A Letter To Mr Hoadley – February 16th, 1866
Dear Friend in the Truth, Mr. Hoadley.
We have to thank you for a very fine hare, which you have been so kind as to send us through your son. These little marks show that you still bear me in affectionate remembrance. It is, indeed, one of my mercies that I have many friends among the dear family of God who love me for the truth’s sake; and may I never say or do anything to forfeit their esteem and affection, but be enabled still to labour in word and doctrine according to the ability which the Lord may give me. I consider it a great privilege that I am still enabled to go on contending earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints, and my highest reward is that the Lord should condescend to bless to His people anything which drops from my tongue or pen.
I hope the Lord still continues to strengthen you in standing firm for His truth; and you will find, as it is opened up to your heart with greater sweetness and power, a firmer standing in it and bolder contending for it.
I am, dear friend, yours in the Lord,
J. C. P.