having the approval of Heaven, I would say, go on dear Bretheren in the name of the Lord, and while you are pleading the cause of the Widdow and the Fatherless, may He who has promised to be a Father to the Fatherless and a husband to the Widdow bless you in your undertaking and arm you with sufficient strengh for the herculean task in which you are engaged: Your exertions will be seconded by the Bretheren in this region, who are desposed to do all they possibly can.
I had just got ready to start for when I received your letter, I no sooner read it than I abandoned the idea of going there. I then made exertions to obtain funds for you in this place; but not being able to get any, and hearing there were breth eren in lately from ; I started off the following day and succeeded in obtaining from Bro. Hewingshaw three hundred Dollars which I deposited with Messrs Holems & co Merchants in , subject to the order of Judge Young, the reason why I deposited it with them was in consequence of the Banks not doing any business and refusing to take deposits &c—
I hope that we shall be able to raise you some more soon: Bro has promised to let us have one hun dred Dollars as soon as he gets a remittance from the East, which he expects daily. We have not been able to get much on the City lots since you left, not more than enough to pay some wages for surveying and a few debts, Bro. returned the subscription paper a few days ago, stating that he had not collected any thing on the same since you left, In con sequence of my health which has been poor and the cold ness of the weather I have not been able to attend to it myself, I hardly think we shall be able to raise the one thousand dollars for Mr Wm. White by the time he will expect it. [Oliver] Granger is yet in , not being able to move in consequence of the low stages of water in the ohio river. I received a letter lately from , stating that he was in City of had published [p. 92]