Maulmain, Dec. l9th. 1840
Dear Mr. Bennett,
I received yours of the 21st. Feb.
& was glad to hear that you have safely arrived
& with better health. I have also lately seen your
long letter to Mrs. Vinton. | am rejoiced to hear
that Elsina and Mary are devoting themselves
to the blessed Saviour - I hope that all your
children and mine & all the children of the mission
will follow. This is my daily and constant prayer.
My health is better than it has been for two years
past. The cough has nearly left me, but a certain
soreness remains; I cannot exert my lungs as formerly,
& my voice is said by others to be weak & unnatural.
But t am able to preach on Lords Days & sometimes
conduct morning worship as usual.
The Bible is at last out of press, & we are now
dispatching a few things that have been in hand
some time; & then, at the close of this year,
according to a note of the brethren, in conformity
with instructions from the Board, our printing
operations will be . . . . . and the printing
office shut up. In view of this and other things
I have not yet looked on the translation of the
Child's Book on Repentance. I presume it is done
well; but when it will be printed I know not.
I rejoice to hear of the revivals of religion in
America and the Sandwich Islands. O that the influence
of the Spirit might reach us in this land. I feel the
great need in my own soul.
To you & Mrs. Bennett - . . . all - Mrs. J joins -
she has received yours of May 7th . . . .I forgot above,