I have just recd a letter from Doct Howe about to sail from New York with our noble brother Theodore. God grant him restoration to health But he has lived already to a glorious result & whether he is to abide longer in the flesh or not his life will be an immortal power on Earth to hasten the coming of the Heavenly Kingdom.
Dr Howe writes me that $25 is at my disposal for the cause of the oppressed & it will be immediately used to enable Mrs Doy to go to her husband & make preparations for his defence & if possible for his comfort in that wretched Platte City jail.
We are right in the midst of
a Festival & Exhibition of [Lableaux?] for the completion of our church or I would give you more full account of recent doings here But will try to write again soon
Concord March 1st ’59
Please read and show this as you have occasion and return it to me by the
boys on Monday, together with Brown’s last letter. The affair seems to
have been badly mangled while Brown has proved his skill once more by marching
his party safe thro – Success to the old brave – Give Mr Stearns
my thanks for his note, and believe me
F. B. S.