[Letter] 1846 Jun. 4, Knoxville [to] Reverend F. W. Porter, Philadelphia, Pa. / Joseph L. King : a machine readable transcription of an image
King, Joseph L.
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June 4, 1846
This is a letter dated June 4, 1846 from Joseph L. King of Knoxville to the Reverend F.W. Porter regarding the sale of books to supply Christian schools in the East Tennessee area.
Knoxville Tennessee June 4th 1846[added: entered C.M.][added: Rev [Reverend]. F. W. Porter ]Dear Sir[added: ]
Your favr [favor]. of the 25 March, came duly to hand, and the five Libraries have since been recd [received]. and disposed of as follows_ viz No [Number] 273_ given to flourishing S. School at Spring place about 5 miles East of this place, the Superintendt [Superintendent]. H. Love Esqr [Esquire] has been sick and perhaps has not yet acknowledged its recpt [receipt]. but will do so_ No 137/143 to Massadonia S. School Geo [George]. Newman Supt [Superintendent]. acknowledged in a letter to you_ No 138/143 to Whites Creek S.S. Jas [James]. C. Anderson Suptd. acknowledged_ those are the three schools for which the Books were originally solicited_ One of the remaining two committed to me, has been given to Mr. Fryer to enable him to revive 3rd Creek S. School 4 miles North of this, there had once been a S. school of 65 or 70, but had entirely gone down, it has now with the help of this Library been revived with about 40 schollars [scholars], and encouraging prospects for a large & permanent School_ they will write you soon. The other library No 143/143 to Chesnut Grove School 7 miles South East of this. the enclosed papers will give you the necessary information in relation to it._
I look upon this grant from your excellent society as very timely, and in every way appropriate; I pretend not to estimate the good that will follow from the book being placed in those neighbourhoods, Eternity above can fully
unfold the happy results. I have had a number of applications for books from other schools equally needy, some of which would be enabled to pay a portion of their price and perhaps some could pay all_ I have encouraged 20 Schools to endeavour to raise 10 [unclear: $ ] each and hand to me with a promise to procure the Libraries_ If you thought best to send me a few Libraries of the different series of your publications, it will afford me pleasure to give them a right direction, and will account to you for what ever is received for them_ Not having the pleasure of your acquaintance, I refer you to Mr. Goodrich Esqr No 88 Market St. If you should send the books please forward as before_
Very Truly Yours &c &c [and etcetera] Jos [Joseph] L. King