20. - noon a continuance of thesame subject from John 8. 36."If Christ, therefore, shall makeyou free, ye shall be free indeed." In him we find aSaviour from the bondageof sin and its consequences.I was much distressed toobserve the state of societyhere. The young ladies aswell as gentlemen collectedin the entry before the timeof service, and there discussedthe fashions andother worldly topics, notforgetting to notice allstrangers, to which class,unfortunately, the Dr. and20. - myself chanced to belong.But I very soon understoodthe cause of this sad state ofaffairs, when I learned at theclose of service, that no propermeetings were held in thevillage during the week. Whenpeople, by their actions, sayunto God. "Depart from us,"He will most surely do soand leave them to fill upthe measure of their iniquityunless mercy interposes andsnatches some as brands fromthe burning. Returning toLangdon we rode throughthe village of Drewsville inWalpole. Here the scenery
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