Rev. S. Y. Yum
I have just noticed a “Special Church Notice” in the Lawrence Republican, signed by [xxxx] asking for applications from churches needing assistance, In behalf of our Cong interest, I would say, that I think our wants are peculiarly pressing- we have a large population, and but very few professors of religion of any kind, we have as yet no Church organization or Cong Society, we contemplate taking steps immediately for the formation of both, though our numbers are very few and composed of men of small means,
at present we cannot count certainly upon more than four males and perhaps an equal number of females- we can obtain a church lot from the City Company, but as for money to build with, we have none. We wish you would examine carefully our wants, and do for us what lies in your power. We have [xxx] two Methodist Churches, with each a house of worship, an Old School pres – and an Episcopal Church each has an organization of a very few members, but no place of worship. Mr Storrs Cong. divides his time between Wyandotte and Quindaro, but purposes devoting his energies entirely to the latter place in the Spring, which we shall all
were it possible, I would try and meet you at Topeka, but my duties and health are such, as to prevent. Please inform me of your doings as soon as convenient.
J. P. Root