From a letter by Rev. Henry Venn, to Mrs. Medhurst, informing her of his wife’s death, written on September 11, 1767:
Plead for me with our God and Saviour! He has made me very desolate; this day I am become a widower, and have lost as much as could be lost in the name of wife and mother. She testified how true the Lord, her strength, was; and spoke good of His name; and of her readiness and willingness to depart, having seen His great salvation… Jesus, hold me by thy right hand, till I reach the same blessed haven!
Letters of Henry Venn, by John Venn, first published in 1835, republished by the Banner of Truth, 1993, p. 137.