Must you appear before the magistrate, court or judge, then take this letter with you, and whatever you may ask of the officer it will not be denied you; or have you an enemy who designs to quarrel with you, take this letter with you and keep it on the right side of your body, and he will not be able to overcome you. During the pains of child birth and if it cannot be born, hang the letter around the neck of the woman and the child will be born with but little difficulty. For bleeding of the nose, give the letter into the right hand of the person bleeding, and it will help immediately. Read or say: Lord Jesus Christ, thou who art the true man and son of God, protect thou me from the assaults of all kinds of weapons, spear, sword, sabre, cutlass, knife, tomahawk, rapier, helmet, burdon or any other weapon that pierces or cuts the skin, or from any and everything prohibited by holy writ, that is from all kinds of weapons, artillery, cannon, musket, rifle, gun or pistol. Lead keep thy rights and prove thyself, as did Mary in her virginity before and after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and his holy raisen-colored blood which he spilt on the holy cross. Lord Jesus Christ, protect thou me.
Against whoredom and breaking in, against murder and
manslaughter, against burning and any calamity by fire, against thieves,
against ropes, fetters and chains to bind, Lord Jesus Christ protect thou
me and desert me not, and do not thou permit me to be damned, but be thou
with me to the end and permit me not to die without receiving thy holy sacraments
-- to this help thou me God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Trinity be with me, on the land and on the water, in the wood, in
fields, towns, cities, villages, groves and thickets. Lord Jesus Christ protect
thou me against all enemies, seen and unseen, secret or open; keep me safe
from all harm through the bitter sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and his holy raisin- colored blood, which he shed at the foot of the cross.
Jesus Christ was conceived at Nazareth, born at Bethlehem, and crucified,
murdered and died at Jerusalem. These are words of truth written in this
letter, that I may not be caught and bound by men or murderers. They must
flee from me all arms and guns, and not take hold on me and loose all their
power over me. Rifle hold thy load. The cross of Christ and his holy five
wounds not bound with power must conquer all arms, like as the man who laid
his hands on the Lord Jesus Christ to bind him, even so hold they charge,
like as the Son was obedient in the Father till death. Rifle or deadly weapon
hold thy charge by and through the almighty hand, and so must all deadly
weapons be brought too nought, in the name of God the Father, God the Son
and God the Holy Ghost. Jesus crossed the red sea, he went into the holy
land, thus must be broken all ropes and bands. Band break all power of canes
and reeds, arms and weapons must cease their dazzling. Lord Jesus Christ
protect thou me, that no rope may cause me to fall, no bow or gun may cause
its fire to be cast at me, that no weapon may pierce or cut, be it of iron
or steel, be it of metal or lead, that I may be blessed so much like as the
cup and the wine, and the true bread of heaven which was given by the Lord
Jesus Christ to his twelve disciples, in the name of God the Father, God
the Son and God the Holy Ghost; the blessing which God gave the first man
he created, come and overshadow me. The blessing that God gave to Noah overshadow
and protect me. The blessing that God gave to Mary and Joseph as they removed
from their own country, go with and overshadow and protect me. The reed
first in my right hand go through the enemy's land and hand, that no tree
may fall upon me, that no water may deluge me, that no snake, adder or poisonous
creature may bite, nor that the wolf may be able to tear me, protect thou
me. My blood may if flow forever, Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. Amen.
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