to the Executive Committee of the Eastern Pa Antislavery Society to be held at Norristown 8 mo. 4--1842.
Beloved Friends much [deserving] your encouragement in the great and good work before you. believing the Lord is with you and will be with you while you are faithful in the cause, as slavery of Millions in our Land I expect all must acknowledge no greater wickedness ever existed upon earth, so I believe the valiant friends for liberty that are striving to do all their power to have slavery done away that all our fellow creatures may enjoy freedom is acting in a Righteous Cause and the Lord upholdeth them that are striving to do good to defend the poor and fatherless do justice to the afflicted and needy and deliver them out of the hand of the oppressor what greater cause of humanity could we be engaged in, I lament the backwardness of many of the Society that I am a member of that I should expect might have been foremost in the Cause remember my friends there is no [sectarianism?] in abolition and that we are to be weighed in the ballance, and if all our high profession and show of godliness was put on one end of the scale and justice mercy and truth [put] on the other end of the ballance the former would be no more then smoke it is good works that must prove our Religion for what is religion but good works the tree is to be known by its fruit it is the doers that are Justified. I would be glad to be with you beloved friends but I am far advanced in years and it cannot be expected buy my earnest cravings are for you and the Righteous [I trust] Cause we are engaged in let us take Courage tho we have many enemys to encounter but the Lord is our strength and Shield and if we are faithfull we have nothing to feare Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of god, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand having your loines girt about with truth