[A.] Bradley [Brown]
18 yrs old:Letter to a friend, Hickory Hill Wis, 1856. Dear Bradley, I wrote you a long letter a day or two ago, with a supplement; but it was till too short; I shall endeavor to finish it now You remember I mentioned your belief in Jesus Christ as our Saviour. Now what should follow from so great a belief, and what does it signify? Just suppose Bradley, that you are a traveler; You have long been wandering here and there in rough thorny places homeless and friendless; your father is dead, and your mother is dead; you have not one friend to help you or take pity on you; you are an outcast, poor, hopeless, forsaken. It has been a bitter stormy day; since morning you have been urging your toilsome way against the sleety beast. Now the darkness thickens. It is night, and such a night. Hark how the storm shrieks and wails through the gloomy wood as the [illegible] wind blows through the bending branches, its voice rising & falling in long-drawn dismal cadence 00082
Hickory Hill, Wisc.
Original letter dimensions: 24.0 x 19.5 cm
Reel 01, Image 0019
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