the school. Kind remembrances to Mrs Owen, the Lord’s blessing be on your little ones.
Affectionately yours in the Lord.
Thank Dodd for his letter. I do not write another as I am writing this. Assure dear Miller and Mrs M of my unfeigned sympathy with him as to his daughter and dear Neatby, and my desire for blessing on them unfeigned. I strongly suspect that the Peckham move was that the six were not one between ourselves, but tho’ patience might have wrought a more complete work, an entire clearance is, I doubt not, the best thing, if, as I said, grace and firmness are shown.
Toronto 11 October 1862
As to the Grants I felt as anxious for the expression of fellowship as for the money. Hitherto they have been kept without need; their habits are very simple; one used to the bush and simple, so that his living costs very little indeed; he is just gone off to the wildest parts; the other is married and necessarily spends more; both working nicely and with intelligence of what they are about. There is another clergyman exercised, the result, of course, I know not.
Here and in the U.S. the church and the world are more mixed than even in England; so that testimony of brethren is more defined and important as far as the sphere goes and things seem to point to an awakening as to this in the States. I have been invited to more than one point, how the Lord will lead I know not. In this