Mr. Miles - and brother in the gospel:
In compliance with your request and the promise I made you, I take this opportunity of writing you. Your kind letter by the hand of Bro. Hinders was received and read with pleasure and much satisfaction. Believe, brother, it reminded me of the promise made you, which to that time had been forgotten by me. Not that my affection was weaned from you for I assure you that I still retain the love toward you which first was kindled by the spirit of God poured out upon us.