My parents being wholly ignorant of the knowledge of God, had not therefore instructed me in any degree in this great matter. Not long after the commencement of my attendance on this lady, she had bid me do something respecting my work, which in a little while after she asked me if I had done, when I replied, Yes — but this was not true. At this awful point, in my early history, the Spirit of God moved in power through my Conscience, and told me I was a wretched sin ner. On this account so great was the impression, and so strong were the feelings of guilt, that I promised in my heart that I would not tell another lie. But notwithstanding this promise my heart grew harder, after a while, yet the Spirit of the Lord never entirely forsook me, but con tinned mercifully striving with me, until his gracious power converted my soul'.