I have come, being deputed by your kind
Friends of Philadelphia who are tenderly interested
for your welfare and prosperity, not only individually
but also collectively in your Civil compact or associ
=ation, and for the strengthening of your union and
future welfare it is the Judgment of these your
friends after much deliberation that one impor=
tant step twoards the end desired is that J.M.
Baumler should sign the declaration provi=
=ded, and that the same when signed shall be re=
=corded, after which, from a conviction that
an early addition to your Improvements of a
Grist and Saw Mill will greatly contribute to
alliviate your wants, They have instructed me
to draw upon One of their Committee for Six hun=
=dred dollars for your use and benefit.
I presume it is not necessary for me to recapitulate
in your hearing the warm interest that these your
friends feel for your establishment; your own re=
= collection of their liberal bounty and extended
care for your comfort, when you were with them
strangers in a strange Land just be too indelibly
fized on your minds to be so soon forgotten.