United States, Canada
April 10th, 1900
My Beloved Angee,
I am hoping to receive some home letters here today and must take advantage of the mail going out this afternoon to send you a few lines. I have been hard at it plodding away with the work but have not as yet done much business but am still hoping for some satisfactory results before leaving here tomorrow – it always encourages my heart when the business is prospered does the other thing in the absence of it. Have spent a very happy time among the dear saints – the meeting on Lord's day morning was one of the happiest I ever remember and the Lord gave me a good time in the gospel in the evening at which many were present.
Their loves does indeed abound toward each other and to express this a little they had a fellowship tea y'day Monday evening and gave a little word after – we called it a reading as then I could be seated but am afraid I did not leave much room for others to speak – this evening is their regular reading and I must behave better tonight. This city is a fearful place in many ways – I would not live in it for all the wealth of the world and whenever I go out into the streets and see the rush and huge buildings and the extravagant display my heart does long for the little spot called home – were it not for the comfort the Lord gives my spirit among the saints I would not go on with it – I would not indeed - it is indeed walking in a vain show – without hope and without God in the world.
Man making himself great in his own way which ends in destruction for body and soul. How blessed to be made great in God's way – His children by faith in Christ Jesus and if children then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ – today suffering with Him in His rejection but tomorrow to be glorified together. On arrival here last week it was very warm – now it is quite cold which is far more agreeable to me – one was saying at breakfast this morning that it was snowing in the early morning.
Trust you are being kept happy in spirit my dear Angee – I know my absence is a little sorrow to your heart and it is a big one to mine to be away, but it will not be for long and I hope the Autumn will not have advanced very far away from Summer before I reach home again if the Lord will and He tarries. Hope dear Harry is finding encouragement in his work – shall be glad to hear from him and hope my sons will remember that a letter gives proof that if out of sight Father is not forgotten. Much love to all the dear grandchildren also to Arundel & Harry and their wives and now for yourself my beloved Angee, God Himself bless you and keep your mind in peace stayed upon Himself – much love and to dear Martha & Mildred and believe me ever
Your very affectionate Husband