago came ou purpose from Morges to enquire after your family. As it was he that had gone to law about recovering the estate of your family, and he appeared to me a person of sense and good nature; I requested he would direct me what to write to you, with respect to the cautions necessary to be taken to recover your estate. As his answer contains all I could say, and more, I send it you as the best guide. If you can any how get a copy of the register of the place where you was baptized, duly authenticated before two witnesses, it will be an important piece. If you can but prove yourself to be your father's son, I see no difficulty in the getting of your right.-May we stand to our Christian baptism, and get by that means the heavenly inheritance! May the extract be found written in my heart with as much faithfulness, and in as deep characters, as, I trust, it is in yours! I hope your son will soou bring us good news of the faith and health, grace and resignation, of every branch of your family which I salute much in the Lord.

'J. F.


To Mr. W. Perronet.



BRING along with you all the papers, which can prove your Swiss origin; and, trusting a good Provideuce, come to your patient, who (blessed be God!) is in better health than he ever thought he should be, though far from being strong yet. The air here agrees with me, and hope it will with you. By the lawyer's talk, I said the estate would be six or seven thousand pounds. I find, by your relation's talk, who knows better, it will be but half that sum; but let not that discourage you. It is proper there should be a draw-back ou our earthly expectations; but the riches of Christ are unsearchable. We shall find more than ever was told us: The one half,' said the Queen of Sheba, 'has not been told me;' and she spoke but of au earthly So. lomon. If the war with France has broke out, you must come by Harwich, Helvoet Sluys, Rotterdam, Bois le Duc, Maestricht, Aix la Chapelle, Cologne, Francfort, Basil, Berne, Lausanne, Morges, Nyon, where (please God) you will find me near the church; and the God of Jacob be your guide and protector! My thanks and respects wait on dear Dr. Turner: Pray, if you see him, be so kind as to tell him, that by eating great quantities of little black cherries, I find my body better; and ask him, if I might venture to bathe in the Lake of Geneva. I have spit blood but once since I wrote last. Adieu.

J. F.


To Miss Thornton.



THE heavenly Dove loves no selfishness. tract was not contrived to please, but to reconcile parties; party people, therefore, will never like it. And nenters are seldom valiant in the cause of peace. The sword may do what pens cannot. Any thing that will make us all shelter together under the wings of our Heavenly Protector, and Peace-maker, will be a blessing. I am glad your late trial has had that effect. Closer and closer let us cleave,

To his beloved embrace;
Expect his fulness to receive,

And grace to answer grace :

Grace received to answer that which is promised,-the grand promise not excepted!

Poor England! But God's kingdom ruleth over all. I have ventured to preach once. The birds of my fine wood have almost done singing; but I have met there with a parcel of children, whose hearts seemed turned towards singing the praises of God. And we sing every day from four till five. Help us by your prayers. One of them, I hope, received the love of Christ this week. My love to Thomas and Sarah. Accept it from

Your obliged friend,



To Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood.


I THANK YOU for the favour of your letter, as well as for former mercies shewn to an unworthy wretch. I



wish I could help you also to an estate here. But a sure one awaits us all in heaven. Let us go with full assurance to the throne of grace, and demand in Jesu's name, the earnest of it. God sanctify all trials and blessings to you! The former word is useless, because trials from our heavenly Father, are but blessings of another kind. Hold out faith and patience! If you will go into the country for change of air, all I have at Madeley-house,-horse and field, is yours. Go, and God will bless the journey. My duty, love, and thanks, &c., wait on Mr. Wesley, Mr. Atley, Mr. Phipps, Miss Ray, Mrs. Carteret, and her honoured friends, all friends at the Foundery, and every where.



To the Rev. Mr. Perronet,

January 2, 1779.



I THANK you for the favour of your letter, and for the bearer, [Mr. W. Perronet,] who makes shift with me in this strange land of our fathers. All who have seen the titles he brings, think them good,cept the interested, who find them not sufficient: This will oblige us to go to Chateau D'Oex, and then the shortest will be to make an agreement with your cousins, who will be much better able to recover what is owing to you in whole or in part.

May we make use of our better title to the heavenly inheritance! If from the date of this letter we subtract about thirty-three years, we shall find the date of the Testator's will, and be able to say, "The kingdom "that cannot be moved was bequeathed in the year

is usual,) and his friends at Madeley send him word, that it is more than they can raise out of the living. I am, honoured and dear Sir,

Your dutiful Son,



To the Same.

NYON, Feb. 8, 1799.


I HAVE had the pleasure of accompanying your son to your father's birth-place. It is a charming country for those who have a taste for Highland prospects, but what is it to our heavenly Father's hill of Zion? Thither may we all travel Summer and Winter, and there may we all have a happy meeting, and find an eternal inheritance'

Whether you will come to your earthly estate in these parts, by possession as by right, is yet to me matter of doubt. A little time, I hope, will decide the question; and as Providence will throw in the turning weight, it will be for the best, which way soever the affair ends. My friend is tolerably well, and I hope Providence will bring him back safe to you, more out of conceit with the vanity of earth,-and may we all be more in love with the blessings of heaven! I beg to be remembered to Miss Perronet, Miss Briggs and dear Mrs. Bissaker; and, begging an interest in your prayers, I am, with dutiful respect,

Yours, &c.,


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