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Letter from John C. Bennett, 15 August 1840

community now in this place informs me that they are one and the same. I have received no reply to my letters and attribute the delay to a press of business or professional absence. I have come to the conclusion to join your people immediately and take up my abode with you.
Let us adopt as our motto— Sicut partribus sit Deus nobis— (as God was with our fathers, so may he be with us)— and adopt the means to the end and the victory is ours— The winged warrior of the air will not cease to be our proud emblem of liberty, and the dogs of war will be forever chained. I shall be with you in about two weeks and shall devote my time and energies to the advancement of the cause of truth and virtue and the advocacy of the Holy religion which you have so nobly defended, & so honorably sustained. My love to all the brethren. With sentiments of paternal regard
Yours, Respectfully
John C. Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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community now in this place informs me that they are  one and the same. I have received no reply to my letters  and attribute the delay to a press of business or professional  absence. I have come to the conclusion to join your  people immediately and take up my abode with you.
Let us adopt as our motto— Sicut partribus sit Deus  nobis— (as God was with our fathers, so may he be with  us)— and adopt the means to the end and the victory  is ours— The winged warrior of the air will not cease to be  our proud emblem of liberty, and the dogs of war will  be forever chained. I shall be with you in about two  weeks and shall devote my time and energies to the  advancement of the cause of truth and virtue and  the advocacy of the Holy religion which you have  so nobly defended, & so honorably sustained. My love  to all the brethren. With sentiments of paternal regard
Yours, Respectfully
J[ohn] C. Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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John C. Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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