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Concerning her Husband JAMES STIRREDGE,
by the same Hand.

HE was a man with whom I was well acquainted for many years; and I may say of him, he was an honest upright-hearted man, one that feared God, and eschewed evil; zealous for the honour of God, and for the promotion of his truth on earth; a hearty lover of faithful friends, and in his conversation amongst men, I think I may say, blameless.

A zealous man for monthly and quarterly meetings of church government; his desire was that friends in such meetings might so wait upon the Lord, to receive counsel from him, as that they might act in the wisdom of God, that every thing that is contrary to the principle of truth might be kept out of them, and that nothing but truth might have the pre-eminence.

In fine, he was a meek-spirited and lowly-minded man, more in substance than in shew.

I went to visit him in his last illness, when he was very weak in body, so weak, that he spake very low, but very sensible, and was in a good frame of mind and spirit; so that I was refreshed in my visit, and he was pleased to see me.

He was very patient under his affliction, and I believe was fully resigned to the will of God.

He departed his life in the tenth month, 1708, at Hempstead in Hertfordshire, and was buried at friends burying-ground at Wood-End, in the same county.

JOHN NEALE.

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Epistle 81
1655

"The Pretious Springs of God"

. . . As the glorious Truth is springing and manifest among you, live and walk all worthy of what ye are called unto. . . . Live in the Dominion of the Life that is hid in God, and every particular it know in one another. And live in the Power of God, and of Life, that ye may see over the Day of Tempest, over the Day of Darkness and Blackness and Mists: And feel, and know, and come into that, which comprehends the World; that ye all may be guided with Wisdom, and ordered to God's Glory. . . . And feel the ...

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