[Frances N.] Pelton
2. well deserves the name of Friend you consoling that the blessed Saviour is our Shepherd - that having sought us while wonderers from his fold and washed away our sins, he now is with us by day and night - that he knows the measure of our griefs and every need; and that with his power and sympathy and unchangeable love he will tend us here, and in due time take us to the mansions prepared in heaven. But you are easily wearied and I will not write much. Since Jesus love you all must be well. The birds of summer began to visit us; and from the cold earth stewed with death and comiption numberless forms, living and beautiful shall in a few days appear, [As?] you after passing with resignation3 to the same tomb shall be called forth by the same power clad in immortality not again to "fade as as a leaf', but with the God whom you love and other dear ones, to dwell where [deaf?] and sin is not. I treasure your motherly advice, and should I live long after you apart, I shall often remember you as present and seek for your sake to do whatsoever of diffienes or easy [illegible] is [illegible] for me with increased [illegible]ity. I will repeat the ex[illegible]ion of my gratitude for your genuine kindness to me when timid and inexperienced I first felt the chill countenances of so many strangers, - time nor future [illegible] or successes shall ever efface that early marks from my heart - [illegible] others have Christian benevolence whom I hope to find and love
[1862 Mar 27]
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