Rev. William H. Ruffnee,
Philadelphia, July hOt, 1S52.
DEAFv Sir:—The undersigned, members of your church and congregation,having listened
■with great satisfaction and interest to the discourse preached by you on the morning of
Sabbath the 4th inst. and believing that the cause which it advocates will be promoted by
its being more largely disseminated, we would respectfully ask a copy for publication.
We are, Dear Sir,
Very respectfully and truly yours, &c.
F. A. Bokee,
George X. Eckert,
Samuel A. Lewis,
R. 31. Pattersox,
Isaac H. Whyte,
James Otterson, Jr.
Jos. W. Cowax,
S. Augustus 3IITCIIELL,
Charles II. Graff,
Philadelphia, October 4.1852.
Gextlemex :—My long delay in rendering a formal reply to your communication of July
5th, has not been the result of a low appreciation of what is due to you personally, or to
your kind and complimentary request. It has been occasioned, first by the undecided state
of my mind as to allowing the discourse to be published, and then by a number of circum¬
stances personal to myself, which prevented my preparing a legible copy for the printer.
Thanking you for your attention and your patience, I place the manuscript at your dis¬
posal, with the hope that, under the Divine blessing, some good may accrue to a noble
cause from its publication.
With sentiments of high regard for each one of you,
I am, gentlemen, your sincere friend and pastor,
WILLIAJI IIEXRY ruffner.
To 3Iessrs. F. A. Bokee,
D. Watt, and others.