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Of the disorders she did cure:
But now I tell them to take cart,
Or in the mud pit they will fall,
That now are cur'd by arts from hell.
Their conscience he doth cure the same.
They may not hear their Saviour's name.
And so this mockery all do come,
For Satan's cures to mc are known,
The way that he their wounds doth heal,
That they another day will feel,
More fatal than k was before.—
And let thy shoulder to appear,
How quickly Brown dry'd up the first.
And after that thy pain did burst
In agonies, thou could'st not bear,
Until that Deem to thee appeai'd,
And then thou told'st her of thy pain,
And fear'd thy shoulder was rotting then,
And that thy arm thou would'st have lost.
For where's the salve that Brown did boast,
That she did heal tby wound so soon?
Unto the nation this must come,
Then in their blood they are healing all,
The Woman's Wonders now do fall,
I tell you plain, throughout your land,
They're healing by an artful hand;
\ To heal their consciences all the same,

But some like thee they'll find the flame.
So let the Parable appear,
And then again I'll answer here.

The Parable was many years ago. I had something gathering in my shoulder, and I could not bear my stays to rub against it. Mrs. Brown said she had an excellent healing salve that I should put to it and it would cure me, which she put for me, and soon healed up the wound; but soon after I was in such pain in my shoulder, that I thought my arm was rotting off. I told it to Mrs. Deem, and also, how my shoulder was at first, what salve I had put of Mrs. Brown's, that was such beautiful healing salve. Mrs. Deem cried, yes; but it was not fit for your shoulder, for you have a gathering within, and that corruption must be drawn out, and the wound opened afresh before your shoulder can be healed, or else you would lose your arm as you said. Now if you will put the salve that I will give you, to gather the wound' and draw out the corruption,

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then Mrs. Brown's healing salye may be of use to heal it; but your wound must be opened afresh, if you will keep your arm or perhaps your life. I took Mrs. Deem's advice, and confess the salve she gava racked me with pain before the place was gathered and broke; but I knew I must suffer that or suffer my arm to be cut off, and shoulder too; but after the wound broke, it was astonishing to see the corruption that was there, which was first drawn out by Mrs. Deem's salve, and then Mrs. Brown's healing salve was of use, as Mrs. Deem had told me.—


"And now, Joanna, I'll bring the Parable to the whole nation, to the Jezerjel, toher lovers, and to thee. The Jezebel is the woman that is now healing the wounds of mankind by the arts of the Devil,under a profession of religion in My Name. Her Lovers and her Adulterers aretheClergy throughout theland.who love to heal the nation in their sins and their blood, without searching their wounds to the bottom ; they adulterate my Bible as an adulterous man would commit fornication with an adulterous woman; and they heal the wound that is in man, without drawing out the corruption that is from the Devil: buf I tell thee, his corruption must be first drawn off, and his stinking wound must be first destroyed ; then the Jezebel's words may be right to tell them to go home and repent of their sins; for if Satan comes in arts to appear like me, he cometli to use some of my words and ways. And now I shall come to her Adulterers and they that commit fornication with her: it is the Clergy; for they are healing the nation as the woman is healing the sick, binding them up, as Brown would thy wound, which had the)- power to accomplish through the land, they would soon find the nation in a much worse situation than thy arm was by Brown's healing salve; for perfect so they are trying now to heal the nation to their utter ruin and destruction; and if 4hey do not repent of their fornications, I shall destroy them all; for they are healing the souls of men by their lying wonders, to say the root of evil must never be drawn out and destroyed, but—

Held up as it has always been,
But now's tlie time I say with Deem:
Their Healing I'laister will not do,
Though that's the way they write to you,
To heal your every wound the same,
And foon your hearts they'll set on flame.
Worse than thy vhoulder did appear-
So of their Healing Salve take care;
But sav the evil out you'll draw;
The root of evil you do know
h gathering fast, and it must break—
The root of evil now 1 speak
Causes all the rottenness within;
And now like Brown you do he»in
To heal him up like George's Chair *,
That he may set and rankle there.
And as the Shepherds now are come.
To bring the Healing Salve to man;
The Coiner Chair from them to move.
The arts of Satan they do love;
To let them set within their breasts,
Then soon they'll find his sting to burst.
And his adultery to appear,
That with the Dream I'll now compare;
For like that woman is your land,
They are all defil'd as now they stand;
Just like that woman then with child,

Bv Satan's aits mankind is foil'd;

For he has got them in a snare
To adulterate my Bible here;

That he may dig the pit for all,

And so the nation he'd make fall,

If I'd not wam'd thee by the Dream,

When in the bed thou see'st Me plain.

To say the evil fruit must fall,

And therefore now I tell you all,

The evil fruit I'll take away,

And shew the grave where it doth lay,

That Satan's digging now for man,

Because at first he laid his plan,

• George's Cliair is a man at Leeds, who said he would £">f '** Devil a corner chair in his heart to keep him at his ca^e.

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A simple woman to defile,
And so that way she was with child.
That did a murderer then become,
Jle digg'd a grave then deep for man j
And now he's digging it again,
Thinking the woman shall be slain,
And all her offspring for to die—
Now my Express 1 bid it fly,
Because 'twas 1 that work'd in she, .

And so the same I work'd in thee;
For this Express must hasty go,
And mark what Foley he did do
When Carpenter was grievd the same,
That he set their hearts in flame,
With love and gratitude to turn,
And so the same their hearts shall burn,
In love and gratitude to Me
When my Express they all do see,
That I'm the Lord that wakes so soon,
To cast the Serpent in her room,
And now the Woman I will free,
Though she's in grief, bow'd down by Mk;
Because for man her heart does feel,
But know, that I am in her still;
Or else this love would not appear.
Their every sufferings for to share—
And now in ha«te this all must go,
For Townley's heart 1 work'd it so,
To have the letter go with speed,
I knew thy heart how it did bleed,
To think thy friends were compass'd round
With mysteries that could not be found,
By any wisdom was in them;
For now the crooked paths arc come,
That they themselves cannot make straight,
Before 1 bring the truth to light.'
So now the words I'll end them here,
Another day.I shall appear,
The every mystery to explain,
Why the Express must come to men.
That are the servants of the Lord,
Unhidden lies my written word,
"That thou another day shalt fuul,
How my Express comes to mankind,

So end the letter, send it hastily, they must not stop day nor night, till the letter comes to Foley's hand."

This Letter was sent off by express, between three and four o'clock, Saturday, June 23, 1804.


Saturday Afternoon, June 23d, 1S04.

This morning, when Joanna awoke, she asked Mrs. Underwood, if she heard any one call Tom? Underwood said no. Joanna said, it called aloud and waked her. She then told her dreams, which are in the other letter; she being told the night before, thai the Lord would clear up wondrous mysteries this day, and feeling no Power of the Spirit within her, she laid down faint and melancholy in her bed, and said she could not live •without the Spirit of the Lord was with her: and it did not seem to be strong upon her, only to tell her to w rite her dreams. When we had written them,we received a letter from the Rev. Mr. Foley, and I shall pen his words as they are in his letter. "Last Monday evening, about ei_>ht o'clock, we were most agreeably surprized with a from our dear friends, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Hirst, from Leeds; they had brought their daughter, from what* I had written to them, and from what they had heard, to take her to Mrs. Hughes's in Herefordshire *, in hopes she might be restored to perfect health, by the Divine Poiver given by the Lord to that favoured servant. They rested themselves one day here, and on Wednesday last, they set off for Kingsland, accompanied'by my wife.; and I do expect them home this day (Friday) and may., the Lord crown their faith and endeavours with full and perfect success, is my sincere and ardent wish. From what I can learn of this extraordinary woman, is, that her wonderful cures seem to be wrought according to the strength of faith in the persons who come to her: they that have great faith arc soon cured, and they

• A remarkable account of tins Woman, pretending to cure ilisttscs by a Divine rower, has appeared in the Newspaper*,

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