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foolishly suppose that we have no characters or honour to lose as well as himself? I trust that we shall shew him that ours are as dear to us, as his own; and that we shall contend for them to the last moment of our existence. —He calls Joanna a deluded woman; and that she is deranged, or led by an evil spirit. If Mr. Pomeroy would only weigh the matter coolly and honestly, he might think, as so many persons of strong understanding and clear judgment do believe in the divine mission of Joanna Southcott, that he himself might be deluded, and not her; and if liewere to try the spirits by the scripture rule, he would have some solid reasons to believe that the spirit which guides him was an evil spirit, as truth, honour, 'iior honesty, guides his own pro-, ceeding; and.lie would see that the spirit wnich guides Joaunaj is full of truth, honour, and wisdom. Were, he to act in this fair way, therewould be no difficulty in drawing the right inference; and he wuuld he put in the right road to establish his own peace and happiness. ,.

Sere! shall also add a Part of a Letter from Mis* To&nleg to Mr. Sharp, containing some-Remarks-, of mine, and the Words of the Lord, respecting'{he Conduct of Air. .Pomeroy. \.

"Joanna says, that Mr. Pomeroy's conductljas. made her quite sick and bad, which has opened all her wounds afresh. His subtle arts, two years agone, appear more lively before her than ever; for she saith, he acted like a man that would dip a razor in oil to cut her throat; first to come with «icli subtle arts, pleading it would be his own destruction, if she would not sign, that he had


world, if the prophecies that thou didst put in his hands had not come true. Now when he published it was from the Devil, he ought to have acted with justice and honesty, to have brought forward the letters and proved his assertion. But if he could not prove it by the letters, how dare he affirm it, and burn the letters, that shewed the truth, from whence thy writings came? So let not Pomeroy say, he that actetli with arts and deceit is led by the Spirit of the Lord; and they who act with every upright dealing, in perfect obedience to their God, are led by the Devil! So by the different principles, let men judge of the Spirit. 1 am thy judge, and witness against him, that thou canst come forward with truth and with innocence; but he cannot; therefore he shall find he is deceived, and is deceiving, and the truth is not in him, ro say thy writings are from the Devil; for they are no more from the Devil, than thou hast printed lies against him, but hast put the truth in print, as I commanded thee: and I shall be a swift witness against him in his trial, that thy writings are from ME the LIVING GOD, and not from the Devil, as he said."

The following Letter is from the Rev. T.
to Mr- Pomeroy.

To the Rqv. Mr. Pomeroy, Bodmin,
Old Sninford, \Vorccsl

Hit. Sir,

I must confess I read a copy either to Mr. Bruce or to Mr. J:


keenest sorrow and indignation; I was grieved most bitterly, to see a clergyman of such respectable ability and general character as yourself, so far lost to every honourable and religious feeling as to declare positively, with a view to impose upon and deceive the friends of Joanna, that you have no letters, or writings whatever, belonging to Mrs. Southcott, whom you are pleased to term "a deluded and ungrateful woman, and that she herself knew you had no letters or writings of hers near two years since, so that to charge you with having any of her papers now was to deceive the public, and wantonly to traduce your character.'" But will you permit me, Sir, to ask you, what is become of those letters, which she sent you, from 1796 to 1801, and those writings of "three sheets of paper," that were put in your .hands in 1797, upon your promising, faithfully and honourably, to bring them forward, either for or against her, when they should be demanded? Can you, with a safe conscience, lay your hand upon your heart and say this is an untruth? I do not believe you dare do it: for I can assure you, we have full and decided proof to the truth of this statement. And we shall be happy to meet you, in the face of an assembled world, and will try the cause with you, whether we are supporting Lies and an Impostor; or, whether your accusations can be established. Allow me to tell you, that our honour and characters are as dear to us, as yours can possibly be to you; and we will contend for them (the Lord giving us strength) to the last moment of our existence; nor are we afraid to meet yourself and any twenty-three men in this kingdom (except those who have received letters from Miss TbWnley, and have returned them back, or destroyed them; for with such, we have sworn

unto the Lord that we will not meet) to decide this serious and most momentous cause; for it is either the cause of the Most High God; or, it it the cause of error or delusion —and therefore it is high time to be decided Which. For if it should prove to be a delusion, thousands and tens of thousands will be ruined — and how can the bishops and clergy, who have been appealed to, answer for themselves to the Supreme Ruler of tl>e Universe, for not having diligently searched into the cause, which / know to be one of' the jirst importance that ever came before mankind, and second only to that of our blessed Lord, wheu He was tried at Pilate's bar. What will be the astonishment and confusion of the Shepherds of Christ's Flock, when they have demonstrative proofs, that This Is His blessed and glorions Work? Will they not, think you, be almost rcadif to call upon the mountains and the rocks, to fall on them, and to hide them from the face of Him that sitteth upon the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb r For they will find the day of His Whath is come: and who will be able to stand? I tremble for their situation, as well as \Tour own; and I do most faithfully believe, that without a hasty and hearty repentance, that many will ere long be swept away, by the j«st judgments of the Lord. I sincerely hope, and pray, that your eyes may be opened, before it is too late, that you may be sensible of the eril one, who has deceived you, and not Joanna; and that you may turn unto the Lord with di contrition, and be forgiven — and come boldly in this glorious and divine work Lord; and I shall hail you with much joy, as brother snatched from the burning. — The proposal that is now made to you, is so fair and just, that you cannot possibly shun accepting it^ with

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