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2 In that when ye church did once & agayn give
you compassionate invitations to come to us , you still
have neglected so to doe though your brethren there
have advised You to it –– You prtend dammage to your
family & estate , but this argues little or no Rep.tance
have you by yr Sin brought such dammage to your
estate and are you not willing to loose a litle more
(if it may be called Losse) ffor God’s honr in ye furth-
=erance of yr Repentance.
3. In yt you call not to Remembrance , nor make no
mention in neyther of your Letters, of yr great Sin
in rending a way from this Church as you did ––––
contrary to ye Councill & Advice yt was then given
you ; You that made no more of ye watchc & ffell-
=owship of ye church , it was just wth God to leave
you to yr own Unwatchfull Heart , & to fellowship
wth ye unfruitfull workes of Darknesse.
Our earnest request to God is , that he would follow
his Ordinance wch hath bin administred in his name
wth his blessing , that ye flesh may be more destroyed
Sin & Corruptiō more mortified , Or you may feare
whither your soule shall be saved in the ye day of Xt.
Oh yt all that Evill of your’s in seecret that hath
bin in God’s sight might be Ever before you to
humble you ; It will be no easy mr to undoe by
Repentance what you have done by sin. but Xt can
give it Acts. 5. 31. After so much delight in a
way of sin & agaynst so much Light of ye word,
Checks of Conscience & warnings by others to be renewed
by Repentance will not be Easy.
To your awakening Cons: 1. The greatn: of your sins
wch ye Light of nature in heathen doth condemn. if
Abimilech for Isaak sporting wth Rebeccah he con-
=cludes she is his wife. Gen: 28. 8; 9.
2. Considr how much you have done to undoe
not only your self, but ye soul of her yt is now
yr wife. when you inticed her how knew you that
God would give her Repentance, wch God give you both