Scope and Content

From [Cornelius] Bastable in Bristol, to his dear [female] friends. His poor health has prevented him from writing sooner. He is no better but would like to inform them that Jesus is still his friend and he is not forsaken for one moment. Since he parted from his friends his temptations have been many for Satan has been allowed to 'sifte me as wheat…but I have overcom by the blood of the lamb and by the word of my testamoney…'