Letter from Benjamin Winchester, 18 September 1841

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to be excused from here going to   at present I wish to be One  reason is that can do as  much preaching there as they <we> both  could another is that I have supported  myself <and family> with the exception of our board for  the last year therefore it has of necessity  involved me in debt. to pay my debts I  publ published the “Gospel Reflector” and other  pamphlets thinking that I could realize proffit  enough to meet my engagements but  I have not sold enough <to> realize any benifit  from the proffit of them. Hence if I leave  here my debts being unpaid it my  creditors will be dissatisfied and make  me trouble Again my health is verry  poor at present I am afflicted with the  Asthma when attacted with it some times  for a week I cannot lay down It is  generally brought on by cold easterly  winds which are so frequent in the  New England States Indeed I am not able  to travel and preach as I have in former  days If you should request me to go south  to Ba[l]timore or else where I will  try to go as soon as possible If you I could  get any thing to do in to for a [p. [2]]
to be excused from going to at present I wish to be One reason is that can do as much preaching there as we both could another is that I have supported myself and family with the exception of our board for the last year therefore it has of necessity involved me in debt. to pay my debts I published the “Gospel Reflector” and other pamphlets thinking that I could realize proffit enough to meet my engagements but I have not sold enough to realize any benifit from the proffit of them. Hence if I leave here my debts being unpaid my creditors will be dissatisfied and make me trouble Again my health is verry poor at present I am afflicted with the Asthma when attacted with it some times for a week I cannot lay down It is generally brought on by cold easterly winds which are so frequent in the New England States Indeed I am not able to travel and preach as I have in former days If you should request me to go south to Baltimore or else where I will try to go as soon as possible If I could get any thing to do in for a [p. [2]]
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