Having been informed by Yardley that thou queried with him after meeting this morning, if he knew what was the cause of the uneasiness expressed in our Select Meetings, I have felt that it might be right for me to communicate with thee a little in this way. Now, as to the cause, it seems to me, it is the duty of each one of us, who are ministers, to examine ourselves and see in what way, or in what manner, we may have caused this uneasiness. If our elders have been faithful to us, and have, in any way seen it needful to administer caution or reproof, then we can but know, what it is that has given uneasiness, and it behoves us to give close heed to their counsels, and endeavor by increasing watchfulness, to remove the cause of this uneasiness. Now, I am free to say to thee, that since I have been a member here, I received a communication from one of our elders, giving me some needed cautions, and that the receipt of this, so far from discouraging me, was to me cause of thankfulness, as it convinced me, that we had for elders, those who were concerned to watch over us for good, and I could but receive it in that love, which I believe dictated it, and try to profit by it. Ah! My dear friend, I do consider it a great
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