Transcribed by the Webmeister from the original handwritten manuscript, Spruance Library, Bucks County Historical Society.
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I have had it on my mind for a long time to attend the first day meeting as they come in course,
beginning at Plumstead next first day, at Doylestown the following one, and so on to Buckingham
and Solebury and on down through the County. I would like the have an appointed meeting in the
afternoon at each place or some little distance, among the people of other churches and those who
do not belong to any meeting. I mean at some of the churches or in hall where the masses would
turn out too, or a few miles from friends meeting houses. I will write to Comly (?) Mitchener
about their neighbourhood. Will thee put the notice in the paper, in both papers, They should not
charge anything if I give my time for the good of the world, and spread of the Gospel of Christ,
they aught to do that much, I think. I am no sectarian and if the Editors will come to the meeting
we will not charge then nor take up a collection. I am persuaded that I have received something,
and understand that it is not of myself but the gift of God. And all men have [crossed out:
"receive" -pds] it, given them but they do not know it; and my mission is to make known that
which is rejected by man, to be when received by him the riches of the mystery of the Gospel of
Thy friend Simon Gillam.