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may be sensible of the evil one, who has deceived you, and not Joanna; and that you may turn unto the Lord with deep contrition, and be forgivenand come forth boldly in this glorious and divine work of the Lord; and I shall hail you with much joy, as a 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, without you will sit down with all possible infamy upon your own head. We shall then take it for granted, as you yourself have declared, that you will be ready at all times, and in all places, to bear testimony to what appears to you to be truth, and to vindicate your aspersed and injured character:" that you will come forth NEXT MONTH, with twenty-three proper persons to meet the twenty-four that we believe to be chosen by the Lord; and then, after seven days, Trial, it will be proved to the world, whether you have acted with truth, honour, and justice; or, whether we (the friends of Mrs. Southcott) have acted with truth, honour, and justice, to the world, for the glory of God, and the good of mankind-and let the final result stamp our character, either with infamy, or crown us with the palms of victory.-1 cannot pass over the following charge without a few words you say Mrs. Southcott is a deluded and an ungrateful woman."-I have had the happiness of knowing her for near three years, and I have lived great part of that time in the same house with her and I do declare, that I never met with any persor in my life of a clearer and more sound understand ing, than what she possesses. And as to her ingrati tude, I do not think there is that being now in ex istence, who deserves less the accusation than sh does; for in all her transactions, which I have wit nessed, piety, charity, honesty, and the strictes honour, have ever borne the supreme and only say



and therefore, you must allow me to believe, that you are deceived in your accusations; and so I am persuaded you will find it, when all matters come to be fairly and honestly investigated.-I shall conclude with heartily wishing you may weigh every thing with candid and impartial justice; and that honour and truth may hereafter guide you for we know, "The Lip of Truth shall be established for

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Your sincere and faithful Brother
in the Lord's vineyard,


Monday Evening, Oct. 15, 1804.

The following is an answer to a person who has been reading Joanna's Books, and who having come to the part where Joanna is mentioned as the Bride in the Revelations, was afraid to read any further, Joanna sent her a letter to explain this, so as to remove her fears. In that letter arguments were brought forth to shew, that it was not more wonderful for the Lord to visit the Virgin Mary to bear a Sn, than to visit a Woman by HIS SPIRIT to claim the PROMISE made in the Fall to bruise the Serpent's head.

Now, Joanna, I shall answer thee.

Thy letter here let men see clear,

What arguments thou 'st us'd;

But I do tell thee I was here--
And perfect like the Jews

Do men begin in every thing,
For all they judge too high;
And so MY MOTHER they condemn'd,
And judg'd that she did lie;

And ME the same they did condemn,
That I too highly spoke.

Now this hath been the way of men-
But can the Gentiles mock

My SPIRIT strong to thee it's come,
If I did come before?

The wondrous manner that is nam'd,
The Holy Ghost appear,

To her did come, it must be known,
Let men judge as they will;

Though from that TRUTH are many gonè→

The ARIANS' hearts I'll chill,
Who this deny; then I must lie,
And like mankind appear;
But if they say I came that way,

The Holy Ghost was there;

Then can men blame, or will they shame,

If at first I stoop'd so low,
Of the mean Virgin to be born,
And strongly visit so?

My MOTHER here for to appear
Should I call her at first,
Though surely I her MAKER were

When the CREATION burst?
In UNITY, all flesh must see.

The FATHER and the SON, That so in Heaven they do agree

In heart and mind as ONE.

The mystery there no man can clear,
The Unity in Heaven-


And when the Holy Ghost appear'd
It in ONE MIND was given.

So I was born, it must be known,
From her I did appear;

And though the MAKER of you all,
I call'd her MOTHER there.
Then Mother see if, she must be,
The Mother plac'd by HEAVEN,
If you weigh deep the TRINITY,
The Woman must be given;

To free you all from ADAM'S FALL,
Her PROMISE she must claim.

I made a MOTHER for you all,
And called so to Man;

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Then know, the BRIDE must be applied,
That I have known so here,

To claim the PROMISE as I've said,

And then the PERFECT HEIR
She makes of ME, all flesh shall see,

A MOTHER then for ALL!

So I'll appear the SON and HEIR,
And now my Brethren call

For to go on as I began,

The WOMAN'S TRUTH Support, And say our MOTHER now is come;

For who her call can hurt?

When Christ before did so appear,

She's HONOUR'D by the SON;
Then sure the BRIDE can't be denied

To be receiv'd by Man.

So now see plain, ye sons of men,

The Wisdom in the Fall.

You know when I did here come down
I did her MOTHER call;



But how could she a Mother be,

If every thing stop there?
To bring such fatal grief on ME,'
My Mother none could clear,
To say that I who dwell on high
Should call a WOMAN SO,
Who first did cause MY agonies,
And then no further go,
Without a BRIDE to be applied,
For to avenge the whole

On Satan's head, as I have said......
My Tyrant so must fall.

So BRETHREN here you must appear,
And your own MOTHER See.
If I do make you Sons and Heirs,

And so JOINT HEIRS with MĖ,
Then she must come your MOTHER strong,
That I have nam'd the BRIDE;
Because by Heaven it first was done

Now can she be denied?

Her PROMISE clain, I tell you MEN,
It is to free you all ;

So now grow wise, I'll not disguise,
But tell you from the Fall,

If I at first the WOMAN plac'd;

A HELPMATE then for MAN; Though she by Satan's arts was cast, I did your HELPMATE COME, From Her at first, and now at last Your HELPMATE I will be,

If you go on as she 'th begun,

The PROMISE claim of ME;
Then sure the BRIDE must be applied
The MOTHER of you all.

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