I am sustained by the tranquility of an upright and loyal heart.
Nothing is of greater importance than the right early instruction of youth.
I value the blood of one Christian more than that of a hundred Indians.
We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg.
Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
It is not the least anxiety that we have so little powder and lead on hand.
The people are grown very wild and loose in their morals.
Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
Our little force will march on tomorrow or the day after.
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