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Jasper M. Franklin to Lewis Allen Alderson

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Lefayat County March the 16th 1831


Dear Couzen we received your friendly letter Baring Date Feb 17” 1831 But have not had an opertunity of Answering it with Convenence until this time.  But I hope you will not Charge us of Treating you with indiference or Disrespect for we feal the same ardent regard as we ever have Done  We are Extreamly Gratafyed to Here from you at all times and it adds much to the inhansment of our pleasure to here of your improvement both in Lerning and virture and we sinserel Hope that [will-crossed out] while you are making rapid attainment of the knowledge of sience. That your improvement in the study of Christianity and the Divine Life may for ecead all your other studies.  We have been Blest that there is a great outporing of the spirit in this Neighbourhood and the Flame is still Continuing to Burn. The Lord has not only been visiting us in  Mercy; But also in Judgments the afflicting hand of Fod has been felt in the Big Medows several of whome have taken their Flight to a World of spirits to try the reality of the other World.  Two of the sons of squier Colosoins  took their exit wethin seven Hours of each other our friend George Colwell has become an inhabitent of the Country he Landed about a week a goe.  We


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have the pleasure to inform you that we got inteligence from your Fathers family and we hear that they are all in Good  Health.  Brother Joel sends his respects to you he is ingaged in a Crop with me at this time.  the reviveal of religion which has taken place is in the Methodist -  Connection and we hope that it is radical and hat it will be like Bread thrown on water which may be seen  many days have to suffer us to subscribe ourselves to your affectionately.


Jasper M. Franklin

and Sarah Franklin




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