with my present views and feelings than with any other. I hope that time will soon come when your people will become my people and your God my God. At the time of your peril and bitter persecution in you are aware I proffered you my utmost energies, and had not the conflict have terminated so speedily I should have been with you then. God be thanked for your rescue from the hands of a savage, but cowardly foe! I do not expect to resign my office of “Quarter Master General of the State of Illinois,” in the event of my removal to , unless you advise otherwise: I shall likewise exp ect to practice my profession; but at the same time your people shall have all the benefit of my speaking powers and my untiring energies in behalf of the good and holy faith. In necissariis unitas, in non necessariis libertas, in omnibus charitas, shall be my motto, with the suaviter in modo fortiter in re. Be so good as to inform me circumstantially of the population of & , the face of the country, climate, soil, health etc etc. How many of your people are concentrated there? Please to write me in full immediately. Louisville paper will accompany this— please inquire for this it.
With sentiments of profound respect and esteem, suffer me to subscribe myself—
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