An Affectionate Address To the Rev. Mr. Peckwell. "My dear friend in Christ, the providences of the Lord extends itself to every thing, but there is a special providence over the children of God; the providences of God, to the Children of God, arepurchased providences, santicified providences, soul providences;...but who can tell but by this affliction he is fitting you for future service: be ye faithful for I am faithful, faith the Lord. Beloved I have reprinted the following beautiful lines by the desire of many." To shew the matchless worth of truth divine, Grace, love and reason all in one combine...For thee, for you, for all the happy race, Who live the subjects of redeeming grace. Philemon.
Letterpress, rare. Signed to Mr. Peckwell [in ink on verso.] 190 x 165mm. 7½ x 6½". Creasing, spotting and time staining.
Reverend Henry Peckwell (1747-1787) was a divine who matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1770. He was of a Methodist learning and studied medicine in order to help the poor who came within his foundation The Sick Man's Friend. This is a letter from those he helped pray for his recovery from his own illness.
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