Brwonville 11 mo 22, 1805
I received thy affectionate letter of the 1 of this month the 15 and am well plesed to hear you had got so far as well as you did for such a length of bad road. I suppose you never traveled before & in [illegible] in a month or six weeks it will not be very hard traveling to go from Brownville to Schenectadi in four days which appears to have taken you 11 and no doubt much difficulty and fatique. But I expect most or all that have seen you are well pleased that they have and should be glad to see you again. which if you should think it worth your trouble I would advise you to come in the Summer or Winter if you could make it convenient.
I dont wish to lift you up above thewitness of Truth but am willing to express it is a great consolation to me when i see many of the Sons and Daughters of men indeavouring to do the will of the Most high. I say that I am much rejoiced to think there is some to stand forth for the Cause of Trutht Notwithstanding I have not been faithful myself I have a great design that Rightessness and holiness might spread and prevail throughout the whole earth and that the Children of men were wise and would show what would make for their present and eternal well being.
We have complied with your advise adn havd had sittings eery first day since you left us to our comfort. I understand they hold meeting at Joseph Child's the friend you met at Kadis. I think it right to inform you what number of families of friends we have in this township and I expect ot have. We now have five and four parts of Families and six or seven more that have veen members and expect 8 or 10 families of friends in next season.