A Journal of the Life, Travels, and Religious Labors of William Savery, Late of Philadelphia: A Minister of the Gospel of Christ, in the Society of Friends

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C. Gilpin, 1844 - Quakers - 316 pages
 

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Page 255 - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
Page 182 - I often have cause to acknowledge before the Searcher of hearts, is far short of what I am persuaded, the power of redeeming love is able to effect ; yet some consolation is afforded by the conviction, that I most sincerely desire a higher degree of attainment, even the state of a perfect man in Christ Jesus — that I may be thoroughly washed in the laver of regeneration, until I am prepared, through adorable mercy, to be presented faultless before the throne of his glory with exceeding joy. In...
Page 7 - Lord was pleased to favor with ability to my humbling admiration ; the meeting was still and solid, and I went to my lodgings in peace. " Colonel Laurens having obtained the privilege of the Baptist meeting-house, I agreed to have a meeting there in the evening of the first of fifth month. It being First-day, I was at...
Page 3 - ... sanctified. But, how can I sufficiently adore my great and good Master, for his continued regard and care over me, in that he did not suffer me to remain long in this state of delusion and error. He disturbed my false rest, and made me at times exceedingly uneasy with it, and gave me at length...
Page 9 - The neighbors being invited, it was a large gathering, and ended well. " The 19th, had a meeting at Mendenhall's : a large number of Methodists and Baptists attended. Two women fell on their knees, and trembled, and shook, and prayed, and exhorted. I could scarcely account for such an extraordinary appearance, as they continued in these agitations some time after meeting broke up. Several wept, and most of the people appeared serious. I stept in among them again, and advised the women to stillness...
Page 92 - We returned to our lodgings, and before we had finished our dinner, a messenger came to inform us that the council was gathered and waiting, which we immediately attended. Two large parchments with the articles of the treaty engrossed, being ready for signing, we were in hopes the business would now close ; but to our surprise and disappointment, we soon discovered some dissatisfaction among the Indians, by their putting their heads down together and whispering. After waiting impatiently for about...
Page 84 - We told you before of the two rusty places on the chain, which were also pointed out by the sachems. Instead of complying with our request, respecting the places where we told you the chain was rusty, you offered to relinquish the land on Lake Erie, eastward of the triangular piece...
Page 3 - ... and all my boasted attainments, I fell far short of that purity, which all the vessels in the Lord's house must come to ; and that I was yet under the law, which cannot make the comers thereunto perfect, not having passed under the flaming sword, nor felt the day of the Lord to be come, which burns as an oven.

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