Anne Hutton



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Fragment of a letter in which Hutton discusses her family members' well-being.




Fanny Hutton, G.W. Marriott, Tom Hutton, Harrow, Mr. Cunningham, Clapham



doing great things for her soul; by sanctifying daily trials, thus wearing her from Earth, drawing her to himself, emptying of self-embittering Sin, & [endearing] Jesus the Sin Bearer. I have but one Sister at home, & with her you are not personally acquainted, for I think Fanny was absent when you paid us a visit. I hope she is [?], but at present I can say but little. Harriet is married, her Husband is just entering the Church, I believe with an earnest desire of [preserving] Christ only & [?] to Him. He is to labour in Bristol. He is a Brother of my dear Brother Tom’s wife. Louisa is now in the West Indies with her Husband & children. Mr Vany being still the Archdeacon, & a great blessing to the Country. I fear their health will not allow them to remain much longer – they have been once to England to recruit. My Brother William is at the present moment at home, he is studying at Dublin, & intends going into the Church. He has a true Missionary Spirit, & Mr Marriott would like much he should come out to you; he has no prospect of getting on here – the Church is so overstocked, but he has more than a year before he can be ordained. May the Lord direct his steps, & appoint his lot for him. My good & excellent Brother Tom I think you know by name, I wish you were personally acquainted with. He is a chosen [?] – such a one I seldom meet with – so holy, so humble – so heavenly minded – & one who does indeed “live & walk by faith. One so fit for Heaven, & with such a weakly body that I think he will soon be there. Oh it would cost me much to part with him, but I would beg to say Father thy will be done.” I trust however for the sake of his wife & children, & for the sake of Christ’s Church to whom he has been wonderfully blessed he will be graciously spared. He is only an instrument in Christ’s hands, & when one is removed, another is given. If he is unmoved, to him Death must be Life Eternal, his gain & one dear Church would not be permitted to suffer. Weep I should indeed, & week I may for Jesus Wept – but I hope I should be resigned, & be enabled to say, Blessed be the name of the Lord. He has been Ordained nearly three years, for two years he laboured at Harrow, & was Mr. Cunningham’s [?] – the work way too much for him, & nearly cost him his life – he was blessed to numbers – but he could not remain – he was laid by for six months – he prayed to the Lord to direct his future steps – & he was led by kind friends to Clapham, & offered Pupils till he was able to preach again. I have spent four months this summer with him – he has been quite [end of fragment]

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