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p345 [G Alexander] BELOVED BROTHER, - … After all we go on, though in different circumstances, pretty much as you all do. Man and the world are the same, though the forms may vary. The indifference to truth is more common here; the denominations do not seem to trouble their heads about it - more pushing to settle oneself; hence the testimony of brethren, if there be devotedness, and the truth is held fast, is more decided. The case is still stronger in the United States. I have no doubt if God raised up a testimony and it were content to be nothing, it would be most weighty there. As it is, though there be no Establishment, and all sects are alike, they are dreaded as in the old country: every error is allowed, though brethren under a ban. But this is all well. Yet for testimony I have found the door open in some way everywhere. … But one has to trust God for His own time of doing the work. I should like to see people decide faster; still His own work goes on. I have a tract on hand here on Romans 7 and 8, which one is ever obliged to dwell on, and I am going to publish again "Why do you Groan?" corrected. So I work for the old country too. …

Ever, beloved brother,

Affectionately yours.

Minto, February, 1863.