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Pasted in on last page: ALS from William Button to his "uncel," February 1855.
Front cover annotated: "Manuscript book No. 182."
Binding: stiff blue wrappers.
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Manuscript, in the hand of John Abbott, of some of the "accounts of Divine occurrences" written by his wife Ann. Topics include her first religious awakenings, temptations, and conversion; experiences of the Spirit at Quaker meetings; her struggles with the proper division between love of God and love of family and friends; and her occasional fondness for "fine dress." This is followed by a copy of a 1789 letter to a young man containing moral and business advice. Abbott concludes this section of the notebook with a description of the final illness and death, in 1791, of this "affectionate wife [and] tender mother."
The notebook concludes with "A Memorable Instance of Divine Guidance," which tells the story of "James Dickensen and Jane Fearn," who fled a house in fear of being murdered and eaten, only to discover "some years later" that their hosts were indeed murderers.
1 v. (62 p.) ; 22 x 17 cm.
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