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D.D. Fishbank to Mrs. Francis Simmerwell

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Dear Sister Simmerwell,

 

Lexington May 23d, 1827.

 

At a late meeting of the Lexington Baptist [Female] Charitable Society, a resolution passed for an appropriation of twenty dollars for the benefit of the Carey Mission, which sum I enclose.  We sympathize with you Dear Sister and the other Dear Missionaries on account of the poor Indians, and pray, and hope, the Lord will bless you in all the efforts you are making, to Christianize, and civilize, the Heathen around you.  The account Brother Simmerwell gives of their sufferings is truly distressing; but we look forward to a brighter day, when the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in his beams, and chase away the darkness which envelops the minds of the poor Indians, when the wilderness and solitary places on the St. Joseph’s, shall rejoice and blossom as the rose, and all flesh see the salvation of God.

 

With these glorious prospects in view to animate and encourage you in your arduous labours, we commend you Dear Sister to the Blessed Saviour, wishing you all possible happiness and prosperity in the diligent discharge of your duty, fondly hoping that your exertions at Carey will be crowned with success.  Yours in the best of bonds –

 

D. D. Fishback, Sec.’ry.

 

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Mrs Fishback to

Mrs Simerwell

Money recd.

May 23, 1827

$20. Entd on Mis.

Book. P. 59. 1827.

 

Mrs Frances Simmerwell

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