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Ravaud K[earney] Rodgers to Benjamin F[ranklin] Butler, 19 February [1820]

My dear Sir.

I arrived in this place on Thursday from the North, where I have been for the last fortnight, Since my return, I have determined to comply with the request of your people to remain among them one year. It will be necessary for me to go to NYork to make some preparations. I preach here [tom]orrow & on Tuesday I shall take the [sta]ge for Albany where I shall ^be^ that Evening. I will call at Mr. VanBurens to see you as soon as I reach the city. Mr. Hitchcock requests me to say that you had better stay in Albany untill after the meeting on Tuesday. Bank concerns go on as usual. I have thought it the best plan to state to the people my determination to remain here & that I will commence my labors among them the first Sabbath in April. With my best respects to Mrs. B. 

I remain yours with esteem

Ravaud K. Rodgers

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Source: N New York State Library
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Butler Papers (N)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)