because my dear wife was present with me, and also my brother-in-law.
Oh, what a noble work the Society is engaged in. My most fervent prayer is that your name may remain on its list for many years to come.
Then indeed should I have no fears for those poor unfortunates, whose first unthinking error places them unconditionally within the miasma of vice and crime.
That you may enjoy a very merry Christmas
, and many happy New-Years, is the sincere desire of my wife and myself.’
T. B., who has been for several years in the employ of the Association, was raised by their aid from the lowest depths of intemperance, and has become a highly respectable and useful citizen.
J. M., who was in Sing Sing Prison four years, for grand larceny, was aided by the Association at various times, and always repaid the money precisely at the appointed day. His industry and skilful management excited envy and jealousy in some, who had less faculty for business.
They taunted him with having been a convict, and threw all manner of obstacles in the way of his making an honest living.
Among other persecutions, a suit at law was instituted against him, which cost him seventy-five dollars. The charge was entirely without foundation, and when brought before the court, was promptly dismissed.
It is now about six years since J. M. resolved