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MY DEAR SIR, Your favor of the 15th March, and that of friend Holmes of the 16th, I have just received. I cannot express my gratitude for them both. They give me just that kind of news I was most of all things anxious to hear. I bless God that he has not left the Free-State men of Kansas to pollute themselves by the foul and loathsome embrace of the old rotten whore. I have been trembling all along lest they might u back down " from the high and holy ground they had taken. I say, in view of the wisdom, firmness, and patience of my friends and fellow- sufferers in the cause of humanity, let God's name be eternally praised! I would most gladly give my hand to all whose u garments are not defiled ; " and I humbly trust that I shall soon again have opportunity to rejoice (or suffer further if need be) with you in the strife between heaven and hell. I wisli to send my most cordial and earnest salutation to every one of the chosen. My efforts this way have not been altogether fruitless. I wish you and friend Holmes both to accept this for the moment ; may write soon again, and hope to hear from you both at Tabor, Fremont County, Iowa, care of Jonas Jones, Esq. Your sincere friend,
AUGUSTUS WATTLES, ESQ., Lawrence, K. T.
- Life and Letters of John Brown; Liberator of Kansas, and Martyr of Virginia, 1885, F. B. Sanborn.