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of God's creation! Of them, truly, it may be said, "the world is not worthy. (I likewise, frequently met with Harriet Livermore,† a person of distinguished genius, and also, a laborer in the Gospel harvest-field.)

March, 3d 1826. In company with sister Thornton, I journeyed to Pawtucket in Rhode-Island, where we improved in the M. houses of F. Baptists: from thence, we proceeded over a large portion of the State; and also a part of Connecticut, adjoining. At Hampton, (Con) we parted for a space, and I continued onward to Manchester, Windham, (where I spoke to a crowd at a preaching house of Presbyterians,) and reached the city of Norwich: I there spoke at the Meth. chapel, Academy, &c., and found myself surrounded of a rabble--the most mischievous I had ever met. I wrote some sharp reproof to a number, and went on my way; with desire, that the LORD would have mercy upon their souls, and that they might be able to know "whom I was" when I came again.

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In the town of Sterling, I parted with sister Thornton, for all: as she considered it duty, to remain in those parts; while I wished to visit my father's, and friends, about home. On my way homeward, in the town of Scituate, I fell in again with my dear sister Susan Humes. In our first 'meeting together, the LORD was pleased to make bare His arm in mighty power; and at the hour of midnight, many souls were brought into the "glorious light and liberty of the sons of GOD."

†These all continue unto this present, travellers up and down the earth.

That we were again permitted to meet, on the shores of mortality, was to us both, matter of thankfulness. We could participate in each other's joys, on recounting o'er the many scenes of suffering and of toil, we had passed through, since our former interview, and unite in praise to GoD, that out of them all we had ever found means of escape. She gave me to understand of herself, that soon after our parting, she travelled the distance of more than three thousand miles, (over the State of New York, into Canada, around the Lakes, &c.) and that she had been necessitated, oftentimes, for want of commodious houses to convene the people, to speak to them in the open air; that she had done much, at the peril of her life. She, at length, was brought down by sickness, and was obliged to have recourse to medical aid; and in the hands of a physician she lay, (if I mistake not,) the space of six weeks: when she had so far recovered, as to reach her sister's, in the town of Providence. And there, observed she, furthermore, I had remained, until this visit, when you have witnessed the only public labor performed by me, from the time of my first attack by sickness, in the State of New York, unto this present period

We were workers together, consequently, for a number of weeks, when I sometimes took occasion to remonstrate with Susan, for prostrating all her powers, as it to me appeared, she did, unnecessarily: (she being accustomed to go to the fields, and there by prayer, singing, &c. while no benefit could result to any one, quite exhaust the small remains of her strength.) to which, she made

reply, "I have willingly devoted my time and abilities, for the happiness of others; and now, this I am doing, merely, for the comfort of myself." Of a young man highly esteemed, as a preacher of the Gospel, residing near, (to whom she was under an engagement of marriage,) she was wont to say, "His society, I fear, it will never be mine to enjoy; he appears, rapidly approaching his eternal home. In that she was not mistaken; although she went before, "adorned and made ready," to fulfil their marriage contract, before the throne of GOD.*


As I was about parting again with her, I was led to enforce the words, "This year thou shalt die.' I took the liberty to remark, that from my own peculiar exercise upon the subject, death was then nigh, to invade some one at least, who was present. Dear sister Susan proved the victim. A few days after, she was seized of a throat complaint; and soon ceased to live, after the manner of mortals. Thus, at the early age of 23, ended all the struggles, grief and tears of Susan Humes, for stout hearted sinners. She has gone! Her dust sleeps, (if I was not misinformed,) in the burying ground, of the town of Providence: and O, may all that ever heard, the melting voice, of the little orphan girl, remember, that she resigned her life, (and died at least with the spirit of a martyr,) to save their souls from hell! May those of younger years, strive to imitate her worthy example; and improve the short time allotted them

* The young, man A. T. soon soon after, died of consump


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on earth, for the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and receive also with her "a title in the Heavens" glorious and immortal!

What a wonder was this little orphan child in the earth! raised up to turn hundreds, or thousands, from sin to GoD, (as I had no reason to doubt, she did,) and thereby to confound the wisdom of the wise, "that no flesh shall glory in His presence."

Dec. 1st. I again reached home, with heart-felt emotions of gratitude, that all had been preserved from the evils abounding in the earth: especially myself, so constantly assailed by the "fiery darts of the wicked one." During the winter, I visited Newbury, Haverhill, Bradford and Portsmouth, until the month of April.

1827. At which time, I had such peculiar exercise of mind, as I was certain betokened somewhat remarkable at hand; in the meanwhile, I was especially drawn homeward: so, without delay, I started on my way, and had not proceeded far, before I understood what it all implied. "A great revival in Hampton!" was the first that saluted mine ear. O, mountains of gold, to me could scarce have equalled this! The things for which I had made supplication to GOD, for many years, I now believed I should see accomplished. I had been, as it were, an alien to my father's house, from the commencement of my travels abroad: and I had earnestly besought the Lord, for the conversion of my kindred, that, if not in this world, I might be numbered with them all again, even at His table on high; where neither division, or disaffection, could ever be feared more.

None other than this, had I asked for myself, in the present life, to compensate the loss of earthly comforts; and as a reward of all the painful toils I must suffer for His name.

And, "bless the LORD," my earnest expectations, were not disappointed. On the second night, from my arrival, I had the happiness of seeing my "three younger sisters," bow together at the footstool of divine grace. They came forward for prayers, in the presence of a large assembly, and as if from mutual agreement, they yielded up their hearts to GOD; and within a few moments, they were all brought to rejoice, in hope of future glory. A few days subsequent to this, I saw likewise, my "younger brother," made a happy partaker of the pardoning love of CHRIST.

I had now a hope, of all my father's house; even, that they had "once escaped the corruptions of the world, through the knowledge of JESUS CHRIST." My elder sister, sat out on pilgrimage, at the early age of sixteen: and she pursued alone "the narrow way," till ten years had closed; when my elder brother and my second sister, with myself, made choice also, "to suffer affliction with the people of GOD." Of my "second brother," some account has been already given; farther than which, I could not say of him. However, I now felt, that they would burden my mind no more, but that I could resign them all, to kind Heaven's disposal; and fly, even to the utmost verge of creation, if duty so demanded; no earthly concern remained, to urge my presence here. In this very remarkable revival, (which seemed to sweep through the town, "as a

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