To The



Doctor Richard Hill,

LENGTHY FOOTNOTE (concluded...)

    "In the affluent station wherein Divine Providence had placed her, her benevolent disposition was conspicuous in administering to the necessities of the indigent, her charity not being limited to those of her own profession.  She was a true servant of the church; and, in the sense of the apostle's expression, one that washed the saints' feet,' receiving with joy into her house the ministers and messengers of the gospel, for whom her love was great.  The low, the poor, and the mean were objects of her peculiar care.
    "In her younger years she received a gift in the ministry, which she retained with faithfulness to the end; and though not large in her appearance, yet with great modesty and soundness of expression, 'her doctrine dropped as the dew, and distilled as the small rain;' and was, therefore, truly acceptable.  She travelled in the service of the gospel to New England, and divers other parts of this continent, and was also concerned for the good order and discipline of the church; having, for a number of years, served in the station of clerk of the women's monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings, wherein she gave satisfaction.
    "Although bodily weakness frequently attended her in the latter years of her life, it did not abate her love and zeal for the everlasting truth, which she experienced to be her support in every time of trial; and when her dissolution drew near, she made divers seasonable remarks and observations, also signified her acquiescence with the Divine will, in the dispensations of his providence towards her; at one time, particularly mentioning the expressions of the apostle, 'That no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.'  This was her happy experience; and, after a well-spent life, interspersed with a variety of exercising vicissitudes, she exchanged this state of existence (no doubt) for a blessed immortality in the regions of unmixed felicity, after about three weeks' illness, on the 25th of the twelfth month, 1726-7, in the sixty-first year of her age.  Her corpse was respectfully attended, by a large number of friends and others, to the High Street Meeting-House, in Philadelphia, where divers living testimonies were borne, after which it was interred in Friends' burial ground.
    "She was twenty-six years the wife of Richard Hill,* (footnote) {Uncle to Dr. Richard Hill, of Madeira.} who was a serviceable member both in church and state, and died in good esteem, the 4th of the seventh month, 1729."


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