Yours of the 2-? of Feb came safe to hand (enclosed) with a draft for $25, which was (received) with much thankfulness and I found no trouble with it. I have been very (busy) ever (since) I got your letter on last Tuesday the 15th. I walked 10 miles and preached to a (crowded) house at (7 o’clock) in the evening of both black and white people. The Lord was with (us), for they gave great heed to what I preached to them, and (four) fam-? (said) that they (would) when these [sic] --? (to hear) the word of the Lord every week. They (pleaded) hard that I must preach for them twice a week, for they want. I have (agreed) to serve (?) them a preach. Page 2.1 Some of them say that they have not (heard) a sermon or A chapter read in the bible for Three years. No Sabbath school, no prayer meeting, so you see that (they) are starving for the word of the Lord. I have no (doubt) that this will make a good (field) for labour. I have 2 regular preaching places: 2 Sabbath Schools. I meet them, both schools, every other Sunday and every other Sunday. I meet Sabbath school at 9 in the morning, then walk (11 miles) and preach at 4 in the afternoon. I preach at one place twice a week, the other once a week, but I have Sabbath school meetings once a week. To get to my preaching place, I have (to walk). It (is) very hard work to walk. (Sometimes there is) so much (water) and mud, but I feel it will be well with me. Page 2.2 If do weight, the religion among the people (varies). Some Methodist and Baptist and (Wesleyans). There is more for the name (than) is for Christ. The (temporal) wants of our hearts(?) are great at the time. (There are many) that do not (know where) they will get (by) for such times(?) have not (been) -?ving (here before). I have calls so often for bread and have it not to give first one, then another. Our white (friends in the next township) have got help. (It may be) that the Lord will give (us friends). The place (here at Dresden where) I preached 2 years and part of the last year, while I was a way, the (cooper) sent a preacher. He has the aver-? of the congregation, but I have my school in the home every Sabbath morning at o’clock. Page 3 (Note upper left corner: Rev L.C. Chambers: Dresden, C.W. Mar 19/?) (And) it is a fine school. I have never seen better in the (country). (Nowhere) that I have been but the worst thing is to get (a) teacher. The school in Chatham township is fine and doing well. (Many) scholars say that they love the Lord. I preach often in Dresden, but it is not (one of my regular) preaching places. The one in the township closest to them is (about) 2 miles from home. The other is (near Thamesville) on London road. At this I have great hopes of the people from (there, who) have a (heart) for the work. I will do all the good that (I) can for the (missionary) cause.