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high, to convey the infant or the aged to the shades of corruption. Though hitherto you may have been too thoughtless, you have now a powerful admonition, as from the ashes of those orphans, to remember your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. It is not my province to draw the character of any of those poor children that were wrapped in flames; but certainly, it should be a most solemn warning to any


who may indulge yourselves in sinful practices, or in the least impropriety of conduct which exposes you to the displeasure of the Almighty. From the comforts which

you enjoy, and the instruction which you constantly receive from the Holy Scriptures, we wish that such good effects may be produced, be produced, as shall make

you wise unto salvation; form your characters in the virtuous mould of the gospel; and thus make lives useful and honorable to society. It is my

sincere desire, that the compassionate Saviour, who took little children in his arms' and blessed them, may grant you also his richest smiles. And upon this Asylum, may his benediction be so abundantly granted, that it may continue a monument of his mercy and care, to the latest posterity !-AMEN.

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