Hancock Co Ill
Aug 8th. 1840
Yours of the 25th. Ultimo addressed to & myself is received for which you have our thanks and to which I shall feel great pleasure in replying. Although I have not the pleasure of your acquaintance, yet from the kindness manifested towards our people when in bondage and oppression, and from the the frank and nob le mindedness br[e]athed in your letter, I am brot, to the con clusion that you are a friend to suffering humanity & Truth.
To those who have suffered so much abuse and borne the cruelties and insults of wicked men so long on account of those principles which we have been instructed to teach to the world a feeling of sympathy and kindness is something like the refreshing breese and cooling stream at the present season of the year and are I assure you duly appreciated by us
It would afford me much pleasure to see you at this place, and from the desire you express in your letter to move to this place I hope I shall soon have that satisfaction.
I have no doubt you would be of great service to this community in practicing your profession as well as those other abilities of which you are in possession. Since to devote your time and abilities in the cause of truth and a suffer ing people may not be the means of exalting you in the eyes [p. 176]