Dunster, Henry, 1609-1659? Papers of Henry Dunster and the Dunster and Glover families. Letter from Edward Roberts to Henry Dunster, 1655. UAI 15.850 Box 1, Folder 26, Harvard University Archives.

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Honored Friend

I am wholy a Stranger to you further than as to Report which hath spread it selfe to the rejoicing of many y[that] foand the Lord, and hearing that your porcon [portion] hath been to suffer in some measure for the crosse of Christ, my selfe and some other that truly loves you on the ground aforesaid made it our request to the truly vertuous Lord Deputy to provide for you in this Land who readily embraced the same and ordered fifty pound for the bringing over your selfe and family as you may see by a copy of his [L?] and councells inclosed, with direceons for mee to send to you, which moneys I have sent by Mr John Wilson of Waterford ones an inhabitant of New England who is bound with a shipp to some parts of New England, and who will send to you and contrive your passage and advise you as to the state of this country and the Christians amongst us. You need not feare accomodacons here, though I hope that will not be your cheife motive but rather honoing of the Lord and his great name you may through mercy have free liberty of your conscience; and opportunity of assotiating with saints and free publishing the Ghospel of truth which greatly wanted amongst us there being but few able and painefull men who make the service of God there worke. I pray be not discouraged att any thing you have heard or shall heare of this place but consider the providence of God who so unexpectedly as to you calls for your remoue. Paul did not in the like case confer with flesh and blood (happily you may have lesse reason in some respect soe to doe). I desire you to have a care knowing that there is a crafty one that lyes in wait for to decr[ ? ]. I shall add noe more but desire you to consider that it is the duty of a Christian to be guided by the call of God, and to be and doe what ever he shall require from you by which rule I desire you to walk, and the God of mercy be your councellor herein and guide you on the way he would have you to walk and

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and that his presence may attend you to the perfecting your Daes with Joy, and witnessing a good Confession before men, that soe myd and you may be perfected in the Joy and Glory of the Lord att his appearances, In whom I trust to be found

Yours and all saints sincere freind & Servt,

Edw. Roberts

Dublin 3d. 1655

Received 10th of July 1656. from the hand of goodwife Price the order of the counsel inclosed.

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For his truely esteemed friend Mr. Dunsttons Satd. Provost of the College at Cambridge

New England

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