Athens Ohio University Aug 19th 1837
My Dear Father:
Yours bearing date of Aug 2d came safely to hand on the 12th. The plasure which it produced was as most earthly pleasure; mingled with sorrow At the time of your campmeeting, I was out four miles in the country at a 2 days meeting. The weather on saturday the weather was immoderately warm; and in the evening a cloud lowered to the NW. and N. but we had no rain. On sunday we had preaching in the grove and in the evening a small rain although the cloud as it arose looked portentious and the wind blew much there was not rain enough to make the walking unpleasant_ We had a tolerable meeting but no conversions or accessions to the church. I thought much about your meeting and (tryed) tried to pray to the great head of the church for his blessing to attend it. I am glad to think that thoug the weather was unfavorable you were amply paid in being permitted to hear an immortal soul sound its first note of praise to a pardening God. To whom be all the glory The [Laurel?] campmeeting commences on the first of Sept and ours on the fifteenth. I want if I can to attend both As you have a school in town I make no calculations about being at home before April unless at your request with which I feel as much as ever bound to comply I rather think that when I leave here I shall go west Many of the students wish me to return with them in vacation; three of whom have written to their friends to know whether I may with safety go on One wrote to Point Pleasant Wa one to Ross Co and the other to Hiland and it is likely that I shall go to one of these places; but as they have not received any answer I know not to which, but expect to know before the session closes. Farewell until monday morning for I must go to bed or be sleepy on the sabath
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