Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 MAM/FL/5/9/12
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 MAM/FL/5/9/12
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Feb [c.1799 - dated by reference to the death of Elizabeth Johnson, which took place in 1798]

Scope and Content

From Mary Norman in [Bristol] to [Mary] Fletcher. Fletcher’s kind letter revived her heart after so many years silence. Norman has often thought of their previous correspondence and was much obliged for the gift.

What has Jesus been doing for them in the twenty years since they last saw one another? ‘Glory, glory, glory be unto our dear heavenly father. He is dayly fulfilling his promises and not one will fail…’ Spiritual matters are further discussed.

God keeps Norman ‘in a rich stat of poverty and dayly feeds me with that bread that endureth into eternall life and often causes me to rejoice…’

The Lord has indeed made their dear sister [Jane] March into a ‘nursing mother to me. She is very attentive to my wants and weakness…’ Spiritual matters are further discussed in detail.

Since the Lord took their dear sister [Elizabeth] Johnson, Norman has had a clearer view of heaven and a closer communion with the Father.