Larkin A. Womack
Jan. 27, 1822 - 1886
The following letter was
written by Larkin, to his older
brother William in Illinois.
Lynchburgh, Virginia February 28, 1843
I take this opportunity to
inform you that we are in common health at present,
what few thare is of us togather.
And I hope these few lines may finde you all injoying good health.
we received your letter directed to Leroy sometime since and I was very
glad to heare from you and to find that you were on this side of eternity for I
had not heard from you for so long. I
did not know whither you were dead or alive.
But it would have comforted me mutch more if I could have heard that you
were on your way to heaven, as I
know not whither we shall ever meet again in this world,
but I hope that we shall in a betterone.
And now I wish you to make a start for heaven and try to meeta brother
who loves your soul.
I feel it my duty to warn
you of your doom for without holyness noman can see the face of God in peace.
My friend, do you know whare youare going?
Have you reflected what you are engaged in? Is it an object you will be able to think upon tomorrow
with pleasure? Wold you
pursue it if you were sure you would die tonight?
Have you asked God, or
can you ask God to bless it? If
you have not done this, if you
cannot do this, then reflect. For all these things God will bring you into
judgement. Ecclesiastes 11:9.
Stop and consider before it
is too late. Thare is
yet time but you know not how short it may bee.
O flee to the Savior for the pardon of your sins - pray that devine grace
may be given you. Entreat
the Holy Spirit to convince you of the evil of sin and its dredful consequences
and to influence your heart and mind to those things which alone can bring you
peace at the last. Read
the Bible. All these
things are taught therein.
Resides, the heavenly world
with all its glory and felicity would be a place of torment to an unholy mind.
Shold the sinner with his unholy heart and character be admited into the
regions of the blessed what would he find suited to his desires and reigning
temper of heart? He would
find the character of everything totally opposed to his own.
He would find himself perfectly alone - no one to associate
with him among all the millions of heavenly host.
As I expect ere long to be
standing on the walls of Zion to proclame the glad tidings of Christ to a lost
and ruined world and now I proclame to you and beseack you by heaven to repent
and believe the gospel before it shall be everlastingly too late.
I know not that I shall ever see you again in this world,
but I hope ere long we shall shack hands on the banks of eternal
deliverence....whatever you find amiss forgive.
Nothing more at present,
but I remain your brother untill death
Larkin A. Womack
Mr. William Womack
Jo Davis County
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