Margaret Lucas (1701-1769) was the youngest of fourteen children, and upon the death of her parents, was taken in and raised by her aunt and uncle. When about sixteen years of age, “upon a strict review” of herself, she concluded that she had “no evidence of the hope of eternal life abiding in her,” and so began to turn her mind to a more serious consideration of eternal things. Not finding peace or satisfaction in the ceremonies and opinions of the national church, she yearned for a true, inward acquaintance with the Spirit of God, and in time began to attend some meetings of the Society of Friends. But it soon became distressingly evident that following the voice of the Good Shepherd would cause her to be ridiculed by the world, and rejected and abused by her own family.
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An account of the life of Margaret Lucas, relating her convincement of the truth when young, the difficulties and painful trials she endured because of her faithfulness to Christ, and the great struggle she later met with for resisting the Lord’s call to be a minister in the Society of Friends.