pleasure, and pain, and altho Our Dear Lord has for wise purposes permited you to arraign His being, and Sovereignty at your [indecipherable] yet how shall I answer at His Bar for all my Sins - whilst I am writing my Vile In gratitude stares me in the face. O the sins of Omission and Commission, in thought, in word, and deed that I have been fully of - and altho I confess my sins and condemn myself for my sins yet I find myself to be a great sinner Still, and if it was not for the great Redeemers Own most precious blood my smallest sin would sink me into the deepest hole, therefore I can heartily joine you / O that our Hand was in each other/ in ascribing all praise, to rich, free Sovereign grace, & blood devine I hope my Dear Bro we shall still be enabled to come with all our pollutions [?] to the Founting opened for sin and unclainness [uncleaness] and also to Jesus for holiness love and strength to go forward in his hevenly [heavenly] ways and of usefullness and Grace.
for Mr Berg [?} Broomhall x
Parramatta 20th May 1811
Very dear Brother
Yours dated Calcutta July 27th came safe to hand and as an opertunity [opportunity] offers per Lieutn Lord who is returning to England I very happily embrace it - not only to acknowledge yours but to express my thankfulness to God for his superabounding mercy to one of my dearest friends. I feel very much intrested [interested] in your happy Restoration to the injoyment [enjoyment] of the Grace of God which passes knowledge. May Our dear Saviour keep you [through the rugged paths of time] [inserted] by his own strength too everlasting salvation.
To His Excellency
Morea June 15th 1811
The Trial is just come to an anchor here and is about to sail very soon perhaps tomorrow for the Colony. I have been much disapointed in not hearing from you by any of the Vessels that have arrived here from Port- jackson being anctious [anxious] to know how you have ordered matters for me respecting what I wrote you about by the Northumberland. I have heard from Brother Henry that you have purchased a Mare for me which I am very glad of, and 'tis the least I can do, and all that I can do at present to acknowledge myself much obliged to you for your trouble and kind attention. But Brother Henry expecting that you had