• Call Number: COTSEN1_c81
    Container: Box 1, Folder 12

Note by Frances Chrystie on a prayer by Mary Chrystie

4.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: Undated.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 12

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 18.5 x 22.6 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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No date, but after Mary Chrystie's death in 1842. A note written by Mary's mother, Frances Chrystie, explaining how she found the above described prayer ("Prayer of Dedication") written by Mary; Frances Chrystie found the prayer in 1836 but did not tell Mary that she had discovered it until "a few days before she left us." Mrs. Chrystie goes on to relate how she told Mary it was apparent that she had dedicated herself to God at a very young age. She then explains that Mary responded by saying "I was very wicked." Mrs. Chrystie recalls that at the time the prayer was written Mary was constantly questioning how her mother knew whether everything the Bible said was true. Mrs. Chrystie concludes: "I think when I mentioned the enclosed paper it awakened regret at her sceptical feelings that winter and the way in which she often expressed them to me."

Preferred Citation

Note by Frances Chrystie on a prayer by Mary Chrystie; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 12; , Princeton University Library.

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