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George Fox (1624-1691)

Epistle 196
1660

"Your Jewels"

DEAR Friend in Jamaica, and else where, who know the Truth of God, and have been Sufferers for the same, All live in it . . . that ye may all be preserved in Peace and Freedom. For Truth brings to the Noble Mind, Spirit and Nature . . . which never will bend to Sin and Unrighteousness, nor Ungodliness whatsoever. . . . And therefore all walk in the Truth, that ye may all come to honour the Lord God in your Lives and Conversations, in your Words and Dealings, doing Truly, Justly and Righteously unto all People; that God may be glorified amongst you. And that ye may come to be as Lights to the World, and to the Countries about you. . . .

And therefore all mind that, in which ye may honour God and his holy Name, into which ye are called; that ye may answer the Lord God for all his tender Mercies and great Riches, that he hath plentifully manifested and inriched you withal. . . .

And so, let Truth, Rightousness, Holiness, Pureness and Justness be your Jewels, and in your Eyes esteemed above all. . . .

And so no more but my Love. Things here are well, and Meetings are quiet and large in this Nation, and this part of the World. Farewell.

Ye may write unto us, and let us know how things are with you.

G.F.

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