Elizabeth, August 6, 1863.
The undersigned having heard, with great pleasure, the sermon
delivered by you this day, on the occasion of the National Thanksgiving,
and believing that its publication will greatly serve the cause of truth and
of the Union, do respectfully request a copy for publication.
Very truly yours,
F, W FOOTE, JAMES C. WOODRUFF,
D. H. PIERSON, AUGUSTUS C. KELLOGG,
A. W KELLOGG, M. \V HALSEY,
J. B. BURNET, J. S CRANE,
J W PRICE, JOHN M( CORD,
To the Rev. Dr. Magie.
Your request, though entirely unexpected, is especially pleasant to
me, as it represents four of the churches of our city, and I accede to it, not
only as I am thus afforded an opportunity of leaving, in a permanent form,
my views of public affairs, but because 1 hope to be of some little use to
my fellow citizens, in removing misapprehension and preventing discour¬
With sentiments of high regard, yours,
Messrs. Foote, Pierson, &c.