There are a few congregational brethren in Osawatomie & vicinity. We had taken some preliminary steps to organizing a church; but on account of sickness it has been deferred. We hope to organize before long.
There is a very small Wesleyan class here. A few baptist brethren, but no organization. There are also a few other professing Christians here, some of whom will probably unite with us when we organize.
There are many here who make no profession of religion, a few of Whom usually attend public worship. Many more could be induced to do so if we had a convenient house in which to meet. Emigrants also are constantly coming in.
I came here last March. Since then I have preached here nearly one half of the time on Sabbath. We have met in private houses, log cabins, with only one small room, that sometimes a sickroom. This we find very inconvenient. We intend to build a Congregational Church: but are weak. The brethren are burdened now – recent sickness
has been heavy upon them – in meeting the necessary wants of their families.
Any aid by friends abroad in building a house of Worship would be most thankfully received & faithfully applied.
Bro. O. C. Brown, the bearer of this, is a member of a Congregational Church in Brookly N. Y. and has the confidence of Christians here.
S. L. Adair,
Missionary of the Amer. Miss. Assoociation.
[Recd S L Adair, letter of recommendation 1855]