Rangoon, June 1st. 1821
My dear little Elsina,
You have not forgot Uncle Judson,
have you! I have not forgot you, little Elsina. I
remember you & write you this letter. Your Mamma
will read to you. I think you will understand it.
I suppose you are rather bigger now, than
when I was at Maulmain; but I should know you again. I am
glad to hear that you behave better at family worship,
& don't run about & make so much noise as you used to do.
I hope you will be a good girl & always mind what your
Mamma and Papa say. And when your Mamma prays with you
alone you must listen and pray with your little mouth &
heart too. For the Lord Jesus Christ loves to see little
children pray; & he will love you & give you a new heart,
if you ask him for it. But if you do not pray & love
the Lord Jesus, you must go to hell when you die, &
burn in hell-fire; & we shall never see Elsina any more.
We shall look around in heaven for her; but she will not
be there. I will write a few lines for you to learn
& say in prayer:-
Dear Jesus, hear me when I pray.
And take this naughty heart away;
My sins forgive, &
A lovely child by loving thee.
I suppose that little Sister Mary can ao alone
this time. You love her, don't you? Well, _
another verse for you to say sometimes beside her bed,
when she goes to sleep. Put your little hands together
and say thus:
Look down on Sister Mary dear,
Sweet may she sleep, while thou art near;
Preserve her life to know thy love,
And dwell at last in heaven above.
If you want to say any thing to Uncle Judson, your
Mamma will write down a few short words, just as you speak
them; & you can take the pen & make a mark at the bottom;
& I shall know it is a letter from Elsina
Your affectionate uncle
Miss Elsina Stella Bennett