Letter, D. D. T. Benedict to Amasa Bonney, 10 August 1843

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Fort Adams Newport R. I.
August 10th 1843
Mr
Dear Sir
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. [1]]
Fort Adams Newport R. I.
August 10th 1843
Mr
Dear Sir
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 and temporal concerns I have been about two & a half years a soldier in the army , 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 and where I can procure publications setting forth your belief? If you would you would [p. [1]]
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