Jenkin Town 9 mo 21st 1806
I have thought very often of thee and thy dear
husband, since the pleasant hours we spent at Hartford; and have
intended writing ere this, but something constantly occurred to prevent me,
this afternoon feeling particularly anxious to hear from thee,
and knowing that to write would be the most likely way, have
set down for that purpose. As one of the objects of corresponding
is to be informed of each other s welfare, so I can inform thee
of mine; but I expect more than that from thee, as thou art
experienced in the way of Righteousness, and has embarked in
that cause which has the promotion of Truth for its
object and peace for its end. Mayest thou be blest
in thine undertaking, is the sincere desire and earnest prayer
of thy friends!
I am, I trust, a friend to that cause, and
whether I shall be more earnestly embarked or engaged in it,
or not I cannot tell, but hope to be willing to attend to any inti-
-mation of duty which may be experienced. I hope that I may
not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of
God unto salvation to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
The advantages of Revelation over reason are so numerous
and so well understood, that I need not hint them to thee.
but I fear a disposition prevails among some friends to despise
reason too much, and exclude it entirely from contributing any
share to the benefit we receive from Revelation.