John Woolman quote

"After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me."

John Woolman

Born: October 19, 1720

Die: October 7, 1772

Occupation: Merchant

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