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Hastings, Lucy A. / Family correspondence, 1838, 1855-1874

Eau Claire May 22/ [18]60 PDF (2.5 MB)


it on paper, I wrote Carrie some three or four weeks since, but have not
received an answer.  I wrote just as good a letter as I could and hope she
will answer it.  I am glad E was carried to Greenfield to be buried, it seems
pleasant to think he will lay by the side of father.  Oh how would I love
to visit their grave and shed my tear there, instead of sheadding them over
this paper.  But there is a long distance between us and probably I shall
never be there yet we do not what may be, but one thing we do know death
is certain sooner or later, oh let us try to live perpared for it, you speak
of the hardness of your heart, did you ever think who gave you to feel its
stupidity and hardness? and it is for just such as you and I that Christ
came into the world for sinners not the rightous Jesus came to call, you
remember the hymn "Come ye sinners poor and needy" read
it, and
ponder well its meaning, as to Erastus Christianity I do not know as it is
right to say any thing about it.  I think his mind has been at 

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