[Letter of 1863 August 25]


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[Letter of 1863 August 25]




African American Christians (Disciples of Christ)
Bible -- Study and teaching


Anderson, Caroline Still, 1848-1911 [recipient]






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Chapt[?]/ August 25 [’63?]/ Friend Carrie,/ Your much wel-/comed letter was received and/ gave much joy for me to hear at/ last from home. I have thought/ of you all often but have not had/ time to write [?], since my last/ writting[sic] have been very busy my/ school ever since the beginning of/ this month has been on the increase/ and still continues harvest being over/ the larger scholars are now in leisure/ and have now an opportunity/ afforded them of attending school./ The Sabbath school also is doing/ finely. I’ve started a Bible class/ in it for the first time you have/ no idea the [interest?] they manifest/ in reading the scriptures. It being/ the first [time?] they ever were/ taught to read them tho, some/ have the Catholic Hymn & Prayer/ book in which they are very/ desirous I should [teach?] them how/ to read. The Father or Priest is/ very much oppose to our S [chxxx?]/ and [?] be [nun?] should he/ hear of Bible classes being established/ in them, but nevertheless Carrie/ [?] to God we have to be/ successful in carrying them on/ of course. We dis[xxxx?] of ever/ reforming the older folks our only/ hope is, in training the young/ instilling in their minds the/ principles of true religion, I/ might say more but must have/ only [do not?] think [I’m?] dissatisfied/ for I find great pleasure in being/ [permitted?] to be an [?] laborer in/ the cause, was somewhat/ surprised to hear of the changes/ that have taken place since my/ departure tho, life at best is but/ a changing scene. I suppose the/ young man about whom you/ wrote was Mr. Benj Price or one of/ the brothers, whom I remember/ was looking very unwell. I heard/ from Mr. A. Grimke two weeks ago/ was very well has quite a fine/ school. Was much amused to hear/ of the correspondence between Mrs/ Julia & Mr Miller, with my respects/ to her and sisters. I suppose her ideas/ of going south must be still trying/ and anxiety not a little increased/ tell her I congratulate her that/ among the many ladies of Phila, she/ only it appears has pleased the gents/ fancy./ Remember me kindly to Parents/ and inquiring friends./ Excuse haste [R.?] Write soon./