Yours of the 18th was received by me on the 21st . I was rejoiced to hear from you and to hear of your good success. I came down to the Bible Rooms but did not see our friend who promised the 5 dollars. I was down again yesterday, saw him learned , that he had some more subscribed, but the money not paid in he went yesterday to see to get it but the principle subscriber was not in the city will be back in a few days (this week) and we thought it best to defer sending on our [monty?] till next week I have been away, out through Ohio Indiana & Illinois since I saw you gone some 5 weeks and I have seen but few of my Christain friends since I came, back and some of those that I have seen are engaged in the Bible Sermon cause so much that are bare of funds, our friend the Preacher Burnett is from home I expect him in a few days and I will try him Dr Shephard authourised me to give 5 Dollars on his [dept?]. I think we can make you up at least 50 dollars
and if we can do any better so much the better. I shall be a contributor but to no large amount as I am poor in purse. but I shall give freely what I do give write me on the receipt of this and give me any other instructions you think best, and that interests you, my wife was truly glad hear from you. You have her warmest prayers May Lord of Hosts protect and direct you, and all connected with you in coming struggle –as a struggle I think is inevitable
Yours in Faith & Hope
PS Direct to Union Drove yards East 41 street you need not send a post stamp.