that there is a god in Israel,
that can blast the hellish desires and base designs of that
infernal banditti whose hands have been embrued in the blood of martyrs
and Saints: who wish to destroy the of God. But their Chain is
short, there is but just enough left to bind their own hands
Dear Brethren I am at your service and I wait your Council at and shall be happy to grant you the desires of your hearts; I am ready to act. Please to give me all the intelli gence that is in your power. If you take a change of venue please to let me know what county you will come to and when as near as possible and what road you will come, for I shall be an Adder in the path. Yes My Dear Brethren God Almighty will deliver you, fear not, for your redemption draweth near, the day of your deliverance is at hand. Dear Brethren I have it in my heart to lay my body in the sand or deliver you from your bonds, and my mind is intensely fixed on the latter. Dear Brethren, you will be able to judge of the Spirit that actuates my breast, for when I realise your sufferings my heart is like wax before the fire, but when I reflect upon the cause of your afflictions it is like fire in my bones, and burns against your enemies to the bare hilt, and I never can be satisfied while there is one of them to piss against a wall, or draw a sword or spring a trigger; for my sword never has been sheathed in peace; for the blood of and those who were butchered at Hawn’s Mill crieth for vengeance from the ground therefore hear it, Oh ye Heavens, and record it, Oh! ye recording angels, bear the tidings ye flaming seraphs, that I from this day declare myself the avenger of the blood of those innocent men, and of the innocent cause of and of her prisoners, and I will not rest untill they are as free who are in prison as I am.
Your families are all well and in good spirits. May the Lord bless you all, Amen. Brs & W Barlow join in saying our hearts are as thy heart. Br Joseph if my Spirit is wrong, for God’s Sake Correct it.
Brethren be of good cheer, for we are determined as God liveth to rescue you from that hellish crowd or die in the attempt furrow. We shall come face foremost.
S. B. Crockett,
(I have been once driven but not whipped)
sends his best compliments respects to you
J— S— Jr