Letter from George Brandon, 6 July 1842

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would Tarry there a few days or weeks my labours was extended as I before Stated from Blood River Henry County to montgomery County Through and Stewart Counties making a circuit of about 80 miles <​in length​> which lies in the the Shape of a half moon Commencing at Blood river the west point and extending in a circle south like a half moon to a parallel <​point​> East in Montgomery County through Out this circuit I have preached all I could my circumstances being vary limited I suppose that I have preached about five hundred Sermons in The last Three years and alone Twenty Six persons my circumstances have ben such that I have been compelled to labour all the while for the support of my family and not only this I was near Two hundred dollars in debt which I had no other way of paying only by my labour which I have paid excepting a few dollars that was given me this last spring by my sister Abigail Brandon. I suppose she gave me as much as fifteen dollars in money a good many of the poor sisters and Brothers has helped me to a little provisions &C as they could spare. I have suffered some loss by the mobs of and Henry Counties But out of all these Troubles the Lord has delivered me for which I feel to thank and a dore his name for he has not only made me able me to get here myself but he has made me an instrument in some degree of helping some of my Brethren to get here also to with Brothers french and Stacy with their families which are now in now to God be all the praise both now and for ever amen. There is a <​in​> the Acadimy But no other Officers the two elders having removed to this spring whose names are as follows Alexander W. Morgan and [p. [3]]
would Tarry there a few days or weeks my labours was extended as I before Stated from Blood River Henry County to montgomery County Through and Stewart Counties making a circuit of about 80 miles in length which lies in the Shape of a half moon Commencing at Blood river the west point and extending in a circle south like a half moon to a parallel point East in Montgomery County through Out this circuit I have preached all I could my circumstances being vary limited I suppose that I have preached about five hundred Sermons in The last Three years and alone Twenty Six persons my circumstances have ben such that I have been compelled to labour all the while for the support of my family and not only this I was near Two hundred dollars in debt which I had no other way of paying only by my labour which I have paid excepting a few dollars that was given me this last spring by my sister Abigail Brandon. I suppose she gave me as much as fifteen dollars in money a good many of the poor sisters and Brothers has helped me to a little provisions &C as they could spare. I have suffered some loss by the mobs of and Henry Counties But out of all these Troubles the Lord has delivered me for which I feel to thank and a dore his name for he has not only made me able to get here myself but he has made me an instrument in some degree of helping some of my Brethren to get here also to with Brothers french and Stacy with their families which are now in now to God be all the praise both now and for ever amen. There is a in the Acadimy But no other Officers the two elders having removed to this spring whose names are as follows Alexander W. Morgan and [p. [3]]
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