Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 54, To Master John Christian

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LETTER LIV.[1]

 

TO MASTER JOHN CHRISTIAN.

 

[Exhortation.]

 

Christian, my master and benefactor, keep steadfast in the truth of Christ and in the love of his disciples. Fear not; for the Lord will shortly afford us his protection, and augment the number of his faithful believers. Be always kind to the poor, as thou wert wont; guard thy chastity; flee avarice; hold not several livings, but keep thy church, that the faithful may find refuge in thee, as in the bosom of a father. O thou, whom I love, salute for me Jacobel, and all the friends of the truth.

Written in irons, and expecting to suffer death.

 
  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss, Epist. xvii.