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