Letter, D. D. T. Benedict to Amasa Bonney, 10 August 1843
, Letter, Fort Adams, Newport, Newport Co., RI, to , , Hancock Co., IL, 10 Aug. 1843; handwriting presumably of ; dockets in handwriting of and unidentified scribe; two pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
Fort Adams Newport R. I.
August 10th 1843
It is a long time since I have heard from you, but the reccollection of my visit to your settlement will not soon fade from my mind, And the interest I feel for you personally and the associations with which you are surrounded prompts me thus to address you. As soon as you recieve this I hope that you will write me, and let me know how you prosper in your spiritual concerns and temporal concerns I have been about two & a half years a soldier in the army and have, and have the same time yet to serve. I have of late felt a great interest on the subject of religion, and knowing nothing in the belief and practice of the sect to which you belong contrary to Christianity I feel desireous to know something positive. Therefore I wish that some of <the> preachers of your belief, who are in other sections of this country. and who meet with great success, might visit this place. Can you inform me how I can <and> where I can procure publications setting forth your belief? If you would you would [p. ]